Welcome to the Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

Saturday, June 15

Whitefire Theatre

13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Meet filmmakers in person at the Red Carpet, Awards Ceremony, and Q&As after screenings. We’ll present local, national and international productions.
Enjoy premieres and AWARD winning films previously screened at other famous film festivals around the world. Comedies, dramas, animations, you name it.

This year our festival supports six local animal shelters.
Support them with us.
Simply get any festival ticket or any festival t-shirt and 10% of the sales will go to LA Animal Services.
http://www.laanimalservices.com/

Join us. Have fun. Be inspired.
Mark Mos, founder of Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles
Thank you for your participating.

Event organized annually by Mark Mos, Kodak Entertainment Imaging Awarded filmmaker and Film Premieres organizer. Mark has organized premieres such as Oscar's Awarded "Gladiator" (Russell Crowe), "Mission Impossible 2" (Tom Cruise), "Gone in 60 seconds" (Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Jim Carrey), and much more. Mark is also a filmmaker; he has master's degree in TV and Film Production. His films were shown on film festivals in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago or Salt Lake City and also European countries.

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Here is a little taste of what you're going to see this year

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Schedule

Door 12:45 PM

1:00-1:50 PM, Awards Ceremony

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Hosted by Tania Estrada

Meet ALL FILMMAKERS and WRITERS in PERSON!

2:00-3:20 PM, Block 1, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Flag, 2' comedy by Joe Bor

Everything was fine, 5' drama by Caspar Wallrabe

Our first time, 4' comedy by William Martin

Loneheart, 8' drama by T.J. Penton

Boombats, 10' comedy by Matt Birman, Bryan Kowalsky, Ron Lea

Tattoo, 15' drama by Farhad Delaram

Paracusis, 17' drama by Yixia Li


3:30-4:50 PM, Block 2, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Cats Got Your Tongue, 4' animation by Shin-Yan Chen

Daddy Issues?, 1' comedy by Tony Kelly

The Second Thursday of the Month, 16' documentary by Bethanne Stevens

Beasts of Burden, 43' documentary by Daniel Mason


 

5:00-6:20 PM, Block 3, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Too weird for you, 2' animation by Dan Warren

安 Lullaby, 17' drama by Ray Du

Wise children, 20' documentary by Daniel Brea

Combined, 19' documentary Mark Honer

We Shall Overcome, 10' experimental by Kelvin Shum


 

6:30-8:45 PM, Block 4, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Freakishly Normal, 10' comedy/drama by Eva Sippel

"Florets" Music Video-Music by Grace VanderWaal, 5' by David Javier

Blue Noise, 13' drama by Jonah Moshammer

To Hell and Gone, 81' action/drama by Kyle Moor

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Festival Details

1:00-1:50 PM, Awards Ceremony

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Meet ALL FILMMAKERS and WRITERS in PERSON!

2:00-3:20 PM, Block 1, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Flag, 2'

comedy by Joe Bor

A short film about neighbours and flag envy.

Everything was fine, 5'

drama by Caspar Wallrabe

An old woman is in her apartment preparing her own funeral and her estate. The film deals with the question of how we deal with death in our society and how far one can shape one's own death.

Our first time, 4'

comedy by William Martin

Two strangers on a date both discover they share a dirty little secret.

Loneheart, 8'

drama by T.J. Penton

After losing his wife & child to tragic events, a successful attorney falls deep into depression and then finds himself homeless with nothing left to live for. And all the remains from his past is a letter written to him by his daughter.

Trailer vimeo.com/315590471

Boombats, 10'

comedy by Matt Birman, Bryan Kowalsky, Ron Lea

Indebted to the mob, Bobby 'Boombats', an underachieving loser, hatches a half baked business venture to avoid moving back home with his suffocating Italian Mama, and his more successful, yet conflicted older brother.

Trailer youtube.com/watch?v=mRjHEf5aHEE

Tattoo, 15'

drama by Farhad Delaram

The young Iranian woman had not been expecting this kind of examination. She only wanted to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they began looking at her with suspicion.

Trailer vimeo.com/322287189

Paracusis, 17'

drama by Yixia Li

Will, a workaholic struggles to free himself from a mysterious but familiar haunting voice, in order to get his life-changing promotion.

Trailer vimeo.com/272231397

3:30-4:50 PM, Block 2, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Cats Got Your Tongue, 4'

animation by Shin-Yan Chen

After a long flight, the girl is finally home and ready to have a wonderful dinner with her family. However, she has an unexpectedly hard time to communicate with her parents because all her heard from them is "meow".

Daddy Issues?, 1'

comedy by Tony Kelly

A young woman brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents for the first time as he tries to win the approval of her over protective father.

The Second Thursday of the Month, 16'

documentary by Bethanne Stevens

A short documentary about 2 magicians in Seattle struggling to put on a monthly magic show.

Beasts of Burden, 43'

documentary by Daniel Mason

The film explores the complicated and dangerous business of "Elephant Tourism" in Thailand and surrounding countries.

Little thought is given to how these animals came to be in the tourism industry or how they are treated.

Trailer youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=HjtDgxNCu4o

5:00-6:20 PM, Block 3, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Too weird for you, 2'

animation by Dan Warren

A nanobudget stop motion music video for an indie pop song.

安 Lullaby, 17'

drama by Ray Du

The name of this short film 安 is a Chinese Character. From how it is written represents A women (女)under a rooftop (宀)which means women stay at home. which makes people think of SAFE, HAPPY, CALM AND PEACEFUL...

Trailer vimeo.com/336676474

Wise children, 20'

documentary by Daniel Brea

Impoverished children who are underserved by their community meet affluent jewish community volunteers in a unique pro-bono summer school.

Trailer vimeo.com/332344689

We Shall Overcome, 10'

experimental by Kelvin Shum

In this grotesque universe, yearning students of different gender & race participate in what appears to be a ritualistic exam.

Combined, 19'
documentary Mark Honer

Her heart is in Hollywood, but her head is back in Kansas on the wheat farm where she was raised. Rachel Crane is torn between her love of acting and her responsibilities on the family farm. Somehow, she’s found a way to marry these two very opposite worlds. Her passion for both requires she live a life COMBINED.

TRAILER vimeo.com/338908572

6:30-8:45 PM, Block 4, Screenings + Q&A

Tickets door $10, online $10 here

Freakishly Normal, 10'

comedy/drama by Eva Sippel

Freakishly Normal is a charming modern day dramedy, following four middle aged moms as they navigate the ups and downs of every day life in sunny Burbank, CA.

Trailer vimeo.com/272231397

Florets, 5'

music video by David Javier

Music by Grace VanderWaal

As I get older I keep realizing that so many things change in life. People go in and out. Trends go in and out. Relationships go in and out. We never know what our next path in life is and that’s what is so astonishing.

Blue Noise, 13'

drama by Jonah Moshammer

Rachel, a successful university swimmer, finds the courage to speak out against her abusive coach after a horrible realization.

To Hell and Gone, 81' action/drama by Kyle Moore

A crafty drifter crosses paths with a gang of murderous thieves in the middle of nowhere, Arizona.

Trailer vimeo.com/325724934

Script Official Selections

Inclusion
by Poe Luck

"Inclusion" is an animated feature film that shows the way blind person experiences the world with stubborn search for justice and truth preserved in the roots of Slavic mythology. The word: "inclusion" will split its definition to create a new branch of the success tree into her family story.
The branch called hope.

Newton In China
by Vanessa Leqi Kong

Newton In China is about an underprivileged teenage village girl Newton in China, tutored by the hallucination of her namesake British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, decides to construct a giant balloon to defy gravity and leave her abusive father.

MURPH
by Leanna Adams

An irreverent reporter gets too close to a source of Atlanta's opioid epidemic and encounters the suspicious death of a doctor, but when she tracks down the killers using one ridiculous disguise after another; she must outsmart drug dealers and dirty cops, before losing her life, or worse, the scoop.

The Second Coming - Title
by Gabi Goldstein

The Second Coming follows Esther Bryce, ratings hungry talk show host, on the verge of cancelation. It appears her prayers have been answered when she meets a mysterious interloper, claiming to be Jesus Christ. Esther's career is revived when this enigmatic man begins to perform a series miracles through television airways. If God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, for a second time, would we crucify him again? This instant classic is Bruce Almighty meets Passion of the Christ.

Working Titles: Sorting Homegrown Issues in Therapy (SH*T)/Committed(?)
by Tanishtha Dasgupta

Nobody said commitment would be easy; no-one knows better than couples counselors who witness individuals hang on to domesticity by the thread. This only serves as fuel to SHILO'S distrust in relationships. We watch this marriage counselor brilliantly solve everyone else's issues except her own as she and her two best friends try (and fail) to seek and keep a committed relationship to anyone outside of themselves.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Castle
by Rick Eager

Note: Known talent has already been attached who love the project. Locations have also been secured. This is a nice package for the right producer/investor.

