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LA Film Festival
September 20, 2018 - September 28, 2018
The LA Film Festival showcases compelling independent films, series and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles.
The Festival fosters valuable alliances and working relationships between independent artists and the film industry. Signature programs include Coffee Talks, the Spirit of Independence Award, Fast Track – a film financing market – and We the People; a two-day summit committed to advancing inclusion within the entertainment industry by serving as a solution-oriented call to action.
Selection for the LA Film Festival qualifies films for prestigious awards, including…
- Film Independent Spirit Awards (feature films)
- Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking (documentary features)
- Academy Awards® in the Narrative, Animated and Documentary Short Film categories (short films)
LA Film Festival Jury Awards are given in the following competition categories: US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall, LA Muse (fiction and documentary) and Shorts (fiction and documentary). Balloted Audience Awards are given for Fiction Film, Documentary, Short Film and Web Series.
Take a peek at the 2017 LA Film Festival Award Winners.
Join our diverse community of filmmakers and film lovers and enjoy exciting LA Film Festival benefits including Member pre-sales, pass and ticket discounts, Members-only screenings and more. Film Independent Members receive tons of other unique year-round perks, too, so join today and we’ll see you at the Festival!
Film Independent General Members receive:
- Priority window(s) to purchase Festival passes and tickets
- 10% off passes, $2 off individual tickets
- Invitation to a free Members-only Screening and Reception
Film Independent Film Lover Members receive:
- 25% off all Festival passes — the best rate available
- Two (2) Regular Screening ticket vouchers
- Priority RSVP and admission to Members-Only Screening and Reception
- All General Member benefits and much more, year-round
Enjoy a VIP Festival Experience
Join Film Independent’s annual giving group, Arts Circle, and support artist-driven storytelling year-round. Patron level benefits include:
- All Film Lover Member benefits listed above
- One (1) Arts Circle Priority Pass with priority access to Regular and Special Screenings and Events
- One (1) ticket to Opening Night Screening and Party
- One (1) ticket to Closing Night Screening and Party
- Invitations to the Festival Kickoff, Film Independent Fellows Reception and the Filmmaker Party
- Priority RSVP to select Festival events
- Annual Giving concierge service throughout the Festival
- Additional opportunities, including invitations to private screenings and priority RSVP to special events throughout the year
German Edward Morales Agent Talent Manager