Sony Pictures Imageworks first CG short, The ChubbChubbs, which made a splash in theaters over the summer as a warm-up act for Men In Black II, will open the gala first night of the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Hollywoods ArcLight theater at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
The evening will also feature a tribute to Harold Lloyd, beginning at 8 p.m. Newly restored prints of Lloyds famous shorts Never Weaken, An Easterner Weakerner and Why Pick On Me? will be screened, accompanied by world-renowned composer Robert Israel performing live with an eight-piece orchestra.
In addition, the first ever Harold Lloyd Film Achievement Award will be presented to director Robert Wise (Sound of Music, West Side Story, Star Trek).
For more information, visit www.lashortsfest.com.