Our Mission

The East Los Angeles Society of Film and Arts (TELA SOFA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit community organization that promotes human development and digital literacy through film and art. Through our unique bridges to the Hollywood Entertainment Industry, we are committed to inspiring and educating today’s youth by providing life skills and mentorship, made possible by such collaboration. We view the mediums of film and art as important vehicles for empowerment and self-expression, particularly among at-risk and under-served youth.


The East Los Angeles Society of Film and Arts runs various programs year round that inspire and revitalize our communities. Click to find out more here.

We organize various festivals and events that showcase the abundant talent that the south land has to offer. To learn more about what we’re doing click here.

TELA SOFA showcases some of the most talented creatives around. Learn about the artists that are molding the creative space of Los Angeles and abroad here.

Carlos Almaraz, Directed by Richard Montoya

Carlos Almaraz

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Self Help Graphics and Art Fundraiser

Join me and our long time parter Self Help Graphics for the 41st Annual Fundraiser Arte es Vida. www[...]

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Spanish American Institute (SAI)

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Alma Awards

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LACMA’s Film Lab

Join us starting January 10, 2014 for LACMA’s Film Lab at East LA College, Monterey Park a collabo[...]

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