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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The L.A. Skate film festival

The Academy of Skateboard Filmmakers has announced that the nominated films below will be screened on August 31st and September 1st, 2010 at The Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles. 251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Los Angeles, CA

For those of you in the greater LA area don’t miss out on your opportunity to view these highly creative independent skate films. All information including driving directions is available through the LA Skate Film Festival site

- $12 per showing (2 films minimum will be screened depending on the showing you pick)
- Tickets will be available first come first serve sold at the door.
- Space limited
- All ages are welcome
- The films start at the time indicated on the schedule

Selected films:

The Best Commercial
Nestle Aero
La tabla Skaters

Best US Film
Extremely Sorry

Best Documentary
10,000 Kilometers
Deathbowl to Downtown

Best International
The Gypsea Tour
Riding the Long White Cloud

Best Independent
Wizard Smoke

Best Emerging
Corridor of Shame
19 Years Young

Best Skate Shop
The Dango Is Dead
Spot On

The films were selected by 12 Academy members who have been divided into four groups of 3 reviewing more than 90 films from all over the world. The members are C.R. Stecyk, Stacy Peralta, Grant Brittain, Fred Mortagne, Bryce Kanights, Ed Templeton, Ricki Bedenbaugh, Greg Hunt, Mike Manzoori, Jamie Thomas, Ty Evans and Geoff Rowley.

Stacy Peralta in the 80's
Stacy Peralta wrote and directed the feature film hit “Lords of Dogtown” and documentary “Dogtown and Z Boys”. As co-owner of Powell-Peralta skateboards, Peralta is also famous for creating the first known team skate video series, including revered classics like “The Search for Animal Chin” and “Skateboarding in the 80’s”.

C.R. Stecyk is a visionary photojournalist, who wildly documented the original Dogtown days in SkateBoarder magazine articles. He is also Co-Founder of Juxtapoz & Thrasher magazines.

Greg Hunt is responsible for the latest Alien Workshop video “Mindfield” and “The DC Video” in addition to a plethora of commercials, music videos and Danny Way television features. He’s currently working on a Dylan Rieder feature for Gravis.

Ricki Bedenbaugh runs his own blog and is known for his work with Element, including the 2005 release of “Elementality”. Behind the masterpiece of Lakai’s “Fully Flared”, Ty Evans is one of the most recognized names in filming today. Besides his continuous work with Girl, Chocolate and the 4 Star empire, Evans stepped out of prior visual boundaries in the making of Rhythm’s “Genesis”. A self taught filmer, he believes in making your own rules and constantly strives to advance his skills.
Bryce Kanights has chronicled skateboarding for the past three decades working as a freelance photographer with consistently published work in Skateboarder, TWSkateboarding and Thrasher magazines. He currently runs and contributes to the avidly checked

Photo Grant Brittain
Grant Brittain has captured the best skateboarders of the last two decades, while previously serving as founding Photo Editor and Senior Photographer for Transworld SKATEboarding. In addition to his photography endeavors advancing artistically over the years, he is Co-founder of The Skateboard Mag.

Fred Mortagne, aka French Fred, pioneered skateboard filming in France, while discovering and exposing the countries skate talent. Style wise, Fred is best known for his progressive filming techniques and even has claim to the rolling long lens angle named ‘Fredangle’. His distinct style can be witnessed in Flip’s “Sorry”, “Menikmati”, Vans TV commercials (Geoff Rowley), as well as work with Cliché, Fuel TV and music videos.

Ed Templeton of Toy Machine is an artist and entrepreneur, while skateboard industry magnate and Black Box Distribution Owner Jamie Thomas filmed, directed and skated in Toy Machine’s “Welcome to Hell”. Mike Manzoori directs and films for Etnies / Emerica, while also pursuing his photography and artistic interests. Currently skating for Flip, Vans and Volcom, Geoff Rowley was voted “Skater of the Year” in 2000 and continues to push skateboarding to insanely new extremes.


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Wednesday, August 25, 2010 

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SKATE Santa Monica courthouse one more time!!!!! [thats the West LA courthouse to you b*tches who weren’t there!!!]
Hitting that sh*t flash mob style wednesday.
3! (f*ckin count em!!) 3 LEGENDARY special guests who have been off the grid since back in the day gonna tear that sh*t up one more time!!!! Come….don’t come….hate on it…whatever dude, this amazing sh*t goes down with or without you
THIS WED! - 22nd -- 7pm Purdue/San blvd!

September 21, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

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