I first got involved with the Valley Film Festival (VFF) in 2006, when my short film, Madame Priscilla’s was selected to screen as part of their “Girls on Film” category. It was the first time my film had participated in a film festival, and I was really impressed with the kindness and support from founder Tracey Adlai and her staff and volunteers. The screening went well; we won the audience award in our category, and the next year I came back as a VFF volunteer.
VFF is like the little festival that could. Founded in 2000, it is a project of Community Partners®, and holds the proud title of the first film festival in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. It’s goal is to bring together established filmmakers, emerging talent, and their audiences on the studio backlot – just North of Hollywood.
Since it’s premiere in 2001, alongside the grand reopening of Pacific Theatres at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, The Valley Film Festival has found a permanent home at the historic El Portal Theatre located in the NoHo Arts District. This year, it’s 10th, the festival is moving its screening to the CAP Theatre in Sherman Oaks, after a first day expo and opening night party at the El Portal.
The 2010 fest will take place from November 11th-14th.
Further information, and a schedule of films, can be found at www.valleyfilmfest.com
If you’re in the LA area, you can RSVP for the opening night party on Thursday, November 11th, here.
To celebrate 10 years of showcasing independent cinema, The Valley Film Festival has teamed up with Advantage Video Systems (AVS) to launch The 1st Annual Valley Indie Filmmaker Expo to further promote the exhibition, production, and education of filmmaking in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.
You can RSVP for the expo here.
VFF has made a huge impact on my life as a filmmaker. I have received nothing but support from Tracey and the rest of the crew. It’s always motivating to meet new people, see great films, and mingle with like-minded filmmakers.
Congrats to VFF for it’s 10th year!!!!
Until next time,
The Accidental Blogger