Earlier this month, FilmL.A. sponsored NewFilmmakers Los Angeles’ (NFMLA) fifth annual “On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project” film festival. Co-presented by KTLA, On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project is a film festival and awards program that celebrates Los Angeles as a city and filming location. The short films screened at “On-Location” employ the City of Los Angeles as creative inspiration, with submissions coming from both new and established filmmakers.
For 2015, “On Location” was held at Hollywood Center Studios. Founded in 1919, Hollywood Center Studios has played host to classic films like “Go West, Young Man”, “Hopalong Cassidy” and “Pennies from Heaven”. From 1951 until 1953, Hollywood Center Studios was the headquarters for Desilu Studios owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
“On Location” featured pre- and post-screening receptions, giving attendees a chance to mix and mingle with filmmakers and featured talent in Hollywood fashion. The event was hosted by celebrity comedian Guy Branum. Notable presenters included LA City Councilmember David Ryu, and , Hollywood Field Deputy for LA City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Daniel Halden.
In keeping with the NFMLA mission to support emerging filmmakers, “On Location” is also a contest that offers finalists an opportunity to a variety of career-supporting prize packages. This year, the Grand Prize was a production package from Alternative Rentals. Other prizes included a free film permit from FilmL.A., a copy of Movie Magic Budgeting 7 software, and additional prize packages from Mole Richardson, Hollywood Casting, and $2500 in cash.
FilmL.A. is pleased to have supported “On Location” in its fifth year and extends its congratulations to NFMLA and all of the film competition’s finalists and winners.