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San Diego Film Festival

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On September 26 - September 30, 2012 The San Diego Film Festival will showcase five days of premieres, sneak peaks and over 85 independent films. Enjoy five nights of san diego's swankiest cocktail soirees. Raise your glass with hundreds of filmmakers, celebrity guests and all our film-loving friends in VIP lounges, post-screening Q&A's, or poolside as we celebrate the art of film.    ...

AFM will stay in Santa Monica through 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today.  New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.   IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzber...

AFM confirmed to stay in Santa Monica till 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today. New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzberg noted, "We tirelessly explored ...

Chapman launches first-of-its-kind Film Production Company

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Going where no other film school has gone before, Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, has launched a first-of-its-kind production and distribution company - Chapman Entertainment, LLC.   Chapman Entertainment is a sustainable, fully-functioning film production company designed to produce five to ten pictures per year in the micro-budget range (budgets in the $250,000 - $625,000 range). Ut...

Santa Catalina Film Festival

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival that not only celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, but also Santa Catalina Island in all of its rich history, glory, and beauty.

Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, screenplays, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and soon…

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL awards mainstream films in various categories, but the Isla Earth Award, for the Conservation Series, is presented by the Catalina Island Conservancy, our beneficiary, honoring filmmakers that have their similar mission in protecting, educating and promoting the power of nature.


The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL brings film enthusiasts and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking, but also to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Santa Catalina Island.

The Film Festival offers our guests the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit films within the unique and romantic setting of Los Angeles County’s Pacific treasure. The festival will also offer attendees quality films that will entertain, educate, and inspire their own interests. Film professionals, and the interested public, will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through festival activities,
education centers, and seminars with our guest speakers.

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is about the filmmakers’ opportunity to entertain, educate and inspire their audience, just like the island itself.

It Happened in The Valley...Casablanca via Van Nuys

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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...

8th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival

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The 8th annual San Diego International Children`s Film Festival showcases short live-action and animated films from around the world made for children. The festival takes place July 20 - Aug. 7, 2011 at Comic-Con International, the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park and the Carlsbad City Library. We are looking for short films made for children, 20 minutes RT or less. Filmmaker entry is free. Send an e-mail to adchildrensfilm@cox.net to ask for an entry form.  ...

Submit to the San Clemente Surf Film Festival

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The 1st Annual San Clemente Surf Film Festival is accepting submissions until May 1, 2011. The festival will take place August 5-7, 2011 in San Clemente, California. Go to www.sanclementefilmfestival.com to submit your film. Laurel ZwillingFestival Director ...

Butterflies at The Valley Film Festival tonight at 7PM - article

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The screening of the Award winning film about YouTubers takes place tonight at 7PM at The Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles. To find our more about the film, read today's article on Patch.com  Looking forward to seeing you here: Valley Film Festival Saturday, November 13 @ 7:00pm CAP Theatre 13752 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  Want to know more about the documentary? Click here ...

Countdown To VFF10...T-Minus 10 Days!

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We're almost there! Can you feel the excitement through your computer? In 10 days, we'll be holding court at the historic El Portal Theatre, and here's your official invitation! To start off the magical day, join us for our mini-expo: The 1st Annual Valley Indie Filmmaker Expo Presented by AVS   To celebrate 10 years of showcasing independent cinema, The Valley Film Festival has teamed up with Advantage Video Systems (AVS) to launch The 1st Annual Valley In...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "Made in the (818)" Shorts Program

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Made in the (818) is The Valley Film Festival's signature showcase of films shot in or showcasing, and/or made by filmmakers currently living in The Valley.  VFF believes that the San Fernando Valley has a diverse landscape for every film shoot, whether you're using the backlot of Universal Studios or shooting guerrilla style at Hansen Dam. VFF encourages local production by creating a showcase just for these films, and we hope you'll consider the fabulous San Fernando Valley for your next fi...

"The Impossible Fact" among nomination finalists at the SoCal Independent Film Festival

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"The Impossible Fact" (El Hecho Imposible) was recently announced to make part of the nomination finalists in the category of "Best Directing" at the SoCal Independent Film Festival in Huntington Beach. This is an invitation to check out further information on the following web page:http://www.socalfilmfest.com/awards.aspx ...

The Valley Film Festival/Dances With Films September Mixer - 9/21

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It's T-Minus 54 days to VFF10 and we're 3 days behind schedule, but that's not going to stop us from hanging out with our friends at Dances With Films!  If you're sensing a trend here, you're right. VFF & DWF have merged our monthly mixers. As an FYI, they're the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will alternate between The Valley, Hollywood, and West Side.  Last month we closed down The Hudson LA (WeHo) & this month, we're going to rock The Smokehouse across from War...

