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

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    Mary C. Ferrara

    Thank you so much for the wonderful awards, what a wonderful festival!

    April 2018
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    Justin Fontenot

    Very happy to be a part of the LA Shorts Awards!

    April 2018
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    DC Brandon

    Very well organized festival. Clear communication throughout. Highly recommended!

    April 2018
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    Konstantinos Pateronis

    AMAZING FESTIVAL!!!SO GLAD TO HAVE SCREENED MY FILM AT THE "LA SHORTS AWARDS"!!!

    April 2018
  • Well organized festival. Would definitely recommend it to any filmmaker looking to promote their film.

    March 2018