Schedule 2024


Wednesday, June 5
  • DISCOVERY DAYS MEET-UP – 10:00 am, @Trails Cafe, Griffith Park (Closed event)
Thursday, June 6
  • GROUP INTRO – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, @TBD (Closed event)
    The Discovery Days filmmakers formally meet for the first time and present their projects under the guidance of Jeff Stockwell, screenwriter and expert, who will give initial feedback on stories and pitches, and moderate a discussion amongst the group. Approximately 30 minutes per project.
  • LAGFF PARTY – 8 pm, @The Godfrey Hotel, Hollywood
Friday, June 7
  • ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event)
    The filmmakers will pitch their projects to our film experts in one-on-one meetings. A great chance to get feedback on their presentation and projects from experienced industry professionals who will meet with filmmaker(s) from each team.
  • SCREENPLAY FEEDBACK – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event)
    Screenwriting experts, who will have read the material in advance, dedicate this afternoon to meeting with the Discovery Days filmmakers for an in-depth discussion of their work.
Saturday, June 8
  • LAGFF FILMMAKER BRUNCH – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, @Greek Consul General Residence, Pacific Palisades
  • WORKSHOP: Visual / Storytelling Strategies for Crafting Your Pitch – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event)
    Under the guidance of the Discovery Days team and an invited expert, we review a variety of visual and storytelling based strategies for honing the filmmakers’ pitches in advance of the final presentations.
Sunday, June 9
  • TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – 9:00 am – 10:00 am, @Regal LA Live
  • DISCOVERY DAYS FINAL PRESENTATIONS – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, @Regal LA Live
    The final presentations are the culmination of our intensive 4-day workshop. The Discovery Days filmmakers, having gathered feedback and advice, present their projects to a jury of leading industry professionals specializing in international independent cinema. Each presentation will last approximately 25 minutes, including feedback and discussion. The jury will determine the winner of the Discovery Days award which will be announced at the LAGFF closing night ceremony.
  • LAGFF CLOSING NIGHT / ORPHEUS AWARD CEREMONY – approximately 3:30 pm – 11 pm, @Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
    Red carpet & arrivals – 3:30 pm
    Closing night film screening: MURDERESS – 5 pm
    Awards Ceremony – 7:30 pm
    Reception – 9:00 pm