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Enjoy Movies at the Burbank International Film Festival!

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Lights, Camera, Action! Make way for the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival! The 4th film festival’s goal is to support independent filmmakers’ talent by showcasing their work and a way to break through into the entertainment industry. If you will be staying in Burbank CA this September, see what the Burbank International Film Festival has to offer!

The festival starts off this year on Wednesday, September 4th, with an Opening Night Screening & Gala Reception at Warner Brothers & Gordon Biersch Brewery on San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank. The documentary film “The Brothers Warner” at Warner Brothers includes Media Red Carpet and Gala Reception at Gordan Biersch. Only 100 tickets will be sold for opening night, so buy your tickets for this event now! Tickets range from $30 t0 $50.

On Thursday, September 5th, there will be three programs of screenings from 8 pm to 10 pm at Universal Studios Screening Room #3. The first program will include comedy shorts followed by drama and new media and finally comedy/drama. All screenings include a Red Carpet reception with food and vodka drinks courtesy of 40 Degrees Vodka. Be sure to attend to meet fellow filmmakers! Tickets for each program are $15 each. On Friday, you can purchase single tickets for one of four programs or a ticket that includes the after-party. The festival starts at 7 pm at AMC Town Center 6 with drama shorts, followed by the Thriller feature film called “Chink” at 8 pm. Chink stars Kenzie Dalton (New Girl), and Tzi Ma (Rush Hour, 24), among others. More drama shorts will follow the film, along with an after-party at IATSE Sound Stage with an open bar. Tickets are $10 to $20 for each program, along with $10 for the after-party. 

Saturday and Sunday feature films, documentaries, student work, shorts, and more all day. You can buy tickets for each program for $10. Another after party will be held on Saturday. On Sunday, the festival will close with a gala honoring award-winning filmmakers, industry icons, and professionals at 5:30 pm. This year’s honorees include Iron Man 3 Writer/Director Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Academy award-winning Animation Director Brenda Chapman (Brave), award-winning Composer

Marco Beltrami (World War Z, The Wolverine), Conceptual Artist, Neville Page (Oblivion, Prometheus) Veteran Actor John Savage(Deerhunter, Hair,) and a special Diversity Award to the SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Department. Come to walk the Red Carpet, drink cocktails at the reception, eat at the banquet, and watch the awards show. This year’s gala will be held at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. The tickets are $100.

Be sure to make it out to see some of the films at the Burbank International Film Festival next week if you’ll be in the area! You’ll see some exciting movies you won’t see elsewhere, and who knows, you may even rub elbows with a celebrity or two!