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!

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) 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 the festival trailer.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Nataša Prosenc Stearns

    I’m honored that my film "What is Enough?" has been selected by LASFF. Thanks to the team and the programmers! Covid made it not what it could have been, but the online version was the best under the circumstances with smooth communication and friendly atmosphere. The films were interesting and well programmed.
    Hope we meet again in the better future.

    April 2021
  • Lani Cupchoy

    Grateful to participate. A wonderful venue! A must for those folks wanting to share their work in the LA circuit.

    April 2021
  • Charlotte Cristin

    Great! Communication was good and clear, the online festival took place exactly as said and the promotion of the artists work was perfect. Thanks !

    March 2021