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BMI Presents... Trapped Above Ground
Wednesday, July 1, 20:00-23:00
Acme Feed and Seed
101 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Phone: 615-915-0888
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.
 
NOLA: I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. Creative Networking Sessions
Wednesday, July 1, 18:00-21:30
O Cinema Wywnood
90 NW 29 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Phone: 305-571-9970
I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. (NOLA) is a monthly short film competition series that gives local artists the opportunity to network, and provides a platform to showcase their work. For this installment FilmGate Miami will feature five shorts, ranging from dramas to artistic documentaries. And importantly, there is networking after the screening with other local filmmakers, actors, and creatives, along with the guest judges, Andrew Strycharski and Alejandro de Onis. An added feature to this series will be The Percolator, an open platform for storytellers to pitch their projects to their creative peers; from films, to music, to art installations, and even comic books. The Percolator will take place from 18:30-21:00, and each participant gets one minute to pitch, and one minute for audience questions.
 
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 12
Luna Leederville (other venues)
155 Oxford Street, Leederville WA Perth, Australia
Phone: (08) 9444 4056; (08) 9430 5999; (08) 9227 1771
Revelation seeks out independently curated or initiated programs and ideas and actively offers professional assistance for development and mentoring opportunities. It sees over 500 films submitted for selection from local and international filmmakers and features world and Australian premiere films of all genres. Revelation Perth Festival places great emphasis on experimental and documentary films. In 2014 Revelation introduced the monthly Australian Revelations program set-up to explore the best in new and archival Australian Cinema. Revelation maintains a focus on signature driven works and embraces audiences of all ages, tastes and backgrounds, and over its 18 years, it continues to actively advocate for Australian screen culture practice. 
 
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz Showcase
Monday, July 6, 21:00
Matsumoto's 2nd Street Jazz
366 East 2nd 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.
Email: n/a
 
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, July 7, 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: Broken Hands, with a indie-rock sound and an electronic edge and coming off a sell-out Elektrowerkz gig. The indie-pop sounding Jakil will perform. New soul singer Albert Gold is on the schedule forl final performance. 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.
 
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Tuesday, July 7, 18:00-20:30
The Iguana
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Monday 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.
 
Latin Alternative Music Conference 2015
Tuesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 11
Affinia Manhattan Hotel
371 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10001
Phone: 212-563-1800; 818-763-1397
The Conference is geared towards the marketing of Spanish-language alternative music and includes free shows, industry panels, and art exhibits. Music lovers and industry insiders have attended LAMC concerts, parties and art exhibits at venues throughout New York City. In previous years, LAMC events converged converged at the Roosevelt Hotel and other featured LAMC venues in New York City included Central Park SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park, The Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. LAMC features an annual “discovery” contest, in search of bright new talent. Winners receive a chance to perform at an LAMC concert, inclusion on the LAMC compilation CD, a write-up on the LAMC website, and other prizes. 
 
Galway Film Fleadh
Tuesday, July 7 - Sunday, July 12
Galway Film Fair @ Radisson Blue Hotel
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)91 562 200; 091-538-300 Fax: +353 (0)91 569 312
The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland’s leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July and welcomes submitting filmmaking from around the world. Now in its 26th year, the enduring goal of the Galway Film Fleadh remains to bring together audiences and filmmakers to share the cinematic experience. The Fleadh’s diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, student filmmakers, industry professionals and invited guests. In addition to its celebrated programme of the best in Irish and world cinema the Fleadh also presents: Masterclasses, Public Interviews, Debates, Workshops, Seminars alongside other industry events which take place as part of the Galway Film Fair 
 
Comic-Con 2015
Wednesday, July 8 - Sunday, July 12
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101
Phone: 619-525-5000
This year, Comic-Con International's Preview Night will be held July 8. On Preview Night, Antero Garcia, Peter Carlson, Susan Kirtley, and Jenn Anya Prosser lead a hands-on workshop for K-12 educators titled, "Creating Superheroes in the Classroom: An Interactive Workshop for Teachers." During this workshop panelists will explore how comics support student achievement. Afterwards, Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season: Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment and Lucifer. Other major event areas in the Comic-Con agenda are: anime, art show, autograph booth, film festival, children's film festival, gaming area and library, Masquerade costume competition and exhibition hall, Portfolio Review sessions with major companies, including comic publishers, movie and TV studios, videogame companies, and more.
Email: contact form
www.comic-con.org; www.facebook.com/comiccon; www.youtube.com/user/ComicCon
 
