2008 Film and Award History

by admin on April 5, 2013

HONOREES

Modern Master Award – Cate Blanchett
Montecito Award – Javier Bardem
Outstanding Performance of the Year – Angelina Jolie
The American Riviera™ Award – Tommy Lee Jones
Cinema Vanguard Award – Ryan Gosling
Virtuosos Award - Casey Affleck, Marion Cotillard, James McAvoy, Ellen Page, Amy Ryan

PANELISTS

WRITERS PANEL
*CANCELLED

DIRECTORS PANEL
Adam Shankman (Hairspray)
Julian Schnabel (Diving Bell and The Butterfly)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Brad Bird (Ratatouille)
Judd Apatow (Knoocked Up/Superbad)
Craig Gillespie (Lars and The Real Girl)

PRODUCERS PANEL
*CANCELLED

WOMENS PANEL
Diedre Edwards (Actress, Disfigured)
Leslie Iweks (Producer, The Pixar Story)
Carolyn Miller (Writer/Director, Still Waters)
Tatiana Rigel (Editor, Lars and The Real Girl/There Will Be Blood)
Rita Ryack (Costume Designer, Hairspray)
Mary Zophres (Costume Designer, No Country for Old Men)

AWARD WINNING FILMS

FEATURE FILMS

3:19
DIR Dany Saadia
Spain/ Mexico

A Mighty Heart
DIR Michael Winterbottom
USA/UK

A Plumm Summer
DIR Caroline Zelder
USA

A Promise To The Dead: The Exile Journey Of Ariel Dorfman
DIR Peter Raymont
Canada

A Room With A View
DIR Nicholas Renton
United Kingdom

A Snow Mobile For George
DIR Todd Darling
USA

A Walk To The Beautiful
DIR Mary Olive Smith
USA

Against the Grain
DIR Josh Landan
USA

Alexandria
DIR Aleksandr Sokurov
France/ Russia

Alice, Upside Down
DIR Sandy Tung
USA

All Roads Lead Home
DIR Dennis Fallon
USA

Amal
DIR Richie Mehta
Canada

Angels in the Dust
DIR Louise Hogarth
South Africa

Arctic Tales
DIR Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson
USA

Armin
DIR Ognjen Svilicic
Croatia/ Bosnia-Herzegovina/ Germany

Autism: The Musical
DIR Tricia Regan
USA

Away From her
DIR Sarah Polley
Canada

Barely Dead: The Saga of Modern Rollerblading
DIR Doug Urquhart
USA

Beautiful Bitch
DIR Theo Krieger
Germany

Bee Movie
DIR Steven Kickner, Simon J. Smith
USA

Ben X
DIR Nic Balthazar
Belgium

Best Wishes for Tomorrow (Ashita E No Yuigon)
DIR Takashi Koizumi
Japan

Blind Mountain (Mang Shan)
DIR Yang Li
China

Blue Meadow
DIR Catherine Bennett, Robin Bisio
USA

Bluff
DIR Marc-André Lavoie, Simon Olivier Fecteau
Canada

Body of War
DIR Ellen Spiro, Phil Donahue
USA

Bog of Beasts (Baixio Das Bestas)
DIR Cláudio Assis
Brazil

Bustin’ Down the Door
DIR Jeremy Gosch
USA

Circus Rosaire
DIR Robyn Bliley
USA

Crude
DIR Richard Smith
USA

D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary
DIR Jeremy Konner
USA

D.O.P.E.: Death or Prison Eventually
DIR Chris Aherns, Brian Stewart, Scott Yamamura
USA

