LA Film Festival Wed 6.14.2017

Here’s Your Guide to Following the 2017 LA Film Festival

Well guys, we finally made it. After weeks of anticipation, the 2017 LA Film Festival officially begins tonight, with the premiere of our Opening Night film, Colin Trevorrow’s tense family mystery-drama The Book of Henry. Thus kicks off nine straight days of tastefully jam-packed, film-oriented adult recreation: screenings, panels, special events, food, drink, live music, yoga (!) and much, much more. It’s a lot of stuff to keep up with, but don’t worry—we’re here to help.

We certainly hope you can join us in person for as much of this year’s Festival frolicsomeness as humanly possible. But if not we’ve go you covered—here now is your complete guide to following this year’s LA Film Festival online:


You (presumably) have a phone in your pocket. You (presumably) want to know what’s happening at the LA Film Festival. So why not download our official 2017 LA Film Festival app? You can view the entire Festival lineup, build a schedule, buy tickets and passes, get parking info and access a QR code for a ArcLight Culver City concessions special. Download the app now via iTunes or Google Play for use throughout the Festival. Just remember to turn your phone off when the movie starts!


Don’t miss out. Keep abreast of real time Festival news, updates and live event coverage via your social media platform of choice. Follow us on Twitter (@LAFilmFestival and @FilmIndependent), Facebook (@LAFilmFestival), Instagram (@FilmIndependent) and as FilmIndependent on Snapchat. And be sure to let everyone know what a great time you’re having with hashtag #LAFilmFestival on all platforms.


Subscribe to Film Independent’s YouTube channel for daily Festival video recaps, interviews, red carpet highlights and more. If you want to catch up on trailers and clips from the films in this year’s program, click here. And if you want to watch our exclusive LA Muse filmmaker interview and travelogue series, click here.


Keep it locked (kids are still saying “keep it locked” right?) to this blog all week for recaps of Festival screenings, panels and special events daily Festival diaries, interviews, award announcements and more. After all, you gotta have something to read while standing in that ArcLight rush line, right?


We’ll make this one simple. Wanna know how to buy passes? Click here. Wanna know where to park? Click here. Want to learn about this year’s venues? Click here. Wanna look at our schedule? Click here. Want to check out films and events and buy tickets? Click here. See? Simple.

That’s it. See you at the Festival!

The 2017 LA Film Festival begins today and runs through June 22, headquartered at the ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, with additional screenings at ArcLight Hollywood, ArcLight Santa Monica, LACMA and The Theatre at Ace Hotel.