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The Newport Beach Film Festival April 21st – 28th OPENING NIGHT IN TWO DAYS!

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 18•16

Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 55,000 attendees to Orange County. Screening over 350 films in 8 days, NBFF prides itself on bringing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema to Newport Beach.

Since its inception, the Festival has presented many acclaimed films such as the U.S. Premiere of Crash and other notable films including (500) Days of Summer, The Cove, Waitress, Son of Rambow, Paprika, Broken English, American Teen, Fugitive Pieces, Death Note: The Last Name, The King of Kong, Layer Cake, The Illusionist, Art School Confidential, Emmanuel’s Gift, Mad Hot Ballroom, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Spellbound, Castle in the Sky, Born into Brothels, and Pieces of April.

Through tributes, special screenings and seminars, the Festival has honored film industry notables, including Aaron Sorkin, Haskell Wexler, Robert Wise, Henry Bumstead, Elmer Bernstein, John Waters, Alan Arkin, Bruce Brown, Richard Sherman, Penelope Spheeris, and McG.

 FESTIVAL EVENTS

AFTER THE REALITY – OPENING NIGHT FILM & GALA 21 April 2016
A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET 22 April 2016

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LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED? – FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 22 April 2016
SUNSET SONG – UK SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 22 April 2016
HIGH-RISE – FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 22 April 2016
BABY, BABY, BABY – FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT 22 April 2016
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY – UK SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 22 April 2016
PO 23 April 2016
REMEMBER ME – Q&A FOLLOWING WITH RITA MORENO 23 April 2016
FURSONAS 23 April 2016
HONORS RECEPTION 23 April 2016
ORANGE SUNSHINE – SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILM & GALA 23 April 2016
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP – SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILM & GALA 23 April 2016
SHOWING ROOTS – SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILM & GALA 23 April 2016
MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA – CANADIAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 23 April 2016
AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD – SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILM & GALA 23 April 2016
MY NAME IS EMILY – IRISH SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 24 April 2016
THE LENNON REPORT 24 April 2016
FLYING COLOURS (BIRIGYARU) – JAPANESE SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 25 April 2016
GO AWAY, MR. TUMOR – CHINESE SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 25 April 2016
UNINDIAN – AUSTRALIAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 25 April 2016
POPULATION ZERO 25 April 2016
THE PHONE – KOREAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 26 April 2016
ME MYSELF AND HER (IO E LEI) – ITALIAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 26 April 2016
A MAN CALLED OVE (EN MAN SOM HETER OVE) – SWEDISH SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 26 April 2016
TOO CLOSE TO OUR SON (AU PLUS PRES DU SOLEIL) – FRENCH SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 26 April 2016
ONE BREATH (EIN ATEM) – GERMAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 26 April 2016
EMBERS 27 April 2016
EPITAPH – MEXICAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 27 April 2016
THE VIOLIN TEACHER – BRAZILIAN SPOTLIGHT FILM & GALA 27 April 2016 ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES
*FEATURES
FAMILY FILM SERIES
DOCUMENTARIES
MUSIC
SHORTS
ACTION SPORTS
ART, ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FILM SERIES
RETROSPECTIVES
YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE

go to website: newportbeachfilmfestival.org for complete listings.

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LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 32 YEARS PRESENTING OVER 140 OUTSTANDING FILMS FOR THE 2016 EDITION APRIL 21 – 28, 2016

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 16•16

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LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATE
32 YEARS PRESENTING OVER 140 OUTSTANDING FILMS FOR
THE 2016 EDITION APRIL 21 – 28, 2016

Southern California’s Largest Asian Pacific Film Festival Runs April 21-28, 2016
Presenting the Best Films From Over 20 Countries Showcasing Documentaries and Narratives
from the Diverse Voices of Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Peoples from Around the Globe.
World Premiere from Lena Khan – “THE TIGER HUNTER” Kicks Off Fest Opening Night
Los Angeles Premiere of Pamela Tom’s – “TYRUS” as Centerpiece Documentary
West Coast Premiere of Salima Koroma’s – “BAD RAP” Featuring Best Asian American Rappers
Six World Premieres Including LA Filmmakers Ryan Yu’s THE LAST TOUR; Janice Tanaka’s
REBEL WITH A CAUSE; and Quentin Lee’s THE UNBIDDEN
Los Angeles Premiere of Jonathan Lim’s – “PALI ROAD” Closes Out the Festival
Artist Spotlight Presents Award Winning Director Dai Sil Kim-Gbson
With the LA Premiere of Her Acclaimed Latest Film “PEOPLE ARE THE SKY”
and Special Presentations of Early Works – “SILENCE BROKEN: KOREAN COMFORT WOMEN” and “SA-I-GU: FROM KOREAN WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES”

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2016 Edition of The Conference for Creative Content (C3) Celebrates and Recognizes Diversity in Front and Behind the Camera With Industry Guilds and Acclaimed Creatives Takes Place During Fest
LOS ANGELES Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, announced its program of outstanding films for the upcoming 32nd edition of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) running April 21-28, 2016. This annual film celebration is presented across the city of Los Angeles from
Little Tokyo to the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles to Koreatown and to West Hollywood.

