Monthly Film Festival


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California Film CommissionFilm Liaison in California Statewide

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Executive Circle Sponsors

HBO CollabsFilmLA

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Hollywood Foreign PressLos Angeles County Arts CommissionDepartment of Cultural AffairsCalifornia Arts Council

Additional Support From

Local 706 Makeup and Hair Artist GuildPaul Koretz

Community Collaborators

Alliance of Women Film ComposersFilm Consortium San Diego

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents a full and exciting day with InFocus: International Animation, a selection of California Shorts presented in partnership with Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) and The California Film Commission as well as two feature film presentations: William Conlin’s Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film and Alex Wolff’s feature directorial debut, The Cat and the Moon.

The afternoon begins with Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film, director William Conlin’s delightful documentary lens on the make-up artists behind Planet of the Apes (1968), and includes interviews with multiple Academy Award Winners Rick Baker, Ve Neill and Greg Cannom, along with many other notable creators. The film is produced by Hollywood makeup legends Thomas Burman and Bari Dreiband-Burman. This screening is proudly supported by Local 706 IATSE Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild.

The program continues with California Shorts, which showcases a selection of short films produced throughout California’s diverse filming terrain, including one of the award-winning films from our community partner, San Diego Film Week’s 2019 line-up.

Next, audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide-array of animation from around the globe in addition to NFMLA’s monthly spotlight series, InFocus: International Animation, showcasing new animation from rising animators hailing from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

The night closes with the world premiere of The Cat and the Moon, the first feature film by award-winning actor, Alex Wolff (Hereditary), which explores the life of a teen (played by Wolff) temporarily living in New York during an uncertain time.

The NFMLA Monthly Film Festival is supported by venue sponsor South Park Center, Executive Circle sponsors FilmLA and HBO and Foundation Supporters CA Arts Council, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), LA County Arts Commission and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). This month’s program also includes support from Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and Community Collaborator The Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC).

Schedule Details

Feature Program – Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film
1:00 PM – Pre-Reception
2:00 PM – Program
3:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #1 – California Shorts
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Program
6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: International Animation
6:15 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – Program
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program – The Cat and the Moon
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Program
10:45 PM – Audience Q&A

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Feature Program #1 – Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film

Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film

Dir. William Conlin
86 Mins | USA
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Shorts Program #1 – California Shorts

Better Than You Doin You (don’t be mad)

Dir. Caroline Liviakis
4 Mins | USA
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Isabel

Dir. Jonathan Hammond
18 Mins | USA
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LA Train Her (Season 1 Episode 4)

Dir. Olivier L. Gagnon & Meagan Fulps
13 Mins | USA
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Reverb

Dir. Arsal Asal
18 Mins | USA
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Barriers

Dir. Sharri Hefner
6 Mins | USA
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She Who Hears

Dir. Alexi Papalexopoulos
11 Mins | USA
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A Period Piece

Dir. Sylvia Ray
5 Mins | USA
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Every Grain of Sand

Dir. Amanda Spencer
11 Mins | USA
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Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: International Animation

Fuse

Dir. Shadi Adib
8 Mins | Germany
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Bloeistraat 11

Dir. Nienke Deutz
10 Mins | Belgum / Netherlands
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Beyond Us – A Last Story after the Collapse

Dir. Maxime Tiberghien
5 Mins | France
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The Pattern

Dir. Azad Jannati
7 Mins | Iran
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Gallery Experience

Dir. Jinghan Tian
4 Mins | China
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Black Light

Dir. Remo Camerota
4 Mins | Australia
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Greyish

Dir. Eghbal Shirzaei
4 Mins | Iran
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Obon

Dir. Andre Hörmann
15 Mins | Germany
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Sister

Dir. Siqi Song
8 Mins | USA / China
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Feature Program #2 – The Cat and the Moon
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The Cat and the Moon

Dir. Alex Wolff
114 Mins | USA
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