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.

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
  • Roger Sherman

    Great festival. Thank you so much!

    October 2021
  • Maristela Ávila

    Was amazing to be part of this FILM AWARDS! Thank you so much to make me part of it!! Female Directors!! We were selected and is a Honor for us!!!

    October 2021
  • Les Wieder

    Very pleased with being selected for LA Independent Women Film Awards and hope to be able to submit again in the future.

    October 2021
  • It was a great pleasure to have our first animated short, Ode to Claire selected for the LA Independent Women Film Awards! Claire's love was indelible and it was delightful to have a moment to show her off! Thank you for putting a smile in the hearts of our production team with your selection. You inspire us to continue to tell stories that are near and dear to our heart. xo

    October 2021
  • Steph Fitch

    Very happy to be a part of this

    October 2021