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VC proudly celebrates 32 years as Southern California’s largest and most prestigious film festival of its kind. The LAAPFF launches the pre-celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month through this year’s slate of over 140 films from both Asian Pacific American and Asian international artists. For over three decades, the Festival has presented more than 3,800 films
and shorts by Asian American and Asian international talent. This year, a total of 140 films comprised of 34 feature films and 106 shorts will be showcased throughout the eight-day fest
The 32nd LAAPFF competition film line-up is as follows:
COMPETITION NARRATIVES
• COMFORT (Los Angeles Premiere) Director WILLIAM LU
• GRASS (Los Angeles Premiere) Director TANUJ CHOPRA
• THE LAST TOUR (World Premeire) Director RYAN YU
• PALI ROAD (Los Angeles Premiere) Director JONATHAN LIM
• THE TIGER HUNTER (World Premiere) Director LENA KHAN
• THE UNBIDDEN (World Premiere) Director QUENTIN LEE
• VAMPARIAH (World Premiere) Director MATTHEW ABAYA
COMPETITION DOCUMENTARIES
• BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY (Los Angeles Premiere) Director BEN WANG
• DAZE OF JUSTICE (Los Angeles Premiere) Director MICHAEL SIV
• THE GREAT SASUKE (Los Angeles Premiere) Director MIKIKO SASAKI
• HOOLIGAN SPARROW (Los Angeles Premiere) Director NANFU WANG
• OUT RUN (Los Angeles Premiere) Directors S. LEO CHIANG; JOHNNY SYMONS
• SIGNS OF REMARKABLE HISTORY (World Premiere) Director MARYAM KASHANI
• TYRUS (Los Angeles Premiere) Director PAMELA TOM
For program information, a complete listing of sponsors and partners, and to purchase tickets,
log on to www.vconline.org/festival or contact Visual Communications at (213) 680-4462
x59. Tickets are on sale now.
The Festival is honored to return home to Little Tokyo this year and is proud to be partnering
with our following screening venues across Los Angeles:
Aratani Theatre @ Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – Little Tokyo
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ Japanese American National Museum – Little Tokyo
111 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Downtown Independent – Downtown LA (DTLA)
251 S. Main Street, (between 3rd and 2nd Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90012
CGV Cinemas – Koreatown – Mid-Wilshire
621 Western Avenue (between 6th Street and Wilshire Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90005
The Great Company – Downtown LA (DTLA)
1917 Bay Street (between Wilson and Mateo Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90021
Directors Guild of America – West Hollywood
7920 Sunset Blvd. (at Hayworth), West Hollywood, CA 90046
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The 2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is sponsored by:
PRESENTING: Lexus
PLATINUM: Comcast NBC Universal; Sony Pictures Entertainment
GOLD: Directors Guild of America; HBO; Nielsen; Wells Fargo
SILVER: FilmLA, Pechanga
BRONZE: Go Little Tokyo, SAG Indie
STAR: Motion Picture Editors Guild; SAG-AFTRA; Writers Guild of America, West; Simple DCP;
VENUE SPONSORS: Aratani Theatre/Japanese American Cultural & Community Center;
Directors Guild of America; Japanese American National Museum; Downtown Independent;
CGV Cinemas; The Great Company; USC Pacific Asian Museum; Far Bar; Far East Lounge
MEDIA SPONSORS: AngryAsianMan.com; LA18 KSCI-TV; MYX TV; TRAKTIVIST.com;
International Documentary Association, FORM follows FUNCTION
GOVERNMENT: National Endowment for the Arts; Los Angeles County Arts Commission;
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; California Humanities
FOUNDATION: Aratani Foundation; James Irvine Foundation; SAG-P IACF; Asian Pacific
Community Fund; M.A. & Josephine R. Grisham Foundation
RECEPTION: The Park’s Finest; Asahi; Kirin; Stella Artois; LA18 KSCI-TV; Pop’d Up; Twinkle
Brown Sugar; AFC Soy Foods; Found Coffee, Crème Caramel LA, The Boba Truck; Bruce Tea
IN KIND: The Park’s Finest; HBO; Bruce Tea; Peter Ly; Shiftboard.com; FestPro; Telepath
Corporation; IKON Office Supplies; Meiji; LA18 KSCI-TV; Ace Beverages; Mendocino Farms;
This year’s Fest boasts of six world premiere feature films from Asian American directors
(including THE TIGER HUNTER):
• THE LAST TOUR from Los Angeles based actor turned director Ryan Yu;
• THE UNBIDDEN – festival alum Quentin Lee’s latest horror offering;
• VAMPARIAH – from returning fest alum Matthew Abaya;
• SIGNS OF REMARKABLE HISTORY – from another returning fest alum Maryam Kashani;
• REBEL WITH A CAUSE: THE LIFE OF AIKO HERZIG YOUSHINAGA – from returning fest and VC alum Janice Tanaka.
All of the directors will be at their screenings for Q/A discussion. Check the festival listings for exact showtimes and locations.

