LA Film Festival Moves Into New Oscar-Season Berth With Diverse Programs, Partnerships

In any previous year, the annual LA Film Festival would have been over a month ago, but now in what is certainly, at least partially, a bid to be taken more seriously as a real player on the fest circuit — in the very backyard where Oscar hopeful…

In any previous year, the annual LA Film Festival would have been over a month ago, but now in what is certainly, at least partially, a bid to be taken more seriously as a real player on the fest circuit — in the very backyard where Oscar hopefuls get birthed — the Film Independent-produced fest is looking to be a much bigger part of the conversation than its past placement in June ever allowed. Scheduled now to run September 20-28, the new date puts it in the forefront…