ELAFF's 13th Annual Film Festival "Storytelling for Empowerment" produced by Bienvenidos, East LA College, Eastmont Community Center, Hillsides and The East LA Society of Film & Arts (TELASOFA) will be held at the legendary Self Help Graphics & Art.

This year we welcome our new partners The Panamanian International Film Festival/LA and The Highland Park Independent Film Festival.

Hollywood Budget vs. Your Imagination.


Overall Rating
  • Excellent experience with ELAFF! Due to Covid, the festival went live with virtual screening on Facebook and Q&A via Zoom, which worked out great for friends and family to view all the films and participate with questions and comments. The event was presented by The Los Angeles Times, which did an awesome job interviewing all the filmmakers. Thank you to the Festival director, Juan Escobedo, who did a great job putting the event together.

    August 2020