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BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, November 2, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Kalen Lister (kalenmusic.com), Corey Ferrugia (www.coreyferrugia.com), Alex Serhan (www.alexserhan.com), Matt Dorrien (www.snowblindtraveler.com). Admission is free.
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, November 2, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East Second Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 310-849-5938; 213-680-0047
From the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, the weekly event showcase here presents Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock n' Roll, Soul and R & B artists and open mic opportunities. The doors open at 19:30 nightly and live entertainment starts at 9 or 10 pm. In addition to its original purpose as a jazz club for which it was begun circa 2005 by one time trumpet player and entrepreneur Kohei Matsumoto, 2nd Street Jazz explores music which ranges from rock to electronic to hip-hop and of course, jazz. Monday nights is a NYC styled jazz jam for any musicians with instruments invited up to the stage to play. Hip Hop and MC beat battles happen on Thursdays. The club features a full bar and late night food.
The World Animation and VFX Summit
Monday, November 2 - Wednesday, November 4
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, California 90292
Phone: 818-883-2884; 310-823-4567; Fax: 818-883-3773
The World Animation and VFX Summit’s goal is to host and present international co-productions and global ventures and offer networking opportunities at the waterside setting of the California Yacht Club. VFX Summit will feature a gala awards ceremony honoring selected animation and VFX professionals, two days of industry panels, master classes for the masters, networking breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties. Attendees will be treated to discussions and showcases, which focus on new industry standards, global co-productions and the role of recent technologies in the rapidly changing world of animation and visual effects. The summit will feature master classes, with Jose San Román of Ilion Animation Studios in Spain. Román’s class will examine animation as a new asset class in the financial community and focus on issues that most investors and studio executives are unaware of. Animation feature projects set to be highlighted with filmmaker appearances include : Blue Sky Studio’s The Peanuts Movie and the key players f rom The Prophet. Featured panelists include: Greg Agostinelli, VP and managing director, Epica USA, Roger Allers, director, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Ricardo Arnaiz, writer, producer and director, Animex, Delna Bhesania, CEO and co-founder, Bardel and others.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
Monday, November 2 - Thursday, November 5
Kobe Convention Center
6-9-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
Phone: 1 800 342-6626; 1 212 626-0500; Fax: 1 212 944-1318
The 8th edition of the event is back for the second time in Japan, expected to draw conference attendees, exhibition visitors, and exhibitors from over 50 countries worldwide. SIGGRAPH Asia considers itself a platform for the advancement of graphics, animation, art, and technology. SIGGRAPH has a known standing within the academic research community and SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 seeks to strengthen its foothold within related industries. For 2015, the host city Kobe was strategically chosen to help further grow and foster strong connections to important communities in Asia. At the SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Exhibition, exhibitors will showcase products and services from various sectors related to the computer graphics and interactive technology sector, including new developments in technology and offerings from vendors of hardware, software and services. Production houses and studios will also recruit at the event.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, November 3, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: BRDEN, Norma Jean Martine, Prince Vaseline and FRUKT DJs. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
BMI Presents... Trapped Above Ground
Wednesday, November 4, 20:00-23:00
Acme Feed and Seed
101 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37201
BMI presents… Trapped Above Ground with Guthrie Trapp & The Mulekickers every Wednesday night. The free weekly showcase features the Guthrie Trapp and the Mule Kickers band with a new cast of songwriters each week, ranging from the well-established to the newly discovered. New submissions to be showcased are accepted through the website. Sponsored by HD Radio and BMI.
49th Annual CMA Awards
Wednesday, November 4
501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-244-2840; 615-770-2000
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening, returning as hosts for Country Music’s Biggest Night. The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which, when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. Similar to the Oscars and the Grammys, the CMA Awards are voted on by members of the industry. Members of the Country Music Association are music executives, artists, publicists, songwriters, musicians, touring professionals and more from all around the world. The 49th Annual CMA Awards” airs live Wednesday, November 4, at 10:00/19:00 C on ABC-TV network.
American Film Market
Wednesday, November 4 - Wednesday, November 11
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (main headquarters)
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: 310-446-1000; Fax: 310-446-1600
AFM, the much anticipated, annual film event that's not quite festival, not quite conference, but mostly business opportunity -- the business of independent motion picture production and distribution -- set oceanside against Santa Monica beach. In 2015, the 2015 American Film Market (AFM) is unveiling several new initiatives for this year’s event. There will be the addition of two new conferences: The AFM China Conference and the AFM Festival Conference. Additionally, Carousel Cocktails will offer producers and filmmakers new networking opportunities and, for the first time, AFM and Cinando are providing all registered participants with a one‐year, full access subscription to the Cinando web and apps. Adding a sixth conference to the Series, the AFM China Conference on November 6, will present leaders from all sectors of China’s film industry as they explore and reveal how producing, marketing and distributing in China differs from the West. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry.
Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, November 12
TCL Chinese Theater (other venues)
6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
AFI is an American institution that has chartered itself to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. It preserves the legacy of America's film heritage for future generations through the AFI Archive, comprised of rare footage from across the history of the moving image and the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present. AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented along with longstanding partner, Audi. Sony Pictures’ CONCUSSION — starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will make its global debut and also be the Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards.
Miami Short Film Festival
Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, November 12
Miami Beach Cinematheque (other venues)
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Films are organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers. The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) came into being in 2002 when a veteran local TV actor and producer named William Vela produced a short film, "360˚", with film director Eric Rubalcava. Using thirty of his fellow actors and actresses friends, Vela spent 6 months shooting the production. When it was ultimately completed, Vela organized a "friends and family" screening to screen the finished project for all of the actors involved in the process. MsFF's year round events/programs include Monthly Screenings (at different venues in Miami, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale), Outreach Programs, Seminars, Q&A's and much more. The organization has brought a powerful cultural voice to the city of Miami going on it's 13th year and has created a positive influence on local film artists and aficionados.
Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
Thursday, November 5 - Sunday, November 15
Main Room at the Flora Bama, America's "Last Great Roadhouse"
The Fish House (other venues)
17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32507
Phone: 850-492-0611; 850-261-9617; 850-492-0611
The 31st Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival will be held. Songwriters will perform at Venues along the Coast from Fairhope, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida. The festival is dedicated to the memory of the late Frank Brown, who was night watchman at the Flora~Bama for 28 years, and whose moral values, integrity and strength of character are the epitome of what the festival honors him for. He was 91 years old when he retired and was featured on Paul Harvey's syndicated radio show, "The Rest of the Story.” The day before the official festival opening, November 4, will feature Local’s Kickoff Party, featuring The Beachbilly’s, Bo Roberts and Surprise guest jams. Other program highlights include songwriter showcases, a SESAC showcases, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Show, open mic, Youth Songwriters Seminar and film screenings. This year the writers will continue to bring their music to children who are hospitalized to brighten their day and help them forget why they are there. Future applicants seeking to perform in the festival are encouraged to apply through the website.
Friday Night Social
Friday, November 6, 18:30-21:30
Rock & Reilly’s Barrel Room
8913 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.” Complimentary finger food and/or Nachos will be provided at the event. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 15
10 Aristotelous Square, 546 23 Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone: +30 2310 378 442; Fax: +30 2310 285 759
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is thought to be one of the oldest festivals in the Balkans, catering to emerging filmmakers from all over the world. Founded in 1960 as the Week of Greek Cinema, it became international in 1992, including a Competition Section for feature length films by emerging directors presenting their first or second film. In a showcase screening at this year’s festival, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Thessaloniki Film Festival will screen a Korean Movie as one of the Korean Week events. ARCHITECTURE 101, a romance film featuring Korean film stars Ga-in HAN and Su-ji BAE, already earned huge success and critical plaudits in Korea in its release.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, November 7, 15:00-18:00
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
International Film Festival of Wales
Sunday, November 8
Gywn Hall, Neath Port Talbot
Orchard Street, Neath, West Glamorgan SA11 1DU
Phone: 0300 365 6677
The International Film Festival of Wales is a proud supporter of Welsh film, British film, Student films, World films and Independent films. In previous years the festival has been based in Newport, South Wales. Previously known as the Newport International Film Festival, this year, the festival will be traveling to Wales, taking place in five different locations. The Film Festival Guild is home of: The British Independent Film Festival, The British Horror Film Festival, Newport International Film Festival, The British Animation Film Festival, The Film Festival Guild provides showcases for short films, movies, animations, music videos and screenwriters. The Guild was started in 2006 and has now grown to manage five international film festivals, complete with awards ceremonies and industry appeal and importance. The festival comes to a close with its Awards Ceremony, which will honor achievements in: Best Film, Best New Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Short, Best Music Video, Welsh Dragon Award, Audience Awards. Film submissions to the Film Festival Guild are done through FilmFreeway and Withoutabox.
Techweek Los Angeles
Monday, November 9 - Sunday, November 15
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: 312-624-9214; 630-984-6787
Tech week highlights technological achievement in emerging cities across America through a format of a seven-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, startups, emerging growth companies and thought leaders, brought into one space. For this week, Tech week happens throughout greater Los Angeles and converges at Santa Monica Pier on November 12. Techweek's mission is to build a better world through tech entrepreneurship in the vibrant cities within (for now) North America. Events feature, among other activities, Hiring Fair, Launch Competition, Kickoff Party, Film Screening, Fashion and Wearable Tech show, Private Summit Receptions, Exclusive After Party. Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the developments in that community.
