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L.A. Film Festival 2013: The Basics 

Thursday, Jun 13 2013
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Julianne Moore with fans in 2010

Julianne Moore with fans in 2010

What is the Los Angeles Film Festival? The most prominent "traditional" film festival in L.A., which is to say that LAFF deals mainly in world premieres of low-budget indies, from both the United States and abroad, which tend to go relatively unnoticed at the glitzier AFI Fest. Now in its 19th year, the fest is sponsored by Film Independent, the nonprofit that also hosts the Spirit Awards.

Where does it take place? Most screenings are held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, with another dozen or so split among LACMA, the ION Rooftop Bar at JW Marriott at L.A. Live and the Grammy Museum.

How do I get tickets? You can buy a pass ranging from $80 (if you're a current college student) to $2,500 (all-access), or simply purchase individual tickets online at lafilmfest.com/tickets. Normal screenings are $13, while the galas (including Sundance winner Fruitvale Station and Only God Forgives, which reunites Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn of Drive) cost $20.

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If I don't reserve a ticket online, can I show up anyway? There are rush lines, but show up early — the bigger the film, the more likely it is to sell out.

Anything else I should know? Several restaurants at L.A. Live offer up to 15 percent off for anyone with a festival badge (and, in some cases, ticket stubs). Check the full list on our food blog.

See also:

*L.A. Film Festival 2013: The Best Films to See

*L.A. Film Fest 2013: Documentaries About the City, From Rappers to the LACMA Rock

*L.A. Film Festival 2013: Music Videos for the Sake of Art, Not YouTube Views

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