Los Angeles Film Festival and The Festival Rag Announce Partnership
(NEW YORK CITY) : The Festival Rag, a new
online periodical dedicated to true independent filmmaking
and filmmakers, has recently announced a new partnership with
the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The Festival Rag, through the online entertainment
portal KeMeK, recently emerged as a major
voice in independent cinema. Since its flagship issue in November
2003, this new ally of indie-film has gained staggering momentum,
and is now broadcast to thousands of media-industry subscribers.
Yet, it is the Festival Rag's grass-roots
approach that, by turns, created a hub for the independent
film community to network, aquaint and communicate.
IFP Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually
for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and International
independent cinema. With an attendance of over 40,000, the
festival screens over 150 narrative features, documentaries,
shorts, and music videos. Now in its tenth year, the Festival
has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers
with critics, scholars, film masters, and the movie-loving
public. Slated for June 17 – 26, 2004, the IFP
Los Angeles Film Festival promises to maintain its
reputation for excellence in showcasing the best of independent
Festival Rag will be recognized a Promotional Affiliate
of the 2004 IFP Los Angeles Film Festival,
in a partnership of two entities whose targets in the promotion
of independent cinema are closely linked. "The primary
goal for The Festival Rag is to amplify the voice of independent
film," says Myles Samuel Iezzi, Publisher
of The Rag. "The impact of joining forces
with IFP Los Angeles Film Festival will be
profound because we share a similar vision in the world of
are great films and filmmakers out there who can't be heard
over the hundred-million dollar din of the blockbuster,"
says Dave Roberts, Managing Editor of the
The Festival Rag. "Our mission is to
help shed the light on these films by exploring the best venues
for them to gain attention. The IFP Los Angeles Film Festival
is one such venue."
union between the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival
and The Festival Rag is regarded by both
sides as being a great step forward in reaching the goal of
catapulting independent film to a more broad audience. "We
at the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival are excited to be working
with the Rag to bring independent film to the people,"
says Rich Raddon, Director of IFP
Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival has left
its mark on the world of independent cinema by forging another
avenue for filmmakers' work to be showcased, while The
Festival Rag explores the meaning and depth behind
the festivals and films that make independent cinema what
it is today.
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Dalbi : Public Relations