The 2015 LA Shorts Fest showcased 265 films from 26 countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Switzerland, Peru, Cyprus, South Africa, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, Belgium, Austria, UK, Italy, Dominican Republic, France, Brazil, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Mexico, India and China.
LA Shorts Fest Alumni Directors
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
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
ACCT presenters of the Canadian Screen Awards – eligible international film festivals