Director: Alexander Tuschinski
BEST DIRECTOR - Alexander Tuschinski
BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE - Fetzenleben
Wandering around Paris, a man contemplates why his relationship broke apart, ...in this quirky and unusual film about a European relationship gone sour. This feature deftly combines drama with off-beat humor, featuring subtle and authentic ensemble acting, a moody new original soundtrack, and an associative fast-editing style; with everything coming together to form a singularly memorable experience for the viewer.
"Fetzenleben" is the most recent film from Alexander Tuschinski, a true legend of underground and comedic cinema, who is now focusing on dark, raw, and contemplative dramatic themes in a feature-length project for the first time in his unique career. This is an L.A. Film Fest event not to be missed.
Director: Benjamin Attwell
BEST SHORT DRAMA - The Low Life
The dirty streets and the polluted canals of Venice Beach are the backdrop to an atmospheric tale of drugs, crime, and dark humor.
When a strung out LA hustler steals a gun, he sets off a chain of violent and hilarious events. The perpetually stoned Sami is our guide to the wild, colorful and sometimes revolting world of THE LOW LIFE
Director: Stuey Pliskin
On a journey to find a fix to his phallic woes, Ryan (Ford Fanter) learns that though life is hard, it maybe, JUST MAYBE, is not about getting hard...
Director: Johnny Rey Diaz
Natasha is stumbling through her day to day; young, single and broke in Los Angeles until she meets Connor. While revisiting her relationship, she begins to wonder if fairy tales only happen in movies or if she will get her Happy Ending?
West Coast Premiere
Director: Anastasia Sergeeva
Super 8 medium experimental art piece designed to accompany beautiful writing of Sergey Demushkin. It is a philosophical study of existence and self discovery. Directed by Anastasia Sergeeva, starring Anastasia Sergeeva and Sergey Demushkin. Edited by Bilal Muhammad and Anastasia Sergeeva. Music composed by Rara Aviz.