MARINA DEL REY, CA – Hundreds of independent films will screen this summer at the Marina del Rey Film Festival, which returns for its 10th anniversary.
The milestone event takes place July 16-22 at Cinemark 18 and XD at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles.
“We are very happy to have this festival in person, and we want to welcome the filmmakers once again to the best festival experience,” festival director Jon Gursha said in a statement. “We will be showing hundreds of films from all over the world.”
It has been over a year since the festival gathered for in-person screenings.
âAll of us at the Marina del Rey Film Festival are delighted to bring this year’s festival back to the theater,â said Peter Greene, festival program director.
âThere is no such thing as the theatrical experience for films. It is the way filmmakers imagine their film will be shown,â Greene said. âAt the same time, during the pandemic, we launched ShortsDaily, a streaming element of the festival that allows us and the filmmakers to reach an even larger audience because not everyone can see them all. the films in person. ”
The festival has been dubbed the “Top 100 Top Rated Festivals” by FilmFreeway. In 2020, he was virtual due to the pandemic. Movie streaming deals are also still available through the ShortsDaily Roku channel.
Gursha and Greene introduced the festival after visiting Europe and exploring film markets and festivals. In 2012, they brought together the first Marina del Rey Film Festival in Los Angeles, celebrating the art and spirit of the independent film industry.
Festival organizers always accept submissions for films and screenplays. Contact the organizers to submit a film or script to submit, and for more information via the website.