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SBIFF 2011 will kick off with french film "Sarah's Key" by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by lynda.com, announces its stellar line-up for 2011.  The 26th edition offers a vast array of films representing 49 countries and an astounding number of premieres sure to delight the cinematic tastes of SBIFF audiences. SBIFF is proud to welcome many promising and established filmmakers and honorees to join in its grand tradition of celebrating independent film. The Festival begins Thursday, January 27 and continues through Sunday, February 6, 2011.

"We've taken a queue from Christopher Nolan's INCEPTION - "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger," and so we have decisively and dynamically made our 26th festival grander in every way," proclaims SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.

 

 

OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT GALAS

 

SBIFF 2011 will kick off at the historic Arlington Theatre with the U.S. Premiere of "Sarah's Key" directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and starring Kristin Scott Thomas.  Based on the international bestselling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, the film beautifully interweaves two seemingly different stories, illustrating a remarkable connection between the past and present.  The first story is that of Sarah, a ten year old Jewish girl living in Paris during World War II. The second story follows Julia (Kristin Scott Thomas), an American journalist living in modern day Paris with her French husband assigned to write a story on the Vel'd'Hiv roundup of 1942, and upon investigation discovers she has a personal connection. The film takes an emotional look into a historical event long hidden, but now sure to never be forgotten.  Following the Opening Night screening the festivities will continue with a party at Paseo Nuevo in downtown Santa Barbara.  Opening night Film and Gala is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter and Studio 7.  Kristin Scott Thomas and Gilles Paquet-Brenner will be in attendance.

 

On Closing Night, SBIFF is proud to feature the Premiere of Georges Bizet's popular opera "Carmen in 3D," a dazzling film directed by Julian Napier filled with some of the best-loved music ever written, performed by some of the world's greatest singers and marking the first time ever that an opera has been filmed and shown in state-of-the-art digital 3D.  A co-production of 3D movie pioneer RealD and London's internationally renowned Royal Opera House, "Carmen in 3D" gives the viewers the best seat in the house, taking them on a magic carpet ride onto the stage, behind the scenes and into the heart of the emotional production, immersing them as never before into this timeless story of love, jealousy and betrayal. Closing Night festivities take place at the historic Arlington Theatre and are sponsored by SB Independent and RealD.

 

 

CENTERPIECE GALA

The Centerpiece Gala will feature the World Premiere of "That's What I Am," starring Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck, Randy Orton, Daniel Yelsky, Alexander Walters, Mia Rose Frampton and Amy Madigan.  Written and directed by Mike Pavone and marking his feature film directorial debut, this coming-of-age story follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers. Everyone's favorite teacher, Mr. Simon (Ed Harris), pairs Andy with the school's biggest outcast and social pariah, Stanley, aka "Big G" (Alexander Walters) on a critical term project. Sporting thick orange hair, a head too big for his body and ears too big for his head, "Big G" has been the object of ridicule since grade school. Before long, Andy will learn that there was truly a method behind Mr. Simon's madness as to why he teamed these two up. As the story unfolds, Mr. Simon finds himself the target of a malicious rumor after Principal Kelner (Amy Madigan) suspends a school bully for brutally beating up a female classmate who he thinks has "cooties." When Andy watches "Big G" fearlessly confront the school bully, a series of events are triggered, which change the lives of both young men - and their teacher - forever.  The film will screen on Wednesday, February 2, at the Arlington Theatre at 8:00 p.m.  Mike Pavone and cast members are scheduled to attend.

 

2011 VIRTUOSOS AWARD

 

SBIFF continues its tradition of honoring the year's standout performances by presenting the 2011 Virtuosos Award to Lesley Manville (Another Year), SAG nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and SAG nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit).

 

The Virtuosos Award was created to recognize a select group of actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year.  Last year's recipients included Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe, Emily Blunt and Michael Stuhlbarg.

 

The actors who were selected to be recognized for their exceptional performances are John Hawkes, best known for his talents on the HBO series Deadwood, confronts the big screen with a startling intensity in the role of ‘Teardrop' in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone; Lesley Manville, who commands the screen as a lonely, needy woman who hides her desperate unhappiness in too much talk and too much drink in Mike Leigh's Another Year; Hailee Steinfeld, who brings a strong and brave girl to life in the role of Matty in her theatrical debut in the Coen Brothers' True Grit; and Jackie Weaver, whose chilling performance in David Michôd's Animal Kingdom as the matriarch of a crime family in Australia certainly goes beyond ‘Mommie Dearest'.

 

The Award presentation will take place on Friday, February 4 at the Lobero Theatre, moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger.

 

 

THE TRIBUTES

 

SBIFF has become an important showcase for Academy-Award® frontrunners, many of whom have arrived as nominees and some of which have gone on to win the Oscar.   The 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival proudly celebrates some of the year's finest work in film.  The complete list of 2011 Honorees (in date order) is as follows: 

 

Ø  Annette Bening will receive The American Riviera Award, Presented by Chopin, moderated by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling on Friday, January 28 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ø  James Franco will receive the Outstanding Performance of the Year Award, moderated by film historian and longtime SBIFF friend Leonard Maltin, on Saturday, January 29 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ø  Christopher Nolan will receive the esteemed Modern Master Award, Presented by lynda.com, moderated by longtime SBIFF friend and Deadline-Hollywood columnist Pete Hammond on Sunday, January 30 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ø  Geoffrey Rush will receive the Montecito Award, moderated by Pete Hammond on Monday, January 31 at the Arlington Theatre. 

Ø  2011 Virtuosos Awards, presented to Lesley Manville (Another Year), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) in recognition of the year's emerging film artists.  The evening will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Sr. Writer, Dave Karger on Friday, February 4 at the Lobero Theatre.

