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            THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL June 16-26, 2011 Call for Entries Early Deadline: December 3, 2010 Regular Deadline: January 14, 2011 Final Deadlines: Short films and music videos: February 11, 2011 Feature-length narrative and documentary films: February 24, 2011   Contact Inf...

Know of a No Fee Festival? VFF Wants to Know!

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The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is currently working on an article about "no fee" call-for-entries to coincide with our month-long free submission period in January 2011.   VFF is looking for other film festivals --- all over the world --- who have a gratis submission policy. Whether it's a short/specific time frame (like VFF), or fee waivers for volunteers who work X amount of hours, or if it's always free to submit and everything in between. Please share the wealth. ...

VFF10: The Valley Film Festival in Review

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Our tireless editor, James Latham, updated The Valley Film Festival blog during the festival with reviews, musings, and our VFF10 award winners.   VFF10 Day One ~ Festival Launch Party/Meet The Filmmakers http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2010/11/meet-filmmakers-party-big-success.html   VFF10 Day Two ~ First Day of Screenings http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-pairing-on-first-day-of.html   VFF10 Day Three ~ Second Day of...

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 ...

The Valley Film Festival ~ "10 Degrees Hotter" Short FIms

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From musicals (Sudden Death) to music videos (My Southern Can is Mine), to thrillers (Love Me Tender) and thrills (52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs), to local gems and foreign finds, The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival has a varied selection of short films competing for the coveted 10 Degrees Hotter award.  (Please note that these short films precede our feature films and do not screen in a single program.) ...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Narrative Features

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival presents a series of three narrative feature films. Ranging from psychological thrillers (The Commune) to tense drama (Boiler Room) to a coming-of-age comedy (Driver's Ed Mutiny), these films showcase independent filmmakers from The Valley and other L.A. environs.    THE COMMUNE (Elisabeth Fies) When Jenny Cross (Chauntal Lewis) has to spend summer vacation with deadbeat dad (Stuart G. Bennett) on his creepy commun...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Documentary Features

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The 2010 Valley Film Festival presents documentary features on topics ranging from our forgotten heroes (Home from the War) to YouTube celebrities (Butterflies) and The Valley's other film industry (Paid for Pain: The Making of a Bondage Video).  VFF is proud to showcases the work of filmmakers all from the San Fernando Valley! Go (818)!  For this series of spotlights, we asked the filmmakers to tell us how they chose their subject and why it was important to share. For their a...

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 "Girls on Film" Shorts Program

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The Valley Film Festival presents its tenth annual "Girls on Film" program of short films. Amour, wit, identity loss and a roaming bull prove there's more behind these shorts then the "double X" factor--there's talent and passion.     Gina Ronhovde makes a political statement with BEREFT LEFT: A VERY BRIEF, VERY AMERICAN TALE. A college student tries to cure himself of his left-handed orientation and attempts to live a right-handed lifestyle. BEYOND...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Dramatic Short Film Program

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival presents a program of dramatic short films on a variety of subjects. All of the films make powerful statements, exploring love, forgiveness, friendship, music and politics--providing a stirring experience. Director Mateo Hobbs delves into the AFTER LIFE with his short film. Michael Paton is dead, with no recollection as to why. Separated by death, Michael's body and soul have to work together to salvage what redemption they have left. FRAGILE come...

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...

An Interview with Filmmaker John Putch

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After beginning as an actor, John Putch now works as a director in television and independent film. His TV work includes Cougar Town, My Name is Earl, Outsourced, and Ugly Betty. Three of his films have won Best Feature at The Valley Film Festival, including Bachelorman (2003), Mojave Phone Booth (2006) and Route 30 (2008); John is currently set to begin filming the sequel to the latter film in December. James Latham interviewed John Putch for The Valley Film Fest blog. Read the interview...

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...

The Valley Film Festival Indie Film Expo

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When The Valley Film Festival was founded 10 years ago, a few of our goals included incorporating a film expo into the festival, along with a script contest, location services, a music component, etc. Aah, those were the idealistic, carefree days. Once the reality of producing the festival hit us, the accoutrements took a back seat. Why launch a film expo when our fabulous supporter CineGear does it so well? Our friends at Shriek Fest had a handle on screenplay competitions...

Focus On: Networking (VFF & TribeHollywood Spring Mixer)

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The Valley Film Festival's FOCUS this month will be ON networking! Our friends at Tribe Hollywood have challenged us to a friendly game of Ms. Pac Man at Hollywood Billiards! Little do they know a certain VFF staff member can kick some serious Ms. Pac Man butt! Come one! Come All! The Happy Hour menu is good until 8pm and we'll be in the Courtyard 'til 10pm. Join us! Since this is a VFF sponsored event, you can submit one short or one feature for FREE to our 2010 festival...

Dear Filmmakers...

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Dear Filmmakers, The Valley Film Festival (VFF) is currently engaged in watching your shorts, features, music videos, trailers, etc., but it hasn't stopped us from getting excited about the emails you've been sending, asking about the status of our programming and telling us why it's important to you to screen with VFF. It gives us a warm & fuzzy feeling to hear your stories and ask that you keep them coming.    Since launching VFF in 2000, one...

Los Angeles Film Festival

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THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL June 18-28, 2009   Call for Entries No longer accepting submissions for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival Contact Info Los Angeles Film Festival Film Independent 9911 West Pico Blvd, 11th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA 310.432.1209 310.432.1203 FAX 9911 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 LAFilmFest@FilmIndependent.org STAFF Rebecca Yeldham Director Gloria G. Campbell, Managing Director Progr...

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