2022 DTLA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

‘The Rest of Us’ Named Best Picture, ‘The Great American Low Rider Tradition’ Takes Audience Favorite, and Sophie Galibert Gets The Nod for Best Director for “Cherry”

Los Angeles, CA Sept 18, 2022) – The 13th annual DTLA Film Festival, Sept. 14-18 at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced this evening its Filmmakers Awards. Florencia Krochik’s “The Rest of Us,” a feature documentary about DACA kids shot over a decade, won Best Picture. Other winners included director Martin Torrez’ “The Great American Low Rider Tradition,” a feature documentary about the Lowrider culture of East Los Angeles, which took the Audience Favorite Award, and Sophie Galibert, named Best Director for “Cherry,” a narrative dramedy that tackles the hot-button topic of abortion.

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Industry Panels Explore NFTs, Hot-Button Topics, Film Finance

Three free-to-the-public industry panels during the 2022 DTLA Film Festival will explore a wide range of filmmaking topics from making movies on controversial topics in a highly partisan society to how all things metaverse figure into the formula for making indie films. All three panels will be held the afternoon of Sat. Sept 17 at SAS Movie Studios at 1755 N. Main St. in downtown L.A.

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Crypto Art Gallery At DTLAFF

LOS ANGELES | Sept. 15, 2022 –  Downtown Los Angeles FIlm Festival will make history September 15-17 for merging the film industry with the NFT community with a pop-up NFT gallery at SAS Movie Studio, 1755 N. Main St. in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition will be curated by Quantum Pop Artist Z Hovak,  a Los Angeles based Pop Artist with a background in the film industry as a costume designer.

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Promoting diversity in Hollywood at the 13th annual DTLA Film Festival

LOS ANGELES | Sept. 15, 2022 –  Downtown Los Angeles FIlm Festival will make history September 15-17 for merging the film industry with the NFT community with a pop-up NFT gallery at SAS Movie Studio, 1755 N. Main St. in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition will be curated by Quantum Pop Artist Z Hovak,  a Los Angeles based Pop Artist with a background in the film industry as a costume designer.

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Films capturing the Latinx experience in America get the spotlight at the 13th Annual DTLA Film Festival

Unique stories told from a Latin perspective play an important part in this year’s DTLA Film Festival…which kicks off Wednesday night. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, one of those movies, ‘Carlos Through the Tall Grass’ opens the festival’. Another called ‘The Rest of Us’ follows the lives of five undocumented students over seven years. It closes the festival. The festival’s director of programming Karolyne Sosa talked more about it.

DTLA Film Fest’s 2022 Art Director – Carlos Sosa

The banner on our home page is by Los Angeles artist Carlos Sosa. Its vibrant colors and classic cinema imagery set the tone for this year’s festival — renewal, rebirth and renovation. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the festival is positively joyous about returning as a live event. We think Carlos’ design for this year’s key art says it all.

Your can see more of Carlos Sosa’s artwork during the festival at his exhibit in the Cinema Lounge on the mezzanine level of Regal L.A. LIVE, and among the art featured at an exhibit of DTLA artists at SAS Movie Studios.

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#UltraShortSocial Treasure Quest!

Whether you are a celebrity, filmmaker, cinephile, tourist or local, you can join us in the #UltraShortSocial Treasure Quest during the 13th Annual DTLA Film Festival from September 14 – 18, 2022!

Share your favorite multimedia snaps (photo, video, & art, digital or film) of #DTLAFF treasures with the hashtags #DTLAFF #UltraShortSocial across your favorite content platforms to be automatically entered into the “Ultra Short Social” category for #DTLAFilmFestival 2023!

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13TH ANNUAL DTLA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP

The festival, premiering 100+ films of all genres with an emphasis on diversity, unspools at the Regal L.A. Live, September 14 – 18

LOS ANGELES | August 16, 2022 – The 13th annual DTLA Film Festival, which is set to run from September 14th – 18th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced its full lineup today. A total of 112 titles including 36 features and 76 short films are slated to screen, with virtually all making their world, West Coast, or Los Angeles premieres, and all eligible for awards.

“In 2022 DTLA Film Festival continues to embrace its decade-long mission of showcasing movies of all genres by filmmakers from groups traditionally underrepresented by Hollywood. This year’s film line-up reflects that commitment to diversity with 62 percent of the films directed by people of color, and well over 40 percent directed by women,” says Karolyne Sosa, Director of Programming.

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DTLA Film Festival Honored As ‘Best Event of the Year’!

LOS ANGELES | Aug. 12, 2022 — DTLA Film Festival was honored today as the “Best Annual Event in Downtown Los Angeles” by leading weekly newspaper Downtown L.A. News.

According to the newspaper, the festival was chosen for having screened more than 1,000 films over the past 12 years. “With people traveling hundreds of miles to catch the festival … it is a no brainer that the world-famous festival is the best event of the year for citizens of Los Angeles.”

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The annual DTLA Film Festival is produced a nonprofit arts organization established in 2008 to showcase films by artists underrepresented in the historic center of the Film Capital of the World. Want to know more or get involved? Contact us at volunteer@dtlaff.com

DTLAFF would like to congratulate our filmmaker alumni Director Teo Frank, 2018 winner of our Best Music Documentary “Underdogs” on their deal with NETFLIX worldwide distribution December 15th. Check it out!

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2018

• DTLA Film Festival Announces Launch of IMMERSIVE a New Showcase of VR, AR and Hyper-Reality Experiences
• Melora Walters ‘Waterlily Jaguar’ Selected For Opening Night Film
• 2018 DTLA Film Festival Announces Short-Form Content
• 10th Annual DTLA FILM FESTIVAL Announces Feature Film Line-Up
• The 10th Annual DTLA Film Festival Announces 2018 Dates

2017

• DTLA Film Festival Announces 2017 Filmmaker Awards
• 9th DTLA Film Festival To Close With 25th Anniversary Screening Of Robert Altman’s Seminal Hollywood Satire ‘THE PLAYER’
• ‘Lane 1974’ Selected As Centerpiece Film by 2017 DTLA Film Festival
• 2017 DTLA Film Festival Announces Short Films
• 2017 DTLA Film Festival Announces Feature Films
• Film Festival Roundup: DTLA Film Fest Announces Call for Entries, 2017 Dates
• 9th DTLA Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates And Call For Submissions

2016

• DTLA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 AWARDS
• Music Docs Continue To Steal Spotlight At 8th Annual Dtla Film Festival
• INCOME INEQUALITY DAY
• Moroccan Film Series Debuts at 2016 DTLA Film Festival
• Talking The Downtown L.A. Film Festival at L.A. Live with Organizer Greg Ptacek
• Toyota Mirai Takes the Spotlight at 2016 DTLA Film Festival as Presenting Sponsor
• Women Directors Shine at 2016 DTLA Film Festival
• 2016 DTLA Film Festival Announces Feature Films and Special Series
• 2016 DTLA Film Fest Announces Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night Films
• DTLA Film Fest Wins Prestigious ‘Best Film Series’ Award for 2016
• 8th Annual Downtown Film Festival L.A. Announces Call For Entries And Festival Dates

2015

DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL L.A. ANNOUNCES 2015 FILM AWARDS
7th Downtown Film Festival L.A., July 22-26, Announces Feature Films
Downtown Film Festival L.A. Announces 2015 Call For Entries

2014

2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles Announces Filmmaker Award Winners
Downtown Film Festival L.A. Announces 2014 Schedule

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