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UCLAxFilmFest 2020 is going virtual!

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August 14, 2020 - August 16, 2020


August 14th, 15th, and 16th

Fri, Aug 14, 2020, 5:00 PM –

Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 12:30 AM PDT



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The 5th annual UCLAxFilmFest showcases the best short films by current and former students in the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies program. We are excited to celebrate with our local and international film community and to share the achievements of our talented students. Check out this year’s film festival trailer here: https://youtu.be/pfRDPMMKUog

Tickets for this virtual event are free and open to the public. Access is exclusive to ticket holders. Get your tickets today on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uclaxfilmfest-2020-tickets-111984590926


The Films (in alphabetical order*):

Chatter – Written & Directed by Natasha Lewin

DakotaChrome – Written, Directed & Produced by D.J. Haye

Dispel – Written & Directed by Kylie Eaton

Face Your Fears – Written, Directed & Produced by Neil Stevens

Idda – Written, Directed & Produced by Salvatore Sclafani; Written & Produced by Paola Piccioli

Jeremy – Written & Directed by Enrique Rico Diaz; Produced by Enrique Rico Diaz, Cori Diaz & Josh Barsell

Miranda of Mind – Written & Directed by Bianca Ahonor; Produced by Noemie Sornet

Pao – Written, Directed & Produced by Molvatu Sae-Ue

Spooning – Written & Produced by Julia Lederer; Directed & Produced by Rebecca Applebaum

Still Trying – Written & Directed by Nicole N. Nequinto

The Birth of Valerie Venus – Written & Directed by Sarah Clift; Produced by Serena Armitage & Pietro Greppi

The Land of Dry Bones – Written & Directed by Darrell Lake; Produced by Darrell Lake, Joseph Harold, Joel Harold, Matt Hill & Jonatas DA Silva

The Scarf – Written & Directed Danda Russo; Directed by Luciana Battistini; Produced by Rosalia Brenner

Tinseltown – Written, Directed & Produced by Daniel Ongko

US|MX – Written & Directed by Joseph O Hooten

With Love, Ivana – Written & Directed by Cesar Cacho Quijada


UCLAxFilmFest 2020 Schedule: 

Friday, August 14th: 

5:00pm: Opening Ceremony

Following the opening Ceremony, all films will be available to view at your leisure throughout the weekend. 


Saturday, August 15th: 

1:00pm: Industry Panel

Leverage Your Film Festival Experience to Launch Your Career

Moderated by Kim Adelman with Panelists:

Dallas King

David Martin-Porras

Aleix Massot

Liliana Rodriguez

Fernando Scarpa 

Faith Strongheart


Sunday, August 16th:

1:00pm Industry Panel

Independent Filmmaking Today

Moderated by Kim Adelman with Panelists:

Jordan Horowitz

Jeanette Volturno

Mynette Louie

Greta Fuentes


Award Ceremony immediately following the Panel

Note: Moderator, panelists, and additional panels to be announced

** Additional information, registration & updates available at https://entertainment.uclaextension.edu/uclaxfilmfest/**