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.

Awards & Prizes

· 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

Rules & Terms

· 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

56 Reviews

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    Jo South

    Delighted to be a part of this festival - couldn't be there as in UK.

    November 2017
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    this festival is a very beautiful experience, a huge joy, very professional, I'm happy

    November 2017
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    Andy Galloway

    fun time & exciting new films

    November 2017
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    Debbie Sutcliffe

    Great Film Festival, exciting awards for our film also on IMDb !

    November 2017
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    Darren Marshall

    I was unable to fly out from Australia to attend but, I am honoured to have won the gold award for my student film. Thanks goes to everyone at L.A Short Awards and I can't wait to submit to this festival agian in the near future.

    November 2017