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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Downtown Film Festival LA 2012 (Deadline: June 20, 2012)
DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL L.A. ANNOUNCES 2012 DATES
Filmmakers Invited To Submit Their Features, Documentaries and Shorts
LOS ANGELES – APR 25, 2012 – The organizers of Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA), a nonprofit organization, announced today that the 4th edition of the independent cinema showcase will be held July 6-13, 2012.
With the announcement the film festival officially opens its film submissions, and filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their films for screening consideration through Withoutabox.com (the international film submission service). The festival will showcase all types of films that reflect downtown L.A.'s unique cultural diversity and its mission to present authentically independent cinema in the Film Capital of the World.
The festival also pays homage during each edition to the unique role that downtown Los Angeles played in the development of American cinema. This year's festival will present a to-be-announced Silent Film as part of this tradition.
Over the festival's 10 days this summer, movie-goers can expect a wide variety of film-related experiences including dozens of screenings but also workshops, lectures, art exhibits, receptions and other after-hour events. Venues include Downtown Independent Theater and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art with more venues to be announced later.
During past editions the festival has premiered new films by Spike Lee and Barbara Kopple, showcased features with Paul Newman, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Anna May Wong, and honored with our Independent Film Pioneer Award Seymour Cassel and John Hawkes.