The festival screened over 30 films, including shorts and features, documentaries and fiction. Nearly half had some direct connection to the San Fernando Valley, such as being a location for filming. Fifteen films were premieres and eight came from foreign countries. On closing night, the festival presented the following awards:
JURIED “10 DEGREES HOTTER” AWARDS:
Feature – Tie: VINYL (Sara Sugarman) and THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X (Paul Bunnell)
Short – LUMINARIS (Juan Pablo Zaramella)
“Alumni Showcase” – SITTING BABIES (Cameron Fay)
Comedy Short – INCEST! THE MUSICAL (Grant Reed)
“Girls on Film” – YOU GOT THIS (Simo Manfredi)
“Happy Endings” – HI, LILLIAN (Douglas Wood)
Looking ahead, The Valley Film Festival will begin accepting submissions for VFF13 in January.
About The Valley Film Festival:
Founded in 2000, The Valley Film Festival, a project of Community Partners®, is the first and longest continually running film festival in the San Fernando Valley. With a mission to join established filmmakers and emerging talent with adventurous audiences in Los Angeles, the VFF has screened a total of nearly 500 shorts, features, documentaries, animated films, and music videos from all over the world. While emphasizing independent film, the festival also has occasionally shown studio productions, including BOOGIE NIGHTS, CHINATOWN, ENCINO MAN, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, MAGNOLIA, TERMINATOR 2, VALLEY GIRL, and WORLD TRADE CENTER.
About Our Sponsors and Supporters:The Valley Film Festival thanks its generous sponsors and supporters including The Art Directors Guild, Big Sugar Bakeshop, Bow & Truss, Cine Gear Expo, Citizen L.A., Creative Handbook, Decor Art Galleries, Footage Firm, The Hollywood Guild, iBlakeStudio.com, Kirin, Pretzel Crisps, ProductionHUB, Valley Relics, and Video Blocks. And we thank Gregory Laemmle, the managers, and the staff of the Laemmle NoHo 7 who made us feel welcome. And all our volunteers, alumni judges, and filmmakers who helped make VFF12 a success.
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