CURTAINS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL in MELBOURNE

"Curtains" continues its festival roll with its official selection today for International Shorts Film Festival in Melbourne, our first Australian festival screening.

A non-profit festival promoting short films and the filmmakers who make them, the International Shorts Film Festival (ISFF) is dedicated to the celebration of short films. The festival is open to all filmmakers, across the world, regardless of ethnicity, religion or worldview. All genres are welcome.

The five-day festival takes place December 3-7 at the Backlot Studios in Southbank, Victoria in  Melbourne, Australia.

CURTAINS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR 2018 RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

We're excited to announced that "Curtains" has been selected for the 7th annual Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF), a competitive festival that screens more than 120 international cutting edge films, making it one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest international competitive festivals.

RIFF provides industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, the creative FLOW conference, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the Bowtie Criterion/Movieland and the historic Byrd Theatre. USA Today called the 1,300-seat theatre "one of the top 10 places to still see a movie in splendor in the United States."

Richmond was recently voted one of the best places for moviemakers to work and live in the country along with one of the top places for indie filmmakers to shoot their projects (Moviemaker Magazine). 

An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists, RIFF will present feature and short films of all genres and niches, as well as music videos and web series. In 2016-17, RIFF expanded to add a full scale music festival, which overlaps with the film portion and offers many opportunities for filmmakers and musicians to connect and network.

The week-long festival runs April 23 - 29 in historic downtown Richmond.

 

CURTAINS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR 2017 LAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

"Curtains" has been selected to screen at the sixth annual Laughlin International Film Festival, a prestigious event that provides an annual platform for U.S. and international filmmakers to showcase their films, network with fellow filmmakers, and explore the attractions of Laughlin, Nev. Films are screened in state-of-the-art digital theaters in the heart of Laughlin over four days, in conjunction with social networking events, film workshops/panels, parties and an annual Saturday Night Awards Show. 

Laughlin, Nev., sits on the Colorado River across from Bullhead City, Arizona near the tri-state intersection of California, Arizona and Nevada. Laughlin is roughly 95 miles south of Las Vegas and and 290 miles from L.A. The weather in Laughlin during the annual October festival is ideal with views of scenic mountain ranges accompanied by a river walk between the resorts.

LIFF hosts a Filmmaker Lounge in the Tropicana Casino throughout the festival, as well as parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at various locations across Laughlin, plus an annual Filmmaker's Breakfast on Sunday with a Director/Producer Panel. Filmmaker workshops are held on Friday and Saturday of the Festival at the Tropicana.

The festival will take place October 12 - 15 in Laughlin, Nevada.

 

CURTAINS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR 2017 ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL

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"Curtains" will be in this year's lineup at the Adirondack Film Festival, which screens 80+ films to thousands of attendees annually in upstate New York.

The film festival is affiliated with the prestigious Adirondack Theatre Festival, a nationally renowned company in its 23rd year of operation dedicated to developing new plays and musicals. The Adirondack Film Festival presents a wide range of genres, but one of its unique focuses is on films that have a connection to the theatre community.

The festival, which will feature panel discussions, multiple parties & special events, and a selection of indie and studio feature length and short films, runs Oct. 19-22 in downtown Glens Falls, NY.

CURTAINS NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR 21ST ANNUAL L.A. L.A. International Short Film Festival

A new project from filmmakers Gar and Beth Hoover will make its world premiere at the 2017 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious short film festivals in the world. 

The Academy-qualifying festival's 21st edition will take place in downtown Los Angeles, Aug. 2-10.

"Curtains," which tells the mostly true story of Peter Fleming, avant-garde legend and one-time bad boy of Cleveland’s experimental theatre scene, was produced by Beth Hoover and directed by Gar Hoover. It was shot entirely in Chicago and brought together top talent from the city’s film, theatre and comedy communities.

The film stars longtime Second City performers Brendan Dowling and Christopher Woolsey, along with supporting cast members Wolfgang Stein, Madelyn Murphy, Lara Carling, Kevin Viol, Megan Caton, Cooper Wise, Scott Piebenga, Costa Lapaseotes and Jack Curtin.

Crew includes sound recordist Tom Beach, makeup artist Megan Pirtle, production assistants Jack Curtin and Connor Lane, and second unit cinematographer Max Lollar. Original music was composed by Remington Pettygrove and performed by R. Pettygrove, Joe Shadid and Rob André. 

Watch the trailer at curtainsmovie.com/trailer.

Founded in 1997, L.A. Shorts International Film Festival is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The festival has screened 50 short films that have gone on to earn an Academy Award nomination. The festival’s alumni directors include Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Shane Black, Jason Reitman, John Woo, Tony Scott, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, and Ricky Gervais.