Thank you to everyone who participated in LACLA's 11th Annual Student Film Festival in May 2018!

LACLA hosted its 11th Annual Student Film Festival at the Japanese American National Museum's Tateuchi Democracy Forum 111 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

6 MAY 2018  

LACLA will provide each student in the program with a commemorative t-shirt, a $25.00 stipend to directors, and a free one-time admission to the Japanese American National Museum. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided during the program’s intermission.

 

SCHEDULE

Registration and College Fair: 12pm-1pm

Screening Sessions: 1pm-5:30pm

Free and open to the public

 

PRIZES

Three students were each be awarded with a Panasonic HMC150 camcorder donated by the Media Studies Department at Pitzer College and a $150 gift card to Samy’s Camera for the categories of Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary Film, and Most Creative Film.

 

 

JUDGES

Lucas Benitez 

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I'm a filmmaker and I'm from LA. I started making movies in high school and immediately ran with it because it was the coolest thing I had ever done. Not too long after that, I realized how important and how impactful filmmaking is to us all and decided to hone the craft to spread my own messages, thoughts, and world views.

Jon Webb

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Director/Writer from North Carolina. Residing in Los Angeles. My passions truly lie in creating thought provoking and unique films, commercials, and music videos. Composing striking, engaging images, and molding worlds that allow the viewer to be excited to explore their own.

Lorena Salazar Zermeño

Lorena Salazar Zermeño, M.A., enjoys Program Development for Film/Art/Sound projects. In 2018, she worked alongside the 10 hour Bach Marathon at Union Station expansion efforts to include the Moby Arts Bach Pop Up! She Co-produced, a three night concert series for Studio Sessions Live with Travel Tips for Aztlan at Civic Center Studios. Previously spent 18 months rebranding a Los Angeles Film Festival, that included a second festival in the Mission District, San Francisco. 

 

DISCUSSION PANEL AND Q&A

Akhil Gopal 

Akhil Gopal is a composer for film & TV based in Los Angeles. He currently composes, orchestrates, and edits music for "Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon" on Disney XD, among other projects, including an upcoming PBS documentary and several short films in the festival circuit. He is passionate about jazz, languages, justice, and bringing stories to life with music.

Ann Kanek

Independent filmmaker Ann Kaneko is known for her personal films that weave her intimate aesthetic with the complex intricacies of political reality. Kaneko poetically probes the intersection where power impacts the personal, and her films include A Flicker in EternityAgainst the Grain: An Artist’s Survival Guide to PerúOverstay and 100% Human Hair. She graduated with an MFA in film directing from UCLA and currently teaches Media Studies at Pitzer College.

Penelope Uribe-Abee 

Penelope Uribe-Abee is from Los Angeles is a recent graduate of UCLA's undergraduate art program. She is an art worker/educator and makes videos and films. She has worked at a number of art institutions across the city, including: Plaza de la Raza,  MOCA, The Fowler Museum and the Echo Park Film Center. 

Jon Webb

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Director/Writer from North Carolina. Residing in Los Angeles. My passions truly lie in creating thought provoking and unique films, commercials, and music videos. Composing striking, engaging images, and molding worlds that allow the viewer to be excited to explore their own.

 

COLLEGE FAIR PARTICIPANTS

CSU, Northridge

American Film Institute

Golden Eagle Productions, CSU LA

California State Summer School of the Arts

 

This program is made possible in part with funds from

 

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Ainsley-Hicks Family Foundation 

 

 

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