AOF Megafest 2022 Schedule - TBD

                     Greetings and Welcome to AOF Megafest 2022 LEGACY EDITION

The 18th Annual AOF Megafest will include multiple competitions, Award Shows, Screenings, Seminars, Parties, Special Events and More.
     Our Host for the 2022 Season is the Beautiful Galaxy Blvd Theaters located at 3680 S. Maryland Pkwy, Ste 182, Las Vegas.  90% of ALL AOF 2022 Events will take place in an around the Theater Location.  For Hotels we suggest (Based on Price and Location:)  The Rio Suites / The Linq or The Venetian

For a List of Local Hotels Please click here...
     In the coming months this page will be updated with even more speicific information on Seminars / Parties / Mixers and Other Incredible AOF 2022 Events, so please check back often for updates.  On behalf of all of our participating festivals and shows, Thank you!

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MEGAFEST 2021 SEMINAR AND EVENT SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE TIMES / SUBJECTS MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO NEW COVID-19 MANDATES AND SAFETY REASONS - SEE DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM

MONDAY 7.26.21

FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 PM – 12 AM (EVERY DAY)

 

4:30 PM / THEATER 8: OPENING NIGHT DOUBLE SCREENING OF REFUGE FROM THE STORM, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ELIAS ACOSTA, STARRING MICHAEL MADSEN ~ PRESENTED WITH AN OPENING PRAYER BY PASTOR DAVID CHILDERS AND DR. SUSAN STAFFORD AND ANABELLE D. MUNRO

GET YOUR TICKET HERE

TUESDAY 7.27.21

FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 PM – 12 AM (EVERY DAY)

 

11:00AM PANEL / THEATER 3: CONTENT CREATOR: FIND YOUR VOICE, TELL YOUR STORY, AND GET YOUR ART OUT TO THE WORLD

PRESENTED BY : SHANE BORZA AND ERIN MIRACLE  

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1:15PM  PANEL / THEATER 3  THE A-LIST DIRECTORS

PRESENTED BY ANABELLE D. MUNRO AND LUREEN WU

Guests: LEWIS TEAGUE, ROGER CHRISTIANSEN

HOSTED BY TMIF, LVAFA                  

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3:30PM  PANEL / THEATER 3: THE A-LISTERS- PRODUCERS ABOVE THE LINE

PRESENTED BY : ANABELLE D. MUNRO AND LUREEN WU

GUESTS: ISAAC HERNANDEZ (EP, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR), ELIAS ACOSTA (WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER), AND JIM ELLIS

HOSTED BY TMIF, LVAFA.                

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WEDNESDAY 7.28.21
FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 AM – 12 PM (EVERY DAY)

 

1:15PM PANEL / THEATER 3:  WOMEN WHO HAVE OVERCOME

PRESENTED BY: THE AOF MEGAFEST, JERRI SHER AND ANABELLE D. MUNRO, WITH CAPT. (RET) MICHELLE "MUSH" CHERLAND, SOPHIA LOUISA LEE, JANINE AVANTI, CHERIE KERR  

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3:30PM PITCH COMPETITION / THEATER 3

PRESENTED BY MEGAFEST, ISAAC HERNANDEZ AND JEROME COURSHON 

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE – PLEASE RVSP AT AMFILMFEST@GMAIL.COM

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9.15 PM / SONY THEATRE: SPECIAL LAS VEGAS PREMIERE OF SAROGETO, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY NICO SANTUCCI, STARRING WINSOR HARMON AND ERIC ROBERTS – PRIORTIY SEATING FOR REGISTERED GUESTS AND PURCHASED TICKETS.     

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THURSDAY 7.29.21

FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 PM – 12 AM (EVERY DAY)

 

CHARITY SCREENING OF HUNGRY FOR SOLUTIONS 12PM BLOCK

SYNOPSIS:

Hunger and food waste go hand in hand. When the problem of hunger gets too serious to stomach, communities spring into action.

THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT: TICKET SALES GO TO THE LAS VEGAS FOOD BANK.

Help The GIFTED Group, AOF MegaFest, Matt Holwick (Director- Hungry For Solutions) and the Las Vegas Food Bank feed the hungry. 

Be a positive part of the solution.

Accepting can goods and non-perishable items for donation. 

 GET YOUR TICKET HERE

2020/2021 Selected Creators are not exempt from paying. Entry requires a paid ticket. 

1:00PM PANEL / THEATER 3:   PUBLISHING SEMINAR

PRESENTED BY TONY ACREE AND AMY LEIGH MCCORKLE

HOSTED BY CDWFIFF

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3:00PM  PANEL / THEATER 3: FINANCING YOUR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILMS THROUGH WORKING WIITH NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS

PRESENTED BY: LAUREL ADLER AND RUHI HAK 

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4:15PM    THE SECRETS TO FILM DISTRIBUTION

PRESENTED BY: JEROME COURSHON AND THE MEGAFEST  

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WRITERS GATHERING- 6PM

A CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD AND  POETRY /"SPOKEN" WORD  WITHOUT THE PRESSURE OF COMPETITION- WATCH SELECTED SCENE READS, AND NETWORK WITH MEGAFEST AND TAKE CENTER STAGE CREATORS

WRITERS AWARD SHOW WITH TAKE CENTER STAGE AWARDS 8:30PM 

JOIN THE MEGAFEST FESTIVALS IN CELEBRATING THE WRITTEN WORD 

Red Carpet at 7:30 PM and Award Show 8:30 PM. The event is open to the public. Ticket Required. LIMITED Seating.  

