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 500 five-star reviews.

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

Every month, our jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Picture award. Some of the monthly winners will earn a nomination at the 7th annual LAFA 2022.

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

Partner festivals:
Top Shorts www.filmfreeway.com/ts
Festigious www.filmfreeway.com/festigious
Actors Awards www.filmfreeway.com/actorsawards
NY Film Awards www.filmfreeway.com/ny
FilmCon Awards www.filmfreeway.com/fc

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 Sitcom
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 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 (Feature)
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best Student Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song in a Film
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 2010

LAFA is a FilmFreeway Gold festival, and a Magic Productions Int Ltd brand. LAFA is a partner festival of Top Shorts, Festigious, Actors Awards, NY Film Awards and FilmCon Awards.

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  • Gary St. Martin

    I was quite happy to find myself in the winner's circle for Best Television Script for "Missing In Plain Sight" for August 2021
    This my second completed TV Pilot - Also I was a finalist in January 2021 for my 1st completed TV Pilot "Crossroads" - and I just finished up with my third completed TV Pilot "L Ella" - Thanks for letting me participate in the LAFA Screenwriting Contest.

    September 2021
  • Haleh Saberi

    An absolute honor to participate and to be awarded for our film Broken. Very well organized and a great experience. Thank you!

    September 2021
  • Great Festival. I had the best experience. Very well organized, timely, easy communication.

    September 2021
  • Ashlei Payne

    Kind, communicative, and organized! Thank you for letting me be a part of your festival! Maybe a discount for the winners to buy their Statuette with? That's a lot of money for an independent filmmaker who spends every dime on their art.
    Regardless, thank you for this honor!

    September 2021
  • MUCHAO WANG

    It is a very professional and exciting film festival!Thanks for selecting my film LOVE LABORATORY as BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE AND BEST ROMANCE FILM!

    September 2021