Synopsis: In a time, not so long ago, lived two picture perfect kingdoms, side by side. The "average" peoples kingdom of Ever Everland, full of imperfect misfits, and next door, the kingdom of Kool, full of gorgeous misfits. The King of Kool is in love with the Queen next door, only she doesn't know it. The Queen is in love too, but not with the person she thinks him to be.

The Yearbook
by Jim Norman

An old man with a fading memory receives his old high school yearbook. Looking at the pictures in the yearbook takes him back to his high school days, literally. When his vital signs cease, the nursing home staff calls the funeral home, but the man is missing and the granddaughter who visited him and the aide who took care of him may or may not have existed.

Zanzibar
by Cynthia Greene

An intrepid young doctor is forced to leave his turmoil-stricken homeland of Zanzibar, prompting an epic international journey of love and self discovery.

Simon Son of Star
by Ronen Tregerman

When one man raises his sword against the world biggest empire in a quest against all odds to free his people, a battle that will be written on the pages of history rages on. This heroic 2000 year old story follows Son of Star leader of the second rebellion through the fierce battles and the battle of the minds against mighty Rome.

A Muse in the lecture room
by Valerio Viale

Fausto, a university professor of poetry criticism with artistic aspirations, suddenly draws inspiration from Clara, a passionate and bold new student who shakes his world. When their passion consumes, the man’s creative vein gets extinguished, forcing Fausto to choose between poetry and love.

A Bathroom on Drake
by Mark Lesser

When five-year-old Allan accidentally locks himself in his grandparents bathroom, it takes his entire family and the Chicago Fire department to get him out.

Christmas Thief
by Simon Parker

Two people meant for true love must learn to live their own lives and not the lives others have mapped out for them. Laura, a bank robber must stay hidden with her two idiot brothers inside a small town whilst the police hunt for them. Whilst David a farmer, wants to grow vegetables instead of raising cattle despite his family dead against it. Finding each other, Laura and David will help and save the other in the name of love.

Monochrome
by Chloë J. Hightower

Refugees of racial violence in the 70s, an interracial couple finds themselves stuck in their haunted basement when a gang of anti-war extremists invades their new California home.

The Algorithm
by George Deihl jr

Designated to save her home planet, a woman must make a choice between devotion to her humanity and the glorification of The Algorithm.

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We support six local animal shelters.

Support them with us.

Simply get any festival ticket or any festival t-shirt and 10% of the sales will go to LA Animal Services.

http://www.laanimalservices.com/

Festival Poster photography by Anna Kay
annakayportraiture.com

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ACTING JOB! How do you get them? Lacasting, CL, auditions. But it’s not easy. It depends who you know in film and TV industry. That’s why you should visit as many film festivals as you can. Why? Because you meet directors and other filmmakers in PERSON. Will they hire you on the spot? Nah. But for sure you’ll make new connections. A lot of people can act. But if they like you as a person, they may offer you a JOB! That’s how it works!


Mark your calendar for two events.

8th Annual Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles, Saturday, June 15th
sunsetfilmfestival.com/2019

3rd Annual Los Angeles Television, Script and Film Festival Sunday, June 16th latvsff.org/2019.

 

Both events starts at 1 PM at Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

DON'T MISS OUR SECOND EVENT DAY AFTER

Sunday, June 16th

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SFFLA, 2019

WINNERS

Boombats BEST COMEDY
Tattoo BEST FOREIGN FILM

Daddy Issues? BEST SHORT FILM

Beasts of Burden BEST DOCUMENTARY

Too weird for you BEST ANIMATION

Combined BEST STORY

We Shall Overcome BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Freakishly Normal BEST DRAMEDY

Florets BEST MUSIC VIDEO

MURPH BEST UN-PRODUCED SCRIPT

The Second Thursday of the Month, 3RD PLACE WINNER

Paracusis 2ND PLACE WINNER

Loneheart 1ST PLACE WINNER

also

Zanzibar HONORABLE MENTION
The Second Coming HONORABLE MENTION

Photos part 1 https://photos.google.com/u/6/album/AF1QipPhdbuuik5CinBDp6Mv9vrWLh24ZK8IgGsKGKrP

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