We are extremely sad to announce that in light of the international situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we will unfortunately have to postpone our LA Festival of Cinema 2020 March screening to a later date.
We will continue to update our Facebook page and website as we have more information from local authorities and the CDC.
Please know we are devoting all our resources to finding a better solution (one that minimises the risk of infection while, at the same time, rewarding all your hard work).
We are here for any questions or comments you may have. However, we kindly ask for your patience.
Let's celebrate the diversity of international cinema in the city that has been continuously shaping this industry and art form since the beginning of its history. LA Festival of Cinema aspires to showcase the newest talent in the independent film industry, and create an event where films of different backgrounds can provide entertainment for anyone who's a fan of cinema.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 NOMINEES
BEST SHORT FILM
Brought To You By Satan
Sorry for Your Loss
Beyond the Woods
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Fatum (Room 216)
Leap of Faith (Atto di Fede)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
God Bless the Cook
In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates' Trial
Of Blood and Piss
Through The Eyes of You
BEST STUDENT FILM
We Choose To Go
Windows Along The Way
A Life Per Frame
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Open The Window
Words - Starbuck
The movie theater that sits at 251 S. Main Street is one of Los Angeles’ greatest treasures. Housing film festivals, non-profit events and performance artists alike, the Downtown Independent has a long history as a community cinema.
This venue elevates the work of women, queer/trans/non-binary communities, sex-positive people, communities of color, international filmmakers and independent thinkers.