Welcome to the LA Shorts Awards

The LA Shorts awards is a monthly awards competition that allows filmmakers from all over the world to enter their short films to get it judged by industry professionals and compete with other filmmakers. We accept short films of every genre.

We have a very high quality standard and only award the best independent filmmakers. The award winners will be listed on our website and will automatically compete for the “Film of the year” award in December.


  • Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
  • Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
  • All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
  • Works in progress are accepted
  • Entries will not be returned
  • Entry fees are non-refundable


The LA Shorts awards is no traditional film festival and has no screenings.

We do not grant fee waivers, but we do post discounts code from time to time on our social media.

Make sure you send us a poster, a link to the trailer and all cast and crew information, so we can start promoting your film.