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Studio City Film Festival Seeks Entries for 2013

The festival takes place in Sherman Oaks on ​​Feb. 6-9, 2013.

The Studio City Film Festival is seeking a few good films—and shorts, documentaries, music videos or commercials.

They're seeking the entries now for the festival planned for Feb. 6 through 9 of next year at the Complete Actors Place Theatre on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

They say on the website (​studiocityfilmfestival.com):

Studio City is the "city of the stars," home to many entertainment celebrities, including George Clooney,- Zoe Saldana, Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Jack Nicholson,David Arquette, Antonio Banderas, Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Will Smith, Ed Asner and Tom Cruise. It is also home of the Studio City Film Festival.

The festival will be held at the CAP Theatre, also known as the Complete Actor's Place, which is located at 13752 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. It has a 16 X 10 foot screen, excellent sound system, outdoor patio, bar, VIP area downstairs and VIP suite upstairs. 

The organizers of the festival say:

Our mission at the Studio City Film Festival is to present the very best in entertainment, provocation, and information, to a wide range of viewers.

All genres are welcome. We wish to encourage all cultures and ethnicities. It is our firm belief that the arts are a unifying force that serve to bridge all cultural and ethnic gaps.

Special consideration is given to films that present a unique, cutting-edge perspective in its subject matter.

The Studio City Film Festival was created by Lonny Stevens, Alex Marino and Steve Sturla.

Lonny Stevens is a veteran of stage, movies, and television, having directed and written several award winning shows. For the nationally televised Rythm & Blues Award Show, he received an Image nomination. For the South African Special Advice to the Players, he received the Dramalogue nomination. He received the Los Angeles Critics' Award for Hooters, the Image Award for Swan, Showgirls, Wings and Things and a lot of joy from An Evening with Sandra Bernhard.

Alex Marino  is an actor and producer. Alex began his producing career with the hit musical “Bessie and Good Friends,” starring Pat Hodges, followed by a successful production of “Memoirs of East St. Louis” starring Tymon Shipp. His elegance, discipline and swagger won over the L.A. audience and critics with his portrayal of Shel Silverstein’s “The Devil and Billy Markham,” parlaying to the role of Eric, one of the leads in the film “The Telemarketer’s 36 Hrs,” with Roscoe Lee Browne, Marian McCargo and Tracy Nelson. In 2011 he completed work, as an actor, on many exciting projects, including Lex Talionis, The Filmmaker, Plagarist Game, and Scofflaws.

Steve Sturla is a writer, director, producer and actor. Among many projects, he directed "The Secret Life of Rocky Perone," which debuted at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival, directed and wrote the pilot for "The Gary Carter Show," wrote and starred in the soon-to-be released "Little Saigon." Most recently, he is host of the comedy pilot "Real Hollywood."

There is an entry fee, there are awards given, and there are samples of past winners on the site. See:

http://www.studiocityfilmfestival.com/#!film-clips/c1mh6

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