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Los Angeles Film Festival



Los Angeles Film Festival 18 – 28 giugno 2009

Now in its fifteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Film Financing Conference, Ford Amphitheatre Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats at the W Los Angeles – Westwood Hotel, and more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

Approximately 70 features, 70 shorts, and 50 music videos, representing more than 30 countries, make up the main body of the Festival.

Awards are given out in the following categories at the conclusion of the Festival: Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Target Documentary Award with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; Best Animated/Experimental Short Film; and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video, and Best Short Film.

Tre i film italiani 

La terra degli uomini rossi
International Showcase
Directed By: Marco Bechis
Producers: Marco Bechis, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Amedeo Pagani
Screenwriters: Marco Bechis, Luiz Bolognesi
Cinematographer: Hélcio Alemão Nagamine
Editor: Jacopo Quadri
Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Chiara Caselli, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leonardo Medeiros, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Taiane Arce.
Tensions escalate when a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land—which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner’s fields—in this powerful critique of contemporary life in the Amazon.
The Referee
plays in Shorts Program 3

Short Film Competition
Directed By: Paolo Zucca

Executive Producer: Ignazio Figus
Producer: Istituto Superiore Etnografico della Sardegna
Screenwriter: Paolo Zucca
Cinematographer: Patrizio Patrizi
Editor: Alessio Santoni
Cast: Luca Pusceddu, Gilberto Idonea, Franco Fais, Teresa Matta
Music: Luca Schiavo, Andrea Casciu.
Amidst the chaos of a soccer game in Sardinia, more than just the outcome of the match is at stake.
Pranzo di Ferragosto
Mid-August Lunch

International Showcase
Directed By: Gianni di Gregorio

Producer: Matteo Garrone
Screenwriter: Gianni di Gregorio
Cinematographer: Gian Enrico Bianchi
Editor: Marco Spoletini
Cast: Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calí, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Alfonso Santagata
Music: Ratchev and Carratello
In this delightful comedy, an obliging middle-aged son finds himself waiting, hand and foot, on a spry but temperamental geriatric foursome—including his own mother—during the traditional August holiday.
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14 Giugno 2009