19th Annual Dances with Films Festival



LOS ANGELES, CA – Dances With Films, the iconic Los Angeles-based Film Festival today announced their 2016 Narrative Feature & Short Film Competition programs for its 19th Festival edition. Dances With Films (DWF) is known as an important showcase of emerging directors, producers, actors and this year’s edition will surpass the true cinephile’s dreams.

The 2016 fest will include a vast selection of richly imaginative films, showcasing 16 narrative features and 31 short films. The 47 competitive films line-up with a record 47 premieres – 22 World, 3 North American, 1 US premieres, 15 West Coast, 2 California, 1 Los Angeles, and 3 Southern California. This year’s competition films feature acclaimed casts including: Ione Skye (Say Anything), Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Annette O’Toole (Superman III>) John Glover (Smallville), French Stewart (3rd Rock From the Sun), Nick Mancuso (Stingray), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Jay Ellis (The Game), Chris Weihl (What Boys Like), Lucy Russell (Batman Begins), Greg Powell (Contagion), Camille Sullivan (The Butterfly Effect), Gabrielle Rose (If I Stay), among others.

“Shining light on these exceptionally talented artists, who will almost all be here for their screenings is an exciting part of the DWF experience. With so many local and international voices to be heard, we’re very proud of our diverse slate,” states Leslee Scallon, Festival Co-Founder.

2016 marks continued expansive growth with a 30% increase in submissions for DWF as they celebrate their 19th “fiercely independent” festival season presented over 11 days, beginning with an opening night party on June 2nd and culminating in the closing awards ceremony & after party on June 12th, all centrally located in the Hollywood & Highland complex.

“As time evolves, so does the creative process and we’re in the age of film where there are no more borders to filmmaking which is never more apparent than with our global collaborations in this year’s line-up,” shares Michael Trent, Festival Founder.

Dances With Films is known as a unique and exhilarating discovery festival for introducing breakthrough filmmakers. Some have referred to it as a “summer camp” for filmmakers because of its awesomely friendly spirit and continual efforts helping filmmakers forge relationships that will last long after the glimmer of the fest is over. Dances With Films is proud to present the best of unknown filmmakers pushing the boundaries of filmmaking with innovation and unique talent.

Dances With Films 2016 Film Festival season 19 will take place from June 2nd-12th, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA at the TCL Chinese Theaters, located at Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

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