A New Sundance™ is Growing In Hollywood

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Located in the “Heart of Hollywood” filmmakers are rallying their support for the FAIF International Film Festival as becoming the new Sundance™ of the 21st century truly dedicated to the Independent spirit and filmmaker.

On October 5th, the 2nd Annual FAIF International Film Festival will open with the highly anticipated Filmmaker’s Reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Universal City Hilton Hotel & Towers. The 2006 FAIF International Film Festival (FAIF) is a 10-day multi venue event which takes place October 5th through the 14th with screenings at the world famous Mann’s Chinese 6 theaters October 6th-12th and ending with the spectacular star studded FAIF Awards Show Saturday October 14th at 7:00 PM again in the Grand Ballroom of the Universal City Hilton Hotel & Towers. All screenings and events are open to the public.

The record-breaking number of film submissions participating in this year’s festival has far surpassed expectations. The festival will screen over 200 local, national and international films in almost every genre. In just two short years filmmakers from around the world have realized the value and tremendous opportunities the festival offers through networking and attending industry representatives, including studio distribution executives from the major motion picture studios in Los Angeles.

The star-studded FAIF Awards Show gives participants the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals, executives, distributors and fellow filmmaker’s. Past celebrity participants and industry personalities have included Beverly Garland, Ray Wise, Sonya Smith, Cassandra Creech, Juliette Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis, Steven Gilborn, Page Ostrow and others. The coveted FAIF “Sid Grauman Lifetime Achievement Award”, named after Sid Grauman, designer of Grauman’s Chinese, will be presented during the Awards Show with the tentative guest presenter being Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The FAIF Film Festival is an annual event of the non-profit FAIF (Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Films) dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of the motion picture through the presentation of the annual ten day multi-venue festival in which independent films submitted by filmmakers throughout the world are publicly exhibited at the Mann Chinese 6 Theaters, in Hollywood, California.

2006 FAIF International Film Festival passes are available for purchase online at http://www.MagicalFilmFest.com.

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