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Los Angeles Film Festivals Calendar April/May 2016 – 2017

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 02•17

Los Angeles Film Festivals  Calendar April/May 2016 – 2017 

Going Green Film Fest

With the motto “REthink, REplenish, REcommit”, the MIRACLE MILE GOING GREEN FILM FESTIVAL encourages green filmmaking by rewarding filmmakers who have lessened their carbon footprint on the planet during production, used alternative transportation within the storyline of their films, or have created a film whose subject includes the environment, third world issues, wildlife, etc.

When: April
Where: Regal Theaters at LA Live Downtown

Festival of Film Noir

The annual Festival of Film Noir organized by American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents rare original films, most of which are not available on DVD, including films which have been recently restored by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
When: April
Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

IFFLA showcases films from or about India made by Indian and international filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to promote a greater appreciation of Indian culture and cinema.
When: April
Where: ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood and other venues around LA
Info: 310-364-4403,

City of Lights – City of Angels French Film Festival

A week of French movie premieres in Hollywood. COLCOA is one of the largest French film festivals in the world with an exclusive program of 50 films, including World, North American and U.S. Premieres. All films are presented with English subtitles.
When: April
Where: Directors Guild of America – 7920 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90046

The Newport Beach Film Festival

Over 350 international independent and studio film screenings, actor showcases, music and arts events, fashion shows, red carpet events and galas.
When: April
Where: Various

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival

A film festival focused on movies about all kinds of sports and competitions.
When: April
Where: Varies

FirstGlance Hollywood Film Fest

30 award-winning films from across the globe including features, docs, shorts, animation and more.
When: April
Where: at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is Southern California’s premier showcase for film and video works by Asian Pacific American and Asian Pacific international cinema artists. The festival encompasses screenings, panels, workshops, and artists’ awards.
When: April
Where: Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., David Harvey Hwang Theatre, Aratani/Japan American Theatre and others
Info: 213-680-4462 ext 68,

RAW Film Festival

The RAW Film Festival is an annual “pop-up” showcase of short films – mostly from LA area local filmmakers – focusing on high-concept films and multidisciplinary artists. The program consists of narrative, documentary, experimental and music video categories. The one-day event also includes an art exhibition, live performances, and virtual reality showcase. High filmmaker attendance rate.
When: April
Where: The Bootleg Theater in Echo Park

Cinema at the Edge – Independent Film Festival

Three days of screenings, parties & artist programs that celebrates independent filmmaking. A major festival for independent film.
When: April
Where: Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica, California

TCM Classic Film Festival

The TCM Classic Film Festival in April celebrates classic movies by showing them on the big screen in Hollywood movie palaces and bringing out the makers and stars of those movies for featured appearances.
When: April-May
Where: Chinese Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The Garifuna International Film Festival

The Garifuna International Film Festival showcases films by and about the Garafuna culture – descendants of Carib, Arawak, and West African people – of Central America and other indigenous cultures.
When: May
Where: Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291


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