DUO Film Screens at Filmapalooza in Hollywood

by Jim Pennington

Under our “fun” moniker, Star Wipe Films, we will be screening our film “Welcome to the Neighborhood” at the Filmapalooza Film Fest in Hollywood.  Here is the press release.


“Welcome to the Neighborhood”  by Star Wipe Films
to screen at the Filmapalooza Film Festival

Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2013) | “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, the entry by Star Wipe Films to the 2012 Baltimore 48 Hour Film Fest, will represent the city of Baltimore at the Filmapalooza Film Festival in Hollywood, March 6-10. “Welcome to the Neighborhood” won several awards at the 2012 Baltimore 48 Hour Film contest including top honors as “Best Film”. With top honors comes the opportunity to screen at the historic Chinese Theatre, the former Grauman’s Theatre Complex, as part of the Filmapalooza Film Fest 2013.  Filmapalooza 2013 is the 48 Hour Film Project’s 11th annual screening and awards ceremony.

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”, was created in only 48 hours by Star Wipe Films, a team of filmmakers who have participated in ten 48 Hour Film Projects over the last ten years in the cities of Baltimore, D.C., and Atlanta. The team has won many awards over the years (including runner up as “Best Film”), but this was the first time winning top honors. This film is one of over 4,000 films from 115 cities around the world that competed in 2012.

The winners will be announced at a red carpet screening and awards party on Sunday, March 10.  The top 12 films will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.

David Garner, executive producer, will attend Filmapalooza and will join filmmakers from around the world including Cape Town, Hong Kong, Prague, Osaka and Dubai.  The guest speaker is Director Dennis Dugan, whose films have grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.
For more information about “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, and to see the film, visitwww.StarWipeFilms.com.

For more information about Filmapalooza visit: www.filmapalooza.org

About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project is the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world. The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. The tight 48-hour deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and “doing” instead of “talking.” The emphasis is also on building communities of local creative people – facilitating making new connections, showcasing skills, and celebrating what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend.


About Karen Gill-Pennington

Karen Gill-Pennington is the Production Director, Social Media Manager, Editor, and Blogger for DUO Media Productions. When she's not working you might find her practicing her flute, flying like a dragon with her son, or training for another Tough Mudder event. She finds it strange to write about herself in the third person.

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