Los Angeles is the nucleus of the movie industry, so it makes sense that the Los Angeles Film Festival June 17-27 is a film aficionados delight; what is better than enjoying what you love on your home turf?

More than 200 films will be shown, with gala showings, documentaries, shorts, and foreign films at screenings scattered among old and new venues like Ford Amphitheater, the Grammy Museum, and the new L.A. Live Center. You can buy single tickets ($12-15) or packages for multiple events either online or at the venues. For people who want to enjoy a discounted hotel package at the festival hotel the Standard Downtown, they are offering film festival rates starting at $135 per night. All parking for the events is $8 and your ticket stubs will give you discounts or deals at several of the downtown restaurants and bars before of after your movie.