This year’s LA Film Festival, running for the first time in its new fall position Sept. 20-28, is beginning to take shape. On Tuesday, the festival announced a number of programs and events, with further programming announcements expected at the end of the month.
Under the leadership of festival director Jennifer Cochis, in her second year heading the event, LAFF looks to continue embracing the core missions of its parent organization, Film Independent, while also further trying to distinguish itself amid a crowded fall festival landscape.
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A photographer takes a photo that launches his career—and then takes on a life of its own.
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Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and iconic cartoon character Atom Boy have appeared in paddy fields in northern Japan.
The stars of Roman Holiday and the much-loved robot hero created by manga author Osamu Tezuka were selected last summer by the residents of Inakadate, in Aomori Prefecture, as the subjects of this year’s “tambo art” project.
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The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers from anywhere in the world, and is the largest competition of its kind.
In 2019 there are two new categories, including for the very first time the Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer to show how celebration of this great life event is marked with food and feasting across the world. While the Food Stylist Award will reward the talent of those who put so much skill in to creating styled food photographs.
The judging panel for 2019 includes new jurists Claire Hyman, eminent photography collector Rahul Singh, President, National Restaurant Association of India, Per Anders Jorgensen, Scandinavia’s food photographer and founder of Fool magazine, Jock Zonfrillo, top Australian chef in World’s Top 50 Restaurants, Lucy Pike, Head of Photography, We Transfer Donal Skehan, chef/blogger, Ireland and New York Tom and Harry chef and producer of Twisted, the Facebook channel for cooking, Charlie Stebbings.
Entries close on 10 February 2019. You can enter the awards here.
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For more than 20 years, fear and anxiety ruled Melanie Parent’s life.
The northwest Louisiana native avoided going out in public whenever possible, afraid of what dangers may lie in wait for her outside.
“I wouldn’t leave the house. I wouldn’t travel. I was afraid of going on trips,” Parent said. “I was afraid of getting into a car accident.”
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