Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) ranks among the most prestigious international short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Those who have been honored at the festival include directors, Paul Haggis, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont, Shane Black, Jon Favreau and actors Gary Oldman, James Woods and Martin Landau. Many recognized actors and directors have screened films and attended the festival such as Scarlett Johansson, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Courteney Cox, Tim Burton, Jason Reitman, Terry Gilliam, Spike Jonze, Eva Mendes, Jessica Biel, Rachel Weisz, Hilary Swank, Josh Brolin, Kirsten Dunst, Rita Wilson and Vin Diesel. Over the past 17 years, 44 participating filmmakers have earned Academy Award nominations, with 13 filmmakers actually taking home the Oscar. For more information on the festival, please visit www.LAshortsFest.com.
The festival is founded by Bob Arnetz, who in 1997, built LA Shorts Fest out of a monthly showcase of shorts he screened in a film club setting. LA Shorts Fest grew from 1997, when it ran for three days and screened about 50 shorts, to an 8 day festival that screens around 235 films from 17 countries. The 19th annual LA Shorts Fest will be held in July, 2015.
TheAudienceAwards.com is now hosting two competitions with LA Shorts Fest. The Audience Awards partners with film festivals to increase their exposure, along with that of their filmmakers. From January 20-February 3, over 10 films that are 10 minutes and under in length, are competing in the LA Shorts Fest Showcase 10:00 & Under for the chance to win $300. From January 27- February 10 over 20 films, that are over 10 minutes in length, will compete in the LA Shorts Fest Showcase Over 10:00 for the chance to win $300.
Vote today for your favorite competing films, and embrace the opportunity to watch films online that have screened at the LA Shorts Fest.
The Audience Awards is film’s social network connecting audiences to films, filmmakers, film schools and film festivals. The Audience Awards hosts short film competitions where the audience chooses the best films.