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Glendale International Film Festival Kicks Off With Party

Join filmmakers, sponsors and the Glendale International Film Festival team to celebrate the kickoff of the festival at the opening night party on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for an evening of networking among industry peers in the lobby of The Glenmark hotel.
The film festival is presented by Glendale Arts and will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5 and will screen approximately 78 films in 23 programs at the Laemmle Theatre, located at 207 N. Maryland Ave.
A number of student films will be screened throughout the festival including: “Flutter” from the University of Southern California, directed by Jackson Paul Roberts and Ruoyu Chen; “Pickup Lie” from Occidental College, directed and written by Robert Sturdevant; “To: My Favorite Child” from Glendale Community College, directed and written by Raymond Shamiryan and produced by CandyJoe; and many more.
The talents and artistry of GIFF 2023 filmmakers and screenwriters will be honored with a special reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 1., at 6 p.m. at the Glen Arden Club, located at 357 Arden Ave.
Awards will be given in the following categories: feature, documentary, horror/thriller, action/thriller, international short, short, short short, comedy short, drama short, student short, student short short, screenplay short, screenplay feature, velvet award.
Each ticket to the opening night party and awards ceremony includes hors d’oeuvres and one beer or wine ticket. A no-host bar is available to purchase additional beverages.
For more information, tickets to events and a schedule of the film screenings, go to glendaleiff.org/tickets-passes/ or Glendalearts.org.

First published in the September 23 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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