Some things we've been working on:
Some announcements for February:
Our recent interview with festival director Vera Mijojlic:
The first part of my interview with George Pappy, director of "Few Options," which has recently gotten distribution via Amazon and Showtime:
See our announcement on our blog:
For festival wrapup and awards announcement, see our blog:
Got some nice publicity from NBC:
Commentary by filmmakers and critics on some of the films we'll be screening, beginning Friday:
Discusses three feature-length films showing at VFF11, in just a few days:
An interview with one of our filmmakers:
Social events / parties for next week:
An update on the upcoming VFF, less than two weeks away. "Bad Actress" is almost sold out, so act quickly if you want to see it in the Valley.
See our announcement on our official blog:
The short films we'll be showing at the VFF in November:
in L.A., the Shriekfest Film Festival specializes
in horror, thrillers, Sci Fi, and fantasy films. In addition to showing shorts and features,
Shriekfest also has award categories for screenplays and filmmakers under eighteen.
I recently spoke with Denise Gossett, who founded Shriekfest
eleven years ago and continues to run the festival, which takes place this year
from September 29th to October 2nd. I wanted to learn more ...
For the last 3 months, more than 25 volunteers
have dedicated their time to view short films, in a group with their peers, or
watch features at home.
For details on the selection process, go to the full blog posting:
Battistini runs the All Sports Los
Angeles Film Festival here in the San Fernando Valley. The festival’s third annual screenings will
be at the El Portal Theater on November 11 – 13th, the same time we
will be at the Whitefire Theatre.
Altogether, it should be a great filmgoing weekend in the Valley.
Sports Los Angeles Film Festival promotes the art of
screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition. It is one...
Young filmmakers today have more and better opportunities than ever to make
movies and get them seen. At the VFF, we’ve screened some films made by
teenagers, while other festivals are solely devoted to the work of young
filmmakers. Recently I spoke with Dorothy Supri, who, along with
Robin Saban, runs the International Student Film Festival
Hollywood. For nine years, the ISFFH has screened a wide range of works by
students from all over the world. I wanted...
It's that time of year again...the countdown to The
Valley Film Festival's opening night: 11.11.11.
In addition to it being International
Spinal Tap Day ("The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the
board, eleven, eleven, eleven...") it's the 11th Annual Valley Film
There's still time for you to submit a short or
feature, in any genre. The VFF11
call-for-entries is open through August 15th. The VFF11 program will be
For the full interview, go to:
Hey Filmmakers & Film Lovers:
Looks like someone forgot to update our Fest21 blog. Oopsie! We've been keeping ourselves busy and the next time you see we've fallen asleep on Fest21, give us a kick in the caboose elsewhere on the web:
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Don't know why we forgot to broadcast on our Fest21 blog, but we did....
Our 2011 Call-for-Entries is up & running with FREE submissions through 2/28:
When The Valley Film Festival was first
founded, one of the main reasons was to correct cinema history. Sort of.
For instance, when you think of the classic film Casablanca, you think "Hollywood" when you should be thinking Burbank and Van Nuys...The Valley!
When Isla's plane takes off, leaving a
broken-hearted Rick behind on the airstrip in Casablanca, it wasn't from
the comforts of the Warner Bros. lot like the rest of the film...in Burbank...but what is now the Van Nuys...
Just a quick shout out to find out who is heading to Park City this week for Sundance. The Valley Film Festival will be there in a few short hours and we'd love to meet up with you.
Our no-fee submission period opens 2/1 but if you find us at Sundance, we'll take your film on the spot! To make it even easier, we're inviting a few industry pals to join us for coffee at our condo on Saturday (1/22) at 9:30am. If you're around and would like to join, please contact us at info@...
The Valley Film Festival has always celebrated The Valley for all of its
contributions, so we've decided to blog about them too! Our "It Happened
in The Valley..." posts will point out the overlooked treasures of the
fabulous (818)! Like, did you know that The Valley is the birthplace of
California as a state?
Directly across from Universal Studios, and hidden behind native plants, sits Campo De Cahuenga, where on January 13, 1847 General Andres Pico (Mexico) and Lt. Col. ...