Cal State Long Beach artists will play a big part in the upcoming Long Beach Indie International Film Festival, which showcases global diversity through film, television, and digital media, the international film festival will take place August 27-31, in downtown Long Beach, California. Screening more than 100 international and domestic films, the event brings together established and aspiring filmmakers, scholars, creative professionals, and movie lovers from around the globe, offering a world-class entertainment experience
It will take place at the Cinemark at the Pike Theaters and the Long Beach Convention Center will include a number of screenings and activities created by the Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) departments of dance, film and electronic arts, and more than 10 CSULB student and alumni filmmakers. Altogether the festival will be screening more than 90 films from across the globe.
“One of the key aspects of this international festival is showcasing to the world the great programs and people at CSULB. I am so happy to have such a great representation of innovative and thought-provoking filmmaking from the faculty and students,” said Daniel E. Walker, director of the film festival.
The Long Beach Indie also includes: and opportunity for international scholars and creative professionals come to Long Beach to discuss the latest developments in film, television, and digital media and for community advocates learn how to create and use film and digital media to raise awareness, build community, impact policy, and change lives. In addition, a college and career fair and an award ceremony will be held.
- Thursday Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m – CSULB’s department of dance’s filmed production of In Collaboration with Bill T. Jones: Reading, Mercy and the Artifical Nigger. This was originally performed on campus Nov. 16-17, 2012 and was made into a powerful documentary about the production and the at-times harrowing life of choreographer Bill. T. Jones. CSULB choreographers Gerald Casel, Sophia Monat and Andrew Vaca are featured alongside some of the top students in the department.
- Thursday, August 28, at 4:15 p.m. — Four CSULB filmmakers featured in the Student and Rising Stars Showcase.
- Thursday, August 28, at 6 p.m. — CSULB screening of “A Dog’s Libe” by alumnus Seth Craven.
- Saturday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. – The CSULB Student Showcase featuring the work of seven current and former department of film and electronic arts students. It also includes Joshua Hoh’s award-winning film “Steven Spielberg and the Return to Film School,” which was shot on campus and traces Spielberg’s return to CSULB to finish his degree.
For more information go to www.longbeachindie.com