Tag: short film

The Rep – September 26th, 8pm

“The Rep” is a half-hour comedy pilot that follows the struggles of Richie Deadwood, the biggest talent agent in the porn industry.  Against popular belief, Richie is an honest, good-hearted man who would never take advantage of his clients – financially or sexually – but the stress of his job has left him miserable and at the end of his rope.  The pilot finds him just about to close the biggest deal of his career with the top star in the business, but he learns it may just be impossible to get the deal done and more than pride may have to be swallowed.  Starring  Sean Robinson, Rachel Alig, Sarah Moliski, Bri Ana Wagner, Mike Caprarella, Colette Stella and featuring legendary adult stars Nina Hartley and Evan Stone as themselves.  Written and directed by Douglas Knox. Intended for mature audiences, film contains adult language, sexual themes, and nudity.

Screening at 8 PM on September 26th, red carpet at 7:15 PM.

Lunafest – September 12th, 6pm

Please join us at the screening of LUNAFEST 2019 , a national film festival showcasing films by, for, and about women.
6:00 PM: Pre-screening reception: mix and mingle
  • Meet up with friends while enjoying beverages and appetizers
  • Catering by East Side Eats LA
7:00 PM: LUNAFEST: see this year’s powerful collection of films.
  • See 8 films selected for the 2019 national traveling film festival
  • Plus a special screening of a film by Daniel Eduvijes Carrera: Soledad de los Incendios ~ The Fires of Soledad, a poignant tale about the powerful bond of family and the countless immigrants lost along the US/Mexico border.
8:45 PM:   Q&A Panel: hear from the filmmakers, writers, & actors

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.elawc.org/lunafest_tickets

All proceeds benefit our Hope & Heart Housing, transitioning survivors from crisis to stability.
Women and their families impacted by domestic violence and homelessness are often faced with immigration barriers, limited support, poverty, and isolation. Building upon the immediate need for providing safety and basic shelter, ELAWC provides wraparound support through community and other collaborations to ensure women and their families are safe, empowered and provided with opportunities to achieve well-being, self-sufficiency and a safe permanent environment. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, danger assessment, safety planning, emergency shelter placement, case management services and community linkages to permanent housing, transitional housing, and job placement and linkages to legal support.

 

Lunafest – September 12th, 6pm

 Please join us at the screening of LUNAFEST 2019 , a national film festival showcasing films by, for, and about women. 6:00 PM: Pre-screening reception: mix and mingle

  • Meet up with friends while enjoying beverages and appetizers
  • Catering by East Side Eats LA

7:00 PM: LUNAFEST: see this year’s powerful collection of films.

  • See 8 films selected for the 2019 national traveling film festival
  • Plus a special screening of a film by Daniel Eduvijes Carrera: Soledad de los Incendios ~ The Fires of Soledad, a poignant tale about the powerful bond of family and the countless immigrants lost along the US/Mexico border.

8:45 PM:   Q&A Panel: hear from the filmmakers, writers, & actors

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.elawc.org/lunafest_tickets

All proceeds benefit our Hope & Heart Housing, transitioning survivors from crisis to stability.Women and their families impacted by domestic violence and homelessness are often faced with immigration barriers, limited support, poverty, and isolation. Building upon the immediate need for providing safety and basic shelter, ELAWC provides wraparound support through community and other collaborations to ensure women and their families are safe, empowered and provided with opportunities to achieve well-being, self-sufficiency and a safe permanent environment. Services include: crisis intervention, counseling, danger assessment, safety planning, emergency shelter placement, case management services and community linkages to permanent housing, transitional housing, and job placement and linkages to legal support.

Vimeo Staff Picks with Live Director Commentary – July 30th

A person talking during a film can be the most annoying thing imaginable  unless that person is the director. Join Vimeo curator Ina Pira as she screens recent and upcoming Staff Picked films with live, unscripted commentary from some of the best creators on Vimeo. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for young filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. Hear from the next generation of storytellers in a format thats sure to be eclectic and insightful. The entire program will screen once, then a second time with commentary by the directors.

Screening at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, July 30th

LATE FOR MEETING & TIME FOR SUSHI
Director David Lewandowski

LOVESTREAMS
Director Sean Buckelew

THE RABBIT HUNT
Director Patrick Bresnan

OCTANE
Director Jeron Braxton

HOT SEAT
Director Anna Kerrigan

Voices With Impact World Premiere

Voices With Impact World Premiere: It’s time for the world to hear these stories.
10 films. 5 minutes each.
5 about mental health and sexual violence.
5 about mental health in indigenous and Native American communities.
1 night to change everything.

Voices With Impact is a program to amplify voices in conversations about mental health that are often left out, overlooked and silenced. In its first year, 10 filmmakers received funding to make original short films about mental health and sexual violence (5 filmmakers) and mental health in indigenous / Native American communities (5 filmmakers). The films will be used at colleges and universities throughout North America as part of Art With Impact’s powerful educational programs about mental health.

The Voices With Impact World Premiere will be on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Downtown Independent theater in Los Angeles. Join prominent people in politics, media and activism as we celebrate the work of 10 incredible emerging filmmakers. In addition to screening the films, there will be guided discussion about these vital topics, as well as a Q&A with the filmmakers. Don’t miss this revolutionary event where stories that have gone unheard for too long are finally brought front and center.

RomComFest – June 23rd

Rom Com Fest is a festival that celebrates love through film and experiences. The inaugural festival will be at The Downtown Independent June 21-13. The festival will screen a mix of new and classic romantic comedies as well as live events, desserts and costume themes. Highlights of the line up include a 20th Anniversary of 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, 10th Anniversary of BRIDE WARS, West Coast Premiere of SUMMER NIGHT and more!
Individual film tickets and badges available.
Full festival line up and tickets www.romcomfest.com

JUNE 23RD

11:00AM- In Reality written & directed by Ann Lupo Q&A with Ann Lupo

1:30PM- WhoHaha Dirty Girl Live Podcast Recording

3:00PM- Shorts Program

5:00PM- One Bedroom written & directed by Darien Sills-Evans Q&A with Darien Sill-Evans

7:00PM- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) directed by Gil Junger / written by Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith 20th anniversary screening + Q&A with Karen McCullah & Kirsten Smith

ABRACADABRA ALAKAZAM FILM FESTIVAL – June 7th

ABRACADABRA ALAKAZAM FILM FESTIVAL 
SUMMER 2019 EDITION
Join us at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles this upcoming Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 9PM for the bi-annual filmmaking event, Abracadabra Alakazam. Our festival is a celebration of funny, strange and unique short films from a wide array of eclectic local filmmakers. All films are made by weirdos, for weirdos. We will be showcasing over 20 pieces at the historic Downtown Independent. There will be beer, wine and other concessions for sale at the venue! 
Get your tickets at this link here: