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After making quite an impression at the Stanley Film Festival, Todd Strauss-Schulson's meta horror hit, The Final Girls, will screen at the L.A. Film Fest next month, along with an advance look at MTV's Scream TV series and many more onscreen scares.
The 21st L.A. Film Fest takes place June 10th-18th in downtown Los Angeles. The festival will feature screenings of 74 feature films, 60 short films, and more, including the following genre offerings:
The Final Girls – USA (Director Todd Strauss-Schulson Writer Producer Cast Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev) – An unconventional comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s mother, a celebrated scream queen. Los Angeles Premiere
- Derek Anderson
The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled its lineup with 39 world premieres including Baron Davis’ documentary “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” and Will Slocombe’s “The Escort,” starring Lyndsy Fonseca.
The festival also announced notable titles from Sundance and other festivals including Netflix’s “Manson Family Vacation,” thriller “Victoria,” “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Infinitely Polar Bear,” Russell Brand’s “Brand: A Second Coming” and “The Vanished Elephant.”
The festival, now in its 21st year, returns to downtown Los Angeles at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. Lily Tomlin comedy “Grandma” was announced last month as the opening night film of this year’s festival on June 10.
The lineup includes 74 feature films, 60 short films and over 50 new media works representing 35 countries. New sections include the U.S. fiction and world fiction competitions and launch, as well as the previously announced Buzz, Nightfall and Zeitgeist programs.
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- Dave McNary
The Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the eight titles in their genre-centric Nightfall slate, including Maggie Kiley’s Anna Camp-starrer Caught, 5 Second Films’ slasher comedy Dude Bro Party Massacre III, Mexican thriller Plan Sexenal and more. Jennifer Cochis, Senior Programmer at Laff, says, “We created Nightfall to celebrate films that will make audiences squirm.…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Running June 10-18 in downtown La, the Los Angeles Film Festival has announced two inaugural programs, Zeitgeist and Nightfall, plus its second consecutive Muse lineup of films set in, shot by or inspired by the city. Read More: La Film Fest Adds Buzzy Indies and First-Ever TV Program Senior Programmer Jennifer Cochis said the films in the Nightfall section range "from the creepy to the sinister, homages to 80s and 90s era horror, psychodramas and waking nightmares." Films premiering for the first time in the U.S. are nominated for the Nightfall Award. Three arrive off the festival circuit, including "Ratter" (Slamdance), "Plan Sexenal" (well-reviewed out of Morelia) and "Crumbs" (admired in Rotterdam). "Caught," dir. Maggie Kiley, USA, World Premiere "The Confines," dir. Eytan Rockaway, USA, World Premiere "Crumbs," dir. Miguel Llansó, Spain/Ethiopia/Finland, North American Premiere »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The world premiere of cult web series creators 5-Second Films’ first feature Dude Bro Party Massacre III will screen at the upcoming festival as top brass introduced the Zeitgeist and Nightfall sections.
The festival, set to run from June 10-18, announced programming in both strands as well as the second edition of La Muse strand.
Associate director of programming and curated content Roya Rastegar said Zeitgeist comprised films that speak to pivotal junctures in the lives of young people.
Zeitgeist programme encompasses six world premieres of Us films: Band Of Robbers by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee; A Girl Like Grace by Ty Hodges; In The Treetops by Matthew Brown; Manifest Destiny by Michael Dwyer and Kaitlin McLaughlin; Stealing Cars by Bradley Kaplan; and What Lola Wants by Rupert Glasson.
Describing Nightfall, senior programmer Jennifer Cochis said the films were designed to make audiences squirm.
Films premiering for the first time in the Us are nominated for the »
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Sundance: Hot on the heels of the event cinema fund launched by Tugg and New Balloon, Indiegogo and Vimeo have announced a distribution partnership. Separately, Vertical has acquired Dial A Prayer and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Any Day.
The content grab for Vimeo sees it become the preferred platform for films that Indiegogo back and gain exclusive distribution rights on Vimeo On Demand to select titles it supports via a new fund.
Indiegogo will also join the fledgling Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network and will embed a dedicated VOD storefront on its site featuring titles available for purchase.
Vimeo will also create a dedicated Indiegogo VOD home on Vimeo featuring a carousel of curated titles from the crowdfunder.
The venture launches with Malcom Carter’s documentary Connected Universe.
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The film stars Brittany Snow, William H. Macy and Glenne Headly. Vertical Entertainment co-presidents Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin closed the deal during a meeting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with producer Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, and representatives from Xyz Films and Preferred Content.
The picture centers on a troubled young woman who works at a prayer call center. The prayers she says make a difference in callers’ lives, forcing her to reconcile her reckless past with the faith she inspires in others.
“Dial a Prayer” was written and directed by Maggie Kiley, produced by Storyboard’s Paul Finkel and Jason Potash, producer Dan Hyman, executive producers Marcus Dean Fuller and Julie S. Fuller. The film was financed and produced by Storyboard Entertainment in association with Compass Entertainment. »
- Brent Lang
7 items from 2015
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