Ø  Nicole Kidman will receive The Cinema Vanguard Award in recognition of an artist who has forged their own path by taking artistic risks.  The evening will be moderated by Roger Durling on Saturday, February 5 at the Arlington Theatre.  Sponsored by Santa Barbara Collection

 

 

THE PANELS

 

The SBIFF has become renowned for creating smart, insightful and informative panels that feature a veritable who's who in the world of filmmaking, including many Oscar contenders. 

 

The series kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, with the ever-popular "It Starts With the Script," screenwriters panel moderated by IndieWire's Anne Thompson.   The panel takes place at the Lobero Theatre and is sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute.

 

And at 2:00 pm, the next panel is composed of some of the most creative women working in film today entitled "Creative Forces: Women in the Biz," moderated by Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Assoc., and Former Chief Marketing Officer for Variety.  The panel takes place at the Lobero.

 

Sunday, January 30, at 11:00 a.m., also at the Lobero Theatre, is "Movers & Shakers" panel bringing together top producers to discuss their craft, moderated by Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein

 

The insights continue during the Fest's second weekend on Saturday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. with the "Directors on Directing" panel, moderated by Dave Karger, West Coast Editor of Entertainment Weekly and sponsored by Fielding Graduate University.  The panel takes place at the Lobero Theater.

 

Panelists will be announced soon.

 

HIGHLIGHTS & LOCAL OFFERINGS

Among the 170+ films from 49 countries, SBIFF presents 30 World Premieres and 33 U.S. Premieres, including the U.S. Premiere of one of the most anticipated films of 2011, "Nostalgia for the Light," since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.  Filmmaker Patricio Guzmán travels to the Atacama desert in Chile to trace the connections between its role both as a centre for international astronomy and a symbol of the ruthless repression of Pinochet's regime. 

 

Field Trip to the Movies- SBIFF provides a fascinating and thought-provoking film, study guides, and transportation to "Field Trip to the Movies" for 4,000 5th and 6th graders in Santa Barbara County.   This year SBIFF has the pleasure of presenting Disney•Pixar's "Toy Story 3" in 3D, featuring director Lee Unkrich, who will not only introduce the film, but will also do a Q&A with the students following the screenings.  The purpose of "Field Trip to the Movies" is to inspire and excite children's curiosity with the world around them.  The movie's message is simple: Despite time and distance, family and friends are what count most. Change should not to be feared, and even mortality can be faced with courage and dignity.   Field Trip to the Movies is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Cox Communications and RealD and is scheduled for Friday, February 4, at 9am and 11:30 am, at the Arlington Theatre.

Apple Box - A FREE Family Festival for Children - The SBIFF presents Apple Box, a family film section for children during the mornings of the two weekends that bookend the festival - Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 and on Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6.  Apple Box is sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery and RealD.

In collaboration with the SB Museum of Art's "Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective," SBIFF will present special screenings of "Clash of the Titans" and "The Wild Bunch" at the SB Museum of Art.  These are films that have influenced Garabedian personally and in his work. 


10-10-10 Student Screenwriting Competition and Filmmaking Competition - The Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by Business First Bank and Final Draft, is comprised of 10 students who were selected out of 34 submissions from Santa Barbara area high school and college students who submitted a 10-page sample of their best fiction writing - screenplay, stage play, or short story - to their school's representative.  The five best script samples were chosen from the high school level and five from the college level.   The finalists are then assigned a storyline and an industry professional to mentor them during the writing of their screenplay.  Finalists will meet with their mentor throughout the process, submitting their final draft in January 2011.   On Tuesday, January 25, at 2pm at the Canary Hotel will be the 10-10-10 Press Conference where Screenplays will be assigned to selected filmmakers.

 

The 10 student screenplays are matched with a category-appropriate Filmmaking finalist from the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition, which consists of 10 students selected from 51 submissions.  They will then produce a 10-minute film during the 10 days of the 26th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  On Sunday, February 6 at 1 pm at the Lobero Theatre, all ten completed films will be screened and the winners will be announced.  The winning films will then be screened prior to the Closing Night film.

3RD Weekend --The SBIFF will continue their tradition of presenting the "3RD Weekend," which will feature the highlights of the 26th Festival for Santa Barbara residents.  The winning films will be screened throughout the weekend of February 11-13 at the Riviera Theatre.  Screenings are free and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Riviera Theatre.  Screening times will be posted on the SBIFF website at http://www.sbiff.org/ in the days following Closing Night.

SOCIAL MEDIA

This year SBIFF will undertake a massive social media campaign throughout the course of the festival. SBIFF will utilize both Facebook and Twitter in order to enhance the festival experience for festival attendees, filmmakers, and press.

  • Both Facebook and Twitter will serve as valuable resources, providing up to the minute information on program changes and announcements. With these tools, festival attendees will be given many new ways to actively participate in events and activities. Throughout the 11 days, there will be many exciting opportunities to win film tickets, party passes, tribute tickets, and festival memorabilia. SBIFF also encourages everyone to share their favorite moments, films, and photos as the festival progresses, many of which may be reposted or tweeted.
  • For filmmakers, these tools will be utilized to both promote their film at the festival, and also to network with other filmmakers and industry insiders in attendance.
  • Members of the press should also take note as these tools will be used to make valuable announcements and highlight published coverage.

 

For more information follow SBIFF on Facebook and Twitter (@officialSBIFF)

 

 

FILM CATEGORIES AND SIDEBARS

SBIFF continues its commitment to exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars.  With programming led by Director of Programming, Candace Schermerhorn, films will compete in the following juried categories:

 

Ø  INDEPENDENT FEATURES

Ø  INTERNATIONAL FEATURES

Ø  DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Ø  SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA, sponsored by Univision

Ø  EASTERN BLOC

Ø  EAST X WEST

Ø  SHORT FILMS

Ø  ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

 

Additional sidebars include:

 

Ø  FOCUS ON QUEBEC, giving a unique look into the rich culture of this east-central Canadian Province. 

Ø  REEL NATURE, a nature films series programmed by renowned nature cinematographer Mike DeGruy.  

Ø  REAL-MARKABLE STORIES, a slate of unforgettable documentary stories.

