Schedule for 2017 Edition
 
Block 1
7:00-9:00PM
Friday, May 19th

mïus - Strobe and Noise
by Peter Varsics
Music Video
5:26

Behind The Blinds AKA
Filmmaking 101
by Anna Skrypka, Charles Ancelle & Adrian Morales Ramos
Comedic Web Episode
6:09
Director in Person!

Crude
by Sion Joseph
Experimental
4:00

N O R W A Y
by Lila Baghzouz
Drone
3:00

Repaired
by Marcelo Barbosa
Romantic Comedy
10:45

No Wave
by Stephane Lapointe
Drama
11:18

This is Joseph
by Mario Garza
Comedy
7:00
 
Shanghai Faders
by AJ Gordon
Short Drama
10:00

Lift
by Jaimie Paulson and Matthew McGregor
Fiction/Comedy
10:00
Filmmakers in Person!
Block 1 tickets here
Script Winner Announcement

9:45PM

Saturday, May 20th

Script Official Selection

Finding Superman
by Jami Todd
in Screenplay / Script

EKE'BOLOS
by Stephen Settle
in Screenplay / Script

18%
by Brandon Freer
in Screenplay / Script

Trigger
by judson Vaughan
in Screenplay / Script

CAJUN JUSTICE
by Mike Briock
in Screenplay / Script

Loonatoona
by Shockadelic -
in Screenplay / Script

Whiskey and the Firecracker
by Sarah DiMeo
in Screenplay / Script

Block 2
5:00-6:30PM
Saturday, May 20th
Night
by Dylan Hamilton-Smith
Music Video
6:00

The Heart of Sky
by Michelle Xie
Animation
4:00

 
Roger
by SARA ESTEBAN RIERA,
ARNAU GÒDIA MONTESINOS,
INGRID MASARNAU AMORÓS,
MARTÍ MONTAÑOLA VILET &
SONIA CENDÓN QUIREZA
Animation/Fiction/Comedy
7:00

Outcast
by Yury Sysoev
Drama
18:00

Winter's Light
by Mike Criss
Drone
6:02

Director in Person!

Queen of the Road
by Laura Valtorta
Comedy/Fiction/TV pilot
18:00
Block 2 tickets here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holly and Molly
by HR Mariana
in Screenplay / Script
 
The Bad News Pairs
by Matt Clifford
in Screenplay / Script
 
Hairs
by Declan White
in Screenplay / Script
 
Resurrection Time Conspiracy
by James Carroll
in Screenplay / Script
 
Monster
by Joy Lin
in Screenplay / Script
 
Arvin Lindemeyer Takes Canarsie
by D Ferrara
in Screenplay / Script
 
Harm for the Holidays
by Jonathan LaPoma
in Screenplay / Script
Block 3
6:30-8:00PM
Saturday, May 20th

Cold winter days
by André Hope
Drone
3:37

Seeking
by Crystal Law
Animation
1:08
 
MANBEAST - The Porn Star
by Brandon Aquino
Comedic Web Episode
6:03
Filmmakers in Person!

EGO
by David Dayan
Experimental
13:02

Director in Person!

The Seagull
by Justin Lee
Short Drama
10:00

Forgotten life
by Philip Spaar
Short Documentary
3:48

Strangers in the Woods
by Caroline Friend
Drama/ Los Angeles Filmmakers
10:19

Flaws
by Anthony Bradley
Comedy/Super Short Love Story
1:00
Director in Person!
Block 3 tickets here
 
Loop 5
by Todd Lowery
in Screenplay / Script
 
KIDICIDE
by Kelly Jean Karam
in Screenplay / Script
Writer in Person!
 
Birth Of Life
by Julian Shaw
in Screenplay / Script
 
Othello-San
by Theodore Adams
in Screenplay / Script
 
The Bold Testament
by Jason Petrovitch
in Screenplay / Script
 
A Run
by Dagomir Kaszlikowski
in Screenplay / Script
 
Dance Society
by Perry Nicholl
in Screenplay / Script
 

Block 4

8:00-9:30PM

Saturday, May 20th

The Golden Rut
by Holden Brothers

Comedy/Fiction

01:18:00

Directors in Person!

Block 4 tickets here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOB CHICK

by Theodore Soderberg

in Screenplay / Script

 

US Navy Cine-Kodak

by Stephen M. Hunt

in Screenplay / Script

 

Broken Doll

by Guillermo González Lanchares

in Screenplay / Script

 


Program- Details
Block 1
7:00-9:00PM
Friday, May 19th

mïus - Strobe and Noise
by Peter Varsics
Music Video
5:26

 
 

Behind The Blinds AKA
Filmmaking 101
by by: Anna Skrypka, Charles Ancelle & Adrian Morales Ramos
Comedic Web Episode
6:09
Director in Person!
 
