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          LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2015 LINE-UP 30 Films chosen for U.S. Fiction, Documentary and World Fiction Competitions – 18 World Premieres – – Full competition lineup showcases 54 feature films and 39 World Premieres – LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2015) – Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partne...

Los Angeles Film Festival Call for Entries -- Late deadline: January 30, 2015

    2015 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: June 10-18   SUBMISSION DEADLINES Late Deadline:   January 30, 2015 Exclusive Deadline* - Film Independent Members Only:   February 10, 2015   WAIVED entry fees for Film Independent Filmmaker Pro Members. Discounts for general Film Independent Members. ($10 off for feature-length films, $5 off for short films)   *PLEASE NOTE: After January 30,...

Film Independent's Josh Welsh's Accidental Discovery Leads to a Life Path (First of Two Parts)

  By Mike “Tak”  Takeuch                                                                                                                                ...

Secret Discount Codes for Lady Filmmakers Available for limited time!!

  If you are looking for a high quality venue and event to screen your event look no further! Now in our 4th year, Lady Filmmakers celebrates women and the men who collaborate with them!! You only have to have ONE woman in a leadership position of Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, or Production Designer!! Submit your film to screen at the WGA Theater today and take advantage of all tha...

Sorkin Presents NEWSROOM at Los Angeles Film Festival

Halfway through the first scene (he writes long scenes) of Sorkin's NEWSROOM I thought, "This show could change the world." I am a Sorkin fan, and an idealist, but that's besides the point. In the same way that THE WEST WING made Americans feel apart of what was happening in Washington, NEWSROOM does too. It takes place in a newsroom in Washington, and not only that but it's set during the real events of the day beginning on April 20, 2010. I feel like this kind of pseudo-inside look...

Middle of Nowhere public premiere @ LA Film Festival

“I’m really nervous,” said Duvernay as she introduced the film. “Maybe it’s because this is my hometown. Maybe it’s because there are over 1,000 of us here...But it’s probably the Angela Bassett factor.” Bassett showed up just to support the film. DuVernay is the first African American to win the Sundance award for Best Directing.  "Stephanie Allain is a doer," said DuVernay. "She said, 'This is a small story, but it&rsquo...

Danny Elfman at the Los Angeles Film Festival

"His work features an undercurrent of faith and malice you just can't shake out of your head." Great film composer Danny Elfman was introduced at the LA Film Festival Saturday night with such ideas as, "His work brings the life of the mind to the screen." As an 18-year old, Elfman's first performance was in Paris, where he followed his brother. Together they were in Le Grand Magic Circus, an avant-garde musical theater group. "It was a crazy experience that put t...

2012 Silent River Film Festival Call for Entry is now open.

After a sucessful 2011, Silent River Film Festival 2012 call for entry now is open on Withoutabox. Filmmakers, submit your film at - to take advantage of the earlybird deadline. For the list of the 2011 Award Winners, photos and videos, plaese visit - ...

Now Open for Submissions

Please visit our website at to submit your film and receive more information.   Mission & Objective   We're here to promote the art of screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition. About the Festival

Marina del Rey Film Festival

Marina del Rey Film Festival is now open for submissions Submissions OPEN Please mail all Submissions to with $25.00 check to Marina del Rey Film Festival. Check to: MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVALMarina del Rey Film Festival4640 Admiralty Way Suite 500 Marina del Rey, CA 90292For More info: Facebook: Twitter: Blogger: Jon Gursha Festival Director Help start this Festival we need your Support LIKE our Facebook Page

2nd VAFI - International Children and Animation Film Festival Varaždin - Croatia - Call for Entries

VAFI 2011 - Call for EntriesSubmission Deadline: 15th January 2010 Submission format: DVD - PAL, NO ENTRY FEE,  address: VAFI 2010 P. P. 5 42000 Varaždin Croatia Europe, e-mail:, web: Every year VAFI will have a partner – in 2011 partner is Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival,  CATEGORIES VAFI has three categories divided by age. In that way awards could be given more fairly. Every category has it...

