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
  • An honour to have been selected to appear in this festival with my screenplay THE SPLIT based on the true crime story of Split Waterman the most infamous Speedway star of 60's London.

    September 2021
  • Trill to have won an award from a Film Festival that celebrates women filmmakers.

    August 2021
  • Thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this very important festival. - Virginia Austin

    August 2021

    I am very honored and grateful to be selected at this amazing festival with my film "2 Feet"!

    August 2021
  • I am so motivated by the LA Independent Women Film Festival "officially selecting my screenplay "I Dream of Horses." I am now working diligently on a rewrite of another script. Thank you so much for your great festival.

    August 2021