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Film Forward

Jul 30, 2021

The feature film documentary In the Dark of the Valley is a chilling examination of the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown at the  Santa Susana Field Lab, and the decades-long effect it’s had on the community and its residents.


The film is both gripping and uplifting, thanks to the work of community leaders, parents,...

Jul 28, 2021

This week, the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival returns for it’s 8th installment. In this episode of Film Forward, Festival Director Sonja Mereu and Program Director Nicholas Ybarra discuss some of their favorite films from this year’s lineup.


LADFF will hold three In-Person screenings - July 29th, August 5th...

Jul 26, 2021

Hello, From Taiwan is a personal and intimate story from writer/director Tiffany Frances. In this episode of Film Forward, Tiffany discusses her experience in writing a personal story, the challenges of shooting a period piece on a budget and what it was like working with her incredible cast.


Hello, From Taiwan...

Jul 19, 2021

LADFF’s first In-Person screening will be taking place on July 29th and we couldn’t have picked a better film to return to the big screen with. Best Summer Ever is hilarious and uplifting musical/rom-com. We are so excited to be joined by the film’s star Shannon DeVido, an incredible actor and comedian.



Jul 12, 2021

Freeze follows Joy, whose fairytale romance crashes and burns on her 35th birthday, the incessant TICK-TOCK of her biological clock pushes her to try new things.


Freeze is a surrealist dark comedy that fires on all cylinders. In this edition of Film Forward, we are joined by Freeze’s writer/director Maya Albanese...