GlennFest to participate in Stardust Art Festival

stardustOn October 2, beginning at noon, the Downey Arts Coalition and the City of Downey present a celebration of Art, Film and Space. Three free movies will be provided by GlennFest Film Festival including family-friendly Ice Age: Collision Course; the astronaut documentary, The Last Man on the Moon; and the anime concert film Joe Hisaishi in Budokan: Studio Ghibli 25 Years. The Aerospace Legacy Foundation presents a panel discussion about Downey’s role in aerospace history, “Journey to the Stars and Beyond.” There will be artist booths on the plaza, live music, food trucks, and “Cosmic,” a specially curated art exhibit in the theatre lobby.

GlennFest 2016 is here!

GlennFest Film Festival 2016 is held this year from September 24 to October 9th, in Downey, California. Screenings are held at various locations, including the Downey Krikorian Theaters at 8200 Third Street in Downey, The Epic Lounge at 8239 2nd Street in Downey, and Downey Civic Theatre at 8435 Firestone Blvd in Downey.

Tickets for all screenings are FREE.  How is this possible?  Our Founder and Executive Director, Glenn Stephens, loves movies and especially loves sharing movies that most people haven’t seen.

It wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful sponsors, however, and we need your help to sponsor the festival as well!  Email us at the contact page, and we’ll show you how to connect with a diverse audience of film lovers in Southeast Los Angeles County.

Stay tuned here for the full announcement of all the films playing at this year’s festival.

GlennFest Films Receive Recognition in January

Congratulations for the following GlennFest films for their recognition in media awards and publications! We are so proud to have brought these amazing films to our community.

22 January 2016 – When Marnie was There is nominated for an Oscar for Animated Feature Film of 2015.


27 January 2016 – GLAAD Media Awards nominates Boy Meets Girl for Outstanding Film – Limited Release.

GlennFest Films Receive Recognition in December

Congratulations for the following GlennFest films for their recognition in media awards and publications! We are so proud to have brought these amazing films to our community.


6 December 2015 – The Guardian recognizes The Goob as one of the best UK films of 2015.


22 December 2015 – Glassland receives nominations for Best Film and Best Actor (Jack Reynor) from The London Evening Standard British Film Awards.












22 December 2015 – The Advocate Magazine considers Boy Meets Girl one of the 10 best LGBT films of 2015.



Lisa Haagen performs at Closing Night after party

After the Closing Night screening of Butterflies of Bill Baker, an After Party was hosted at The Epic Lounge with live entertainment by singer-songwriter, Lisa Haagen.

Los Angeles-based Haagen produces the Folk-Pop/Percussive Acoustic genre of music. Her album, With Honey, is available on iTunes. Her music is available for listening on her Facebook page.

Bill Baker’s life is disrupted by Pavornocturnus – a night terror disorder that causes Bill to commit violent acts while asleep. His disorder can only be relieved with a unique, dangerous, and mind-altering technology. After a particularly disastrous episode, Bill’s loving wife, Emma, leaves him. Bill is left with his best friend and trusted colleague, Mac, and the faint hope that one day, Emma will return. When he meets 10-year-old Annie laughter and excitement are brought back to his life. Butterflies of Bill Baker stars Will Chase, Marin Heckle, and Sterling Jerins. The film is Directed by Sania Jhankar.

To view images from the evening, please view our gallery.

(excerpt provided by Butterflies of Bill Baker, the movie)