Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) is a monthly film and screenplay competition for filmmakers worldwide.
LAFA is one of the highest rated festivals on FilmFreeway, with over 300 five-star reviews.

Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Picture award.

* All winners receive a free certificate (PDF/JPG file, ready for print). 

Best Picture
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Parody
Best Western
Best Film Noir
Best Virtual Reality
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Sitcom
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in an Indie Film
Best Actress in an Indie Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Duo
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Television Script
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best First Time Screenwriter
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Best Action Screenplay
Best Sci-Fi Screenplay

* What we’re looking for? Story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation.

* By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films will not be available online.
- We promote some of the films by uploading the trailers/teasers/posters/production stills.

* We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)
5. Films which were made before 2012

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Pablo de Antuñano

    Los Angeles Films Awards a great festival.
    Congratulations!!!!

    April 2019
  • Don Thompson

    I was thrilled that my script 'Kaltenhouse' won for Best Drama Screenplay (feature). The communication and professionalism of the festival's team is top notch. Thank you LAFA for the recognition and for providing such a fantastic experience!

    April 2019
  • KAREN WALKER

    The Los Angeles Film Awards was a great honor to be selected and also to win Honorable Mention. This was a fun and wonderful experience!

    April 2019
  • D. Fuller Smith

    LA Film Awards is very professional. I am glad I entered my movie short into LAFA.

    April 2019
  • Yue Wang

    We all really enjoyed this festival! Their social media use and interaction was wonderful. Highly recommended and will be returning in the future!

    April 2019