The eighth Hungarian Film Festival Of Los Angeles will take place Oct 16-23 in West Hollywood presented by Laemmle Theatres and Bela Bunyik's Bunyik Entertainment.

The event will screen numerous US premieres of Hungarian films as well as a compilation of US studio films produced, directed, written, shot or featuring music composed by Hungarians called Hungarians In Hollywood.

The festival will open on Oct 15 with Eszter's Inheritance directed by Jozsef Sipos and starring Mari Torocsik. Other titles screening include Kornel Mundruczo's Delta which played in competition at Cannes this year, Janos Szasz's Opium: Diary Of A Madwoman which stars Ulrich Thomsen, Csaba Bereczki's music documentary Song of Lives and Csaba Bollok's Iska's Journey which is this year's submission for the foreign language film Oscar.

Also screening are Elemer Ragalyi's Without Mercy, Judi Elek's The Eighth Day Of The Week, Bela Paczolav's Adventurers, Tamas Sas's Nine And A Half Dates and Anna Faur's Girls.

Among the films screening in the Hungarians In Hollywood section are Casablanca directed by Michael Curtiz, Spellbound scored by Miklos Rozsa, Easy Rider shot by Laszlo Kovacs, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind shot by Vilmos Zsigmond, Music Box written by Joe Eszterhas, Evita produced by Andy Vajna and The Gambler directed by Karoly Makk.