Jay Gillespie at 3D Film Festival Red Carpet and Premiere Coverage

Mingle Media TV was invited to come out and cover the opening of the 3D Film Festival and the Premiere of StreetDance 3D. The festival is running through October 3rd 2010. THE 3D FILM FESTIVAL 1641 N. IVAR AVENUE HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028 3DFF.ORG 323-785-2389 For more detailed information about the event schedule, tickets, or press junkets please visit http://www.3DFF.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707. About The Dream Factory/3DFF The Dream Factory Studio, with primary offices in Hollywood is the world leader in interactive live 3D events. 3DFF is noted as the first digital 3D film & interactive festival program of its kind in the United States. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit http://www.thedreamfactorystudio.com or http://www.3dff.org. About RealD Inc. RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD’s extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. For more information, please visit our website atwww.reald.com. About Sony Sony?s Digital Cinema Solutions group combines Sony?s full range of technologies, purchasing options, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/digitalcinema. About Los Angeles Film School The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood that includes the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. For more information about LAFS, please visit http://www.lafilm.edu or call (323) 860-0789 Thanks to the Prism Media Group for inviting us for more info visit http://www.prism-mg.com To see video coverage of this event please visit Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

A Love Filled-Horror Story?

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am a sucker for a good dating series… going from the dates that our heroine in the web series “Dating in the Middle Ages” faces to the very depths of true horror dating in the short film “The Horror of Our Love” from Elftwin Films, there’s no loss for these story tellers in conveying their search for true love while coupling it with music.

We met Dave Reda, the director, writer and actor of this short film at the HollyShorts last month and loved what he had to say about the industry and competing in festivals. Check out our interview here:

The Horror of Our Love, short film, is a combo horror/comedy/love story that is based on the song by the band Ludo. As this film is still in the festival rounds, it is not available online for you to view… but you can listen to the song that inspired Dave Reda to write this entertaining but short – short!

Stay tuned… there will be more awesomeness coming from this filmmaker (award winning filmmaker, we’d like to add).

LA Shorts Film Festival Opens Tonight: Red Carpet and Premiere Screenings of New Shorts!

Tis the season for film festivals and the LA Shorts Fest ’10 is kicking off the week long event tonight with a red carpet opening and screening of several films. The LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world attracting more than 15,000 filmmakers, moviegoers and entertainment execs. (See schedule here)

The term “Short Film” originated in the early days of N.American cinema and generally relates to a film that is 20-40 minutes in length but with film festivals going international, there are all lengths of shorts from 1 minute to 15 minutes as well.  The categories range from Action/Adventure, Animation,  Comedy, Commercial, Documentary, Drama, Erotic, Experimental, Family, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian, Horror, Latin, Music Video, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi, and my favorite: Suspense/Thriller. Check out the variety of films playing at this year’s festival by clicking here.

Tonight following the Red Carpet where Andy Fickman, Mariana Klaveno, David Krumholtz, Chris Masterson, Rhys Coiro, Tom Arnold, Victor Webster, Mimi Steinbauer (Hyde Park president), Brian O’Shea (Affinity president), Cort Lane (Marvel VP), will be talking to the press, the lineup will be as follows:

  • Darkroom:   Director: Johnny Hardstaff, 4 min.
  • The Gift:   Director: Carl Erik Rinsch, 5 min.
  • Jun and the Hidden Skies:   Director: Hi Sim, 3 min.
  • El Secreto de Mateo:   Director: Greg Fay, 4min.
  • Kidnapping Caitlynn:   Director: Kat Coiro, 10 min.
  • Idiots:   Director: Kat Coiro, 4 min.
  • Quality Time:   Director: James Redford, 9 min.
  • Prom: Director: Martin Bell, 33 min.
  • The Hunt:   Director: Jake Scott, 3min.
  • Four Play:   Director: Jake Summer, 2 min.

Other highlights of the festival include films by Sting’s son, Vin Diesel and a collaboration with Ridley Scott. But that’s not all – this event is one of the ones where candidates for the Oscar’s are selected, so it’s a big deal to be selected to screen your film here.

The venue is at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatres in Hollywood on Sunset. Tonight is a beautiful night for the LA Shorts Fest to kick off with a red carpet event and Mingle Media TV is excited to be covering it… oh and we will have more for you from interviews to a special look into a short with Chris Masterson from Malcolm in the Middle…