Los Angeles News
19th Annual LA Film Festival
By Camille Sarabia
Jun 6, 2013 - 8:44:19 AM

LOS ANGELES—With more than 5,200 submissions from film makers across the world last year and screenings of some of the most memorable films in history, the 2013 LA Film Festival starts Thursday, June 13.


Presented by Film Independent, the 19th Annual LA Film Festival is an event to mark on your calendars.  Individual tickets and passes are on sale now for master classes, panels and special events, music in film and assorted film screenings.  The festival includes 10 days of cinema from genres ranging from comedy to documentary to drama.

Ryan Gosling


The LA Film Festival provides the opportunity for those attending to interact and view the films chosen to enter into the festival, to interact with the directors and actors within the films and to be a part of world-class chosen talent of movie and movie making.  The LA Film Festival states their pursuit as “providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.” 


The festival includes a filmmaker retreat, coffee talks with Josh Henderson “Desperate Housewives,” Joe Manganiello “True Blood,” “Magic Mike,” and other panelists TBA, outdoor screenings, panels, talks including Maya Rudolph’s “The Serious Business of Being Funny” and more.  Each individual screening or talk is available for purchase or a pass to all is available. 


The LA Film Festival is located in the heart of Los Angeles in the downtown’s premier entertainment complex, L.A. LIVE.  According to the LA Film Festival they write, “Most of the screenings are at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 with additional films and events at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), JW Marriot ”“ ION Rooftop Bar, GRAMMY Museum, Grand Performances and Arts Brookfield at FIGat7th Plaza.”

Maya Rudolph


Films shown will include: a pre-screening of Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel” on the opening night of June 12, “ Monsters University” on June 18, Ryan Gosling’s new film “Only God Forgives” on June 20, “The Way, Way Back starring Toni Collette and Steve Carell and many other films.


Nearing the festivals end, the awards presented include: Best Narrative Feature; Best Documentary Feature; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; Best Animated/Experimental Short Film; and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video, and Best Short Film.

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