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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: June 10th 2017

East LA Film Festival 2017

The East Los Angeles Film Festival (ELAFF) will showcase short and feature films portraying the topic “Storytelling for Empowerment”. The event is hosted and produced by Bienvenidos/Hillsides, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, ISD, Casa Cultural Saybrook Park, Eastmont Community Center, and The East LA Society of Film & Arts (TELASOFA). The event will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 4:00-10:00 pm at the East LA Civic Center/Belvedere Park Lakeside located at 4801 E. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90022. The event is conveniently located by the Metro Gold Line East LA Civic Center.

This year, ELAFF will host one-day workshops with youth throughout the day from 4:00-8:00 pm. Workshops include how to become a DJ, film, photography, music, Story Boarding, poster design and more. Students are also welcomed to participate in the anti-smoking and drug prevention campaign. Poster entries will be presented on June 10th before the film screenings. Winners will be announced during the event. Winning posters will be showcased in bus shelters throughout the county.

We encourage youth from Greater East LA and other parts of the world to submit your short or feature film, create a poster design, or other art medium. Please view the rules and requirements regarding music licensing copyright infringements to the right, as well as the deadlines.

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