The 18th Los Angeles Film Festival has embraced diversity in a number of ways. The selections were culled from more than 5,000 submissions and come from 30 countries, eight of which are in Latin America. The lineup spotlights films that feature African Americans, includes 19 feature films directed by women, and the festival also will convene a special panel discussion among women in the animation business. Here's a sampling of topics and films of interest. Complete coverage on 24 Frames.