FREE TV Show Invite - Audiences Unlimited
Tuesday, November 10, 16:00-21:00
Hollywood Universal City, California
Phone: 818-260-0041, ext. 7205
Media savvy members of the public are invited to Be a part of a live studio audience and enjoy one of the first TV taping episodes of the brand new TV show CROWDED! Co-starring Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke, Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove. This studio audience to take part in a "behind the scenes" Hollywood experience is free to attend. The shows that are in representation are produced at studios in the Los Angeles area. These shows include: 2 Broke Girls, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Baby Daddy, Crowded, Dr. Ken, Dr. Phil, Fuller House, Last Man Standing, Liv and Maddie, Mike & Molly, Mom, The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, The Ranch, The Thundermans, Undateable, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets are released for most shows starting 30 days prior to show date. The schedule lists shows and tickets available within the next 30 days and shows currently scheduled through January (17,24) are posted at this link (
CCW+SATCON Broadcast Conference and Convention
Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, November 12
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34 Street, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 208-629-5717; 212-216-2000
CCW+SATCON is the east coast media, entertainment, video and communications technology conference and exposition addressing how evolving digital, production and satellite technologies are driving the industry and affecting the way content is delivered across the globe. This long standing conference/convention is now being produced by the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB). A quick breakdown of conference activity reveals that the main CCW Conference, Broadcast & Beyond, is two full days of breakout sessions featuring the latest topics of concern to senior executives and technical management in television, broadband video/streaming media, film and motion pictures, and production and post, including pro audio. Steve Mosko, Chairman of Sony Pictures Television, is the Keynote Speaker at this conference. The SATCON Conference Track will be two full days of breakout sessions designed specifically for satellite TV providers, radar and satellite operators, telco providers, and broadcasters seeking to gain efficiencies in satellite distribution.
Stockholm International Film Festival
Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, November 22
3 Skandia Cinema (other venues)
Drottninggatan 82, Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8-677 50 00
The aim for Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the selection of films in Sweden with creative new films of high quality and to offer the visitor an orientation within modern film to stimulate a continuing debate. With seminars, opportunities to meet actors and filmmakers during Face2Faces along with the extensive catalogue, all means are given to make the film experience comprehensive and meaningful. The festival has included in its charter efforts to promote and offer a venue for young and unestablished filmmakers. As many as a third of the films selected are made by a debuting director and only directors who have made less than 3 films are selected for the competition. Fia Sandlind’s SHE'S WILD AGAIN TONIGHT, has its world premiere at Stockholm Film Festival on November 12. She’s Wild Again Tonight is the final part of the director’s trilogy inspired by Strindberg’s play, Miss Julie. Distributors and sales agents will attend the Stockholm Industry Days, November 17-19, which is a meeting place for Swedish and international film professionals to connect. In the past 22 years some 3000 movies from all over the world has been screened at the Festival and celebrated guests like Dennis Hopper, Lauren Bacall, Gena Rowlands, Ang Lee, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski, Terry Gilliam and Elia Kazan have all attended the Festival.
Thursday, November 12 - Thursday, November 19
IFC Center (other venues)
323 6th Ave, New York, New York 10014
The eight-day festival showcases new achievements in documentary film along with panels and conversations. DOC NYC is an Academy-qualifying festival for short films. DOC NYC’s winning short will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The NYC premiere of 13 MILLION VOICES, a look at US-Cuba relations on the younger Cubans and Cuban Americans who are seeking to bridge the conflicts of their parents’ generation, opens the festival. On November 19, Adnaan Wasey (Executive Producer, POV Digital), Loira Limbal (Firelight Producer’s Lab) and others engage in discussion moderated by Yvonne Welbon (Chicken & Egg Pictures) on working in emerging fields of new media, transmedia and new programs and new ways to jumpstart a career. In 2014, the festival showcased 150+ films & events, presented by 200+ filmmakers & special guests. Past guests include Jim Carrey, Sarah Polley, Noam Chomsky, Ricki Lake, Michael Moore, Michel Gondry, Errol Morris, Oliver Stone, Jonathan Franzen, Kathleen Hanna, Spandau Ballet, Greil Marcus, Grace Lee Boggs, Bela Fleck, Nat Hentoff, Chuck Workman, and The Mekons.
