LA Indies festival was created with the intention of creating breakthroughs in the career of talented filmmakers in the film industry. It is important to encourage indie filmmakers to continue working on their craft and create groundbreaking indie films in these challenging times.

Our festival will provide the right tools for each official selection to create further opportunities to market, feature, screen and distribute film projects through our partners in media.

We understand how challenging it is to make an indie film and we would like to discover and promote indie artists from all over the globe.

Best Feature Narrative/Drama
Best Feature Documentary Film
Best Short Narrative Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Animation
Best Student
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Experimental
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Composer

All genres are accepted and there are no completion date requirements by LA Indies.
Shorts are considered less than 50 minutes.
Features are considered more than 50 minutes.
Filmmakers can submit their artists and nominate them in artist categories for producing, cinematography, editing etc.
The jury will not provide feedback for official selections and the nominees.
All filmmakers with a film project can submit to the LA Indies magazine category and are guaranteed to be featured by the magazine upon submission.
The festival has the right to use promotional material from the selected films and the award winners at LA Indies Magazine and on social media.

Overall Rating
  • Sybil Jatta

    Thank you team, LA Indies, for selecting our documentart feature film "AKWAABA The Awakening" to your film festival during this season of life! We are just humbled by God's hands upon our project. All the best to your team, and your sacrifice to allow our dreams to flourish as upcoming major filmmakers.

    Peace, blessings, prosperity and continued good health.

    Sybil D. Jatta

    April 2022
  • Sahaja Douglass

    We are so grateful to have our film, "Where's The B****?" be included in the LA Indies Film Festival. The communication and follow-up has been warm and efficient. We will submit future films. Thanks for a great experience.--Sahaja Douglass, Writer, Producer. Actor of "Where's The B**** Short Film."

    April 2022
  • Al Lefcourt

    just awful communication. I can't even tell if we won. :-(

    April 2022
  • Sibylle Kappes

    Thank you LA Indies for the Best Feature Documentary Award for PA-JILL – HARMONY UNDER PRESSURE. This is so kind of you and helpful in bringing Tibetan life in a world of pressure to mind. We all hope for a self-determined future of all those small countries, that have to rely on kindness and respect.

    April 2022
  • Louann Fernald

    It was an honor and a privilege to be an official selection and able to participate in the LA Indies festival. Will do it again!

    April 2022