Monthly Film Festival – August 25th, 2018

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) spotlights stories from Developing Nations and a selection of works by emerging local and US filmmakers, in partnership with the film commissioners’ association Film Liasons In California Statewide (FLICS).

The night begins with a powerful shorts program highlighting stories set in or about communities from developing nations, made by filmmakers who are either local to or intimately familiar with those communities. The themes in this program span the collision of worlds and cultures, the evolution of family dynamics, and the powerful bond between humans and the natural world.

Second in the night is Lonely Hearts Club, the feature directorial debut of award-winning director and NFMLA alumni Jason O. Silva. Three lives converge in this exploration of love and loss during a long flight layover in Los Angeles, starring Camille Guaty (Daytime Divas, Scorpion, Las Vegas)

The evening concludes with a shorts program offering a selection of surreal and comedic films that bring their own takes to topics including heartbreak, xenophobia and superstition, challenging us to look at them with fresh eyes.

SCHEDULE
Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Developing Nations
4:00 PM – Pre-Reception
4:30 PM – Shorts Program #1
6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Feature Program
6:15 PM – Pre-Reception
6:45 PM – Feature Program
8:15 PM – Audience Q&A
Shorts Program #2
8:30 PM – Pre-Reception
9:00 PM – Shorts Program #2
10:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Location:
Event Entrance
1139 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90015
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Parking
1133 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Shorts Program #1 – InFocus: Developing Nations

Geeta

Dir. & Writ by Sohil Vaidya
16 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Amazonia Dammed

Dir. by Ada Bodjolle
14 Mins | Brazil / UK
Film Synopsis

On Monday of Last Week

Dir. by Akosua Adoma Owusu
13 Mins | USA / Ghana
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Disconnected

Dir. & Writ by Shema Deve
10 Mins | Rwanda
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Still Waters Run Deep

Dir. & Writ by Abbesi Akhamie
15 Mins | Nigeria / USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

HAIRAT

Dir. by Jessica Beshir
7 Mins | Ethiopia / USA
Film Synopsis

Life in Other Words

Dir. & Writ by Abrar Athar
15 Mins | Bangladesh
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Feature Program

Lonely Hearts Club

Dir. & Writ by Jason O. Silva
80 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Shorts Program #2

Sole Addiction

Dir. by Kevin Palafox and Jacques Lamour | Writ by Kevin Palafox
22 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis

Numb

Dir. & Writ by Daniel Hayden
10 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Frenchies

Dir. by Kuan-Fu Lin | Writ. by Sam McGoldrick
13 Mins | Taiwan / USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

The Art (All Feminine) to Lose Life with Grace

Dir. by Marina Rocco
14 Mins | Italy
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

The Heartbreak Factory

Dir. & Writ by So Young Shelly S Yo
12 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit

Smiley’s

Dir. & Writ by Mike James
17 Mins | USA
Film Synopsis
Media Kit