Festival Flashback–Our Most Memorable Moments from the Past 20 Years
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since the very first screening at the first-ever Los Angeles Film Festival. Time flies by when you’re having fun and watching great movies! In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we asked some of the key players at the Festival to share one of their most memorable LA Film Fest moments. From June 11 to June 19, the Los Angeles Film Festival will take place at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.
Watch highlights from this year’s festival at: youtube.com/filmindependent
The Festival’s signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum, Celebrating Women Filmmakers, Master Classes, Spirit of Independence Award, and Poolside Chats.
A special section – LA Muse – launches this year,
focusing on Los Angeles as a source of inspiration for filmmakers and artists worldwide. From Chinatown to Echo Park, LA has been a muse for artists to find their voice, tell their story and perfect their craft. The 20th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the City of Angels; a cinematic reflection of our city-muse through a program of films, performances, and panels.
The Festival also screens short films created by high school students and includes a unique section devoted to music videos. At the conclusion of each Festival, select films receive Jury Awards in the following categories: Best Narrative Feature; Best Documentary Feature; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; and Best Animated/Experimental Short Film. Additionally, Audience Awards are given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video, and Best Short Film.
The Los Angeles Film Festival, or LA Film Fest, is produced by Film Independent, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers that embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. In addition to the Festival, Film Independent’s marquee events include the popular Film Independent at LACMA series, and the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent Forum and Directors Close-Up.