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    LAFF Winners Are A Family, Make Believe

    Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family won the Los Angeles Film Festival narrative award, while J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe collected the documentary award at the awards brunch Saturday.

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    Twilight Saga: Eclipse Downtown Premiere Draws 3000 Fans, 5000 Guests

    From Monday morning, the Twilight fans camped out in a tent city set up in L.A.'s huge Nokia plaza. I walked past them when I went to a Monday night LAFF screening. Their pay-off was the Eclipse premiere Thursday night, the most fan-friendly event that I have ever seen.

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    LAFF: Kids Are All Right Scores During Lakers Riot, 30 Films to See

    The Thursday night opening of the LA Film Fest was not quite what the organizers had hoped for, with the NBA final game right next door at the Staples Center. That was one risk the LAFF took this year by moving the festival downtown. Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson insists that the influx of apar...

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    Oscar Talk Summer Edition: Post-Cannes, Box Office Blues

    In our second Oscar Talk Summer Edition, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I cover his cross-country road trip, award contenders emerging from Cannes, and the disappointing summer so far, with some debate over indie darlings Winter's Bone and The Kids Are Alright, which opens next week's Los Angeles F...

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    Eclipse World Premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival

    Film Independent has announced its official selections for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 17 to 27 in downtown LA.

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    "Kids" & "Despicable" Bookend Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup

    UPDATED 2:38pm EDT: Over 200 features, shorts and music videos are on tap for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, taking place at its new home at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Focus Features' Sundance 2010 feature "The Kids Are All Right" will open the event June 17 at the Premiere Theater at R...

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    LA Film Fest Move Downtown Ignites Debate

    The Los Angeles Film Festival move from its home in Westwood (which worked well for four years) to downtown Los Angeles is stirring mixed response. It's not dissimilar to the reaction to Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson's taking the Indie Spirit Awards from the beach to downtown. That didn't play...

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    Los Angeles Film Festival Moves to Downtown LA

    The Los Angeles Film Festival is moving to downtown Los Angeles for its 2010 event taking place June 17 - 27. Confirming rumors that festival organizer, Film Independent, planned to move the annual event to downtown's L.A. LIVE adjacent the Staple's Center, the change is consistent with the group's ...

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    Los Angeles Film Fest: Preview

    The Los Angeles Film fest is looming large; tickets went on sale Monday. Fest director Rich Raddon and programmer Rachel Rosen are offering a wide swath of entertainment designed to pull in moviegoers of every stripe.

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    LAFF: Bloggers Poolside Chat

    I had fun moderating the blogging panel poolside at the W. From right, Sasha Stone of Awards Daily, Kate Coe of Fishbowl LA, Jeff Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere and I all agreed that we are obsessed; speed is of the essence, although, Stone said, one can always throw something up fast and tweak it la...

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