In a message on their website, the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Calabasas, California, announced that they are cancelling the 2011 festival.
The festival which began 13 years ago in Pasadena and moved to Calabasas in 2000 gets its name from the naturalistic “method” style of acting used by many top performers including Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.
The Method Fest Independent Film Festival announcement:
The festival will continue, with the next edition in 2012. The Method Fest will have a new location. It will be held in late March, and with exciting new features.
Please continue to check this website for further updates. Entries will not open until summer, 2011. Thank you all for your support over the years of The Method Fest.
The Festival Organizers
Don Franken, Method Fest director, is quoted on The Acorn website as saying, ” “Everything was depressed … Cities are going through financial turmoil and corporate sponsors pulled back. . . . So we made the decision, rather than doing the fest with limited funds, to try to take a year and regroup to get much stronger corporate base and put together more events over the course of the year.”