Ø  WORLD CINEMA, a slate of international features

Ø  TO THE MAXXX, a Santa Barbara specialty, programmed by Santa Barbara filmmaker Russ Spencer and features the best in sports films and documentaries.

Ø  SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS, sponsored by CASA Magazine and Samy's Camera, programmed by Russ Spencer.

Ø  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Ø  APPLE BOX, a slate of family films offered free to the community, sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery and RealD

 

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to have been selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences to be an official Academy Award-qualifying festival, giving the winners of the Bruce Corwin Awards for Best Live Action Short Under 30 Minutes and Best Animation Short Film eligibility to be nominated for the prestigious Oscars.

 

Select films will vie for the following awards:

 

THE AWARDS

The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema - for the Best Independent film

Juried by industry professionals

Award: camera package worth $60,000

 

The Best International Feature Film Award - for the best Foreign Feature

Juried by industry professionals

 

Best Documentary Film Award - for the best documentary feature film

                            Juried by industry professionals

 

Nueva Vision Award - for the best Spanish-language feature

                            Juried by industry professionals

 

Best Eastern Bloc Cinema Award - for best Eastern Bloc feature

                            Juried by industry professionals

 

The East Meets West Award - for best Asian feature

                            Juried by industry professionals

 

The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Sponsored by The Fund for Santa Barbara - for documentary film that addresses social justice issues                               

                            Juried by a committee selected by The Fund for Santa Barbara

Award: $2,500 cash

 

Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film Under 30 Minutes

Juried by industry professionals

 

Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation Short Film

                            Juried by industry professionals

 

10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition - - for Best of the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competitor

Juried by industry professionals.

Award for Best 10-10-10 Short Film (1 college, 1 high school): gift certificate from Samy's Cameras

Participation consideration: All participants receive a copy of Final Draft Software.

The winning films will be screened at the Closing Night Event.

10-10-10 Student Screenwriting Competition, Sponsored by Business First Bank and Final Draft for best screenplay. 

                            Juried by industry professionals

Award for Best 10-10-10 Screenplay (1 college, 1 high school):  gift certificate from Samy's Cameras

 

Participation consideration:  All participants will receive a copy of Final Draft software.

 

Audience Choice Award, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Independent

 

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by lynda.com, is set to run January 27 - February 6, 2011.  Now in its 26th year, SBIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form and continues to be an essential stop on the road to the Oscars.  SBIFF presents quality Independent, Spanish and Latin American, European, World and Documentary features, as well as surf and sports films and nature films, all within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a perfect backdrop and premier tourist destination.  SBIFF is also committed to education through its 10-10-10 youth filmmakers project, Field Trip to the Movies, and educational seminars.  With a projected audience of over 70,000 viewing more than 175 films over its eleven-day run, SBIFF attracts an eclectic and diverse consumer base, both locally and nationally, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in nearby Los Angeles.  For more information, please visit http://www.sbfilmfestival.org/.

 

Tickets are still available for all events.  Do to the popularity, the 8:00 am screenings are returning. We still have Platinum Passes, which provide admission and priority seating to all Festival screenings and sponsored events. The State Street Pass, perfect for locals, allows admission to all "non peak-hour" screenings which excludes the 4:00 through 8:00 pm screenings; The Tribute Package provides entry to all the Tributes, Opening Night Film and Gala, Closing Night film and one 10-film MiniPak; and The Film Geek Package offers tickets to Opening and Closing Nights, a 10-film MiniPak and access to all Panel events.  In addition the Cinema Pass gives you admission to all films including Opening and Closing night and the Introductory Package provides access to Opening and Closing nights, panel events and 10 screenings.  Prices and details are available at http://www.sbiff.org/ or call 805-963-0023. 

 

For festival information, log onto http://www.sbiff.org/.  Be sure to join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!  All press must request credentials by clicking on http://sbiff.org/about-the-festival/for-pressmedia/2011-press-credentials.  Deadline for credential submissions is Friday, January 21.

PUBLICITY TEAM: 

Carol Marshall, Director of Publicity

Stephenie Hope - Publicist

Rob Mankin - SBIFF Publicity Assistant

Kristin Ranger - SBIFF Publicity Assistant

 

 

 

26th SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Below is the list of World and US Premiere films, followed by the list of titles by sidebar category.  For the complete list of films, along with their descriptions and a preliminary screening schedule, click on http://www.sbiff.org/.   Please note that this is subject to change.

 

 

WORLD PREMIERES

1778 Stories of Me and My Wife, Japan

Directed by Mamoru Hoshi

Cast:  Yuko Takeuchi, Ren Ohsugi, Michiko Kichise, Shôsuke Tanihara

His beloved wife has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, with only a year to live. When a doctor informs the husband that laughter can raise a patient's resistance to disease, he resolves to write a short story for his wife every single day. Based on a heart-rending true story of a famous science fiction writer, Taku Mayumura, and his devotion to his wife, Setsuko.

A Deeper Shade of Blue, Australia

Directed by Jack McCoy

Hawaiian Surf Culture conquered the World. Master surf filmmaker Jack McCoy ventures into a new realm with his latest feature.

 

Bringing to China, China/India/USA

Directed by Kevin McKiernan

This film is a father's 'love letter' to his adult daughter, a young Santa Barbara woman struggling to bring Martin Luther King's dream of non-violence to China.

 

Carmen in 3D, UK - CLOSING NIGHT

Directed by Julian Napier

Cast:  Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel, Aris Argiris, Maija Kovalevska, Dawid Kimberg, Nicolas Courjal, Elena Xanthoudakis, Paula Murrih

 

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist, USA

Directed by Peter Jay Brown

Featuring:  Paul Watson, Bob Hunter, Peter Brown

This is not your normal eco-film!

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Canada/USA

Directed by Johanna Demetrakas

Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

 

Destination Orcas, USA

Directed by Erik Hatch

Cast:  Tony Tieu, Pablo Favela, Erik Hatch, Mike Pugh

A 16 day skateboard adventure from Santa Barbara CA to Orcas Island, WA.  Four of the most infamous skateboarders in Santa Barbara hop in a rental van and explore the US West Coast.

