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
  • Nathan Bradford

    This online film festival was amazing! Very good crew and really worth the time!

    July 2018
  • Amr Al-hariri

    “LA Shorts Awards” is a very competitive festival that can grant credibility to the veteran film makers. Yet the judges have an open mind when it comes to new out of the box projects that are very creative, innovative, and artistic.
    Add to that, organizers and staff exhibits excellent communication at every stage.
    Highly recommended.

    July 2018
  • Michael Davis

    We at The Grimoire Chapters are extremely excited and honored to have been a part of your festival. Extremely well organized and showcasing a lot of amazing content it's an event not to be missed. Hope to submit again and we're thrilled you loved our series TGC!

    June 2018
  • Marco Gozzo

    Thank you LA SHORT Awards! It was an honor to be selected and it was amazing to Win Best Short and Directing. This award gave me motivation as a filmmaker to keep telling stories and to do more of it. Hopefully, I can be back soon with a new short.

    June 2018
  • Sonalii Castillo

    Thank you LA Shorts Awards. You guys are just so wonderful and such fans of indie film makers. Your hospitality and great communication skills are above par. Your encouragement and love for film and filmmakers is evident and I hope to be able to take part in your festival in the future. I am also honored that my film 'MAMBA' won for Best short film. As a filmmaker that is the highest compliment.

    June 2018