Los Angeles Film Festival Taps Jacqueline Lyanga as Guest Director for Vr and Announces New Ida Partnership

Preparing for the newly configured Los Angeles Film Festival September 20-28, the Laff scooped up recently departed AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga as guest director for Vr and Immersive Storytelling. This is the festival’s first foray into that emerging arena, which is part of a new partnership with Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television.

This will be the 24th installment of the Laff. This fall, its second under the leadership of Festival Director Jennifer Cochis and the first in its new time slot. The date moves Laff into direct competition with AFI Fest (November 8-15), the last of the fall festivals.

Other Laff projects include partnering with the International Documentary Association’s biannual conference, Getting Real ’18; expanding its inclusion summit We the People at the Writers Guild this September, and is mounting a benefit dinner celebrating 25 years of Project Involve, honoring alumni Effie T. Brown, Jon M. Chu,
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