The 2018 LA Film Festival takes place September 20-28. Venues include the ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, Hollywood and Santa Monica, as well as the new Loyola Marymount
The 2018 LA Film Festival takes place September 20-28. Venues include the ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, Hollywood and Santa Monica, as well as the new Loyola Marymount Playa Vista campus, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles.
A primary focus of the LA Film Festival has always been the conversation around inclusion in the film industry. This year, the Festival is evolving this discussion to launch We The People: a participatory, solution-oriented two-day summit featuring both panels and keynote speakers—taking place September 22-23 at the Writers Guild Theater in Los Angeles.
In Reality directed by Ann Lupo
Simple Wedding directed by Sara Zandieh
Facing the Dragon directed by Sedika Mojadidi
False Confessions directed by Katrine Philp
hillbilly directed by Sally Rubin and Ashley York
Moroni for President directed by Saila Huusko and Jasper Rischen
Same God directed by Linda Midgett
The Silence of Others directed by Almudena Carracedo
Wrestling Ghosts directed by Ana Joanes
The Cotton Wool War directed by Marilia Hughes and Cláudio Marques
The Day I Lost My Shadow directed by Soudade Kaadan
Microhabitat directed by Jeon Go-Woon
Making Montgomery Clift directed by Hillary Demmon and Robert A. Clift
Solace directed by Tchaiko Omawale
We the Coyotes directed by Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via
Head Count directed by Elizabeth Callahan
Also announced are the 41 short films to be playing at the Festival, culled from 3,100 submissions and representing 14 countries—53% of which are directed by women and 66% by people of color. Shorts will play before select features and as part of six different short film programs, competing for juried prizes for fiction and documentary as well as an Audience Award for Best Short Film.
Episodes: Indie Series from the Web will showcase 10 independently created web series from three different countries—50% of which have been directed by people of and 30% by female filmmakers. The category celebrates rising creators whose work and subjects are innovative and unfiltered.