Volunteers needed for Out Web Fest 2018 & added PITCHFEST EVENT!

Volunteers needed for Out Web Fest 2018 & added PITCHFEST EVENT!

OWF (Out Web Fest), the first queer web festival dedicated to highlighting short form content made by and for the global LGBTQ+ community, is looking for volunteers for their 2018 festival May 18th - 20th in West Hollywood.

They are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping out at the festival, we are pleased to offer free admission to this year’s festival, as well as an event t-shirt.  All student volunteers will also receive a fee waiver granting free submission to OWF 2019. 

Click this link to apply as a volunteer: https://www.outwebfest.com/volunteer


OWF announces an incredible new addition to the festival this year for any directors, producers, writers, or other filmmakers – face time with some of the biggest players in the entertainment industry! Your ticket to the Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest will give you the opportunity to pitch your best screenplay, project, production, or other ideas directly to top execs at the biggest production companies in the world. 

The Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest will take place at OWF on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th in The London Hotel. The complete list of participants will be released soon but do not wait!

Use promo code: STUDENT for 20% off your order. 

For more information, please visit https://www.outwebfest.com/

Britweek hosted by New Filmmakers LA

Britweek hosted by New Filmmakers LA


Our partners at New Filmmakers Los Angeles in conjunction with Britweek are presenting a festival of British films on Saturday, April 28th. We have 15 spots for whomever wants to go. As usual the program starts at 4:00 and goes to 11:00ish and they ask that you stay for the duration of the screenings. In addition to the films, there will be receptions and a Q&A with the filmmakers. This is a great opportunity to network, as well as see what up and coming British filmmakers are doing. 

More Info: https://bit.ly/2vfpMsQ

Please email Chrissy (cshannon@columbiacollege.edu) if you are interested in attending and also if you'd like the shuttle to take you there. For the last NFMLA event, only 4 students took the shuttle to downtown, so we're assessing if we should do it again this time.




You're Invited to a Trio of Events!

Lights on Location Festival Launch
Norkai Stages Grand Opening
Wrapal Anniversary Party

Saturday 8:00 PM - September 30th

Complimentary drinks, live music, art exhibit & performance art! For free admission, RSVP to the link below and put "Columbia College Hollywood" in the "How did you find out about us" tab:

RSVP here: https://www.wrapal.com/rsvp-sept30

Norkai Stages: 516 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA

Please rideshare; parking is EXTREMELY limited and it is an industrial neighborhood.


NFMLA/AMPAS host INFOCUS: Latino and Hispanic Cinema Screening

NFMLA/AMPAS host INFOCUS: Latino and Hispanic Cinema Screening



(limited number available - RSVP today!)

You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners NALIP and SAG-AFTRA on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for the annual NFMLA Film Festival InFocus: Latino & Hispanic Cinema event. The entire day of programming takes place at the Hollywood home of the Academy, The Mary Pickford Center’s Linwood Dunn Theater, and is part of the Academy’s participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

The festival presents an incredible lineup of local and international films by world-class emerging filmmakers from the United States, Cuba, Spain, Peru, Guatemala, Venezuela and Mexico. Opening the three program event is a shorts program with stories that range from a young woman struggling with her identity on the verge of adulthood, a voiceless man given the chance to be heard, and a winner of the American Visa Lottery having to choose between individual opportunities and abandoning her family.


Networking and mentoring opportunity, 'cos a lot of the time it's who you know...

HPA Launches Young Entertainment Professionals Program
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has created a program designed to foster the development of the next generation of professionals. Early in August, 2017, the HPA announced the launch of the Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP), sponsored by HPA Women in Post and supported by SMPTE.

The goal of YEP is to attract and mentor individuals in the workforce between the ages of 21 and 29. YEP introduces these young professionals to working professionals, connecting them with events and resources that will further their careers, and encouraging them to be active in the industry. Applicants need not be members of HPA or SMPTE. With no particular educational requirements or prerequisites, YEP is open to any man or woman interested in expanding their industry knowledge and building their media and entertainment career.

The inaugural mentoring event will take place at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference on Wednesday, October 26, 2017 at Loews Hollywood Hotel.

In order to be considered for the YEP program, applicants must complete an online application and secure one recommendation from an employer or, if their work was on an independent production, must supply a recommendation from a professional project supervisor. Up to ten qualified candidates will be selected from the applicant pool by a jury of members of the Women in Post Committee. The YEP application deadline is September 15, 2017.

Those selected will be notified by October 1, 2017. The YEP members will be celebrated at a special event during the SMPTE Annual Conference and will participate in a full day of mentoring experiences, including private booth tours with technology companies, a roundtable luncheon, and entrance to the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Additionally, one or more YEPs with notable industry accomplishments will be recognized as HPA Emerging Leaders at the 2016 HPA Awards. This newly established honor is determined by the HPA Board and requires no separate application. Recipients will be notified by November 4, 2017.To learn more, please visit:

Women Submissions Wanted! (LUNAFEST)

Whether you are a film student with a serious documentary, a rising indie star or an accomplished animator, LUNAFEST wants to see your work! We accept short film submissions from October 1st through April 1st. Each year, we seek unique stories created by, for and about women.