Sylvester Stallone packs an award winning punch, scoring a standing ovation at the LA Film Festival

What is it about seeing movie stars in person that so entrances people?  It must be something more than the magnetism of their fame. Seeing Sylvester Stallone speak at the LA Film Festival was one of those experiences where you can feel the entire audience sitting in awe. It wasn't just the Rocky theme playing loud that whipped the audience into a frenzy as he came in. Stallone had that celebrity sparkle, with his dark sunglasses, and the iconic Stallone strut that made him a st...

and the WINNERS ARE....

I didn't think it would be possible for anything to upstage the last few days of the fest, but yes if there is one man whose indie credentials upstage them all it has to be the legendary Roger Corman walking in with none other than Peter Fonda: more in my blog coming soon about his awe-inspiring panel "School of Corman", and the power-packed films that have kept me alive for the last few days on more than just the sponsor's energy bars.     But first, th...

The world premiere of TWILIGHT, and an anti-Twilight

While the full moon hung over LA, long black limos descended on Downtown, delivering sacrificial celebrities to a blood-red carpet for the world premiere of arguably the most anticipated box office film in history. But those 'vampires' held no hold over me. I was busy interviewing the real stars of Twilight- the "Twi-hard" fans who'd flown from all around the country, and as far as Canada, to camp four days in advance for just a chance to beg Robert Pattinson for an autograph. I h...

Talking about 'Revolucion' ... by the Mexicans, and by Superman at LAFF

Yes everyone, it´s only one day till the world premiere of Twilight. All those happy campers in the square are about to get very excited. But more on that tomorrow... People are not only talking about vampires, but about Superman (the LAFF premiere of 'Waiting for Superman', the new doc on the US public education system)- So I want to share with you something SHOCKING.  All those Americans reading this article, you'd better take a seat. Did you know one high ranking student from ...

Ben Affleck becomes a poster boy again for Indie films

A friend wrote to me last night "what are you going to see tonight?". I answered him, I'm going to see Ben Affleck, of course!  My friend replied "Ask him what happened after Good Will Hunting". Well he answered that. "C´mon, how can he be called indie?" another friend asked. I´d asked the same question myself. Well Ben Affleck answered that too, with reflections on Good Will Hunting that launched his career, role after role in films by Kevin Smith (who fa...

Taken away by ´The Two Escobars´and ´Where Are You Taking Me?´

I wrote yesterday about 2 films receiving a lot of buzz, then felt a little worried they wouldn't meet up to my high expectations... too often the case when you hear about the best of the fest. SO- it was such a relief to emerge from the LA Film Festival cinemas yesterday and say yes, those films deserved all that buzzing. 'Where Are You Taking Me' took me to Uganda with a sincere observational eye that simply lets the magical moments unfold before you, untouched except by Kimi Takes...

Who's got the buzzzz & "Where's the elephant party?!"

Ron Gilbert and I raced from the screening of "Farewell" last night, looking for the drinks. "Let's go the Elephant party!!" he was saying, and who can resist a line like that. "The elephants are all the way down the end there", he said, scanning LA live cinemas 1, 2, 3, 4 and... nothing. "Where are the elephants?" he asked the first person to step into the elevator, "and did you see the zeppelin film?". We'd been hoping to see the premie...

"Gutsy, original, smart and free" - Mark Ruffalo says it all, at 'The Kids Are All Right'

Wow, what an opening.  Limos cruised behind the red carpet, helicopters buzzed around LA Live, spotlights strobed the skies, and I felt like I was in a Batman movie, with the big action sequence about to erupt around me.  Festival volunteers ushered me to the rooftop Opening Night party of the LA Film Festival, telling me excitedly "you'll be able to watch the riots from there!".   Yes the riot police were marching out. Were people actually RIOTING over the opening n...

New executive positions at Los Angeles Film Festival

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that esteemed Newsweek film critic David Ansen is joining the organization as Artistic Director of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.   Senior Programmer Doug Jones has been promoted to Associate Director of Programming for the Los Angeles Film Festival. "As a consummate movie lover, David is one of the finest critics thinking, watching, and writin...

The Global Film Village: On the Red Carpet at LA Film Festival by Marla Lewin

An impressive group of independent filmmakers are premiering their new films at the LA Film Festival. Films as diverse as the labor struggle of banana workers in Nicaragua to ghosts haunting a family in upstate New York to a Mexican town without water or the fate of Pluto. The festival runs through next weekend.


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