The event will run from Nov 3-10 in Hollywood, in tandem with its market partner the AFM in Santa Monica that goes from Nov 2-9.
Once again the festival will offer a limited number of free tickets to customers, continuing an initiative that was launched in the wake of the financial crisis.
The Breakthrough strand will return, offering another chance to see films found solely through the submissions process. The winner is eligible for a $5,000 cash award.
Last year’s line-up included best picture Academy Award winner The King’s Speech and Black Swan.