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GlennFest Film Festival 2018 will run from Sunday, September 30, 2018 through Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Downey, California.

Realizing the importance of introducing art and film to underserved areas, GlennFest founder, Glenn Stephens, concentrated his resources on incorporating independent and artistic films by way of a film festival. Glenn knew that these films, though excellent works of film making, may not get the opportunity to screen in areas that don't have art-house theaters, because they lack broad commercial appeal.

And so, in 2012, GlennFest was born. The festival boomed from a small, single weekend event to a multi-day celebration of films in various languages and from various countries. Billed as “Movies of Special Interest,” Glenn approaches his film selections with an eye toward movies that appeal to niche audiences.

In the past, the featured films have ranged from a Dutch comedy, to an award-winning Chinese animated features, to an awe-inspiring Latin American documentary. GlennFest generally focuses on films of special interest, but we also screen musical, comedy, and other types of films. Some of the films selected have gone through the film festival circuit and others are rising from the reel.

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR 2018

After a successful six years, we anticipate another exciting year to come. Our 2018 theme is ”Lucky Seven” and this year we've added a fourth venue. All screenings are presented FREE to the community, including an annual screening specifically reserved for children and adults with special needs.