October 17, 2019 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

The Broad Humor Film Festival

 The Broad Humor Film Festival fifth anniversary event takes place the weekend of June 11-13, 2010 at the Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center in Venice.

The phenomenal range of subjects and styles of films in this year’s festival blows out of the water any idea that women’s films fit into one niche.  There are films this year for all tastes: sweet and razor sharp, smart and silly, sophisticated and totally gross.  More than 30 films and 15 scenes from finalist screenplays will be a part of this year’s event.

Among the participants are 2 Santa Monica women: Suzanne Iselt for her short screenplay The Hats and Gail Andersen for her short film, “The Blind Date.”

The feature films for 2010 include: “Noche Transfigurada” (Alexia Muiños), a Spanish film about sensible Helena, who trails her boyfriend’s other woman all night and disNavid Negahban and Nadia Hamzehcovers herself in the process; “Action!!!” (Hillary Walker), a mockumentary send-up of the film industry where film students in a Christian college interview members of a movie crew filming in their small town; and “Trippin'” (Devi Snively), a goofy and macabre spoof of scary thrillers that is itself a perfect example of the genre it makes fun of. Devi is the winner of last year’s Best Short for her film, Meat is Murder.

The festival will open with a night of shorts by returning “Broads,” women who have had films in previous Broad Humor festivals.  Not all these films are in competition.  

Some are not precisely comedies.  But they are all fun and make for a fantastic kickoff to the 5th-year celebration. Two more shorts programs round out the screening schedule.

Three professional film panels over tNoche Transfiguradahe weekend promise to enlighten, inspire and inform those interested in the process of movie-making. Script goddess Julie Gray will teach her one of her most popular workshops, The Top Ten Things Readers Hate.

Gaffer Cherri Stoute (Hallmark Channel), in a workshop sponsored by Cinelease, will demonstrate how to use household lights for creative strategies in lighting as well as rental instruments that run off regular power to achieve cool effects while avoiding a costly generator rental.

Editor Mary Ann Skweres (Major Payne) moderates a panel of women editors on the topic of cutting a film for the laughs. As one award-winning filmmaker said of last year’s panel, “I go to many of the film workshops around town and these are the best I’ve ever attended.â€

The festival takes place at the Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center in Venice, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. There is free parking on the premises. The schedule of events and times can be found at www.broadhumor.com/schedule.htm. Tickets on sale beginning June 1 at www.broadhumor.com/tickets.htm.

Sponsors for this year’s festival include The Write Bros., Jungle Software, Global Beer, The Footage Firm, Quick Budget Film, Arbonne, and Soaptopia.

Related Posts

Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Security Guard at Third Street Promenade

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

Man who approached armored truck shot, taken into custody By Sam Catanzaro A security guard opened fire at a knife-wielding...

Banning Rooftop Ads on Cars?

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

L.A. City Council considers idea. By Keldine Hull With the rise of digital rooftop advertisements on taxicabs and on-demand rideshare...

Suspect Still At-Large in Santa Monica Scooter Hit and Run

March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

41-year-old Michael Ramljak identified as the victim.  By Sam Catanzaro  On Friday, March 22 the victim in a fatal hit and...

L.A. Marathon to Run Through Westside This Weekend

March 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

By Chad Winthrop On Sunday, March 24, runners from all around the world will lace up their kicks and participate...

West Los Angeles Biomed Innovator Honored

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

By Staff Writer Michael E. Jung, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, was recently honored for his significant...

Bike Rental Shops in the Era of E-Transit

February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

Westside shop owners address burgeoning industry. By Keldine Hull Nearly two years after Bird and Lime debuted their electric scooters...

“A Private War” – Up Close and Personal

February 16, 2019

February 16, 2019

By Nick Boyd “A Private War,” based on the career of celebrated foreign war correspondent Marie Colvin, is a harrowing...

Edify TV Video: Would Works

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

By Edify TV Learn about Would Works, an organization that provides woodworking opportunities to individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in...

Interactive Westside Dance Performance in Venice

February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

“Façade of Time”, Feb 17, 3:45 p.m. By Staff Writer In an intersection between dance, history and social justice, a...

Edify TV Video: Bel Air Mansion Battle

February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

By Edify TV Find out why the father of two of the world’s most famous supermodels is being court ordered...

L.A. to Ditch Three Natural Gas Power Plants

February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

City looks to divest from fossil fuels. By Sam Catanzaro The City of Los Angeles will not spend billions of...

Culver City Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Infant

February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Search for six-month-old continues.  By Sam Catanzaro  The Culver City Police Department (CCPD) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating...

Valentine’s Day on the Westside

February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019

By Keldine Hull Valentine’s Day is upon us, and the Westside is filled with festivities for couples, friends and anyone...

Making Waves in the Art World

February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

By Henry K. Long After coming off a successful run of art fairs, Westside local Brayden Bugazzi is set to...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *