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Santa Monica Film Festival & VOD Film Market

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Saturday, December 8th the Aero theatre hosts the Santa Monica Film Festival ® with special events including the Filmmaker Networking Nosh, Video-On-Demand Film Market & Seminar, 22 independent film screenings, the SMFF Awards ® and Cocktail Reception. Events and screenings will take place at the Aero Theatre located at 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica CA 90403. Doors open at 11:00A. FILMMAKER NETWORKING NOSH (11AM): Make the most of this year’s Festival and attend the Filmm...

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 ...

Oscars Schmaoscars by Kimberly Deisler

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When it rains it pours and that’s exactly what it’s doing right now, literally and figuratively.  While I have no business complaining about weather because the rest of the country is neck deep in a winter from hell, I’m none too happy with the impending forecast for next Saturday’s outdoor event, especially as a press person.  Standing the line is less than fun on the best days, let alone in the rain. That being said, if I have to, there is no other event I’d rather be doing it for...

Doina selected by Edgemar Film Festival!

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Doina was just selected by the Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica (CA)! Member of the Jury, Academy Award Winner SUSAN SARANDON! California here we come! See you there by the end of March. For more info: http://www.edgemarcenter.org/filmfestival ...

Sunset in Santa Monica

Sunset in Santa Monica during the AFM. What sight! Not a bad locale for meeting and discussing.

The Valley Film Festival wants to know...Who's at AFM?

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The Valley Film Festival wants to know if you're in L.A. and in Santa Monica and at AFM. Is this your first time? Have you attended several times? Let us know what you're doing there and what's shaking on the floor or in the lobby!     ...

The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit

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The 3rd Los Angeles Irish Film Festival Opened with Music and Wit by Ron Gilbert I have attended this festival from the beginning and it has grown in leaps and bounds. Last night was the best one yet. Even though we are in the heart of Hollywood at the Linwood Dunn Theatre, if feels like Ireland, The beautiful and gracious festival director and founder, Lisa McLaughlin fills the atmosphere with her smile and charms us all. .Even in these difficult times sponsors like the Irish ...

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 ...

Chameleon trailer

November 5, 2009 will mark the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles. The audience at the Laemmle's Monica 4-plex in Santa Monica has the honor to watch the Hungarian Oscar-entry, "Chameleon" by Krisztina Goda. The film is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. This is an interview with the director of the film.

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Poster-TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

The festival takes place October 17th & 18th at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA! Check out the movie programs online at www.ladyfilmmakers.com.

Naked Sushi Movie Accepted to Sexy International Film Festival

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Naked Sushi has been accepted to show in Melbourne this October at the Sexy International Film Festival!!! Naked Sushi will also screen at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival the week before in Santa Monica, CA!!!...

Santa Monica Film Festival Shortfest Stopped In 2004

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The short film festival will run simultaneously with the 2nd Annual Santa Monica Drive-in at the Pier with one finalist screening each week before the Drive-in before an audience of over 4000. Each Tuesday starting July 27 for 10 weeks.

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Split.id Monthly Film Competition And Annual Festival

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Short film competition third Sunday of every month. Entry fee $10. 15 minute limit. VHS or DVD copy with contact info to 6470 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. Filmmakers are announced two weeks prior to the screening. Annual film festival TBA.

Santa Monica International Film Festival

Santa Monica International Film Festival is a competition independent film festival that screens the work of independent filmmakers from around the world.

Nihilist International Film Festival in Santa Monica

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For the tenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be presented at Track 16 Gallery for the sixth year. The show will start at 8:00 pm, Friday, December 19 in Santa Monica as part of the Track 16 Nights series. The festival includes ninety minutes of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. Pretty much, some...

Tenth Nihilist Film Fest Returns to Track 16 Gallery

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For the tenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be presented at Track 16 Gallery for the sixth year. The show will start at 8:00 pm, Friday, December 19 in Santa Monica as part of the Track 16 Nights series. The festival includes ninety minutes of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. Pretty much, some...