 

Darwin, Switzerland

Directed by Nick Brandestini

A documentary film about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley, California.

 

Downhill:  The Bill Johnson Story, USA

Directed by Zeke Piestrup

Cast:  Bill Johnson, Phil Mahre, Lindsey Vonn

The story of the impossible rise and tragic fall of an Olympic champion.

 

Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, USA

Directed by Scott Erickson

Cast:  Doyald Young, Stefan Bucher

From humble beginnings in a small Texas town eight decades ago comes legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher Doyald Young.

 

Face to Face, Australia

Directed by Michael Rymer

Cast:  Luke Ford, Laura Gordon, Alicia Attwood, Ra Chapman, Lauren Clair, Vince Colosimo

A group of Australians from diverse backgrounds gather to decide the fate of a violent young man. An Australian '12 Angry Men', only there's 10, including 4 women.

 

Finding Kind, USA

Directed by Lauren Parsekian

Cast:  Lauren Parsekian, Molly Stroud

Two girls packed their bags and traveled across America to interview hundreds of females about the mean girl phenomenon.

 

Good For Nothing, New Zealand

Directed by Mike Wallis

Cast:  Inge Rademeyer, Cohen Holloway, Jon Pheloung, Richard Thompson, Toa Waaka, Tony Wyeth, Steve Cronin, Mark Norrie

A unique Western about an odd romance between a savage outlaw and a strong-willed English lady.

 

Last Man In Paradise, USA

Directed by Michael James Love, Tina Love

An eccentric champion of the history of humble things faces bulldozers as he fights for his unique cabin.

 

Love, USA

Directed by William Eubank

Cast:  Gunner Wright, Bradley Horn, Troy Mittleider, Roger Fanter, Jessee Hotchkiss, Tony Cohen

An astronaut on the International Space Station, loses contact with earth, and becomes stranded for 7 years.

 

Make A Movie Like Spike, USA/Mexico

Directed by J. Smith

Cast:  Jamil Walker Smith, Malcolm Goodwin, Michael Trotter, Christine Dunford

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

 

Pablo's Hippos, UK/Colombia

Directed by Antonio Von Hildebrand, Lawrence Elman

Pablo's Hippos recounts the absurd and paradoxical history of Colombia's thirty-year struggle with international drug trafficking, at once a farce and a tragedy, as seen through the eyes of the extravagant pet of the most powerful drug baron in history: a hippopotamus named Pablo.

 

Patisserie (Coin de rue), Japan

Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa

Cast: Yosuke Eguchi, Yu Aoi, Noriko Eguchi, Hiroyuki Onoue, Urara Awata

Fate draws together a brilliant patissier who made a sudden exit from the world of pastry and the daughter of a small-town cake shop who ventures to the big city in search of her sweetheart, into a pastry shop brimming over with delectable cakes and life stories - A bittersweet gem of a story that will warm your heart with just one, joyful bite.

 

Phunny Business: A Black Comedy, USA

Directed by John Davies

Featuring:  Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac,  Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove

Comedy, politics and race collide in this story of Chicago's first black comedy club, All Jokes Aside.

 

Remain With Me (Reste avec moi), Canada

Directed by Robert Ménard

Cast:  Danielle Proulx, Gérard Poirier, Vincent Bilodeau, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy

In the genre of ensemble films, Reste avec moi tells the stories of individuals whose harmonious lives are shaken by a betrayal.

Richard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist, USA

Directed by Scott Erickson

Richard Koci Hernandez is at the forefront of the next generation of journalism.  At 12 years old, Koci began his obsession with photography and his love of visual storytelling with a trip to the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. 

 

Skateistan:  Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul, Germany/USA

Directed by Kai Sehr

Featuring:  Louisa Menke, Shams Razi, Sharna Nolan, Oliver Percovich, Kenny Reed

Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary is a journey deep into the lives of Afghanistan's urban youth.

 

Someplace With A Mountain, USA

Directed by Steve Goodall

A one-hour documentary about a very special group of people:  The Lapita Navigators, the proud forefathers of many cultures in the tropical Pacific. They are losing their homes and crops because of sea level rise. Their livelihood and culture are dramatically threatened as the islands they live on are flooding day by day.  The outcome and conclusion of this story will be told in the context of an event celebrating their living culture, a culture at a cross roads of great importance for all of us. For some of them, it will be the beginning of an Epic Journey to a new land.

 

Stoked & Broke, USA

Directed by Cyrus Sutton

Featuring:  Ryan Burch, Cyrus Sutton, Richard Kenvin

A Staycation Surfari Epic on Zero Dollars...

 

That Side of a Shadow, USA

Directed by Ricky Fosheim

Cast:  Jeffery A. Baker, Kristin Erickson, Dillon Tucker, Virginia Cassavetes

Two best friends must rob the gas station they work at in order to pay off a bad debt.

 

That's What I Am, USA - CENTERPIECE GALA

Directed by Mike Pavone

Cast:  Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Daniel Roebuck, Randy Orton, Daniel Yelsky, Alexander Walters, Mia Rose Frampton and Amy Madigan

I'm a teacher.  I'm a singer.  I'm a writer.  That's what I am.

 

The Still Point, France

Directed by Taki Bibelas

Featuring:  Miklos Dora, Tom Morey,  Mark Cunningham, Mike Doyle,  George Downing,  Skip Frye, Ricky Grigg, Joey Cabell, Brian Keaulana

A T.S. Eliot poem inspires a film about water and the ocean that is told by world's legendary pioneer surfers.

 

Troubadors, USA

Directed by Morgan Neville

Intimate, music-driven story traces James Taylor, Carole King, and the California singer/songwriter scene as it converges in and around LA's Troubadour club during the late 1960s/early 1970s.

