LGBT FIlm Festival
Ray Stark Theatre, USC University Park Campus
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Started eight years ago as a small scholarship fundraiser by Los Angeles running group LA Frontrunners, the Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival has blossomed into a USC Lambda signature event celebrating the work of USC’s up-and-coming LGBT and Ally filmmakers. Join us for the film screenings and awards followed by a cocktail reception with light appetizers.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts.
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Joshua Allen ‘05
Josh's television writing credits include Empire (FOX) and Hostages (CBS). His plays include Chrysalis and The Last Pair of Earlies. His work has been seen at Cape Cod Theater Project, Ars Nova, and the Kennedy Center. .
Randal Kleiser '68 MA'74
Randal is an internationally known film director ever since the release of his first feature, Grease (1978). He also directed The Blue Lagoon with Brooke Shields, wrote and directed It's My Party, and directed many other films.
Amy Nicholson MPW '08
Amy is the head film critic for LA Weekly, is syndicated across the 11 papers in the Voice Media Group chain and co-hosts its weekly Voice Film Club podcast.
Scott Zabielski ’01
Scott is the winner of the 2015 Super Bowl Doritos commercial contest. He is also a West Hollywood Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He developed Police Academy for New Line/Warner Bros and is currently Executive Producing and Directing Season 7 of Tosh.0.
Zachary is associate producer and actress on Amazon’s Golden Globe award winning TV series Transparent. She is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating aspects of transgender history.
Stand-up comedian, television personality and one of OUT magazine’s “Out 100.” He is best known for his online impersonations of Chloe Sevingy.
8th Annual Don Thompson Film Festival Submissions
Tthe Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival is a great opportunity to show your work. This USC Lambda signature event has given voice to many filmmakers and storytellers. Submissions due February 19, Festival is April 11. Shorts must be by a USC alumnus or student, and this person should be LGBT or the film topic should be LGBT related.