Film Festival Featuring LA's BEST Pacoima students

September 15, 2012

PAH-FEST INTERCONTINENTAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL HOSTED BY CHRISTOPHER COPPOLA, ADRIENNE COPPOLA AND LA’s BEST TO HAVE ‘BIG SCREENING’ AT PACOIMA CHARTER SCHOOL

WHO: Christopher Coppola, via video link from the Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany and Adrienne Coppola from PAH (‘Project Accessible Hollywood’), members of LA’s BEST and student filmmakers from Pacoima Charter School.

WHAT: With the assistance of LA’s BEST, PAH will hold an Intercontinental PAH-Fest between Pacoima Charter School and Freie Waldorfschule in Oldenburg, Germany, in association with Torsten Neumann's Oldenburg Film Festival. For the past two weeks, students from Los Angeles and Oldenburg have been working together collaboratively to shoot and edit their films, which will be screened for the students, their families, and the public at this event. The project is geared toward building friendships and bridging culture through teaching the fundamentals of digital filmmaking to students from ages 5 to 11.

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Media check-in: 9:30 a.m.

Event begins: 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Pacoima Charter School

11016 Norris Avenue

Pacoima, CA 91331

WHY: Through a variety of contests, local students are invited to create their own short digital films along with their student counterparts in Germany using equipment provided by the Festival. For more information, log onto http://www.pahnationfest.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jason Kasperski

Prodigy Public Relations

(310) 857-2020

eb@prodigypublicrelations.com

Lauren Schick

LA’s BEST

(213) 473-7783 (o)

(619) 962-5482 (c)

lauren.schick@lacity.org

About LA's BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 189 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.

About PAH-Fest

Travelling across the United States and overseas, PAH-Fest is a groundbreaking digital media festival that celebrates the stories and voices of everyday people. Through a variety of free contests, local participants are invited to create their own short digital films with pro-sumer cameras and video-enabled mobile phones provided by the Festival. Experienced industry “coaches” help festival participants realize their vision within the allotted timeframe. Since its inception in 2006, thirty-six PAH-Fests have been conducted worldwide. For more information, log onto http://www.pahnationfest.org/.