The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse and Nightfall sections.
The 2017 LA Film Festival will screen a diverse slate of feature films, shorts and episodic series, along with programs such as Coffee Talks and Future Filmmakers Showcase. The 2017 LA Film Festival takes place June 14–22, headquartered at ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood, ArcLight Santa Monica and more.
“Our competitions reflect who Film Independent is as an organization,” said LA Film Festival director Jennifer Cochis. “Within each section you’ll find discovery, diversity, and promising talent both in front of and behind the camera.”
Programming director Roya Rastegar added, “The films curated for the 2017 competition reflect the changing political climate’s impact on emerging independent filmmakers, who are compelled to tell stories about the power of conviction, collectivity and resilience.”
Episodes: Indie Series from the Web (10)
This showcase of independently crafted web series, 70% of which are directed by people of color and 40% are directed by women, celebrates rising creators whose work and subjects are innovative and unfiltered.
BKPI, dir. Hye Yun Park, USA
Danny the Manny, dir. Mike Roma, USA
High & Mighty, dir. Carlos Lopez Estrada, USA
My America, dir. Anna Jones, Asaad Kelada, USA
People Of…, dir. lamia Alami, SWITZERLAND
The F Word, dir. Nicole Opper, USA
The Show about the Show, dir. Caveh Zahedi, USA
Two Sentence Horror Stories, dir. J.D. Dillard, USA
Very Animated People, dir. Joseph Bennet, USA