Have you been itching to attend a film festival or convention in Hollywood? Since March, most events have been canceled or rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS: venues are finally reopening their doors for event professionals to host conventions, festivals, trade shows, expos, and all other events — provided proper health practices are put in place. Here are our top 5 upcoming film festivals and other pop culture events that are coming up in Los Angeles in the next few months, in chronological order:
LA Shorts International Film Festival (July 15-23) – @ Regal LA Live
Among the largest and most prestigious international short film festivals in the world, LA Shorts International Film Festival brings the longest-running short film festival in Hollywood to its 24th year. This widely-known festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (Oscar®), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®), and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) Canadian Screen Awards®. The festival screens over 300 films and attracted 10,000 attendees each year including Hollywood industry professionals and emerging undiscovered independent filmmakers.
Newport Beach Film Fest (August 6-20) – @ The Lot Theater at Fashion Island
Orange County’s Largest Entertainment event is celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the country. The Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) attracts 58,000 film and food fans to over 100 feature films, 30 short film programs, and a dozen public parties featuring more than 65 culinary partners. Tickets go on sale for the West-Coast’s fastest-growing film festival on July 15th.
To stay up to date on the 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Fest and their films offerings from over 50 countries around the world, follow @NBFF on Twitter. For event services or other technology rentals for The Lot Theater, visit Hollywood Event & Tech Rentals.
Los Angeles Comic-Con (September 25-27) – @ Los Angeles Convention Center
Returning for the 10th year, the most diverse and celebrated pop culture event in the country expects over 100,000 fans in attendance to Los Angeles’ biggest and greatest comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror event. L.A. Comic Con plays host to 800+ diverse artists and vendors, selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in-between. You’ll also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry from L.A. Comic Con’s hand-picked selection of panels, events, and meet & greet opportunities.
Stay up to date on the upcoming Los Angeles Comic Con by following @comicconla on Twitter. For more information about event services to the Los Angeles Convention Center, visit Los Angeles Convention Center Event Rentals.
AFI Fest (October 15-22) – @ The Hollywood Roosevelt
This eight-day film festival presents screenings, panels, conversations, and showcases the best films across the globe featuring both master filmmakers and new voices. AFI FEST showcases more than 125 films in several exciting sections which include: Galas, Special Screenings, New Auteurs, Documentary, World Cinema, Cinema’s Legacy, and Shorts. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®.
Through annual tributes and conversations, the festival has honored numerous influential artists and icons, including Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Danny Boyle, Marion Cotillard, Catherine Deneuve, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Huppert, Barry Jenkins, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Viggo Mortensen, Steve McQueen, Natalie Portman, Christopher Plummer and Tilda Swinton. Past Guest Artistic Directors have included Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, and Agnès Varda.
Want to stay up to date on AFI FEST, coming in October? Follow @AFIFEST on Twitter. Are you looking for more information on event services and rentals to The Hollywood Roosevelt? Check out PC/AV & equipment rentals in Los Angeles.
American Film Market (November 3-8) – @ Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Unlike a festival, the American Film Market is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. With more than US$1Billion in deals closed each year, The American Film Market prides itself as the most efficient film acquisition, development, and networking event in the world. Every November, over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries converge to make deals on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. Attendees include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press, and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
Discover the entire global catalog of available films and projects, attend 50+ world-class conferences, roundtables, and presentations, and connect with the independent film community’s decision-makers at AFM.
To stay up to date on The American Film Market, follow @AFMOFFICIAL on Twitter. If you’re looking for event & presentation services with delivery available to Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, visit Santa Monica’s event engagement page.
Technology Rentals & Event Services for Filmmakers & Hollywood Industry Professionals
Are you planning or attending an upcoming event that may have been rescheduled? You’ll have peace in mind in knowing Randy Moore has worked with a number of companies during these difficult times. If you’re interested in renting technology for your upcoming convention, trade show, expo, or other business events, Rentacomputer.com and our Tech Travel Agents can help with anything you need–from supplying a few devices to showcase your company or products, to providing technology rentals for an entire venue!
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Furthermore, Randy can answer any questions you have about event equipment rentals–in any capacity, for any type of event. Contact Randy today at 1-800-736-8772 ext. 225 or fill out a fast, easy online quote form. You can also connect with Randy on LinkedIn!
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