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 2020 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
  • lenorethomas@mac.com Douglas

    We had a blast and met some great people. For our first film 'Weep not' we were proud. Submit away

    July 2020
  • Trent Miller

    It was a thrill and very encouraging to be selected as a finalist by the LA Movie Awards. Follow-up communication was promptly responded to and I recommend the experience.

    March 2020
  • A fantastic film festival in an intimate venue that makes for a great event! We were proud to win the Audience Award for our short thriller, 'Code', and all of our friends and family in Los Angeles were able to come out for the viewing. The films were presented professionally and the Q and A afterwards was very insightful and engaging.
    Wonderful hosts and a great venue. Thanks for having us!

    February 2020
  • As professional as they come. Well done, LA Movie Awards. Thanks for the win :)

    January 2020
  • I am overjoyed that my feature screenplay ScareActor received honorable mention in this festival, and looking forward to receiving this certificate! I wish I could have attended the festival in person but was sick with the flu that week.

    January 2020