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LA Film Fest 2012 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
6/27/2012 8:35am EDT

Sister photo

Another year has past for the amazingly fun 2012 LA Film Festival and it was truly a blast.  The crop of flicks, parties and gatherings just gets better every year and we can't wait for 2013.  But before we sign off we’re taking a little glimpse back at all things 2012 for the notable things the fest had to offer via 'Wrap Up'.  From films to performances, Celeb sightings to Q&A’s here is the official....

LAFF 2012



Best Film: Again another tie between the beautiful and harrowing Swiss drama "Sister"...



and the authentic looking barren western "Dead Man’s Burden"...

Dead man's burden

both take our top prize picks!


Best Performance by an Actor: Barlow Jacobs channeling Clint Eastwood via "High Planes Drifter" in "Dead Man’s Burden"


Best Performance by an Actress: Ashley Rae Spillers for her unconventional wacky work in "Saturday Morning Massacre"

Saturday Morning Massacre


Best Film...I Never Saw: Loved the premise of petty conversation during armageddon for the film "It’s a Disaster" – just wasn’t playing when I was free!  (I’ll catch you later!)

It's a Disaster


Best Celeb Sighting: Meeting Richard ‘Jump to Conclusions Mat’ Riehle at the "Dead Man’s Burden" After Party.  Humble, cool and uber-approachable – I’m even more a fan!

Richard riehle


Best Q&A: Loved hearing past directing stories from William Friedkin for "Killer Joe" at LACMA.  (Just make sure you always do it after the film!)

William Friedkin


Best Party: The lush Buffet Luncheon for the Swiss film "Sister" was filled with amazing food, fun and Foosball – awesome!

sister party 


Best Fest Moment: Finally getting a much desired one-on-one Q&A with the lovely Elizabeth Banks for "People Like Us" – dreams do come true!

People Like Us


That’s it folks!  We sincerely hoped you enjoyed our coverage of the fest this year (a total of twelve articles with reviews, interviews and various fest happenings!) and check back in 2013 for more.  A few shout outs to folks who made things happen including Courtney Digiovanni and Dustin Sandoval from Disney, Sara Sampson of Brigade Marketing, Jeff Lipsky of Adopt Films, Susanne Wildhaber and Bruno Ryff, Shannon Sonnier of Facet PR and of course the awesome ladies of Film Independent Elise Freimuth, Jenny Bloom and Kasey Lubin – you ladies rock!




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Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of LA Film Fest and Film Independent