The film festivals are coming fast and furious.
Eli Roth, who stars with Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," will be honored tonight with the inaugural Indie Film Visionary Award at the 5th annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Directors Guild of America Theater. (Roth will also premiere his director's cut of the 2002 horror flick "Cabin Fever" Friday at Laemmle's Sunset 5.)
The HollyShorts opening night also features a celebration of cinematographer Darren Lew and the Hollywood premiere of "Kidnapping Caitlynn" with Jason Biggs. The festival, which continues through Aug. 9, will feature industry panels, Q&A sessions and special receptions. www.hollyshorts.com.
Up in Malibu
Also tonight is the 10th annual Malibu International Film Festival, featuring independent films from the U.S., France, Canada, Britain, Denmark and Sweden. The festival, which runs through Saturday, takes place at the Malibu Cinemas and the Ocean Avenue Screening Room in Santa Monica. www.malibufilmfestival.com.