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DWF17 ANNOUNCES OPENING & CLOSING FILMS,
POWERHOUSE PANELS & FAMILY FRIENDLY
“DANCES WITH KIDZ” PROGRAMMING

DANCES WITH FILMS (DWF), LA’s largest discovery film festival of emerging talent, announced its opening and closing night festival galas as well as its 2014 Powerhouse Panels and Cocktails & Conversations lineup today as the festival celebrates 100+ independent films over 11 days from May 29th - June 8th at Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theaters.

On May 29th, DWF will bring out the stars with DWF Alum, Riz Story’s opening night film, A WINTER ROSE. Paul Sorvino, cinema icon Theresa Russell, Robert Miano, Billy Zane, Taryn Manning, Edward Furlong and George Lazenby star in this triumphant drama about an incredibly talented young singer who must overcome all odds to realize her ultimate dream in life. It is a story of love, friendship, the price of fame and following your dreams. Set in the world of music, A WINTER ROSE features 20 original songs composed for the screen by the film’s writer, producer, and director Riz Story. READ MORE

DANCES WITH FILMS FESTIVAL GAINS MOMENTUM IN 2013
Dances With Films was not a film festival with impressive clout when it quietly began in 1998. It was known to filmmakers as being focused on emerging talent and accessible, but Sundance still overshadowed the event as the premiere home of independent film. That shadow decreases by the year as Dances With Films has continued to grow, but it is maintaining its core foundations that it began on. In 2013, the film festival holds center stage in the heart of Hollywood at The TCL Mann Chinese. READ MORE

GRAVITAS VENTURES JOINS DWF16 BRINGING DISTRIBUTION
DANCES WITH FILMS is honored to have Gravitas Ventures as a new sponsor for year 16 of the fest and will AWARD the Juried Feature Film winner with a Video On Demand distribution deal*! Distributor of DWF's 2011 Grand Jury feature, SCALENE starring Margo Martindale, Gravitas is also known for THE SECRET, 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, HUNKY DORY and the Dave Grohl documentary SOUND CITY. Recent releases also include DETOUR, HE'S WAY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU and THE STORY OF LUKE with HELLO HERMAN, JUG FACE & HELL BABY on the horizon this summer! Much like these films, you too could reach 100 million homes via Gravitas Ventures!

INSPIRATION RUNS DEEP
We've never really done this before... however DWF receives numerous emails from its alumni each year and seeing that we are so incredibly proud of them - we thought we'd put up a few of the comments from recent years. Hear what they say! GO to TESTIMONIALS