The 2022 edition of LA Shorts International Short Film Festival went from July 7th to 31st.

LA Shorts is qualifying for: Academy Awards (Best Documentary, Best of Fest, Best Foreign Film, Best Animation), BAFTA, Canadian Screen Awards.

Award winners are shown on their website’s homepage.


Winner Screenplay Competition
Last Ship East by Eris Qian​

Best Actress
Julia Garcia Combs in American Dream by Angela Garcia Combs (USA)

Best Actor
Austin Pendleton in Ball and Vase by David Baram (USA)

Best High School Film
When Night Falls by Luke McKinley, Cesar Renteria (USA)

Best Music Video
Headless by Bason Baek (South Korea)

Best Horror
The Unusualist by Mike Simses (USA)

Best Sci-Fi
Night of the Cooters by Vincent D’Onofrio (USA)

Best Experimental
Let’s Bring Them Alive! by Eli Sokhn (USA)

Best Documentary
My Disability Roadmap by Dan Habib, Samuel Habib (USA)

Best Animation
Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat by William Joyce (United Kingdom)

Best Comedy
Moles by Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola (Switzerland)

Best Drama
Sideral by Carlos Segundo (France)
Monkey Business by Everon Jackson Hooi (Netherlands)

Best Foreign Film
One Small Visit by Jo Chim (Hong Kong)

Best of Fest
Ball and Vase by David Baram (USA)