Welcome to the annual and IMDb qualifying competition of LA Independent Women Film Awards!

Our latest live event was on January 29th, 2023 in Beverly Hills. Every year, in January, the committee of the festival selects the finalists of the live event for our annual Women's Lens Screening in LA. Our festival is devoted to female voices and female talents in media and we focuse on international and U.S. projects.

The festival 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. Screening is only mandatory for the finalists of the annual program.

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.

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
  • Nora Armani

    I was not there but they seem to have liked my film for that I am grateful.
    Best wishes

    February 2023
  • We are immensely thankful for the recognition of Gabi Kislat as “Best Cinematographer” for our movie “Darwin’s Fox.”
    Many thanks to the festival for this invaluable honor!

    February 2023
  • Mimi Garrard

    Thank you! Very happy to be a part of your festival. Wish I could have been there. Mimi Garrard

    February 2023
  • Rhea Mehta

    What an honour to have our music video awarded! We are very grateful to have our diverse style of work recognized. Look forward to participating again in the future.

    February 2023
  • Sarah Harvey

    Such a fantastic experience! Very honoured to be apart of this and have my work recognized. I will submit more projects in future.

    February 2023