Following the success of previous years, our Argentina New Cinema series returns with some of the best films to emerge from Buenos Aires and beyond in 2014 and 2015. The annual event always draws large crowds from both the local Argentine community and foreign-language film fans, and the 14th installment promises to be no different, with an impressive lineup including several Los Angeles premieres.
The annual celebration of Italian cinema opens with a screening of Italy's official Oscar entry, co-presented with AFI Fest Presented by Audi. The 2015 lineup promises more superb new dramas and comedies from Italy, along with a nod to the country's rich film history.
We are proud to present the ninth annual German Currents showcase featuring some of the best films of the past year from Germany and German-speaking neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Most of these films make their Los Angeles premieres here, and many programs include discussions with the filmmakers in person.
Join us for our 21st annual showcase of the wildest, sexiest new films from Spain. The films for this years' series include the tense thriller MARSHLAND, which swept the Goya Awards, with the full screening schedule available in the first week in October.
BEYOND FEST is the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S., delivering the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy and badass cinema to Los Angeles. Last year more than 10,000 fans walked through the famed courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre to scream, laugh, and cry at what filled the screen. This year brings eighteen West Coast premieres pulled from all corners of the globe, a handful of wonderfully rare 35mm screenings and some truly incredible guests.
The EU Film Festival provides an opportunity for international cinema enthusiasts in Los Angeles to celebrate and discover contemporary films from across the European Union.
Spotlighting festival award-winners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Spain, the short and feature films here embody the rich heritage and diversity of cinema from Europe. With talent from the films invited to speak at screenings and an opening-night reception featuring food and beverages from participating nations, this is an ideal way for expats and Los Angeles residents alike to experience these European delicacies.