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
  • 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
  • I highly recommend this festival very professional and great communication.

    November 2019
  • George Leontakianakos

    Perfect festival! Perfect communication! Keep it up with strength and inspiration!

    November 2019
  • Eric Weber

    Thank-you so much for awarding my film, #Roommates, the Gold award. On behalf of my cast and I this is such an honor you humbly bestowed upon us.

    November 2019
  • Kristin Samuelson

    Friendly, terrific online festival! Thanks for the two awards!! Great exposure for filmmakers.

    August 2019