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 LA Shorts Fest '09
Announces Film Program
Filled with Hollywood Names
 

Hollywood, CA July 13, 2009 - The line-up for the 13th edition of LA Shorts Fest (July 23- 31) contains diverse genres and subject matter contained in over 280 short films, music videos and commercials by established and emerging talent from around the globe. The complete program is available on the event website, www.lashortsfest.com.

Hollywood stars igniting the screen at this year’s festival, both behind the camera and in front of it, include: Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox, Demi Moore, Kirsten Smith, Lena Headey, Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Anna Faris (The House Bunny), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Kevin Bacon, Laura Dern, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Young, Isabella Rossellini, Enrico Colantoni, Dana Delany, Sir Derek Jacobi, Olympia Dukakis, Patrick Warburton, Bill Engvall, Nick Cave, Rumer Willis, Madeline Zima, , Stephen Graham, Brittany Snow, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Young, Kristy Swanson, Sarah Wright, Dana Delany, Sarah Paulson, Rhys Darby, Will Patton, Linda Hunt, Rupert Evans, Paula Malcomson Michael Stipe (R.E.M.).

Some of the talent mentioned above will be attending LA Shorts Fest ’09 to present their project, as Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox, Demi Moore, Kirsten Smith, Lena Headey, Patrick Warburton and more…

LA Shorts Fest ’09 opens July 23, 2009 night with a red carpet that should be one of the most talent concentrated nights in Hollywood this summer.

Aside from the celebrities, the program is featuring Tomorrow Talent from around the globe in the race for the ultimate Academy Awards nomination and Oscar win.

LA Shorts Fest ’09 will be held at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 280 films screening and 9 days of “coffee chats” guest speakers, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered talent.

The award categories are: BEST MUSIC VIDEO, BEST CREATIVE COMMERCIAL, BEST DOCUMENTARY, BEST EXPERIMENTAL, BEST ANIMATION, BEST COMEDY, BEST DRAMA, BEST FOREIGN FILM and BEST OF FEST.

As officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations. In the past, 33 films have received Oscar nominations with 11 winning the coveted Oscar statue.

For media and red carpet coverage:
Contact Laurent Boye
+1-310-220-7239


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Courteney Cox & Demi Moore
will attend their directorial debuts
at LA Shorts Fest ’09

Hollywood, CA July 06, 2009 – Courteney Cox is joining Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith to open and attend LA Shorts Fest ’09 red carpet, on July 23rd with ‘The Monday Before Thanksgiving’ which she wrote, directed and acted in. The short movie is part of Glamour Magazine’s “Reel Moments Project. ‘The Monday Before Thanksgiving’ is Courteney Cox’ first directing project.

Demi Moore first short movie as a director ‘Streak’, starring Brittany Snow and Rumer Willis, will make its Los Angeles premiere on July 24, at LA Shorts Fest ’09. Immediately following the screening she will participate in a Q&A with the audience.

LA Shorts Fest ’09 runs from July 23 to July 31, 2009.

Now in its 13th year, the event will be held at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.

LA Shorts Fest ’09, Opening Night July 23rd:

'THE MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING' directed by Courteney Cox, who became a household name as the neurotic yet loveable Monica Gellar on NBC’s Emmy® Award winning comedy “Friends.”  The show ran for 10 years and earned rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.  This fall Courteney will return to television in the ABC show “Cougar Town,” the latest comedy from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence.  On the big screen, Cox-Arquette’s credits include the feature films; Bedtime Stories, Zoom, Barnyard, The Longest Yard, November, 3000 Miles to Graceland, the Scream trilogy, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Mr. Destiny, and Cocoon: The Return.  Her additional television credits include; “Scrubs,” “Dirt” (which she also created and produced), “Seinfeld,” “Family Ties.”  

'THESE VAGABOND SHOES' *World Premiere Golden Globe nominated Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut: starring Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white by ‘Capote’ and ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ cinematographer, Adam Kimmel,

'THE SPLEENECTOMY', starring Anna Faris by writer and first-time director Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, writer of the successful ‘The House Bunny’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘The Ugly Truth’.
 
'APOCRYPHA' *World Premiere directed by Russian-born writer-director Andrei Zvyagintsev, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2003 Venice Film Festival for ‘The Return’. His last film, ‘The Banishment’, screened in competition at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.
 
Scarlett Johansson, Courteney Cox and Kirsten Smith will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

Part of the second night of LA Shorts Fest ’09, July 24, 2009, LA Sorts Fest ’09 will be presenting:

- STREAK directed by Demi Moore, starring Brittany Snow, Rumer Willis, Sarah Wright, Madeline Zima. When one young woman (Rumer Willis) rejects the obsessive calorie counting of her gym-rat girlfriends, she finds her salvation in an unusual form of expression.

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 300 film screenings and 9 days of educational panels, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has quickly become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered talent.

As officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations. In the past, 33 films have received Oscar nominations with 11 winning the coveted Oscar statue.

La Maison en Petits Cubes "The House of Small Cubes"- Director Kunio Kato won LA Shorts Fest BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARD in ‘08, and 7 months later received the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 2009 Academy Awards.

"Spielzeugland (Toyland)" screen at LA Shorts Fest in ’08 and went on the win the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. "This Way Up", another alum of LA Shorts Fest ’08 received an Oscar nominee in the animation category.

For media and red carpet coverage:
Contact Laurent Boye
+1-310-220-7239
 

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Scarlett Johansson & Kirsten Smith
Open LA Shorts Fest ‘09

Hollywood, CA June 22, 2009 - Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith will open and attend LA Shorts Fest 09, which will be earlier, this year, from July 23 to July 31, 2009.

LA Shorts Fest ‘09 will premiere on opening night

  • Golden Globes nominated Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut: THESE VAGABOND SHOES, starring Kevin Bacon, shot in black and white by ‘Capote’ and ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ cinematographer, Adam Kimmel,
  • THE SPLEENECTOMY, starring Anna Faris by writer and first-time director Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, writer of the successful ‘The House Bunny’, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘The Ugly Truth’.
  • APOCRYPHA directed by Siberian-born writer-director Andrei Zvyagintsev, who got the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for ‘The Return’ in 2003 and his movie ‘The Banishment’ screened in competition at the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

Scarlett Johansson and Kirsten Smith will participate in Q&A after the screening.

Now in its 13th year, the event will be held at Sunset 5 Laemmle’s Theatre, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short films. As the largest short film festival in the world with more than 300 film screenings and 9 days of educational panels, interactive and entertaining events, the festival has quickly become the industry standard for showcasing and awarding undiscovered talent.

The award categories are: BEST MUSIC VIDEO, BEST CREATIVE COMMERCIAL, BEST DOCUMENTARY, BEST EXPERIMENTAL, BEST ANIMATION, BEST COMEDY, BEST DRAMA, BEST FOREIGN FILM and BEST OF FEST.

As officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, some of these films may go on to receive Oscar nominations. In the past, 33 films have received Oscar nominations with 11 winning the coveted Oscar statue.

La Maison en Petits Cubes "The House of Small Cubes"- Director Kunio Kato won LA Shorts Fest BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AWARD in ‘08, and 7 months later received the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 2009 Academy Awards.

"Spielzeugland (Toyland)" screen at LA Shorts Fest in ’08 and went on the win the Oscar for Best Live Action Short. "This Way Up", alumni of LA Shorts Fest ’08 received an Oscar nominee in the animation category.

For media and red carpet coverage:
Contact Laurent Boye
+1-310-220-7239
 
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