laurelsEven though the LA Film Fest is fantastic, our fair city is not known for one of the “important” festivals - Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Venice, Berlin…after all, what fun is it to party in your home town? But what we may (arguably) lack in “importance” we make up for in diversity. Here’s an (ever-growing) list of fascinating So Cal film fests as of March, 2014.

Note, I can’t vouch for most of the long list below…I’ve only been to a handful!  But I’m committed to showing up to a couple of festivals this year that are totally out of my wheel house…any suggestions? And have I omitted any fests from this list?

3/7/14 – The latest addition, and an interesting one: the Architecture & Design Film Festival LA, March 12-16. “The Architecture & Design Film Festival is the nation’s largest film festival celebrating the creative spirit of architecture and design. This year the festival will come to downtown Los Angeles to the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre Center. ADFF showcase more than 30 films, and many panel discussions, book signings and Q&A’s with design leaders and film makers from around the world.”

  1. AFI Fest
  2. The All Sports Film Festival
  3. Anaheim International Film Festival
  4. The Arab Film Festival
  5. Architecture & Design Film Festival LA
  6. The Awareness Film, Art and Film Festival 
  7. BelAir Film Festival
  8. Beverly Hills Film Festival
  9. Burbank International Film Festival
  10. Cinecon Classic Film Festival
  11. Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival
  12. City of Lights/City of Angels
  13. Dance Camera West
  14. Dances with Film
  15. Docuweeks
  16. Downtown Film Festival LA
  17. Feel Good Film Festival
  18. FirstGlance Hollywood Film Fest
  19. The German Currents Film Festival
  20. The GI Film Festival 
  21. Going Green Film Fest
  22. H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
  23. Hola Mexico Film Festival
  24. The Hollyshorts Film Festival
  25. Hollywood Black Film Festival
  26. Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival
  27. The Hollywood Film Festival
  28. Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
  29. Indian Film Festival Los Angeles
  30. International Family Film Festival
  31. International Student Film Festival Hollywood
  32. Israel Film Festival LA
  33. Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
  34. Justice on Trial Film Festival
  35. Lake Arrowhead Film Fesitval
  36. Latino International Film Festival
  37. Look East: Korean Film Festival
  38. LA 3D Film Festival
  39. La Femme International Film Festival
  40. The Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival
  41. The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  42. LA Brazilian Film Festival
  43. The LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival
  44. LA Film + Music Weekend
  45. Los Angeles Film Festival
  46. LA Greek Film Festival
  47. LA Harbor International Film Festival
  48. Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival
  49. LA Irish Film Festival
  50. Los Angeles Italia Film Festival
  51. LA Jewish Film Festival
  52. LA Shorts Fest
  53. The LA Turkish Film Festival
  54. The LA United Film Festival
  55. The Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
  56. Malibu International Film Festival
  57. My Hero Film Festival
  58. Newport Beach Film Festival
  59. No-Budget Film Festival
  60. Noor Iranian Film Festival
  61. Old Pasadena Film Fest
  62. Other Venice Film Festival
  63. Outfest
  64. Palm Springs International Film Festival
  65. Pan African Film Festival
  66. Polish Film Festival Los Angeles
  67. Red Nations Film Festival
  68. The San Pedro International Film Festival
  69. Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  70. Santa Catalina Film Festival
  71. The Scandinavian Film Festival LA
  72. Screamfest LA
  73. SoCal Film Festival
  74. The South East European Film Festival
  75. Southern California Business Film Festival
  76. Sunset Film Festival
  77. Topanga Film Festival
  78. UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival
  79. United Film Festival Los Angeles
  80. Valley Film Festival
  81. Vampire Film Festival – LA
  82. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  83. Zed Fest: Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
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  • Tracy M
  • http://blogs.kcrw.com/mattsmovies mholzman

    Terrible that I neglected that…I'll add to the list! M

  • Anonymous

    Great list of festivals. I’ll try to go on some.

  • MicahG

    The ARPA International Film Festival at the Egyptian is another great one. http://affma.org/

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