Thursday, March 1, 2012

We’d Like to Thank the Academy—and You—for Our Oscars Party Success

By James Latham

We had a great time at our Oscars Party last weekend.  There was terrific turnout and fun for all who came to eat, drink, and watch the event live on a big screen.  It was fun to see old friends and meet new ones.  The Oscars bingo was a hit, with winners receiving DVDs from the Criterion Collection. 

Congratulations to VFF alum Octavia Spencer, winner of Best Supporting Actress for The Help:

In 2008, we screened her film Pretty Ugly People, also written / directed by Tate Taylor:

Thanks to our sponsors:  The Whitefire Theatre for hosting, San Fernando Valley Relics for the pizza, Kirin Brewery for beverages, the Criterion Collection for the DVDs, and the Dixie Canyon PTA for use of its parking lot. 

And thanks to our many community sponsors for displaying our ads:

Decor Art Galleries (Studio City)
JET Studios (NoHo)
Two Road Theatre (Studio City) (NoHo)
Fast Signs (Studio City)
Cabana Liquor (Sherman Oaks)
Sweet Harts (Sherman Oaks)
Aroma Cafe (Studio City)
Caioti Pizza (Studio City)
Solley's Restaurant & Deli (Sherman Oaks)
Vitello's Express (Sherman Oaks)
The Newstand (Van Nuys)
Good Service Mobile (Toluca Lake)

Finally, please note that we are accepting submissions for VFF12 until mid-July.  Currently, the fee is $25 per film; this goes up to $50 on April 1st.  For details, see our website.

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