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.

Awards & Prizes

· 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

Rules & Terms

· 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

45 Reviews

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    Xavier Velásquez

    Awesome festival, proud that my film was able to walk away with 2 awards!!

    September 2017
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    Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    I was very glad to participate in this wonderful festival. Thank you. We hope to show our new films to the audience in the future.

    September 2017
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    Davide Melini

    It's really an amazing festival!!! Great communication and quality!!!

    September 2017
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    Joseph Villapaz

    A wonderful and satisfying experience for those hoping to get their films seen and heard.

    September 2017
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    Charles Ouda

    Glad to be selected

    Great communication

    September 2017