(Los Angeles, California--June 11, 2012) Director-cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC will headline the annual Kodak Focus program at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. The intimate conversation will spotlight Pfister’s artistic and technical accomplishments by screening scenes from three of his films – Insomnia, Laurel Canyon
. Kodak Focus takes place on June 23 at 1 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. The seminar is free with a festival ticket.
Pfister won an Oscar® for his cinematography on Inception, and is currently prepping for his feature film directorial debut. His work on the highly anticipated summer movie The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters in July. Pfister’s long-time collaborations with director Christopher Nolan has garnered him an additional three Oscar nominations for The Dark Knight, The Prestige and Batman Begins. His notable film credits also include Moneyball, The Italian Job and Memento, in addition to shooting and directing many prominent commercials.
“Wally Pfister’s stunning and innovative cinematography on so many iconic films thrills audiences and inspires filmmakers,” says Kodak’s Judy Doherty. “We are excited to have him share his inspirations and visionary approach to his work with LAFF filmmakers and cinephiles.”
Kodak will also sponsor LAFF’s Fast Track – an intensive film financing market that connects filmmakers seeking funding with financiers, production companies and other high-level industry professionals who can provide assistance. This highly selective program is open to established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers with exceptional projects still seeking funding. Previous Fast Track projects include Amreeka, Frozen River, Kabluey, Four Sheets to the Wind, Ira and Abby and After Innocence.
The LAFF festival, which runs June 14-24, celebrates independent and international cinema. This year’s festival in downtown Los Angeles will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with such signature programs as Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, music events and more. There will also be a number of free community screenings. Tickets may be requested in person only at the Festival Ticket Center or at the door while supplies last.
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