How to get to the Hollywood Sign. Best route to the Hollywood sign.
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How to get to the Hollywood Sign.

The only and best route to the Hollywood Sign

We were in Hollywood for some meetings about the world’s smallest cinema. It was a nice day, so we decided to walk to the back of the Hollywood Sign. Many routes have been closed down, but this one is still open and it will remain open. The hike was awesome and the view as well.

There used to be a short hike towards the sign, but there have been traffic complaints from people in the neighbourhood so the path has been closed. Luckily, we have found a good alternative route. It takes a bit longer, but it is worth the walk. You can even take a short detour to the former Batcave from the old Batman films and series.

Navigate to 2798 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, California. It is named ‘the batcave trail’. Drive as far as you can. You can park your car at the toilets. It is a hike, so these are the last toilets that you will encounter.

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This is where the hike starts

Start walking straight ahead on the non-paved road. When you encounter your first split keep to your right. Follow the trail up the hill. At a certain point you will see a sign that says “you made it”. Take a left.

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Take a left here to get to the Hollywood sign

First you will walk downhill, before you will go uphill again. You will also look down on a horses ranch. You can see a road that is fenced off above you. That is where you will be walking later. Keep going uphill.

How to get to the Hollywood Sign

You will pass this at some point. Just keep walking to get to the Hollywood sign.

After a while you will descent a little bit and continue on a paved road. Go uphill again. Follow the track and the rest will explain itself. When you walk steadily up and down will take at least 90 minutes. It is worth it!

How to get to the Hollywood Sign. Best route to the Hollywood sign.

When you made it to the Hollywood Sign. This is what you will get. It is awesome.

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The world’s smallest cinema at the Oscars

I Vitelloni: cinema piccolo was invited to the event for the directors of the Oscar® Nominated Shorts

Now that the dust has settled, it is time to reflect on our Oscar adventure. I knew that I wanted to finish my adventure around the date of the Oscars when I started it. Little did I know that I would actually be invited to one of its special events. I had already been meeting up with Carter Pilcher, the CEO of Shorts International, in the Netherlands during the Dutch Film Festival, and twice in Santa Monica. Shorts Internationals had the intention to make the world’s smallest cinema part of the Shorts Awards, a special Oscar event for the directors of the Oscar® Nominated Shorts. However, it was not yet certain if it was actually possible. A few weeks before the event I got the green light. What a joy!

The week before the event I dropped by their office to discuss the details. I was not aware yet that I actually was allowed to screen the Oscar® Nominated Shorts which was very exciting news. The list with nominations is quite long and I prefer to screen shorts with a maximum length of five minutes, so I made a selection. I screened “Get a Horse!” by Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, “Mr. Hublot” by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)” by Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, “Feral” byDaniel Sousa and Dan Golden, and “The Voorman Problem” by Mark Gill and Baldwin Li. The exciting part was that all the directors would be there too. Also, I was informed that a celebrity would receive a special award during the event.

Five days before the event I received a phone call by FunX Radio. They caught up on the story and wanted to interview us. We discovered that AT5 published a story about my presence during the Oscar weekend and that other media, including several blogs and news websites, followed up on it. The Filmkrant, the most established film magazine of the Netherlands, interviewed me and published a story, Radio 2 interviewed me live on national radio, and the Metro, one of the largest Dutch newspapers, published the story in their print edition.

The event was held on the Saturday evening of the Oscars weekend at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, a one-minute walk from the most prestigious shopping street of LA, Rodeo Drive. In the meanwhile, Monica Cho and Jennie Chow travelled all the way from San Francisco to help me with the event and with PR, their speciality. After months of drought, the Oscar weekend started with the heaviest downpours since 2011. The city was being taken over by flash floods. Luckily, the cinema had a central position inside the building. The event was wonderful and glamorous. The responses to the cinema were overwhelming. Above all, the enthusiasm and positive words by the Disney crew made my night. Marieke Oudejans (film and television producer from the Netherlands) accepted an International Visionary Award for Eye International, and Rutger Hauer (on of my favorite actors) accepted an International Visionary Award by the Dutch Film Fund. It was a truly amazing weekend!

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Shorts Awards – Oscars – I Vitelloni: cinema piccolo

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Film critic Rene Mioch visits I Vitelloni: cinema piccolo in Hollywood

We have film critic Rene Mioch as a special guest in the world’s smallest cinema

There is only one Dutch film reporter that is a celebrity himself among the stars of Hollywood. When Rene Mioch covers an item on the red carpet, stars ranging from Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford and Nicole Kidman will recognize him and come over for a little chitchat. He is our Dutch insider not only in Hollywood, but also in the rest of the world. (He has only missed one Cannes Film Festival since he began going before the age of twenty!)

As we know, winters in Hollywood are crammed with film events meaning Rene spends a considerable amount of winters in Southern California. We cannot blame him, as the winters here have a tendency to be nicer than those of Amsterdam.

This year we invited him over for dinner and a number of film screenings. Because we strive to show Hollywood the quality of the shorts we screen, we decided to organize this private screening for him with hopes he would give us a true film critics opinion. While the home cooked dinner was on the stove and in the oven, we took a break in world’s smallest cinema. He proved to be a genuine film buff—as he was eager to see a more than a few shorts. He enjoyed every single one of them and thought that they were all very different from one another. His opinion was that the filmography of the Common Denominator by Tess Löwenhardt was superb. Overall, he enjoyed ‘Life’s Too Short Not to Be Frank’ by Tom Huntingford the most—saying it was surprising and unique. As we shared many stories about film, the evening grew to be extremely pleasant. With great anticipation, we hope we will have the honor of hosting more wonderful guests like Rene in the future.

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Rene Mioch bezoekt in Hollywood ’s werelds kleinste bioscoop.

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Rene Mioch and Maarten van der Weijden with the world’s smallest cinema

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Sec by Tom Titulaer

Tom Titulaer is a director from Breda who likes to mix genres and tell special stories. Parts of his present showreel are a number of 48 Hour Film Project winning films that he wants to use as a next step to longer fiction films.

Synopsis

SEC tells the story about a miller who receives a mysterious visitor

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Exorcister by Tom Titulaer

Tom Titulaer is a director from Breda who likes to mix genres and tell special stories. Parts of his present showreel are a number of 48 Hour Film Project winning films that he wants to use as a next step to longer fiction films.

Synopsis

Exorsister is a film about a sister’s never ending love for her brother, who has a remarkable lifestyle.

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Life’s Too Short Not To Be Frank by Superfolkfilms

Superfolkfilms is an independent film production company based in London. Directors George Cowie and Tom Huntingford specialise in human stories, ethnographic film and multi-platform documentary projects, and have produced over 20 films in five continents.

Synopsis

Life’s Too Short Not To Be Frank is an offbeat fly-on-the-wall documentary about a 63-year-old, gun-toting, Obama-hating, potty-mouthed Vietnam War veteran with a big heart, and his unlikely friendship and road trip with a young and intrigued British student.

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Strange Creature by Cris Garcia

All Things Moving is the Amsterdam-based studio founded by Cristina Garcia Martin. The company produces animation, film and interactive productions with a strong focus in storytelling and visual excellence. Strange Creature is her first animation for Kunstgebouw, and has been selected for many international festivals, such as HAFF (Utrecht), Ottawa, Buenos Aires en Seoul.

Synopsis

A mysterious changing creature that can take almost any form. Is he one animal with many eyes or many animals? Can he fly? Can he talk? Does it come from the stars? Is he alone? Is he the only one in his world?

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