Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: April 27th-30th, 2017

 

Submit Your Film to Santa Monica's Esteemed Cinema at the Edge Film Festival 

 

WHAT: Cinema at the Edge Film Festival 2017
WHO: Edgemar Center for the Arts
WHERE: Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
WHEN: Late Deadline—March 15th; Cinema at the Edge Festival (CATE) - April 27th-30th
CONTACT:
cinemaattheedge@gmail.com
INFO:
www.cinemaattheedge.com

 

 

 

Santa Monica, California, January 20, 2017 - While there’s still time, submit your film to the 5th Annual Cinema at the Edge Festival (CATE).  CATE celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. In previous years, CATE featured audience favorites from Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals, while maintaining a focus on world or regional premieres, challenging films that deserve a second look and showcasing local artists. Submit here: http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/film-submissions-open
 
This year will celebrate another stand-out program with over 50 narratives features, documentaries, and short films which will screen for both the public and industry professionals working in international film distribution over the course of four days.  CATE will also feature opening and closing night parties, an award ceremony with jury and audience awards, and the festival’s signature pub-crawl where filmmakers can experience Santa Monica’s bustling nightlife.  Additionally, selected filmmakers will benefit from networking opportunities, packed screenings, and series of panels with an emphasis on the filmmaking process.  Previous panels and juries have included executives form film distribution companies, which have given filmmakers the opportunity to secure distribution.
 
It is CATE’s mission to feature films, which will first and foremost, connect with audiences but also give independent filmmakers genuine exposure and additional opportunities for global distribution.  This film festival is dedicated to shining the light on indie gems, which continue to push this industry to new heights.
 
CATE will be housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two theater complex and art gallery designed by Frank Gehry, located in the heart of Santa Monica’s Main Street and only minutes away from the beach.  At Cinema at the Edge there is plenty to see and experience. At the center's inaugural ceremony Steven Spielberg welcomed cinema fans and noted, "Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists." Festival Director, Michelle Danner, is thrilled to now invite the global independent film community to experience this vibrant, beachside community during CATE 2017.
 
Previous iterations of the festival have welcomed Brett Ratner as an Honorary Chair of the festival, as well as a celebrity jury that included film veterans such as Susan Sarandon and John Singleton. Previous panels featured Directors David Anspaugh (“Hoosiers”, “Rudy”), the late George Hickenlooper (“Casino Jack”, “Factory Girl”), Cinematographer Steve Bernstein (“Monster”, “White Chicks”), David Jackson (President Showcase Entertainment Distribution), Jason Tyrrell (Writer, Producer, Distribution Executive), Jenny Hayden (Acquisitions—Shorts Entertainment Networks), Mathew Levy (Senior Director of Sales and Acquisitions—Passion River Films). 

 

Web: www.cinemaattheedge.com

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Michelle Danner

Email: cinemaattheedge@gmail.com

Phone: (310) 313-0279

 

Cinema at the Edge

Santa Monica, California

Web: www.cinemaattheedge.com

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Cinema at the Edge Film Festival 2017

Event Date: April 27th-30th, 2017

Event Location: 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Web: www.cinemaattheedge.com

Contact: Michelle Danner, cinemaattheedge@gmail.com, (310) 313-0279

Description: While there’s still time, submit your film to the 5th Annual Cinema at the Edge Festival (CATE).  CATE celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. In previous years, CATE featured audience favorites from Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals, while maintaining a focus on world or regional premieres, challenging films that deserve a second look and showcasing local artists. Submit here: http://www.cinemaattheedge.com/film-submissions-open   This year will celebrate another stand-out program with over 50 narratives features, documentaries, and short films which will screen for both the public and industry professionals working in international film distribution over the course of four days.  CATE will also feature opening and closing night parties, an award ceremony with jury and audience awards, and the festival’s signature pub-crawl where filmmakers can experience Santa Monica’s bustling nightlife.  Additionally, selected filmmakers will benefit from networking opportunities, packed screenings, and series of panels with an emphasis on the filmmaking process.  Previous panels and juries have included executives form film distribution companies, which have given filmmakers the opportunity to secure distribution.

 


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