LA Shorts Fest

Read the following submission requirements before you complete our online entry form.
  • Films must NOT have screened in Los Angeles prior to our festival.
  • Films must be submitted through a online screener.
  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2016.
  • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
  • Do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still in jpeg format.
  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film. 


  • Early Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Regular Deadline: May 12, 2017
  • Late Deadline: June 9, 2017
  • Extended Deadline: June 30, 2017


Shorts under 25 minutes, for each entry:
  • Early Deadline: $49
  • Regular Deadline: $55
  • Late Deadline: $65 
  • Extended Deadline: $75
Long shorts 25 to 45 minutes, for each entry:
  • Early Deadline: $53
  • Regular Deadline: $59
  • Late Deadline: $69
  • Extended Deadline: $79
  • Entry fees must be paid online with any major credit card.
  • We do NOT accept checks.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Entries will not be viewed without payment.


  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • Our selection committee will factor in previous screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a film's selection.


*Academy Award® Qualifying
  •  Best of Fest*
  •  Best Foreign Film*
  •  Best Drama
  •  Best Comedy
  •  Best Animation*
  •  Best Experimental
  •  Best Documentary*


Save money on postage fees and avoid the hassle of producing, packaging, and mailing DVDs.  Filmmakers can now submit their films online by providing us a Vimeo link and password. Pay entry fee online using your credit card, you do NOT need to mail us any physical materials.

or submit through WAB

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