The festival kicks off Friday evening with a special appearance by 16-year-old Taylor Lautner, a viewing of the film in which he stars, "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl," and a dessert reception. Another celebrity guest will be Alyson Stoner, 14, who also attended last year.
Films will be screened all day Saturday and Sunday at the Village Theatre and Town Meeting Hall on Front Street in Danville. On Saturday the finalists in the Street Smarts video contest for middle school students will be shown. Tickets and passes for the weekend's events range from $5 to $25, and are available online at www.villagetheatreshows.com, or at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St.; call 314-3400. A schedule is at www.caindiefilmfest.org. The festival is co-sponsored by the California Independent Film Festival Association and the Town of Danville.