Welcome to the Los Angeles Short Film Festival. This is an International Film Festival.
We screen local, national and international films.

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!

Officially Selected artists get All Films Pass for two, guaranteed spot for live screening, Q&A spot. WINNERS get all mentioned above + Golden Plaque/Trophy. BEST of THE FESTIVAL gets all mentioned above + one-year subscription to the Boris FX Bundle featuring Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro (value $1195)

Golden Trophies will be given to
- Best Short Drama
- Best Short Comedy
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Short Horror
- Best Short Sci-fi
- Best Short Animation
- Best Short Experimental
- Best Music Video
- Best Super Short Poverty Story

We do not accept "work in progress" versions. No politics, religion agenda content. Make sure your work is finished. No porn content, please. No premiere status required. 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) which may be incurred by reason 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 festival trailer.

Overall Rating
  • My experience with this festival was incredible. Highly recommend applying here

    March 2019
  • Burgess Coffield

    We loved this festival! We had a scheduling conflict when our film was originally set to screen, i emailed the festival and asked if it was possible to move my screening up a day, they replied the same day that it was no problem. Love the communication, Love the location.

    March 2019
  • LASFF was an outstanding experience. Everyone managing the event was hospitable and had an extremely kind energy. The films were interesting, as well as the people behind them. The blocks included some wonderful drama pieces and documentaries with enlightening Q&As afterwards. Our film also won Best Short Animation, which was a complete (but welcome) shock. Overall, we have nothing but good things to say. Thank you again to everyone involved for making this a wonderful event.
    ~Jim & Dax

    March 2019
  • Hernan de Beky

    As a first timer, I am glad to have been a part of the LASFF. The communication with the organizer was excellent. He was always cordial and an email away. The high quality of the creative work of all the participants made it for an unforgettable experience. Having been in the same room with such great talent inspired me to keep creating. Thank you so much LASFF!!!

    March 2017
  • Courtney Glaude

    Great Festival! I enjoyed networking with filmmakers that are in love with film.

    March 2017
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