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

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
  • Juan Chavez

    It has been an honour to participate and to be awarded in a festival of like-hearted people, with whom our message of love has resonated. We recommed this great experience to any filmmaker. Gratitude is an enormous feeeling, we want this feeling to be with you today and always.

    September 2022
  • It’s honor to have our documentary in LAIFFA and their enthusiasm to encourage filmmakers is great. I’m so glad our crew and family participated the award ceremony.
    Thank you, LAIFFA!

    September 2022
  • Jeff Wong

    very nice film festival and excellent communications.
    Enjoyed our experience very much!

    September 2022
  • Makenna Perkal

    An incredible community was created that supported fellow artists yearning to learn. Thank you for having us!

    September 2022
  • Great awards ceremony in the heart of Hollywood with a diverse array of films and filmmakers. Also, there was excellent communication from the staff leading up to the event.

    September 2022