laurelsEven though the LA Film Fest is one of my favorites, 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 hometown? 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 February, 2016.

I spoke with Madeleine Brand on Press Play about why LA doesn’t have a world-famous film festival…

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? Have I omitted any fests from this list?

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