LesGaiCineMad and Oscar Apfel

LesGaiCineMad Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is a LGTB Film Festival in seen in Spanish Speaking countries. The inaugural edition was held in 1996. With an estimated audience of more than 14,000 spectators, it is a well attended festival by members of the Community of Madrid and is covered by the Spanish Press in San Sebastian and Malaga.

LesGaiCineMad has a Digital Catalogue of more than 3,000 independent movies that is the major archive of films on affective diversity subject in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.

LesGaiCineMad created and leads the CineLGBT Network that is the most important network of LGTB Film Festivals in Spanish Speaking countries who involves more than 30 Festivals from Latin America and Spain. These festivals receive support and economic aid through the network to be able to organize their own film festivals in places as Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, etc.

Because of the work of discovering, subtitling and premiere of Spanish Speaking productions that LesGaiCineMad have done in this 14 years, we can assert that it has become the natural exhibition place for the Spanish and Latin-American productions and the place where distributors, buyers, producers and programmers for International LGTB Film Festivals can find new LGBT contents. LesGaiCineMad Spanish Film Market (SFM)

LesGaiCineMad Spanish Film Market (SFM) is an event that runs in Spain as part of LesGaiCineMad - Madrid International Lesbian, Gay & Transsexual Film Festival. It is a marketplace where producers and sales companies of the films in the SFM catalogue license films to distributors. It is a booking place for International Film Festival Programmers to find contents for their own film festivals. It is a Training Event on Independent Film Production and Distribution. It is a Meeting Point for Independent Cinema Industry Members where professional meetings, receptions and parties take place. It is not audience oriented; only accredited industry members are able to attend SFM events.

Oscar Apfel and LesGaiCineMad

Oscar C. Apfel (January 17, 1878 – March 21, 1938) was an American film actor, director, screenwriter and producer. He appeared in 167 films between 1913 and 1939, and also directed 94 films between 1911 and 1927.

Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Lasky 1.2 Fox 1.3 Paralta 1.4 Armenian relief 1.5 Final years 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External links


Apfel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After a number of years in commerce, he decided to adopt the stage as a profession. He secured his first professional engagement in 1900, in his hometown. He rose rapidly and soon held a position as director and producer and was at the time noted as being the youngest stage director in America. He spent eleven years on the stage on Broadway then joined the Edison Company. Apfel first directed for the Edison Company (Thomas A. Edison, Inc.) in 1911–12, where he made the innovative short film The Passer-By (1912). He also did some experimental work at Edison's laboratory in Orange, on the Edison Talking Pictures devices. Lasky

When Apfel left the Edison company, he joined Reliance-Majestic Studios, remaining with them eighteen months. In 1913, he became one of two main directors for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, the other being Cecil B. DeMille. All the first Lasky pictures were produced under his direction. Among these were the notable successes The Squaw Man (1914), Brewster's Millions, The Master Mind, The Only Son, The Ghost Breaker, The Man on the Box, The Circus Man and Cameo Kirby.

Apfel's directorial collaboration with DeMille was a crucial element in the development of DeMille's filmmaking technique. Fox

In late 1914, Apfel left the Lasky Company and directed for various companies into the 1920s. His first move was to the producing staff of the William Fox Corporation where he directed a series of pictures in which William Farnum starred. Some of these were A Soldier's Oath, Fighting Blood, The End of the Trail, The Battle of Hearts and A Man of Sorrow. Paralta

For the Paralta Company, to whom Apfel went after leaving the Fox Corporation, he produced Peter Kyne's A Man's a Man and The Turn of a Card in which J. Warren Kerrigan starred. Armenian relief

Auction of Souls (1919), a public-awareness picture for the Armenian Relief Committee, was Apfel's work. This production commanded wide attention and attracted great crowds at the special showings which took place at the Plaza and other prominent hotels. The sympathetic interest evoked by its revelations helped in materially adding to the large sums that were subscribed to this cause.

A series of pictures for the World Film Corporation, starring Kitty Gordon, Montague Love, June Elvidge, Louise Huff, and Evelyn Greeley, were also among Apfel's successful productions. Final years

After many years as a director, he gradually returned to acting. On March 21, 1938, Apfel died in Hollywood from a heart attack. Selected filmography The Squaw Man (1914) Brewster's Millions (1914) The Master Mind (1914) The Only Son (1914) The Man on the Box (1914) The Call of the North (1914) The Ghost Breaker (1914) After Five (1915) Ravished Armenia (1919) Bulldog Drummond (1922) The Lion's Mouse (1923) The Heart of Broadway (1928) The Right to Love (1930) Helping Grandma (1931) Misbehaving Ladies (1931) Five Star Final (1931) Men in Her Life (1931) Huckleberry Finn (1931) Impatient Maiden (1932) Business and Pleasure (1932) Make Me a Star (1932) High Pressure (1932) One Man's Journey (1933) I Am a Thief (1934) The Old Fashioned Way (1934) (uncredited) Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) Romance in Manhattan (1935) Shadows of the Orient (1935) Crack-Up (1936)
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