CONTACT: 213 624 7827
BARBARA THOMPSON bthompson@tcdm-associates.com
ELISHA GUSTAFSON Elisha@tcdm-associates.com
JACK SONG jsong@tcdm-associates.com

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PHOTOS TAKEN CLOSING NIGHT! The 14th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday evening April 10 2016 Also ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 14•16

PHOTOS TAKEN ON CLOSING NIGHT!

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The festival showcased nearly 30 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, and hosted the highly anticipated  Closing red carpet Gala, and the Closing Awards ceremony.

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2016 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

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Best Short winner is PLAYGROUNDS
Audience Choice Awards go to PARCHED for Best Feature,
and DAARAVTHA (THE THRESHOLD) for Best Short

The 14th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday evening (April 10) with a red carpet and gala fete that featured the North American premiere of Anu Menon’s poignant and stirring feature, WAITING starring Kalki Koechlin who was in attendance, as well as the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards presented by HBO.

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This year the festival showcased nearly 30 films including features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood, home of IFFLA since its inception, including three world premieres, two North American premieres, and ten U.S. premieres. IFFLA was proud to present more features and shorts from female filmmakers than ever before, as well as many titles that had received top awards at festivals around the globe. The festival had once again the support of its presenting sponsor, Zee Cinema.

VISAARANAI (INTERROGATION), directed by Vetri Maaran, took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature. The Best Actor award went to Sanjay Mishra for his performance in MASAAN, and the Best Actress award honored the cast of PARCHED, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, and Lehar Khan. Special jury mentions were made for both Neeraj Ghaywan’s MASAAN and ALIGARH, directed by Hansal Mehta.

In awarding VISAARANAI, the narrative jury stated: “This film took us to a very specific time and place while also shedding light on a universal phenomena of displacement and vulnerability. For its complex and multilayered examination of systematic abuse of power, the IFFLA 2016 Grand Jury Award goes to VISAARANAI, directed by Vetri Maaran.”

The Grand Jury Prize for Best Short was presented to PLAYGROUNDS, directed by Shamik Sen Gupta and Pallavi MD. Honorable mentions were given to Payal Sethi’s LEECHES for the performances by its two lead actors, Sayani Gupta and Preeti Golacha, as well as THE MANLIEST MAN, for director Anuj Gulati’s cinematic vision.

Regarding the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short, the jury stated: “For its portrayal of two families in crisis, using a quiet economy and powerful yet subtle performances, the jury award for best short film goes to PLAYGROUNDS.”

The prestigious 2016 narrative film jurors were: filmmaker Shonali Bose (MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW, AMU); Features Editor at Variety, Shalini Dore; and international consultant to independent filmmakers and film festivals, Alesia Weston.

Judging the short films were actor Rizwan Manji (NBC’S OUTSOURCED, Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming PATERSON), documentary filmmaker Laura Nix (THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING), and film director and editor Aldo Velasco (CHITTAGONG).

The audiences at this year’s IFFLA chose Leena Yardav’s PARCHED as their favorite feature film of the festival, while director Nishant Roy Bombarde’s DAARAVTHA (THE THRESHOLD) was chosen as Best Short.

GRAND JURY AWARDS

Best Feature: VISAARANAI (INTERROGATION)
Best Actor: Sanjay Mishra for MASAAN
Best Actress: The cast of PARCHED: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte,
Surveen Chawla, and Lehar Khan
Feature Honorable Mention: ALIGARH
Feature Honorable Mention: MASAAN
Best Short Film: PLAYGROUNDS
Short Film Honorable Mention: LEECHES
Short Film Honorable Mention: THE MANLIEST MAN

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

Best Feature: PARCHED
Best Short: DAARAVTHA (THE THRESHOLD)

From Left to Right: Nishant Roy Bombarde (DAARAVTHA), Hansal Mehta (ALIGARH), Leena Yadav (PARCHED), Manish Mundra (MASAAN), and Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

About IFFLA
Now in its 14th 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 and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival showcased nearly 30 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, and hosted the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony.

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