Cinema Language: The Art of Storytelling – comes to Fort Worth

Film Education Workshop “Cinema Language: the Art of Storytelling” is coming to Fort Worth – March 5-6, 2016

Lone Star Film Society and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center present for the first time in Texas: Cinema Language – four terrific courses designed for both the film professional and the avid filmgoer.
“Cinema Language” is an intensive and highly entertaining exploration of the narrative art of cinema that will help filmmakers:

  • Write a much better script and make a much better movie.
  • Approach scripts and projects with the confidence of even the most seasoned professional.
  • Create a script and/or film with a clear understanding of the cinematic gifts at your fingertips.

“Cinema Language” is taught by award-winning filmmaker and Pepperdine University Graduate Screenwriting professor Tom Provost, writer/director of the award-winning Lionsgate feature The Presence, as well as the upcoming features Mr. Clark and Exile.Tom

Classes will be held on March 5th & 6th at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 9am to 6pm. Full weekend and single day tickets are available online here. Walk up tickets will also be available the day of the workshop.

WHAT: “Cinema Language: the Art of Storytelling” with Tom Provost

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 (9am – 6pm each day)

WHERE: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

COST: Weekend ($150) and Day passes ($75) are on sale now.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinema-language-the-art-of-storytelling-tickets-19893371610

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2015 Lone Star Film Festival Award Winning Films

9th Annual Lone Star Film Festival Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORT WORTH, Texas – While the ninth annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square has come to a close, the results of the widely successful 4 day event are still being talked about. The Lone Star Film Society would like to congratulate all of the winners from this year’s festival.

Taking home the prize of $2,500.00 for Best Feature Film was ALMOSTING IT written, directed and starring Will Von Tagen. Leaving with the honors of Best Documentary and $2,500.00 prize was AUDITION directed by Matt Herron. A prize of $500.00 went to THE DEATH DRIVE by Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne for Best Short Film.

The Lone Star Film Society staff would like to thank all of the filmmakers, sponsors, panelists, guest speakers and moviegoers for helping make 2015 one of the most successful film festivals to date. We look forward to seeing all of you in Sundance Square again next year for our 10th anniversary.

About Lone Star Film Society

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form while showcasing the City of Fort Worth. The Society accomplishes this mission through year-round film screenings, educational workshops and collaborative community partnerships.  LSFS annually presents their signature event, the Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square, which takes place in beautiful downtown Fort Worth.

LSFF Press Contact:                                                                

Charles Rice
Film Programming Director
Lone Star Film Society
charles@lonestarfilmsociety.com

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Malcolm McDowell Q&A to open special Fort Worth screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

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The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square has added a special screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) to conclude an opening night that includes an outdoor presentation of family friendly short films in Sundance Square and an opening night screening of WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN with special guest, director Robert Edwards.

Malcolm McDowell will be available for a Q&A at 9:45pm before the controversial and critically acclaimed feature film from Stanley Kubrick screens at roughly 10pm.

Lone Star Film Festival screenings and events begin on Thursday, November 5th.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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2015 Lone Star Film Festival announces Short Film Line-up

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Lone Star Film Festival announces 21 short films to be included in this year’s line-up

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 8, 2015) – The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square, an annual film event in North Texas (November 5 – 8, 2015), announces 20 short films to be included in its upcoming event.

— Competition short films (eligible for awards) —

21 ft. south | USA | Drama | Luca Brinciotti

Borrowed Time | USA | Animation | Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats

Celluloid Dreams | USA | Sci-fi | Jonathan Dillon

Citizen Teklit | USA | Documentary | Tim Taylor

The Death Drive | USA | Action | Michael Bourne & Kyle V. James

Frankie (Italian roulette) | USA | Comedy/Drama | Francesco Mazza

From Tonga | USA | Documentary | Huay-Bing Law

Heart of Hate | USA | Drama | Daniel Witkowski

Helio | USA | Sci-fi | Teddy Cecil

Highsmith | USA | Drama |Lauren Pruitt

The House is Innocent | USA | Documentary | Nicholas Coles

Man in the Can | USA | Documentary | Noessa Higa

The Mediator | USA | Western | Graham Phillips & Parker Phillips

Melville | USA | Drama | James M. Johnston

Out of Order | USA | Animation | Nathaniel Shrage

Prism | USA | Sci-fi | Jackson Miller

Reinventing The Reel | Canada | Documentary | Michael Gorlick

Starman | USA | Action/Drama | Josema Roig

This Time It’s Shopping | USA | Comedy | Chek Wingo

T.P. | USA | Comedy/Adventure | Bob Blevins & Bradly Werley

Video | USA | Drama | Randy Yang

Additional showcase short films will be added to our line-up soon.

Lone Star Film Festival’s screening and events schedule will be announce on October 16, 2015.

WHAT:       The 9th annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square opens this November with film screenings, film competition, panel discussions, guest speakers and parties.

WHEN:       Thursday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8th.

WHERE:      All Screenings will be held in Sundance Square in the AMC Palace Theater and Four Day Weekend Theater. Additional activities will be held in Sundance Square Plaza and Sundance Plaza Pavilion.

Individual screening tickets go on sale mid-October.

The best way to fest is with an ALL-ACCESS BADGE

eventbriteThe ALL-ACCESS BADGE is the exact badge that our filmmakers enjoy. You too can experience VIP status with priority seating access to all festival screenings, entry to all social events, exclusive festival parties (Film Awards Ceremony), panel discussions and more. All-Access Badge includes complimentary drinks and food at various events (limited quantity). All-Access Badges do not guarantee seats. We recommend you arrive early for each panel and movie you would like to attend.

