Peroni Nastro Azzurro Is Premier Sponsor Of The 2016 LA Film Festival, Produced By Film Independent

Jaeger-LeCoultre is Principal Sponsor; American Airlines, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., EFILM | Company 3, and HBO® are Platinum Sponsors and Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television is the University Sponsor

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced its sponsors for the 2016 Festival. The Festival runs June 1-9, 2016 at the ArcLight Cinemas. Individual tickets and passes are on sale now; please visit for more details. Returning to the Festival as Premier Sponsor is Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Jaeger-LeCoultre has returned to the Festival as the Principal Sponsor for a third year. Returning Platinum Sponsors include American Airlines, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., EFILM | Company 3 and HBO. Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television returns as the University Sponsor.

LA Film Festival Logo (PRNewsFoto/Film Independent)

Festival Supporter level sponsors include Directors Guild of America, The Los Angeles Athletic Club, Montana Film Office and SmartSource Rentals.

Festival Affiliate level sponsors include AQUAhydrate, Arts Brookfield, ATK AudioTek, Film L.A., Kinetic Lighting, Kona Company, Konsonant Music, Maker's Mark, Ovation, SAGindie, Snapsound, Sterling Vineyards and Writers Guild of America, West.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Latino Public Broadcasting, Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee | Lagralane Group, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Time Warner Foundation are Festival Grantors.

For the eleventh year, the Los Angeles Times will serve as the Festival's Presenting Media Sponsor. The Pulitzer Prize-winning  Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country and has been covering California for more than 134 years.

For the first year, ArcLight Cinemas is the host venue of LA Film Festival. Majority of screenings will take place at ArcLight Culver City with select screenings at ArcLight Cinemas' Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. ArcLight Culver City is a state-of-the-art theater with digital projection in all 12 auditoriums. The Cinerama Dome seats over 800 guests and features an 86 foot-wide screen. Since 2002, ArcLight's mission has been to create the best moviegoing environment possible, through careful thought, design, and attention to detail.

Following a successful 2015 partnership, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Italy's number one premium beer, has once again come together with the LA Film Festival to support and champion exceptional emerging talent, craftsmanship, creativity and style. Peroni will be served as the official beer throughout the festival and is proud to be supporting the extraordinary creativity of today's filmmakers who are shaping the future of film around the world.

Jaeger-LeCoultre returns to the LA Film Festival as the Principal Sponsor. On June 4, Jaeger-LeCoultre will co-host the Women Behind the Lens: A Celebration of Women Cinematographers Panel and Brunch with HBO. During the invitation-only brunch, Jaeger-LeCoultre will present Maryse Alberti, (Creed, The Wrestler) with its "Glory to the Filmmaker" Award.

Since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has remained dedicated to the legacy of watchmaking traditions while maintaining its expertise for invention in creating authentic, fine watchmaking legends. Committed to a constant quest for excellence and supported by a unique inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long-standing engagement in supporting the appreciation and preservation of film. For a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world, including Venice, Shanghai, San Sebastian, Los Angeles, and New York, and in turn pays tribute to the creative ingenuity of filmmakers by annually awarding the Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Through the close affinity with the world of film, Jaeger-LeCoultre has found shared values and a common mission: each second bears the imprint of a moment of eternity. In addition to the annual Filmmaker in Residence initiative with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the multi-year partnership also extends to two of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's most prestigious annual events: the Annual Chaplin Award Gala and the New York Film Festival, a 17-day celebration showcasing the best and most significant films of the year from around the world.

American Airlines is proud to support the 22nd annual LA Film Festival, returning as the Official Festival Airline and Platinum sponsor.  American's global network, premium services and airport amenities have made it the preferred airline of the entertainment industry and the premiere airline at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With more than 220 daily departures from LAX, American's customers have access to 55 nonstop destinations around the world. American operates the only three-class transcontinental service to New York with its award-winning Airbus A321T and the most daily, year round nonstop flights to London, all with fully lie-flat, direct aisle access seats in First and Business Class. American has served greater Los Angeles for more than 80 years and continues to strengthen its ties to the entertainment industry by partnering with Film Independent and sponsoring events such as the LA Film Festival. 

Dolby Laboratories creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit

Deluxe's EFILM | Company 3 brings vast expertise in postproduction to Film Independent through the companies' involvement as a sponsor of the Filmmaker Retreat and the LA Film Festival. EFILM | Company 3, part of the Deluxe Creative Services group of companies, are post production facilities for feature-length and short-form motion pictures. They are known for creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach. Together, their roster of world-renowned, talented colorists includes: Jill Bogdanowicz, John Bonta, Sofie Borup, Sean Coleman, Paul Ensby, Siggy Ferstl, Bob Festa, Greg Fisher, Billy Gabor, Shane Harris, Dave Hussey, Natasha Leonnet, Tim Masick, Stephen Nakamura, Mitch Paulson, Tom Poole, Tom Reiser, Tyler Roth, Rob Sciarratta, Tim Stipan, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Damien Van Der Cruyssen. A list of recent features completed at EFILM | Company 3 includes a large percentage of the top blockbusters and award-winning films, including: Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse, and both the Hunger Games and Divergent series.

HBO returns this year at the Platinum level, co-sponsoring Diversity Speaks, the Filmmaker Reception, Women Behind the Lens and the Filmmaker Retreat. The Filmmaker Reception is also sponsored by Montana Film Office. Women Behind the Lens brunch and panel is co-sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Filmmaker Retreat is co-sponsored by EFILM | Company 3 and Kodak.

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world's most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 131 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. HBO NOW®, the network's internet-only premium streaming service, provides audiences with instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

Sterling Vineyards, one of Napa's most visited and visually stunning wineries, is proud to be the official wine sponsor of the LA Film Festival. A long supporter of film and the creative arts, Sterling Vineyards will be served throughout the festival to independent and emerging artists and their audiences.

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