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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    Dhyan Valdés Ramírez

    Great Festival! Fast communication and we are very proud of being part of it and won a Diamond Award for best actor. Thank you!

    March 2018
  • My screenplay and short wins are a welcome recognition! Very good communication and prompt response. A fantastic experience! Thanks.

    March 2018
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    Apral Smith

    Awesome Festival will submit in the future.

    February 2018
  • LA Shorts Awards was a fantastic reward for all the work it takes to create a winning script.

    February 2018
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    it was nice to be at your reward

    February 2018