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June 9, 2018

Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St, Santa Monica CA

Saturday June 9, 4:00PM

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Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screenings

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Ethos by Jay Worsley, Drone 3:25

An Idea by Juan Paulín, Animation* 6:33

Hot Take by Corin Sherman, Comedy* 4:13

Allegro Scratch by J. Alberto Cerrillo Soto, Drama 10:00

Fertilizer by Ethan Estes, Super Short Love Story* 0:55

Baran by Mohammad Kheimehgahi, Drama 4:30

The Little Dictator by Nurith Cohn, Comedy/Drama 28:17
Brothers by Randy Kerr, Documentary 5:49

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screenings

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Dear Dad by Carlos Hurtado, Animation* 5:33

Instructions for singing by Adrián Suárez, Short Love Story 0:58

Red Crayon by Charlotte Carroll, Drama 7:30

Dirty Money by Jonas Schubach, Comedy* 7:34
This World of Ghosts by Rich Wolgemuth, Drama* 19:47

Paradise seen from Heaven by Christoph von Toggenburg, Drone 4:29
Second Assault by Jillian Corsie & Amy Rosner, Documentary* 18:54

Saturday June 9, 8:00PM Screening

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Butterfly Caught by Manny Rodriguez, Jr., Drama* 107

 

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Winners will be announced at the Awards.

The Unsocial Network by Matthew Holy
Little Warrior o f Manzanar by Zachary Clark
The Family Way by Shiva Rodriguez and D. Duckie Rodriguez

The Weight of Rain by Jess Ansik*
The Dress by Bill Brock
Into the Orange by David Lach
THE COLOR OF EVIL by Connie Wilson
The Book Writer by Kris Bauske
EPILOG by David Reynie
Frame 37 by Roger Winstead
The Girl in the Well by Richard C. Webb and Tim Barnett*

*Filmmakers and Writers in Person!

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Welcome to the 2018 Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles.
Watch local, national and international premieres. Enjoy AWARD winning films previously screened at other prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, HollyShorts, Miami Beach Film Festival, and more.

Meet filmmakers in Person before and after screenings!
Enjoy Q and A with filmmakers!
Keep your ticket and win festival gadgets. We have raffle after each block.
Join us for the Awards Ceremony.

 

Don't miss our sister event: Los Angeles Television, Script and Film Festival

June 10th at the same location. Details here

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Sunday, June 10th.

 

 

 

 

The Day after Sunset Film Fest.

Same location. 1404 3rd St @ Promenade Playhouse

Different set of films.

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Saturday June 9, 5:00PM

Screenings. Q and A. Raffle.

Ethos by Jay Worsley, Drone 3:25

We easily forget about the incredible beauty that is within arms reach of us. Ethos is a short aerial cinematography film that leaves you feeling in awe that we exist alongside this beauty. The feeling like you were lost and then you discover yourself by being a part of this creation. Filling your heart with a desire to wander to places unfamiliar yet have such a draw and familiar feeling.

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

An Idea by Juan Paulín, Animation* 6:33

All sorts of things can happen in the search of an idea

 

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/234222734

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Hot Take by Corin Sherman, Comedy* 4:13

A young man becomes obsessed with his contrarian opinion on Lady Bird.

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Allegro Scratch by J. Alberto Cerrillo Soto, Drama 10:00

Following an injury that jeopardizes her career, a gifted ballerina unwillingly discovers a new passion in life, graffiti in the street art world.

 

Screenings/Awards

Guanajuato Film International Festival

Guanajuato
Mexico
Teatro Ángela Peralta, Guanajuato

Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival

Cannes
France

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HIDALGO

Pachuca
Mexico

 

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Fertilizer by Ethan Estes, Super Short Love Story*

Mom and daughter have had enough and now daddy helps the flowers grow.

 

Screenings/Awards

RCC Film Festival

Riverside
United States

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Baran by Mohammad Kheimehgahi, Drama 4:30

The baran is a girl who drowns herself with the love of Mehran's father's mother, who suddenly comes out with a sound of her dreams.

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

The Little Dictator by Nurith Cohn, Comedy/Drama 28:17

Professor Yossi Kleinmann, a religious Jew, gets stuck with a calamitous moustache at the 90th birthday party of his wife's grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. The rest is history.

 

Screenings/Awards

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

Waterville, Ireland

Audience Award

New Jersey Film Festival

New Brunswick/ NJ, U S A

Honorable Mention Award

Mumbai Shorts International Film Festiva

Mumbai, India

Best Film (Student) and Best Actor Awards

Miami Beach Film Festival (Jan 2018)

Miami Beach, U S A

Best Foreign Student Comedy/Dramedy & Best Actor Awards

57 Official Selections, 5 Awards

Trailer

https://youtu.be/Sd7W1p0RkEs

Saturday June 9, 5:00PM, Screening Room A

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Brothers by Randy Kerr, Documentary 5:49

Set in the Pacific Northwest, three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships they forge on the river.

