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5th Annual DV FILM FESTIVAL, Sponsored by Avid and Panasonic, Announces Festival Screening Selections

By Steven Wright-Mark, CMP Media's Digital Video Group
Nov 23, 2004, 10:07

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Event Returns to Los Angeles From December 7 - 10, As Part of Digital Video Expo West

San Francisco, CA -- CMP Media's Digital Video Group today announced the selection of digital films to be screened at its 5th Annual DV Film Festival in Los Angeles. Being held in the Beaudry Theater at the Los Angeles Center Studios, the DV Film Festival will run from Tuesday, December 7th through Thursday, December 9th, culminating with the Closing Night Gala at the Los Angeles Center Studio's Flix Cafe on Friday, December 10th.

Sponsored by Avid and Panasonic, the DV Film Festival's mission is to celebrate and support emerging independent filmmakers using digital video and high-definition to achieve their artistic visions and creative dreams. The Festival has built a reputation of showcasing digital films with intriguing subject matters, robust scripts, and foresights that push the digital envelope. Each night includes a distinct collection of short films followed by one feature film screening.

"The quality of work being produced in digital video by these gifted directors is truly remarkable," said Dave Kapoor, Festival Director, "and as we received more than double the number of submissions from last year's event, we were faced with a difficult selection process. Despite that, we've narrowed the field to three feature films and sixteen short subjects that we believe represent the best of the best."

The 2004 DV Film Festival will screen its selections on the following schedule:

Tuesday, December 7
Shorts Program:
Cat Food & Bean Dip, by Eric Hyland and Dusty Culbertson
Dark. Bright. Red, by Danann Breathnach
Detective Q, by Norihiro Koizumi
Guard Dogs, by Vincent Duvall
Gamers Circle, by Matthew Chung
Pony Under A Painted Sky, by Bill Hallinan

Feature Screening: WORLD PREMIERE
Charlie White, directed by Samuel P. Abrahams, produced by Maya Datau

Wednesday, December 8
Ocean Front Property, produced and directed by Joe Scott

Shorts Program:
Spacer, by Guy Roland
Replaced, by Sean Carter
Taubman Sucks, by Theo Lipfert
Mindgame, by Jamie Neese
Glorious, by Ryan Lewis

Thursday, December 9
Shorts Program: The Netherbeast, by Dean Ronalds
The Lottery, by Andreas von Scheele
How To Ace An Intervention, by Ned Farr
Alice, by Garth Davis
Limb From Limb, by Eric MacIver

Feature Screening: WORLD PREMIERE
Not Quite Right, directed by Philip Schaff, produced by Corey Schaffer

During the Closing Night Gala, the Best Feature recipient will receive a DVX100A camera from Panasonic, and the Best Short winner will receive a prize package from Avid.

"Independent filmmaking is one of the key drivers in the digital video industry," said Colin Zink, Show Director, "and we're proud to provide this showcase for emerging talent at Digital Video Expo West."

Screenings begin promptly each evening at 7:30 P.M., with tickets priced at $10 per night, or $25 for entry to all three screenings. Closing Night Gala tickets are also available for $20 each. Please visit for additional festival information.

Focusing on HD, audio, broadcasting, business practices, digital photography, extreme video, independent filmmaking, lighting, visual effects, video, and more, Digital Video Expo West will run at the Los Angeles Convention Center from December 5 - 10.

The 8th annual event is returning to Los Angeles to provide up-to-the-minute information on cutting-edge tools, techniques and technologies to the professional digital video community.

About CMP Media's Digital Video Group

CMP Media's Digital Video Group has been on the forefront of the digital video explosion by providing information to professional users, since its inception. Digital Video Expo West will leverage other Digital Video Media Group resources, including Digital Video Expo East, DV Magazine, Xtreme Video Magazine, and, for its experience and leadership position in the professional video industry. The mission of the Digital Video Group is to inspire and empower creative professionals with the industry's most comprehensive source of tools and technologies through event, online, and print channels.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( ) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers, and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing, and consulting.

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