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

The festival recognizes and offers promotion and screening to projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor and composer.

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
  • Makenna Perkal

    The "sitting with it" team is so honored to have been nominated and an Official Selection at the LA Independent Women Film Awards. Thank you for having us in 2022!

    September 2022
  • Thank you for awarding MEET ME AT THE BARRE the BEST WEB SERIES AWARD!! Woohoo, we're all over the moon and can't thank you enough. We're shooting again this week and will be circling back around to submit when the episode is launched. Glad you enjoyed it! We know this award helps spread the word and allows more people to watch the series. Grateful for the Laurel!

    August 2022
  • Stilvi Psilopoulou

    Great experience! Great people! Keep up the good work!

    August 2022
  • Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

    I am so thrilled and honoured to have been given the best short documentary award. As a first time filmmaker and an Indigenous woman this means a great deal to me to have my story recognized by LA Independent Women Film Awards. It is inspiring and lifted my spirits. Thank you LA Independent Women in Film Awards.

    August 2022
  • Lorien Haynes

    The Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men team are incredibly grateful to the LA Independent Women Film Awards for our amazing WIN. THANK YOU. It means the world to us. Lorien Haynes

    August 2022