April 22-28th  Silicon Beach Film Festival 2017

The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, 6081 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Now open for submissions on Film Freeway! Here are some of the initial films that have been accepted into Silicon Beach Film Festival:

Distance Between Dreams

In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper limits of what’s considered ‘rideable.’ With massive El Niño powered swells building across the Pacific, Ian, Shaun, D.K. and Luke Walsh band together in the way only brothers can on a quest to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.

Big wave surfing’s transition from jet ski assists to paddling in raises the stakes, putting Walsh’s intense physical and mental training, the latest technology, swell modeling, and safety team, his brothers, to the ultimate test. Surfers John John Florence, Greg Long, Shane Dorian and more link up with Walsh as he rides an emotional rollercoaster through this momentous winter.

The second feature in Red Bull Media House’s The Unrideables franchise, Distance Between Dreams invites viewers right into the heart of the action with first person perspective, state-of-the-art cinematography, and captivating sound. Through unprecedented access, prepare to truly experience Walsh’s quest to survive and thrive in one of the most hostile environments on earth. DistanceBetweenDreams.com.

 All Nighter

 J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League,” he’ll do some investigating in the comedy “All Nighter.” The first trailer for the film introduces viewers to Simmon’s character Mr. Gallo, a globe-trotting businessman who goes in search of his missing daughter.

The clip begins with Simmons meeting his daughter Ginnie’s (Annaleigh Tipton) awkward boyfriend, Martin (Emile Hirsch), who plays the banjo and spills a drink all over him. Cut to six months later and he finds out Ginnie is missing after he visits her boyfriend’s place and discovers that she broke up with him. The story continues as the two go in search of her, forced to get along, but forming an unlikely friendship along the way.

From Footy to Verdi

In Memory

In the year 2065, an elderly couple faces their destiny in a nation governed by the dual philosophy that no one should take more than they put in, and “compassion” means everyone should be assured of a life worth living, or…

Lee Meriwether and/or Max Gail may be attending the screening.

Night Terrors

Night Terrors Trailer from David McAbee on Vimeo.

She makes the things that go bump in the night.

Lost Girls

A former victim who is forced to lure young girls into sex trafficking is given an unexpected gift from a 15 year old she kidnaps. It taps into her lost faith and memory of her former self and gives her the courage to confront her inner demons and dangerous employers in order to break free from the cycle of victimization.

The Merry Maids of Madness

The Merry Maids of Madness Trailer from Phillip Hughes on Vimeo.

After walking out of her wedding for a sandwich, Beatrice decides to take a rest at the Stratford Home for Rest and Rehabilitation. Beatrice soon realizes that if she wants to get out, she’ll need a plan and the help of her unusual cohorts. A feature length comedy inspired by the women of Shakespeare.

Never Surrender

Pell

PELL tells the inspiring story of Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell and his fight, against all odds, to give every student the opportunity to get a higher education regardless of their economic background.

Expiravit


Nothing As It Seems

A young filmmaker confronts an aging movie star in a park claiming to be the

abortion she had 25 years earlier. Is NOTHING AS IT SEEMS?

It’s a Rockabilly World

Jenn-trification

The Taste of Salt

It’s all up from here…when here is 223 feet below sea level.

A young man drives into the desert after his longtime girlfriend calls to break up with him. He seeks out the naturally occurring salt of the Salton Sea to cleanse his mind, body, and spirit. It is a solitary road trip to mend his broken heart at a geographic point as low as he feels.

Polaris

A psychologically traumatized war photographer is locked in a desperate struggle to protect her secrets from her husband and escape her inevitable return to the Middle East.

After the Wine

The last journey of a broken man…

The Noisy Men

We Know Not What We Do

We Know Not What We Do is an inspirational and creative call for a moral and spiritual shift in our thinking as to how we humans live on Planet Earth, or face extinction.

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart | Official Teaser from Inklings Creative on Vimeo.

In a world where people’s hearts are on the outside and exhibit the qualities of a pet, Mary loses her lovable Skip only to rediscover herself and learn what it truly means to “follow your heart.”

Firework

Two slackers embark on a relaxing getaway over the 4th of July weekend only to find the seclusion slowly chipping away at their sanity.

A-wake

Josh has just passed on but has not left the memories of people who were in his life. As he repeats memories of his life he struggles to make sense of his place in the afterlife.