Los Angeles Film Festival

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Los Angeles Film Festival

Annual film festival held in June in downtown Los Angeles, California add

Category: Movies & TV

Activity starting in 1971.

Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (11%), (8%)

Main connections: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Eric Stoltz, Dole Food Company

Linked to: Dole Food Company, Los Angeles Times




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After the film festival Filmex, which ran from 1971 to 1983, there was no film festival in Los Angeles until 1995, when the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival was started add something


The festival began as the "'Los Angeles Independent Film Festival"' in 1995 add something


In 1996, the LAIFF expanded to include the Directors Guild of America Building in Hollywood add something


Jon Cryer - Los Angeles Film Festival - It debuted in 1998 at the Los Angeles Film Festival and gained positive reviews from critics


Eric Stoltz - Los Angeles Film Festival - Stoltz received the Indie Support *award at the 1998 Los Angeles Film Festival


Kipp Marcus - His screenwriting won him a Best New Writer *award from the American Film Institute at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 1999, as well as producing honors at the Deauville International Film Festival, where it was nominated for best film and was an official selection at the Sundance International Film Festival in 2000


Since 2001 it is run by the organisation Film Independent, which has been arranging the annual Independent Spirit awards in Santa Monica since 1985 add something


The LAIFF ran for six years, until it was absorbed into Film Independent in 2001 add something


Jon Kinyon - Backseat Film Festival - After its premiere at the Academy *award accredited Los Angeles Film Festival the film went on to screen at Tromadance 2003, the Backseat Film Festival and several other U.S. film festivals


It has received grants from the Academy since 2005 add something


Shane Briant - The first short film he wrote, "A Message from Fallujah" won the "Best of the Fest" *award at the 2005 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and was in the final mix of ten shorts for consideration for an Academy *award that year


Nine Lives (2005 film) - The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005 and was shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Locarno Film Festival, where it won the Golden Leopard for Best Film and the entire cast was *awarded the Bronze Leopard for Best Actress, before going into limited release in the US in October


In 2006, the Los Angeles Times became the festival's main sponsor add something


Jennifer Westfeldt - Westfeldt wrote, produced, and starred alongside Chris Messina in "Ira and Abby", which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2006, and was released by Magnolia Pictures in September 2007


Shane West - During the hiatus between seasons of "ER", West worked on shooting the independent film "What We Do Is Secret", which premiered at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival after much delay


Amber Heard - In 2007, Heard appeared in the short movie "Day 73 with Sarah" and Jess Manafort's indie drama "Remember the Daze" , which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and opened in limited release in April 2008


2 Days in Paris - It went into theatrical release in Germany on 17 May 2007 and was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Tremblant Film Festival in Canada, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Paris Cinéma before going into theatrical release in France on 11 July 2007 and the United States on 10 August 2007


During the festival of 2009, festival officials was approached by Dole Food Company add something


In 2010 the festival was moved to the Regal Cinemas at the L.A. Live complex in downtown Los Angeles, with additional screenings at several other downtown venues including the Downtown Independent, Orpheum Theatre and the REDCAT Theatre add something


In 2010, the Filmmaker Retreat was hosted by Kathryn Bigelow add something


In 2011, it was hosted by George Lucas at his Skywalker Ranch, where it will return for 2012 add something


In 2011, the Festival showed over 0200 films, music videos and shorts from over 30 countries add something


James Franco - It was screened at 2011's Los Angeles Film Festival among more than 200 feature films, short projects, and music videos from more than 30 countries


Asif Kapadia - Winner of the Audience *award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2011


Evan Tanner - Los Angeles Film Festival - The film will have its festival premiere in competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2011


Mr. Nobody (film) - Nobody" had its American premiere on 25 June 2011, at the Los Angeles Film Festival, nearly two years since its original debut


Hannah Taylor-Gordon - In 2012, Taylor-Gordon played Lady Macbeth in the film "The Tragedy of Macbeth", that would eventually win Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director at Indie Film Festival


Brave (2012 film) - It had its Australian premiere on June 11, 2012, at the Sydney Film Festival, its domestic premiere on June 18, 2012, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, its European premiere at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on June 23, 2012, and its British premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 30, 2012


Magic Mike - "Magic Mike" was first screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival as the closing film on June 24, 2012, and was widely released on June 29, 2012, in the United States


Snowpiercer - "Snowpiercer" premiered at the Times Square on 29 July 2013 in Seoul, South Korea, before screening at the Deauville American Film Festival as the closing film on 7 September 2013, the Berlin International Film Festival as the part of Berlin's Forum sidebar on 7 February 2014, opening the Los Angeles Film Festival on 11 June 2014, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 22 June 2014


Lisa Cholodenko - In June 2014, Cholodenko was the guest director of the 20th annual Los Angeles Film Festival


Takeshi Fukunaga - His first feature film, "Out of My Hand" premiered in the Panorama section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Top Prize at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival


Inside Out (2015 film) - The film will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 9, 2015 in an out-of-competition advanced screening


Dichen Lachman - Los Angeles Film Festival - On 11 June 2015, a new movie called "Too Late", starring Lachman, was released during the "Los Angeles Film Festival"


In 2016, the LA Film Festival moved to ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City & Hollywood, California add something


And expanded in 2017 to ArcLight Cinemas in Santa Monica add something


In 2018, the LA Film Festival further expanded and added the WGA Theater as a venue add something