Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Loft Film Fest Starts Tonight with Celebration of International Back to the Future Day

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The Loft Film gets off and running this evening with a big party celebrating International Back to the Future Day, which (of course) is the day that Marty McFly headed off to in Back to the Future II. To celebrate, the Loft is showing Back to the Future and Back to the Future II, along with a fashion show of ’50s, ’80s and contemporary fashions, an Enchantment Under the Sea dance and much more.

We detailed a lot of the highlights of the Loft Film Fest in last week's cover story, but one thing we didn't mention: The Loft, which is a member of the International Confederation of Art Cinemas, will also be awarding CICAE Art Cinema Awards in two competitions; Best Documentary and Best Short Film.

Here are some details from Indiewire:

The CICAE award is designed to bring attention to excellent films in order for them to be seen in art houses around the world. The CICAE award is given out at festivals including the Berlinale Forum and Panorama, the Sarajevo International Film Festival, the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

The Loft Film Fest jury for documentary features includes Peter Belsito, film biz consultant, fest panelist and guest blogger for SydneysBuzz on Indiewire, actress/writer/producer Yareli Arizmendi ("Like Water for Chocolate," "A Day Without a Mexican") and Beverly Seckinger, director of University of Arizona Center for Documentary and Docscapes.

The short film jury includes Francesco Clerici, director of "Hand Gestures," Max Cannon, creator of the alternative comic strip "Red Meat", and Lupita Murillo of KVOA News 4 Tucson. 
 See the complete Loft Film Fest schedule here.