The Anaheim Film Arts Society is proud to announce as their inaugural event:
Beginning July 26th, the Anaheim Film Arts Society(AFAS) will give you the opportunity to participate in the selection process for this year’s Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo(AFFMAX). Every Thursday evening at 7pm for six weeks through Aug 30th, we will present a selection of shorts, features & documentaries that are in consideration for this year’s festival. After viewing these films you’ll have a chance to give us your feedback and be a part of selecting some of the films that will play in October.
These previews nights are free to AFAS members and are $8 at the door for non-members. Non-members who purchase an $8 ticket may choose to apply that amount toward a film society membership. Memberships can be purchased now through the AFAS website, by phone at (714) 991-9110 or at the door. Membership pricing begins at $60 for a single or $100 for a dual. Student memberships are available for only $25. All memberships are valid for one year and in addition to free admission to the Community Sneak Previews, memberships include other benefits such as free tickets to festival screenings, discounts on merchandise and additional tickets to screenings/workshops, and at certain levels, free merchandise items. And of course the most important benefit of all is being able to say that you are a vital part of bringing the art & culture of film from around the world and from new up and coming filmmakers to Anaheim and North Orange County.
For more information, please contact Eric Ryan at the festival office between 10am-3pm Monday thru Friday at (714) 991-9110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY SNEAK PREVIEW SCHEDULE
All screenings will take place in the AFFMAX Hospitality Lounge at the Anaheim GardenWalk 321 W Katella Ave Suite 200, Anaheim, CA 92802.
Sneak Preview Night #1 - July 26th 7pm
Sneak Preview Night #2 - August 2nd 7pm
Sneak Preview Night #3 - August 9th 7pm
Sneak Preview Night #4 - August 16th 7pm
Sneak Preview Night #5 - August 23rd 7pm
Sneak Preview Night #6 - August 30th 7pm
Film titles will be announced at the time they screen. Each night will feature a different set of films.
Here is your chance to support the Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo by becoming a member of the Anaheim Film Arts Society. As a member you will receive passes to passes and discounts for AFAS/AFFMAX film screenings and events as wells as discounts on merchandise and Opening, Closing & Awards Gala Event tickets. In addition members are invited to participate in the film festival selection process through our Community Sneak Previews. These Member-Only events will allow you to give us your feedback regarding films that are under consideration for the film festival.
Memberships start at just $25 for students and most levels are also available as dual memberships for couples. For more information and to sign up please visit: http://anaheimfilmarts.org/joinsociety.html
Photos from the 2012 Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo Launch Party are up! -
Visit the facebook page for the Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo (AFFMAX) to see photos from the June 7th, 2012 launch party.
Thank you to everyone who turned out tonight to help launch the 2012 Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo. It was an outstanding evening and we look forward to an exciting year!
Exec Director Jo Moulton Being Interviewed on KNX 1070 should be on very soon! -
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Don't forget to listen to Exec Director Jo Moulton Being Interviewed TODAY on KNX 1070 -
If you’re not in the LA/OC area, you can listen to Newsradio KNX 1070 online via this link. We don’t know a specific time when the piece will air but it will be repeated several times throughout the day.
Friday Apr 20. KNX1070 - Hear interview of Jo Moulton, Exec Dir of Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo will be played several times during the day. Also, KNX will be broadcasting all day from the Hotel Anabella in Anaheim with Chris Sedens, who interviewed Jo, as the on air host from 2-7.
Entries Now Being Accepted
Anaheim, CA (March 9, 2012) – The Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo (“AFFMAX”) is now accepting entries for its 2012 film program set to take place October 24-28, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. Submission to the festival can be made through Withoutabox or by downloading a form at AnaheimFilmArts.org
“We invite everyone to submit. We are a competitive festival with fantastic opportunities to screen your film for a large, diverse audience and vie for a Grand Jury Best of Show or Audience Choice awards,” states AFFMAX Executive Director, Jo Moulton.
AFFMAX Film Program Director, Derek Horne, has a clear vision for the programming, “Our film program reflects the fun-loving, exploratory, and innovative nature of the community in which the festival takes place, with emphasis on the intersection where art and entertainment merge to create a film program that audiences will enjoy and appreciate.” Derek is already scouring the globe to find these cinematic gems, having just attended the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France (the largest short film festival in the world). Submission categories include Features, Shorts, Documentary, and Animation from domestic and international filmmakers. He and his team are looking to discover original, high quality films to fill diverse programming themes which include:
TRUTH OR DARE – Exciting Sports Action covering a wide range of adrenaline–pumping extreme sports and riveting documentaries that dare to tell the truth
FEATURAMA - Independent feature films with unique points of view and great storytelling;
SHORTS CIRCUIT - open to various types of short-form content, from animations to live-action narratives to music videos;
FANATICS FORUM - films on hot-button topics: “apocalyptic paranoias of 2012,” “cinematic influence on computers and gaming,” etc.;
and FRESHLY SQUEEZED - dedicated to films from Orange County.
He and his programming team will also be working with the local high schools on a youth filmmaking competition and local colleges to develop a trailer for the festival. For more information, please call Derek Horne at 714-991-9110 or 714-261-1010 or email: email@example.com
IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: May 1, 2012
REGULAR ENTRY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2012
LATE DEADLINE: July 1, 2012, EXTENDED DEADLINE: Aug. 1, 2012
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Sept. 1, 2012
EXHIBITION FILM PRINTS /VIDEO (35MM, DIGIBETA, BETASP, BLU RAY) DUE: Oct. 15, 2012
FESTIVAL BEGINS: Oct. 24, 2012
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About Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo
The 1st Annual Anaheim Film festival & Media Arts Expo takes place Oct. 24-28, 2012 at Ultraluxe Cinemas at Anaheim Gardenwalk. The festival is presented by the Anaheim Film Arts Society, a non-profit cultural arts and education organization dedicated to celebrating film in all its glory while bringing together a community of filmmakers, film professionals, and film going audience; to honor emerging and accomplished filmmakers alike, and pay tribute to their achievements and contributions to the art and commerce of Film.
2012 will see the launch of the Anaheim Film Arts Society. Beginning in May, the society will host a variety of film related events throughout 2012. These events will include screenings of new and classic films, workshops that look at the various aspects of the art of filmmaking and even some special guests. The biggest event on the calendar will be the inaugural Anaheim Film Festival & Media Arts Expo to be held October 24-28, 2012.
Memberships are available now! Visit us at http://anaheimfilmarts.org/joinsociety.html for more details including membership levels and how to purchase a membership for yourself.