Entertainment Industry Related Events July 2014

Published: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014


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June 24th-August 2nd – 2014 Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival. Nestled closely against the cliffs of Laguna Canyon, the Sawdust Art Festival is part of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, and offers visitors a colorful overview of the Laguna art world with an intimate setting for local artists and artisans to showcase their wares alongside some more mass produced



AX-2014_LogoJuly 3rd-6th – Anime Expo (AX). The largest anime and magna convention in North America, boasting events around the clock, including concerts and its famous Masquerade. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Information:



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July 4th-12th – Planning a trip to Eastern Europe. This is a festival you don’t want to miss. Czech Republic’s world renown festival Karlovy Vary was set up in 1946 communist run Czechoslovakia, and for several years alternated with the Moscow IFF. Their submission guidelines (determined by Paris based FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films)) – comprises films that ‘have not screened in competition at any other international festival’.



July 9th-17th – Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles (DFFLA) is nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the best in independent cinema in the heart of the world’s Entertainment & Arts Capital.



July 10th-20th – Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. See emerging talent in film created for and by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audiences.Various locations in Los Angeles. Information:



July 11th-August 10th – Orange County Fair. For nearly a month every mid July to August, one of Orange County’s most eagerly awaited annual events rolls into Costa Mesa, California, bringing with it all of the sights, sounds and smells of a nearly 125-year old tradition.



July 17th-27th – Puchon’s young festival, also referred to as Pifan, has quickly established itself as one of the leading fantastic festivals in the circuit. Though the festival isn’t exactly known for discovering new films, the festival did get somewhat of a facelift in 2006 when it replaced almost all senior staff and highlights a significant number of Far East horrors to cater the West.



July 17th- August 3rd – Good luck budgeting this one; the Auckland International Film Festival and Wellington Film Festival are now merged as the New Zealand International Film Festival, and boast a further 13 city runs. The festival offers the rare opportunity to catch even mainstream foreign/art-house films in a country which sees relatively few released. Hzff.­co.­nz



July 19th-20th – JazzFest West plans to celebrate its 19th year. Last year’s performers included Fantasia and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, 120 Via Verde, San Dimas, California. Information:



July 20th Film Premiere: Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like
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The new film Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like: will headline the Comedy Shorts program at the TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL July 20th, 4pm. California



July 21st-22nd – The 4th Annual Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival. Live Bands & Tropical Foods All Weekend! Surf, Hawaiian, Caribbean, Jamaican, & More! Kids inflatables, 2 Stages, activities, booths, displays. Thousand Oaks Community Park, California TropicalDaze.CA



July 24th-27th – Actors Reporter will be there, will you? San Diego’s twi-hard annual three-day geek fest may not seem the obvious entry into the list, but Comic-Con’s ubber nerdy convention also hosts its own Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival and is highlighted by most studios for launching, sneak previewing and launching a significant number of action, sci-fi and horror genre films and television pilots. A few recent appearances included AMC’s The Walking Dead, the Twilights, Harry Potter (the new one), Supernatural, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. San Diego, California.



July 24th-August 3rd – Held in the same city as the recently founded American Film Festival, Wroclaw, Era New Horizons has steadily crept into the limelight for showcasing the alternative to its mainstream older sister the Warsaw Film Festival.



July 25th-August 3rd – Emanating from a 1710 land grant, the New Hope area has a storied history. It began as a trading post and ferry terminal, and by the 1940s, New Hope’s reputation in the arts, spurred by the multitudes of playwrights, directors and actors who traversed its bustling streets, became legendary.



July 26th-27th – Watermelon Festival. Enjoy free watermelon and this event that benefits the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club’s philanthropic projects. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California. Information:



July 30th-August 3rd – The 7th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival hosted in East Fremont, Downtown Las Vegas Nevada. The Las Vegas Film Festival is a celebration of cultural discovery, community and storytelling. Connecting industry professionals with the independent filmmakers from all around the world. LVFF goal is to showcase documentary, short, foreign, music video and feature films from all around the world that emphasis our passion for the independent spirit. Las Vegas Film Festival



July 31st–August 17th – Australia’s highlight festival, MIFF is as much known for stirring controversy as for launching homegrown talent. The festival screens a large number of festival circuit ‘best of fests’ complemented by a fantastic homegrown strand. Its market, the MIFF South Market, brings together an important number of Asian and EU based companies, and is partnered with London’s Production Finance Market. Australia’s Highlight Festival



August 7-14 – Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis
Hattiloo Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks
Memphis, TN
Womens Theatre Festival of Memphis



FINAL PRODUCT 2nd Annual Empowerment Day Festival
August 23rd – Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in association with The Fremont Centre Theatre presents the 2nd Annual Empowerment Day. South Pasadena, CA



Festival 2015 Submission Flyer
March 26-29, 2015 – Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival 22nd Anniversary Festival, North Hollywood, CA



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