Palo Alto Film Festival Starts This Week

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The city of Palo Alto is gearing up for one of the most fabulous events of the fall season, the Palo Alto Film Festival (PAIFF 2012).

From September 27-30, PAIFF 2012 will take place in downtown Palo Alto. The Tech CU Festival Village will include an outdoor theater, music stage, VIP lounge, and box office, where free music and movies will be presented each afternoon and evening.

The 2012 Program will include 50 films, 20 speakers, 4 Parties, local Wine Bars, and 4 free Outdoor Films.  Films and shorts are distinctly focused on the convergence of art and technology.

If you can’t make it to any of the films, then not to worry.  PAIFF will host a party each night of the Festival.

Opening Night Party

Thursday 9 p.m., September 27
TalentHouse, 542 High Street, Palo Alto
Sponsors: Anchor Brewing Co., Asian Box, Moreno BHLV

VIP Reception Hosted by Variety and the Academy’s Science and Technology Council

Friday 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., September 28th
PAIFF/TechCU Festival Village VIP Lounge, High Street between University Avenue and Hamilton Avenue
Hosted By: Variety and the Academy’s Science and Technology Council
Sponsors: Anchor Brewing Co.

Innovators Party

Saturday  6 p.m. – 8 p.m., September 29
Pejman, 532 Ramona Street, Palo Alto
Hosted By: Pejman Carpets and Carissa Ashman
Sponsors: Huneeus Vineyards, Nancy Goldman SRES, Coldwell Banker and Home Care Assistance, Drew Altizer

Closing Night Awards Gala

Sunday 6 p.m., September 30
TalentHouse, 542 High Street, Palo Alto
Sponsors: Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, Coupa Cafe, Hobee’s, Anchor Brewing Co., Moreno BHLV

Gravity Late Night Lounge
Thursday – Sunday 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., September 27 – 30
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar, 544 Emerson St.
Sponsors: Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar

The pre-festival festivities started on August 11 with the 2ndannual kick-off party at the Stonebrook Court Manor in Los Altos Hills. Guests enjoyed a splendid VIP party, food, wine, music and of course, a celebration of film.

Photo Credit:  Max Morse

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