The primary objective of the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival is to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers and writers from around the world who are trying to increase their distribution and production opportunities. The LAFSF’s numerous award possibilities gives independents the chance to receive the accolades they deserve.

Best Narrative Short, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Music Video
Best Script (Drama), Best Script (Comedy), Best Script (Action/Adventure), Best Script (Animation), Best Script (Horror), Best Script (Suspense/Thriller), Best Script (Science Fiction), Best Script (Student), Honorable Mentions

Welcome to the Spring LAFSF. The Los Angeles Film and Script Festival was founded on the principles of independent artistic expression. Therefore, we pride ourselves on providing a showcase stage for independent producers, directors and writers from around the globe trying to increase their distribution and production possibilities. We are looking for bodies of work that exemplify originality, creativity and expressiveness between our 16 categories. The LAFSF offers 8 film categories which include: Narrative Shorts, Narrative Features, Documentary Shorts, Documentary Features, Animation, Student, Experimental and Music Videos. We also offer 8 Script categories of competition which include: Drama, Comedy, Action/Adventure, Animation, Horror, Suspense/Thriller, Sci-Fi, and Student.

Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Script (Drama)
Best Script (Comedy)
Best Script (Action/Adventure)
Best Script (Animation)
Best Script (Horror)
Best Script (Suspense/Thriller)
Best Script (Science Fiction)
Best Script (Student)
Honorable Mentions

General Submissions Rules for the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival.

Entries must have been produced within the past ten years.

DVD entries: please label your disc with: Title, Director, Submission Categories, Runtime and email address. Also include a check or money order made payable to: Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

Works in progress are accepted

Label DVD with the FilmFreeway Tracking ID, Film Title and Email Address.

Submissions in other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
The entry fee is per category.

Each entry and submission category must have its on submission fee.

If shipping preview copy by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.

Entries will not be returned.


The Los Angeles Film & Script Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Los Angeles Film & Script Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entries will not be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Denise Karey

    This festival was not one I’d submit to again. The number one thing that didn’t work for me was the actual screening. My entire film was shown in such poor quality. Everything looked green. It really looked terrible. It was submitted in the format that requested. Thankfully it was in a festival the next week where it looked great. There was also almost no one at the screening. No one even greeted the film makers. Another area great option would be the Sherman oaks film festival. They were lovely.

    January 2020
  • Camille & Ambrealys Huot-Petonnet-Vincent

    Thank you so much, Los Angeles Film & Script Festival, for your recognition. As first time writers, it's incredible to us !

    November 2019
  • Although I was unfortunately unable to attend, it was a great honor that my short was selected for the 2019 edition and screened at a theater in L.A. Communication with the Festival staff was great. Thanks for everything!

    November 2019
  • David M. Raynor

    Thank you for selecting my script as a finalist in your festival. I feel very honoured.

    April 2019
  • Whilst I was unfortunately not able to attend The Los Angeles Film & Script Festival due to commitments in Australia, the team were outstanding to deal with. I really appreciate all the effort they put in to create an outstanding festival. Thank you!

    May 2018