 

Way of the Ocean, Australia

Directed by Matt Kleiner

Featuring:  Asher Pacey, Adam Robertson, Josh Kerr, Kelly Slater

Way of the Ocean is an intimate portrait of Australia's picturesque coastlines and the world class waves they provide.

 

We Still Live Here (As Nutayunean), USA

Directed by Anne Makepeace

As Nutayunean tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country.

 

 

U.S. PREMIERES

 

180 (180º), Mexico

Directed by Fernando Kalife

Cast:  Manuel García Rulfo, Elizabeth Valdez, Eduardo Blanco, Iliana Fox, Rodrigo Cachero, Daniel Martínez

Life could always turn around. 180º is the story of Salvador, a man who had everything in life, except himself, and a life.

 

A Life Begins (Une vie qui commence), Canada

Directed by Michel Monty

Cast:  Charles Antoine Perreault, Julie LeBreton, Mathis Brisson, Yves Sauvé

A twelve year old loses his doctor father to an overdose.

 

Asleep in the Sun (dormer al sol), Argentina

Directed by Alejandro Chomski

Cast:  Norma Argentina, Carlos Belloso

The Life of a gentle neighborhood man changes abruptly when his wife is confined and he finds out that they are part of an operation of souls and bodies traffic.

 

Belvedere, Bosnia/Herzegovina (Festival Premiere)

Directed by Ahmed Imamović

Cast:  Sadžida Šetić, Nermin Tulić, Minka (Emina) Muftić, Armin Rizavnović, Adis Omerović

Fifteen years after the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims during the Balkan conflict, a determined widow searching for the remains of her husband and son quietly attempts to rebuild her life by caring for her troubled extended family.

 

Blind Spot, Canada

Directed by Fabrice Barrilliet, Nicolas Bolduc, Julien Knafo, Marie Hélène Panisset

Cast:  Daniel Parent, Hélène Florent, Mario Saint-Amand, Erik Duhamel, Maxim Roy, Judith Baribeau, Sylvain Bissonnette

Four thirtysomethings undergo various degrees of drama, each at maximum intensity.

 

By Day and By Night (De dia y de noche), Mexico

Directed by Alejandro Molina

Cast:  Sandra Echeverría, Manuel Balbi, Gala Montes, Fernando Becerril, Juan Carlos Colombo, Ari Brickman, Andrea Damián.

 

Dance Marathon, Poland

Directed by Magdalena Holland-Lazarkiewicz

Cast:  Krzysztof Skonieczny, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Lukasz Simlat, Dariusz Toczek, Olga Frycz, Joanna Kulig, Bartlomiej Topa

A comedy from Poland about a crowd that has gathered for a dance competition in the provincial town of Dabie.

 

Gigola, France

Directed by Laure Charpentier

Cast:  Lou Doillon, Marie Kremer, Thierry Lhermitte, Virginie Pradal, Marisa Paredes

In Paris 60's nightlife, George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, becomes Gigola, a kind of gigolo for women only.

 

Heart of Auschwitz (Le Coeur d'Auschwitz), Canada

Directed by Carl Leblanc

The inspiring story of a small heart-shaped booklet , a birthday gift handmade by Auschwitz inmates for their friend Fania Landau, on December 12th, 1944.

 

Just Between Us, Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia

Directed by Rajko Grlic

Cast:  Miki Manojlovic, Bojan Navojec, Ksenija Marinkovic, Daria Lorenci

A wicked, indiscreet contemporary story set in Zagreb about the whirling erotic passions that percolate beneath the dull, composed surface of everyday bourgeois life and manners.

 

Land, Canada

Directed by Julian Pinder

Featuring:  Chris Berry, Daniel Campesino, Jimmy Carter, Fred Goldfarb, Keith Griffith

Welcome to the modern-day Wild West. Grab your guns.

 

Light in Darkness (Luz nas trevas),Brazil

Directed by Helena Ignez, Icaro Martins

Cast:  Ney Matogrosso, André Guerreiro Lopes, Djin Sganzerla, Bruna Lombardi, Sandra Corveloni and Maria Luisa Mendonça

The story of the legendary bandit Red Light and his son All or Nothing, the cut-rate outlaw worshiped by woman. 

 

Limbo, Norway

Directed by Maria Sødahl

Cast:  Lena Endre, Bryan Brown, Cecilie A. Mosli, Line Verndal, Catherine Emmanuel

A movie about love, betrayal and desperation in a "coming of-age" story for adults.

 

Miss Mouche, Belgium

Directed by Bernard Halut

Cast:  Mona Jabé, Bernard Cogniaux, Valérie Bauchau, Chantal Pirotte, Thierry de Coster

With her cell phone, Nina, 12, films everything that happens in her family...

 

Mourning for Anna (Trois temps après la mort d'Anna), Canada

Directed by Catherine Martin

Cast:  Guylaine Tremblay, François Papineau, Sheila Jaffé, Denise Gagnon

After the tragic death of her daughter, a woman must choose between living and dying.

 

No Doubt, South Korea

Directed by Park Soo-young

In a peaceful town, a tragic death leads to two men's desperate crime race.

 

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz), Chile/France/Germany

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

A breath-taking exploration of the cosmos, the desert, and the disappeared.

 

Piché : Entre ciel et terre, Canada

Directed by Sylvain Archambault

Cast:  Michel Cote, Maxime Leflaguais, Sophie Pregent, Normand d'Amour

Drawing on his instincts and his tumultuous past, Robert Piché finds the strength and composure necessary to land his plane after it runs out of gas, saving the lives of 306 passengers in the process.

 

Red Light Revolution, China/Australia

Directed by Sam Voutas

Cast:  Zhao Jun, Vivid Wang, Jiang Xiduo, Masanobu Otsuka, Tess Liu, Bo Bing, Tian Huimin

China's first sex shop comedy follows a Beijinger who opens an adult store, sparking a sexual revolution in his neighborhood.

