For those of you living in the Los Angeles area, mark your calendars because from March 31st, 2011 through April 3rd, 2011, the first annual edition of the Los Angeles Heavy Metal Film Festival will premiere. There are still open calls for submissions, so if you are putting together ANYTHING film-wise related to heavy metal, you’ve got a shot of getting in. You can find more info here.
Director Samuel Douek has this to say: “After the success of films like Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Heavy Metal In Baghdad, Anvil: The Story Of Anvil, Lemmy, Until The Light Takes Us, and many others in recent years, the idea is to bring the best films in metal together and give them one home. The primary objective is to bring the metal community together to watch our music on the big screen. There’s a bright future for metal films, and I want to have a platform to launch them, promote them, and support them. I also want to have some great Q & A sessions with directors and maybe even some surprise guests. I’m very happy to have the support of Decibel Magazine and Nuclear Blast Records for this event. See you at the cinema and keep it metal!”