2019 Festival Schedule

All festival screenings are held at
The Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Thursday, November 21 @ 7 PM
Girl Stuff
Rallentando!
IV-effing
Overshared

Thursday, November 21 @ 8:30 PM
The Jump
The Orchestra
Nancy
Our Next Caller

Thursday, November 21 @ 10 PM
The Mo Effect (Trailer)
Dennis and Lois

Friday, November 22 @ 7 PM
First Person
Blow Out
Sweetheart
The Lost Weekend

Friday, November 22 @ 8:30 PM
Shoot ’em Dead
Four Junkies
Lifelike
Scrap

Friday, November 22 @ 10 PM
First Person: A Film About Love

Saturday, November 23 @ 6 PM
Sextpert Advice
Delivery
Prom Time!
The Teacher

Saturday, November 23 @ 8 PM
Emergence
You Too
Long Distance
Progeny

Saturday, November 23 @ 10 PM
Turner Risk

Sunday, November 24 @ 12 PM
Maizey’s Song
Exceptional Minds Animation Block
Friends Roman
The Butcher Shop
Brolga
SOFF Screenplay Awards

Sunday, November 24 @ 2 PM
Forget Me Nots
Giving Up the Moon
The Silent Truth

Sunday, November 24 @ 4 PM
Man Under Table

Source: SOFF

Ep. 120: JJ Anderson & Tito Molina “Jonah”

JJ Anderson & Tito Molina in DIF HQ

JJ Anderson & Tito Molina form the partnership Hrdwrker and  among their many collaborations is the documentary short “Jonah” which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2018.

Jonah is a beautifully made documentary.  When you watch it you can see the respect and thoughtfulness that the filmmakers have for Jonah, his work, and the medium of filmmaking.  It really should have surprised no one that the Q&A for Jonah at SOFF was delightful and that the filmmakers are delightful people.

JJ and Tito are those people who come over for their interview and I find myself talking with them about all sorts of interesting things in the kitchen until realize that if we don’t hurry up and sit down at the microphones we might forget to actually record an interview.  Fortunately we DID record and interview and you can listen to it below.

Oh yeah!  I’m forgetting to mention that Jonah is part of the Discover Indie Film TV series on Amazon Prime Video. If you want to see Jonah and a bunch of other great films, please click that link and enjoy!

Or you can watch Jonah right below these words.

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Episode 119: 4Qs with Jeffrey Thompson

A couple of Jeffs around a microphone.

What are the 4Q’s?

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Jeffrey Thompson is, in no particular order, an actor, a writer, a director, a producer, a comedian, a magician, a professor and an accountant.  Top that!  He’s out hyphenated all of you.  Jeffrey gives some great answers to the DIF4Qs, including the best answer yet for overrated.

Hopefully you will get a chance to see his work.  I should add that his production company Great Hair Productions is one to keep your eye on.

Here are Jeffrey’s answers:

  • Favorites: The Favourite, The Wife, Keep Calm And Tampon
  • Underrated: The Wife
  • Overrated: That Film From Your Childhood
  • Seek Out: Fucking Meryl Streep (short)

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Episode 118: Jeffrey Thompson “Because We Can”

Jeffrey Thompson on the DIF mic.

Some people are consider a jack of all trades.  But I’m not afraid to say that Jeffrey Thompson is far more than a jack of all trades.  This man has vision and the ability to make things happen.  That includes acting, writing, producing and directing in addition to organizing a creative collective named Great Hair Productions. (Look at the picture to the right if you’re wondering why.)

Jeffrey and his Great Hair Productions collaborators Elaine Chu, Jeanene Beauregard, Brigid Marshall, Thomas Nolle, and Joe Willand brought their great short film Because We Can to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2018 and it won both the Audience Award for Best Short Film and the Outstanding Acting, Individual award for lead actress Jillian Ferry.

I think Jeffrey Thompson and his team are great and even though we couldn’t add their great short to the Discover Indie Film TV series on Amazon Prime Video (nudge nudge) due to SAG rules I wanted to invite Jeffrey onto the podcast.

 

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Episode 117: 4Qs with Leo Chor

Leo Chor with Jeff Howard at the Q&A for “How To Get A Boyfriend” at FILA 2019

What are the 4Q’s?

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Leo Chor’s film How To Get A Boyfriend is in Season 2 Episode 2 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  This extremely well made dark comedy won the Programmers Prize at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2019.  Leo has progressed into his chosen career in production sound, but everyone who loved his senior thesis film at Woodbury University is hoping he sits down and writes another script soon.

Here are Leo’s answers:

  • Favorites: Children of Men, The Martian, John Wick
  • Underrated: Magic Mike
  • Overrated:  Us
  • Seek Out: Oculus

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