Dasepo Naughty Girls
DIR Je-Yong Lee
South Korea

Death Note (Desu Noto)
DIR Shusuke Kaneko
Japan

Diamond Dog Caper
DIR Mark Stouffer
USA

Disfigured
DIR Glenn Gers
USA

Dreams of Flight
DIR Jason Bourque
Canada

Epitaph
DIR Jung Sik, Jung Beom-sik
Korea

Fighter
DIR Pericles Lewnes
USA

Fix
DIR Tao Ruspoli
USA

Frank & Cindy
DIR G.J. Echternkamp
USA

Frayed
DIR Norbert Caoili
USA

Freesia: Bullets Over Tears (Furijia)
DIR Kazuyoshu Kumakiri
Japan

Fugitive Pieces
DIR Jermey Podeswa
Canada/ Greece

Garbage Warrior
DIR Oliver Hodge
UK

George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead
DIR George A. Romero
USA

Glory to the Filmmaker (Kantoku Banzai!)
DIR Takeshi Kitano
Japan

Goliath
DIR Carole Fontaine
USA

Gone Baby Gone
DIR Ben Affleck
USA

Imitation
DIR Federico Hidalgo
Canada

In Bruges
DIR Martin McDonagh
UK/Belgium

In Plain Sight: Public Art In Santa Barbara
DIR Christy Zwicke
uSA

In The Company Of Actors
DIR Ian Darling
Australia

In The Heat Of The Night
DIR Norman Jewison
USA

Into The Wild
DIR Sean Penn
USA

J.C. Chavez
DIR Diego Luna
Mexico

La Antena (The Aerial)
DIR Esteban Sapir
Argentina

La Vie En Rose
DIR Oliver Dahan
France/UK/Czech Republic

Labyrinths Of Memory (Laberintos De La Memoria)
DIR Guita Schytter
Mexico

Lightbulb
DIR Jeff Balsmeyer
USA

Man Of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
DIR Todd McCarthy
USA

Matchmakers
DIR Paul Mathieu
USA

Midnight Ballad For Ghost Theatre (Samgeori Geukjang)
DIR Jeon Gye-su
South Korea

Mongol
DIR Sergei Bodrov
Germany/Kazakhstan/Russia/Mongolia

Moonstruck
DIR Norman Jewison
USA

My Enemy’s Enemy
DIR Kevin Macdonald
France/UK

My Way
DIR Jose Antonio Salgot
Spain

Noodle
DIR Ayelet Menahemi
Israel

Not By Chance (Nao Por Acaso)
DIR Philippe Barcinski
Brazil

Nothing but the Truth
DIR Rod Lurie
USA

On The Pipe Four
DIR Jay Schweizer
USA

One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story
DIR Thomas G. Miller
USA

One California Day
DIR Jason Baffa
USA

Picture This
DIR Mack Dawg Crew
USA

Priceless
DIR Pierre Salvadori
France

Ratatouille
DIR Brad Bird
USA

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Untitled Documentary
DIR David Hausen
USA

Remarkable Power
DIR Brandon Beckner
USA

Roman De Gare
DIR Claude Lelouch
France

Saving Luna
DIR Suzanne Chisholm/Michael Parfit
Canada

Serras Da Desordem (Hills Of Disorder)
DIR Andrew Tonacci
Brazil

Shadows (Senki)
DIR Milcho Manchevski
Macedonia

Shall We Gather At The River
DIR Don McCorkell
USA

Short Circuits (Kratki Stiki)
DIR Janez Lapajne
Slovenia

Sliding Liberia
DIR Britton Caillouette
Liberia/USA

Small Gods
DIR Dimitri Karakatsanis
Belgium

SOL
DIR Erik Hatch
USA

Sounds Like The Sound Of Music
DIR Bruce Yonemoto
NA

Sous Les Toits De Parris (Beneath The Rooftops of Paris)
DIR Hiner Saleem
France

Soy Andina ( I Am Andean)
DIR Mitchell Teplitsky
Peru/USA

Sputnik Mania
DIR David Hoffman
USA

Still Waters
DIR Carolyn Miller
USA

Stones Of Famagusta
DIR Allan Langdale
USA

Stranded: I’ve Come From A Plan That Crashed On The Mountains
DIR Gonzalo Arijon
France

Summerhood
DIR Jacob Medjuck
Canada

Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God
DIR Ozer Kiziltan
Germany/Argentina

