The LA Shorts awards is a monthly awards competition that allows filmmakers from all over the world to enter their short films to get it judged by industry professionals and compete with other filmmakers. We accept short films of every genre.

We have a very high quality standard and only award the best independent filmmakers. The award winners will be listed on our website and will automatically compete for the “Film of the year” award in December.

Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories.

We are an official event on IMDb.

· Best Short Film
· Best Director
· Best Actor
· Best Actress
· Best Screenplay
· Best Original Score
· Best Cinematography
· Best Special Effects
· Best Animation
· Best Original Music / Score
· Best Visual FX
· Best Editing
· Best Makeup
· Best Title / Credit Design
· Best Lighting

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· Every submission must have a main category and can add optional judging categories
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted
· Entries will not be returned
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Kailin Gow

    Love LA Shorts Awards! I am honored to have my films won in this fun film festival. Friendly, well-organized, and professional!

    May 2018
  • Robert Smith

    Outstanding in every aspect! From beginning to end, a top notch awards festival! Pleasure to be a part of it! I’ll definitely be back with future projects!

    May 2018
  • Awesome! Very happy to have entered!

    May 2018
  • The best of the best festival, clear, fair and passionate

    May 2018
  • I am kicking myself for having been out of town for this!! This award meant a culmination of years of set backs and delays. I will definitely be submitting again. Does anyone know about the awards and how that works???

    April 2018