Corto Mundial

A festival of world-class short film begins July 23

By Abel Salas
Published on LatinoLA: July 21, 2004

Corto Mundial

Smokin? Mirrors Studios kicks off the third edition of its annual East Hollywood short film spectacular on Friday, July 23rd with a hosted reception, screenings, and an after-party featuring live local music as well as a slew of Southern California?s funkiest DJs.

Festival creator and director Francisco Hern?ndez has issued an open call to short filmmakers around the world. As always, he stresses the fact that there are no submission fees to enter. Filmmakers who want their work returned are simply asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The festival is slated to run from Friday, July 23 through Saturday, July 24 at Smokin? Mirrors Studios, (4928 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027) and offers two complete programs of the edgiest short film and video available. In addition, each night will feature a selection of short film world premieres, live music and the traditional hosted cocktail reception. Festival admission will be $10 per person per each.

Corto Mundial will exhibit selected short films from around the world against a stunning backdrop of the work by some of LA's coolest visual artists. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on both nights. Tickets will be sold at the door and include the hosted reception as well as film screenings and DJ after-party. To submit a short film, contact Francisco Hernandez at 323.906.2937. Entries can be mailed c/o Corto Mundial, 4928 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

About Abel Salas:
Abel Salas has written for the LA TIMES MAGAZINE, LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE, VENICE, AUSTIN CHRONICLE, THE SAN ANTONIO CURRENT and AGENDA, the NCLR's quarterly in Washington, DC. Write him at abel@natpe.org

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