Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Events coming up...

FILMMAKERS SUMBIT YOUR FILM!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO 2011 LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

Filmmakers: Submit your film to the 27th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, April 28-May 7, 2011. Be a part of the largest film festival of its kind in the greater Los Angeles and Southern California area.

Early Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2010
$25 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Final Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010
$35 entry fee (Withoutabox upgraded projects save $5)

Withoutabox Extended Deadline (available only through Withoutabox): Friday, January 7, 2011


For the LATEST UPDATES on the 2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, visit HERE





Sunday, October 10, 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum presents
ASSORTED MORSELS: New 16mm Films by Amy Halpern
Amy Halpern in person!
At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas)

Admission for Filmforum screenings: $10 general, $6 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets HERE

On November 12-14, Filmforum and USC Visions & Voices will present the symposium Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980 at USC. In the weeks leading up to it, Filmforum will host evenings with long-time Los Angeles-based filmmakers in evenings of old and new works. We're starting with Amy Halpern, whose sensitive visions of texture, movement and light are entrancing. Halpern's films are consistently full of life, celebrating the possibilities of cinema art. And she has created a new set of films, several of which will receive their World Premieres at this screening!

Amy Halpern is a filmmaker and artist who works with light, camera and movement. She has been making abstract films since 1972.

Halpern moved to Los Angeles in 1974, where in 1975 with a handful of other filmmakers she founded (and named) the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis, devoted to presentation of avant-garde film work, and completed a graduate degree in film at UCLA. She has worked on many Hollywood and independent feature films as gaffer and/or cinematographer, including Charles Burnett's My Brother's Wedding, Pat O'Neill's Decay of Fiction and David Lebrun's Breaking the Maya Code. In 1975 she was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis, devoted to presentation of avant-garde film work. She has also had a long career as a teacher of film and writing at U.S.C., Otis-Parsons Art Institute, Cal State L.A., and Cal State Northridge. Born and raised in New York City, Halpern studied & performed in modern dance with Anna Sokolow & Lynda Gudde, worked in the early 1970s in 3-D shadow-play with Ken Jacobs' New York Apparition Theatre and co-founded New York's Collective For Living Cinema.



INVOCATION (1982, 2 min., silent)
INJURY ON A THEME (2010, 5 min, sound) For Lynda Gudde. World Premiere.
POURING GRAIN (2008, 2 min, silent) World Premiere!
BY HALVES (2010, 7 min, silent) World Premiere
PALM DOWN (2010, 7 min, silent) World Premiere
ACCESS TO THE VIEW (2000, 2 min., sound)
CAT DREAMING (2001, 1 min, sound, digital video)
CHESHIRE SMILE (2010, 5 min, sound) World Premiere
ELIXIR (2009, 7 min., silent) World Premiere!
3 MINUTE HELLS (2010, 14 min, sound) World Premiere
1 – DETENTION
2 – HOLLYWOOD HILLS
3 - REPTILE
4 – BESTIARY
5 – ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE
6 – DOORWAY OCCUPATION
7 – SIDEWAYS
55 minutes total


Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2010 is our 34th year.
Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com or visit us HERE



October 14–16, 2010

SilverScreen Theater
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), Pacific Design Center and Charles S. Cohen present Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant-Garde Film Festival co-curated by David E. James and MM Serra. This cinema extravaganza, programmed from the collection of The New American Cinema Group/New York’s Film-Makers’ Cooperative, showcases the long-term alliance between experimental cinema and counter-cultural activity. Covering 50 years, these films and videos explore sexuality, politics, communal experiments, and transgressive film appropriations.

Proceeds benefit MOCA and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative.
Individual Program Tickets $10/$8 MOCA Members
Festival Pass $45/$40 for MOCA Members


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