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

29 Reviews

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    kelly jean karam

    LA Shorts Awards offers screenwriters a great opportunity to be read and judged on a monthly basis. This service helps gauge material quickly. And hopefully a winning laurel can assist in garnering the attention screenwriters need to be eventually produced.

    April 2017
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    Jacqueline Lopez

    Great West Coast film festival for a first time project like mine. Was very efficient, straightforward. I appreciated the communication and turn around.

    March 2017
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    Tom Keeling

    Had a great experience with LA Shorts - although I was unfortunately not able to attend. Would highly recommend.

    March 2017
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    Carlos Fabris

    Thanks for all. See you soon,

    February 2017
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    Junaid Syed

    Excellent Awards, quick to respond and great to have this award recognised on IMDB

    February 2017