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We Are Now An Online Film Festival

Since the first year of Eclipse International Film Festival, we’ve been concerned with our filmmakers traveling from around the world to the city of Pasadena. The airfare isn’t cheap, and neither is the schedule convenient for any entrants who wanted their movies to reach a mass audience. Azure Lorica, the nonprofit charity behind the Eclipse International Film Festival, have discussed the many ways we can take on the challenge, and have come to resolve itself to a humble answer:

We are now an online film festival.

Yes, that’s correct. Eclipse International Film Festival will now be strictly online – providing updates and online screenings to nominated films (if and when permitted) to our subscribers! The prize has changed a bit, and so has the program. Since many of our filmmakers were not able to travel for their awards, we now are giving their trophies via mail and online. Meaning, the prizes are accessible internationally, and the trophies are sent to the winners. No pressure in attending the award ceremony, as the event will be held locally in Pasadena, at a tea shop, with the judges and members of our organization.

Not to say that you can’t come and enjoy a cuppa with our esteemed Committee and Board Members. In fact, it would be an honor.

Be that as it may, you are relieved of the pressure of making an extensive trip for such a young film festival. As a humble event, although, we will be publishing updates for the selected films, and inviting the public to vote for their favorite films, and in their desired nominated category in the semi-finals. So, do subscribe when the voting event occurs!

And as for the date of the event, we will be pursuing Feb 1st, 2019. Although, as an online film festival, the date premiers the beginning of the voting sessions, occurring in the following months:

  • March 1st: Selected Nominees Announced
  • April 1st: Semi-Finalists (Fans’ choice) Announced
  • May 1st: Finalists Announced
  • June 1st: Winners Announced

Again, we may showcase your film online, with your permission only. Requests will be sent via email. Winners will receive their awards via mail, along with any additional prizes announced for 2019’s event.

For more information, please subscribe today: eclipseiff.com

We look forward to your independent films, and begin our first online film festival of 2019.

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Indie Nights @ Fall Film Festival

You’re invited to a month of free screening events at the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library! Azure Lorica is hosting the Fall Film Festival with special nights to add to the flare of these magnificent independent films from all over the world. And we, Eclipse International Film Festival, have the pleasure of presenting the Indie Nights – where you may enjoy international films from amazing film groups from Korea, Germany, India, and more!

FREE ADMISSION – RSVP NOW

Fall Film Festival | Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
7771 Foothill Boulevard | Tujunga, CA 91042

Mondays | Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 | 5:00-7:30PM

Wednesday | Oct. 10 | 3:30-5:00PM

register


Schedule coming soon – subscribe today!

Nominations for 2018

Winners in Bold


Best Film

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  • Azul [Dominican Republic]
  • Red River [United Kingdom]
  • Killer Smile [China]
  • She Isn’t Here [USA]

Best Animation

  • MOTION PICTURESDictoven [USA]
  • Crushed in Space [USA]
  • Ursa Major [USA]
  • Motion Pictures [USA]

Best Foreign Film

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  • Killer Smile [China]
  • Azul [Dominican Republic]
  • Big Earth Hotel California [Germany]
  • Odd Stranger [Brazil]

Best Cinematography

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  • Killer Smile [China]
  • Barnyard [Venezuela]
  • Handsome Girl [Germany]
  • Restroom [United Kingdom]

Best Documentary

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  • Developing Destination [Nepal]
  • Handsome Girl [Germany]
  • Too Much Stress From My Heart [Italy]
  • Flight Attitude [Italy]

Best Soundtrack

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  • RUN [USA]
  • Handsome Girl [Germany]
  • Entangled Minds [USA]
  • Shadows Of Hope [Colombia]

Best Director

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  • Kailee Maeda and Michelle Noland for RUN
  • Raphaël K for I’m Very Close
  • Christopher Razniak for Lola and Elaine
  • Jeetu Rall for Self War

Best Actress

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  • Ievgeniia Pavlenko for Photomorgana
  • Liz Sandifer for She Isn’t Here
  • Gerri Skeens for Red River
  • Gong Zhe for Killer Smile

Best Actor

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  • Joseph Sean-Lyons for Restroom
  • Tom Zidner for Restoom 13
  • Jordan Sangalang for Meet Up
  • Joseph Pena Brown for Azul

