Lake Worth Playhouse’s fourth annual L-Dub Film Festival returns September 27-29 to celebrate our local filmmaking scene. South Florida’s creative minds have been churning all summer, and the Playhouse hopes to give aspiring directors and screenwriters an outlet to present their work to the public and industry professionals.
The Playhouse’s Stonzek Theater is known for its off the wall and eclectic screenings, introducing moviegoers to films and concepts they would not readily encounter in mainstream theaters. Budding filmmakers will have the chance to share their fresh ideas and learn the ins and outs of producing, screenwriting and acting in independent films.
The three-day festival brings together burgeoning film directors, screenwriters and producers to present their work in front of the movie-going public and industry professionals. The support of the public helps aspiring artists get from editing in their bedrooms to full studio production. Encouragement from the local community will reassure film rookies who enter from as far away as Amsterdam and Canada that their dream is worth pursuing. From music and dance films to zombie flicks, the refreshingly original work at L-Dub promises to impress and inspire.
Entries will be accepted through September 3—visit lakeworthplayhouse.org/LDUBFF for more information. Accepted entries will be screened at the festival and entered into several audience choice and officially judged awards at the end of the festival. All genres and formats are accepted, from music videos and shorts to documentaries and full-length features. High school students are encouraged to enter for free. The fourth annual L-Dub festival lineup is as follows:
- On September 27, the Stonzek Theatre will play host of the Filmmaker Reception at 7 p.m. The reception gives rookie filmmakers and seasoned vets a chance to meet, fostering new collaborations and projects.
- On Saturday, September 28, film screenings begin at noon and run until 10 p.m. Concurrently, workshops are scheduled throughout the day, each targeting a different aspect of filmmaking, from acting and screen writing to camera work to marketing strategies; the workshops are free and open to the public. Following the screening and workshops, the L-Dub meet and greet gala will allow festival filmmakers, as well as industry execs and film professionals for a chance to exchange ideas and perhaps meet an industry exec looking to sign the next Wes Anderson.
- The final day of film screenings picks up at noon on Sunday, September 29, with a wrap party and award ceremony immediately following. Six audience awards are up for grabs this year (Best Foreign Film, Feature, Documentary, Short, Music Video and Student Film).
- For full entry details and show times, visit lakeworthplayhouse.org.