Having recently arrived on Hollywood Blvd. this year at the 2016 HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, Media Inc Magazine joined forces as the exclusive media partner with one of the world’s top international film short festivals to help provide additional press coverage and PR support for the thousands of filmmakers attending the event. Each year, over 3000 submissions from all continents around the globe position their creative works in hopes to be one of the 400 featured film shorts selected to be presented at the famous TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, CA.
“We were honored and privileged this year to provide an additional component to the filmmakers experience at Hollyshorts.”, said Editor In Chief SCOTT A. CAPESTANY. “With our recent expansion of our print publication footprint and explosive online engagement, we are eager to offer new and engaging PRESS and PR opportunities for the vast growing number of Film Festivals combined with their Indie Filmmakers around the world and help them understand the importance and dynamics of working with the press and using them as a valuable asset in promoting both their festival and positioning their filmmakers projects for effective and engaging press coverage.”
“With the growing number of independent films on an explosive rise, there now seems to be a growing educational need among filmmakers and festival directors artists that could enhance their presentations at new levels through legitimate media outlet coverage and partnerships.”, Said Capestany. “What allows us to stand above as a publication in a sea of massive content to cover as journalists, is that our writers and contributors all connect and engage directly with the filmmakers and festivals leadership in helping them interface the importance of connecting with industry decision makers using the PRESS as the main conduit. Which ultimately allows artists and festivals to grow their pallet of future creative projects, events and showcases.”
The magazine also held their first official LA kickoff event at the HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT where industry pros and filmmakers got a chance to network and enjoy a night of music, food and spirits.
HOLLYSHORTS 2016 – Women In Film
As part of MI’s Women In Film expanded coverage among our publications platforms, a handful of impressive and empowering screenings rose to the top that were created and produced by Women. Media Inc Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with these rapidly emerging Award Winning filmmakers and shared with us about their films.
Trailblazing the way for Women in Film (LA); writer, producer, director, KAT GREEN presented her recent film THE BIG SWIM who’s empowering story explores the enriching and enduring strength of a cancer survivor. As an active participant of local cancer awareness events, Green’s insight brings a powerful and passionate compliment to her story. “I’m so honored to have worked with a cast and crew who’s extraordinary efforts in supporting my story, supported both our
creative ambitions, and offered crew platforms for women in film.” Complimenting Green’s endeavor included her dear friend JARED
DAY as casting director. Day’s work on network television’s NCIS: New Orleans and his love for helping fellow actors, brought to the production a unique asset, to compliment Green’s vision. One of the most impressive elements of her film involved shooting the entire production on location in Mexico with an elaborate array of moving parts. “One of the biggest blessings of this production was bringing on producer MEGAN WOEPPLE to help facilitate things”, Said Green. “We really were lucky finding her, especially considering she came on board quite late in the game”. Woepple provided the kind of leadership and moxy that helped bond the team back together after many cast and crew selections had to be re-examined with scheduling conflicts well into pre-production. Green further acknowledged that her arrival truly enhanced the productions logistical requirements exponentially. Kat Green on Twitter. Megan Woeppel on Twitter and Jared day on Twitter
Anther quite extrodinary film by examined the complexities of the fear merged with courage surrounding autism. The film HUX fosters a unique
perspective on the multidimensional
understanding of autism, presented by award winning writer, producer, director, editor and lead actress MAGEINA TOVAH. “I’m in hopes our film presents the journey and exploration of strength required for an individual to persevere and remain strong”. Follow Mageina on Twitter.
Among the WA State film block of films screened this year came a captivating romantic comedy, ACROSS THE POND,
created by award nominated Australian / British national RENÉE BOURKE and Actor/Host/Musician PARIS DYLAN. Their story explores the dynamics of love
and the challenges of distance and career. She takes us through the
relationship of a struggling fashion designer from London EMILY, who meets the lost soul musician, NICK (Dylan). Together, they find quite a magical and impressive way to bridge the gap across the pond. Follow Renée on Instagram and Follow Paris on Twitter
The film took over a year to piece together which allowed for Dylan and Bourke to fullfill their dreams of working from all creatives angles on their first film as Producers, Writers and Actors. Be sure to follow all the annual events this on TW/FB/IG: @Hollyshorts. HOLLYSHORTS will continue their screenings throughout the year in special monthly showcases.