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
  • Thrilled to have been selected for this festival! I highly recommend!

    April 2020
  • Lois Fowler

    LA Shorts Awards is one of the best film festivals, anyone should enjoy being a part of.. LA along with any of there affiliates are great....I have learned and used some great information and work habits with these festivals....I would recommend them to any and everyone...I am so looking forward to doing more!! Thank you..

    April 2020
  • Wonderful film festival! Thank you so much for awarding our little film. Super excited.

    April 2020
  • Bea de Visser

    Thank you festival team and jury for screening my film 'The animal that therefore I am'

    March 2020
  • Shiva Sawyer

    All of us on the production team of DOWNSIZING OF THE GODS were delighted to be accepted at the LA Shorts Awards.

    Alas, none of us were able to make it out to LA for the networking events, but wishing them much, much success in this and all future festivals.

    November 2019