The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films -- narrative and documentary-are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique signature events. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers with critics, scholars, film masters, and the movie-loving public.
Festival passes for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival go on sale Tuesday, May 5. Tickets to individual screenings will be available for purchase beginning on May 29. Passes and tickets can be purchased on this web site or over the phone at 866.FILMFEST (345-6337). Walk up sales of passes and tickets will begin at Festival Ticket Office on Sunday, June 14.
Approximately 110 features, 40 shorts, and 60 music videos make up the main body of the Festival. This year, Festival programmers considered more than 4,500 films.