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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



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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.


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