The Los Angeles Movie Awards' mission is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers to have their work awarded and screened.

Welcome to the 2018 Los Angeles Movie Awards. The LAMA offers more than just a handful of award possibilities. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of award opportunities between our 10 categories. Not only will filmmakers have a higher chance of landing an award, they also will not be at risk of jeopardizing their world premiere status with other festivals. Films that are selected to screen with us will have the opportunity to opt out of their screening while still maintaining their award/s if there is a conflict with another festival or event. At that point, the next runner up will move in to the screening spot. “Best” films of each category will be guaranteed a screening spot,and will have the opportunity to win our Audience Choice Award. Official selections and honorable mentions will also have the opportunity to win the Audience Choice Award. All winners will receive official LAMA award certificates.

Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Doc Feature
Best Doc Short
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best International
Best Script
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Original Score
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Honorable Mentions

-You may have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories.
-Each entry and submission category must have its on submission fee.
-Submission in other than English must have subtitles
-Works in progress are accepted
-If Mailing a DVD: please label your disc with: Title, Director, Submission Categories, Runtime and email address.
-Press kits are not required initially
-We do not confirm receipt by telephone or email. Please include a self-addressed stamped postcard with each entry if you want confirmation of receipt.
-Entry fees are non-refundable.
-Entries will not be returned.
-Films, videos and scripts can be from any year
-Entry Fees are in $USD

The Los Angeles Movie Awards 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 Los Angeles Movie Awards 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
  • Ingrid Nachstern

    5 Stars for Los Angeles Movie Awards! Wonderful quality of films,great networking opportunities and very helpful organizers!

    February 2019
  • Salvatore Bono

    Great festival! Wonderful opportunity for exposure. And honored do win Best Thriller Screenplay for “Executed and Risen.”

    January 2019
  • John Martins III

    Thank you very much, Los Angeles Movie Awards, for designating "Arizona Sunrise" as a finalist in your 2018 Fall Competition. Continued success to all of you. Happy New Year!

    December 2018
  • Linda Palmer

    Great festival! Only wish it was longer. I thought the programming was very good!

    September 2018
  • Richard Weston

    Tremendous festival who have boosted The Burying Party with some truly wonderful awards. Thank you everyone at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, we are sorry we couldn't make it over from the UK.

    May 2018