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DTLA Film Festival Announces Call For Entries for 15th annual edition
Oct. 18-22, 2023 in downtown Los Angeles

Leading indie film showcase with an emphasis on diversity now accepting feature, documentary and short films for screening consideration

LOS ANGELES | March 22, 2023 – DTLA Film Festival – a leading showcase for independent film in the historic heart of the Film Capital of the World – announced today that its 15th annual edition will be held October 18-22 at Regal L.A. Live cinemas.

Submissions are now open for all genres of films as well as narrative feature, short film and TV-pilot screenplays:

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Diversity in Hollywood take a step back in theatrical films

After trending upward for the past three years, racial, ethnic and gender diversity among movie actors, directors and writers for theatrical releases have slid back last year to 2019 levels, according to the new Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA.

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To live and dies in downtown L.A.: the contradiction, promise and burden of an evolving community

One never knows what one might encounter in downtown Los Angeles.

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‘Cherry’ — Winner of Best Director and Best Actor Awards at the 2022 DTLA Film Fest — Opens for L.A. Theatrical Release, Followed By Streaming Debut

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2023 | Filmmaker Sophie Galibert’s feature dramedy “Cherry” — which was awarded Best Director for Galibert and Best Actor for Alexandria Treuwhitt in the title role at the 2022 DTLA Film Festival— will open this month for a theatrical run in Los Angeles. The theatrical release will be followed by its streaming platform release.

The film tackles the hot-button issue of abortion as a young, seemingly carefree woman has 24 hours to make the most important decision of her life: whether or not to keep an unplanned pregnancy. The film enjoyed its Los Angeles theatrical premiere during last year’s DTLA Film Festival at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

“We’re always thrilled to hear when one of our alumni’s films enjoy a theatrical release. We were enchanted by Sophie’s movie and Alexandria’s stunning performance, and know that audiences everywhere will enjoy it as well,” said Festival Director Greg Ptacek.

More:  Official Trailer  Apple Trailer  Select theaters – Instagram @cherry_the_movie 

Failure to Change: Two Reports Examine Hollywood’s Lack of Progress Improving Diversity on Movie Sets

Hollywood employed fewer female filmmakers and directors from underrepresented communities to make its biggest films in 2022, according to a new study by USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative.

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