GLENDALE–Hailing an “unprecedented and welcome outpouring of interest and local talent” Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) announced that 103 short films, from a dozen schools throughout his district, have been formally entered into the first FILMFEST 43, an artistic and creative event set for 6:30 pm, Friday, May 16, at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre.
“I am absolutely thrilled that, in the entertainment capitol of the world, in the flagship city of California’s signature industry, over 100 aspiring filmmakers have submitted their short films to our Festival,” said Assemblymember Krekorian, who will host the event. “These artists form part of the next wave of local movie talent.”
As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry, Assemblymember Krekorian has conducted hearings aimed at keeping filmmaking jobs and projects in California. “These young movie makers have displayed great imagination and talent in producing narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films, he noted. “This bodes well for the future of California’s film industry and the tens of thousands of jobs that it creates and supports.”
Students from high schools throughout my district have responded enthusiastically to FILMFEST 43, Assemblymember Krekorian said. “We have had excellent submissions from Burbank High School Burbank ROP Program, Clark Magnet High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale High School, Grant Senior High School, Hoover High School, John Burroughs High School, Marshall Senior High School, Oakwood Secondary School, and Providence High School,” Assemblymember Krekorian said. “It has been an amazing and highly satisfying turnout of talent and ambition.”
FILMFEST 43 is sponsored by several major film studios, including Disney, NBC-Universal, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros. Film selections will qualify for awards, prizes and recognition at the festival.
For additional information, contact Assemblymember Krekorian’s District Office at (818) 240-6330 or log onto www.assembly.ca.gov/krekorian.