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About The LA Film Festival

It’s that time of the year when the beautiful sun-kissed people of LA head inside dark theaters and submerge themselves in film and celebrate the cinema. This year, as we embark on the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Film Festival (or LA Film Fest,) from June 11 – 19th, 2014, a collection of over 200 features, shorts and music videos from 40 countries will participate in this time honored extravaganza. Located at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, the Festival is produced by Film Independent which supports independent films and film makers, including short films created by high school students. 

Films screened during the festival are eligible to receive a Jury Award 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. Audience Awards are also given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video and Best Short Film. This year, the Festival received 5,952 submissions from filmmakers. 

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(credit: Film Independent)


When & Where Is The Film Festival?

When
June 11 – June 19, 2014

Where
LA Live (Downtown Los Angeles)
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(866) FILMFEST
www.lafilmfest.com

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(credit: Film Independent)


How To Get Tickets

With different tiers of passes, packages and individual tickets currently on-sale and available to the public, those interested in attending can choose an option that best fits their interests and budget. All-Access Passes for $2,500 will not only gain you entry to screenings and parties, but grant you complimentary parking, and access to the signature programs like Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum, Master Classes. Other packages are available for $1000, $600 and $400 as well. Those looking simply for tickets for the screenings and a few other perks like admittance to the Filmmakers Lounge and invitation to the Festival Mixer, can opt for the Film Lovers ticket bundle for $250. There is also a very special collection of tickets for qualifying college students priced at $80. For more information on the different pricing structures, please visit www.lafilmfest.com or call (866) FILMFEST

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(credit: Film Independent)


What’s Playing?

The 2014 LA Film Fest Gala Screenings will feature Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina; and Justin Simien’s Dear White People featuring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell. And finally, screenwriter, Hossein Amini’s directing debut, The Two Faces of January with Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Concluding the Festival this year is the Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures’ Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood. First time on the big-screen, Jersey Boys is the Tony Award-winning musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 

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