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The Winners of the 2016 L.A. POST FEST Debut This Saturday May 14

Post production filmmaking launches out of the edit bay and into the spotlight at the debut of L.A. Post Fest, the first of its kind international film festival devoted to the creative and technical process of post production.

Created by the Los Angeles Post Production Group, the first annual L.A. Post Fest will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at 2:00 p.m.

This event is the culmination of an innovative video editing competition, “Create Your Story in Post.” Competitors were asked to use creative, technical skills and storytelling abilities to successfully complete their own version of the sci-fi 4K short film, Protocol.

May’s inaugural festival will screen the 5 winning short films and award prize packages totaling almost $30,000. These talented winners include an ex-Army Special Forces service member, a Cal State Fullerton film student and a father of three.

Best Film, Best Editing – Misha Tenenbaum
Best Use of Music & Sound Effects – Aaron Phares
Best Visual Effects, Most Creative – Daniel Cota
Official Selection – Taylor Moore
Official Selection – Johann Martinez

Woody Woodhall – Co-founder of LAPOSTFEST


“The submitted films were really wonderful,” elaborated Festival Founder, Woody Woodhall. “Each filmmaker took the challenge to heart and made really interesting choices to create their own version of the story.”

Each competitor was given the same script for a short sci-fi thriller, green screen footage, additional digital assets including music from Sony Creative Software, space stills and footage from European Southern Observatory and sound effects from PremiumBeat. According to Woodhall, submissions poured in from across the globe from as far away as Australia, Chile, Saudi Arabia and Europe. The end result was very gratifying.

“Having never done anything quite like this before, we didn’t know what to expect. Once the films started coming back, we were thrilled with the imaginative vision and technical achievements these filmmakers crafted from our raw materials. The challenge did exactly what we envisioned,” explained Woodhall who is excited to share the films with the community.


This event is open to the general public. Tickets for L.A. Post Fest are $10 and available on Eventbrite at

L.A. Post Fest is presented and produced by the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG).

About The Los Angeles Post Production Group
LAPPG is an organization for those with an interest in digital filmmaking and the post production process. The group was founded in 2008 and hosts monthly meetings with the industry’s leading experts, professionals and companies. It is a thriving, creative and supportive networking community for members in Los Angeles and around the world. The group is expanding their reach with educational, networking and career-enhancing opportunities through the event platform “LAPPG Presents” and the launch of L.A. Post Fest, an innovative editing competition highlighting the creative impact post production has on filmmaking. Visit their website at

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