LA Film Festival Headlines

  • L.A. Film Festival to shut down after 18 years as Film Independent shifts focus to broader range of events

    Film Independent has announced that it will discontinue the L.A. Film Festival after 18 years. Instead the L.A.-based arts organization will shift resources onto more year-round events, including several that traditionally occurred during the festival. The surprise announcement landed via a press...

    latimes.com
  • Withoutabox Film Festival Submission Platform To End Service Next Year

    Amazon-owned Withoutabox, the dominant indie film festival submission platform for the last decade, has decided to end its service. In a letter to users, the service – run through IMDbPro – said it would “phase out” the service over the next year. Withoutabox was the official platform for Sundance and had been used by the LA Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and hundreds of smaller events, with the platform claiming it processed more than 100,000…

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