Photo Flash: 3rd Annual L-DUB Film Festival Set for Sept 28-30 in Lake Worth, FL
THE FILMS featured in the L-DUB Film Festival will include 4 music videos, 4 documentaries, 7 student films and 17 shorts. With entries being sent from all over Florida, Hollywood, Canada and Amsterdam, the L-DUB is bringing the best of the best to this year’s festival.
Get a taste of this year's films with the stills below!
THE OPENING NIGHT FILM will be the directorial debut of Alex Hyde-White’s 3 Days of Hamlet, a first-person documentary. What makes this film special is the hero’s personal narrative: an actor/manager, dealing with the “ghost” of his famous father, both real and imagined. Taking place over three days, the cast of Hamlet rehearse and perform a stage reading of Shakespeare’s classic — in this day of mixed media and cultural attention deficit itself — a monumental task that is renderEd Gracefully. What results is a fascinating look at how, once again, art illuminates life. By holding the mirror up to ourselves, we illuminate the world around us. 3 Days of Hamlet will receive its opening theatrical run at the Stonzek Theatre following the festival.
SHORTS will be running in blocks throughout the three day run of the festival. With more than 25 short films and music videos being featured, there is something for everyone and a smorgasbord board of quality work for even the most sensitive of palates. An exciting new addition, we will be featuring a student showcase of superior student films from students local to South Flordia.
THE CLOSING FILM SHOWCASE will be the joint showing of three short films approximately a half hour each. “In festivals, short films rarely receive the focus they deserve. Filmmaking is no less complex or artful in shorts as in feature films. We wanted to take this opportunity to honor this unique form of filmmaking with a special closing showcase.” – Charlie Birnbaum, Festival Director
The three shorts featured include:
Book Deal, directed by Frank Eberling, where a literary scholar Beth Flannery winds up a year-long series of interviews she's conducting with world renowned novelist Robert Darville for an in-depth profile she's writing. At the last minute, he propositions her, and as their wrenching negotiations proceed, he reveals to her what could be the literary coup of the decade. A battle of the sexes ensues in this dark tragi-comedy.
High Tea, directed by Marc Conen, where a British master thief Jack attempts to rip off his patron whilst carrying out a job in Amsterdam.
Flea Market Finish Line, directed by Ika Santamaria, where Cata, a Cuban-American housewife, seeks to have her family in order. Her daughter, Belkis, is only concerned with prom and spending time with her boyfriend, a go-cart racer and mechanic on a fast-track to nowhere. To make matters worse, her husband Roberto is a nostalgic former rebel more concerned with his politics than his family.
SEMINARS will be running Saturday afternoon on a variety of subjects of interest to filmmakers and fans alike. They provide a time to meet with industry professionals in a relaxed, intimate Q&A environment adjacent to the Stonzek Theatre.
-Hollywood veteran actor, Alex Hyde-White, and first time director will offer his insights into the difficulties and opportunities of “Guerilla Filmmaking.” He will take his workshop through the raising of the budget, assembling a cast, producing and directing the film and the ins and outs of marketing the finished work. Learn from a professional who has just done it all.
-Actors’ New Direction, a special two-hour seminar taught by the highly accredited writer/director Frank Eberling, offers actors alternatives for furthering their careers. Eberling has worked as a writer/director/ or producer on over 100 S.A.G. productions. The thrust of the seminar is to encourage actors to take charge of their careers by producing their own films. Eberling stated that he has two “How-To” objectives in teaching this course: the first is how to change your life in two hours, and the second is how to appear in a starring role in a feature film within one year. If actors follow what they learn in this seminar, they may do just that.
-Screenwriter Michael Chasin will be hosting a seminar, The Football Game as a Screenplay. Participants will create a screenplay for “The Football Game” using the dramatic structure of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather. Revealing the dramatic parallels between the two screen plays will help filmmakers write stronger screenplays – and film lovers better understand films. Michael is a South Florida screenwriter and award winning filmmaker (including Best Screenplay) with experience ranging from writing, directing, editing, and producing to screenplay consulting. In addition, Michael has been a film festival founder and director, screenplay judge, award presenter, and seminar leader.
INDUSTRY COLLABORATION is something we are promoting and encouraging as a vital component to the festival. In this effort, the L-DUB Film Festival will be providing space and time for filmmakers to meet, collaborate and plan.
MEETING SPACE will be available for filmmakers during the entire run of the festival in the seminar room around the seminar schedule. It is open for their use to socialize, network and interact with other local filmmakers in a relaxed environment that caters to fostering new relationships, establishing business connections, deal making, engaging in creative discussions and learning from other professionals in the industry. After last year’s large success at connecting new filmmakers to collaborate on projects which are being featured in this year’s festival or are now in development, we felt it was an integral part of our festival to provide them a space to meet.
A FILMMAKER RECEPTION will be held next door to the Stonzek Theatre on Friday, September 28 at 7pm. It provides a networking opportunity for directors and producers in attendance to meet together in a party atmosphere while enjoying complimentary appetizers and vodka bar catered by Callaro’s Steakhouse.
CELEBRATIONS are an integral part of every festival and L-DUB has brought the fun! Don’t miss out on opportunities to party with filmmakers and friends as we honor the artistry of film and celebrate the artists.
SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY will be an explosion of entertainment that will wake up the neighborhood! Located at The Cottage Restaurant & Lounge (just two blocks over on Lucerne) on Saturday, September 28 from 8-11pm, the L-DUB Film Festival will be kicking back and hanging out and invites filmmakers to bring their friends and celebrate as only Lake Worth knows how. All drinks will be only $5!
THE WRAP & AWARDS PARTY on Sunday, September 30 at 7pm will be pumping at Brogues! Celebrate the fantastic close to another great year with us as we wrap things up and congratulate the filmmakers. Jury awards will be given for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short and Best Music Video. Audience Choice Awards will also be given in the same categories. Join us to walk the red carpet and wrap up what is sure to be another great year!
A SPECIAL GUEST: Alex Hyde-White. Alex is UK born, raised in SoCal desert, the son of British Character great Wilfrid Hyde-White and was an actor at birth. He got his professional start as one of the last contract players at Universal Studios at age 19. His journey has taken him from Broadway to Motion Capture, stopping along the way in such locations as Greece, Hungary, London, Toronto and New York, at Civil War and WWI battlefields and to Comic Book infamy as the original Mr. Fantastic. His love of film and the craft of acting combined to produce Pursuit of Happiness and the upcoming Three Days (of Hamlet) which marks his directing debut. An acting veteran of 34 years, his resume includes Pretty Woman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Catch Me If You Can and many others. The L-Dub Film Festival is honored to have Alex Hyde-White as our featured guest and will be presenting him with a 2012 Community Spirit Award.
OUR FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: CHARLIE BIRNBAUM. A resident of Lake Worth, Charlie directed several 16mm films in college and then founded Zoopraxinographiscope, a film exhibition program that ran for over thirty years. He taught college film courses including “The Craft of Film” with featured lecturers such as actress Shirley MacLaine, director Peter Yates and composer David Amram. Currently, Charlie is the principal in the computer consulting firm Zanzibar Consultants. He recently made his acting debut on the main stage at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Charlie serves as a senior staff member at the Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre, giving film talks on the weekends.
The festival will take place from September 28-30, 2012, at Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre, located at 709 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, Fla. Tickets are $9 per show and available at www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/3838. All seminars and celebrations are free to attend. Tickets may be purchased day-of at the Stonzek Theatre.
3 Days of Hamlet
3 Days of Hamlet
Flea Market Finish Line
Flea Market Finish Line
Flea Market Finish Line