Welcome to the IMDb qualifying competition of LA INDIES FEST! We are devoted to indie cinema.  We are based in Hollywood, Anaheim, Temecula and Santa Monica.  We would like to discover and promote indie artists from all over the globe. We are a team of indie filmmakers, artists, critics, agents and distributors. We are seeking shorts, features and screenplays of all genres for various sections of the competition.  Submit your projects to our team! 

Best Feature Narrative Film
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
Best Script
Best Female Director
Best Youth Artist

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
  • Thrilled my fantasy/horror feature screenplay, SACRED SUN, was selected for festival.

    April 2023
  • As a first time filmmaker I appreciate your accolades. My goal is to do some good with our film and apparently it’s working. It’s about a new approach to Parkinson’s that eliminates tremors. It’s pretty amazing.

    April 2023
  • Such a wonderful festival to have been a part of. Thank you LA Indies for recognizing our film, Triggered, a Cinematic Superhero Fan Film and we look forward to sharing future works.


    April 2023
  • Many thanks for awarding my "Pirandello's Wife" Nominee status. Very encouraging.

    April 2023
  • Florence Cazebon

    This is a very beautiful festival . This is a great honor to be selected with my screenplay : the Priory of Sion .,Thank you very much Florence Cazebon-Taveau France

    April 2023