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Los Angeles Filmforum is the longest-running organization in Southern California dedicated exclusively to the ongoing, non-commercial exhibition of independent, experimental, and progressive media art.

Filmforum is proud to be in the center of the cultural programming of a city with a rich history of avant-garde filmmaking and programming. Now in our 46th year, we celebrate personal, hand-crafted and non-commercial work. Read more about our various programs, purchase tickets for upcoming screenings, explore our archives, or learn more about volunteering or making a tax-deductible donation on our website! 

Archive identification and digitalisation at Filmske novosti for the Non Aligned Newsreels project c Mila Turajlic Non Aligned Newsreels

Archive identification and digitalisation at Filmske novosti for the Non-Aligned Newsreels project (c) Mila Turajlić, Non-Aligned Newsreels, October 5

Upcoming Screenings

  • Saudade, by Liliane Laborde-Edozien

    Shaving Feet The Premonition of Black Female Experimental Filmmaking

    Start Date: Oct 5, 2022 11:00AM
    End Date: Nov 5, 2022 11:00PM
    Location: Online

    Online program! Shaving Feet The Premonition of Black Female Experimental Filmmaking features documentary and narrative films from Black women, exclusively curated by Ways of Seeing, a project which aims to curate, canonize, and archive the artistic works of women of color. Shaving Feet inquires into how filmmaking is a practice heavily influenced by the values of premonition and thought, rather than industrial processes.  Features from by Safiyah Chinere, Paige Taul, Alisha B. Wormsley, Liliane Laborde-Edozien, Sylvie Weber, Naomi Saquar, and Sonya Mwambu.

  • Light Field

    Light Field Los Angeles

    Start Date: Oct 9, 2022 7:30PM
    End Date: Oct 9, 2022 10:00PM
    Location: 2220 Arts + Archives

    Light Field is an annual exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held in the San Francisco Bay Area, but coming down to Los Angeles for the first time for a special screening! It is artist-run and collectively organized by: Samuel Breslin, Emily Chao, Zachary Epcar, Trisha Low, tooth, Syd Staiti, and Patricia Ledesma Villon.  The evening is co-presented with Mezzanine LA.