Rom Com Fest 2019 in LA is two days of celebration that isn’t your parent’s film festival! Rose and Dessert pairings, cosplay and more to share with other fans.
I LOVE Rom Com it’s a genre that always makes me laugh and ends up with somebody coupled up. This is the inaugural year of the festival from June 20 – 23 in Los Angeles that included special themed screenings, new romantic comedies, short film competition, script live reads, Mortified LIVE, film competition and the Frolic Audience Award.
Badges and individual screening/event tickets are on sale online at www.romcomfest.com. Tickets range from $12.00 to $15.00 USD per ticket, or you can bring a date or best friend, with a “party of two” paired discount.
“We all need something uplifting to escape to. Routinely dismissed by film critics as a lesser genre artistically, romantic comedies are universally beloved and are a true art form, being some of the most classic and beautiful films that we know today. I’m thrilled to be able to bring the Los Angeles community together to experience these films in a new, fun and creative atmosphere.”Miraya Berke, Founder and Executive Director – Rom Com Fest
Rachel Bloom (CW’s ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) will have a fireside chat about her favorite ‘Never Been Kissed.
20th anniversary screening of ’10 Things I Hate About You’ and Q&A with writers Kirsten ‘Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah (writers of ‘Legally Blonde’ & ‘She’s the Man’) for the Closing Night Film.
June Diane Raphael (‘Long Shot, Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’) and Casey Wilson (Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’) will have a screening and Q&A celebrating the 10th anniversary of ‘Bride Wars’.
HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan / written by Terry McMillan & Ron Bass (1998) – Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive. With Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Regina King and Whoopi Goldberg. Pajama-party themed late night screening – attendees are encouraged to wear their PJs and will receive a complimentary bottle of CBD gummies, courtesy of Not Pot. Screening presented by Not Pot.
The West Coast Premier of Joseph Cross’ directorial debut ‘Summer Night’ starring Lana Condor, Analeigh Tipton, Victoria Justice, Justin Chatwin and Ellar Coltrane.
Special event highlights during the festival include a Mortified live comedy show, a live read of the winner of the Rom Com Fest screenplay competition (presented by Scriptd), as well as a live taping of WhoHaha’s “Dirty Girl” Podcast – a company co-founded by producer/actress Elizabeth Banks.
The festival will present both jury prizes and The Frolic Audience Award prize (presented by Frolic, The fastest growing entertainment media brand for the modern Romance fan) to its competition lineup for features and short films.