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 2024 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
  • Robin Neil Chambers

    first time entry received ' HM' great experience

    October 2023
  • Fun festival! Great communication. Thanks Los Angeles Movie Awards for making my script, “CARNEVIL”l an Honorable Mention!

    October 2023
  • LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARDS is one of California's prestige film festivals. I am beyond belief thrilled at having been awarded BEST SCRIPT from LAMA for my feature screenplay, fantasy-horror-haunting, SACRED SUN. Thank you so much for this huge honour.

    October 2023
  • Super easy style of communication and points of contact from the festival runners. Thanks for the mention of my project, Ghostly George.

    May 2023
  • Kevin Schewe

    It has been a thrill and an honor for "Bad Love Tigers" Screenplay to receive an Honorable Mention Award at the LAMA! This was an amazing competition and the hospitality and networking from the LAMA staff was excellent. Keep up the time-honored work of recognizing and encouraging new sources of imagination and creativity!!!

    June 2022