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
  • Kristin Samuelson

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

    August 2019
  • A wonderful film festival which does a great job promoting filmmakers work & also provides a networking platform for filmmakers on social media. We enjoyed our experience there.

    August 2019
  • Igor Rados

    It's an honour and a pleasure being part of LA Shots Awards. This festival is especially dear to me as we have won the Best Documentary Awad for our film GUČA: Serbian Detox.

    August 2019
  • Ray Murphy

    What an absolute delight. Thank you for selecting and awarding our film, Leave Only Footprints!

    July 2019
  • Brooke Trantor

    Such a lovely festival that celebrated so many amazing films. A great honor to be recognized, and congrats to all other films celebrated in this LA Shorts Awards Festival!

    July 2019