LA Independent Women Film Awards focuses on international and U.S. film and script projects of all genres.

The IMDb qualifying bi-monthly event recognizes projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, etc.

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 various online magazines in California and can request to receive certificates and laurels. All the winners can request for screening through our festival.

Our mission is designed to help create a platform for our filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come.

All the award winning artists of the bi-monthly categories are further nominated by our programmers in order be an official selection of the annual festival in October. The annual festival will be a hybrid event with online screenings, announcements and networking events for artists.

The members of our jury will be award winning artists working in media from all over the world. All the award winners can request to be a jury member of a new edition of the festival in order to vote for one of the categories.

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

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.

Overall Rating
  • Janice Corran

    Excellent festival. Of course always nice to win!

    July 2021
  • Sandra Cruze

    Hi all. I submitted two separate works. My film Physics of Killing, about the Oversteegen sisters who lured Nazi’s into the forest and killed them, was selected. I love that they chose my serious piece. They put their vote where their mouths are. Thank you LA Independent Women in Film. I’m thrilled. This is a project and a message that needs to be seen and heard.

    July 2021
  • Susan Brannigan-Rampp

    It was an honor to have my project, Marilyn in the Mirror, be an Official Selection in the best unproduced screenplay category. Excellent communication. Thank you so much. Stories by women need to be heard.

    July 2021
  • Jessi Stevenson

    A wonderful experience! Thank you LA Independent Women Film Awards!

    June 2021
  • Good communication !!! thank you

    June 2021