There's an exciting new event beginning this year that you won't want to miss: the 1st Annual South Bay Film & Music Festival.
Running from June 1 through June 5, 2016 and presented by the Hermosa Cinema Society, this celebration of the arts will include galas, film presentations, artwork, workshops and music showcases.
The Opening Night Gala will feature a Taste of the South Bay, where you can enjoy complementary dishes as well as wine and beer served by the area's favorite local restaurants. This will be followed by a presentation of the Award Winning Opening Night Film and then a Q&A session with the cast and filmmaker.
Film competitions include the categories of documentaries and narratives; there are also special screenings including The General, a silent era film still considered "one of the greatest films of all time" celebrating its 90th anniversary, and a 50th anniversary screening of The Endless Summer tribute, a quintessential surfing masterpiece. The Endless Summer tribute also includes "live music, poster/book signings and a specially curated art exhibition of Sea to See, with over 50 works of art and photography." Of course, no California film festival would be complete without a surfing film showcase, which runs throughout the festival. There will also be three "shorts" film programs, each with a different theme.
Music showcases will not only give you the opportunity to discover new musical artists, they will also benefit musicians by helping to connect them with filmmakers. Musicians who have created soundtracks for the films being shown at the festival will also be performing live for the public.
Throughout the festival, you'll be able to enjoy happy hours, brunches and evening receptions right through the Closing Night Gala, which features an awards ceremony, a dessert reception and screenings of the award-winning films.
This is one arts-based festival you won't want to miss!
WHERE TO STAY?
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