FILA 2023 Complete Schedule

FILA 2023 Screening & Events Schedule

All events take place at:
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas
128 Artsakh Avenue
Glendale, California 91206

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Wednesday, June 21 @ 8 PM
FILA 2023 Opening Night Mixer
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas – Main Bar

Thursday, June 22 @ 6 PM
Program 1 – Visionary & Shocking
What Else Is On?
Crooks – Heart Of Vengeance
A Part of You
The Erl King

Thursday, June 22 @ 7 PM
Program 2 – Truth & Revelation
When Mama & Me Lived Outside
Bad Trails
The Story of This Life
Pretty Pickle

Thursday, June 22 @ 9 PM
Program 3 – Comedy & Calamity
Tax Time
Sloane and the Cosmic Schlep

Friday, June 23 @ 6 PM
Program 4 – Dynamic & Futuristic
Pleroma (Trailer Only)
Estate Sale
Back Home

Friday, June 23 @ 8 PM
Program 5 – Bold & Haunted
A Beautiful Escape
Test Drive
Good Filipino Kids

Friday, June 23 @ 10 PM
Feature Film – Drama

Saturday, June 24 @ 6 PM
Program 7 – Magical & Fanciful
Margot’s Off the Market
Annie and the Scar

Saturday, June 24 @ 8:15 PM
Program 8 – Terror & Flair

Saturday, June 24 @ 10 PM
Feature Film – SciFi
Mind Thief

Sunday, June 25 @ 2 PM
FILA 2023 Screenplay Awards Ceremony

Sunday, June 25 @ 3 PM
Program 10 – Satire & Style
A Little Help?
Hey Alexa
Priding Oneself

Sunday, June 25 @ 4:30 PM
Program 11 – Avant-garde
The Examination of a Species
Let’s Pretend I’m Talking About You

Sunday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Feature Film – Horror

Sunday, June 25 @ 8 PM
FILA 2023 Closing Night Mixer
LOOK Dine-In Cinemas

Sunday, June 25 @ 8 PM
Virtual Screening Program Begins

Virtual Exclusives
A Brush With Death
Full of Wonder: the art of Angie DeBord
Magic Box
Robots Don’t Tell Jokes
The Call of Water
The Funeral Photographer

Sunday, July 1 @ Midnight
Virtual Screening Program Ends


2023 Official Selection: Screenplay – Short Film

Charlie, a successful smart home inventor, dies after celebrating the opening night of her latest smart home creation called CANDY. Charlie’s spirit enters into the apple-shaped device and controls CANDY while her caretaker, Billie, helps her to find her murderer. The two discover an unexpected secret. But will Charlie and Billie find the murderer before it’s too late?

Writer(s): Diana Foronda

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Bad Trails

2023 Official Selection: Short Film – Horror

An exhausted new mother, at the end of her rope, is plagued by intrusive thoughts and feelings.

Director(s): Colin Garcia
Writer(s): Colin Garcia
Producer(s): Gary Leo Miller, Colin Garcia, Stuart McWhirter
Key Cast: Abi Van Andel, Tamara Dearing, Katherine Martin, Gracie Taylor, Dara Jade Tiller

Los Angeles Premiere!

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Robots Don’t Tell Jokes

2023 Official Selection: Short Film – Animation

Robot thinks he has a wonderful joke, so he keeps trying to tell it, but none of the other robots ever laugh. They tell him “robots don’t tell jokes…” Will Robot give up on his awesome joke or will he find his tribe?  Stop-motion using mainly wood scraps and metal pieces.

Director(s): Kelli Caldwell
Writer(s): Kelli Caldwell
Producer(s): Kelli Caldwelli


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2023 Official Selection: Featurette – Horror

After the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend, Nova connects with his most recent girlfriend- only to realize that some spirits have a hard time staying buried.

Director(s): Jordan Pfeifer
Writer(s): Jordan Pfeifer
Producer(s): Jordan Pfeifer, Angela Nancy Chapman, Eliana Mullins
Key Cast: Emily Gateley, Daisy Tichenor

World Premiere!

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