Best Screenplay (film)

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  • Meet Up by Mark Abramowitz and Dan O’Connor
  • The Other Side Of The Door by Ira Farmer
  • Lola And Elaine by Tia Mayer and Ceren Fitoz
  • Odd Stranger by Beto Oliveira
  • Big Earth by Patrick Merz

Best Script (non-film)

  • Confessions of a College Hustler by Phil Hollins
  • Butterflies In Berlin by Monica Manganelli
  • Ellie’s Dad by Jialan Lin
  • Evilin by Tina A. Wake
  • The Summer of the Fawkes in the Sky by Sunny Kallumkai
  • Petit a Petit by Jessi Thind

See Prize List | Meet Ensemble


 

Introducing Our Ensemble

For our scriptwriters, we are given a treat of having their works read live at Award Ceremony. We will be reading 5-10 pages, prior to the awarding, and the following readers are honoring us to be Eclipse International Film Festival this year. Here is 2018’s Festival Ensemble:

Please remember that your admission into the Award Ceremony comes with dinner. Mention to the host of the venue that you’re part of the film festival, and they will escort you to the private room, to be seated for the meal and show.

RSVP for Award Ceremony Admission:

Online Admission: $35
At Door Admission: $40

Eclipse International Film Festival | Award Ceremony
Dupar’s Restaurant and Bakery
214 S. Lake Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91101

Join us for the 2018 Award Ceremony – Eclipse International Film Festival

We’re excited to have our filmmakers and screenwriters join us for our festival, and more so at the upcoming award ceremony!

7981837003_ab7611ee73_kWhen attending, we’d like to remind everyone that the film screenings are free. From January 23rd thru the 26th (5-9pm), Q&A’s will follow each film shown at the Pasadena Central Library [see map]. There are two different screening rooms per film, so please check our program schedule before attending: SEE PROGRAM

On January 26th, we’ll be hosting the live reading at Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery from 8-10pm [see map]. Q&A’s will commence after each script reading, as well, and the award ceremony will follow. This is a private, admission only event. Please purchase your tickets online:

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The award ceremony admission comes with a free meal. Please check our menu below, and enjoy the entertainment! And…break a leg!


MEAL

(choose one of the following)

CAESAR SALAD
Tossed romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing, house-made croutons and grated Reggiano Parmesan ( Served with a choice of bakery fresh dinner roll, date nut or banana nut bread. ~Available with Grilled chicken breast)

VEGGIE BURGER
Patty with lettuce, tomato, dressing (With your choice of fresh fruit, French fries, of coleslaw)

MONTE CRISTO
House-made brioche, sliced ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, batter dipped and grilled golden brown (With your choice of fresh fruit, French fries, of coleslaw)

1/2 SANDWICH COMBO
Soup or Salad, 1/2 Sandwich (With your choice of fresh fruit, French fries, of coleslaw)

FOUR CHEESE MACARONI
Creamy sauce of Mascarpone, Parmesan, jack and cheddar cheese. (Served with bacon and garlic toast)

BEVERAGES

(choose one of the following)

HOUSE BLEND COFFEE or DECAF
HOT BLACK/HERBAL TEA
FRESH BREWED ICED TEA

SODA
Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, or Root Beer


For more updates & details, please subscribe to eclipseiff.com today!

Prize List 2018

We’re excited to bring our participants in this year’s Eclipse International Film Festival the amazing prizes Azure Lorica Foundation has in store!

Partnering with iPitch.tv, we’re providing stellar opportunity for filmmakers to have their films be distributed and supported by Hollywood Producers, and many more. Learn more @ ipitch.tv 


Here are the prizes for Eclipse International Film Festival 2017:

Semi-Finalist Nominees will win:

  • 3 months complimentary membership to iPitch.tv
  • Film screened & Script read atEclipse International Film Festival
  • Certification of Nomination

Finalists of the Eclipse International Film Festival will win:

  • 1 year of complimentary membership to iPitch.tv

Winners of theEclipse International Film Festival will win:

  • Official certification of Winning Title
  • 1 year of marketing support from Azure Lorica Foundation, including, but not limited to:
    • Interviews of Winners
    • Articles on the overall production of Film/Script
    • Content sharing via social media
    • Sharing film via online, if public embed is available
  • Winning Films will be shared online for one whole year
  • Winning Script will have their entire screenplay read before a live audience

