Starts: Jun 22, 2006 - Ends: Jul 02, 2006
Submission Deadline: Jun 22, 2006
Over the course of 10 days and 11 nights, the public is invited to Westwood Village to take advantage of Los Angeles Film Festival world premieres, including independent films and major studio releases, tribute screenings, free outdoor movies, celebrity-filled Red Carpets, VIP parties and more. Drawing a diverse audience of more than 60,000 attendees, the festival offers interactive programming, family-friendly events, and more than 75 features and 60 short film screenings from around the world.
This year George Lucas will serve as the guest director and will create a special sidebar program of films for the festival, a selection of movies that have inspired his work. In addition, the festival retreat will be hosted at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California.
Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival is presented by the LOS ANGELES TIMES and is supported by Premier Sponsors-In Style, Target, Pop Secret and Intel; and by Principal Sponsor-Eastman Kodak Co. Special support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. American Airlines is the Official Airline Partner and WireImage is the Official Photography Agency of Film Independent.
Screenings and events will be held in Westwood at: Royce Hall, James Bridges Theater and Melnitz Hall on the UCLA campus and at the Geffen Playhouse, Mann Village Theatre, Landmark Regent Theatre, Italian Cultural Institute, Mann Festival Theater, Mann National Theater, Hammer Museum and the Majestic Crest Theater.
Festival screening schedules and programming information will be announced Thursday, June 1. Passes are now on sale. For more information, call 1-866-FilmFest or visit www.lafilmfest.com.