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Turning Dreams into Reality

Turning Dreams into Reality

Indie Film Fest is the ultimate proving ground for filmmakers By TAMI GRAHAM The Long Beach Festival Indie Film Festival was in full swing. The theatre’s vast lobby included a backdrop for the movie makers to get their picture taken...
Aliens, Zombies, and Gore, Oh My!

Aliens, Zombies, and Gore, Oh My!

Long Beach Indie Day 2: Sci-Fi Horror Nights By EMILY RASMUSSEN It’s hard to be on the edge of your seat for a horror movie when you’re laughing your ass off. That was the second night of the Long Beach...
Off With A Bang

Off With A Bang

The Indie Film Fest kicks off with a special screening and after party By CHEANTAY JENSEN Kicking off day one of the Indie Film Festival, filmmakers and fans alike made themselves cozy in the plush, oversized thrones at The Pike...
Move the Line Forward

Move the Line Forward

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen explores the story of a black, lesbian feminist and so much more By TAMI GRAHAM In 2014 Long Beach Indie screened the animated short The Dam Keeper, which went on to be nominated for...
Behind the Smoke and Mirrors

Behind the Smoke and Mirrors

The Long Beach Indie Film Festival Brings Together Award-Winning Filmmakers, Scholars and a College and Career Fair By EMILY RASMUSSEN In a city overshadowed by the film industry of Hollywood, the filmmakers and film lovers of Long Beach are often...
A new platform for local talent

A new platform for local talent

Long Beach producer Greg Smith pairs up with the upcoming Indie film festival to give local artists a chance at making dreams a reality. By MICHELLE VAZQUEZ In a world full of TV talent shows like “America’s Got Talent” and...
He Won’t Take No for An Answer

He Won’t Take No for An Answer

Billy Johnson Jr. is an integral part to the film, media and music conference of the Long Beach Indie Film Festival. By CHEANTAY JENSEN Interrupted for a moment by his phone, Billy Johnson Jr. politely paused an interview to speak...