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UCLAxFilmFest

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UCLA Extension’s Entertainment Studies program presents the fourth annual UCLAxFilmFest! The festival is designed to showcase the best short films by our current and previous Entertainment Studies students.

UCLAxFilmFest 2019 will feature a selection of student short films, followed by an industry panel and awards ceremony.

Tickets for this event will be free and open to the public. Ticketing information will be made available in April.

Location: Laemmle NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Schedule:
11:30-12:00PM – Doors Open
12:00-3:15PM – Screening of Films
3:30-4:30PM – Industry Panel
4:30-5:00PM – Awards Ceremony


The Films:

Congratulations to the filmmakers whose films have been selected to screen at UCLAxFilmFest 2019!

The films being screened are (in alphabetical order*):

100 Candles – Written by Vanessa Every-Burns
A Peculiar Smell – Co-Written and Directed by Eva Saunders
Baba’s Next Chapter – Directed by Jamie C.X. Wang
Boxes – Written and Directed by Jeremy Borison
Every Morning – Written and Directed by Lucas Pincer-Flynn
Going Home – Written and Directed by Kate Harbin
Gringa – Co-Written and Produced by Lana Link
Holly Goes to Therapy – Written and Directed by Cat Ventura
La Madre Buena (The Good Mother) – Written and Directed by Sarah Clift
Lesbian Bandida Massacre – Directed by Vincent Augusto
Night Hawl – Written and Directed by Rong Yan
Non Ducor Duco – Written and Directed by Yera Dahora
Not Alone – Produced by Ran Yatim
Selah – Directed by Maya Cryor
The Monster – Written and Directed by Neil Stevens
Turning the Tables – Written and Directed by Jay Rowan Tanner

*Please note that this is not the order in which films will be screened.


Judges:

Kim Adelman – Filmmaker who began her career as a co-producer of the independent feature Just Friends. Ms. Adelman then produced 19 shorts that have played in more than 150 festivals, winning more than 30 awards. She has authored two film books, Making It Big in Shorts, Third Edition and The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks, and currently writes for Indiewire, the leading news source on independent film. Ms. Adelman received the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award in 2014 and the Distinguished Instructor Award in 2016.

Bijon Imtiaz – Award-winning narrative and documentary writer, director, and producer. After the international success of his features Kingdom of Clay Subjects (writer/director) and Live from Dhaka (producer), his current project Paradise has been an official selection at Berlinale’s co-production market.

*More judges to be announced


Industry Panel: 

Using Your Film Festival Experience to Leverage Your Career

So your short film is accepted into a film festival—what next?  Short films are a calling card for filmmakers and many aspire to make a feature as a next step in their career. The panel discusses the creative issues related to transitioning from short films to features, including the story: a new concept or as an expansion of the existing short film?; how to attract the best talent for the available budget; the delights and challenges of shooting with a larger budget; and how to package your project to insure it gets made.

Moderator

Kim Adelman – Filmmaker who began her career as a co-producer of the independent feature Just Friends. Ms. Adelman then produced 19 shorts that have played in more than 150 festivals, winning more than 30 awards. She has authored two film books, Making It Big in Shorts, Third Edition and The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks, and currently writes for Indiewire, the leading news source on independent film. Ms. Adelman received the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award in 2014 and the Distinguished Instructor Award in 2016.

Panelists: To Be Announced


Awards: 

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Best Film
Best Unique and Artistic Film
Best Director
Entertainment Studies Staff Pick
Audience Choice

The winner of each award will receive free enrollment for any one (1) UCLA Extension class in any department. The winner of “Best Film” may use their one (1) free enrollment toward the Independent Study program where the winner will have the opportunity to work on his or her own film projects under the mentorship of a UCLA Extension instructor. The Festival may add additional award categories, to be announced during the submission window.


Ticketing:

Ticketing information will be made available in April.


After Party:

Join us after UCLAxFilmFest for an after party at The Federal Bar located across the street from the theater! There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

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