2019 Topanga Film Festival
"ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST FILM FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD" - Filmmaker Magazine
Featuring some of the world's best and most awarded VR experiences
The Topanga Film Festival programs short and feature films that challenge convention and tell stories that inspire new and original ways of seeing and understanding the world. Based in the beautiful, atmospheric surroundings of Topanga, TFF screens films to a unique and engaged Los Angeles community in an intimate setting – attendees include those in the film and music industry, environmentalists, foodies and the eccentric Topangan community.
Opening night reception & OPENING FILM
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The opening night reception will be a celebration of artists in different forms coming together as a celebration of the start of the festival.
We will display a selection of short films that go deep and push boundaries. We are looking for the best in short narratives, and documentary films that display curiosity and skill, and that surprise and inform us.
A Jury Prize will be awarded to the best film.
DANCE FILM SHOWCASE
BY CARI ANN SHIM SHAM*
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES
The Topanga Film Festival is delighted to present some of the best VR Installations in the world. We have showcased innovators from around the world who all find unique ways to use immersive technologies to tell stories in a new way.
After the successful launch of the Topanga Film Institute and CoLab space, TFF enters a new phase in its history, offering film makers and cinephiles a unique space to delve deeper into exploring visual storytelling methods and technologies, formats and styles. The Topanga Film Festival is a prime opportunity to enjoy a wealth of international and local content that ranges from creative to educationally empowering. This festival showcases the possibilities of filmmaking at all levels.