Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

LA Film Fest Exclusive Clip: I AM THALENTE Doc Visits The Skateboarding Youth Of Durban

When documentarian Natalie Johns and her team returned to her home country of South Africa, they weren't quite expecting the story they found on the streets of Durban.Thalente Biyela is a 17-year old who is homeless and illiterate. And he... More »
By Ben Umstead   

LA Film Fest 2015 Lineup Announced

Spring is in the air and that means that the good folks at Film Independent have been hard at work putting together their lineup for the upcoming LA Film Fest. The downtown festival runs June 10-18 and features some new... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2014: Watch This First Clip From Dave Boyle's MAN FROM RENO

Dave Boyle's latest film, an unexpected thriller titled Man From Reno, is about to have its world premiere at this year's LA Film Festival. We put it on our list of 15 Twitch Picks for the festival, and we now... More »
By J Hurtado   

Watch A Clip From THE WELL, Thomas S. Hammock's PA Thriller

Thomas S. Hammock's feature film debut, the post-apocalyptic thriller The Well, will make it's World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 12th. Hammock has been a production designer for Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard on You're Next, their... More »
By Andrew Mack   

LA Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The Los Angeles Film Festival is turning 20 this year, and to celebrate, the fine folks at Film Independent have quite the whopper of a line up. Bong Joon-ho's hotly anticipated science fiction actioner Snowpiercer opens the fest, which runs... More »
By Ben Umstead   

LA Film Fest 2013: 12 Nuggets from Spike Jonze's Career and New Feature HER

Spike Jonze sat down with David O. Russell at LA Film Fest for a conversation about his career. While it got off to a rather pokey start, the conversation included a few great nuggets about Jonze's past work, as well... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2013: CODE BLACK and MOTHER, I LOVE YOU Take Top Jury Prizes, All Awards Announced

LA Film Festival has just about wrapped up its 2013 edition with the festival closing screening of The Way, Way Back coming tonight. The awards were announced today and it was Janis Nords's Latvian drama Mother, I Love You... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2013: Nicolas Winding Refn's Top 5 Quotes from ONLY GOD FORGIVES North American Premiere

Controversial Cannes competitioner Only God Forgives made its official North American premiere at the LA Film Fest last night and director Nicolas Winding Refn was on hand and in his usual devilishly eloquent form. We've got his five most bombastic... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Two Gorgeous New Posters For LAFF Selected Doc TAPIA

A selection of the now-running Los Angeles Film Festival, Eddie Alcazar's Tapia has just released a pair of stellar new posters for the sports documentary.Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life was a maelstrom of turmoil. The glory of his punishing ring... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The First Teaser For LA Selected Horror Flick DELIVERY

Kyle and Rachel have a baby coming. And maybe that's not such a good thing. Welcome to the basic premise for Delivery, Brian Netto's indie horror flick about to premiere at the LA Film Festival.In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fresh Trailer For LA Selected Boxing Doc TAPIA

Soon to premiere at the LA Film Festival, Eddie Alcazar's documentary Tapia chronicles the turbulent life of champion boxer Johnny Tapia as told in his own words via the final interviews granted before his untimely death.Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life... More »
By Todd Brown   

LA Film Fest Exclusive: First Trailer & Poster for Indie Charmer FOREV

The LA Film Fest is coming to town -- kicking off this Thursday in Downtown LA. To get you all psyched up, we've got an exclusive trailer and poster debut for you here at Twitch for one of the narrative... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

New DELIVERY Artwork Heralds LAFF Due Date

About to premiere as part of the Beyond program at the LA Film Festival, Brian Netto's Delivery has released some brand new artwork to trumpet their upcoming birth dates.In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and Rachel Massy are a young couple... More »
By Todd Brown   

LA Film Fest 2013 Drops Full Card Including ONLY GOD FORGIVES, YOU'RE NEXT, LESSON OF THE EVIL

LA's big downtown fest has already announced their June festival opener as Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited and today brought the bulk of their lineup into the light of day. Most notable is the inclusion of Nicholas Winding Refn's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

That's a Wrap on LA Film Fest 2012

The Los Angeles Film Festival has wrapped up after another fantastic year downtown. 11 great days of movies and schmoozing are in the books but there is plenty to reflect back on. Please check out our full review of coverage... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2012: ALL IS WELL, DROUGHT Take Top Jury Awards

LA Film Fest has wrapped up for another year and while we've got a few more reviews and interviews trickling in over the next couple days, we've also got the announcement of all the awards handed out yesterday. BEASTS... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2012 Exclusive: First Character Posters for Alex Karpovsky's RED FLAG

I have to hand it to Alex Karpovsky. Every time I attend a film festival, he's either acting in a movie playing there, or has directed one. This guy is always working. His hard work has really paid off on... More »
By Chase Whale   

LA Film Fest 2012 : Twitch Team Picks Our 9 Most Anticipated Titles

LA Film Fest kicks off tonight with the North American premiere of Woody Allen's TO ROME WITH LOVE and we are following up yesterday's LA FILM FEST 2012 PREVIEW with a few words from our team and our 9 most... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

LA Film Fest 2012 Preview

LA's big downtown fest kicks off 11 of the most fun days Los Angeles has on the calendar this Thursday. Aside from plenty of parties and way more than anyone's share of karaoke, LAFF has a pretty damned good slate... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   


Benh Zeitlin's BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has found pretty much nothing but adoring fans since its award-winning debut at Sundance in January. The praise continued last month at Cannes and you can pretty much guarantee the fervor will... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
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