I’ve attended, and spoken at, HDFest the last two times it visited LA. Its a great place to see what’s happening in the Indy world of HD. Marisa, the Festival Coordinator, reminds me that HDFest is returning to LA this week, so I asked her to send me some information that I could pass on to you. Here is what she wrote.
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HDFEST will be held December 5th-7th at Dolby Laboratories’ Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II located at 3601 W Alameda Avenue. The HDFEST Los Angeles event will screen a truly diverse selection of short films and features over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Most projects will be making both their Los Angeles premieres and their first presentations in high-definition resolution. Films included were shot with a variety of HD cameras including the Red One camera, Panasonic Varicam and Sony HDW-F900.
Among HDFEST festival highlights are the following presentations: The Los Angeles premiere and High-Definition premiere of the feature length comedy Remarkable Power, directed by Brandon Beckner and starring Kevin Nealon and Tom Arnold. Remarkable Power is about a late night talk show host who masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife’s affair, The High-Definition Premiere of Kill Kill Faster Faster written, directed and produced by Gareth Maxwell Roberts and starring Gil Bellows and Esai Morales. (www.killkillfasterfaster.com) a High-Definition Screening of the Feature Comedy Route 30 directed by John Putch and starring Dana Delany, David DeLuise, and Curtis Armstrong (www.route30.com) and a groundbreaking showcase focusing exclusively on High-Definition Animation.
This glorious showcase of animation features a wide variety of styles and techniques from innovative animators originating from around the world. Many directors will be in attendance to discuss their work.
The weekend event will also include the annual HDFEST Deffie Award Ceremony. The Deffies recognize achievements in independent high-definition filmmaking. Tickets are available for $10; festival full-access passes are $50 and admit user to all screenings and social gatherings Friday through Sunday. The complete festival schedule and ticketing information can be found at http://www.hdfest.com/hdfestla.html
Tickets are available for advance purchase online and are also available the day of the event at the HDFEST box office at Dolby Laboratories. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions