Automoto International Film & Arts Festival Monterey 2014

Posted: 17.06.2014
Source: Event Website

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Date and Time: Coming soon…
Location: Golden State Theater and Monterey Marriott
Website: Automotive Film and Arts Festival


Second annual Automoto International Film & Arts Festival to celebrate history of cars

Posted: 17.06.2014
Source: Event Website

Four-Day Festivities at Golden State Theater and Monterey Marriott to Include Feature- and Short-Film Showings and Appearances by Noted Filmmakers, Artists and Authors.

MONTEREY, CA — The fabled history and modern-day perspective of automobiles and motorcycles on screen will be celebrated during Monterey Historics weekend, as World Class Motoring and Islay Events present the second annual AutoMoto International Film & Arts Festival.

Taking place August 14th thru the 17th at Monterey’s iconic Golden State Theater and the Monterey Marriott, the four-day exhibition will be highlighted by a packed schedule of full- and short-length films, documentaries and webisodes, chronicling significant milestones in automotive and motorcycling history, and the lifestyle that accompanies it.

An extensive list of filmmakers, authors, artists, automotive and motorcycle industry dignitaries and special guests will be on hand during the four-day event. This year’s program will include films, documentaries and shorts submitted for judging from a worldwide base of both experienced and novice filmmakers.

The preliminary scheduled includes feature films such as the classic “Grand Prix,” starring James Garner; Faith Granger’s “The Deuce of Spades,” an encore performance of last year’s favorite epic Formula One documentary “1.”

The expanded program will also include motorcycle films, such a Peter Starr’s “Take It To The Limit,” as well as the ultimate Bonneville speed record documentary “World’s Fastest Motorcycle.”

Guiding attendees through the four-day film festival will be host and moderator Fireball Tim, known throughout Hollywood and the automotive world for designing vehicles, weapon, props, costumes and environments for hundreds of major features. Credits include movies like “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Batman,” “Monster Garage,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Knight Rider.” An automotive design expert, children’s book author and journalist, his on-camera credits for Discovery and Speed include “World’s Most Expensive Rides,” “Extreme Rides” and “Street Tuner Challenge.”

“Building on the momentum from last year’s inaugural festival, we’re excited to expand our presentation to include daytime screenings of films at the Marriott Hotel in conjunction with Rick Cole Auctions,” said World Class Motoring President Fred LoBianco. “We’re also proud to introduce ‘Expo AutoMoto,’ a gathering of unique brand partners, which will be on display at the Marriott.”

The majestic lobby of the Golden State Theater will showcase works from some of the collector car and motorcycle worlds’ most acclaimed artists, sculptors and photographers, as well the latest entries from noted authors who will be on hand for book signings. This year’s lineup will include art world favorites Jane Gottlieb and Robert Carter; as well as legendary automotive designer Pete Brock, who will be on hand to sign his latest book, Corvette Sting Ray, Genesis of an American Icon.

About AutoMoto

Headquartered in (Santa Barbara/Agoura Hills), the AutoMoto Film and Arts Festival was founded in 2012 with the goal of showcasing the best in automotive and motorcycle related film, television and artistic bodies of work. The Festival features talented artists whose work concentrates heavily on the incorporation of the automobile and the motorcycle from early use to modern day and delivers finished products to a global fan audience. AutoMoto also assists artists in the development, financing and distribution of projects that align with the overall vision of the Festival. Each Festival evening connects the fans with these amazing projects in a uniquely dynamic way with popular Q&A sessions, filmmaking recommendations and unique breakaways such as Expo AutoMoto. AutoMoto televises each Festival through their partner TV4 based in Santa Monica.

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