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Los Angeles Film Festival Calendar 2014 - Page 1 of 3

January through May 2014


This is a list of annual film festivals in the Los Angeles area arranged chronologically according to the information available at the beginning of the year. Check the websites listed for exact dates. If you have an annual Los Angeles area film festival that you would like to have added to this list, or have updated information, email the details in the same format as below to golosangeles AT aboutguide.com.

Film Festivals January through May

Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

Two weekends of free screenings of over 150 short films from around the world made for children and teens.
When: Varies - Some time Oct thru January
Where: LA County Museum of Art and other venues
Info: www.lachildrensfilm.org

Scandinavian Film Festival

A noncompetitive showcase of films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
When: January
Where: Writer's Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly hills, CA 90211
Info: www.scandinavianfilmfestivalla.com

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF)

Film screenings, actor showcases, music and arts events, a Children's Festival and lots of workshops for filmmakers.
When: February
Where: various locations
Info: www.paff.org

Los Angeles Italia Film Festival

An annual showcase of Italian films at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
When: February
Where: TCL (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theatre, Hollywood
Info: www.losangelesitalia.com


Screening of all the year's Oscar-nominated documentary films.
When: Saturday before the Oscars in February or March
Where: Writer's Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly hills, CA 90211
Info: www.documentary.org

Zero Film Festival

The Zero Film Festival highlights the work of exclusively self-funded filmmakers.
When: April
Where: Space 1520 Hollywood
Info: www.zerofilmfest.com

TCM Classic Film Festival

The TCM Classic Film Festival in April celebrates classic movies by showing them on the big screen in Hollywood movie palaces and bringing out the makers and stars of those movies for featured appearances.
When: April
Where: Chinese Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Info: filmfestival.tcm.com

Going Green Film Fest

With the motto “REthink, REplenish, REcommit”, the MIRACLE MILE GOING GREEN FILM FESTIVAL encourages green filmmaking by rewarding filmmakers who have lessened their carbon footprint on the planet during production, used alternative transportation within the storyline of their films, or have created a film whose subject includes the environment, third world issues, wildlife, etc.
When: April
Where: Regal Theaters at LA Live Downtown
Info: www.GoingGreenFilmFest.com

Festival of Film Noir

The annual Festival of Film Noir organized by American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents rare original films, most of which are not available on DVD, including films which have been recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
When: April
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Info: www.americancinemathequecalendar.com

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

IFFLA showcases films from or about India made by Indian and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to promote a greater appreciation of Indian culture and cinema.
When: April
Where: ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood and other venues around LA
Info: 310-364-4403, www.indianfilmfestival.org

City of Lights - City of Angels French Film Festival

A week of French movie premieres in Hollywood. COLCOA is one of the largest French film festivals in the world with an exclusive program of 50 films, including World, North American and U.S. Premieres. All films are presented with English subtitles.
When: April
Where: Directors Guild of America - 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90046
Info: www.colcoa.org

The Newport Beach Film Festival

Over 350 international independent and studio film screenings, actor showcases, music and arts events, fashion shows, red carpet events and galas.
When: April - May
Where: Various
Info: www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

FirstGlance Hollywood Film Fest

30 award-winning films from across the globe including features, docs, shorts, animation and more.
When: April
Where: Raleigh Studios Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Ave Hollywood CA 90038
Info: www.firstglancefilms.com

Japan Film Festival Los Angeles

The Japan Film Festival Los Angeles presents films that foster American understanding of Japanese culture. It takes place one weekend in Los Angeles and the following weekend in Orange County. greater appreciation of Indian culture and cinema.
When: May
Where: New Beverly Cinema (Hollywood), multiple locations in Irvine, CA
Info: www.jffla.org

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, currently the largest comedy film festival in the US, is dedicated to celebrating funny, short films and the people who make them. Includes four days of screenings, parties, industry panels, and a red-carpet awards event. L.A. Comedy Shorts also hosts the Movie Magic Screenwriter Screenplay Competition
When: May
Where: Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
Info: www.lacomedyshorts.com

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is Southern California's premier showcase for film and video works by Asian Pacific American and Asian Pacific international cinema artists. The festival encompasses screenings, panels, workshops, and artists’ awards.
When: May
Where: Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., David Harvey Hwang Theatre, Aratani/Japan American Theatre and others
Info: 213-680-4462 ext 68, www.vconline.org

The Garifuna International Film Festival

The Garifuna International Film Festival showcases films by and about the Garafuna culture - descendants of Carib, Arawak, and West African people - of Central America and other indigenous cultures.
When: May
Where: Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Info: www.garifunafilmfestival.com"

Sunset Film Festival- Los Angeles

Sunset Film Festival is a general subjects festival covering all genres.
When: May
Where: Various venues
Info: https://sites.google.com/site/sunsetfilmfestivallosangeles/, Facebook Page

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