All tickets are $13 prior to June 2. THEREAFTER ALL tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the “ticket” next to the selection.


Festival Passes are available by clicking HERE. Passes are $325 and grant access to all films and events.


Festival Passholders are guaranteed admission up to 10 minutes prior to scheduled screening. Advance individual tickets must be picked up 10 minutes prior to schduled screening. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.


All films MAY NOT be suitable for all audiences! If you have a question – please contact the DWF office. If a “Ticket Link” is down on this site – please note that all ticketing goes thru If you click on a link that renders an “error message” – please check back as we re-establish the connection as occasionally these links go down on their site. Nevertheless – it is far easier to purchase through this site.

2016 Line Up

DAMA CLAIRE is a Production Executive at Incentives Office at Ease, and one of the foremost experts in governmental production incentives, working closely with producers to help identify the best locations and production incentives to save money. She has assisted with location-based financing for “Dear John” in South Carolina, “Looper” in Louisiana, “Two Guns” in New Mexico/Louisiana, and co-produced “Conviction” in Michigan, ”Lone Survivor” in New Mexico and “Rage” in Alabama. She has also helped draft film tax legislation in various states. Ms Claire began her entertainment career at Warner Bros. working with Malpaso Productions (Clint Eastwood), and has served as West Region Director of Entertainment Tax for Price Waterhouse and Vice President of Tax at Twentieth Century Fox. She is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA), Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Women in Film. Ms. Claire holds a Masters of Business Taxation (MBT) from the University of Southern California.

LAWRENCE MORTORFF is an experienced entertainment attorney and film company executive. He has been licensed to practice law in California for more than 40 years, and is licensed as well in U.S. Federal Court. He began his practice with two of the most prominent entertainment law firms in Los Angeles, before taking a position as Head of Motion Picture Business Affairs at International Creative Management, where he rose to the position of a Vice President. After leaving ICM, Mr. Mortorff has been president of several film companies including Scotti Bros. Pictures and Kushner Locke Films where he oversaw film production, distribution and business affairs matters. He has produced or executive produced some 40 films and television programs in hiscareer and is currently Senior Vice President of London based Atlantic Screen Productions. He is conversant with international co-productions and has worked in film production in many international locales in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also an arbitrator with American Arbitration Association and International Film and Television Alliance, with primary focus on intellectual property, film production and distribution rights and remedies. Mr. Mortorff is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and is active as an officer and past director of the Santa Monica Rotary. He is a member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. His hobbies include travel, tennis, crosswords and cycling. He lives in Playa del Rey, California, has three grown daughters and three grandchildren.

PRISCILLA ROSS is President of Worldwide Sales at Archstone Distribution. She attends all major markets and festivals, representing a library of films from every genre. She recognizes potential in films outside the normal commercial spectrum. She also strategizes new formulas and creates new digital partnerships for a transforming marketplace.

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