 
 
Crude
by Sion Joseph
Experimental
4:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

N O R W A Y
by Lila Baghzouz
Drone
3:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Repaired
by Marcelo Barbosa
Romantic Comedy
10:45

No Wave
by Stephane Lapointe
Drama
11:18
 
 
 
 

This is Joseph
by Mario Garza
Comedy
7:07
 
Shanghai Faders
by AJ Gordon
Thriller/Drama
10:00
Lift
by Jaimie Paulson and Matthew McGregor
Fiction/Comedy
10:00
Filmmakers in Person!
Block 1 tickets here
Block 2
5:00-6:30PM
Saturday, May 20th
Night
by Dylan Hamilton-Smith
Music Video
6:00

 
 
 
The Heart of Sky
by Michelle Xie
Animation
4:00

 
Roger
by SARA ESTEBAN RIERA,
ARNAU GÒDIA MONTESINOS,
INGRID MASARNAU AMORÓS,
MARTÍ MONTAÑOLA VILET &
SONIA CENDÓN QUIREZA
Animation/Fiction/Comedy
7:00
 
 
 
 

Outcast
by Yury Sysoev
Drama
18:00

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter's Light
by Mike Criss
Drone
6:02

Director in Person!
 
 
 
 


Queen of the Road
by Laura Valtorta
Comedy/Fiction/TV pilot
18:00
Block 2 tickets here
Block 3
6:30-8:00PM
Saturday, May 20th

Cold winter days
by André Hope
Drone
3:37

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seeking
by Crystal Law
Animation
1:08
 
MANBEAST - The Porn Star
by Brandon Aquino
Comedic Web Episode
6:03
Director in Person!
 
 
 
 

 
 
EGO by David Dayan
Experimental
13:02

Director in Person!
 
 
 


The Seagull
by Justin Lee
Short Drama
10:00

 
 
 

 
Forgotten life
by Philip Spaar
Short Documentary
3:48

 
 
 
 

Strangers in the Woods
by Caroline Friend
Drama/ Los Angeles Filmmakers
10:19

 
 
 
 

Flaws
by Anthony Bradley
Comedy/Super Short Love Story
1:00
Director in Person!
Block 3 tickets here

Block 4

8:00-9:30PM

Saturday, May 20th

The Golden Rut
by Holden Brothers

Comedy/Fiction

01:18:00

Directos in Person!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block 4 tickets here

 

 

All Films Pass

(Block: 1, 2, 3, 4) here

This music video verifies the concept of the song with a dark, time-wrapped, paradox abstraction. Strobe and Noise is a kind of revenge story about the cycle of violence placed in a never-ending loop of dream, where characters, time doesn’t exist in a normal way but the feeling, the mood and deep atmosphere of the song with multiplied composition of layers.
Screenings/ Awards:
Magyar Klipszemle // Hungarian Music Video Week * Official Selection
New York Film Week (USA) * Official Selection
Music Malt Online Fest 16 (Online) * WINNER: Creative Genius Award
RENDER International Music Video Festival (Canada) * Official Selection
Erie International Film Festival (United States) * Official Selection
Paris Play Film Festival (France) * WINNER: Best Music Video December / Talent Certificate Award
TMMF - The Monthly Film Festival (USA) * WINNER: Best Music Video December
Bellingham Music Film Festival (USA) * Official Selection

 
The story follows two Eastern European mobsters who decide to produce an independent film to launder money. Because of their lack of experience, the mobsters hire egotistical cast members and an inexperienced crew. Things quickly spin out of control as the director, cast and crew fight for attention and focus on everything but the actual film. In the midst of this chaos, the writer tries to maintain some sort of coherence while trying to stay alive.
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h4khvAVUVQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crude is a short experimental fashion film based on the themes of the middle east, women in the middle east and the damage that the excavation of natural resources have had on its iconic wildlife and nature. The film follows the journey of a young women wandering through the wasteland of the now damaged deserts in the search for the final untouched oasis of nature and life.
Screenings/ Awards:
many
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In April of this year, a couple of adventure-seeking friends and I took off to Norway from LAX. I knew what to expect based on Google images and travel blogs but I also know how easy it can be to sell a location by a photo or two. The thing about Norway is that the sights I enjoyed the most were usually en route to our destinations - things that weren't already pitched to me in internet photographs. The routes we drove had more tunnels and bridges than what I have encountered in a lifetime. We were constantly crossing over bodies of water (fjords!) and driving through mountains that were too massive to drive over or around. Each time our car emerged from a tunnel, the light would bring us a new majestic environment, one after another. I jokingly compared this phenomenon as watching a television that only subscribed to nature channels, and each time we went into a tunnel, we were changing the channel. This said, I bring you the N O R W A Y channel - a montage of footage taken on the route between Oslo and Bergen, but mainly up north around Lofoten.

