East Village Film Festival Screens Short Films in February 2013

Long Beach welcomes a new arts event to downtown - the East Village Film Festival - a three day experience celebrating the art of making short films.
By: East Village Film Festival
July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The first annual East Village Film Festival will make its debut February 10, 11 and 12 in Long Beach at the intimate,  Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd. (at the corner of 6th St and Long Beach Blvd.) in Long Beach, CA 90802. Located in a bike-friendly and public transit accessible downtown area of Long Beach. The Metro Blue Line 5th St. Station and a free Passport Shuttle bus stop are located directly in front of the theatre. Free 2 hour parking In the CityPlace lot (enter from 5th or 6th Streets) and plenty of free street parking after 6 p.m., and on Sundays.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Films may be submitted that fit within any of the following 9 categories: Dogma 95 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogme_95), Lesbian/Gay/Transgender (all one category), Student Films, Experimental, Animation, Film Noir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir), Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror (all one category) Love, and Spiritual.

Films should be shorter than 31 minutes.  Exceptions to the time limit rule are on a case by case basis.

Submissions for consideration may be on DVD or any other digital format such as MOV, MP4, AVI, etc..)  However, once selected, each filmmaker must provide an uncompressed digital copy in MOV, MP4 or AVI format.

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Producer, David Joseph (aka Judas Hammer) a film lover and filmmaker (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3729814/) states, "this film festival is important to me because the art community in the city of Long Beach doesn't really have such an event. I always wanted a raw gritty film festival without all the distracting Hollywood bells and whistles to celebrate the art of film and the people behind the creative independent experimental films outside the box of mainstream America. I want the East Village Film Festival to be like a group of friends watching a bunch of films in someone's basement.  I'm hoping East Village Film Festival will forge friendships through the art of film."

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Producer, Ray Buffer, a theatrical producer and filmmaker states, "we want EVFF to be an experience, not just an event.  The ability to tell a complete story in a short amount of time is a magical talent that we wish to highlight.  More and more, society is being trained to become impatient; demanding more for less.  Espresso, vitamin shots, speed dating - we demand instant gratification.  So much entertainment is available at home now via computers and satellite programming that more and more,  it takes spectacle to get people out of their homes and into theaters.  Our spectacle is this:  unique short films that you won't find on Netflix, or Hulu, combined into blocks, so that you can "experience" the visions of these filmmakers in digestible chunks of time and be impacted by the stories they tell.  Then we hope everyone will find the tales so relevant that they will want to hangout at some of our partner businesses in the East Village and Long Beach, with filmmakers and other audience members and chat about the art of these films."

The format and schedule of the weekend will depend on the number of screenings submitted and approved.  Films will be judged and prizes awarded.

Submission fees begin at only $10 but the cost of submissions will rise as the the event grow closer.  The deadline to submit is December 31, 2012.  However, late submissions will be accepted until January 10, but those submissions will cost $25.

Submission will be managed through WITHOUTABOX, and films may begin being submitted on Monday, July 23, 2012.  Additional infomation will be available on the WITHOUTABOX website.

Admission can be purchased in advance for the entire event in various packages, online or at the door for each block.  Each block will be approximately 90 minutes for $10 per person.

The East Village Film Festival is sponsored in part by The Relevant Stage, a musical theatre production company, and The Found Theatre providing the Long Beach community with low-cost, intimate, quality, alternative theatre.
Source:East Village Film Festival
Tags:Abstract, Short Films, Film Shorts, Found Theatre, Found Theater
Industry:Entertainment, Movies
Location:Los Angeles - California - United States
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