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Film Independent Taps Rebecca Yeldham L.A. Film Fest Director

The veteran producer will head annual event.

Rebecca Yeldham has been appointed director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent ‘s annual event that showcases American and international independent cinema. Yeldham’s  career as a producer includes work on  Marc Forster’s “The Kite Runner,” Walter Salles’ “The Motorcycle Diaries” and Sacha Gervasi’s “Anvil! The Story of Anvil.  

Prior becoming an independent producer,  Yeldham worked at FilmFour, the Sundance Film Festival and Fox/Lorber and Associates.

This year’s Los Angeles Film Festival will run from June 18 -28 in Westwood Village. In addition to about 110 features, 100 shorts, and 50 music videos, representing more than 40 countries, the fest will also feature such signature programs as the Filmmaker Retreat, the Spirit of Independence Award ceremony and gala, and A Financing Conference. Additionally, the festival screens short films created by high school students.

"Rebecca has a wide range of experience in the industry and she's an inspiring leader — her many talents make her a natural fit for the Los Angeles Film Festival," said Dawn Hudson, executive director of Film Independent in making the announcement.  "She has been intimately involved in the building of this festival and the organization over the last nine years as a Film Independent Board member. Rebecca shares our vision of expanding the festival within Los Angeles and the global film community by introducing audiences to unique filmmakers and their films."