Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The 2014 Festival runs from June 11-19 in the vibrant, burgeoning independent arts community of downtown Los Angeles.
The Festival’s home at L.A. LIVE is reflective of its continued growth and efforts to embrace the cultural diversity of Los Angeles. Screenings and events will be held at several locations, including the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, the GRAMMY Museum®, LACMA, California Plaza and Union Station.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Over the past two decades, we have seen the city — and this festival — evolve, grow and embrace a leading role in the independent film industry. From our humble beginnings of one theater and 5,700 attendees to today’s sprawling list of events and venues that attract more than 92,000 attendees, we continue to provide culturally rich and diverse programming like the community we serve.
The Festival screens nearly 200 narrative and documentary feature films, short films and music videos. From VIP galas to celebrity-studded premieres, the Los Angeles Film Festival highlights cinema from every corner of the globe.
In addition, the Festival presents a variety of panels, educational seminars, live music performances and free outdoor screenings. Kicking off the festivities is our exclusive and intimate Filmmaker Retreat, hosted by the Festival’s Guest Director. Past Guest Directors have included David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, Sydney Pollock, Curtis Hanson and George Lucas.
The Los Angeles Film Festival generates more than 2.3 billion impressions through TV, print, radio, and online press. Media outlets, such as Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Variety, Wired, USA Today, People Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly have featured the programs and events of past Festivals.
By supporting the Los Angeles Film Festival, you join an elite group of companies who support unique and diverse voices in independent filmmaking. The 9-day festival offers a multitude of opportunities to promote your brand to an audience of film lovers, trendsetters and influencers. Companies across an array of industries have sponsored Film Independent in order to align their brands with the visionary talent and excitement associated with the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The Los Angeles Film Festival offers a highly visible opportunity to promote your company within a respected property in the film community. By combining access, exposure, hospitality, social media and experiential marketing, Film Independent offers each sponsor a customized package of features and benefits to ensure its promotional, relationship and business development goals are met.