#SantaMonicaFilmFestival This Saturday, January 10th. Tweet Your Vote for Your Favorite Indie Film @smfilmfestival

The 8th annual Santa Monica Film Festival (established in 2006) returns Saturday, January 10th to downtown Santa Monica.

#SantaMonicaFilmFestival This Saturday, January 10th. Tweet Your Vote for Your Favorite Indie Film @smfilmfestival
Santa Monica, CA, January 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Santa Monica Film Festival (SMFF) is scheduled for this Saturday, January 10th in downtown Santa Monica. Twenty-two (22) hand-picked independent films will screen in two locations: Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403, and Martin Luther King Theatre 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401. Each screening will include a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The audience will have the unique opportunity to meet the filmmakers and Tweet a vote for their favorite film using a special #SMFFVote hashtag (@smfilmfestival) during the voting period on the day of the event. Voting rules available on the festival website.

The festival will culminate with an awards presentation and cocktail party hosted at the Aero Theatre sponsored by Wolk & Levine, Fotokem and Scarlet Letters, featuring Umami Burger and Stella Artois with a live performance by The Voice contestant Cameron Hovsepian.

This year’s festival honoree is Salvador Carrasco who is being honored at the SMFF Awards Presentation with the "Impact Award” celebrating the local and international educational, economic and artistic impact of his work at SMC as Head of the new SMC Film Production Program. Director/writer Salvador Carrasco was born in Mexico City and now resides in Santa Monica, California. Carrasco’s first feature, The Other Conquest (La Otra Conquista), was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox and became the highest-grossing Mexican film ever at the time of its release. Carrasco has won numerous film and academic awards, and is currently developing new film projects. He is a tenured film professor at Santa Monica College. As the Head of SMC's Film Production Program, Carrasco teaches both filmmaking and critical studies courses, and mentors award-winning short films as Executive Producer. Films in competition at this years’ festival include three SMC Film Program short films: (Hurt, Bird and Solidarity) Executive Produced by Carrasco.

Tickets and Passes are available through EventBrite and the Santa Monica Film Festival website. Free all-screening passes are available for Santa Monica students while supplies last.

For a complete description of the films competing in the Santa Monica Film Festival visit the festival website: http://www.smff.org
Santa Monica Film Festival
Nicola Carbonetta