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L.A. Film Festival moves to crowded fall festival season for 2018

L.A. Film Festival moves to crowded fall festival season for 2018

In a move that could drastically impact the film festival landscape in the city, the L.A. Film Festival will move out of its long-standing summer slot and next take place from Sept. 20-28, 2018.

“Everyone wants the film festival taking place in the heart of the film business to be strong, myself included, and this move is one big step in that direction,” said Jennifer Cochis, director of the L.A. Film Festival, in an email.

“Repositioning the festival will allow it to be of better service to audiences, filmmakers, and the industry,” Cochis added. “The summer is an increasingly challenging time for artist-driven films, and when we looked at the calendar to see what other window...

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