Entertainment Conference 2015
Friday, November 13, 08:30-13:30
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California
The Hollywood Chamber and Variety are jointly presenting the 2015 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Returning as co-chairs for this year’s conference are Paul Audley of FilmL.A., Inc. and Sharon Keyser of Paramount Pictures. The Conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a full program running through the program close. Among the programs being planned for the conference are spotlights on how the film tax credit is working, and the future of music production in Hollywood, as well as panels on how multi-platform TV is creating new realities for television, and where deal-making is going in Hollywood. The “Commitment to California” Award will again be presented to someone who has brought work to Southern California. A special committee was used to recruit keynote speakers for the entertainment industry conference. Variety will again be the presenting sponsor for the event. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building will be the luncheon sponsor. Breakfast sponsors include Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, and Sheppard Mullin.
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, November 17, 12:30-16:30
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Following the lecture portion, Blume will critique a song from each attendee. Those who wish to have a song critiqued should bring a recording and a lyric sheet or be prepared to perform the song live. Registration is free and is conducted online. Online registration opens at 15:00 the day after the previous month’s workshop. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled. Please email
with any questions regarding the workshop. All participants MUST check in by 12:20 or the spot will be given away to those on the waiting list. This month's topic is Understanding the “Biz” (song critiques). Free but registration is conducted online at:
50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
Adobe Video World
Tuesday, November 17 - Sunday, November 22
The Fairmont San Jose
170 Market Street, San Jose, California 95113
Adobe Premiere Pro World and Adobe After Effects World have been combined into one event: Adobe Video World. Designed for editors, videographers, and VFX and motion graphics professionals, The conference will conduct four days of Premiere Pro sessions (November 17–20), and four days of After Effects sessions (November 19–22) will follow. Participants will spend a day with the Adobe Premiere Pro product team (November 19) and a day with the Adobe After Effects product team (November 20). Future Media Concepts, Inc. is a digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, sound design, 3D animation and other areas.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, November 18, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Wednesday, November 18 - Sunday, November 29
Hotel NH Carlton (other venues)
Vijzelstraat 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)20 6273329; Fax: +31 (0)20 6385388
IDFA champions the “creative documentary.” When conducting its annual search for documentary film, IDFA looks for documentaries that are interesting from a stylistic point of view, or are especially innovative, relevant to social issues and can communicate a clear message to their audiences. IDFA chooses films which express the filmmaker's point of view in a creative and cinematic manner. Aside from the festival, IDFA consists of three industry components — the IDFA Bertha Fund, the FORUM and Docs for Sale — established in order to improve the international climate for creative documentaries. IDFA does not show only films that projected box office hits with audiences, nor does the festival select films purely on the grounds of their social relevance. It is only when form, content and communication are each sufficiently represented that the basis can be laid for a successful festival. It strives to remain a festival that stimulates and offers new perspectives.
16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards
Thursday, November 19, 20:00
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
This 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air live on the Univision Television Network at 20:00 ET/PT and 19:00 Central. Leonel García leads with six nominations, followed by Natalia Lafourcade with five. Additionally, Juan Luis Guerra and Alejandro Sanz; engineers Edgar Barrera, Demián Nava, and Alan Saucedo; and producer Cachorro López each have four nominations. Other nominees for this 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards include, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Chino & Nacho, MALUMA, Natalia Lafourcade Official, Julieta Veneers, J Balvin, Beto Sierra.Mexican actress Jacqueline Bracamontes and Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez will host, together for the first time. The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, November 19, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to:
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Flying Robot international Film Festival
Thursday, November 19
3117 16 Street, San Francisco,, California 94103
The Flying Robot international Film Festival is an open competitive drone film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying camera robots, also commonly known as drones. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe. A panel of judges will critically assess submitted films across six categories: Cinematic, Drones for Good, Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, I Made That! and Student Films. A "best of show" winner will also be chosen.
Two-Day Directing the Camera Workshop: Think Visual
Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, November 22
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 304, New York, NY 10012
This two-day comprehensive workshop explores visual storytelling with dynamic camera movement and skillful actor blocking. Using hands-on participation, students will learn to visualize the scene, work with actors, strategize with storyboards, and evoke the essence of the script to create the dramatic sequence. Each day participants go through hands-on exercises to learn how to visualize and break-down a script. Exercises and practice sessions focus on optimum camera positions, camera movement, lens choices in relations with blocking of the actors. Participants will be guided into understanding how to convey tone, mood and style; and give the film a distinct look that belongs to the director's unique vision. Solar Productions is a production company set up to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution.
Culver City Film Festival
Monday, November 30 - Saturday, December 5
Mayme A Clayton Library and Museum (other venues)
Culver City, California
Culver City Film Festival is an international independent film festival. Culver City is home to many film studios and film distribution networks and is considered the heart of Screenland.
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