Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Festival Extends Call for Papers to May 25, 2016

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Co-sponsored by The California Endowment, international festival showcases diversity in entertainment and digital media.

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Celebrating diversity, Long Beach Indie creates a dialogue between scholars, communities, and the entertainment industry.

The Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival is looking for scholars, musicians, filmmakers, archivists, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art and intellect to its 3rd Film, Media and Music Conference in scenic Long Beach, California, this Labor Day Weekend.


Co-sponsored by The California Endowment and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, in past years Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Latin Grammy, Emmy, ALMA, BET, and NAACP Image Award winners and nominees have joined international scholars from some of the world’s top universities as presenters and commentators.

Long Beach Indie includes three components: the LBI International Film Festival, the LBI Film, Media and Music Conference, and the LBI College and Career Fair.

“At Long Beach Indie we celebrate content and content creators, create a forum for dialogue between the entertainment industry and scholars, and expose youth to the myriad of career possibilities in arts and entertainment,” says founder and director Dr. Daniel E. Walker.

Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, the Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, the Renaissance Hotel Long Beach, and the Long Beach Hilton, presenters enjoy world premiere film screenings, forums, music showcases, panels, concerts, parties, and miles of beautiful beaches and picturesque harbors.


Long Beach Indie welcomes individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, music, television, mass communication, digital media, convergence, or the entertainment industry broadly defined.

LBI is also issuing a special call for papers interrogating or celebrating the themes: “Gender, Race, and the Entertainment Industry” and “Young Men of Color in Film, Media, and Music.”

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract, plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.

Panels should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the specific titles of each individual paper and the professional credentials/affiliations of chair, presenters, and discussant/commentator.

The final deadline for submissions is May 25, 2016.

To submit abstracts go to http://www.longbeachindie.hollywoodpost.com. For more information e-mail info(at)longbeachindie(dot)com.

ABOUT LONG BEACH INDIE (http://www.longbeachindie.hollywoodpost.com)

Celebrating global diversity, Long Beach Indie is a five-day film, media, and music festival hosted by Perfect Works and the BLU Educational Foundation. Since its inception in 2014, LBI has screened more than 250 films from 50+ countries, drawn over 4000 attendees and its 2014 winner for Best Animated Short (The Dam Keeper) was nominated for an Academy Award. Long Beach Indie is co-sponsored by The California Endowment, KJAZZ Radio, the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, HollywoodPost.com, the Believe Foundation, and Café Sevilla Restaurants.

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