Get In the Hollywood Spirit at LA Film Fest!

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LA is most known for one thing- Hollywood! It is the heart and soul of the movie industry. People travel from all over the world just to experience the city that is home to the stars. Wouldn’t it be exciting to see filmmakers showcase their latest films in the entertainment capital of the world? Guests who are staying at hotels around Hollywood CA should take full advantage of Los Angeles and everything it is about at LA Film Fest.

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2013 will be the 19th year for LA Film Fest. There is no better location for the event than the beautiful LA Live, located in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival is put together by Film Independent, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to promote independent film. They strive to assist film makers in making their movies, building an audience, and diversifying the movie industry. Both well-known and independent filmmakers have the opportunity to submit films into the festival.

The first day of LA Film Fest will be June 13, 2013 and it will last for 10 consecutive days. Opening night will start off with a bang, premiering the latest film from award winning director Pedro Almódovar: I’m So Excited. The film features Almódovar movie regulars Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas. It takes place on a doomed airplane in-flight on its way to Mexico City. The festival will also have two special gala features with films by Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Drive, and new-comer Ryan Coogler. Closing night will feature the film The Way, Way Back directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The film is about Duncan, a 14 year old boy who spends the Summer with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, as well as his daughter. During his stay, he begins to learn who he is and has a better idea of what his place is in the world.

There is more to LA Film Fest than just watching movies. Celebrate costume designers who are responsible for the beautiful wardrobe in films with a panel discussion and a viewing of Vertigo. Get an inside look at female editors in the industry at a panel discussion where they will review the creative process as well as some of the industry secrets. If you’re interested in comedy, sit down for a class with Maya Rudolph where she will give audience members lessons in being funny. If you want to learn about music in film, join Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla as he teaches the art of composing music specifically for a film.

Don’t miss LA Film Fest! For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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