Eclipse International Film Festival 2017:
RSVP TODAY – SEATS ARE LIMITED


The following are the award categories for ourEclipse International Film Festival:

  • BEST PICTURE
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • BEST ACTOR
  • BEST ACTRESS
  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • BEST SCORE
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • BEST ANIMATION
  • BEST SCREENPLAY
  • BEST SCRIPT (NON-FILM)

To learn more about the event, subscribe and read more: About

Festival Guide 2018

Welcome to the Eclipse International Film Festival – Azure Lorica’s festival of equality!

You’re invited to join us for four days of film screenings and live readings (both followed by Q&A sessions), and the award ceremony.

SEE SCHEDULE


Film Screenings are FREE ADMISSION

Script Readings & Award Ceremony:
$35/admission – limited seating


When attending, you will begin by entering through the left side of the Pasadena Central Library entrance (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Gates will open by 4:30pm between Jan. 23rd-25th (Tuesday-Thursday), and 9:00am on Jan. 26th (Friday). Shows will be start 30 minutes after.

In collaboration with the Pasadena Library, we will be showcasing kids films until 6pm, between Jan. 23rd-25th. We will commence our regular program afterwards.

Please visit for schedule: program 2018


Parking is available behind the library and on the street around the facility. Bus and Train stops are available 1-10 minutes near the Library.

Please visit for more info: venue and travel


On Jan. 26th (Friday), by 3:00pm, we’ll be adjourning the film screenings, and will meet again by 8:00pm, for the script readings and awards ceremony at Dupar’s Restaurant and Bakery (214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101).

The event at Dupar’s is a private occasion, admitting only paying attendees. Please purchase your event pass today:


Film Screenings are FREE ADMISSION

Script Readings & Award Ceremony:
$35/admission – limited seating


Upon arrival, please take your seat. Your admission comes with a free meal. Feel free to order at any time.

We will proceed with script readings, followed by Q&A sessions with the attending scriptwriters. (Cast members will be announced soon).

Afterwards, the Awards Ceremony will commence.

“Break a leg!”


Winners of the Eclipse International Film Festival are awarded:

  1. Laurel certificate(s) with their name and winning title
  2. One whole year’s worth of support from the Azure Lorica Foundation
  3. A twelve (12) month free membership to ipitch.tv

Nominees of the Eclipse International Film Festival are awarded:

  1. Laurel certificate(s) with their name and nominee title
  2. A three (3) month free membership to ipitch.tv

Venue & Travel 2018

VENUE

Welcome to the Eclipse International Film Festival! Attending the event will have your travel be a sublime ride into the beautiful city of Pasadena. To begin, we will be hosting our screenings at the Pasadena Central Library:

The theaters are located on the left side of the building, with a ramp leading to the entrance to both the Childrens Theater and the Donald R. Wright Auditorium. Parking is located behind the library, on the side streets – adjacent, and across the library, near City Hall.

Event is FREE.

Pasadena Central Library | Jan. 23-26, 2018
285 E. Walnut St. | Pasadena, CA 91101


The script readings will be held on the evening of January 26, Friday – located at Dupar’s Restaurant and Bakery. The venue is a humble brick style building, but the ambience within is filled with Ox blood arm chairs, a fire place, and red wood – a charming lodge to welcome any newcomer enjoying U.S. hospitality.

This event is ticketed: $35/seat – attendees receive a free meal, and access to our private award ceremony. Please RSVP. Seats are limited.

Dupar’s Restaurant & Bakery | Jan. 26, 2018
214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


TRAVEL

The venues for the Eclipse International Film Festival are near the 210 Freeway, thirty minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. There are hotels nearby, in Pasadena, as well as the neighboring cities. Bus stops and a train station is within walking distance from both Pasadena Central Library and Dupar’s Restaurant & Bakery. Taxi’s, Uber, and Lyft are available nearby.

