Monthly Film Festival – December 15th, 2018

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You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Shortcutz Amsterdam and the Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 for NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema. The event will be hosted at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Mary Pickford Center’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

The evening begins with InFocus: Dutch Cinema – Shortcutz Amsterdam Showcase, a collection of the winners of Shortcutz Amsterdam’s 2018 season so-presented in partnership with Shortcutz Amsterdam and Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) and offers highlights of diverse work made by Dutch filmmakers throughout the Netherlands. There are stories of peace, discovering one’s identity, the mundane pains of loss, horror, and more.

The second program of the evening, InFocus: Arab Cinema is co-presented in partnership with The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) and showcases Palestinian, Tunisian, Lebanese and Qatari stories that cover the often unmentioned hardships of refugees in Europe, tackle the difficult questions of ideology through the eyes of a child, look at history through a mockumentary lens, and in Cyril Aris’ Oscar-Qualifying The President’s Visit, take us to a town whose preparation for an important guest takes an absurd and darkly humorous turn.

The night concludes with InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema, a selection of striking short films from Middle Eastern filmmakers who have made their work all over the world – Lebanon, Israel, France, UK, Canada and the US. They tell stories of the complexity of identity, growing up, and of being stuck in difficult situations, personally and politically.

Doors will open to the public at 3 pm with a pre-reception for the first shorts program, and the night will include a pre-reception before each of the evening’s programs, where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. The event will conclude at 11:00 pm.

Tickets are available for $15 for an all-night access passes, which provide access to all three film programs with open bar throughout the entire event. NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are presented throughout the year with support from Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA and HBO, Producers Circle Sponsors SAG-AFTRA, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA | Golden Globes), LA County Arts Commission and LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

SCHEDULE
Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Dutch Cinema – Shortcutz Amsterdam
3:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:00 PM – Shorts Program #1
5:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Arab Cinema
5:45 PM – Pre-Reception
6:15 PM – Shorts Program #2
8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #3 – InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema
8:15 PM – Pre-Reception
8:45 PM – Shorts Program #3
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A
LOCATION
Venue
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1313 Vine St. | Los Angeles, CA 90028

Directions

PARKING (complimentary):
Please make sure to enter parking off of Homewood Ave. between Vine and Cahuenga (note: you can only enter Homewood Ave. from Cahuenga)

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Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Dutch Cinema – Shortcutz Amsterdam Showcase

Bullet Time

Dir. & Writ. Frodo Kuipers
6 Mins | Netherlands
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Otherland

Dir. Jan Pieter Tuinstra & Writ. Keren Levi
14 Mins | Netherlands
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Girl On A Mission

Dir. Heleen D’Haens & Eva van Barneveld
16 Mins | Netherlands
Film Synopsis

Hitchcock Hitchcock

Dir. Kuba Szutkowski &Edgar Kapp & Writ. Gerry de Hoogh
8 Mins | Netherlands
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Sjaak’s Wife Died, So He Has To Say Something

Dir. Eva M.C. Zanen & Writ. Medi Broekman
12 Mins | Netherlands
Film Synopsis

Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Arab Cinema

A Drowning Man

Dir. & Writ. Mahdi Fleifel
16 Mins | Denmark, UK, Greece
Film Synopsis

Aya

Dir. & Writ. Moufida Fedhila
24 Mins | Tunisia
Film Synopsis

Last Days Of The Man Of Tomorrow

Dir. Fadi Baki & Writ. Fadi Baki, Omar Khouri and Lina Mounzer
29 Mins | Lebanon, Germany
Film Synopsis

The President’s Visit

Dir. Cyril Aris & Writ. Mounia Akl and Cyril Aris
19 Mins | Lebanon, USA, Qatar
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Shorts Program #3 – InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema

Three Centimetres

Dir. & Writ. Lara Zeidan
9 Mins | UK/Lebanon
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Everlasting MOM

Dir. & Writ. Elinor Nechemya
14 Mins | Israel
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Newborn

Dir. & Writ. Ray Savaya
6 Mins | Canada
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Retouch

Dir & Writ. Kaveh Mazaheri
5 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Salamat From Germany

Dir. & Writ. Rami Kodeih, Una Gunjak
20 Mins | France
Film Synopsis

Masks

Dir. & Writ. Mahaliyah Ayla O
22 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit