(North Hollywood, CA) – October 31, 2012 – Writer/Director Peter Farrelly will be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival will be held November 9-11, 2012 at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood.
Farrelly, known for hits “There’s Something About Mary”, “Dumb and Dumber”, and most recently “The Three Stooges” is an avid sports fan. He was fortunate to document the Boston Redsox World Series Championship while directing the Drew Barrymore film, “Fever Pitch”. (pic) Festival Director, Pat Battistini is ecstatic to have Farrelly on board this year, “Pete is such a talent and for him to come out and share his expertise and experiences with our filmmakers and screenwriters is a huge addition to the festival.”
The festival will screen 56 films from 10 countries. The program consists of everything from spec commercials to feature length films. The film “Freedom Spirit” comes to us from Brazil. It’s an amazing piece on the “Extreme Athlete”.
This year will also include a documentary film from HBO’s Real Sports Jon Frankel. His doc, “American Man” deals with the continuing saga of concussions in the NFL and their devastating results.
Some of the jury and judges include ESPN Sideline Reporter Holly Rowe, ESPN Color Commentators Dan Dakich and Rebecca Lobo, and 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist and Most Outstanding Boxer of the Games, Howard Davis, Jr.
The All Sports Film Festival, named “One of the Coolest Film Festivals of 2011”, is not only about the genre of sports but about the element of the human spirit and what lengths people go through to achieve their dreams and goals.