LA INDIE Film Fest 2013
Photo by Scott Sutton

LA INDIE Film Fest 2013

Photo by Scott Sutton

Is it already time for another LA INDIE Film Fest? It is, and I’m SO okay with that. The LA INDIE Film Festival (partner of the LA Comedy Festival) will run from March 14-24th and brings award-winning films from around the globe, world premiers and stellar documentaries. If you need an idea of how legit fun the festival is, just got back and read our recap of last years LA INDIE Film Fest 2012. The LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL will take place March 14- 24 at the LET LIVE THEATRE (916 N. Formosa Ave.). Over 70 films from 13 countries make up the Features and Shorts lineup! The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival of the well-established LA Comedy Festival. Having launched this past Fall, it is clear that this companion festival is a welcome addition. The response has been wonderful. From the over 1000 submissions received these 70 films were chosen.

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DOCUMENTARIES

My Name Is Faith Trailer

The LA Premiere of MY NAME IS FAITH chronicles the story of a 13-year old girl working hard to overcome a troubling past, embrace vulnerability and accept the love and possibility that now surround her. “Just because a child has a past doesn’t mean they’re broken forever.” From foster homes to believing she is finally safe. The Documentaries cover a wide range of subjects. World Premiere of DEAD MAN ROCKIN’ covers the life and music of JOHN HARRELSON. It offers a portrait of a unique and uncompromising artist, a true American Bluesman, a ‘you can never forget him’ type of character, a man who lives (and dies) for his craft and art every day of his life. The West Coast Premiere of the award winning, BEAUTY AND THE BREAST, where a first- time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into the devastating reality of breast cancer, seen through the eyes of female patients helping demystify the disease while painting poignant and often humorous portraits of survival. Rounding out the documentaries, THE GLAMOROUS LIE focuses on the life of YAVAUGHNIE WILKINS, including her early life and eight and a half year relationship with high profile executive CHARLES E. PHILLIPS, Jr. The documentary explores the couple’s love story from bliss to bitter end.

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FEATURES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

The Employer Trailer

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Among the features is the thriller, THE EMPLOYER starring MALCOLM McDOWELL. Five candidates for a high-ranking position at a powerful and mysterious corporation are given a final interview unlike any they could have imagined. Presiding over this life-or-death contest is the CEO of the corporation, known only as The Employer. From Australia, comes the world premiere of AD NAUSEAM which tells the comedic story of Derek and Clive, two young viral ad producers from Sydney, who have 12 hours to get a million Youtube views or they’re out of a job. Lucky they don’t have any morals! MATT’S CHANCE is a darkly comedic tale of love, revenge, and the fickle nature of human morality starring EDWARD FURLONG, LEE MAJORS, MARGOT KIDDER and GARY BUSEY. World premiere of THE JOGGER, where a man goes on an evening jog only to have it turn into a race for his life when he is stalked by a psychotic killer.

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NINE SHORTS BLOCKS

Arrested Development – “Living”

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There are also nine short program blocks featuring a wide range of genres and styles of filmmaking. In the mix are many premiering and multi-award winning narrative and animated films. Some featured performances are by MICHAEL RICHARDS (WALK THE LIGHT), SHARON LAWRENCE (THE VISIT), JORGE GARCIA (SHREDDED), BILL NIGHY (PLACEBO), JANINA GAVANKAR (WAITING FOR GODOT) and the music video for ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’s latest single, LIVING. Short Films are featured from Iran, Israel, Hungary, Italy, France, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, UK, Switzerland, France, Columbia and all over the USA.

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ABOUT LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

The LA INDIE Film Festival is the partner festival to the well-established LA COMEDY Festival, LAComedyFest.com. After having worked with hundreds of funny filmmakers over the years, the continued desire to support filmmakers led to the LA INDIE Film Festival. Sponsored by GREENHOUSE STUDIOS.

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SO Note: LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL runs from March 14-24. No screenings March 18-19. Tickets are $8 online and $12 at the door. For information, call (323) 463-2942 or RESERVE ONLINE: LAIndieFilmFest.com. VENUE: 
All Film Screenings: LET LIVE THEATRE 916 N. Formosa Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

David Dean
David is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefully make people smile. You can also find him on HelloGiggles and Thought Catalog. He is a comedy lover and pop culture obsessive who loves crossing the line, a good story and original beauty.
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8 Comments

  1. Lindsay Wolf says:

    What a great little write up about the festival. And JORGE GARCIA and SHREDDED are mentioned!

  2. Hello,
    Somebody knows about the awards?
    I didn't make it to the festival and I would like to know :)

  3. Carly Harmon says:

    I had a chance to catch a special screening of The Employer. I had to see it. I love Malcolm McDowell ever since Entourage and Franklin and Bash. He always plays interesting characters. He plays a good villain. And again, he did not dissappoint.

  4. Like Carly I was able to catch a screening of The Employer. As a fan of horror I was interested to see how Frank Merle attack the film's terrifying premise. He did an amazing job! The film was full of surprises and features plenty of up and coming actors, Katerina Mikailenko, David Dastmalchian, Matt Willig, Paige Howard who more than hold their own with established actors, like Billy Zane, Michael Delorenzo, and of course the inimitable Malcolm MacDowell. This film will not only appeal to fans of Horror, but also fans of suspense who enjoy story and development over gore. I wholeheartedly endorse!

  5. The Employer says:

    We appreciate the love on this page. Look for The Employer at Big Bear Horror Film Festival this weekend and Los Angeles Movie Awards May 25th!

  6. I want to go see The Employer in Big Bear this weekend! Malcolm McDowell rocks.

  7. This film fest sounds like an awesome time. I was very impressed by The Employer, I will have to see the others. I love knowing the indie horror scene is alive & well!

  8. Saw The Employer and it was amazing. This festival was a great success, thank you!

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