Shot with a phantom 3 pro

 

Two paintings fall in love at a Art Restoring house. Although it won't be so easy for them to be together.

Screenings/ Awards:

Short Film Corner at the 69th festival de Cinema de Cannes

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/174762937

 
 
 
 
 
 
Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.
A romantic-comedy about Joseph, a guy in his middle 20’s whose life is nothing but full from a boring routine, until the day he meets Maya, then everything changes for him. Joseph wasn’t looking for love, love was looking for Joseph.
Screenings/ Awards:
Winner. Award of Merit. One- Reeler Short Film Competition
One man's unfortunate trip through the mysterious past of a condemned building in old-town Portland.
Screenings/ Awards:
many
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John, a handsome and successful businessman, is headed to the airport when he suddenly feels suffocated by his life. He finds the help he did not know he was searching for from Jane, his free-spirited ride share driver, as she brings him into her world. The two unlikely strangers find that there is beauty in anonymity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A love triangle develops between a man, a women, and...a ping pong paddle?
A CG animated sci-fi short film about how lives might have been created on earth. It is an original story inspired by Mayan myth.
 
 
 
Roger plays the leading role in an stop motion animation series. He suffers an accident on set that leaves him out of the series and is replaced by a double of himself. Out of the fiction, he is forgotten in a corner where broken puppets and materials get stocked forever. All is lost for him, until he meets someone that will help him to see things differently. Together, they will find a way to perform as animation characters again.
Screenings/ Awards:
O yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia. It's Friday night. District residents are prepared to rest. Some go to a party at the club, others were drinking beer, and girls celebrate something on the bench. But a guy named Misha is not interested in all this.
Screenings/ Awards:
many
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerial views of Alaska taken with a drone and Aurora time-lapses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Queen of the Road,” a film by Laura P. Valtorta, is a glimpse into the life of an independent female truck driver – Milica Virag.
From Milica, age 58, we learn about the difficulties and triumphs of a driver – how she got started, her problems with brokers, scheduling hassles, loads that fall through, break-downs, unscheduled stops at the mercy of Walmart, and personal relationships.
Many times, Milica has thought about quitting the profession, but the freedom of the job and the beauty of travel keep her going. Nothing stops Milica!
We are looking for production funds to include additional drivers and make this into a 45-minute television special.
WATCH TRAILER:
https://vimeo.com/218106929
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The view from a drone of cold winter days in the region of Trøndelag in Norway. The frozen lake and fresh snow layer on the trees in the Norwegian forest. And watch the snowmobile make the cross-country track for the Norwegian cottage owners.
Screenings/ Awards:
  • Calcutta International Film Festival

    Kolkata
    India
    December 28, 2016
    Award Winner December

  • European Drone Film Festival

    Barcelona
    Spain
    March 23, 2017
    Award winner Dronie

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival

    Berlin
    Germany
    March 31, 2017
    Award Winner March

  • Belgium Drone Film Festival

    St Hurbet
    Belgium
    June 4, 2016

 
I am a pessimistic person, I always struggle and stressed everyday, however, the more thing I have experienced, I discovered that there is lots of good thing in the world. This short animation is to show my dark side in my mind and how I feel towards the world like the universe and nature, it is a way for me to express my emotions and release my stress. I hope this short film can help not only me but the viewers to think in different ways, the world is so beautiful so there are so many meaningful and inspirational things to see and do, so try to stay optimistic and seek new ways.
Screenings/ Awards:
a few
 
 
 
Dave brings home his new girlfriend. Unfortunately for him, everyone saw her coming.
 
 
 
 
 
A visually shocking, surreal, dali-esque silent short film showcasing the various manifestations of the human ego.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A stuffed dog named Cream Cheese is acutely aware of how little he belongs in a world meant for humans. One day, he decides to leave his friend Lea and his small town in France to find whatever it is that he's looking for.
 
