The 23rd annual LA Shorts International Film Festival will showcase 307 films from July 17 - 25.


Films from Canada, Mexico, Poland, United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Japan, China, Australia and USA.


There are 43 curated film programs, screening in 90 minute film blocks, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. 

Opening day July 17th, kicks off downtown at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE with film programs devoted to the New Wave Chinese Filmmakers. 

The Opening Night Film Program will be held in the 800 seat premiere auditorium at Regal Cinemas at 8:00 pm on July 17th, featuring the world premiere of ESPN's documentary about former Pittsburgh Steeler football player Rocky Bleier.

This program also features David Arquette in The Old Man's Hands and comedian Dane Cook directing debut American Typecast.

The following 8 days move to North Hollywood at the Leammle NOHO.


Some of the theme programs this year includes: Webisodes, Animation, Sci Fi and High School Shorts.

The festival culminates with the award winning films being screened in a 90-minute program on Thursday, July 25, 9:55pm at the Laemmle NOHO. 

The complete line-up is available at LAshortsFest.com

Winners in four categories are eligible for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®).  Over the course of 23 years, the festival has presented 58 films that have gone on to receive Academy Award® nominations. 


The following winners will be announced on Thursday, July 25, 9:55p pm at Leammle NOHO 

- Best of Fest 
- Best Foreign Film
- Best Drama 
- Best Comedy 
- Best Animation 
- Best Experimental 
- Best Documentary

- Best Music Video 
- Best High School Film 
- Best Web Series


In addition to the award-winning short films, the festival welcomes industry sessions with workshops, panel discussions free to participating filmmakers. 


- Genre Content Development

- Screenplay Finalist Reading

- Aputure Equipment Workshop

- Social Media Workshop

- Pitching Your Project

- Animation Panel

- Breaking Story / Developing Characters

About LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.


LA Shorts is the longest-running short film festival in Los Angeles. The festival attracts Hollywood industry professionals and emerging undiscovered independent filmmakers. 


For more information and tickets, visit LAshortsFest.com