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The film festival, running Oct. 15-19 in Carmel, Ca., will also include a tribute to “You’re Not You” actress Emmy Rossum and a DreamWorks Animation panel with the filmmakers of “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
“We’re excited about our film slate this year,” said Thomas Burns, festival president and founder, in the announcement.
This year’s fest is expected to draw over 24,000 attendees and will include over 120 features, shorts and documentaries.
More information can be found on the festival’s website.
Main program lineup:
• 2 Days, 1 Night
• You’re Not You
• 10,000 Km
• 5 to 7
• Learning to Drive
• Merry Friggin’ Christmas
• Catch Hell
• Dare to be Wild
- Variety Staff
The upcoming Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (Dffla) is looking to promote minority performers. “We tend to lean toward films that have a multi-cultural theme, cast, crew,” Greg Ptacek, the festival’s co-director, told Backstage. “We’re an urban film festival.” The curtain goes up July 9 with the L.A. premiere of director Giovanni Zelko’s “The Algerian,” an international thriller shot both on location in Middle East and downtown L.A. The festival, which is held at venues throughout downtown, will screen about 100 films—three quarters of which are shorts of music videos. “Independent filmmakers used to, as their calling cards, make short films—and they still do, which is why we have four programs of short films—but increasingly a lot of them are making music videos,” Ptacek said. “We’re delighted to be the Los Angeles premiere platform for new videos by Sean Lennon and his band, »
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