- Posted August 2, 2014 by
2014 Action On Film Festival Promises A lot More than Action Films
It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to have bad experiences in the rough reality of the film industry, but Del Weston is among the few who used his tribulations as inspiration to take action and create a better experience for others. In 2004 he established the AOF as a venue to showcase unseen talent and since then it has evolved into many action-making entities of its own. The festival itself has become renowned for its quality selection of films and videos, and it’s sold out black tie galas attracting more celebrities into the mix each year. In addition to the AOF’s impressive list of past Lifetime Acheivment winners that include actor/writer/producer D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix of The Matrix and John Savage of the Deerhunter, each year the festival awards its biggest prizes to new talent with over $100,000 given out in cash and gifts.
Not only has the AOFF earned international acclaim and listed among MovieMaker magazine’s exclusive list of top festivals, in 2011 it became one of the only International festivals to have its own television show featuring the work of top AOF Filmmakers and celebrity guests. But perhaps most important, is that the festival’s succes has helped to realize its initial vision of helping writers and filmmakers take action to succeed their careers. In fact, the AOF has become an industry resource pool of its own offering exclusive opportunities for artists to learn the tools of their tumultuous trade from the real industry players who actually know the game.
One of the highlights of this year’s festival is a PR for Filmmakers workshop led by Anthony Mora, president and CEO of Mora Communications, Inc. and author of two books on marketing and PR, The Alchemy of Success and Spin to Win. After all, what good is making a film if you don’t know how to market it? With Mora’s PR expertise stemming over 25 years, he has been featured in: USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The BBC, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fox News and MSNBC.
His workshop, Building a Bridge between Your Film, the Media, the Public, Distributors, Investors and more, is specifically geared to focus on the needs of filmmakers with strategies to build their brand, to reach audiences via the media and getting influencers, investors, distributors and other significant opportunities to succeed their projects. The 90 minute workshop will be at 11am on August 26th at the AOF Filmmaker Pavilion Krikorian Theater in Monrovia, California.
For more information contact Action On Film at: www.aoffest.com
For a seminar schedule visit: http://www.aoffest.com/client_files/pdf/AOFS.pdf