AH, WE HAVE TO LINE UP WITH THE CELEBRITIES IN THEIR SKI GEAR FOR THIS ONE.
Despite being a showcase for up-and-coming films, this festival has always had Hollywood’s attention – its founder and patron, Robert Redford, being one of LA’s old-school stars.
WE’RE NOT REALLY INTO THE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS.
Don’t worry, despite the tinsel-town connections, and its reputation as one of the biggest film festivals in the United States, there is a firm commitment to independent and up-and-coming film-makers.
THE NEXT BIG THINGS?
The festival has given a start to some of the world’s most highly respected filmmakers, like Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Darren Aronofsky, Jim Jarmusch and Robert Rodriguez, and has launched films like The Blair Witch Project, Donnie Darko, Napoleon Dynamite and Saw onto the international stage.
HOW DO THEY KEEP IT REAL?
Anyone can enter their film in one of the many categories available. There’s a staggeringly popular documentary category, narrative feature films, short films and even virtual reality projects. You’re guaranteed to see something unique.