* Writer/Producer Marisol Carrere receives the Golden Palm Award in San Diego on Saturday, June 2nd for her short, “I Am Julia.” Congratulations to Marisol and the team behind this project.
* One Way Or Another Productions LLC. presents their short-film, “Delivery.” It will be screening at the Manhattan Film Festival on Friday, June 30th at 4:30 PM.
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* Filmmaker Daniel Maldonado curates a film program for the Brooklyn Beat Music & Art Festival on June 3rd. He’s put together several award-winning shorts, a world premiere, and his own film Episode #21 “The Hidden”, which was written about in the New York Times.
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* DigitalSummit.TV is in seed funding stage for their new business, which will be creating interactive books and games using live action and 3D animation.
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* Director/Producer Marisol Gonzalez announces an online event for the Kickstarter Campaign for “Children Behind The Wall.” The documentary follows youngsters who are attempting to reclaim their lives back from abuse, prostitution, and abuse in Tijuana, Mexico.
Marisol launched a kickstarter campaign for this documentary:
Francisco began roaming the streets when he was 10 years old after his mom started beating him. Soon, he explains, he got hooked on crystal meth, cocaine and heroin, to cope with the pain. Maria, now 15 years old, started using drugs at the age of 9.
She had to prostitute herself in order to survive, but most of all to buy her drugs. Martin, 14 years old, did just about anything in order to get drugs; even kill.
* Bernardo Ruiz’s feature-length documentary, “Reportero”, follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Mexican newsweekly based out in Tijuana, as a series of disappearances and heinous acts against journalists have taken place since December 2006.
Next two locations for “Reportero” screenings will be at:
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL, Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 763-6070, www.lafilmfest.com, Saturday, June 16 at 7:40 PM and Monday, June 18 at 7:50 PM.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL, Film Society of Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th Street, New York, NY 10023, (212) 875-5601, ff.hrw.org, Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 PM, Friday, June 22 at 9:30 PM, and Saturday, June 23 at 3:30 PM.
* On Sunday, June 10th at 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM, PGA’s Produced By Conference holds Global Production Incentives: Around the World in 75 Minutes at the Sony Pictures Studios Lot. The panel will discuss how producers are utilizing production incentives to subsidize their costs and financing their projects. Attending the event will be John Hadity and Joseph Chianese of EP Financial Solutions, as the Moderators.
Panelists include: Gale Anne Hurd (Valhalla), Lori Lewis (WWE), Trish Hoffman (Producer), Bahman Naraghi (G-K Films), Danielle Dajani (Raleigh).
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* Director/Producer Danny Indio has recently published a book on his second passion: Mixed Martial Arts. Danny’s book ‘Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Arts Techniques’ is a manual on streetfighting based on Jeet Kune Do concepts and Mixed Martial Arts, is now in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and other stores near you. Check out the commercial for it: http://youtu.be/r_DoUs1e-5Q. Buy it for a very low price here or here or here. He is available for privates and groups and is producing a streetfighting webisode series (tentatively) called “Any Time, Any Place” soon to debut in June. He is seeking stuntmen and women and martial artists to collaborate with on the series and for future productions.
* The 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival (WFF), a renowned event attracting film and music lovers from around the world for a week of outstanding films, concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an awards gala, and fantastic parties. Set amidst the stunning vistas of historic Woodstock, New York, WFF’s filmmakers will find ample opportunity to rub elbows with top industry players and make excellent connections in a uniquely intimate and casual environment.
Submission deadline 06/08/12
* The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking – feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and so on.
Submission deadline 07/15
* Celebrating the art of film in the home of the Harlem Renaissance, The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) inspires and entertains by honoring films that offer honest, thought-provoking portrayals of our world. Conceived from the belief that we all have unique experiences and perspectives to share, Hi actively seeks and exhibits fresh, entertaining films that possess a universal appeal. Hi is committed to exemplifying the eminence that Harlem represents and is dedicated to showcasing the best films by filmmakers from around the world.
Extended deadline for submissions 06/15
* The Drive-In Film festival’s goal is to bring fresh voices to Drive-In theaters across the country, to celebrate an artist’s struggle to survive, and bring attention and something new to the small towns across America.
* The National Council on Women’s Health is pleased to announce the “I AM THE CHANGE” Film Festival. The competition is open to all girls grades 8 to 12. We’re looking for digital shorts, no more than 5mins, that address the portrayal of women in the media and pop culture. All films must be original work and must not contain nudity or profanity. Films will be judged on originality, creativity and the power of the message. From the pool of selected semi-finalists, an overall winner will be selected to receive the NCWH “I AM THE CHANGE” Gloria Steinem Award.