NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Presents DocuSlate in Partnership with the International Documentary Association (IDA)

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles on December 3rd as they present the first annual DocuSlate Documentary Film Festival in Partnership with the International Documentary Association.

Los Angeles, CA, December 02, 2016 --( NFMLA is pleased to present DocuSlate, an entire day dedicated to documentary films. The festival will highlight 5 feature films and closes with an eclectic collection of 6 short documentary films. In between film programs, audiences can participate in filmmaker Q&A’s or mingle with festival attendees in the premium South Park Center lounge over refreshments and cocktails.

Nothing with Something: Death of a Diner - James Boo

James Boo has spent much of his career telling stories “focused on the myth and realities of small business in the United States.” He stumbled across Jodie’s, the struggling, local hotspot and it became a subject of fascination for several of his articles and for Nothing with Something: Death of a Diner, which is his first film.

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play - Jerome Thelia

Director Jerome Thélia has worked as a director, editor, colorist, and visual effects artist for feature films, documentaries, and commercials for 25 years. Inspired by the book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game by John Fox, his film Bounce has received critical acclaim. Since its world premiere at SXSW in 2015, the film has screened at a number of festivals worldwide.

MAN VS. SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler - Andrew Seklir & Tim Kinzy

Director Andrew Seklir is director and executive producer and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his remarkable work on SciFi’s Battlestar Galactica. Tim Kinzy was a compulsive reader of “MAD” magazine and an obsessive Atari 2600 player. Currently, Tim works as an editor of episodic television with credits including Heartbreakers, Eureka, and Battlestar Galactica.

Programming Hope - Jack Creamer

Director Jack Creamer is an Emmy award winning producer, videographer, and editor. Has worked 25 years in local television news & video production, producing various programs, commercials, and TV pilots. This is his first documentary feature film: “Over the years I realized the impact that (documentaries) could have so I decided I would tell one of my own, about something that was important to me.”

Left on Purpose - Justin Schein

Director and Cinematographer Justin Schein stated, “I’ve never been so captivated or so troubled by a film subject as Mayer Vishner.” As a cinematographer, he has worked on over 60 films internationally for broadcasters including The BBC, The Discovery Channel, and PBS. Some of his films premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and were screened at festivals throughout the world.

Down in Flames: the True Story of Tony “Volcano” Valenci - William Stribling

William Joseph Stribling, director/producer, is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the arts. “I strive to make films that show people things they’ve never seen before,” he says, “And so I’m proud to say that I’ve never seen a movie like Down in Flames.” Stribling’s films have been an official selection of over 30 film festivals worldwide.

Keeping Balance - Bernhard Wenger

Austrian director/writer/producer Bernhard Wenger creates short films, music videos, and commercials. His latest short films were screened at over 100 festivals and have won numerous awards. His music videos screen at Germany’s most famous music channels. Since 2014, Wenger has been studying at the Vienna Filmakademie.

Chasing the Rabbitt - Zachary Elz

About the creation of his documentary, Elz states, “My dad always tells me, you'll never have a good video if you don't have an amazing story. I took that to heart, and when making the film Chasing the Rabbitt, I realized that we had an amazing story that had been 50 years in the making. It was my job to document our journey as we attempted to find the man who left my dad 50 years ago.”

Tommy is America - Lauren Stoelzle

Director Lauren Stoelzle is currently a third year MFA student at Southern Illinois University and now a teaching assistant at the university. The up-and-coming filmmaker is a mother of two and writer/director/cinematographer of three completed short films and two in the making.

The Last Plight - Sargon Saadi

Sargon Saadi has worked on numerous projects ranging from independent films and documentaries to mainstream productions, including working with the lighting department in NBC's Chicago Fire. Sargon has made several films in Iraq and his native Syria, committed to raising awareness about the persecution of ethnic and religious minorities. His film The Last Plight, is an award-winning documentary that was screened before the United Nations and the European Parliament.

My Weekend With Zio - Steve Carrera

Director Steve Carrera’s first short film My weekend with Zio was part of the official selection at the Mexico International Film Festival, and won the Golden Palm Award for best Short Documentary and the Award of Merit Winners at the San Francisco Film Awards for Short Documentary.

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