NewFilmmakers Los Angeles presents the InFocus program including a selection of Dutch cinema in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The event will be hosted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mary Pickford Center’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
The evening begins with InFocus: Dutch Cinema, a collection of new and exciting work from Dutch short film directors including Floor Adams’ acclaimed animation Mind My Mind, which takes us into the mind of an autistic protagonist navigating his world. The program, curated in partnership with EYE International, offers many keen studies of the human condition, society, the complexities of intimate relationships, and of death. This year’s Dutch Cinema line-up features films that have previously been programmed at Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival and Locarno.
After the Dutch program, there will be InFocus: Lebanese Cinema and the night will conclude with InFocus: Arab Cinema.
Doors will open to the public at 3:00pm with a pre-reception for the first shorts program, and the night will include a pre-reception before each of the evening’s programs, where attendees can sip libations and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. The event will conclude at 11:00pm.
Tickets are available for $15 for an all-night access passes, which provide access to all three film programs with open bar throughout the entire event. Get them here.
NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are presented throughout the year with support from Presenting Venue Sponsor LBA Realty, Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA and HBO Collabs, Producers Circle Sponsor Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), Foundation Sponsors Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), LA County Department of Arts and Culture, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), California Arts Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.
Program #1 – InFocus: Dutch Cinema
3:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:00 PM – Program
5:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #2 – InFocus: Lebanese Cinema
5:45 PM – Pre-Reception
6:15 PM – Program
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #3 – InFocus: Arab Cinema
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Program
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A