The L.A. Skate Film Festival is happening in Los Angeles on August 31st-September 1st, 2010, with the prizegiving being held in Hollywood, California on September 2nd, 2010. All the entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2009.
Films will be competing for the following awards:
Best U.S. Skate Film
Best International Film
Best Independent Film
Best Skate Shop Video
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Best Skate Commercial
Best Classic – The Classic category will not be open to the public. The Festival will hand select 10 classic skate films that will be then handed over to the judges for nomination.
The “Official” movers and shakers behind the festival are:
Stacy Peralta: Screenplay writer and director
C.R. Stecyk: Writer, Co-Founder of Juxtapoz and Thrasher magazines
Grant Brittain: Co-Founder and writer at The Skateboard Mag, Photographer
Fred Mortagne: Filmmaker
Bryce Kanights: Co-Founder
Ed Templeton: Artist & Entrepreneur
Ricki Bedenbaugh: Filmmaker
Greg Hunt: Filmmaker/photographer
Mike Manzoori: Filmmaker
Jamie Thomas: Pro Skateboarder, Skateboard industry magnate
Ty Evans: Filmmaker
Geoff Rowley: Skateboarder
Not sure what I make of this. Could some people be taking themselves a little too seriously? I guess I’ll have to wait and see how this pans out. Good opportunity to “pig out” on skate videos none the less, and Machotaildrop looks like it will be one of the featured films. If I lived in L.A. I’d be taking some time off and sitting through some of those. Wonder if the Schidt Videos will make it into the “Best Classic” section… maybe next year.