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
DIR Andrew Dominik
USA

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)
DIR Eran Kolirin
Israel/ France

The Banishment (Izgnanie)
DIR Andrei Zvagintsev
Russia

The Counterfeiters
DIR Stefan Ruzowitzky
Austria/ Germany

The Debt
DIR Assaf Bernstein
Israel

The Edge of Heaven
DIR Faith Akin
Germany/ Turkey

The Hairy Tooth Fairy (El Raton Perez)
DIR Juan Pablo Buscarini
Argentina

The Man Of Two Havanas
DIR Vivien Lesnik Weisman
USA

The Mourning Forest (Mogari No Mori)
DIR Naomi Kawase
Japan/France

The Pixar Story
DIR Leslie Iwerks
USA

The Silly Age (La Edad De La Peseta)
DIR Pavel Giroud
Cuba

The Sky Below
DIR Sara Singh
India/Pakistan

The Suicide Song (Densen Uta)
DIR Masato Harada
Japan

The Thomas Crown Affair
DIR Norman Jewison
USA

The Trap (Klopka)
DIR Srdjan Golubovic
Serbia/Germany/Hungary

The Wheels On The Bus: Mango’s Big Dog Parade
DIR Tim Armstrong
USA

To The Limit
DIR Pepe Danquart
Germany/Austria

Triangle (Tie Saam Gok)
DIR Tsui Hark/Ringo Lam/Johnny To
China/Hong Kong

Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna)
DIR Patricia Riggen
Mexico/USA

Unleashed
DIR NA
USA

Up The Yangtze
DIR Yung Chang
Canada

Vexille
DIR Fumihiko Sori
Japan

Water Flowing Together
DIR Gwendolen Cates
USA

We Played Marbles: Remembering A Stolen Childhood
DIR Jennie Reinish/Louise Palanker
USA

When Clouds Clear (Despues De La Neblina)
DIR Anne Slick/Danielle Bernstein
Ecuador/USA

Where Are Their Stories? (Donde Estan Sus Historias?)
DIR Nicolos Pereda
Mexico

Who Killed The White Llama? (Quien Mato A La Llamita Blanca?)
DIR Rodrigo Bellott
Bolivia

