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4th Annual Diamond in the Rough Film Festival Coming to Milpitas this Weekend


The 4th Annual Diamond in the Rough Film Festival will take place in Milpitas this coming Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19.

Committed to championing the work of truly independent filmmakers, Diamond in the Rough seeks to do exactly what its name suggests: to find the standout gems among the many indie films being produced each year, from shorts to features to documentaries.

Moreover, the festival’s mission statement emphasizes its commitment to showing films on the biggest screens that its team can find, in open defiance of recent norms by which films are viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.

The festival’s executive director, Mark Schwab, and his team also work hard to secure widespread press and media coverage for their event, their screenings, and the many talented filmmakers whose work they showcase.

Schwab said by phone, “We are gonna show films you won’t be able to see anywhere else…We curate those films that are really original, really unpredictable, very outside the box, and will get an emotional reaction.”

More info on this year’s festival can be found here: http://www.ditrfilms.com/2018ditrfilmfestivalinfo

The Milpitas Beat will be attending, to provide on-the-ground coverage and review some of the movies being screened.

Also, the festival is providing our readers with a discount code of 20% off all screening tickets.

You can make an order through Eventbrite — https://2018ditrfilmfest.eventbrite.com — and use the code: MilpitasBeat



Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He has won awards for journalism (CA Journalism Award) and screenwriting (Fade In Award), and has served as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, or script doctor for over 3,000 clients. His first novel is a dark political thriller called "Red Dennis" (2020). His first nonfiction book is a guide for helping writers be more productive called "Ass Plus Seat" (2020). He co-hosts the "House of Mystery Radio Show" on NBC News Radio. In 2023, Eric founded the Psychic Arts Center, dedicated to exploring psychic phenomena and assisting people through psychic readings.

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