Panels

With a variety of guests and topics each day, panels invite audiences into the discussion on storytelling.

Power of Story

The Power of Story series looks to deepen public engagement with storytelling, explore cinema culture, and celebrate artists whose work propels the form.

Power of Story: Makers of the New Narrative Revolution

Saturday, January 26, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Power of Story: Pushing Boundaries

Thursday, January 31, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Cinema Café

Cinema Café revives the culture of conversation, offering audiences the opportunity to engage with an array of filmmakers and artists in an informal dialogue over coffee and treats. We are proud to present several Cinema Café discussions in collaboration with TimesTalks.

New Frontier Panels

New Frontier panels explore the technology and ideas pushing storytelling forward. Open to credential holders as space allows.

AI: I Love You

Sunday, January 27, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

The Second Coming of AR

Monday, January 28, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

THE BIODIGITAL CONTINUUM: Rebounding Digital Democracy

Tuesday, January 29, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Artistic Practice on the Bleeding Edge of Tech

Thursday, January 31, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Festival Panels

Festival panels take on compelling themes emerging from this year’s films and explore broader trends in contemporary independent cinema.

Can Art Save Democracy?

Saturday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Democracy Hacked?

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Reseeing the Present, Rewriting the Past

Monday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

The New Storytellers

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Adventures in Indie Episodic

Wednesday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Imagining the Independent Internet

Thursday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Leaps of Faith

Friday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Life Stories

Saturday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Film Church

Sunday, February 3, 10:30 a.m.–noon

Partner Panels

Partner panels bring the latest and greatest from our sponsor community to audiences throughout the Festival.

Lyft Lounge Hot Chocolate Bar

Friday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Friday, January 25, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Elodie

Friday, January 25, noon–12:45 p.m.

Ryan Innes

Friday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

To The Stars Panel, Moderated by Deadline

Friday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Storytelling Techniques from an Independent Filmmaker

Friday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Nico Franc

Friday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Mickey Guyton

Friday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

LA Times Live Film Discussion: Hala

Friday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

What VR Can Learn from Theatre and Film

Friday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Explore the Wide World of Editing

Friday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Native Son Panel

Friday, January 25, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

The Future of Storytelling

Friday, January 25, 4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

The Dumes

Friday, January 25, 6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Judah & the Lion

Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

We Talk: Hosted by Ondi Timoner

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Saturday, January 26, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Abilities Unlimited: The Real D in Diversity

Saturday, January 26, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Conversations about Canada Goose Styles in Film Sets

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Live: Actors

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Late Night Panel, Moderated by Deadline

Saturday, January 26, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo

Saturday, January 26, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Future of Deals

Saturday, January 26, 1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Jeff Carl and James Droll

Saturday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

The Future of Comedy

Saturday, January 26, 2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

LA Times Live Film Discussion: Paradise Hills

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Ears Close to the Ground: Emerging Trends in Synch

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Capturing Cinematic VR in Space

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Relationship between Costume and Film

Saturday, January 26, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Trove, Stasney Mav, and Lord Helmet

Saturday, January 26, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

YouTube Partner Panels

Saturday, January 26, 4:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.

Change Agents in the Anthropocene

Saturday, January 26, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Lyft Lounge Hot Chocolate Bar

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Sunday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Spotlight on This Is Personal

Sunday, January 27, noon–1:00 p.m.

The Road to Decolonization

Sunday, January 27, noon–1:30 p.m.

Conversations about Canada Goose Styles in Film Sets

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Clemency Panel, Moderated by Deadline

Sunday, January 27, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Mia Grace

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Susan Jacobs

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Basecamp Talk with The Atlantic

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Samuel J and Joshy Soul

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Slate’s Employee of the Month Live

Sunday, January 27, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

LA Times Live Film Discussion: Sunlit Night

Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Next Generation VR

Monday, January 28, 10:00 a.m.–noon

Taste of Sapphire

Monday, January 28, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Loyalty: Stories—Being Muslim in the Military

Monday, January 28, noon–1:30 p.m.

Them That Follow Panel, Moderated by Deadline

Monday, January 28, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Postproduction for Indies—Quick Cuts and Fast Fixes

Monday, January 28, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

LA Times Live Film Discussion: Little Monsters

Monday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

The New York Times: Op-Docs—“Traveling While Black” Premiere and Conversation

Monday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (Doors open 2:45 p.m.)

DJ Set with Mick

Monday, January 28, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. DJ Dronricky

Monday, January 28, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Tuesday, January 29, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Live Recording of Screen Talk

Tuesday, January 29, noon –1:00 p.m.

From Idea to Deal: How Legal Challenges Cultivate Creativity

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

LA Times Live Film Discussion: Brittany Runs a Marathon

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Kevin Federline

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Wednesday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion about Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Kevin Federline

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Thursday, January 31, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Connecting with Characters in a Virtual World

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Lyft and Cotopaxi Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 31, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. Kevin Federline

Thursday, January 31, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Creating the Documentary: Nonfiction Storytelling

Thursday, January 31, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Taste of Sapphire

Friday, February 1, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Marcus Bently

Friday, February 1, noon–12:45 p.m.

Sego

Friday, February 1, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

S2_COOL

Friday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Pinguin Mofex

Friday, February 1, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. The Strike and SWIMM

Friday, February 1, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

New Narratives in Our DNA

Friday, February 1, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Strange Familia

Saturday, February 2, noon–12:45 p.m.

Robert Loud

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Kasadoom

Saturday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Ivory Layne

Saturday, February 2, 3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Lyft Up Equality

Saturday, February 2, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Acura Hours feat. The Federal Empire and ThunderChunk

Saturday, February 2, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.