 

Sarah's Key, France - OPENING NIGHT

Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Aidan Quinn

While researching an article on the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup in 1942 France, Julia, an American journalist stumbles across the story of Sarah, a ten year old Jewish girl who desperately tried to save her younger brother from the police by locking him in a cupboard. Through her research, Julia comes across a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah and change the way she sees the world.

 

Soul of Sand (Pairon Talle), India

Directed by Sidharth Srinivasan

Cast:  Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Saba Joshi, Avtar Sahni, Geeta Bisht

A watchman at an abandoned mine is drawn into a bizarre triangle after a wealthy landlord's daughter and her lower-caste lover seek refuge with him from a masked killer wreaking havoc across the Indian countryside.

 

The Abandoned (Ostavljeni), Bosnia/Herzegovina

Directed by Adis Bakrach

Cast:  Mira Furlan, Mirsad Tuka, Tony Grga, Zijah Sokolovic, Mirela Lambic, Meto Jovanovski, Dragan Marinkovic...

A look at the Bosnian war through the eyes of a boy named Alen, who was born not as the fruit of love, but of hatred, and is part of a whole new people, nameless and unwanted, whose mothers were raped.

 

The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan, UK

Directed by Phil Grabsky

Following the international hit The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, The Boy Mir will cover not one year but ten. It will track the cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old. Over those ten years, it will be a journey into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth; a journey that mirrors the current and vitally important story of Afghanistan.

 

The Colors of the Mountain (Los colores de la Montaña), Panama/Colombia

Directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez

Cast:  Genaro Aristizabal, Natalia Cueller, Hernan Mendez

A modern-day portrayal of daily life in a remote part of the mountainous Colombian countryside, set around the friendship between Manuel and Julián.

 

The First Stone, Iran

Directed by Ebrahim Forouzesh

Cast:  Mohsen Tanabandeh, Andishe Fouladvand

HassanAli is the first person in the village who buys himself a gravestone. All villagers are surprised by HassanAli, making fun of him.

 

The Great Vazquez, Spain

Directed by Oscar Aibar

Cast:  Santiago Segura, Alex Angulo, Manolo Solo

Is it possible to live aside of the system, thinking only about the present and oneself? A feature film about Manuel Vázquez, the best comic book author in Barcelona during the sixties, but, mainly, a man with a very particular way of living his life.

 

The Knot (Musubime), Japan

Directed by Yuichi Onuma

Cast:  Muck Akazawa, Junichi Kawamoto, So Hirosawa

You can never wash away the past.

 

The Tenants (Os Inquilinos), Brazil

Directed by Sérgio Bianchi

Cast:  Marat Descartes, Ana Carbatti, Umberto Magnani

After three mysterious men move into a smoky Sao Paulo suburb, a neighboring couple becomes obsessed with the men's clandestine activities and the ozone of violence that descends upon their once-tranquil neighborhood.

 

Tilt, Germany/Bulgaria

Directed by Viktor Chouchkov Jr.

Cast:  Yavor Baharov, Radina Kardjilova, Ovanes Torosian, Alexander Sano, Georgi Staykov

Political changes, corruption, social suppression - can a young love survive those times of turmoil and chaos?

 

Togetherness Supreme, Kenya

Directed by Nathan Collett

Cast:  Wilson Maina, Martha Kisaka, Geoffrey Jefferson Ong'ong'o, Chrispine Onyango, Bill Oloo, Teddy Onyango

An artist struggles for change in the midst of tribal and tension

 

To Hell With The Ugly, Spain

Directed by Nacho G. Velilla

Cast:  Pere Arquillué, Javier Cámara, Silvia Casanova, Juan Diego, Julián López

What happens when the woman of your life is married to your brother?

 

Women in Temptation (Zeny v pokuseni), Czech Republic

Directed by Jirí Vejdelek

Cast:  Eliska Balzerová, Vojtech Dyk, Michal Gulyás, Jirí Helekal

When a marriage counselor is abandoned by her husband for a younger woman, she sets out for new companionship.

 

You Are Here, Canada

Directed by Daniel Cockburn

Cast:  Tracy Wright, R.D. Reid, Anand Rajaram, Nadia Litz

A meta-detective story.

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

INDEPENDENT FEATURES

Competition

Benavides Born, USA

Directed by Amy Wendel

 

Face to Face, Australia - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Michael Rymer

 

Good For Nothing, New Zealand - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Mike Wallis

 

Love, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by William Eubank

 

Make A Movie Like Spike, USA/Mexico - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by J. Smith

 

Small Town Murder Songs, Canada

Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly

 

That's What I Am, USA - WORLD PREMIERE (Centerpiece Gala)

Directed by Mike Povone

 

You Are Here, Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Daniel Cockburn

 

 

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES

Competition

Gigola, France - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Laure Charpentier

 

 

Just Between Us, Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Rajko Grlic

 

King's Road, Iceland

Directed by Valdís Óskarsdóttir

 

Limbo, Norway - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Maria Sødahl

 

Miss Mouche, Belgium - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Bernard Halut

 

Simple Simon (I rymden finns inga känslor), Sweden

Directed by Andreas Öhman

 

Soul of Sand (Pairon Talle), India - U.S. (Festival) PREMIERE

Directed by Sidharth Srinivasan

 

The First Stone, Iran - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Ebrahim Forouzesh

 

Women in Temptation (Zeny v pokuseni), Czech Republic - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Jirí Vejdelek

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Competition

 

Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Canada/USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Johanna Demetrakas

 

Dancing Chaplin (Dansingu Chapurin), Japan

Directed by Masayuki Suo

 

Darwin, Switzerland - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Nick Brandestini

 

Land, Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Julian Pinder

 

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz), Chile/France/Germany - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

 

Pablo's Hippos, UK/Colombia - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Antonio Von Hildebrand, Lawrence Elman

 

Phunny Business:  A Black Comedy, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by John Davies

Skateistan:  Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul, Germany/USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Kai Sehr

 

Someplace with a Mountain, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Steve Goodall

 

The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan, UK - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Phil Grabsky

 

