Submit to the ONE primary GENRE; no need to submit multiple categories.

LAIFFA is now a quarterly online film festival celebrating Short and Features from around the world. Submit your films to the one primary Genre and automatically be enrolled to compete in 11 different eligible crafts categories listed below—no need for multiple submissions.

Best of the Fest "Best Picture Winner' of every quarterly festival wins the specially curated LAIFFA trophy.

All winning films will be awarded a digital Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be screening the submitted films or making them available for online public viewing. The submitted film will only be available for the festival judging process.

• Best Picture - Trophy Winner
• Best Drama Short
• Best Comedy short
• Best Horror Short
• Best LGBT Short
• Best Foreign Short
• Best Animation Short
• Best Web Series
• Best Documentary Short
• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Music Video
• Best Student Short
• Best Feature Film All Genre
• Best Foreign Feature
• Best Screenplay Short (Max 20 pages)
1st place
2nd place
3rd place
• Best Screenplay Feature
1st place
2nd place
3rd place

Best Editor
Best Cinematography
Best Original Music Score
Best Music video Director
Best Director Animation
Best Director Documentary Short
Best Director Documentary Feature
Best Director Short
Best Director feature
Best Actress
Best Actor

Please read all rules and regulations before submitting your project.

LAIFFA is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film acknowledges there will be no screening of the films submitted.

The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity.

By submitting your film to the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, the individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to submit the film.


1. Upload an official poster
2. Synopsis
3. Vimeo link or upload your film to FilmFreeway submission page.

a. All films must be English or have subtitles in English.

b. Films must be submitted to the correct Genre.

c. After a film has been a Semi-Finalist, the filmmaker will be notified, and you can use the festival Laurel's for your promotions.

d. After the semi-finalist, your projects will proceed to the final round of judging for a possible win in one or multiple categories.

d. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for the great honor of a 1st Place award for Viktor - 119104!

    May 2023
  • Angela Andersen

    Such honor that our documentary "UTOPIA" has been honored in such a great way. From our whole team to yours: Thank you. What fun to receive this award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Angela

    May 2023
  • Björn Granberg Ahlmark

    Thank's for the Award of Excellence for my animation short, What a Match!
    I'm very greatful and honoured! Great festival and very good communication! Thumb's up!

    May 2023
  • It’s honor to have our film in LAIFFA . It's an amazing Festival with a fantastic team!

    January 2023
  • Marisa Cohen

    We had a great experience with Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards! They were very professional. Highly recommended!

    December 2022