The IMDb qualifying LA Independent Women Film Awards is a competition devoted to female artists in media and focuses on international and U.S. film and script projects.

The festival also offers promotion and screening to projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor and composer. Screening is not mandatory for the bi-monthly competition and projects may compete without online screening in our IMDb qualifying festival.

All topics related to women's thoughts, women's fate, life conditions, women's views and so on are welcome to participate. All the winners will be promoted through our platform, social media and various magazines in California. All the winners may request to receive certificates, laurels and further online screening and promotion through LA Independent Women.

The mission of the festival is designed to help create a platform for talented female artists to be recognized for their projects and more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come.

LA Independent Women Film Awards is an outstanding event for promoting and screening female artists working in media from all over the world.

Check out some of our projects through LA Women in Film:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Short Director
Best Feature Director
Best Female Director
Best Produced Script
Best Unproduced Script
Best Animation
Best Horror
Best Experimental
Best Student Film
Best Producer
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best L.A. Filmmaker
Best International Filmmaker
Best Science Fiction
Best Music Video
Best Series-Web-Pilot

All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.
Short Film Entries should not exceed 50 minutes.
Feature films are considered over 50 minutes.
Films must have been completed in the past 36 months.
Online screenings may be requested anytime by the official selections and the award winners.

Overall Rating
  • Erie Chapman

    Superb! LAIWF is doing great work supporting efforts to honor women and to celebrate and elevate feminine energy in film. 5 stars across the board!

    November 2022
  • Mi'Chelle Nelson

    I am simply ecstatic! Thank you for selecting my film, "Into The Park" in your prestigious film festival. You are a light to new filmmakers such as myself. I am beyond grateful to be part of LA Independent Women Film Awards.

    November 2022
  • Suzanne VanDeMark

    Thank you, LA Independent Women Film Awards. It was an honor to be nominated for Best Comedy. I really enjoyed connecting with other women writers and seeing their work.

    November 2022
  • Anona Langa

    Many thanks for selecting Sliding Away!

    November 2022
  • Angelina Yue

    What an honour to have been nominated for an award!
    Thanks for being an encouragement. Was worth being a part of what you do.

    November 2022