This year, LA Shorts Fest showcased 233 films from 17 countries, including the USA, France, Australia, Chile, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Uruguay, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Thailand, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, Israel, and Spain.
Showcase Shorts Directed by Luke Wilson, James McTeigue, and Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Mark Strong, Tony Hale, Jerry Stiller, Edward Asner, Sam Jaeger, Burt Young and Camilla Belle.
LA Shorts Fest alumni includes Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Paul Haggis, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Louis D'Esposito, Terry Gilliam, Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Ralph Macchio, Ricky Gervais and many more.
Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts
and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar
nominations. We are the only festival with 7 awards recognized by the
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
qualifying event for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) short film awards. This means that award-winners at the festival
are eligible to win BAFTA's
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