GLENDALE–California State Assemblymember Paul Krekorian will hold the 1st annual FILMFEST 43 on May 16 at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. An exciting event for all members of the community, FILMFEST 43 will feature top student work from the 43rd District, which includes the cities of Glendale and Burbank, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village and Van Nuys.
As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry, Assemblymember Krekorian wants to promote the next wave of filmmakers within the State of California by encouraging students to nourish their filmmaking talents. FILMFEST 43 invites high school students who live within the 43rd District or attend one of the district’s public or private schools to submit their films for consideration.
Students are encouraged to submit original films of any genre, including narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental, which are under 35 minutes in length. All submissions must be directed, produced, photographed, and edited by the student contestant(s). Submissions must be accompanied by a synopsis of 50 words or less, and a complete and accurate list of credits. Films produced by Class of 2007 students may be submitted for consideration if they were completed before August 2007.
This year’s FILMFEST 43 submission deadline is Friday, April 18, 2008. For additional information and an official application please contact Assemblymember Krekorian’s District Service Office at (818) 240-6330 or visit www.assembly.ca.gov/krekorian.