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Elle Wittelsbach’s Rockin’ Rescue Pet Center. Soft Opening/Fund Raiser April 25th

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 23•14

Elle Wittelsbach’s Rockin’ Rescue Pet Center. Soft Opening/Fund Raiser April25th

Rockin’ Rescue & Retail
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19855 Ventura blvd
Woodland Hills, California

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I would like to invite everyone who loves animals to our new pet store & Adoption shop! We will have daily Rescue Adoptions & sell cruelty free leashes (no leather) No animal tested products, many Made in the USA products, ECO friendly products & Vegan friendly treats, also no palm oil used in our Bakery items! I am trying something brand new & I really hope it catches on to help ALL animals not just cats &dogs and also the environment. We would also like to support “made in the USA” products as much as possible. I know so many toys are made in China. We will have some Silent auction items, Raffle. Vegan food, Alcohol, drinks and entertainment. Celebrities TBA. Short award ceremony for some amazing people in the community! It is also my Birthday so it should be a fabulous party! I really hope you all can make it !! Woof Woof & Meoooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $30 suggested donation at the door

Rockin’ Rescue & Retail
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19855 Ventura blvd
Woodland Hills, California

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The Newport Beach Film Festival At The Edwards Big Newport Theatre 300 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660 Opening Night April 24th

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 22•14

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EVENT INFORMATION 04/24/2014 – 05/01/2014 All Day

OPENING NIGHT AT Edwards Big Newport Theatre (300 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660)  Thursday April 24th

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THE  Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.

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CONTACT: Cory Ceizler
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Newport Beach | San Diego

(818) 497-7750

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 24 – May 1, 2014
949.253.2880
www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

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OPENING DAY APRIL 23, 2014 INTERNATIONAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES 50 FILMS

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 21•14

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14TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES 50 FILMS

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (April 21, 2014) – The 14th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) presents its 2014 line-up of 50 competition films. Kicking off this premiere five day event will be “The Joe Show”, about controversial Sheriff Arpaio. This film will be shown on Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00pm, at the TLC Chinese 6 Theaters (6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA); and features Larry King, Steven Segal, Ted Nugent and Noam Chomsky, directed by Randy Murray. Following that film on Opening Night, will be the Spotlight Film, DIVING NORMAL. This critically acclaimed play turnedFeature is about an unlikely love triangle; as an ambitious Brooklynite graphic novelist and his peculiar neighbor both fall for the same beautiful, but broken girl. DIVING NORMAL will make its Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 8pm.

Other films showcased during the festival include Oscar-winner Thomas Stellmach’s and Maja Oschmann’s “Virtuos Virtuell”; Emmy-winner Kenneth R. Shapiro’s “Great Voices Sing John Denver” featuring Placido Domingo and Placido Domingo Jr; the comedy “Confessions of a Womanizer” starring Oscar-nominee Gary Busey, directed by Miguel Ali; as well as Frank Meli’s “Dragula” with Carmen Electra, produced by Emmy-nominee Adam Shankman; and “Second Act” starring Michelle Rodriguez, directed by Francesca de Sola; Paul Saltzman’s “The Last White Knight” featuring Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and Emmy-winner Harry Belafonte; and Patrick Mark’s “Faberge: A Life of Its Own” featuring BAFTA-nominee Samuel West.

Festival director Nino Simone says, “This year’s line-up is a stellar representation of talented filmmakers from around the world, including South Africa, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, Singapore Canada and US. We are honored to be screening their work which illuminates universal human experiences.”

Red carpet premieres, networking events, panel discussions and after-parties highlight this international event, culminating in the annual Closing Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, April 27, at the Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills).

Awards

The BHFF presents awards in the following categories: Golden Palm Award (best film in all categories); Best Feature; Best Documentary; Best Short Film; Best Animation; Best Foreign Film; Best Cinematographer; Best Editor; Best Actor; Best Actress; as well as Audience Choice Awards and the Golden Palm Screenplay Competition Awards.

About BHFF

The annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival was founded in 2001 by award-winning independent filmmaker Nino Simone. The 14th annual event, taking place from April 23 through 27, 2014, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting non-studio films to the entertainment industry. Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with the renowned community of Beverly Hills, the festival hosts world-class screenings, networking events and industry seminars.

Tickets are available on the fest site or by calling the BHFF office at 310.779.1206. Prices rangeMedia Contact: Jack Diamond, 310.779.1206 or Jack@beverlyhillsfilmfestival.comfrom $14 per screening to $285 – $350 for the Awards Gala. Screening Passes ($150) and VIP Festival Passes ($560) are also available.

For a complete 2014 festival line-up and schedule, please visit www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com.

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*Photos Taken At The 2014 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARDS WITH THE GALA DINNER AND PARTY AT NIRVANA

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 17•14

PHOTOS TAKEN  AT THE CLOSING NIGHT OF THE 2014 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL

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2014 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS!

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FANDRY receives Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature,
POWERLESS receives Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.
Best Short Film winner, ALCHEMY, will receive a cash grant from HBO.Audience Choice Awards go to SIDDHARTH, FAITH CONNECTIONS, and KUSH

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 14, 2012) – The 12 annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday evening (April 13) with a red carpet and gala fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Amit Gupta’s JADOO and the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.
This year the festival showcased more than 30 film features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood, home of IFFLA since its inception. “The awards are bittersweet, as this means the festival has reached its conclusion,” said IFFLA Artistic Director Jasmine Jaisinghani. “We’ve had an incredible six days celebrating Indian cinema, creating dialogue between our filmmakers and our wonderful Los Angeles audiences, and building bridges for our filmmakers with industry professionals.”

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FANDRY, directed by Nagraj Manjule, took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature, with an honorable mention for Richie Mehta’s SIDDHARTH. The Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary went to co-directors Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar for POWERLESS.
The prize for Best Short, which included a cash grant from HBO, was presented to ALCHEMY, directed by Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat, and Janmeet Singh. An honorable mention was given to LOVE. LOVE. LOVE., directed by Sandhya Daisy Sundaram.
The Narrative Films jury stated: “All of the films were a pleasure to watch. We are in awe of and inspired by the stories that the filmmakers brought to us. So many of the films dealt with the exploitation of children, such as child labor. The film we chose – FANDRY – features stunning cinematic quality and powerful story-telling, capturing the inner life of its young hero, and providing a detailed and intimate illustration of the social power structure of his village.”
The statement from the Documentary Film Jury reads: “For its portrayal of a community faced with a power struggle over limited resources and its complex web of stories, the jury gives the documentary award to POWERLESS.”
Regarding the Short Film Awards, the jury stated: “The Honorable Mention goes to LOVE. LOVE. LOVE., a well crafted documentary from a fresh filmmaking voice that seamlessly transports us from character to character and touched our hearts along the way. The Grand Jury Prize is presented to ALCHEMY. Culturally rooted and formally inventive, this film used mixed media to create a one of a kind film-going experience.”

The 2014 narrative film jurors were: award winning actress Shoreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog, House of Saddam), writer and prolific television actress Meera Simhan (Miss India America), Variety film journalist and educator David Chute, and Head of Digital Development for Crackle and Sony Pictures Television John Orlando. The Best Documentary Award was decided by award-winning writer, producer, and director Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz), film festival programmer Dilcia Barrera (Sundance, AFI FEST, LACMA), and producer Chris Salvaterra (The Visitor, Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck). Judging the short films were Senior Vice President of Post-Production at HBO Entertainment Gena Desclos, award-winning director and writer Kamal K.M.(I.D.),and Sundance and Palm Springs International ShortFest programmer Heidi Zwicker.

GRAND JURY AWARDS
BEST FEATURE: Fandry
HONORABLE MENTION: Siddharth
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Powerless
BEST SHORT FILM: Alchemy
HONORABLE MENTION: Love. Love. Love.

