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

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  • Great festival! Thank you for Platinum award in Best VFX category for my short film "Heavens Enemy"!

    October 2020
  • Outstanding experience! Kudos to the staff and volunteers!

    October 2020
  • Rachel Thomas-Medwid

    Thank you LA Shorts Awards for the Best Script Diamond Award for my screenplay "Dissection Day"! Professional and well run festival and honored to be part of it.

    October 2020
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are honored and deeply grateful that our film “The McHenry Trial – Don’t Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie,” was selected as an Award Winner in the LA Shorts Awards. The monthly competition is well-organized with great communication. May the competition continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    October 2020
  • We're delighted to have won a Diamond Award for Best Short Film in 2020! This is a great encouragement, especially at this time of hardship for everyone. Thank you all so very much!

    September 2020