The Los Angeles Film Festival, also known as the LA Film Fest, is an annual film festival held in June in downtown Los Angeles, California. It showcases independent, international, feature, documentary and short films, as well as music videos. Since 2001 it has been run by Film Independent, which also has produced the annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica since 1985. With an attendance of more than 90,000 people, the festival screens more than 100 feature films. This year, see both hotly anticipated summer movies and world premieres, as well as short films created by high school students and a special section devoted to music videos. The “L.A. Muse” section shows new films that capture the spirit of Los Angeles. Films submitted to the Festival are reviewed by Film Independent's programming department, which evaluates each film, looking for the best in new American and international cinema. To see the lineup of this year's screenings, visit the calendar on the Film Festival website. June 10-18. The fest’s hub is at L.A. Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown), with additional screenings at locations throughout the LA area. Individual tickets $11-$25. Film passes $350. 866.345.6337. lafilmfest.com