Rosen Leaving Film Independent

Fest vet returning to San Francisco Film Society.

Fest vet returning to San Francisco Film Society.

Rachel Rosen is leaving her position as director of programming for Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival and returning to serve as programming director for the San Francisco Film Society.


Under Rosen’s guidance the last eight years, annual L.A. Film Fest attendance climbed from 35,000 to more than 80,000.


She is credited with adding a number of key components to the event, including an international sidebar that focused on movies from Argentina and China, as well as silent screenings accompanied by live musical performance.


“Rachel’s discerning eye, dazzling knowledge of film and support of independent filmmakers have been essential to the festival’s success during her years at Film Independent,” Film Independent’s executive director Dawn Hudson said.