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

Every season, the IMDb qualifying fest 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 official selections and the award winners may request for online promotion and screening through the screening channel.

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.
Online screenings may be requested anytime by the official selections and the award winners.

Overall Rating
  • Sally Champlin

    Thank you for selecting my work and for my placement in your listings of those who won, placed and showed. It was fun and I'm grateful.

    Sally C.

    May 2022
  • Paul Rabinowitz

    Great opportunity to be in the midst of some great up and coming women directors.

    May 2022
  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    May 2022
  • Veronica R. Tabares

    I'm ecstatic that my screenplay, True Story of the Perfect 36, was selected for the LA Independent Women Film Awards. Thanks!

    May 2022
  • Thank you for selecting my short 2004 An UnSilent Film for this esteemed festival. It is an honor and my entire dance company and crew join in this wonderful feeling!

    May 2022