LA Indies Festival is an international film festival seeking features and shorts of all genres in various categories. We select both U.S. and International films.

LA Indies monthly festival is sponsored by LA Indies Magazine in Hollywood. The festival was created by the committee of LA Indies Magazine in order to recognize, award and promote indie filmmakers from all over the world. The members of the jury are chosen from award winning filmmakers, artists, festival directors, critics, producers and distributors.

The 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.

LA Indies will promote the award winners at LA Indies Magazine.

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
  • As an LA local I am extremely honored to have Black Eyes selected by one of Hollywood’s most iconic film festivals. Can’t wait to be a part of the festivities in the near future. My best to LA Indies and highly recommend them to all up and coming artists in Hollywood and around the world.

    Allan Tamshen
    Executive Producer, Writer, Actors

    April 2021
  • Very good festival. Nice people. Friendly contact. Our film "The Invitation" won an award. A heartfelt thank you. Always my pleasure.

    April 2021
  • Really professional and I would recommend them to all filmmakers. Thank you LA Indies for the great experience.

    March 2021
  • Kelly LaCombe

    Great experience! Can’t wait to get feedback!

    March 2021
  • It was such an honor for my film, "Withdrawal", to not only be selected for this festival, but for it to win its very first award. The LA Indies have been so kind and professional, and I would 100% submit again!

    March 2021