Troubadors, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Morgan Neville

 

We Still Live Here (As Nutayunean), USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Anne Makepeace

 

 

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA

Competition

180 (180º), Mexico - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Fernando Kalife

 

5 x Favela, Now by Ourselves (5x Favela, Agora por Nós Mesmos), Brazil

Directed by Cacau Amaral, Cadu Barcelos, Luciana Bezerra, Manaira Carneiro, Rodrigo Felha, Wagner Novais, Luciano Vidigal

Anything You Want (Todo lo que tú quieras), Spain

Directed by Achero Mañas

Asleep in the Sun (Dormir al sol), Argentina - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Alejandro Chomski

 

By Day and By Night (De día y de noche), Mexico - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Alejandro Molina'

 

Light in the Darkness (Luz nas trevas), Brazil - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Helena Ignez, Icaro Martins

 

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz), Chile/France/Germany - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

The Colors of the Mountain (Los colores de la montaña), Panama/Colombia - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez

 

The Great Vazquez, Spain - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Oscar Aibar

 

The Tenants (Os Inquilinos), Brazil - U.S. (Festival) PREMIERE

Directed by Sérgio Bianchi

 

To Hell With The Ugly, Spain - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Nacho G. Velilla

 

 

EASTERN BLOC

Competition

 

Belvedere, Bosniz/Herzegovina - U.S. (Festival) PREMIERE

Directed by Ahmed Imamović

 

Dance Marathon, Poland - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Magdalena Holland-Lazarkiewicz

 

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier), Romania/Sweden

Directed by Florin Serban

 

Just Between Us, Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Rajko Grlic

The Abandoned (Ostavljeni), Bosnia/Herzegovina - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Adis Bakrach

The Light Thief ((Svet-Ake), Kyrgyzstan/France/Germany/Netherlands

Directed by Aktan Arym Kubat

Tilt, Germany/Bulgaria - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Viktor Chouchkov, Jr.

 

Women in Temptation  (Zeny v pokuseni), Czech Republic - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Jirí Vejdelek

 

 

EAST X WEST

Competition

1778 Stories of Me and My Wife, Japan - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Mamoru Hoshi

 

A Barefoot Dream (Maen-bal-eui Ggoom), South Korea

Directed by Kim Tae-kyun

 

Fire of Conscience, Hong Kong

Directed by Dante Lam

 

No Doubt, South Korea - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Park Soo-Young

 

Patisserie (Coin de rue), Japan - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa

 

Red Light Revolution, China/Australia - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Sam Voutas

 

The Knot (Musubime), Japan - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Yuichi Onuma

 

 

SHORT FILMS

Competition

A Letter from Home, USA

Directed by Mark Kirkland

 

A Parachute Falling in Siberia, Australia

Directed by Ian Meadows

 

Are You Leaving? (¿Te Vas?), Spain

Directed by Crestina Molino

 

Awaiting Her, Honduras

Directed by James Joint

 

Berik, Russia

Directed by Daniel Joseph

 

Dearly Departed, USA

Directed by Ilo Orleans

 

Grave Dawn, USA

Directed by D.J. Turner

 

Last Resort (Último Recurso), Peru

Directed by Barney Elliott

 

Little Flowers (Les fleurs de l'âge), Canada

Directed by Vincent Biron

 

North Atlantic, Portugal

Directed by Bernardo Nascimento

 

Steve, UK

Directed by Rupert Friend

 

Stones, USA

Directed by Giulio Musi Wennergren

 

The Escape, USA

Directed by James Connelly

 

The Great Race (La gran carrera), Spain

Directed by Kote Camacho

 

The Lost Explorer, UK

Directed by Tim Walker

 

The Usual (La Routine), France

Directed by Philippe Bénard

 

United We Stand, Finland

Directed by Alejandro Pedregal

 

West of the Moon, USA

Directed by Brent Bonacorso

 

 

ANIMATED SHORTS

Competition

Alex and the Ghosts (Alex et les fantômes), Canada

Directed by Eric Warin

 

Amar, Spain

Directed by Isabel Herguera

 

Amazonia, USA

Directed by Sam Chen

 

Blind Date, UK

Directed by Nigel Davies

 

Daisy Cutter, Spain

Directed by Jorge Sanchez, Ruben Salazar

 

New Digs, South Africa

Directed by Martin Sen

 

On The Water, Netherlands

Directed by Yi Zhao

 

Ormie, Canada

Directed by Rob Silvestri

 

The Circus (Le cirque), France/Canada

Directed by Nicolas Brault

 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, USA

Directed by William Joyce

 

The Gruffalo, UK

Directed by Jakob Schuh, Max Lang

 

The Lost Thing, Australia

Directed by Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan

 

The Trembling Veil of Bones, Ireland/Canada

Directed by Matthew Talbot-Kelly

 

The Trenches (La Tranchée), Canada

Directed by Claude Cloutier

 

 

NON-COMPETITION FILMS

 

 

APPLE BOX

Features:

How To Train Your Dragon (in 3D)

Directed by Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

 

Tangled (in 3D)

Directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

 

Short Films:

Alex and the Ghosts (Alex et les fantômes), Canada

Directed by Eric Warin

 

Amazonia, USA

Directed by Sam Chen

 

New Digs, South Africa

Directed by Martin Sen

 

Ormie, Canada

Directed by Rob Silvestri

 

The Gruffalo, UK

Directed by Jakob Schuh, Max Lang

 

 

FOCUS ON QUEBEC

Feature Films:

A Life Begins (Une vie qui commence), Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Michel Monty

 

Blind Spot (Lucidité Passagère), Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Fabrice Barrilliet, Nicolas Bolduc, Julien Knafo, Marie Hélène Panisset

 

Heart of Auschwitz (Le coeur d'Auschwitz), Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Carl Leblanc

 

Mourning for Anna (Trois temps après la mort d'Anna), Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Catherine Martin

 

Piché: Sky and Ground (Entre ciel et terre), Canada - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Sylvain Archambault