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM

Screenings. Q and A. Raffle

Dear Dad by Carlos Hurtado, Animation* 5:33

A thank you letter from of a cancer survivor to his father
whose words and life lessons taught him as a little boy the value of never giving up.

Screenings/Awards

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Los Angeles

The American Pavilion Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase

Cannes
France

9 Official Selections

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Instructions for singing by Adrián Suárez, Short Love Story 0:58

A particular interpretation of Instruction for singing poem by Julio Cortázar with a plastic language.

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Red Crayon by Charlotte Carroll, Drama 7:30

An innocent child narrowly escapes destruction and death in Syria. What she leaves can never truly be left behind

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Dirty Money by Jonas Schubach, Comedy* 7:34

When wiping the floor of the men's restroom, cleaner, Eric Jones finds a garbage bag filled with money in a toilet tank. Initially excited about his discovery, he decides to hide the money in his vacuum cleaner's dust bag...

 

Screenings/Awards

Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne
Best Film

 

Knoxville Film Festival
3rd Place Best Tennessee Short

10 Official Selections, 3 Awards

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

This World of Ghosts by Rich Wolgemuth, Drama* 19:47

One man’s journey to save the woman he loves from a pair of mysterious kidnappers leads to a personal revelation that changes the lives of everyone involved.

Screenings/Awards

  • Sedona International Film Festival
    Official Selection

  • Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes Court Métrage

 

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Paradise seen from Heaven by Christoph von Toggenburg, Drone 4:29

Laos is covered in wild jungles, mirroring lakes, colourful rice paddies, beautiful temples, ancient ruins, amazing waterfalls and slow rivers.

This short film takes you on a journey across Laos, captured from the air, showing this unique country from an entirely unseen perspective. Celebrating our engagement, my finacée Valentine and I cycled more than 2000km across the country, living the spirit of this wonderful place on earth and experiencing the ‘places in between’.

These shots were in and around: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Muang Ngoi, Bolaven, Paksé, Tadlo, Nam River, 4000 Islands, etc.

Music: Amazing Day by Coldplay (the song of our journey)
Filmed with a DJI Mavic Pro

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Second Assault by Jillian Corsie & Amy Rosner, Documentary* 18:54

When Jillian was 18 years old, she was raped in her college dorm room. Twelve years later Second Assault follows her on the journey to confront this incident and in particular, her anger toward the police officer who deemed the assault consensual. This film explores the trauma of reporting sexual violence, and the “second assault” that survivors often experience when they are not believed.

Screenings/Awards

Maryland International Film Festival
Maryland Premiere

 

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Iowa Premiere

Sarasota Film Festival

World Premiere

Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM, Screening Room B

Screenings, $15 door, $12 online here

Saturday June 9, 8:00 PM

Screening. Q and A. Raffle

Butterfly Caught by Manny Rodriguez, Jr., Drama* 107

Three aspiring actresses set out to break into the cut-throat world of acting in Los Angeles. Naomi is on the verge of stardom, Joe struggles to keep her head above water and Elsa is a fresh face on the scene. As each young woman is forced to face her deepest fears and insecurities, they all discover the lengths to which they will go to fight against failure. The promise of Hollywood is tempting, but what will they do when that promise is broken? How will they cope when pushed to their breaking points? Butterfly Caught offers a peek into the darker side of Hollywood's bright facade, exposes the seduction of fame and captures the thirst for relevance in a city that cycles through talent and destroys ambitions.

Screenings/Awards

  • San Diego International Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Ensemble Film, & WINNER-Chris Brinker Award - Best New Director

  • Twin Cities Film Fest
    FINALIST- Best Performance nomination (Jess Jacobs)

  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    WINNER - Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film

  • Durango Independent Film Festival
    WINNER: Audience Choice- Best Feature Film, WINNER- Jury Award- Best Feature Film

  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
    WINNER- Best of Festival, Festival Director's Choice Award

  • Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

    Official Selection

 

 

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/219159206#at=0

 

 

Saturday, June 9, 8:00 PM Room C

Screening $15 door, $12 online here

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SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

 

 

The Unsocial Network
by Matthew Holy

When Facebook goes offline for system maintenance, Greg Godfrey sees just how dependent people have become on the social networking platform.


 


Little Warrior of Manzanar
by Zachary Clark

A coming-of-age story revolving around TAKESHI MIYAGAWA, a young Japanese American boy, growing up within the confines of Manzanar Internment Camp during WWII.



The Family Way

by Shiva Rodriguez and D. Duckie Rodriguez

By all appearances, business owner Richard Cultry is a pillar of a small community. He's a family man with a doting wife, a well-educated son, and a heart large enough to adopt a mentally-challenged boy and mentor a socially awkward teenager.

However, everyone in his household is also a vicious killer. In the tradition of the infamous Benders of the late 1800s, the Cultry Family preys on travelers and everyone has a role to play in the real family business.