Long Island International Film Expo
Wednesday, July 8 - Thursday, July 16
Bellmore Movies
222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, New York 11710
Phone: 516-783-3199
This year’s festival will host 158 short and feature-length independent films from all over the globe during this week-long film festival. Panels that are on the festival schedule include: Ask a Lawyer, Film Financing/Distribution Panel, Learn about the New York State Tax Credit, How to Start Up an Independent Film Production Company, The Inside Dope on Daytime Soaps, Filmmakers Breakfast Panel, Panel on Scriptwriting, Improv Like a Pro When the Unexpected Happens, So You Want to be an Actor. The Long Island Film/TV Foundation was established for the purpose of stimulating and encouraging film and TV production on Long Island. Film and activities on Long Island reportedly account for over $140 million dollars in revenues per year. An awards ceremony will cap off the festival.
 
Music Industry Day at Summer NAMM
Thursday, July 9 - Saturday, July 11, 10:00-16:00
Nashville Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 800-767-6266; 760-438-8001
Music Industry Day offers musicians, audio pros and plain music lovers, access to Summer NAMM, the mid-year gathering focused on NAMM's Top 100 Dealers. Network with industry doers, meet fellow musicians, attend workshops, and demo the music gear from more than 1,000 music product brands. Live music happens throughout the day. Also included in the program of Summer NAMM’s final day is admission to the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards. Here are some of the special Music Industry Day sessions that form part of the program of dedicated activities for Music Industry Day: 10 Tips for Killer Guitar Tone, 2020 Vision: The Future of Media Technology, Recreational Music Making Forum, One-on-One: An Interview With Hit Songwriter Tom Shapiro, 2020 Vision: The Future of Live Performance, 12 PR Tips for Musicians, Music Businesses and Everyone Else, Social Media Insider Tips.
 
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce State of the State Luncheon
Friday July 10, 11:30-13:30
Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be holding the first State of the State Luncheon with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León at Paramount Pictures. The inaugural address comes as the state of California discusses issues for which de Leon is advocating that will impact Hollywood and Southern California. These issues include solar energy and controlling price hikes for gas, transportation and high-speed rail systems, and detailed updates on AB1839 and the increased tax credit. Take part in this luncheon to receive exclusive insights from our esteemed State Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon. Reception and exhibits at fountain. Luncheon and program in Theatre Lobby. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
 
Two-Day Intensive Lighting Workshop
Saturday, July 11 - Sunday, July 12
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
The Light and Shadow Lighting Workshop is a one-weekend, intensive, hands-on workshop for independent filmmakers who want to learn effective lighting techniques without a big budget or crew. Students will become adept at lighting real-world situations through demonstrations, Q&A’s, and hands-on practice.
Hands-on practices over textbook theories to achieve Simple, Creative and Efficient shooting techniques without lots of equipment, budget, crew or time. The session will cover: lighting for drama and interviews, lighting dark skin tone and complexions, how to create mood with color light? outdoor - handling sun and shadow (weather permitting) • optimum camera and lighting positions.
 
5-day Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 15
Solar Film/Video Productions 
632 Broadway, Suite 304, New York, New York 10012 
Phone: 212-473-3040
Solar Video/Film Productions will run a five day intensive, hands-on workshop takes students through every stage of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing and Editing) with creative techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in 5 days.
 
BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, July 13, 19:00
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-578-5591
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: Alyse Black (www.alyseblack.com), Dale (www.daleband.com), Dalal (dalalmusic.com), Kimi Lundie (www.kimilundie.com). Admission is free.
 
Network at the Hollywood Chamber with Speed Leads
Wednesday July 15, 12:00-13:30
Hollywood Chamber Office
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber invites member businesses to connect at Speed Leads luncheon and networking event at the Hollywood Chamber offices. The Chamber’s fast-paced event presents an opportunity to briefly connect face-to-face with representatives from member businesses and to introduce their business to other Chamber members. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only and reservations must be made online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/event.
 
 
DMAI 2015 Annual Convention
Wednesday, July 15 - Friday, July 17
Austin Hilton (other venues)
500 E Fourth Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: +1-202-296-7888; Fax: +1-202-296-7889
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) protects and advances the success of destination marketing worldwide. During last year's Annual Convention, DMAI introduced DestinationNEXT findings, revealing trends to engage the marketplace, build the brand and evolve the DMO business model. Membership is open to all official DMOs recognized by their respective governments from the smallest town to the largest country, including convention and visitor bureaus, regional tourism boards, state tourism offices and provincial tourism offices and national tourism boards. For visitors, DMOs can serve as a broker or an official point of contact for convention, business and leisure travelers. Opens with the Foundation Golf Tournament, Luncheon & Live Auction - Barton Creek Golf Club. Opening Celebration at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (ACL Live), presented by Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Email: erosquist@destinationmarketing.org; kskidmore@destinationmarketing.org
www.destinationmarketing.org/dmai-annual
 
