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Wednesday, June 7
  • DISCOVERY DAYS MEET-UP – 1:00 pm , location TBD
Thursday, June 8
  • GROUP INTRO – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event) The DD filmmakers meet officially 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 among the group. Approximately 30 minutes per project.
  • “HOLLYWOOD SCENE AND BE SEEN PARTY” – 8:00pm, @Sunset House
Friday, June 9
  • ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS – 9:30 am -1 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event) The DD filmmakers will pitch their project 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 each presenting 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 DD filmmakers for an in-depth discussion of your work.
Saturday, June 10
  • LAGFF FILMMAKER BRUNCH – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, @Greek Consul General House
  • AUDIO/VISUAL WORKSHOP – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, @Regal LA Live (Closed event) Under the guidance of the Discovery Days team and an invited expert, we will review the A/V materials the filmmakers have prepared for the final presentations.
Sunday, June 11
  • 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 $1000 Discovery Days award which will be announced at the LAGFF closing night ceremony.
  • LAGFF CLOSING NIGHT / AWARD CEREMONY – approximately 3:30 pm – 11 pm, @Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood
  • Red carpet, 3:30 pm
  • Closing night film screening: LISTEN, 5:00 pm
  • Awards, 7:30 pm
  • Reception, 9:00 pm