Los Angeles Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Film Festival

SINCE: 1995

WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The LA Film Festival was a premier platform for new works from emerging and established independent storytellers with unique voices and innovative visions. For nearly two decades, the LA Film Festival showcased compelling independent films, series and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles, fostering valuable alliances and working relationships between independent artists and the film industry.

As of October 2018, the LA Film Festival has been discontinued

Los Angeles Film Festival Announces 2013 Official Film Selections and Closing Night Film Steve Carell’s “The Way, Way Back”

Los Angeles Film Festival Announces 2013 Official Film Selections and Closing Night Film Steve Carell’s “The Way, Way Back”

The Way, Way Back

The Los Angeles Film Festival, released its official film selections for 2013, and made some big announcements –  Fox Searchlight Pictures’ The Way, Way Back, will serve as the Closing Night film for the 2013 Festival, the Festival’s Gala screenings, will include Ryan Coogler’s award winning Fruitvale Station from The Weinstein Company and the North American premiere of Nicholas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives from RADiUS-TWC. The festival previously announced that opening the Festival will be the North American premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited!.

Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love to Open 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival

Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love to Open 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival

The North American Premiere of Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love will double as the opening night film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Written and directed by Woody Allen, To Rome With Love is a story about a number of people in Italy – some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors – and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. The film stars Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, […]

Winners Announced For 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

Winners Announced For 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, which ran from Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 26 in downtown Los Angeles, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2011 Festival. The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Stéphane Lafleur for the North American Premiere of Familiar Ground.  The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Beverly Kopf […]

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Erykah Badu and composer Daniele Luppi are Artists in Residence for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Erykah Badu and composer Daniele Luppi are Artists in Residence for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival

The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival announced Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Erykah Badu and composer Daniele Luppi as Artists in Residence, as well as a conversation with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, stars of the Festival’s opening night film Bernie.  Screen Gems’ Attack the Block and Lionsgate’s The Devil’s Double have also been added to the Galas section.   As an Artist in Residence, Erykah Badu will present a screening of Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, […]

Bernie, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey to open 2011 LA Film Festival

Bernie, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey to open 2011 LA Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival announced the world premiere of Richard Linklater’s Bernie as the opening night film for the 2011 Festival. Richard Linklater’s Bernie will kick off the Festival on June 16 at Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 L.A. LIVE.  The film is written by Skip Hollandsworth and Linklater, stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.  Black plays Bernie, the beloved mortician in a small Texas town.  MacLaine is the town’s richest, meanest widow, […]

LA Film Festival Announces Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, special screening

LA Film Festival Announces Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, special screening

The Los Angeles Film Festival, continue to get ready for the 2011 edition, announcing Guillermo del Toro as Guest Director, as well as film selections for closing night, a special screening, galas, conversations and more. In his role as Guest Director, del Toro will select a film to present at the Festival that has been an influence to him, followed by a conversation. Presented by Guillermo del Toro, FilmDistrict’s world premiere of Don’t Be Afraid […]

2011 Los Angeles Film Festival announces the first round of US and international selections

2011 Los Angeles Film Festival announces the first round of US and international selections

You Hurt My Feelings

The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries.  Returning to downtown Los Angeles, with its central hub at L.A. LIVE, the Festival will run from Thursday, June 16 to Sunday, June 26.

The festival announced the first round of official US and international selections.