LA Skate Film Fest News and Notes

By: | Friday, May 28, 2010 //

Advancing the Skate Filmmaking Industry:
L.A. Skate Film Festival establishes Academy, Announces New Partners & Last Call for Submissions

Since the announcement of its debut in the city of Los Angeles back in April, The L.A. Skate Film Festival has been undergoing through a great deal of developments that foresee a bright future for the organization.
To make it the best and most legit event of its kind in the history of skateboarding, the Festival’s executive directors have created The Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers (ASF), becoming the industry’s first and only organization to represent the skateboard filmmaking community. So far, ASF has proudly gathered the following members: Stacy Peralta, CR Stecyk III, J. Grant Brittain, Greg Hunt, Ed Templeton, Ricky Bedenbaugh, Bryce Kanights, Jamie Thomas, Mike Manzoori, Fred “French Fred” Mortagne and recent newest additions, Ty Evans and Geoff Rowley.
ASF’s objectives are to advance and promote the art of filmmaking within the skateboarding industry. Its members will nominate the films and select the judges amongst other creative tasks.
Being that we are 2 Weeks out from the end of the submission process, The L.A. Skate Film Festival is calling all Filmmakers to submit their work before June 9, 2010. So far, this 1st year’s event has been gathering some of the best films from all around the world and wants to dig out the latest gold nuggets out there.
Screenings will be held at the:
Downtown Independent, Downtown Los Angeles
August 31st and September 1st, 2010
7pm-11pm (2 showings, each one presenting 3-4 films)
Only Nominees will be featured.

The Awards Ceremony will be on September 2, 2010 in Hollywood

For the unlucky ones who can’t make it to the event, check out all the action on FUEL TV, a Key sponsor of the LASFF.
The L.A. Skate Film Festival also welcomes its newest partners: Woodward Digital Camp, ASR/Crossroads, Barefoot Wine and Pyramid beer as its official partners, with more to come.

Filmmakers can compete in one or more of the following categories:
Best US Films
Best International Film
Best Independent Film
Best Documentary
Best Skate Shop Film
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Best Skate Commercial
Best Classic (Not open to the public)

About The L.A. Skate Film Festival:
The LASFF is the 1st International skateboard film festival ever produced in Los Angeles. For the first time, a festival is here to celebrate & foster not only the underground and ever growing skateboard culture, but also the medium that contributed to elevate skateboarding from a radical pastime to a lifestyle and then to an art form – the film and the videos.

The L.A. Skate Film Festival is the event the skateboard world has been waiting for. It will showcase a unique selection of the best skateboard movies since 2009, made by the widest range of filmmakers from around the world.

In 1966, Nick Black’s short movie “Skate Dater” took a stand by winning the Golden Palm award for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Now more than 40 years later, the L.A. Skate Film Festival aims to put skateboard cinematography back where it deserves to be, not as a part of an “action sports” event, but standing on its own under the spotlight of the true geniuses, who have produced some of the best footage to this date.

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