For Immediate Release
• 13th The Method Fest Independent Film Festival Returns with a new home. Indie Fest Slated March 22 – March 28th, 2019, in Beverly Hills
09/27/2018--The 13th The Method Fest Independent Film Festival, scheduled for March 22 – March 28th, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California, is looking for character and story-driven films featuring breakout acting performances by emerging actors as well as career-defining performances by more established stars. The Method Fest features American and foreign feature films and short films and is named after "The Method" school of acting, which revolutionized the approach in acting, particularly in film.
Deadlines for film submissions for the 13th annual The Method Fest are November 1 (Early Bird), December 1 (Regular Entry) and February 1 (Late Deadline). For film submission information call (310) 342-0260 or visit the festival website at www.methodfest.com -- You can also register through www.withoutabox.com
The Method Fest returns with an even greater emphasis on outstanding acting, with new workshops, panels, and other activities to be announced! The Method Fest takes great pride in being a Discovery festival, looking to help launch the works of young fresh filmmakers and to discover breakthrough performances by young and bold new actors.
“We are proud, after spending recent years producing films and special events that we can bring back our festival with renewed energy,” stated Festival Director, Don Franken. “The Method Fest focuses on what we believe are the core ingredients of quality films, great storytelling, and outstanding acting. We look for directors with unique abilities to work with their actors to bring out the best performances possible and to tell stories in a unique way. We pride ourselves on not being a corporate, cookie cutter festival that forgets to focus first on the art of film! We work to screen world premieres and true discoveries, along with other films that are special finds from other film festivals,” said Don Franken, executive director of the Method Fest.
The 13th The Method Fest will feature special tributes to actors, and to those; i.e., directors, producers, casting directors, with talent in working with actors. We will have acting workshops, panels, and seminars for adults and youth. The Method Fest will also be a competition festival!
A variety of other activities will complement the Method Fest screenings - filmmaking seminars, daily/nightly parties and receptions, industry events, a variety of Indie Music events, Lifetime Achievement Tribute, and the Awards Ceremony. The Method Fest’s Youth Program includes competition for middle school and high school students and awards in filmmaking and acting.
In its first 12 years, The Method Fest has launched more than 140 films into the marketplace (theatrical distribution, DVD/video release, TV deals), and brought to attention actors like Naomi Watts, Jeremy Sisto, Jena Malone, Ellen Page, Kristin Stewart, Hunter Parrish, Tamara Hope and Eugene Byrd.
Method Fest gems have included— The Visitor, Waitress, Brothers, Big Fan, Raising Victor Vargas, Three Days of Rain, Flickering Lights, I Love Budapest, Man in the Chair, and even, “The Corndog Man. Black Irish, Sugar, Unfinished Sky, Waitress, Black Irish, Jindabyne, Dreamland, Man in the Chair, Steal Me, It’s All Gone Pete Tong, Seven Times Lucky, Close Your Eyes, Finder's Fee, Flickering Lights, The Visit, To End All Wars, Way Off Broadway, and Jump Tomorrow, which are all other quality films that played at The Method Fest.