August Sun Film & TV Fest Kicks Off August 27

Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature Drama, Best Feature Comedy,Best Feature Documentary,Best Animated Feature, Best Screenplay Drama, Best Screenplay Comedy, Best TV Pilot Drama, Best TV Pilot Comedy, Best TV Pilot Script Drama, Best TV Pilot script Comedy, Best Short Film Drama, Best Short Film Comedy, and Best Short Film Animation.

There will also be seminars with top industry professionals and a black-tie gala in Los Angeles.

One script will be chosen for a production deal.

About the August Sun Film & Television Festival
The August Sun Film Festival was created to give a new voice to emerging and established filmmakers, screenwriters, and television artists. It will be a week long celebration during the first week in August in Los Angeles every year. The festival strives to bring together local, national and international artists, and Industry Executives, by promoting the world's most artistic and creative independent works. There will be an opening night party, socials after screenings each night, and a Black-Tie closing night party where winners will receive their awards. A Grand Peace Award will be given to a creative work that promotes World Peace.

Read about us on the Jewish Journal.

Our Goal
The festival's goal is to encourage and support the work of emerging artists in film and television. Numerous awards will be given in Feature and short films, Screenplays, television pilots, and television scripts. Please see awards list. One script per festival will be given a production deal. We also strive to bridge the gap between writer and producer, producer and distributor, and bring together artist and Executive in a comfortable atmosphere. We will also hold seminars with top industry executives to help all participants find new ways to move their careers to the next level.

Our goal is that every writer will find a production deal, and every producer will find a distribution deal. Pretty lofty goals, of course, but we aim to help the artist and executive on their journey towards fulfilling their industry goals.

Alon Barr(AFI grad, screenwriter,filmmaker)
Alfred Hopton (publicist)
John Passarini (screenwriter/filmmaker/ script coverage for mini-studio and talent agencies)
Robin Reinhardt (tv exec.)
Nancy Sexton (screenwriter/italian pop star)
John Stecenko (director/dp)
Rob Shapiro (actor/surgeon)

Black Tie Gala (black-tie optional) 6p-12pm
The People's Party Band will perform: myspace.com/thepeoplesparty There will be an award ceremony at 8pm. Dancing til midnight.
Hors d'oeuvres, will be served. Full Cash bar available.
Sinigual Restaurant
9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills,
CA 90210,

Valet parking $6, and public parking 1 blk north on Camden

Submissions accepted April 20-June 20, with a late deadline of August 8. Entrance fee is $30, and the late entrance fee is $45.

Download the entry form here or submit through Withoutabox.

For Questions, Volunteers, Sponsors, Industry Execs, Potential Jury members
contact: RLocke@augustsunproductions.com