HypeFest Happening This Weekend

Many of the hottest new shorts, commercials, music videos and promos will screen this weekend at HypeFest in Hollywood, Calif. Taking place July 30-31 at CineSpace, the event will host filmmakers from around the world as they vie to take home kudos at Sunday’s annual Awards ceremony, starting at 7 p.m. Screenings will be held each day from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fun kicks off Friday with the opening night party for filmmakers and badgeholders. Hosted by HypeFest and Inspired Talent (www.inspiredtalent.net), the shindig will be held at the Lava Lounge at 1533 North La Brea, between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd.

Sunday’s program will include mentor sessions where filmmakers and badgeholders can participate in 15-minute one-on-one meetings with various industry notables from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be available at the opening night party and at CineSpace.

Tickets are $5 (cash only) per screening, and will be sold at the venue starting at 11a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A complete project and program schedule can be found online at http://inspiredtalent.net/events/hypefest2005.