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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.

Sep 24 2018 7:00 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City
Sep 25 2018 7:00 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City
Sep 22 2018 2:00 PM
ArcLight Hollywood, Los Angeles
Sep 23 2018 7:30 PM
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills
Sep 23 2018 7:30 PM
The Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Sep 27 2018 7:00 PM
ArcLight Santa Monica, Santa Monica
Sep 21 2018 6:30 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City
Sep 22 2018 6:00 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City
Sep 25 2018 9:00 PM
ArcLight Culver City, Culver City
Sep 22 2018 9:30 PM
ArcLight Hollywood, Los Angeles


Take a peek at the 2017 LA Film Festival Award Winners.

Film Independent Members enjoy special LA Film Festival benefits and discounts.

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

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September 20, 2018
September 28, 2018


Film Independent
310 432 1200
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The Wallis
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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German Edward Morales Agent Talent Manager