 
 
I wanted to find out how dementia is for relatives? What are people going through? There are 46.8 million people worldwide suffering from dementia today. In 2030 there will be 74.7 million people worldwide. Nearly every person in the world will have or know somebody with dementia.
Screenings/ Awards:
Yes
 
 
 
In the midst of the Civil War, a young Union woman named Ann is collecting firewood on the outskirts of Louisville when she finds a wounded confederate soldier. Ann and the confederate both know that their orders are to kill the other on site. The clock is ticking as they both try to make a decision - knowing their lives are on the line. This moment in time, and their thought processes, are explored in an experimental non-linear form that pushes the boundaries of storytelling.
Screenings/ Awards:
Yes
 
A woman and a man reveal their insecurities after their first time sleeping together.
Screenings/ Awards:
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCOTTIE JOHNSON, the finest actor in Austin, Texas is loving life until he starts dating EBBY, a beautiful savvy entrepreneur. In an attempt to secure her love, he makes a promise to take his career to the next level. Around the same time ALEX the wild, sexy, identical twin sister of Ebby shows up to stay with her. Soon he has to decide, how far is too far, and is Ebby really the right girl for him. Or is all of this just another distraction to keep Scottie from focusing on pursuing his real goals, his acting career.
Screenings/ Awards:
  • Austin Film Festival

    Austin
    United States
    October 16, 2016
    World Premiere
    3rd buzz screening added

  • South Screens Festival

    Lafayette
    United States
    November 13, 2016
    Louisiana Premiere

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q and A with filmmakers, raffle with festival gadgets and Diploma/
Prizes giveaway after each block.
Passes:/Tickets: Each block is $14.50 door or $11 online now.
 
ALL FILMS PASS (Block 1, 2, 3, 4) $58 door or $44 here.                            
 
Friday Films ONLY (Block 1) $14.50 door or $11 here.                          
 
Saturday Films ONLY (Block 2, 3, 4) $43.50 door or $33 here.
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IMPORTANT: We do not send digital tickets or passes. Simply show
up at the event (Fri, May 19th 6:45PM-9PM, Sat, May 20th 4:45-
8:00PM) and pick up your printed tickets or passes at the venue.
Print a proof of purchase or show it from the screen of your device.
FAQ
"Block" What is it?
Screening or a few screenings of short films.
Also, our festival offers a 'Q and A' with filmmakers after screenings. Following the Q and A the block also has a raffle with festival gadgets and Diploma/Prizes giveaway! 

 
"Q & A" What is it?
Questions and Answers. The time after screenings when the audience can talk to filmmakers about their work.

 
I don't have Paypal. How can I get tickets?
No problem! Click here, we'll show you how to get tickets using your debit or credit card.

 
Do we send you your tickets after purchase?
We do not send hard copy or digital tickets or passes. Simply show up at the event Friday or Saturday, May 19-20 anytime after 4:45PM and pick up your printed tickets or passes at the venue. All you need to do is print a proof of purchase or conveniently show it from the screen of your device. 
What time should I be there?
All screenings begin promptly as scheduled so plan to arrive at the times listed if not slightly earlier.
"Director in Person". How many total directors should we expect?
These are just the preliminary confirmations and other directors may be available for QandA as well.
How not to get stuck in traffic.
- Use Wilshire only.
- Stay away from Santa Monica Blvd. It's a mess.
- Avoid Hwy 10. Exits in Santa Monica=Disaster.
 
How not to overpay for parking.
- Park at 1440 4th St: 90 Mins Free, 2.5 Hours $1.25, Additional 30 Mins $1.85. Other places are like $18 and up.
 
We want you to come happy, stress free and on time.

Crew Tickets.  You need to be a crew member or an actor of officially selected work.

Block 1  Block 2 Block 3  Block 4

Welcome to Sunset Film Festival
 
We were waiting for you all day!
Trailer for festival is on: https://vimeo.com/217269759
Program/Tickets here http://sunsetfilmfestival.com/2017

Why you should come?
Well...meet new people, make connections in film and TV industry, talk about production process at Q and A with filmmakers after screenings, enjoy premieres and award winning films screened previously at other amazing film festivals such as Cannes, AFI, Sundance, Tribecca and more.


Cheers.

RESULTS

 

Best Comedy and Web Episode
MANBEAST - The Porn Star
by Brandon Aquino

 

Best Music Video
mïus - Strobe and Noise
by Peter Varsics


Best Experimental
EGO
by David Dayan


Best Super Short Love Story
Flaws
by Anthony Bradley

Best Directing
Behind The Blinds AKA
Filmmaking 101
by Anna Skrypka, Charles Ancelle & Adrian Morales Ramos

Best Writing
Lift
by Jaimie Paulson and Matthew McGregor

Best Drone
Winter's Light
by Mike Criss
Drone

Best Feature
The Golden Rut
by Holden Brothers

Best Animation
Roger
by SARA ESTEBAN RIERA,
ARNAU GÒDIA MONTESINOS,
INGRID MASARNAU AMORÓS,
MARTÍ MONTAÑOLA VILET &
SONIA CENDÓN QUIREZA


Best Script
Othello-San
by Theodore Adams


 

Congratulations everybody!

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