Stage 32 is the Networking and Education Partner of BIFF

Stage 32 is the Networking and Education Partner of BIFF

Stage 32 is the Networking and Education Partner of BIFF

Kurt Patino
Kurt Patino
a year ago

Greetings, Stage 32 Creative Army!

I want to personally invite you to the 13th Annual Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF), which will be returning in person this year to the Burbank AMC 16 Theaters for live screenings and events, running from September 9-12, 2021. The festival has chosen Mads Mikkelsens’ award-winning film RIDERS OF JUSTICE (courtesy of Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing), as their Opening Night feature to launch this year’s event on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Stage 32 is co-hosting the BIFF opening night networking event at Gordon Biersch on Thursday, September 9th from 8pm-11pm PT, so be sure to come say hello! A movie ticket from one of BIFF's opening night Thursday screenings will be your ticket into the party. See the full opening night schedule and buy your movie tickets here.

Additionally, all 2021 Burbank International Film Festival official selection films will be eligible to virtually screen on Stage 32 Screenings to our network of over 6,000 invited sales agents, distributors, managers, agents, producers, development execs, financiers and other professionals and decision makers from around the world.

Burbank International Film Festival Returns InPerson Sept 912 2021

The Friday Night Centerpiece film will be the World Premiere of THIS GAME'S CALLED MURDER, starring Ron Perlman, Natasha Henstridge (Species) and Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth).

Saturday’s Night of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, September 11, will feature the new supernatural thriller THE UNHOLY (courtesy of Sony Pictures/Screen Gems), produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead), starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) and Cary Elwes (Stranger Things), written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Snake Eyes).

On Sunday, the Closing feature will be the Docudrama, ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS starring Emily Bridges (in her directorial debut) with her father Beau Bridges, followed by a Q&A with director Emily Bridges. They will also be presented the President’s Innovation Award plus a Special Bridges Family Tribute by actress Rachel Boston (CBS’s SEAL Team, 500 Days of Summer) at the festival’s Closing Night Red Carpet Awards Gala on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.

Additional Festival Highlights

Thursday, September 9th, is the LGBTQ program, and the Festival will screen the Award-winning series THE BAY starring recent Daytime Emmy Award Winners Karrueche Tran, Kristos Andrews and Mike Manning.

Burbank International Film Festival Returns InPerson Sept 912 2021

Saturday, September 11th has the faith-based feature REKINDLING CHRISTMAS starring Ashley Atwood (Hell on the Border) and Patrick Michael Lane (Dynasty); the political satire feature BAD PRESIDENT starring Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother) and Jeff Rector (American Horror Story) and Sci-fi/Horror shorts, KOREATOWN GHOST STORY starring Margaret Cho and KILLING TIME starring Maggie McCollester (Dexter). Other screenings include the foreign feature film from Malaysia, MILLION LOVES IN ME.

I’d love to see as many wonderful Stage 32 creatives as possible enjoy these fantastic films with me, and hopefully, we’ll see your film at the festival someday. If you have any questions about the festival, please contact me: kurtpatino@patinomgmt.com or post your questions in the comment section below. See you there!

Click Here to View the full Festival Schedule and Tickets!

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Kurt Patino

Kurt Patino

Manager, Producer

KURT PATINO (Talent Manager, Writer, Producer, Speaker, Podcaster) runs Patino Management Company (PMC), a full service Talent Management firm representing Film/TV actors. In his nearly twenty-five year career as a Talent Representative, Kurt has guided the careers of standout young talent such as R...

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