Sundance NEXT FEST and FilmL.A. Celebrate Independent Filmmaking in Downtown Los Angeles

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In August, downtown’s Ace Hotel and Theatre hosted the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST August 10th through 13th. Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the work of independent filmmakers. 2017 marked NEXTFEST’s fifth year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a Sundance Institute partner. NEXT FEST featured a handful of bold new films, previously screened at the 2017 … Read More

American Humane Association Offering No-Cost Program for Indie Filmmakers

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The American Humane Association (AHA) describes itself as the voice of Hollywood’s animal stars for the past 75 years. Since the 1940’s, AHA and its team of Certified Animal Safety Representatives have worked “to ensure the proper treatment of all furry, finned and feathered talent while on set.” And today, through a partnership between the Industry Advancement Cooperative Fund and … Read More

FilmL.A. Supports Filmmakers Sharing Their L.A.

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On October 20, New Filmmakers LA produced its second annual short film competition celebrating Los Angeles’ cultural diversity.   On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project played at the downtown AT&T Center to a packed house. The films screened at the event answered the question: “What is your L.A.?”  The program gave filmmakers a chance to use the medium of film … Read More