Rising Stars Hollywood Film Festival - 5 Days

Shoot and Star in Your Own Film

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Visit to the Los Angeles Farmers Market and The Grove
  • Orientation meeting for Rising Stars Hollywood Film Festival
  • Free time in Santa Monica
  • Attend various classes directly relating to your professional work
  • Enjoy a meal with industry professionals
  • Free time on Hollywood Boulevard
  • Spend three hours filming on a major Hollywood studio lot
  • Visit to the Griffith Observatory
  • Complete a full project from inception to screening with classmates and trained professionals
  • Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Free time at the Universal City Walk
  • Red carpet Film Screening and Awards Ceremony

  • Daily Itinerary

    Day 1

    Upon arrival to Los Angeles, you will meet your Tour Manager and head to the famous Farmers Market that features more than 100 restaurants, grocers and tourist shops. It all began in July 1934 when 18 farmers and merchants parked their trucks on vacant Gilmore land, selling produce to local housewives. The idea was so successful that by Fall, the Farmers Market had stalls and shops, restaurants and special events. Today you'll enjoy the variety of food options as you walk through the market. You can also shop or eat at the adjacent shopping center, The Grove.

    After lunch you will have an orientation workshop for the Rising Stars Hollywood Film Festival, a gathering a aspiring film makers and theatre classes that will shoot and star in their own film on a major Hollywood studio lot!

    Next, you'll visit Santa Monica where you can enjoy the beach, the downtown area and the pier. Santa Monica Pier is one of California's oldest pleasure piers. This famous pier is within walking distance of the Third Street Promenade and the newly refurbished Santa Monica Place Mall and offers one of the most spectacular sunset views in California. The Third Street Promenade is filled with shops and restaurants for you to enjoy.

    Day 2

    Today you will spend the day on set. You will shoot your projects on-set and attend two classes on industry standards and promotion of your own work.

    Tonight you will have dinner with industry professionals. Your guests will include actors, writers, producers, directors and editors.

    After dinner, you'll have free time on Hollywood Boulevard. You'll be right in the center of the action at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood & Highland Mall. The Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 stars celebrating the achievements of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others. At the TCL Chinese Theatre, you can compare your hands to those of some of your favorite stars including Marilyn Monroe, Jim Carey, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and more! You'll have a chance to visit the Hollywood & Highland Mall.

    Day 3

    You will spend the day at the studio. Today you will have two classes and work with your editor to complete your projects.

    After dinner, you will head to the Griffith Observatory, an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. Located on the south slope of Mt. Hollywood, the observatory lets visitors look through public telescopes, experience astronomy exhibits and enjoy the most spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

    Day 4

    Today you'll enjoy the amusements and attractions at Universal Studios. Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk.

    You'll have dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. From outside, you’ll marvel at the Taj Mahal influenced building and the giant guitar fountain that serves as a CityWalk landmark. Later, you will have free time to explore, shop and eat at the Universal CityWalk. This three-block entertainment, dining, shopping promenade will dazzle you! Options include more than 30 places to eat, a 19-screen movie theater featuring IMAX and more than 30 stores.

    Day 5

    Today you will see the your films! You will have a red carpet a screening of everyone's projects followed by an awards ceremony. You will also hear from a special guest within the industry on about how they got started.

    After the screening, you will have a celebratory sit-down lunch before heading to your bus or airport for your trip back home.


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