Have an affinity for indepedent films? La Jolla Country Day School is hosting the Young Leaders Film Festival (YLFF) this weekend.
Beginning Friday, five acclaimed independent films will premiere at the festival which is aimed toward students ages 14-18. The films are sourced from leading North American showcases, like the Sundance Film Festival.
Young Leaders Film Festival is a project of Moms with Issues (MWI) production company, a partnership of San Diegans Kathryn Brinton of Del Mar, Pat Hughes of Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe resident Carol Tager. This trio of film-loving friends traveled to the Sundance Film Festival last year and chose five features that fulfill their mission to inspire the minds of 14-18 year old young leaders, thus creating the YFLL.
Films attendees can expect to view include Inside Hana's Suitcase; 5 Broken Cameras; The Hammer; and Musical Chairs.
Interested in seeing some inspiring independent films? The film festival will run from June 22-24 at La Jolla Country Day School. The weekend will kick off with a Friday night opening reception, which will feature special guests and a screening of the Harry Belafonte biopic, Sing Your Song. YLFF will conclude Sunday at 7 p.m. with Sunday Night Shorts, 6 short films, plus StoryCorps, and films from the 1st Annual LJCDS Student Video and Film Festival.