AUDIENCE AWARDS
BEST FEATURE: Siddharth
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Faith Connections
BEST SHORT: Kush

From Left to Right: Richie Mehta (SIDDARTH), Nagraj Manjule (FANDRY), Shivangi Ranawat (ALCHEMY), Vivek Kajaria (FANDRY), and Pan Nalin (FAITH CONNECTIONS)

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ABOUT IFFLA
Now in its 12th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

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IFFLA LAST CHANCE ! Get your tickets for Closing Night! SUN. APRIL 13TH

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 12•14

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RHYTHM VILLAGE: 3:00PM onwards, April 12
Rhythm Village in the ArcLight courtyard will be jamming with live performances from 3pm onwards, featuring Doc bLAdez, MKM Bollystars, Varishini Muralikrishnan and The Spring Nectar Academy, Aalok Mehta & Robin Sukadia, and a special unplugged session by Aditya Kalyanpur and Kunal Gunjal in the IFFLA Lounge. Don’t miss these amazing free performances presented by Rukus Avenue!
Sunday’s films and Closing Night Gala

Get your tickets for Closing Night!
IFFLA weekend highlight: Shorts & Docs
Saturday’s films and Rhythm Village performances
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Check out tonight’s selections and get your tickets for Closing Night!

JPHORING: 4:00PM, April 12
Indranil Roychowdhury crafts an utterly beautiful coming-of-age story that is not to be missed. In the words of Mike Dougherty, our Director of Programming, “If you’re coming to IFFLA and you’re not going to see PHORING, then you’re not doing IFFLA right!”
FAITH CONNECTIONS: 4:15PM, April 12
Experience the might and the awe of the Maha Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering in the world, while also getting to know the human stories of the people who come to wash away their sins.
FANDRY: 7:00PM, April 12
Nagraj Manjule’s powerful debut film has been receiving universal acclaim in India. This sensitive love story between a Dalit boy and an upper-caste girl will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
BRAHMIN BULLS: 9:15PM, April 12
Under the deft hand of director Mahesh Pailoor, this tender story of lost opportunities and second-chances between a father and son comes vividly to life.
MONSOON SHOOTOUT (BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT): 10:00PM, April 12
Kick back and toast the weekend with this fun and fierce noir thriller, starring the unmissable Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa.

Join us in our celebrations as we wrap up another successful year of festival!
SHORTS II: 12:00PM, April 13
Your final chance to see SHORTS II, featuring critically acclaimed and award-winning short films ranging from an animated music video celebrating the voices and cultures of India, to an absurdist, hilarious half-hour short about a professional fly-swatter.
SHEPHERDS OF PARADISE: 1:45PM, April 13
Our final documentary offering must be seen on the big screen to be truly experienced. Marvel in the breathtaking vistas of Jammu and Kashmir, while becoming intimately connected with the nomadic herder Gafoor, and his unbelievable story.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN PARTS UNKNOWN: 2:30PM, April 13
Join us for a FREE preview screening of the new season of the Emmy® award-winning series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, as Bourdain dives into the ever-changing state of Punjab with a trip to Amritsar. Reserve your tickets now!

JADOO (CLOSING NIGHT GALA): 7:00PM, April 13
What better way to celebrate the end of another amazing year than with this hilarious and heartwarming film that will leave you hungry for delicious Indian food. Buy your Closing Night Gala tickets now to join us after the film for dinner and reception at Nirvana-Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills!

FFLA + TAJ Travel Auction: Bid On Your Getaway Today!
Head over to our Auction Desk on the 2nd floor of ArcLight Hollywood, right by the IFFLA Lounge, to bid on three unbeatable luxury hotel packages courtesy of Taj Hotels. Enjoy a two-night stay at The Pierre in New York City or Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, or four nights at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The bidding starts at just $600. Treat yourself to a luxury getaway in the most vibrant cities in the world for an unbeatable price. Be sure to stop by the IFFLA Lounge to place your bid! Contact Divya Kohli for more info.
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