Silent River Film Festival Premiers In Irvine

Celebrate the spirit of Independent Filmmakers worldwide, who by their work inspire, encourage, entertain us. Some of the industry’s finest filmmakers will come together to share their work, experiences and love for cinema at the first Silent River Film Festival between September 9th-16th, 2011.

The eight day event will be held on the city of Irvine’s 40th anniversary year and is also the city’s first international film festival. With over 80 hand-selected features, shorts and documentaries from 20 countries in 15 languages to share, SRFF will host the opening and weekend screenings at Edwards Westpark 8. The festival will also showcase a variety of films at the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) beautiful McCormick Theater for five consecutive days.

The opening night screenings will be followed by a gala hosted at Kimera Restaurant & Lounge, located in the heart of Irvine. The city is located less than an hour from the entertainment capital; Los Angeles, California. The Irvine-based film festival is in association with UCI’s Film & Media Studies.

Irvine's Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom said a few words in recognition of bringing the Silent River Film Festival to the city of Irvine,  “Im very excited about the first Silent River Film Festival in the city of Irvine. Being an 'international crossroads city,' this is a perfect fit and a perfect way to celebrate our 40th anniversary.”

Festival listings can also be found on  Daily screenings will be followed by the Zen Hours (the after-party) sponsored and supported by city’s favorite restaurants and lounges.

:Celebrating the vision and passion of the filmmakers across the globe, inspired by their cultures, their being, surroundings and the universal elements present in them for us to see, realize, share and care, all at the Silent River, a festival that I wish to be known for its refreshing vision." —Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, Director and Founder Silent River Film Festival