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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 41st 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 newly remodeled website! 


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Upcoming Screenings


    BB Forever: INCITE Double Release Party and Screening

    Date: May 6, 2016
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Join INCITE as they celebrate the publication of our latest INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media offerings: BLOCKBUSTER (#5) and FOREVER (#6).

  • Misconception, by Marjorie Keller

    The Birth Film

    Date: May 8, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present a special selection of historical experimental films engaging with the subject of birth, from filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Marjorie Keller, and Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid.

  • Palast, by Tacita Dean

    Tacita Dean: Presences/Absences

    Date: May 12, 2016
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

    Tacita Dean in person presents several short films in a theatrical setting, featuring the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, Portraits (2016) !

  • Vital Signs, by Barbara Hammer

    The Death Film

    Date: May 15, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    As a companion/sequel to Los Angeles Filmforum’s May 8 program The Birth Film, The Death Film will feature a selection of American experimental films dealing in various modes and moods with the subject of death and dying, including films by Barbara Hammer, Martha Colburn, Stan Brakhage, Vanessa Renwick, Gus Van Sant, and more.

  • Dead Slow Ahead

    L.A. OLA, featuring Dead Slow Ahead

    Date: May 22, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    L.A. OLA is a showcase of the most outstanding and innovative independent contemporary films from Spain in the city of L.A.  This year it happens May 20-22, 2016 at multiple venues, so check out their full program at