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Top Film Festivals

Combine the glitz of Hollywood, top films from around the world, and some of the best celebrity spotting anywhere, and it is easy to understand why California’s film festivals draw serious film buffs and casual fans alike. Some of California’s festivals let you get a jump on the pre-Oscar buzz with premières and screenings of soon-to-be contending films, plus appearances by stars and leading directors. Plus they are set in great locations, like Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, so there is plenty to do before and after you go to the cinema.

June

Here is a film festival with an entertaining twist—it has music videos too. This long-running week-long event, presented at downtown’s Nokia Theatre/L.A. LIVE complex, includes a diverse mix of...

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