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.

· 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
  • Thank you so much from the producers and "Vietnam Veterans" of "Vietnam Aftermath"!

    April 2019
  • We very appreciate LA Shorts Awards, honored and happy to be part of you, it's a really good event and we advice other filmmakers & companies to participate to it. cheers !

    December 2018
  • Reginald Buchanan

    Thank you for selecting The Killer Postman to be part of LA Shorts Film Festival. LA Shorts have allowed thousands of individuals to view and enjoy The Killer Postman Trailer. We really appreciate and thank LA Shorts for giving us that valuable exposure. Thank you so much.

    December 2018
  • Awesome festival! Great categories and stuck to schedule. Very honored to have wins on my projects! Will definitely submit more of my projects in the future.

    November 2018
  • Maura Freeman

    Best Documentary: Diamond Award: Ashes Two Dust
    Thrilled to receive the Diamond Award for Ashes Two Dust from LA Shorts Awards. There were a couple missteps along the way and they responded and took action when I brought an issue forward.
    Thank you!

    November 2018