Hollywood Chamber Networking at LA's Largest Mixer
Thursday July 16, 17:00-21:00
Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
700 West 32 Street, Los Angeles, California 90007
Phone: 323-642-8922; 323-469-8311
The Hollywood Chamber will be participating at the LA's Largest Mixer XVII — The Ultimate Business Networking Event. Mix and mingle with business people representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around Los Angeles County. The Largest Mixer is open to the entire business community. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
 
Fantasia International Film Festival
Thursday, July 16 -  Tuesday, August 4
Concordia Hall Theatre (other venues)
1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8
Phone: 514-848-2424
The festival has varied programming with an emphasis on the “imaginative" cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas. And Fantasia International Film Festival will be broken down into several activity areas. Four days will contain the Frontières pitch session, a series of conferences on the topics of packaging, financing, production and post-production of independent genre films. There will be various meeting sessions and networking cocktails, worked into the regular Fantasia schedule of public screenings and parties. A film projects development venture was created along with the Rendez-Vous: The Frontières International Co-Production Market. Frontières is an international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in a category focused on genre film. For each of its editions, Frontières has presented film projects hailing from Canada, the USA, Mexico and various European countries. In addition to the co-production market, the Industry Rendez-Vous have been hosting a Film Market to support the sales efforts for the features that are part of the Festival's programming. 
 
SGC 2015 Gaming Convention
Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco/Hotel, Convention Center and Spa
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Dallas-Frisco, Texas, 75034
Phone: 214-979-1111
SGC is a gaming convention where gamers from around the world can come together and share their passion for video games. This years convention moves from downtown Dallas to just north of Dallas in the city of Frisco. Convention highlights include the following:  Panel sessions. An expansive dealer room, artists alley, and indie developer space. A main stage for large panels and concerts that is streamed live to the Internet. Additional panel rooms featuring notable YouTube personalities. Console gaming space displaying hardware across all generations and genres of gaming. The ScrewAttack Arcade, recently from a national tour.  YouTube celebrities and industry figureheads as guest speakers. Table top gaming. The annual Cosplay Contest that will award cash prizes and the community's own Cosplay Hideaway. Since SGC is all about playing video games with friends, in addition to a Console Gaming Room and the returning Indie Heaven area, there is also a full arcade. Partner, Arcades4Home will host a line up that includes: Tron, Simpsons, Street Fighter 2, Ms. Pacman, Hydro Thunder, Cruisin USA, Primal Rage, Pinball Jurassic Park, Pinball  Star Wars, Super Mario, Mortal Kombat 2 and more.
 
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Friday, July 17 - Monday, July 20
Roxie Theatre
3117 16 Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: 415-863-1087
The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is held every summer in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco. Attending filmmakers whose work is screened also discuss their work. In addition to the annual film festival, the SFFFF Youth Program is run to benefit underserved youth and show them existing pathways for finding a career in the film arts. SFFFF holds annual music and art performances, as well as youth programming and awards presentations. The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SFFFF) is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2006 that is dedicated to creating avenues for independent filmmakers, youth, filmmakers of conscience, and artists from underserved communities to exhibit their work to the widest possible audience.
 
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival
Saturday, July 18 - Sunday, July 26
Skip City AV Convention Hall (other venues)
3-12-63, Kamiaoki, Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
Phone: 81-48-263-0818; Fax: 81-48-262-5635
The festival features three competition categories: Feature Length Competition, which accepts submissions from all over the world, and Short Length Competition and Animation Competition, which accepts domestic submissions only. Starting in 2009, the SKIP CITY AWARD has been awarded to Japanese films to support the up and coming Japanese filmmakers and their activities at SKIP City. The Short Length Competition and Animation competition have been limited to the works by Japanese filmmakers in order to provide support for the region's emerging talent. A Cinema Kabuki double feature set for July 23 will be a double bill with Ninin Fuji Musume featuring a performance by Tamasaburo and Shichinosuke, also Nihon Furisode Hajime featuring an action sequence performed by Tamasaburo and Kankuro. Additionally, behind the scene footages will be displayed. 
 
BMI's 8 off 8th - Showcase @ Mercy Lounge
Monday, July 20, 20:00
The Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: 615-251-3020; Fax: 615-252-2527
Hosted by a rotating lineup of music community impresarios, each night features eight local (and sometimes nationally touring) artists and serves as ground zero for Nashville’s bourgeoning indie rock scene. Whether it’s launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th’s rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. Tonight, hosted by The Bahays presents performances by: Brandon Wise & The Scorchin’ Sons, Omega Swan, Organic Androids, Kat Milk Blu, Oginalii, Judah & The Spoox, The Ponce’ Brothers, Wrd.
 
