THE CINEMA AT THE EDGE FILM FESTIVAL at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica will screen independent films of all genres including “Knuckle Jack,” (above) starring Zelda Adams and John Adams, on the opening night, Thursday, May 30.

THE CINEMA AT THE EDGE FILM FESTIVAL at the Edgemar Center for the
Arts in Santa Monica will screen independent films of all genres including
“Knuckle Jack,” (above) starring Zelda Adams and John Adams, on the opening night, Thursday, May 30.

The Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica will hold its inaugural Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 30 through June 2nd.
Cinema at the Edge will screen independent films of all genres. Attendees can also enjoy exclusive panels hosted by the filmmakers, writers, producers and distributors behind said films.
“We’re delighted to give independent filmmakers an opportunity to screen their films in a community setting on the Westside,” said artistic director and festival founder Michelle Danner.
“Surrounded by beautiful beaches, bustling restaurants, bars, retail shops and constant foot traffic, what the Westside has to offer filmmakers and cinephiles will be quite different from what you’ll find in Hollywood.”
The Edgemar Center will present four days of screenings, parties and artist programs celebrating independent filmmaking. Films will compete in narrative feature, documentary and short film categories for jury and audience awards.
Winners will have the opportunity to screen their film for industry professionals in international film production and distribution.
“Many films that screen at the larger film festivals don’t immediately catch fire and tend to fall through the cracks,” said festival co-director Jason Chase Tyrrell. “We want to give these exceptional films another chance to connect with audiences and to gain exposure and additional opportunities for global distribution.”
Edgemar Center for the Arts is at 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.
Information, including schedule of screenings, (310) 399-3666, or cinemaattheedge.com.