Los Angeles, CA (December 9, 2021) – Taking place at Festival sponsor Boomtown Brewery in DTLA, the Filmocracy Fest 2021 Closing Night Gala (Sunday Dec 12th 2021) begins with a filmmaker red carpet and happy hour at 5:30PM, followed by the Los Angeles premiere screening of Meat the Future, directed by Liz Marshall. Following a Q&A with the filmmakers, there will be a brief Awards Ceremony, and reception at 9:30PM.
Following its recent announcement of its Impact Filmmaking program, Filmocracy has also announced that will confer its Inspiration Award to Liz Marshall and her film Meat the Future for her commitment to filmmaking for change. On accepting the award, Marshall said,
“Meat the Future is about one of the biggest ideas of the century; a game-changing solution. This film was made with grit and determination, with love for humanity, for nonhuman animals, and planet earth. To be expected, the journey took time, almost five years! With much gratitude I receive this Inspiration Award, and dedicate it to my fellow storytellers. We take big risks to make films that can help change the world.”
Meat the Future brings science fiction to the dinner table courtesy of Dr. Uma Valeti, whose Upside Foods is at the forefront of a new industry: making meat from cells, not from animal slaughter. Musician (and vegan) Moby is the executive producer and provides music for Liz Marshall’s film, and Dr. Jane Goodall provides narration. Filmocracy Fest will give her this award (and the rest of the Festival awards, for categories: Grand Jury Prize – Documentary, Discovery Award – Narrative; and Audience Awards in Narrative, Documentary and Short Film) in a ceremony hosted by presenting sponsor Liquid Media Group (LMG), on Sunday, December 12. LMG CEO Ronald W.Thomson will offer closing remarks to conclude the ceremony.
Filmocracy is a film and festival streaming platform, with a library of more than 3,500 constantly rotating titles, that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films. Users earn virtual popcorn for watching and rating movies, which can be spent in their shop to earn movie tickets, redeem gift cards, or attend virtual film festivals hosted from around the world. Bringing a powerful combination of technologies together to enhance the virtual cinema and conference experience for filmmakers, industry professionals and audiences around the world. Filmocracy’s mission is to help all independent filmmakers reach wider audiences and grow their communities through storytelling. Festival Co-Founder Paul Jun serves as CEO of Filmocracy.
In December 2020, Filmocracy staged the First Annual Filmocracy Fest, an all-digital juried film festival. Filmocracy Fest presented a slate of 44 films; panels; mentorship program; live performances; script readings; cause-related partners; and dozens of virtual conversations with directors and industry talent. Jon Fitzgerald served as Executive Director. Liquid Media Group Ltd (NASDAQ: YVR) has joined Filmocracy as presenting sponsor.
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