Tuesday, August 19, 2008

VisionFEST 08

visionfest

Hey everyone, just got news that I will be attending this years Visionfest at the Director's Guild in Hollywood. Unfortunately the event is sold out, but special thanks goes out to my good friend Sean Hood who in fact, just sent me a private invitation for myself and some important guests.

Sean Hood is the director of "Melancholy Baby" his film will close the award show, post party will directly follow where hopefully I get to pass on all my top secret plans to take over the world, A-HA! Sean also wrote the screenplay for Halloween: Resurrection.

Below, I pasted some information pertaining to the festival, just in case you're interested.

The 11th annual screening and celebration of independent filmmaking

at the Director's Guild of America.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 7 PM

7920 Sunset Blvd (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles

Annually attended by overflowing audiences and press, VISION FEST is the beloved annual event of the filmmaking collective Filmmakers Alliance, featuring an Awards Ceremony, an inspiring screening of recent short films …followed by a gala party catered by some of LA's best restaurants.

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WHAT IS FILMMAKERS ALLIANCE?

is a community of film artists dedicated to the advancement of true independent film through community action. FA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. FA provides a unique mutual support system through which members share time, energy, expertise, equipment and, most important, creative support for one another's film projects from concept through distribution. We work together to restore humanity, authenticity, diversity, originality, intelligence, relevance, personal vision and emotional resonance to American Cinema.

WHAT IS THE VISION AWARD?

The Vision Award is presented annually during VisionFest to filmmakers whose body of work reflects a commitment to true artistic vision and a distinctive passion for the posibilities of cinema. Past recipients include Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Werner Herzog, and Mark and Michael Polish.

This years recipient will be none other then Kevin Smith!!!


So thank you Sean for the generosity. Can't wait to see your film.

I will be doing as much coverage of the event as possible and at the same time...trying not to get too drunk. So, expect some photos or at the very least a blog post about my night. Will be back soon. Mucho love!

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3 comments:

John Darko said...

I'm actually really excited about this event. I mean c'mon...Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Werner Herzog, and Mark & Michael Polish and now Kevin Smith! Hmmm, I get to spend some time with my idols, yep, I'm psyched.

Karen (Warners) said...

I will be there John with some colleagues, care to meet?

Nicole Smith said...

I will be there John with some colleagues, care to meet?