Welcome to the Los Angeles Short Film Festival. This is an International Film Festival.
We screen local, national, and international films. This is a live event, not an online event. You'll enjoy screenings in the theater, and Q&A with filmmakers in Person!

This is an International Film Festival. Everybody can submit. Film festivals are still the best place to screen independent work and get it noticed. With YouTube and Vimeo so overcrowded, good shorts often drown in a sea of bad. Showing the best of the best is a priority at Los Angeles Short Film Festival. We provide filmmakers an opportunity to share their shorts with an enthusiastic and responsive audience that’s eager to see new films, new faces, and new art. Los Angeles Short Film Festival – where emerging talent finds a place to shine!

The winner will get a GOLDEN TROPHY for BEST OF THE FESTIVAL.
Other winners will get Certificates/Diplomas.
All Officially Selected will get All Films Pass for two.

We do not accept "work in progress" versions. No politics, or religious agenda content. Make sure your work is finished. No porn content, please. No premiere status is required. The film or Script cannot be older than 10 years. Los Angeles Short Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Los Angeles Short Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) that may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Do not send any discs or files to us. Online materials are good enough for now. No porn content. We select and screen around 20-30 films a year. If you are selected we'll ask you for a copy of the film and permission to use 30-60 seconds of it for the festival trailer.

Overall Rating
  • Such a pleasure to have been selected for the LA Short Film Fest! While unfortunately I wasn't able to attend in-person, I was very appreciative of the communication leading up to the festival, and excited to have received congrats about my film over social media from audience members who attended. Thanks so much for the opportunity to screen 'The Feast,' and hope to attend in subsequent years with upcoming projects! :)

    April 2024
  • Great film festival! Well organized and fun!

    April 2024
  • Great experience working with these folks! Easy and great communication. Will submit our next film for sure!

    June 2023
  • Sara Caldwell

    This festival was extremely well organized, with great communication. There was a good size audience, a convenient location, and a great chance to meet with other local filmmakers and even plan some collaborations. I hope to be back next year!

    April 2023
  • Wow! Wonderful movies. Wonderful team. Wonderful experience.

    April 2023