A highly popular and celebrated event, the Los Angeles Film Festival is a world class movie gala that showcases some of the most critically-acclaimed filmmakers, critics, film industry professionals and new talent from other countries. Recognized as a world class event, it is held every year in the month of June in Westwood Village, California, and focuses on the best of American and international cinema for a period of 10 days.
Anticipated crowds for this yearâs Festival, which is from 18th to 28th June 2009, are expected to be over 100,000 people as streams of movie lovers from all over the world come together to celebrate it. The main part of this exciting Festival is made up of over 100 feature films, 100 short films and approximately 50 music videos that originate from about 40 different countries. These films run alongside major premieres that feature popular stars, seminars, panels and outdoor screenings.
Highlights of the Festival include the exclusive Filmmaker Retreat that is hosted by the Festival’s annual Guest Director, and the Spirit of Independence Award ceremony and bash. A popular highlight among the younger audience is the short film features that are produced by high school students and the music video section.
At the end of the festival, popular awards that are handed out include the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film and Best Animated/Experimental Short Film. Some of the more prizy awards given out carry a cash prize of ,000 and include categories such the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary Feature.
If you are a movie lover, this event is the right place for you to come and experience the joy of movies together with thousands of other movie lovers. Visitors looking to stay at one of the hotels in Pasadena in Los Angeles should consider the luxurious and elegant Langham Hotel Pasadena which is an ideal base to frequent this Festival.