Delray Beach, Florida (PressExposure) May 13, 2009 -- The 4th Annual Delray Beach Film Festival Starts on May 19th
The Delray Beach 4th Annual Film Festival is about to begin on Tuesday, May 19th. There will be events, workshops and parties, as well as films from all over the globe. This annual event is one Delray's best with independent documentaries, movies, shorts and digital animations for the entire family with many films suited for all ages.
The independent film, "The Media, Journalism in Crisis" examines six giant corporations' control of an estimated 90% of the news media, along with addressing the future state of journalism and the internet.
Neal Cortell, a 35-year veteran journalist has developed ABC Money Talks, ABC Money-Scope, American Consumer, and Business-Week brands, under which he produced and directed 400 national financial programs and 3,000 daily business reports that became the number one-rated show of their genre. On Wednesday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Northern Trust Bank, 770 East Atlantic Avenue, in Delray Beach there will be a screening of documentaries, followed by a selection of students' animated films from Digital Media Arts College.
At the same time there will be a workshop at the Crest Theatre, 51 Swinton Avenue from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. titled, "How To Get Work In Films," delivered by Lori Wyman and Company.
A variety of workshops will be offered throughout the festival and on Friday and Saturday workshops will be given on "Film Distribution," "How to put a Film Together," "Selling a Film," "Co-Production-Making Films with Other People"and "Getting Started in the Business."
The opening night film "The Answer Man," stars Jeff Daniels, who played in "Bloodwork," "Terms of Endearment," and "RV." Daniels was born in Georgia and later educated in Michigan. He is a real treat to watch. This talented actor's roles vary from playing villains to appearing in romantic comedies.
Come share hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the party celebrations. On Tuesday May 19th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. there will be a 'Meet and Greet' the Filmmakers at the Hospitality Suite, located at 12 S.E. 1st Ave. A $10.00 donation is requested.
The night continues with the Opening Night Party starting at 9:30 p.m. and lasting until midnight. Dance the night away with "A Taste of Delray's Finest Restaurants" at the Crest Theatre Gymnasium, 51 N. Swinton Ave. A $25.00 donation is requested.
On Wednesday schmooze with the filmmakers! Enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeures at the new "Tryst Restaurant," 4 East Atlantic Ave. from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Donation $10.00.
The party continues under the stars at the courtyard of the Palms at Delray, 119 NE 7th Ave. from 9:30 p.m. - midnight. Dance the night away with live music, beer, wine, liquor and hors d' oeuvres. Donation $10.00.
There will be beach house parties, lounge parties, cafe and street parties and even a day parties for children. Saturday, May 23rd, is Kid's Day. The Delray Beach Film Festival will host a day of free children's films and outdoor activities, including face painting, clowns and entertainment at Veteran's Park, N. 1st St. (at the Westside of the Intra-Coastal Bridge on East Atlantic Avenue) Delray Beach, FL.
Sunday, May 24th will be the closing night film, "Gospel Hill," a dramatic tale touching on issues of race, eminent domain, and the power of the human spirit to overcome the pain and hatred of division, starring Giancarlo Esposito and Danny Glover.
After the film, join us for the closing night Wrap Party. For all this information, tickets and more call (877) 733-3032 or visit the website at: http://www.dbff.us
Venues include The Movies of Delray in West Delray at 7421 West Atlantic Avenue, (corner of Hagen Ranch Road and Atlantic Avenue) and The Crest Theatre at 51 N. Swinton Avenue in Downtown Delray as well as the Delray Beach Library located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue. For sure, there is a wide variety of topics and titles and something to please everyone's taste.