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Downtown Film Festival LA 2012 Dates: July 6 - July 13

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 27, 2012 at 11:50AM

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA)'s fourth independent cinema showcase will be held July 6 through July 13. The organizers invite filmmakers to submit their features, shorts, and documentaries to the fest.
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Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA)'s fourth independent cinema showcase will be held July 6 through July 13.  The organizers invite filmmakers to submit their features, shorts, and documentaries to the fest.  Past festivals have premiered new films by Spike Lee, Barbara Kopple, features with Paul Newman, Don Cheadle, and Guy Pearce.

The Downtown Festival also pays homage to the role that downtown Los Angeles plays in the development of American cinema.  In this tradition, the festival will feature a to-be-announced silent film that features L.A.

For more information or to submit a film, visit www.dffla.com.
 

This article is related to: Festivals, Festivals, Los Angeles


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.