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12:00 am January 1st 1970

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Indie Cinema Series is accepting film submissions for its 2013 festival. To submit, please go to Withoutabox or to www.indiecinemaseries.com. Submissions will be accepted year-round leading up to the event. To purchase tickets for the event, please go to the Indie Cinema Series website.

ICS breaks down barriers between filmmakers and the industry in order to cultivate filmmaking talent of tomorrow. To kick things off, guests will be able to indulge in the usual exquisite catering services while networking during the first half hour of the event. This time allows for filmmakers to directly connect with panelists to receive feedback on their films and guidance for their careers.

The 2012 event held on April 1st proved to be a success reaching capacity at The Downtown Independent Theatre. The Best of the Fest Award went to the film, Donor, directed by Mark Gantt. ICS was proud to award its first Best of the Fest Student Award to Hetero, directed by Ruhi Bhalla of Santa Monica High School.

The next ICS event will take place at 3:00-7:00pm on March 3rd, 2013 and is sure to bring more talented filmmakers and industry guests. Panelists will include director Graeme Clifford, who is known for his work directing Frances, The Last Don, and Gleaming the Cube. With other industry guests already being added to the list, this is sure to be another successful ICS event for filmmakers, panelists, and guests.

This festival screens short projects only, 35 minutes in length or less.  Projects from around the globe are welcome but they must contain subtitles if they are not in English.  Beyond that the sky is the limit.  We welcome all short form storytelling including dramas, comedies, music videos, webisodes, commercials and experimental projects.

Submission fee is $40.00 by mail or through our website indiecinemaseries.com. You can save $5.00 by submitting through withoutabox.com. We accept both check and credit card.  Mailed payments, DVDs and other materials should be sent to the following address:

Indie Cinema Series

1421 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA  90012

We are happy to field any questions you may have.  We can be contacted at 424-835-0144 or info@indiecinemaseries.com.  If you wish to unsubscribe, email us back to let us know.

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

Blogosphere buzz surrounding Indie Cinema Series heats up as ActorsE Chat Show, appearing on ActorsEntertainment.com and on Youtube, interviews ICS Co-hosts Chris Dupré and Luis Robledo live at 10:00 a.m. , February 1, 2012. Dupré and Robledo will preview the latest on the upcoming ICS, its films and its panelists.

Indie Cinema Series is currently accepting submissions for the next fest coming up April 1, 2012.  Chosen films will screen at The Downtown Independent Theater located at 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.  The screenings will be preceded by a cocktail meet and greet starting at 6:30.  Tickets are currently available through the ICS Website, indiecinemaseries.com and cost $5.00 plus Eventbright fees.

ActorsE Chat is a live chat show on Actors Entertainment, a site on the Actors Podcast Network, 
a Pepper Jay Production.

 

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

INDIE CINEMA SERIES GEARS UP ITS FIRST FESTIVAL OF 2012

Fresh Off Their Sold Out Event in September, ICS Kicks Off the New Year with a New Location and New Panelists

January 3, 2012–”…ICS is a great place to showcase your work because it brings a big diverse group of creative people involved to watch and showcase… You can make connections and meet different people.” -Kevin Tancharoen, director of Fame and ICS panelist.

 

April 2012 brings Indie Cinema Series to an exciting new home: The Downtown Independent Theatre. Known for its appeal to the independent filmmaker, the Downtown Independent Theatre boasts a large theatre seating area, an expansive lobby for guests and a rooftop lounge with a view.

 

The next ICS event is as follows:

  Sunday, April 1st, 2012 6:30pm

Downtown Independent Theatre

251 S Main St  Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 617-1033

 

The next ICS event will also start a half hour earlier at 6:30. Guests will be treated with the usual, delectable fare from Teresa Robledo and Komeme Vegan Catering while enjoying the best in short films from around the globe. Industry guests include Michael Tenzer (MTV Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs and former Senior VP at ICM), and David Tenzer (talent agent, entertainment lawyer, business consultant and former packaging agent for CAA). A third industry panelist will join the roster by the end of this month.

 

The 2nd Indie Cinema Series event held in September 2011 was no less exciting than the first. The 5000 sq foot location at True Vision Entertainment Studios held a sold out crowd on September 25th where filmmakers mingled with invited industry panelists, guests and other filmmakers.

 

With one year under its belt, ICS plans to expand on the success it saw in 2011 with better films, more opportunities to network and overall growth for all involved.

 

ICS is currently accepting submissions for the March event so submit your film now. To submit, please go to Withoutabox or to www.indiecinemaseries.com. To purchase tickets for the event, please go to the Indie Cinema Series website.

 

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

Audiences are raving about ICS!

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

Sunday’s Indie Cinema Series brought together filmmakers, entertainment enthusiasts and industry vets for a night of great food, great company and even greater films.  Congratulations to “Piece” by Marcus Nash for bringing home “Best of the Fest” honors.  See you all back for ICS, March 25, 2012!  Here is a list of the films in the order in which they screened:

“Delusion” by Mark Marchillo

“The Mountain” by Terje Sorgjerd

“One more Time” by Jesse Grce

“Pepper” by Kim Noonan

“Piece” by Marcus Nash

“Hard to Love” by Anne Norda

“Chase, in Prose” by Bryan Jones

“Crush” by Matthew Brown

“Sleeping With Frank” by Lily Baldwin

“Trippin’ ” by Alex Magno

“Honk if You Miss Randy Todd” by Joshua J. Smith

 

 

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

Come see L.A.’s newest independent shorts festival that everyone is raving about! Indie Cinema Series is committed to creating a global network for film makers, linking them with their peers and celebrity panelists to establish a forum for discussion, creativity and innovation within the art of film making.

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

We just added 40 more tickets — get ‘em while they’re hot!

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

It’s official!  Indie Cinema Series September 25, 2011 is SOLD OUT!!!  Looking forward to a night of great films and stimulating discussion.  See you all there!

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

The next Indie Cinema Series Film Festival is almost here!  If you already reserved tickets for the June 26th event, your tickets will still be honored!  If you haven’t reserved your free tickets yet, what are you waiting for?  Come see L.A.’s newest independent shorts festival that everyone is raving about!

Indie Cinema Series is committed to creating a global network for film makers, linking them with their peers and celebrity panelists to establish a forum for discussion, creativity and innovation within the art of film making.

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12:00 am January 1st 1970

FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS FILM STUDENTS A CHANCE TO MENTOR WITH AWARD WINNING DIRECTORS
Best Student Film Award offers students a mentorship with ICS founders

Los Angeles, CA –August 2, 2011-In an effort to create more opportunities for student filmmakers, the Best Student Film category has been added to Indie Cinema Series. The student film that takes home the Best Student Film Award will have the opportunity to mentor with one of the three production companies heading the event.

“The Indie Cinema Series basically takes the principles of a regular film festival and combines them with meaningful notes from well known actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters, who serve on the guest panel. As filmmakers, we submit to many film festivals, yet are never given notes on our work. ICS provides filmmakers with an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t in their projects. By creating an environment where filmmakers can grow their craft, we encourage a community of elevated art through film.”-Marisilda Garcia

Panelists at the September 25th event include, independent producer and studio executive, Andreas Olavarria; distribution consultant and producer, Sheldon Brigman; and Kevin Tancharoen, director of the 2009 remake of Fame.

Filmmakers can register by calling 424.835.0144, on our website at www.indiecinemaseries.com, or
www.withoutabox.com. Registration is $40.  Registration for students is $30.00. Accepted films will be notified in late August. Entry into the evening is free and includes appetizers, red carpet and media.

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