The 30 Under 30 Film Festival is committed to showcasing and promoting the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world.
It’s mission is to provide a platform from which young filmmakers are encouraged to create, critique, and compete with each other in a nurturing atmosphere that stimulates growth and teaches the essential principals of filmmaking through workshops, screenings, mentor panels, and networking events.
The 30 Under 30 Film Festival is proud to select unique filmmakers who think outside the box and find fresh and innovative ways to approach the art of filmmaking.
30 Under 30 Film Festival PO Box 3168 Burbank, CA 91508
Festival Director Michael Coulombe http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2525575/ has been working
professionally as a script supervisor in the film and television industry for the past five years. Born in Anaheim California, he spent his more formidable years in Riverside, and currently resides in Burbank.
Now in its fourth year, Michael is also the Co-Founder of the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival (www.bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com) in Big Bear Lake, CA; a festival which celebrates emerging filmmakers in the Horror and Sci-fi genres. After getting the ball rolling in Big Bear, Michael turned his concentrations to his other passions Writing and Directing for the stage and screen.
Michael’s first play “You Can Call Me Eve,” was produced by Write Act Repertory in Hollywood, CA, and premiered in December to both critical and audience acclaim. He will be shooting his first horror short “Ax” (http://axthemovie.tumblr.com) in March, and his feature length script “Eden Falls”, co-written by Martin Rogers and Victor Miller (Emmy winner and writer of the original Friday the 13th), is now in development.
He is also a published author. His poetry book “Swimming the Storm” is available through amazon.com.
Jason Lee Klinger
Jason Lee Klinger or “Klinger”, as he is more affectionately known, has been working as a freelance Writer, Director, Producer, Grip, Gaffer, Best, AD, AC, and general Jack of All Trades in the world of independent film since 2004.
He started his film carrier the old fashioned way, making homespun horror shorts and sci-fi spoofs back in his hometown of Buffalo NY. His award winning shorts “Zombie Loves Vampire” and “The Empire Strikes Bank” are the stuff of local cult legend there.
As former Festival Director (2008-2011) of the annual not-for-profit Buffalo Infringement Festival, Klinger was responsible for the programming, logistics, and execution of this eleven day, volunteer based, multi- disciplined, international arts festival. A mammoth undertaking considering the festival boasts; “11 days of art under the radar. With over 1200 performances, from more then 300 artist, in 50 plus venues”.
Before leaving Buffalo last spring, he was named ” Best Film/Video Artist 2010″ in Artvoice’s yearly Best of Buffalo Awards (the city’s LA Weekly). He has also, served as Local-Artist in Residence for Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo’s premiere media resource center.
In addition to his ever growing list of IMDb credits www.imdb.com/name/nm3199004/ Klinger is also an
accomplished oil painter, published poet, and playwright. Also, his band “The Super Rock Stars” (I know right?) has been featured in several film projects on both coasts. In his own words, “If it’s artsy-fartsy, I do it.”
The 30 under 30 film festival will have events going on all summer long. Check their site often for updates and join them on the 3rd Friday of the month at Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood. If you are under 30 years old then you should be submitting your video to this cool new festival. This will be a great learning experience for any young film makers out there that have not entered in any film festivals yet. The founders of 30 under 30 are seasoned professionals and are all about giving back to the entertainment industry that they love. Get on board and see how this festival will be changing the course of entertainment down the road.
Find out more from our interview up above with Jason Klinger.