 

Remain With Me (Reste avec moi), Canada - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Robert Ménard

 

Short Films:

 

Alex and the Ghosts (Alex et les fantômes), Canada

Directed by Eric Warin

Little Flowers (Les fleurs de l'âge), Canada

Directed by Vincent Biron

The Circus (Le cirque), France/Canada

Directed by Nicolas Brault

The Trenches (La Tranchée), Canada

Directed by Claude Cloutier

 

REAL-MARKABLE STORIES

Features:

Doyald Young, Logotype Designer, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Scott Erickson

 

Exporting Raymond, USA/Russia

Directed by Philip Rosenthal

Finding Kind, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Lauren Parsekian

Out For The Long Run, USA

Directed by Scott Bloom

 

Richard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist, USA

Directed by Scott Erickson

 

When I Rise, USA

Directed by Mat Hames

 

 

Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, USA/Uganda

Directed by Curt Fissel

 

Mid-Length Features

 

Ingelore, USA

Directed by Frank Stiefel

 

The Labyrinth, USA

Directed by Jason A. Schmidt

 

With My Own Two Wheels, USA

Directed by Jacob Seigel-Boettner

 

Short Films

 

Hot Tub, USA

Directed by Gabe Rosen

 

REEL NATURE

 

Bohemia - A Year in the Wetlands, Austria

Directed by Michael Schlamberger, Jiri Petr

 

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Peter Jay Brown

Paul Watson, Bob Hunter, Peter Brown

 

The Last Lions, UK

Directed by Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert

Narrated by Jeremy Irons

 

The Zambezi - Part 1: Source of Life, Austria

Directed by Michael Schlamberger

 

The Zambezi - Part 2: A River Untamed, Austria

Directed by Michael Schlamberger

 

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Carmen in 3D - CLOSING NIGHT

Directed by Julian Napier

Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel, Aris Argiris, Maija Kovalevska, Dawid Kimberg, Nicolas Courjal, Elena Xanthoudakis, Paula Murrih

 

Clash of the Titans

Directed by Desmond Davis

Starring Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Ursula Andress, Jack Gwillim

 

Nymphaea, USA - WORLD PREMIERE SHORT

Ted Mills, Robin Bisio

Sarah's Key - OPENING NIGHT

Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Cast:  Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Aidan Quinn

 

That's What I Am - CENTERPIECE

Directed by Mike Pavone

Cast: Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Molly Parker, Randy Orton, Amy Madigan

 

The Wild Bunch

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates

 

 

TO THE MAXXX

A Deeper Shade of Blue, Australia - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Jack McCoy

 

Destination 3 (Degrees), USA

Directed by Chris Aguilar

 

Destination Orcas, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Erik Hatch

 

Downhill:  The Bill Johnson Story, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Zeke Piestrup

 

On The Pipe 6, USA

Directed by Jay Schweitzer, Mike McEntire

 

Stoked & Broke, USA

Directed by Cyrus Sutton

 

The Still Point, France - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Taki Bibelas

 

The Westsiders, South Africa/USA

Directed by Josh Pomer

 

Way of the Ocean, Australia - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Matt Kleiner

 

 

WORLD CINEMA

A Horrible Way to Die, USA/Japan

Directed by Adam Wingard

 

Another Year, UK

Directed by Mike Leigh

 

Stake Land, USA

Directed by Jim Mickle

 

The Double Hour (La doppia ora), Italy

Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi

 

The First Grader, UK

Directed by Justin Chadwick

 

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste), UK/France

Directed by Sylvain Chomet

 

The Whistleblower, Canada/Germany

Directed by Larysa Kondracki

 

Togetherness Supreme, Kenya - U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Nathan Collett

Cast:  Wilson Maina, Martha Kisaka, Geoffrey Jefferson Ong'ong'o, Chrispine Onyango, Bill Oloo, Teddy Onyango

 

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS

Features:

6 Generation: A Chumash Family History, USA

Directed by Paul Goldsmith

All Alone, USA

Directed by Jon Cellini

Starring:  Mandy Levin, Suzy Cote, Brice Williams, David Jones, Beth Navarro, Philippe Brenninkmeyer

 

Bringing King to China, China/India/USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Kevin McKiernan

 

Killing Memories, USA/Vietnam

Directed by Pete Pepper

 

Last Man in Paradise, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Michael James Love, Tina Love

 

That Side of a Shadow, USA - WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Ricky Fosheim

 

To Be Friends, USA

Directed by Jim Eckhart

 

 

Short Films:

Beneath The Rainbow Bridge

Directed by John Brooks

 

CAFWA

Directed by Christopher Jenkins

 

Continuum

Directed by Alex Kilauano

 

Desolate Roads

Directed by Andrej Landin

 

First Day

Directed by Jared Ingram

 

Free and Alive

Directed by John Klein

 

Lukewarm

Directed by Ryan Turner

 

Me, You and a Mushroom

Directed by Jasmin Toutounchi

 

Monodynamic

Directed by Josh Figatner

 

My Last Day

Directed by Addison Smith

 

One By One

Directed by Cameron Alexander

 

Please Don't Cry

Directed by Samantha Scher

 

Scooterman

Directed by Kirsten Cavendish

 

The Best Thing I Ever Done

Directed by M. Emily MacKenzie

 

The Book of Santa Barbara

Directed by Russ Spencer

 

The Consequence of Oil

Directed by Mark Manning

 

The Extraordinary Fight of Atticus Walker and The Monster In His Mind

Directed by Michael Karman

 

The Fourth Horseman

Directed by Joseph Dietsch

 

The Less Gone

Directed by Benjamin Fischinger

 

The Monstrosity

Directed by Alyssa Price

 

The Other Astronaut

Directed by Jason Hallows

 

The Premiere

Directed by Steven Ray Morris

 

The Two-Timing Tango

Directed by Mia Ferro

 

Under Surveillance

Directed by Michael Warner

 

Wallace Carothers

Directed by Ted Mills

 

 

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