Fan Film Awards
10756 Redmont Ave
Los Angeles, 91042United States
festival director:Eugene Docena (Festival Registrar)
FAN FILM AWARDS 2016
Reviewed by:farrout 5/19/2016
If you have made a "Fan Film" ( your own take on a Superhero franchise, horror franchise or Sci Fi franchise, ect.. ) this is the festival to enter. Fan films are a great way to learn film making. Making films about characters that you love is a great way to begin the film making process. I always loved the character Aquaman. So, I went out and made a "fan film" based on DC Comic super hero. It was a fantastical learning experience that helped launch my career into the TV and Film world. I'm very grateful for the Fan Film awards to give Fan Film makers throughout the world to get their work recognized. The festival was well put together and luck was with our film. Aquaman in the Cast of the Angler won Best Picture for the 2016 Fan Film Awards. I have an amazing trophy hanging on my wall at work. People always comment on how cool it is. Fan Films have become its own genre. Fan Films are here to stay. I look forward to seeing more Fan Films at the 2017 awards. Hopefully, I will get the long awaited sequel off to Aquaman and be able to enter again... fingers crossed.
Reviewed by:PixelPlex 5/19/2016
My short film, Star Wars: A Toy Story (http://starwars.pixelplex.com/), was part of the 2016 Fan Film Awards. It has screened in eight film festivals / comic conventions so far, which have all been good, but the Fan Film Awards has been by far the best. Unlike comic convention film festivals, the Fan Film Awards is a stand-alone film festival, which allows the focus to be on the films. Of course there are many stand-alone film festivals out there, but not many stand-alone genre film festivals. And because it's focused on the sub-genre of fan films, this festival is relatively small, which makes it much more comfortable and friendly compared to the larger film festivals I've participated in. I really enjoyed the format of the Fan Film Awards. After each film screening, there was a Q&A session with filmmakers who were able to attend. So we were able to discuss each film immediately after viewing it, which was great. The festival organizers arranged for a wonderful food truck to be parked just outside most of the day, Okamoto Kitchen. They serve authentic Japanese food which you don't normally get at typical Japanese restaurants in the US. I've spent a lot of time in Japan, and I really felt nostalgic eating their tasty food. Oishii! I also enjoyed the screenplay portion of the Fan Film Awards, which is not part of typical film festivals. Because of the size of the Fan Film Awards, they were able to have actors read select pages from participating screenplays at a table read. It was especially useful for me because I networked with one of the actresses there, Whitton Frank, and she is now acting in my next fan film, Star Wars: The Toys Awaken. I was lucky enough to win Best Animation for my film and received one of their unique hand-crafted wooden sword trophies. It's definitely the coolest trophy I've seen at all the film festivals I've been part of. And to cap off the evening, The Library Bards (www.librarybards.com) performed several of their geeked out parody songs, which was a lot of fun and perfect for our crowd of fan filmmakers. In summary, the Fan Film Awards was simply the most fun I've ever had at a film festival. I highly recommend it. For anyone who has ever produced a fan film, you definitely need to submit your film to the next Fan Film Awards. Raymond Montemayor Writer / Director / Producer Star Wars: A Toy Story http://starwars.pixelplex.com/
A Great Film Festival and Celebration of Fan Films and Fan Filmmakers!
Reviewed by:James Eimmerman 5/9/2016
A great festival for Fan Films and pop culture enthusiasts! A festival and a celebration! This festival takes a unique approach from the normal con film festivals taking place all over the country. Provides great entertainment, food, and a venue of great cultural significance like the LA Art Colony. The festival team is a group off passionate professionals that make this a unique event by the fans, for the fans! I Highly recommend the Fan Film Awards to any Fan Film creator!
SO MUCH FUN!
Reviewed by:azurelorica 5/7/2016
The FanFilm Awards brought out the best in everyone, as the screenings and live readings had the filmmakers come out of the woodwork with their amazing stories behind the scenes to the audience. The atmosphere was so intimate, as it was held in an art gallery. There were food trucks, the staff was sweet, and there was even a bar to enjoy a few drinks - it was easy to mingle with everyone. You could see the excitement in everyone's faces, when you shook their hand, saying, "Hey, that's my film up there!" The love was just everywhere here, and I can't wait for next year!
So much fun!
Reviewed by:JackSaat 5/6/2016
One of the more fun award shows, they had screenings of the fan movies all day and the crew and people were all really nice and helpful, and the Award ceremony hosts (The Library Bards) were really entertaining and also performed some great parodies sounds for us all! And unlike other award shows the winners were a lot of my personal picks. Overall a great experience and well worth the ticket price!