2016 Santa Monica International Film Festival (#SMFF) Returns to the Aero Theater Saturday July 23

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11th Santa Monica International Film Festival (#SMFF) free screenings and events this Saturday at the Aero Theater

The 11th edition of Santa Monica International Film Festival (#SMFF) returns to Aero Theater this Saturday July 23rd. SMFF is best known for screening new, inventive and engaging films in competition, curated by distinguished filmmakers and juried by the audience. Free advanced festival tickets are available now at the festival website SMFF.org.

The 2016 SMFF kicks off at 12 noon this Saturday with the Filmmaker Networking Lunch and Production Legal Symposium hosted by Wolk & Levine, LLP. Film screenings with filmmaker Q&As are scheduled to begin at 1PM thru 9PM. The Festival wraps up in style with the SMFF Awards Presentation and Cocktail Party at 9PM.

SPONSORS:
Santa Monica Film Festival is a non-profit event made possible by the generous support of our sponsors including:

Final Draft
Stella Artois
ECHO
Wolk & Levine, LLP
FotoKem
Variety 411

#TWEET YOUR VOTE (@smfilmfestival):
Vote for your favorite festival film and help decide the Audience Choice Awards for 2016 SMFF. To vote, simply Tweet the hashtag: #SMFF plus the “title of film” you want to vote for. See festival website for voting rules. For more info, follow @smfilmfestival on Twitter.

SMFF AWARDS & COCKTAIL RECEPTION (9PM):
The SMFF Awards and Cocktail reception will take place at the Aero Theater at 9PM on Sat. July 23 featuring food trucks, complimentary beer and wine with DJ music provided by DJ Jacques. Come enjoy the films and stay to party with the award winners.

FREE TICKETS:
RSVP for free advanced tickets to all screenings and events at the festival website SMFF.org.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT SMC FILM PROGRAM:
Tickets for the event may be purchased for ($10 - $30) through EventBright. A portion of the proceeds benefit Animal Rescue and the SMC Film Production Program.

For more information including films, trailers and event schedule go to the festival website at http://www.smff.org

2016 SMFF “OFFICIAL SELECTIONS”:

Alex & Sylvia
Around The World In 80 Days
Beyond Doubt
Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams)
Coffee Virgin
Cora
February
Found
Goldilocks
Hungry
It's Perfect Here
Like A Rolling Stone
Move Me
Oct 23rd
One Smart Fellow
Roksana
Sons of Guns
The Lake
The Life & Zen of a Bike W...
The Love Effect
ZAAR

SMFF AWARD NOMINEE LIST:

SMFF is proud to announce the nominees competing in the 2016 festival.

GRAND JURY PRIZE

  •     ZAAR
  •     The Love Effect
  •     Sons of Guns
  •     One Smart Fellow

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  •     Adian Bristow, Move Me
  •     Timothy Busfield, One Smart Fellow
  •     Tyler Atkins, The Love Effect
  •     Kavih Kavian, ZAAR

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  •     Latarsha Rose, Cora
  •     Amanda Wyss, Oct 23rd
  •     Melissa Gilbert, One Smart Fellow
  •     Tess Harrison, It’s Perfect Here
  •     Catherine Parker, Move Me

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  •     Keith L. Williams, Cora
  •     Jack Stauffer, Sons of Guns
  •     Justin Phillip, Beyond Doubt

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  •     Belle Shouse, One Smart Fellow
  •     Laura Innes, One Smart Fellow
  •     Tanya Alexander, Beyond Doubt

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  •     The Lake
  •     The Love Effect
  •     Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams)
  •     ZAAR

SOUND EDITING

  •     ZAAR
  •     Like A Rolling Stone
  •     Oct 23rd

DIRECTING

  •     Oct 23
  •     One Smart Fellow
  •     The Love Effect
  •     ZAAR

COSTUME DESIGN

  •     Goldilocks
  •     Move Me
  •     Sons of Guns
  •     Cora

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  •     The Life & Zen of a Biker Wolfman
  •     Sons of Guns
  •     Move Me
  •     Cora

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

  •     Cora
  •     Like A Rolling Stone
  •     The Life & Zen of a Biker Wolfman
  •     ZAAR

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  •     Goldilocks
  •     Beyond Doubt
  •     ZAAR
  •     Cora

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

  •     One Smart Fellow
  •     ZAAR
  •     Beyond Doubt
  •     Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams)
  •     The Love Effect

BEST COMEDY SHORT

  •     Hungry
  •     Coffee Virgin
  •     Sons of Guns
  •     Roksana

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

  •     All Films In Competition (decided by audience via Twitter)

Complete film and event descriptions, posters and screening schedule are available at the festival website (smff.org). “Like” the festival on facebook for daily updates on screenings and events.

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