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

Overall Rating
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    Ben Desmond

    An awesome festival. My short PITFALL recently won the Platinum Award for Best Drama, and would say this is definitely an event for any aspiring filmmaker!!!

    February 2018
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    Leanne Mangan

    It was great to be an Official Selection and receive the Platinum Award for my short "The Morning After". LA Shorts Awards were communicative, with great discounts offered to partner festivals, and winners swiftly announced.

    January 2018
  • Thank you for inspiring me to do more and stretch myself with my writing. Fantastic festival.

    January 2018
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    Camila Rizzo

    I am honored to get the diamond award in the LA Short Festival. It is an official IMDB event, which improved the movie status. I was glad to be part of the festival.

    January 2018
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    ELATED to be bestowed with WINNER in documentary section for LIVING ON THE EDGE - DEGLAMOURIZING BOLLYWOOD. Pitted against so many documentaries it got the main prize reinforcing my faith in such festival that acknowledges the work of struggling film makers. Would recommend to all such film makers to submit their work. Would definitely like to come and visit again LA SHORTS. However I wish the SELECTED would be turned into WINNER on submission list. Would appreciate if the needful is done

    January 2018