 

 

FRIDAY 7.30.21

FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 PM – 12 AM (EVERY DAY)

11AM PANEL / THEATER 3: KUNG FU FILMS EAST AND WEST

PRESENTED BY THE AOF MEGAFEST, HARRY MOK, LUREEN WU, ANABELLE D. MUNRO AND SIFU AIRR

HOSTED BY LVAFA

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1PM SPECIAL SCREENING / THEATER 3: SPECIAL VETERANS SCREENING OF QUIET EXPLOSIONS, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY 2-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER JERI SHER – FREE OF CHARGE

PRESENTED BY THE GIFTED FOUNDATION AND THE AOF MEGAFEST. 

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3:00PM PANEL / THEATER 3:  FINDING THE FUNDS: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SECURING FILM FUNDING

PRESENTED BY: ROB MARGOLIES AND FIRST FRAME IF 

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4:45PM  PANEL / THEATER 3: WHAT'S THE CONCEPT? WHY CONCEPTS ARE CRUCIAL IN STORYTELLING

PRESENTED BY ROB MARGOLIES AND FIRST FRAME IFF  

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2020 SHORT FILM AWARD SHOW

Red Carpet at 5 PM, Seating at 5:30 PM, Award Show 6 PM. The event is open to the public. LIMITED SEATING 

2020 FEATURE AWARD SHOW (INCLUDING LEGENDARY STUNTS)

Red Carpet at 5 PM Seating at 5:30 PM, Award Show 6 PM. The event is open to the public. LIMITED SEATING  

SATURDAY 7.31.21

FILMMAKER CHECK-IN AT THE GALAXY THEATRE AT 11 AM (EVERY DAY)

SCREENINGS FROM 12 PM – 12AM (EVERY DAY)

11:00AM  FROM INFLUENCER TO INVESTOR: HOW INFLUENCERS CAN BRING ATTENTION TO YOUR FILM

PRESENTED BY DAWNMARIE DESHAIES AND TIM REALBUTO

HOSTED BY FIRST FRAME FILM FEST. 

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1:00PM HOW TO IMPROVISE YOUR FILM THE WHOLE TIME YOU ARE SHOOTING IT

PRESENTED BY: AOF MEGAFEST AND CHERIE KERR  

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2021 SHORT AWARD SHOWS

Red Carpet at 4 PM, Seating at 4:45 PM, Award Show 5 PM. The event is open to the public. LIMITED SEATING 

 

2021 FEATURE AWARD SHOW (INCLUDING LEGENDARY STUNTS)

Red Carpet at 7:15 PM , seating at 8PM and Award Show 9 PM. The event is open to the public. Ticket Required. LIMITED Seating.  

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  AWARD CEREMONIES 2020/2021

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The 20.21 AOF Megafest Written Word Awards 

All Festivals

8:30 PM Red Carpet
9 PM  Awards Begin

11 PM Written Word After Party Begins

Award Location :  Sony Theater - Galaxy Theaters

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Written Word Award Tickets

 

 

Friday, July 30, 2021

The 2020 AOF Megafest / All Festivals
Short Film Awards 

All Festivals - Projects 42 Mins and Under

5 PM  Red Carpet

6 PM Awards Begin

Award Location :  Galaxy Theaters

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2020 AOF Short Awards

 

 

Friday, July 30, 2021

The 2020 AOF Megafest / All Festivals
Feature Film Awards - Legendary Stunts

All Festivals - Projects 42 Mins and Over

5 PM Red Carpet

6 PM Awards Begin

Award Location :  Galaxy Theaters

Click The Button To Order:

2020 Feature Award Tickets

 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The 2021 AOF Megafest / All Festivals
Short Film Awards 

All Festivals - Projects 42 Mins and Under

5 PM Red Carpet

6 PM Awards Begin

Award Location :  Galaxy Theaters

Click The Button To Order:

2021 Short Award Tickets

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The 2021 AOF Megafest / All Festivals
Feature Film Awards - The ICON Awards

All Festivals - Projects 42 Mins and Over

8 PM Red Carpet

9 PM Awards Begin

Award Location :  Galaxy Theaters

Click The Button To Order:

2021 Feature Award Tickets

Saturday, July 31, 2021

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 Legal Disclaimer:

“The MegaFest is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease in our region. With the increase in cases, we are asking that all participants follow the guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID. We value your health and safety and ask that you follow the CDC Recommendations below. *

At this time, our upcoming MEGAFEST will take place as planned. By attending there is an assumption of risk as with being in contact with others that are not in your household. We do ask, however, if you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increased risk of severe illness and complications from COVID. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering. 

If you do choose to attend MEGAFEST please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:

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  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.”

Due to changing COVID mandates and rules cancellations or adjustments may be necessary. These are circumstances that are beyond our control. The MegaFest and its partners, vendors , and staff are not deemed liable.