We recommend the following resources for your convenience:

Guests & Judges 2018

JUDGES

Stefanie Warner
Theatre Director, Scriptwriter, Freelance Graphic Designer, Campaign Manager, and founder of Drift Plume – the official Ensemble Committee of the Azure Lorica Foundation. Stefanie grew up in the world of classic manga and comics, such as DC, Marvel, and Viz, and is a great aficionado of English literature and Modern Art. A graduate of the Art Institute, she is a brand developer for several companies in industries of film, books, and education.

Eugene Cordell
Theatre Producer, Web Developer, and Publisher. Eugene is an avid believer in making dreams come true. From the ground-up, his hobbies are building businesses and nonprofits from simple ideas to legal monoliths.


Program 2018

Welcome to the Eclipse International Film Festival! Join us for film screenings, script readings, and our award ceremony – RSVP today:


  • Entrance is located at the left side entrance of the library. Patio will be open for your convenience. Please ask front desk for more info.
  • Parking is available behind the Library building, and street parking is also available next and across Library and City Hall (free after 6pm).
  • Each event is hosted in the following locations:
    • Pasadena Central Library | 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101
    • Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery | 214 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Tuesday – Jan. 23 @ Childrens Theater
[ MAP ]

TIME FILM CONTENT
 5-6 PM Library Kids Films  Kids
 06:00 PM-07:50 PM Big Earth (Hotel California) Teen
 07:50 PM-08:50 PM Too Much Stress From My Heart  Teen

Wednesday – Jan. 24 @ Childrens Theater
[ MAP ]

TIME FILM CONTENT
 5-6 PM Library Kids Films Kids
06:00 PM-06:03 PM Ursa Major Kids
06:03 PM-06:06 PM The Bird Painter Kids
06:06 PM-06:12 PM Crushed In Space Teen
06:12 PM-06:22 PM Motion Picture Teen
06:22 PM-06:23 PM Moment Teen
06:23 PM-07:36 PM Filmisthaan Teen
07:36 PM-08:41 PM Developing Destinations Teen
08:41 PM-08:46 PM Run Adult
08:46 PM-08:51 PM I’m Very Close Adult

Thursday – Jan. 25 @ Childrens Theater
[ MAP ]

TIME FILM CONTENT
5-6 PM Library Kids Films Kids
06:00 PM-07:30 PM Violin Teen
 07:30 PM-09:00 PM  3 Holes And A Smoking Gun Adult

Friday – Jan. 26 @ Donald R. Wright Auditorium [ MAP ]

TIME FILM CONTENT
 09:00 AM-09:10 AM Photomorgana Adult
 09:10 AM-10:40 AM Zoe Adult
 10:40 AM-12:10 PM The Other Side Of The Door Adult
 12:10 PM-12:20 PM Dictoven Adult
 12:20 PM-12:40 PM  Meet Up Adult
 12:40 PM-12:50 PM Entangled Minds Adult
 12:50 PM-01:00 PM Azul Adult
 01:00 PM-01:15 PM Handsome Girl Adult
 01:15 PM-01:20 PM Self War Teen
 01:20 PM-01:30 PM Restroom 13 Adult
 01:30 PM-01:35 PM Barnyard Adult
 01:35 PM-01:45 PM Mismatch Made In Heaven Adult
 01:45 PM-01:50 PM All In One Adult
 01:50 PM-02:15 PM She Isn’t Here Adult
 02:15 PM-02:30 PM Killer Smile Adult
 02:30 PM-02:45 PM Odd Stranger Teen
 02:45 PM-02:50 PM Restroom- Adult
 02:50 PM-02:55 PM Lola and Elaine Teen

Friday – Jan. 26 @ Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery [ MAP ]

TIME SCRIPT/PRESENTATION [ SEE ENSEMBLE ]
08:00 PM-08:15 PM Dinner Is Served
Welcome to the Awards Ceremony!
Please order your meal when you
enter the private script reading room.

[ SEE MENU ]

08:15 PM-08:30 PM Petit a Petit
08:30 PM-08:45 PM Ellie’s Dad
08:45 PM-09:00 PM The Summer of the Fawkes in the Sky
09:00 PM-09:15 PM Evilin
09:15 PM-09:30 PM Butterflies in Berlin
09:30 PM-09:45 PM Confessions of a College Hustler
09:45 PM-11:00 PM Award Ceremony
Prepare for the Finalists to be
awarded, and celebrate with us!