DAILY ROUNDUPS

March is full of film festivals, acting classes, and exciting movie releases! We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below.

 

Film Festivals: 

 

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The San Diego Natural History Museum

March 3-8, 2020, San Diego

The 2020 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, touring to more than 40 countries worldwide will present over 25 films all created and developed by adventurers, photographers, and filmmakers from across the globe. Some topics may include nature, environment, sports and more. 

 

Cinequest Film Festival

San Jose / Silicon Valley Film Festival 

March 3-15, 2020, San Jose

Cinequest, first founded in 1990, will be hosting its annual Silicon Valley festival throughout select dates in March. The festival will feature 950 presenting artists and innovators and 50+ special events, parties and creative experiences will be available to festival attendees. Categories for filmmakers include; Trending Films, Spotlight Films, Silent Cinema, and more, while there are additional experiences for creatives to attend at Cinequest. 

 

Sundial Film Festival 

March 7, 2020, Redding

The 12th Annual Sundial Film Festival is a one-day festival, run by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding. All submissions for the festival are required to be 20 minutes or under and must be either a Narrative, Documentary or Animation film. Winning categories include Best One Minute, Best Documentary, Best of Festival and more. Check out this link for more information on tickets for both the Afternoon and Evening shows. 

 

First Glance Film Festival 

Laemmle, North Hollywood

March 12-15, 2020, Los Angeles

The 20th Edition Los Angeles First Glance Film Festival will take place in March at Laemmle North Hollywood. First Glance is one of the countries top independent film festivals, taking place in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles since 1996. Numerous categories are included from Best Director, Best Editing to Best Web Series Director. Sponsors include RedGiant, Media Services, Acting Studios, Gorilla and Storyblocks Audio. A list of the official selections is available online.

 

International Ocean Film Festival 

2 Locations; Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center and Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael

March 12-15, 2020, Multiple Locations

The International Ocean Film Festival has a clear and focused mission; save oceans one film at a time. The festival, taking place since 2004, honors story-telling that focuses on conservation and awareness to protect our world’s oceans. The 17th annual festival will take place in San Francisco at both the Cowell Theatre and the Smith Rafael Film Center. More details on the schedule can be found here

 

Latino Film Festival 

2 Locations; AMC Fashion Valley and Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego 

March 12-22, 2020, San Diego

The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), honoring Latino films for the last 26 years, will take place at AMC Fashion Valley and Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego March 12th-22nd. The SDLFF is presented and produced by Media Arts Center San Diego. Since the festival began, over 300,000 attendees have been present and over 3,000 films have been shared with festival go-ers. 

 

No Man’s Land Film Festival

The Point, San Diego 

March 13, 2020, San Diego

The Colorado-based festival, celebrating women in film for adventure and sport, will be making its way to San Diego for a one-day festival on Friday, March 13th, to honor Women’s History Month. This one-night special will include a night of incredible climbing films by women, about women and admission is $20 per guest. 

 

Earth Day Film Festival 

Multiple Locations; Pageant Theatre, Idea Fab Labs Chico, and Gateway Science Museum

March 13-19, 2020, Chico

This year’s festival will take place on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and will provide a selection of films across 41 different countries. Alongside honoring films that relate to conservation, activism, and human connectivity, there will also be a VR Experience, hosted by the University of the Pacific Media X. Please see this link to find out more information on the official 2020 selections and tickets are available here

 

SLO Film Festival 

HQ at Hotel SLO 

March 17-22, 2020, San Louis Obispo

The SLO Film Festival first started in 1993 featuring 32 films over a week-long period. Today, the 26th annual festival features an array of films including 10 narrative features, 20 documentaries, 22 shorts, and 10 documentary shorts. They offer a worldwide film competition annually and allow filmmakers to submit their films of all genres and lengths to numerous categories, some of which include cash prizes.

 

Westflix 

ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood

March 20-21, 2020, Los Angeles

The WestFlix festival, sponsored by Technicolor and DeLuxe and Arc Light, is a showcase of California’s best teen films. The festival first started in 2004 as a one-day event and in 2011, they launched a new event to follow the day after screening, which involved workshops and conversations for those who participated and attended the festival. 

 

ReelAbilities Film Festival 

Over 20 locations throughout the NYC Metropolitan area, Long Island, and Westchester

March 31-April 6, 2020, New York City

Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area. In 2010, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York expanded into an international program, presenting its one-of-a-kind programming in cities throughout the United States, Canada, and South America.

 

 

Movie Premieres: 

 

The Way Back

March 6, 2020

A former HS basketball phenom, struggling with alcoholism, is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. As the team starts to win, he may have a reason to confront his old demons. But will it be enough to set him on the road to redemption?

 

Onward

March 6, 2020 

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.

 

Godzilla vs. Kong

March 13, 2020 

As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches to see which one of them will become King of the Monsters.

 

The Climb 

March 20, 2020 (USA Release) 

A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years.

 

The Banker

March 20, 2020

In the 1960s two African-American entrepreneurs hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

 

I Still Believe 

March 20, 2020 

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

 

A Quiet Place Part II

March 20, 2020 

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

 

Mulan 

March 27, 2020 

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan.’

 

 

Workshops: 

 

Gallim Movement for Actors

March 2-6, 2020, Brooklyn, NYC 

This is a 5-day workshop taking place in Brooklyn where actors can learn and develop their tools for movement creativity and specifically hone in on Miller’s research on essential keys to what can only be accessed through movement. The class will include skill building, choreographic studies and phrase work. The class is being led by Artistic Director, Andrea Miller. 

 

Q&A Sides w/ Reader One on One – Melissa Bormann, CESD

March 5, 2020, Los Angeles

This Q&A will feature Melissa Bormann, a Talent Agent at CESD Talent Agency. Registered talent for the event will be required to provide a 2-3 page Film/TV scene that showcases the actors’ strengths. The talent will act out the scene alongside a reader and will be provided feedback. A great workshop to attend! 

 

On-Camera Commercial Intensive with Liz Lewis Casting

March 13, 2020, Los Angeles

A great workshop to attend with Liz Lewis, owner/head of Liz Lewis Casting. Liz Lewis will walk the registered talent through the audition process and what happens before an audition begins. She will provide insight on how to improve your on-camera skills and the class will be expected to perform a commercial copy and be given direct constructive feedback. Not one to miss!

 

Talent Agency Contracts at SAG AFTRA

March 24, 2020, Los Angeles

Learn more about Talent Agency contracts directly with the SAG AFTRA Foundation. On March 24th, you will be informed/reminded of your rights as a performer before you sign a contract in the future. The seminar is run by SAG-AFTRA’s professional representatives department and the session will be both educational and informative. 

 

Catherine Stroud Casting Workshop

March 7, 2020, Los Angeles

Casting Director, Catherine Stroud is holding a workshop for 18 and Under talent in Los Angeles. Talent registered for the event will learn the basic rules of comedy and comedic acting along with strong techniques to incorporate in future auditions. This is not a class to miss! 

 

 

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