Thursday, December 10, 2015

SUNDANCE 2016 - Here we come!!




Congratulations to following 10 filmmakers selected to participate in our very first SHOOTOUT!

Chris Alford 
(selected script: Trunk Mate

Rapha Bola 
(selected script: The Days Of Wine and Roses)

Kurt Claridades 
(selected script: Ticking Bomb - The Closet)

Markel Goikoetxea 
(selected script: Hipster Rising)

Angela Gordon 
(selected script: The Donkey)

Tami Farrell 
(selected script: In The Loo)

Ron Utin Lalkin 
(selected script: The Chosen Few)

Eva Merz 
(selected script: The Glory Of My Beginnings)

Natalie Schwan 
(selected script: Nebraska)

Vince Tanzilli 
(selected script: Real Men Live)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SHOOTOUT! 48 Hour Filmmaking Challenge - Dec. 12th/13th - Deadline for application: Nov. 30th

SHOOTOUT! is a quick-draw filmmaking challenge testing your filmmaking marksmanship by giving you the chance to make an AMAZING short film in less than 48 hours. 

10 chosen filmmaking teams will create a film based on pre-selected scripts provided by the 3rd Page writing collective. 

Starting Saturday morning, each team has until Sunday evening to shoot and post their film with a screening and celebration to be held that Sunday night. The films will be judged by a panel of industry veterans with the winning film receiving $5,000 in cash, goods and services toward their next short film!

Canon C300‘s cameras with lenses, along with a small lighting/sound package and post software will be provided to the filmmakers by Canon, Samy's, Birns and Sawyer, AdobeFilmmakers Alliance and other partners. A pool of acting talent will also be made available by Deborah Lemen Acting Studio. All else will be the responsibility of the filmmakers. 

SHOOTOUT! is scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 12-13.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

VisionFest 2.0: FA at the Viaduct THIS Saturday!! (Sept. 12th 2015)

An outgrowth of our wildly popular short film screening series (usually held at the awesome Echo Park Film Center), Filmmakers Alliance is hosting a larger screening in conjunction with the California State Parks Department OUTDOORS under the LA State Historic Park VIADUCT (at the north end of the Los Angeles State Historic Park).

There will be a reception before with musical guest BLACKWELDER - with delicious food and drink, of course. ALL filmmakers will be in attendance and available for a brief discussion after the screening of each film. 

The event is free, but donations are accepted! Plenty of free parking available along the entrance to the Los Angeles State Historical Park. 

You must RSVP HERE by Sept. 10th!

VisionFest 2.0 - FA at the Viaduct
Saturday, September 12th @ 7 p.m.

Preceded by a musical performance by BLACKWELDER


Touch (13 min)
Director: Jen McGowan

An ode to city life, Touch explores themes of isolation and the universal need for community when two strangers make the most important connection of their lives while waiting for a train.

Charlotte (11 min)
Director: Angel Kristi Williams

When her new friend Charlotte wants to play house, Alex innocently plays along and develops feelings she doesn't understand.

Unspoken (10 min)
Director: George Zaverdas

A glimpse of an American family, in a moment of tension and crisis, struggling under the weight of a deep dark secret.

Death, Taxes and Apple Juice (8 min)
Director: Tamar Halpern

Two little girls file their taxes while having an existential crisis.

All Of Your Favorite Shows! (5 min)
Director: Danny Madden

Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hand! Crazy convenient...crazy.

Pink Grapefruit (11 min)
Director: Michael Mohan

A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend. It does not go as planned.

Total running time: 58 min

The evening is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: