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San Pedro International Film Festival Celebrates 6th Year

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"SPIFFest" 10 days of Film, Music, Art and Technology at the Port of Los Angeles City of San Pedro.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. - Sept. 13, 2017 - EntSun -- The San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest) celebrates its 6th anniversary presenting one of the South Bay's largest film festivals from October 5-15, 2017 in San Pedro's Historic Waterfront District.  SPIFFest marks this 6-year milestone with expanded multimedia programming over two weekends, including music and the latest technology innovations spotlighting virtual reality.  Educational opportunity for budding filmmakers is offered via panels and youth intensive programming.

The festival kicks off October 5th during San Pedro's First Thursday Art Walk and continues Friday with it's Opening Night Film Dreams I've Never Had directed by Iyad Hajjaj with Malcom McDowell and Robin Givens.

On Sunday is Sweden's official Oscar entry The Square (Cannes Palm d'Or winner) directed by Ruben Ostlund, and Human Flow directed by Ai Wei Wei (Venice Film Festival).

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A screening of Some Kind Of Wonderful celebrating it's 30th Anniversary, highlights local San Pedro locations will be the highlights of the weekend and horror classic Friday the 13th will screen Friday October 13th.

The second weekend continues with shorts and documentary programming, and Every Nights a Saturday Night directed by Jeff Stacy, and about Booby Keys, saxophone player for the Rolling Stones.

October 15th SPIFFest hosts a look at Virtual Reality and its applications in cinema and entertainment, featuring a panel discussion and demo of the latest works by some of today's top VR innovators.

Top tier sponsors include: STAYCOOL Breath Freshener Spray (Universal Toiletries, USA), the Relativity School of Los Angeles and Pappys Restaurant of San Pedro, host of the opening weekend celebratory party and VIGO, a social media content creation app. Social Media support provided by 411 Voices Media independent contractors.

Tickets and festival passes range from $10 to $65, there will also be some free screenings.  For more information and to register for the mailing list visit www.SPIFFest.org

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About SPIFFest

SPIFFest continues its innovative programming and wider appeal of Oscar-buzz films, and offers a series of screenings, workshops, events and discussions throughout the year for San Pedro and South Bay residents.  San Pedro is home to 100 years of film and television production and the Port of Los Angeles.

*The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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About SPIFFest

press@Spiffest.org

SPIFFest continues its innovative programming and wider appeal of Oscar-buzz films, and offers a series of screenings, workshops, events and discussions throughout the year for San Pedro and South Bay residents.  San Pedro is home to 100 years of film and television production and the Port of Los Angeles.

*The Warner Grand Theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Contact
Ziggy Mrkich
***@spiffest.org


Source: San Pedro International Film Festival

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