Northeast L.A. filmmakers take a bow

Photos by Gina Christine

The Highland Theatre in Highland Park was nearly sold out on Thursday night.  But the movie goers were not there for “Rise of the Guardians”  or “Wreck it Ralph.”  Instead, they came to watch and support the films  created by independent movie makers living throughout Northeast L.A.  Five films were screened as part of the second NELA Art Short Film Series, which was launched this summer.

Two of the films walked off with awards, said film series director Alessandro Gentile. The York Best Short Film Award  went to “The Burying Beetle” directed by Dave Rock.  “Guitar Face” directed by Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling earned The Audience Choice Award.

Organizers plan more screenings in the future featuring the work of Northeast L.A. filmmakers.

Related Link:

  • Second film series a success. Patch


  1. I was there, saw all the movies. I highly recommend attending the next event.

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