The 13th annual Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, which is set to run from September 14-18 at Regal L.A. Live, has announced its full lineup today. A total of 112 titles including 36 features and 76 short films are slated to screen, with virtually all making their world, West Coast, or Los Angeles premieres, and all eligible for awards.
Nice Shoes provided color grading and editorial finishing services for Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey, Netflix’s four-part documentary series about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its self-proclaimed prophet, Warren Jeffs. Directed by Rachel Dretzin and produced and co-directed by Grace McNally, the series explores, in shocking detail, the FLDS’s decades of practicing polygamy, forced underage marriage and pregnancy, and the events that led to Jeffs’ 2011 life sentence.
Cinema Verde, on a mission to tackle climate anxiety, and to foster exchange and environmental action is now making its award-winning films available on its own streaming platform. The 13-year-old non-profit educational organization. The subscription revenue of the channel is paid out fully to the independent environmental filmmakers.
Flowing with Fire, a new 360-degree documentary short from director Michael Gabriele and Chicago production company Daily Planet, centers on a group of Los Angeles-area artists who engage in what has been called “a hypnotic form of dance combined with pyrotechnics.”
Twain Richardson, a conform editor with credits spanning television, documentaries, advertising, and shorts, has joined Goldcrest Post. Bringing more than a dozen years of experience, Richardson has developed a broad skill set and a credit list that includes the Oscar-shortlisted documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy for Amazon Prime, the BAFTA-nominated documentary Becoming Cousteau for Nat Geo and the provocative documentary Britney vs Spears for Netflix.
The Heartland Regional Emmy Awards recognized the Cherokee Nation’s Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People with three awards during the 2022 Emmys on Saturday, July 16. The tribe’s cultural television series, and the short documentaries within it, continue to be honored with numerous regional, national, and international accolades for its innovative approach to sharing the real-life stories of the Cherokee people.
The twelfth annual Lower East Side Film Festival concluded at Manhattan’s Village East Cinema last week. This year’s winners, which were named today, include Bacon N’ Laces from director Stephen Michael Simon which took the top prize for Best of Fest - Prix D’or and I am Gen Z from director Liz Smith, which was named Best Feature Film.
Yosemite Cinema, an independent movie theatre located inside Yosemite National Park, has opened a Positron XR Cinema virtual reality theatre equipped with 16 motion pods designed to give audiences premium cinematic VR experiences.
The Imax Cinesphere in Toronto will be screening free films as part of its Canada Day weekend programming.
Continuing its long-standing commitment to independent film, Nice Shoes helped to prepare three projects screening at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival: the feature film Allswell, the documentary Billion Dollar Babies, and the advertising series Moving Mountains.