After springing their trap on a group of vacationers, the family discovers that one of their intended victims may have the potential to become one of their own.


Awards

  • Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition
    First Place Winner & Best Horror/Thriller

  • Cannes Screenplay Contest
    Official Finalist - Horror

  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
    Screenplay Finalist

  • Bucharest ShortCut CineFest
    Finalist Feature Screenplay

  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Semi-Finalist Feature Screenplay

  • Feel The Reel International Film Festival (2017)
    Finalist Feature Screenplay


 


The Weight of Rain
by Jess Ansik*

One night in Idyllwild.


 


The Dress
by Bill Brock

It's Hollywood, 1985, and a hotshot film director struggling with substance abuse must conquer his demons to fulfill the mystical dream of a starlet who died in his mansion 62 years earlier.

 

Awards

  • The Poe Contest
    Grand Prize Winner - Short Screenplay

  • Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
    "Best Thriller" Feature Screenplay




Into the Orange
by David Lach
in Screenplay / Script

Jonathan can´t handle the emptiness of his daily life after the loss of his wife Jennifer and their daughter Elizabeth. That´s why he enters into a parallel world in his head every time he closes his eyes. A world where Jennifer and Elizabeth are still alive and all the lights are orange. Where life is meaningful. Jonathan is a successfull author in the Orange, not a mediocre English teacher.

 



THE COLOR OF EVIL
by Connie Wilson

Tad McGreevy, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, meets a clown at his birthday party who has "the color of evil." Tad is afflicted with a paranormal ability, Tetrachromatic Super Vision, which allows him to see auras around others that tell him who is naughty and who is nice. When he encounters a serial killer with "the color of evil" (khaki) he will relive the crimes of the evil-doer in terrifyingly vivid nightmares. All his life, his parents have urged him to keep this power secret, because it is not, necessarily "predictive" as Tad does not know if the crimes are happening now, have occurred in the past, or are going to happen in the future. When Pogo, the Clown (aka, Michael Clay) meets Tad and incorrectly learns that Tad can "see the future," the serial killer begins to stalk Tad, putting him and all those he loves in peril.

Awards

  • Writer's Digest Screenplay Competition winner, "Out of Time;" "Shelf Unbound" April, 2017 issue: 100 Best Indie Books winner.
    Screenplay award from "Writer's Digest;" numerous awards for long and short fiction

 

 


The Book Writer
by Kris Bauske
in Screenplay / Script


Doyle Tipton is a successful playwright and author, but her name causes most people to think she's a man. She has the chops to make it as a bigtime book writer for stage musicals, but she's never actually had a success in this area. Every time she proposes a concept to a band, they hem and haw and steal the idea without including the woman book writer. Finally, Doyle calls in a favor and gets hired, sight unseen, to write the book for a musical based on the catalog of Larry Limpet and the Lizards, a multi-platinum band that hit huge in the eighties. The only problem is, Larry Limpet is a male chauvinist in the truest style, and Doyle Tipton isn't taking any of his shit.

Awards

  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Inclusion in 2018 Festival

  • LA Live Film Fest
    Inclusion in 2018 Festival

  • Rome Elephant Film Awards
    Inclusion in 2018 Festival

  • Firefly Film Fest
    Best Feature Script

  • Firefly Film Fest
    Best Screenplay, Platinum Award

  • Hollywood Film Competition
    Selected

  • Park City International Film Festival
    Selected

  • Honolulu Film Awards
    Best Feature Script




EPILOG

by David Reynie

A man tormented by jealousy faces his inner demons during an eerie therapy session where fantasy and reality intermingle.

 

 


Frame 37
by Roger Winstead

A bloody trail of dismembered bridesmaids leads a journalist to suspect her acclaimed photographer husband may be a serial killer on a year-long cross country killing spree. The unsuspecting couple ultimately faces a final attempt at revenge for a deed gone unpunished in the sick, twisted mind of the true murderer.frame37

 

Awards

  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    Quarter-Finalist

  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Finalist




The Girl in the Well
by
The Girl in the Well by Richard C. Webb and Tim Barnett*

A torturous existence racked with guilt and depression can be a burden too heavy to bear. Yet this is what has pushed Tacoma PD homicide detective Peter Lawson all his adult life. On his first day back on the job after a tragic mistake that got his partner killed, Peter is assigned to the homicide of a teenage girl, which gives him a chance to find the one thing he desires most: absolution.

* Filmmakers and Writers in Person!

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And the Winner is...

 

Best Thriller, This World of Ghosts

Best Animation, An Idea

Best Super Short Love Story, Fertilizer

Best Produced Script, Dear Dad

Best Comedy, Dirty Money

Best Documentary, Second Assault

Best Drone, Ethos

Best Drama, Allegro Scratch

Best Unproduced Script,  The Weight of Rain

Best Actress, Alex Sgambati

Best Actor, Corey Sherman

Honorable Mention, The Girl in the Well

Best of the Festival, Butterfly Caught

 

Congratulations!

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