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

33 Reviews

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    Marlisa Doubell

    5 stars all round, thank you!

    July 2017
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    michael flume

    Thank you LA Shorts Awards, you are fantastic! A great support for all Filmmakers, I am defiantly a LA Shorts Awards fan, can't wait to sent you my next movie..all the best!

    July 2017
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    Daniel Chan

    Wonderful networking and learning experience. Thrilled to take away two awards including Best Student Director. Excellent communications and we have well informed through the selection process. Thanks for the terrific opportunities offered to student and young filmmakers, .

    July 2017
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    Valentyn Korotkevych

    Feel incredibly lucky to scoop awards at the festival! Best Short Film, Best Director, it's just an insane honor! See you soon LA!

    June 2017
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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