Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012
Finalists Announced for Upcoming Student Media Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES – More than two dozen films from schools and programs from throughout Los Angeles County were selected as finalists for the second annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival. Thirty-two short films from 17 schools/programs will be screened at the March 10 festival at the El Portal Theatre in the NoHo Arts District, where the winners will be announced. Free tickets are available at lasmf.lacity.org/tickets.
Last year, during its inaugural run, the LASMF received about 100 submissions from schools all over the city of Los Angeles. This year, the festival sought submissions from throughout Los Angeles County, collecting about 275 short films. The finalists include 18 films from schools within city limits and others from Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta, Rosemead and Santa Monica. The complete list is available on lasmf.lacity.org/selections.
“After carefully considering nearly 300 submissions, our jury of esteemed media and arts professionals has selected the best of the best from Southern California’s most talented high school filmmakers,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian, who created the one-of-a-kind festival in 2011. “Now, the work of these remarkable young artists will be on the big screen at the Second Annual L.A. Student Media Festival, demonstrating the immense talent and creativity of today's teens. I’m eagerly anticipating the festival, which will present us all with an opportunity to enjoy an outstanding collection of films, and perhaps also to see the debut of the next generation's Steven Spielberg. This will be a marquee event for the entire region and should not be missed!”
The LASMF takes place March 10, 2012, at 5 p.m. in the El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601.
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