OFFICIAL 2013 LIFF FILM SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED
The Second Annual Laughlin International Film Festival proudly announces over 75 Official Selections for screening October 17-20 at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas in the Laughlin Outlet Center.
We have been working hard to put together what we believe is a strong, unique film program with something for everyone! The Official 2013 LIFF Film Program features all genres, lengths and Subject matter, with a strong International and Documentary showing this year. Films will be screened in three digital theaters at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas during the 4-day event in conjunction with workshops, social networking events, panels, parties and our Awards Ceremony at the Tropicana Pavilion Saturday night. LIFF will provide Red Carpet services to Filmmakers arriving for their film screenings and will facilitate Questions & Answers sessions following certain screenings with attending Filmmakers and Cast.
LIFF has confirmed the attendance of filmmakers, actors, producers and film industry professionals who work in various aspects of the Industry, including some recognizable faces from T.V. shows like Grey’s Anatomy, 24, and even Bonanza! Some of the Local Press will be attending our event to cover the story. Our goal at LIFF is to provide Independent Filmmakers from all around the World with a unique venue and solid platform to showcase their hard work while providing them the opportunity for a very special and memorable 4-day trip experience in Laughlin, NV.
We are proud to provide the local communities of Laughlin, NV, Bullhead City, AZ and Mohave County with 4-days of fantastic cinema they would not normally be exposed to! Laughlin is expected to be very busy the weekend of our festival October 17-20, with a large amount of out of town guests arriving for a large convention and a sold our Toby Keith concert. We encourage attending filmmakers to take advantage of the high visitor level and promote and market their films and screening times in Laughlin around the Casinos and attractions.
Individual Screening Tickets are available at the Film Screenings, but LIFF ALL-ACCESS or ALL-DAY Passes are available on the SALES PAGE now.
We would like to say THANK YOU TO ALL THE FILMMAKERS for submitting your creative work and THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS for supporting the Laughlin International Film Festival 2013, without you LIFF would not be possible. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at LIFF Soon and safe travels!
Above, you’ll find links to all the information on our website that you’ll need for attending LIFF. Our Official Filmmaker Registration Opens on Thursday, October 17th at 3:00pm at the Tropicana and we’ll be opening our Filmmaker Lounge at 4:00pm.
In addition to catching some great Films and Q&A Sessions during LIFF, come join creative and passionate filmmakers and enthusiasts at 4 different filmmaking workshops focused on various aspects of the industry. LIFF will also be hosting a special Sunday morning Filmmaker breakfast with Director & Producer’s panel and a sponsored Raffle, a perfect networking opportunity for all. And don’t forget our Friday Night LIFF Cosmic Bowling & Halloween Costume Party, or our prestigious Saturday Night Awards Ceremony & After-party at the Tropicana Pavilion. Film Awards will be announced and given out at our Awards Ceremony, 8:00pm on Saturday Night, October 19, 2013.
A Winners will be posted on our website shortly after the event for all to see.
LIFF ANNOUNCES 2013 OPENING NIGHT FILM “RED WING”
RED WING TRAILER LINK: http://youtu.be/3B_n2csyUZM
“RED WING” -- U.S. Narrative Feature Film (108 min.)
Directed by: Will Wallace
Screenplay by: Kathleen Orillion
Starring: Breann Johnson, Glen Powell, Luke Perry, Bill Paxton, Frances Fisher, Joelle Carter,
Cathy Diane Tomlin & Niki Koss
Executive Producers: Patricia Carpenter, Terrence Malick & Edward Pressman
Producers: Mark Rickard, Will Wallace & Patricia Carpenter
Film Website: www.RedWingMovie.com
“Red Wing” is a socially thought-provoking and stirring love story based on the French novella, “Francois le Champi” by George Sand. It is set in a small Texas town in present day. It reminds us of how love can be found in the most unusual places. “Red Wing” follows the troubled journey of an orphan boy into manhood. Despite all odds, when confronted with the ill will of others, he maintains honor and integrity. We learn that if we let it, love takes over and finds its way.
The Laughlin International Film Festival will be kicking off with our big Red Carpet Arrivals for this year's Opening Night Film: 'Red Wing' - We'll have Director Will Wallace, Executive Producer Patricia Carpenter, Lead Actress Breann Johnson, Cathy Diane Tomlin, Niki Koss and Casting Director Sara Wallace in attendance. After the screening we'll be hosting a Q&A with this talented team, then we’ll all be heading over to Casa Serrano Mexican Bar & Grill in the Riverside Casino West. 10pm - private sponsored after party with the filmmakers, stars and guests.
Join us for an exciting night at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas - Thursday, October 17 - 7:00pm Arrivals / 8:00pm Screening! Tickets available on the 'Sales' tab of our website or at the event. Can't wait to see you all there.
LIFF 2013 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
PLAN FOR LIFF 2013
The Laughlin International Film Festival takes place at various Casino Resorts and works with local Businesses to create a fun and memorable experience for any visitor or participant.
The Aquarius / The Tropicana
Visit the “HOTELS” Tab to view our hosting Resort’s room rates as well as discount codes for festival guests. Please email info@Laughlinfilmfestival.com for details on reserving a private ‘Filmmaker Suite’ designed to host larger film cast and crew groups.
LIFF’S OBJECTIVES & GOALS
Our goal at LIFF is to create an exciting, professional and prestigious event that operates as a platform for U.S. and International filmmakers to showcase their films, network with fellow filmmakers and enjoy the casinos and attractions of Laughlin, Nevada. LIFF’s Second Annual event will offer the residents of Laughlin and Bullhead City, AZ the opportunity to experience cinema from a wide range of genres and topics, including a special "LIFF Picks" showcase made up of non-competitive films selected by the Festival Committee. Films will play in 3 state-of-the-art movie theaters at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas in the heart of Laughlin. The Event’s Film Screenings span over four days, in conjunction with networking social events, filmmaker workshops & panels. The 2013 Film Festival will be kicked off with the Thursday afternoon Champagne reception Gala, Thursday night opening Red Carpet arrivals and Film Screening w/ filmmaker Q&A, followed by a sponsored after party at Casa Serrano. Social events throughout the weekend include: LIFF’s Halloween Cosmic Bowl and October-Fest on Friday night, Saturday Filmmaker Workshops, Awards Ceremony & After party and a Sunday Breakfast & Filmmaker Panel…
LIFF’s primary focus is to attract passionate filmmakers and Artists with quality works from all around the world to participate in our annual film festival competition. We aim to provide the Laughlin community with not only great films, but also with memorable experiences with filmmakers and Industry professionals from out of town. LIFF will offer beneficial filmmaker workshops and panels conducted by filmmakers currently working in the industry whose work may be featured and highlighted at the Festival.
The Laughlin International Film Festival is a production of:
Laughlin Film Festival, LLC
Magic Hourglass Entertainment
Davidson Productions, LLC
The Laughlin International Film Festival supports the Local Boys and Girls Club of the Colorado River as well as our good friend Kevyn Major Howard's "Fueled by the Fallen" Memorial Organization. To further encourage young future filmmakers, LIFF is working closely with the local City of Bullhead's Accelerated Learning Center and also is an active supporter of the Tri-State Spring Youth Film Festival. LIFF offers a special “Youth” Film category just for High School (18 and under) students and younger filmmakers. A unique Youth Film Workshop will be held on Friday afternoon including a corresponding Film Screening and LIFF’s Halloween Cosmic Bowl.
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©2013 The Laughlin International Film Festival LLC
October 17th - 20th, 2013