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- To Empower and Heal Youth Through Film and Art -

Welcome to The East Los Angeles Society of Film and Arts!

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.

East Los Angeles Film Festival: Oct 14 & 15 2016

ELAFF's 9th 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 East LA College and Raleigh Studios on October 14 & 15, 2016.

Friday Oct 14th:


Atempa - Dreams by the River

Join us for students short shorts and shorts selected by the ELAFF Judges
October 14, 2016 – 12 PM -3 PM
Atempa, Dreams by the River
Directed by  Edson Caballero
East LA College

Saturday Oct 15th:

Blad Runner

Blade Runner - Q&A w/ Katy Haber

October 15, 2016
Raleigh Studios
Join us for a special viewing of Blade Runner followed by a Q & A with legendary producer Katy Haber.

Filmmakers! Submit Your Films for Consideration - Deadline September 30th

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