The grand jury prize winners for the inaugural Sherman Oaks Film Festival have been announced. The Sherman Oaks Film Festival was founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike; the festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The one-week long film festival ran November 13-20, 2016.
Middle Eastern Secrets: Polaris Premieres At The ArcLight Dec. 6th At 7pm (Indie Film Press Release)
On December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Cinematic Artistry will debut its new feature film Polaris with a U.S. Premiere screening followed by Q&A at ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, as part of the Culver City Film Festival, open to the public.
Science of Film: Science Art Cinema Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions (Festival Press Release)
The Science Art Cinema Film Festival, presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, announced the first-ever edition will be held on April 27, 2017 at the museum’s Frost Planetarium in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The festival is seeking submissions through February 14, 2017 for both short science and science fiction films influenced by art, as well as short art films influenced by science and science fiction. The call is open to both fiction and non-fiction efforts as well as live action and animation.
Ellen Pittleman, President of Hybrid Entertainment, is serving as a sales agent on the documentary, which has had dozens of screenings around the country since it’s completion. Pittleman says, “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Personal Gold filmmaking team in bringing such a prestige, inspirational underdog story to the world’s attention through such a fantastic distribution partner as Quiver. (www.quiverdigital.com) In a short amount of time, together we were able to successfully get the film placed on all the major VOD platforms as well as highlighted as a featured promotion with our friends at InDemand and Netflix.”
Origins of MicroFilmmaker Magazine: The Existential Case of the Virtual Kevin Project (Editorial/Article)
For me to ever have created MicroFilmmaker Magazine in 2005, two key elements had to occur in my life. The first was that, in 2003, I make a narrative first film called Commissioned, which revolved around the world of commissioned computer sales, that broke all the cardinal rules of Indie filmmaking and suffered because of it. (The audio ended up being so bad that the film couldn’t be salvaged, even after a year of redubbing, due to the fact that two actors never returned to loop their work.)
The Force Is Strong With This One: First Time Writer/Director, Jamie Buckner, Tells What He Learned From The Masters (Article/Interview)
Jamie Buckner, writer/director of Split, set to be released through Gravitas Ventures on August 2 digitally on iTunes, Amazon, and VUDU, has had the opportunity to work with a film fan’s wet dream of who’s who in Hollywood, from Stephen Spielberg (The BFG, Bridge of Spies) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo) to Cameron Crowe (Roadies, Aloha) and Nora Ephron (Julie & Juila, You've Got Mail). Jamie answers a few questions about lessons learned from these titans of the silver screen and how he applied them to making his first feature.