First blog entry - Toby and Hettie make a movie

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Welcome to our blog for our films, but at the moment specifically for our latest film L'amour de Montparnasse.  It's our second major short film that we worked on together.  Toby as writer/director and myself as producer.  Our first film Alone about the Universe is 18 minutes and a sci-fi drama.  It was our first film that we sent off to festivals and at the time we were very new to the whole circuit so had no plan or strategy.  We picked up two international awards for best short and excel...

Muscle Beach Venice Reality Show

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As a sports and health writer in addition to my film industry involvement ,I attended the Annual Memorial day Muscle Beach Venice body builder contest which has now added a bikini contest. I was there to support my buddy , body builder Bill Howard ,who kept the tradition alive  in Muscle Beach  Venice .during the lean years and was there back in the day, at the original Santa Monica Muscle Beach which closed in 1959,along with Steve Reeves,Jack LaLanne and other well known muscle men,He was ...

10-10-10

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It goes something like this. Seven years running, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has made dreams come true with a themed student competition that pairs industry professionals with student filmmakers. Appropriately, this year’s theme is Twenty-Five. Final Draft and Business First Bank sponsored the competition with The Riordan Foundation providing a grant. To start, both high school and college student writers submit a ten page sample of their best work be it sta...

The 2010 San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster contest finalists

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2010 San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Finalists San Diego Latino Film Festival received over 60 posters in this year's first competitive process.  The selection committee has narrowed it down to the top 12 finalists.  We are encouraging the public to vote and comment on these posters.  The winning image will be used for this year's festival and the designer will receive $1,000.  ...

Pericycle

Director: Szacsva y Pál.
„Pericycle” is a metaphoric video about a peripheric way of exchange.

San Diego Latino Film Festival 2010- Call for Entries

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CALL FOR ENTRIES are now open for the 2010 San Diego Latino Film Festival.Entry deadline next year's 2010 film festival: November 5, 2009Late deadline for 2010 film festival: December 1, 2009 (a $25 late fee will be charged for any late entries)IntroductionMedia Arts Center San Diego is now seeking films and videos for 17th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 2010).Media Arts Center San Diego's prestigious and internationally recognized San Diego Latino Film Festival, soars into its' 17...

Wyland Earth Day

Director: Chris Morrow.
Some of the biggest ideas in the world happen overnight. While CNN ireporter Chris Morrow covered the behind-the-scenes activity of the 2009 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the last thing she expected was to stumble across one man's plans to paint the largest picture of planet earth. But 24-hours after boldly announcing his goal to do just that, renowned environmental artist Wyland put the finishing touches on "Earth: The Blue Planet:" a three acre interpretation of our world atop the Long Beach Convention Center. Using ingenuity, elbow grease, and thousands of gallons of eco-friendly paint, the prolific artist turned a dusty, dry roof into a watercolor painting that can easily be seen from the upper reaches of the stratosphere. "Wyland: Earth Day" takes you inside the creative process behind the artist and his mission as told by the ireporter who chronicled the entire event.

San Diego Film Festival awards

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The eighth annual San Diego Film Festival has officially announced the winners after its Sept. 23 – 27 five-day run, which featured more than 75 film premieres. This year’s Festival winners collected their awards at the Sept. 26 Actors Ball & Awards Ceremony at Hotel Solamar. Best Actor went to James Van Der Beek – who was on-hand to accept the award for his leading role in Formosa Betrayed. Other celebrity guests on hand to celebrate the 8TH annual Fest included Seymour Cassel, Katie Low...

San Diego Latino Fest film series

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San Diego Latino Film Festival continues the 10th Annual 2009 Cinema en Tu Idioma Film Series showcasing two critically acclaimed Latin American feature films. This month will feature screenings of the Argentinean film LEONERA and the Chilean film TONY MANERO, October 9-15 at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off 163 Freeway & Friars Rd.). Cinema en tu Idioma is funded by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. LION’S DEN / LEONERA. Directed by Pablo Trapero (Mundo Grua...

2009 San Diego Asian Film Festival Call for Entries Early Deadline

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Hello Film Makers! We are proud to announce the 2009 San Diego Asian Film Festival. Our Early Deadline for Call for Entris is quickly approaching. Submit soon! 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Oct 15-29, 2009 Call For Entries We're looking for the Best in Asian and Asian American cinema CASH prize for Jury Winner Early Deadline: April 30, 2009 ($25 fee) Late Deadline: June 10, 2009 ($40 fee) Rules, entry forms, and festival info at www.sdaff.org for ...

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