2015 Lone Star Film Festival – Announces Feature Film Line-up

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Lone Star Film Festival announces 37 feature films to be included in this year’s line-up

FORT WORTH, Texas (October 1, 2015) – The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square, an annual film event in North Texas (November 5 – 8, 2015), announces 37 feature films to be included in its upcoming event.

— Showcase feature films (screening out-of-competition) —

The Adderall Diaries | USA | Drama | Pamela Romanowsky

An Eye For Beauty | Canada | Drama | Denys Arcand

Anomalisa | USA | Drama/Animation | Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman

Back in Time | USA | Documentary | Jason Aron

The Benefactor | USA | Drama | Andrew Renzi

Bright Shadow | USA | Documentary | Jesse Lyda

Carol | USA | Drama | Todd Haynes

Children of Giant | USA | Documentary | Hector Galan

The Dark Horse | New Zealand | Drama | James Napier Robertson

Krisha | USA | Drama | Trey Edward Shults

Meadowland | USA | Drama | Reed Morano

Mojave | USA | Thriller | William Monahan

Night Owls | USA | Comedy | Charles Hood

Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove | USA | Documentary | Joe Nick Patoski

Tumbledown | USA | Drama/Comedy | Sean Mewshaw

When I Live My Life Over Again | USA | Drama/Comedy | Robert Edwards

Windsor | USA | Family/Drama | Porter Farrell

— Competition feature films (eligible for awards) —

Audition | USA | Documentary | Matt Herron

Almosting It | USA | Drama | William von Tagen

Astraea | USA | Science Fiction | Kristjan Thor

Cash Only | USA | Drama | Malik Bader

Counting for Thunder | USA | Family/Drama | Phillip Irwin Cooper

Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star | USA | Documentary | Justin Johnson

Eadweard | Canada | Drama | Kyle Rideout

Flow | Spain | Family/Drama | David Martinez

Frame By Frame | Afghanistan| Documentary |Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli

Hooked | USA | Documentary | Lee William Grivas

Imba Means Sing | Uganda | Documentary |Danielle Bernstein

Janey Makes a Play | USA | Documentary | Jared Callahan

Keep in Touch | USA | Comedy/Drama/Music | Sam Kretchmar

The Last Treasure Hunt | USA | Adventure/Family/Drama | Patrick Biesemans

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things | USA | Documentary | Matt D’Avella

Orphans & Kingdoms | New Zealand |Drama| Paolo Rotondo

Sea Horse | USA | Fantasy/Adventure | Kamell Allaway

T-Rex | USA | Documentary |Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper

What Lola Wants | USA | Thriller | Rupert Glasson

Lone Star Film Festival short films are scheduled to announce on October 8, 2015.

WHAT:       The 9th annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square opens this November with film screenings, film competition, panel discussions, guest speakers and parties.

WHEN:       Thursday, November 5th – Sunday, November 8th.

WHERE:      All Screenings will be held in Sundance Square in the AMC Palace Theater and Four Day Weekend Theater. Additional activities will be held in Sundance Square Plaza and Sundance Plaza Pavilion.

Individual screening tickets go on sale mid-October.

The best way to fest is with an ALL-ACCESS BADGE.

eventbriteThe ALL-ACCESS BADGE is the exact badge that our filmmakers enjoy. You too can experience VIP status with priority seating access to all festival screenings, entry to all social events, exclusive festival parties (Film Awards Ceremony), panel discussions and more. All-Access Badge includes complimentary drinks and food at various events (limited quantity). All-Access Badges do not guarantee seats. We recommend you arrive early for each panel and movie you would like to attend.

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LONE STAR FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR

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LONE STAR FILM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR

 

FORT WORTH, Texas – July 1, 2015 – Thanks to the leadership of the Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) by the Board of Directors, and its staff, and the dedication of its members, sponsors, volunteers, and committed contractors, the Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square (LSFF) will be held this year from November 5 to November 8, 2015.

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chad Mathews as Interim Director. Mr. Mathews will lead the Festival into its ninth year, making Fort Worth the Texas destination to visit during the first week of November. Mr. Mathews is an accomplished actor, writer, director, and producer and is one of the founders of the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg, Texas. Mr. Mathews, a native Texan and a TCU graduate, is regarded as a top authority on independent films.

MovieMaker Magazine has placed the Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square on its coveted annual list for the third year in a row. The LSFF was the only North Texas film festival to make the list in 2015. The efforts that helped place Lone Star on the list of top film festivals have continued over these past few weeks without missing a beat while the new leader was recruited. Mr. Mathews will add his own distinct Texas flavor to the LSFF and take it up another notch.

Meanwhile, the Lone Star Film Society is hosting the Arthouse FW film series in conjunction with the Modern Art Museum, including the Anime fest: Story, Style, and Character: The Art of Japanese Animation on August 6-9, 2015 and the Orson Wells fest: Happy Birthday Orson! on Labor Day weekend.

ABOUT THE LONE STAR FILM SOCIETY

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form while showcasing the City

of Fort Worth to the world. LSFS accomplishes this mission through year-round

presentation, education and community collaboration. This includes an annual film festival that is the leading event of its kind in North Texas.

The LSFS presents a year-round set of screenings and events, including many in partnership with

the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Cook Children’s Hospital, the Boys and Girls Club and the Fort Worth Independent School District.