Santa Monica International Film Festival line up

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Santa Monica International Film Festival Sept. 19-21 The annual Santa Monica Film Festival has announced the line up of 22 films that will be screening at this years festival September 19-21. Santa Monica Film Festival is held in the world famous Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade. Films will screen from 1:00PM to 10PM at the AMC Loews Broadway 4 (Tickets $10) and at Santa Monica Public Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Theater (Tickets Free). Sponsors include: Third Street Pro...

Ninth Nihilist Film Fest Returns to Track 16 Gallery

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For the ninth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation and Track 16 Gallery present the Nihilist International Film Festival. This year’s evening of films will be hosted by Track 16 Gallery for the fifth year. The show will start at 8:00 pm, Friday, November 30 in Santa Monica as part of the Track 16 Nights series. The festival includes ninety minutes of short films from around the country and around the world. The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly. ...

Santa Monica International Film Festival Awards

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The 2007 Santa Monica International Film Festival completed it’s return to the city on Monday evening, August 6th, with the Closing Night party at the Oceanside Ma’Kai Restaurant-Lounge Bar. The night’s cocktail party was an awards event honoring festival filmmakers and the best of the weekend’s extraordinary films. “It was incredible the way the festival was received by filmmakers, residents, and visitors to the city,” said David Katz, Festival Director. “We couldn’t be happ...

Malibu Fest only a week away from opening

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On Friday April 13, 2007, the curtains will open for the 8th Malibu International Film Festival with the Opening Night Films at 7:30 p.m.: "The Toll", "Life is Short", "Hollow", "Lance is a Jerk", "Greetings From Earth", "Love Hollywood Style". Films screening at 9:30 p.m.: "Moe + Les", "Still Life", "The Falling Man", "Pretty Dead Flowers", "Damaged Goods", "The Drifter". Tickets $10.The celebration continues with a Red Carpet After Party located at Bergamont Station Arts Center with DJ Jason B...

Malibu International Film Festival 2007 will be a grand affair

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The 8th Malibu International Film Festival 2007 will be a grand affair April 13 - 16. The Festival will screen new cutting edge independent films at the American Cinematheque on Montana Avenue in the trendy part of Santa Monica. The Opening Night Party will take place at an undisclosed location. The Festival will wrap up with the Geoffrey's Awards Night Party at the world famous Geoffrey’s Malibu.Malibu International Film Festival is a competition festival focusing on premiering films from aro...

Malibu International Film Festival schedule of events

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The 7th MALIBU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL presented by SWT returns April 7-10 to Malibu and Santa Monica. The Malibu International Film Festival is a competition festival that focuses on premiering new films and talent that are looking for distribution and representation. Quality independent films from around world will screen and compete over the four-day event. Great films, the lavish opening night film, party and Maui & Sons fashion show, Jaguar test-drives, sponsors exhibits, and the awar...

Ampfest celebrates surf and skate culture in coastal communities

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Ampfest celebrates surf and skate culture in coastal communitiesAmpfest plants its flag in the sand of West Coast beaches, bringing the film and music festival to the surrounding communities August 10-14. The event promises to integrate the best of extreme sports filmmaking, past and present, with a combination of hot bands and emerging artists. In addition to the film and music Ampfest endeavors to incorporate other artistic contributions that help to make up the fabric of this culture, such ...

Pierce Brosnam Malibu Fest honoree

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Pierce Brosnan to be 2005 Malibu Int’l Film Festival Honoree6th Malibu Int’l Film Festival presented by Paul MitchellThis April 14-18, the 6th annual Malibu Film Festival will showcase new independent films and filmmakers from around the world and honor Actor, Pierce Brosnan. The Viceroy & Maui and Sons generously throws the opening night industry party of the year on April 14th to celebrate the Malibu Film Festival presented by Paul Mitchell. A night of entertainment that will include a f...
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