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By Film Threat Staff | July 17, 2003

HypeFest, the new film & video festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity, has announced its 2003 selection of short films, music videos, commercials and promos. Held at Cinespace in Hollywood, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., on July 26 and 27, HypeFest will present original short-subject work culled from hundreds of entries from the US and around the world.
Organized by theme, the programs include generous servings of romance, drama, intrigue, humor and imagination. Strange Bedfellows, Misdeeds and Misdemeanors, Identity and Tongue in Cheek are only a few of the programs that will be unveiled at HypeFest.
“We are very excited to share our HypeFest 2003 selections, which represent a diversity of style and content and range from wildly entertaining to thought provoking,” says Jessie Nagel, Festival Co-Director.
Short film highlights of the two-day event include BMW Films¹ “Beat the Devil,” directed by Tony Scott and starring Gary Oldman and James Brown; Sundance 2003 Film Festival selection “A Ninja Pays Half My Rent,” directed by Steven K. Tsuchida; Vance Malone¹s “Ocularist,” Best Documentary SXSW 2003; and “Hold On,” by Glenn Ripps, starring Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) and Christopher Kennedy Masterson (“Malcolm in the Middle”).
World premieres at HypeFest include “Toilet Man” from the Netherlands¹ Johan Kramer and “El Amor En Cadena” (Love Chains) by Uruguay¹s Gabriel Bossio.
For the complete program, visit the Hypefest website.

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