The Film Festival confers a complement of awards for feature-length and short films.
Festival Golden Reel Award – Excellence in Short Film (Narrative/Animation)
- Presented to a narrative or animated short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.
Festival Golden Reel Award – Excellence in Short Film (Documentary)
- Presented to a documentary short film that demonstrates overall excellence in content and cinematic technique.
Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award
- Presented to a short film that demonstrates an innovative and creative use of cinematic language.
Emerging Filmmaker Award (Narrative, Documentary)
- Presented to a feature filmmaker (with their first or second feature) who has shown amazing promise as a storyteller.
Grand Jury Awards – Feature-Length Film (Narrative, Documentary)
- Presented to select feature-length narrative and documentary films.
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards. Recipient(s) of the Film Festival’s Golden Reel Award for Narrative Short Film will be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film/Live-Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards®.