XXY
DIR Lucla Puenzo
Argentina

Yobi The Five-Tailed Fox (Cheonnyeonnyeou Yeoubi)
DIR Seong-Kang Lee
South Korea

You The Living (Du Levande)
DIR Roy Andersson
Sweden/Germany/France

SHORT FILMS

9-11/9-11
DIR Mel Chin
Chile

A Day’s Work
DIR Rajeev Dassani
USA

A Ticket out of Poverty
DIR Javier Saldena
USA

All Bets Are Off
DIR Dannikke Walkker
USA

An Introduction To Lucid Dream Exploration
DIR John Paul Grigsby
USA

Aquarium
DIR Rob Meyer
USA

Armed For The Challenge
DIR Patricia Thio
USA

Aurora
DIR Catherine Bennett, Robin Bisio/Tarrl Morley
USA

Backyard Battle Monsters
DIR Aaron Antaloczy
USA

Beg, Borrow, or Steal
DIR Tommy Spriggs
USA

Beg, Borrow, Steal
DIR Kel O’Neil
USA

Best Leader
DIR Michael Weinreich
USA

Blood Will Tell
DIR Andrew McPhillips
USA

Bloodlines
DIR Jacob Nash
Australia

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy
DIR Alice Elliott
USA

Broken Girl (Nina Quebrada)
DIR Jen Kleiner
USA

Centigrade
DIR Colin Cunningham
Canada

Check Please
DIR Larry Ziegelman
USA

Circus Minimus
DIR Luis Leaño
USA

Common App.
DIR Zoe Braverman
USA

Don Riders
DIR Diane Stevens
USA

Editing
DIR Ivona Juka
Croatia/Germany

Elevator People Bring You Up When You’re Feeling Down
DIR Nicholas Dunlevy
USA

Feathers to the Sky
DIR Leonardo Ricagni
Uruguay

Firebird
DIR J Kahn
USA

Fold
DIR Jason Yim
USA

For The Love Of God
DIR Joe Tucker
UK

Forward
DIR Cecily Rhett
USA

Foup
DIR Jessica Hokanson, Steve Prinz
USA

Fringe
DIR Tate Lown
USA

Glitch
DIR Peter Ricq
Canada

God Only Knows
DIR Mark V. Reyes
USA

Goldfish
DIR Joe Wein
USA

Hawaikii
DIR Mike Jonathan
New Zealand

Her Duty: A Military Wife Speaks Out
DIR Ethan Turpin
USA

Horse You See
DIR Melissa Henry
USA

How to Direct a Commercial
DIR Maximilian Schmige
USA

I Met The Walrus
DIR Josh Raskin
Canada

In the Name of the Son
DIR Harun Mehmedinovic
Bosnia/ Herzegovina

Iron Boy
DIR Jody Nelson
USA

Jackie Jackie
DIR Adrian Wills
Australia

Jeu
DIR Georges Schwizgebel
Canada/Switzerland

Key Lime Pie
DIR Trev Jimenez
Canada

Kick Like a Girl
DIR Jenny Mackenzie
USA

Kids + Money
DIR Lauren Greenfield
USA

La Dama En El Umbral (The Lady On The Threshold)
DIR Jorge Dayas US Premiere
Spain

Looking Up Dresses
DIR Jared Ingram
USA

Losing the Elephants
DIR Peck Euwer
USA

Lost Hope and More
DIR
USA

Magic Juan
DIR Matthew Perkins
USA

Midway
DIR Darius Monroe
USA

Mine
DIR Adam Cutter
USA

Miss Terious
DIR Czechá
USA

Mojado
DIR Angela Trevino
USA

My Carnival
DIR Michele Nocchi
Italy

Name Age Sex
DIR Peter Chung
USA

Nana
DIR Warwick Thornton
Australia

New Boy
DIR Steph Green
Ireland

Nikamowin
DIR Kevin Lee Burton
Canada

Of Time and the Spirit
DIR Tonia Shimin
USA

On Great White Wings
DIR Joshua Colover
USA

Porno
DIR Jan Wagner
Poland

Primera Comunion
DIR Daniel Eduvijes Carrera

Regret is my Demon
DIR Paul Abramson
USA

Resuurgent
DIR Scott Peat
USA

Riven Rock
DIR Frank McGinity
USA

Safe Zone
DIR Carlo Ortu
UK

Shut-Eye Hotel
DIR Bill Plympton
USA

Singularity
DIR Jason Hallows
USA

Sleeping Betty
DIR Claude Cloutier
Canada

Smith & Mike on a Tuesday
DIR Rand Holdren, John Brotherton
USA

Some Like it Heavy
DIR Aiden Terry
USA

Son
DIR Daniel Mulloy
UK

Spike Up
DIR Anthony Maras
Australia

The Amazing Trousers
DIR William Felix Clark
UK

The Colony
DIR Jeff Barnaby
Canada

The Fixer: Afghanistan Behind the Scenes
DIR Aaron Rockett
USA

The Liar
DIR C.O. Callister
USA

The List
DIR Mikki Willis
USA

The Longing
DIR Pablo Frasconi
USA

The Needful Head
DIR Zeth Willie
USA

The Replacement Child
DIR Justin Lerner
USA

The Vaudevillian
DIR Bryan Nest
USA

Thinking Grande
DIR Kevin Bender
USA

Three-Fifty
DIR Maurice Chauvet
USA

Timon’s Friendship Adventure
DIR Max Littman
USA

To Fly
DIR Ethan Kuperberg
USA

Waves (Valuri)
DIR Adrian Sitaru
Romania

West Papua: Free to Choose
DIR Craig Harris
USA

When I Grow Up
DIR Michelle Meeker
USA

X
DIR Josh Brolin
USA

Zoologic
DIR Nicole Mitchell
USA