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By Mark Bell | August 1, 2013

Running August 12-21, 2013, the 4th annual Everything Is Festival will take place at Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Hosts and performers for this year’s event include Mike Judge, Patton Oswalt, Chris Elliott, Tenacious D, Dan Harmon, Doug Benson and more. From the official press release:

The 4th annual Everything Is Festival – the world’s greatest gonzo convention of found footage, alternative comedy, weird music, and out-there art – returns to Los Angeles with an unprecedented line-up of shows, appearances, presentations, and performances including Mike Judge, Patton Oswalt, Chris Elliott, Tenacious D, Maria Bamford, Dan Harmon, Doug Benson, Tony Clifton, Thu Tran, Adam Goldberg, Scott Adsit, Doug Benson, Dino Stamatopoulos, and a Pizza Party hosted by Fox’s ADHD featuring Power Violence and Yacht! And so much more!

Also featured throughout the fest are outrageous parties, contests, and art installations. In addition to Fox’s ADHD-hosted Pizza Party, there will be a Most Outrageous Video Games party to celebrate the grand opening of our Island of Misfit Video Games arcade where attendees will be invited to play some of the most ill-fated games of all time! The L.A. premiere of SXSW entry Rewind This – a “passionate geek doc” cataloging the birth and death of VHS – will be followed by an epic VHS tape-swapping party. And throughout the fest the Cinefamily back patio will feature an international pop-up snack shack of exotic treats, like Watermelon Oreos and Candy Cane Pringles.

The public will be able to participate in the creative fun, too! Vine enthusiasts can submit their 6-second film masterpieces to the Everything Is Vine Film Fest, at which the winners will be revealed by celebrity Vine users like James Urbaniak and Adam Goldberg! And the Found Footage Battle Royale goes straight to the source, soliciting the best of the worst from the Cinefamily community in a no-holds barred competition to find the ultimate Everything Is video clip.

Of course there will be feature film screenings galore, like the Los Angeles premiere of soon-to-be classic Fateful Findings (presented by Badass Digest) directed by former real-estate magnate-turned-auteur Neil Breen, and the first 35mm presentation of the super-rare posthumous Bruce Lee rip-off The Dragon Lives Again. Not to mention: a screening of the ultra obscure late 60’s comedy cameo carnival The Phynx, hosted by Patton Oswalt and co-presented by the Warner Archive Collection!

Stay tuned for more announcements! Here’s the line-up thus far:

  • Aug 12 7:30pm – Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen
    • Found footage tour through greatest moments in film history
  • Aug 12 10:00pm – Rewind This! (L.A. Premiere, filmmakers in person!) + VHS Party
    • Screening of a new documentary about VHS collecting, followed by a VHS tape-swapping party
  • Aug 13 8:00pm – TV Tuesdays presents Mondo Public Access (feat. “Beauty Day”)
    • Highs and lows of Public Access with performers in attendance
  • Aug 14 8:00pm – Most Outrageous Video Games
    • Screened footage and live game-play with the audience, culminating in an extravagant Rock Band party
  • Aug 15 7:30pm – Comic Relief Zero – An Everything Is Terrible Stand-Up Special (feat. Tony Clifton live!)
    • Found footage of comedy gone horribly, horribly wrong; hosted by Tony Clifton
  • Aug 15 10:00pm – EIF Talent Show (feat. Thu Tran, Wham City, & more!)
    • A weird and wonderful talent show including acts like the Food Party duo of Thu Tran and Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Aug 15 Midnight – Triple Fisher: The Lethal Lolitas of Long Island
    • A film made up of footage from the three made-for-TV biopics about the Long Island Lolita, Amy Fisher
  • Aug 16 7:30pm – An Evening with Chris Elliott
    • A tour through the personal video archive of Chris Elliott
  • Aug 16 10:00pm – Show & Tell: Mike Judge’s “Judgmental Sampler” (Mike Judge in person!)
    • Mike Judge presents his special collection of found footage
  • Aug 16 Midnight – The Dragon Lives Again (ultra-rare 35MM print!)
    • The first 35mm screening of the super-rare 1977 posthumous Bruce Lee rip-off
  • Aug 17 11:00am – Cute Animal Film Festival
    • A carefully curated collection of adorable animal footage
  • Aug 17 2:30pm – HarmonQuest: Festival Edition
    • NBC’s Community creator Dan Harmon hosts a fantasy role-playing game along with surprise celebrity guests
  • Aug 17 7:30pm – VIdeo Variety Show 2013 (feat. sneak preview of Everything Is Terrible Gets A Bad Rap!)
    • A collection of unreal found footage from the vault of Rob Schrab + a video collage of the worst rap footage on the planet
  • Aug 17 9:30pm – Fox’s Animation Breakdown High-Def Pizza Party (feat. Power Violence & Yacht
    • A pizza party featuring exclusive content and premieres from Fox’s new animation programming block ADHD + a live performance by conceptual pop duo YACHT and the comedy stylings of the LA-based troupe Power Violence.
  • Aug 17 Midnight – Neil Breen’s Fateful Findings (L.A. premiere, Neil Breen in person!)
    • A film directed by former Las Vegas real-estate magnate-turned-sci-fi-film-director and actor
  • Aug 18 1:00pm – Everything is Vine Film Festival (Steve Agee, Adam Goldberg, James Urbaniak, & more in person!)
    • A celebration of Vine videos + a contest for Vine enthusiasts
  • Aug 18 3:00pm – An Afternoon with Orel (Puppington) and Dino (Who?)
    • A look back at the delightfully warped stop motion animation show, with guests Dino Stamatopoulos and Scott Adsit
  • Aug 18 5:00pm – Show & Tell with Maria Bamford
    • Comedian extraordinaire Maria Bamford takes us on a personal tour of her past and her influences
  • Aug 18 7:30pm – Found Footage Battle Royale 2013
    • A no-holds-barred contest to find the greatest found footage clip ever
  • Aug 18 10:00pm – The Phynx (hosted by Patton Oswalt) CO-PRESENTED BY WARNER ARCHIVE
    • A screening of the ultra obscure and unjustly forgotten The Phynx (1970), presented by comedian Patton Oswalt
  • Aug 19 7:30pm – Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption: Now You See Me
    • Comedian Doug Benson and his clever friends provide a running commentary over the film Now You See Me
  • Aug 21 Time TBA – Closing Event: TENACIOUS D
    • Details TBA

Everything Is Festival is Co-presented by Everything is Terrible, Cinespia, and FYF Fest. Additional support by Flamingoshoe, VHX, LA Weekly and The Standard Hollywood.

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