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What we’re looking for?

Story-based films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), or animation. 

By submitting your film, take note that: 
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories. 

- The films will not be available online. 

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos 
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations

3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda 
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD)

Festival Description

Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) is a monthly film competition for filmmakers worldwide. 

Our mission is to promote films, and to be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best Film of the Month award.

* All winners receive a free certificate (PDF file, ready for print). 


Nami Melumad, Co-Director

Roy Zafrani, Co-Director


See our new categories on FilmFreeway

Best Picture (film of the month)

Best Narrative Feature

Best Narrative Short

Best Indie Feature

Best Indie Short

Best Documentary Feature

Best Documentary Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller

Best Action

Best Sci-Fi

Best Crime Film
Best Animation
Best Microfilm

Best Fantasy Film 

Best Mystery Film 
Best Parody 
Best Western 
Best Film Noir 
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film 
Best Original Screenplay
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Young Actor

Best Young Actress

Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film

Best Song 
Best Sound Design 
Best Visual Effects 
Best Trailer 

Best Original Story

Best Screenplay Feature

Best Screenplay Short

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