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6th annual Zed Fest Film Festival
Thursday November 5, 2015
Festival Opening Night 7pm
LAEMMLE NoHo 7, Noho Arts District
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, Ca. 91601

Opening Night Feature Film 7pm

The Minds Eye
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Dean Cain, Izzie Steele, Natalie Distler
Directed By: Mark Steven Grove
Zed Fest Film Festival Double Feature Film Block
Thurs Night Nov 5, 2015 9:15 pm

Double Feature Film 1 FILM PREMIERE

One Smart Fellow (44 Min) Rated R
Timothy Busfield, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
Directed By: Timothy Busfield,Tommy Lohmann
Double Feature Film 2 - US FILM PREMIERE
Scrawl (82 Min)Rated R
Starring: Daisy Ridley(Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens)
Elizabeth Boag (Motto,Metro 7 bis, Chasing Robert Barker) Ellie Selwood,Catherine Ruddick
Annabelle Le Gresley, Joe Daly, Nathalie Pownall (Motto,White Box, Twin Suns)

Zed Fest Film Festival 2015 Thurs Night Nov 5, 2015
Shorts Block 11:25 pm
Dark Corners Horror Anthology - FILM PREMIERE
Robert Michael Ryan ( Dark Revelations, How I Met Your Mother)
Starring: Lindsay Seim (Insidious: Chapter 2)
Sarah Nicklin (The Sins of Dracula, 2014 Alice D)
Directors: Cuyle Carvin,Lindsay Seim,Robert Michael Ryan
Producers: Cuyle Carvin,Lindsay Seim,Robert Michael Ryan
Flight Fright
Starring: Eddie Deezen (The Polar Express,Grease,Spongebob Movie)
Doris Morgado (2 Guns,The Internship,NCIS)
Gerald Dewey, Swisyzinna (Real Husbands of Hollywood)
Director: James Politano Producer: James Politano
Starring: Kathy Christopherson (The Young & the Restless,Entourage),
David Dastmalchian (CSI: Cyber,The Dark Knight ,Ant-Man - 2015)
Shannon McKinnon (House M.D),Chris Stone(Ugly Betty)
Director: Mike L. Taylor (Heroes of Cosplay,Excused - tv series)
$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes

(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)

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Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres.

After participating in Zed Fest Film Festival, many of our filmmakers have been able to advance their careers develop their next projects. We take pride in the fact that we are able maintain relationships with participants, to encourage and help them develop and promote their future endeavors.

Our Top prize PHIL TUCKER SPIRIT award (Named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director Best known for Directing Robot Monster in 3-D ~1953)

Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Mary Pickford Award~

This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. "The Mary Pickford Award" Is Named In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer.

You can enter our Zed Fest Film Festival and to be considered for this award. If you have directed, produced or co-produced, written a screenplay.

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In addition she starred in countless films,including several in the Action Genre making her one of the first action film stars. She produced many of her films having started in film acting as child she understood the medium better than most and knew early on that artists in film needed to be protected and have more control over their work. She also was instrumental in archiving early silent films, including Charlie Chaplin Films.

Zed Fest Film Festival ~ Golden Marquee Awards For Top Feature and Short Film

The Zed Fest Film Festival Golden Marquee is awarded each year to the feature film and short film that display exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.




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