(Below information provided by press release from SPIFFest.)
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).
A screening of “Some Kind Of Wonderful” celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary highlights local San Pedro locations 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.
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