BMI Songwriters Workshop with Jason Blume
Tuesday, July 21, 12:30-16:30
BMI Nashville
10 Music Square East, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-4399
Phone: 615-401-2000
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 NashvilleWorkshops@bmi.com 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 Make Your Songs Jump Out Of The Pack (Publisher Pitch). Free but registration is conducted online at https://goo.gl/zc0Wnc. 50 participants will be admitted online on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 50 seats are filled.
 
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, July 23, 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: BMI101@bmi.com.
 
VidCon 2015
Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, July 25
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92802
Phone: 714-765-8868; 714-765-8950
In 2009, VidCon started as a conference and convention for online video that would be focused on fun and celebration and growing online video in a sustainable and intentional way. VidCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in 2015 for its sixth year. More than 300 of the most innovative and influential YouTube creators will perform, discuss, and connect with the attendees at the three-day conference. There will be three types of events — Community Events, Creator Events, Industry Events. Community Events are basic expo hall and festival events. Creator Events includes are for those that want to make videos, and want to attend panels, workshops, and learn more about the process of creating great content. Industry Events are suited for anyone working with online video in any professional capacity and have access to all events at VidCon including the Signing and Photo Hall, industry keynote, lounge, reception, and panels. Two primary facilitators for VidCon 2015 will be YouTube and Kia Motors America.
 
ASCAP Presents: Quiet on the Set Showcase
Wednesday, July 29, 19:00-22:00
Pianos (Upstairs Lounge)
158 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002
Phone: 212-505-3733
Join ASCAP for the latest show in their Pop/Rock department's Quiet on the Set accoustic showcase series. Will be featuring Matt Hartke, John-Michael Parker of Great Caesar, STELLA and Howard. Quiet on the Set debuted at L.A. club Largo in July 1991 and has presented almost 400 acts over the years. It became a nationally-recognized platform which featured artists and songwriters, many of them early in their career paths. Among them: John Mayer, Rufus Wainwright, Patty Griffin, Desmond Child, Steinberg & Kelly, Vonda Shepard and so many more.
 
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, July 29, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007-0030
Phone: 212-220-3000
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 BMI101NY@bmi.com.
 
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, July 30, 08:00-10:30
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue (at Manning), Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. Parking is available, free of charge.
 
Animation Block Party 2015 Summerfest
Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 2
BAMcinématek, Peter Sharp Building (other venues)
30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718-636-4100
Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting independent, professional and student animation from around the world. Animation Block Party Opening Night at Rooftop Films presented by Arts Brookfield is July 30 at Brookfield Place, (formerly the World Financial Center) ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River. Doors open at 18:30 and live music begins at 19:45. Screenings begin at 20:45. Screening is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at the same location. Animation Block Party presents a diverse compilation of animated shorts, including exclusive content from DreamWorks TV and Nickelodeon.
 
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 16
Wheeler Centre (other venues)
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: 03 8660 4888; +61 3 9094 7800
MIFF showcases current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. From its beginnings MIFF has also been committed to local film and it serves as a primary showcase platform of new Australian cinema as well as being a vocal champion of emerging and established local filmmaking talent. The festival also hosts many celebratory world premieres of local films. A professional series, MIFF Accelerator, provides four days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events on the business and creative aspects of the film industry by local and international film professionals for 15-20 short film directors seeking to make the transition to feature film making. MIFF is an Academy® accredited festival. The winners of the following awards are eligible to enter the Oscars® competition: Grand Prix, Best Fiction, Best Animation and Best Experimental.
Email: miff@miff.com.au
miff.com.au; www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Melbourne-International-Film...; www.youtube.com/user/MIFF
 
Lollapalooza 2015
Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2
Grant Park in downtown Chicago
337 E Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: 888-512-7469
Created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza is an anticipated annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. The Box Office is just north of the Main Entrance at S. Michigan Avenue and E. Van Buren Street. Responsible for introducing and popularizing some of the big musical names, this year's lineup will include: MisterWives, Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, Lord Huron, The Lonely Biscuits, alt-J, Paul McCartney. The Kidzapalooza segment of the festival is presented by Lifeway Kefir and is located in its own enclosed area of Grant Park. Lollapalooza's Green Street offers a variety of vendors featuring art, craft items, and apparel that is all environmentally responsible. 
 
 

 

 

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