The theme for this year’s Melbourne Underground Film Festival is “Evolve Or Die,” so thank God that after 15 years, the fest has decided to evolve rather than kick the proverbial bucket.
What does “evolution” look like for MUFF? For starters, this year is a much more stripped down festival. It runs Sept. 12 – 19 at a single location — The Backlot Studios.
MUFF usually features a healthy retrospective section, but they decided to spin that off into a separate event that will run in a month or two. Instead, MUFF 15 is all about new cinema, with an even stronger focus on Down Under cinema.
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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The teen comedy genre gets a surrealist twist in the impressive debut feature What I Love About Concrete by co-directors Katherine Dohan and Alanna Stewart, and co-conspirator Brett Hanover. Dohan will be in attendace for a post-screening Q&A.
A teenage girl wakes up one morning to discover that she is slowly transforming into a swan, making her high school experience all the more awkward and confusing.
A trip to hell and back is recounted in Greta Snider’s classic underground short film, Portland. Living the ultimate punk lifestyle, a group of friends relive the disaster that was hopping the rails from California to Portland, crashing at a not-so-abandoned house and fighting to reclaim their belongings.
Help fund The Ride, the next great film by genre-bending filmmaker Waylon Bacon, who is currently raising funds through IndieGoGo to finance the pic. Read More…
See You Next Tuesday is the debut feature film by Drew Tobia and stars Eleanore Pienta as a pregnant supermarket worker who is quickly losing her grasp on reality. Read More…
The mighty, mighty Chicago Underground Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their powerhouse 22nd annual event that will run next year on April 15-19. Read More…
The brilliant and essential INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media issue #4 is going into its 2nd printing and can be pre-ordered right now. Read More…
Limo Ride is a new documentary by Marcus Rosentrater and Gideon C. Kennedy. The film recreates an epic limo ride enjoyed by ten friends that takes them — and the viewer — beyond the barrier of appropriate social behavior. Read More…