2013 SBIFF Film Line-up Announced

by admin on January 8, 2013

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by lynda.com, announces its stellar line-up for 2013. The 28th edition offers a vast array of films representing 49 countries and a rich selection of films sure to delight audiences from all reaches of the globe. SBIFF is proud to welcome many promising and established filmmakers, as well as honorees to join in its grand tradition of celebrating independent film. The Festival begins Thursday, January 24 and continues through Sunday, February 3, 2013.

“As we deliver the 10th edition of SBIFF under my helm, I feel this year’s festival offerings are the most varied, mature and fun we’ve ever had,” remarks SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.

OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT GALAS

SBIFF 2013 will kick off at the historic Arlington Theatre with the U.S. Premiere of LD Entertainment’s Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård and Max Thieriot. Disconnect holds a mirror up to our community and our obsession with all things technical. The story introduces us to a vast collection of characters: A lawyer, an estranged couple, a widowed ex-cop and an ambitious journalist who are all strangers, neighbors and colleagues whose stories collide in this compelling drama about ordinary people desperate for a human connection. Filmed with a somewhat voyeuristic style, Disconnect marks the first fiction feature from Henry-Alex Rubin, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Murderball, from an original screenplay by Andrew Stern. Opening night, sponsored by Studio 7 and The Hollywood Reporter, will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, January 24, 2013, with director and cast expected to attend.

On Closing Night, SBIFF proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of Wasteland, written and directed by Rowan Athale, marking his feature directing debut, and starring Matthew Lewis, Timothy Spall and Iwan Rheon. In this exhilarating heist thriller, a young ex-con hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild — and risky — revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin. Closing night, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Independent, will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Sunday, February 3, with director and cast expected to attend.

INTERNATIONAL GALA

SBIFF will present an International Gala Screening of Pablo Larraín’s film, “No,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal. The film, which is about an ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum, was a favorite at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and winner of their Art Cinema Award. Director Pablo Larraín and Gael Garcia Bernal will attend.

2013 VIRTUOSOS AWARD

SBIFF continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers with The 2013 Virtuosos Award. The actors who were selected to be recognized for their exceptional performances are: Ann Dowd for her layered and subtle performance as Sandra, a fast-food restaurant manager who allows terrible things to happen to an employee in Compliance, Elle Fanning for bringing intense emotion to the screen as Ginger, a teenager living in London during the Cuban Missile Crisis in Ginger & Rosa, Ezra Miller for his role as the vivacious Patrick, a high school student struggling with being gay in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Eddie Redmayne for his powerful and emotional portrayal of the love-stricken Marius in Les Miserables, Omar Sy for mastering honesty and humor as Driss, an excon who develops an unlikely friendship in The Intouchables and Quvenzhané Wallis who at such a young age, astonishes with her performance as the brave little girl, Hushpuppy, in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

“The Virtuosos Award is about taking notice of a performance that is extraordinary,” Comments Durling. “The Virtuosos Award is all about performances that caused us to take notice and this year’s honorees have left an indelible impression on us all.”

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 for this award were Demián Bichir, Rooney Mara, Melissa McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Andy Serkis and Shailene Woodley.

The Award presentation, moderated by Fandango’s Dave Karger, and will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

THE TRIBUTES

SBIFF has become an important showcase for Academy-Award® frontrunners, many of whom have arrived as nominees and gone on to win the Oscar. The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival proudly celebrates some of the year’s finest work in film. The complete list of 2013 Honorees (in date order) is as follows:

Ben Affleck will receive the esteemed Modern Master Award, Presented by lynda.com, moderated by longtime SBIFF friend and film historian Leonard Maltin on Friday, January 25 at the Arlington Theatre.

Daniel Day-Lewis will receive the Montecito Award, moderated by Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg on Saturday, January 26 at the Arlington Theatre. Sponsored by Bridlewood Estate Winery.

2013 Virtuosos Award, presented to Ann Dowd (Compliance), Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Omar Sy (The Intouchables) and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), in recognition of the year’s emerging film artists. The evening will be moderated by Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent at Fandango and host of “The Frontrunners” on http://Fandango.com, on Tuesday, January 29 at the Arlington Theatre.

Amy Adams will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 31 at the Arlington Theatre.

Leonardo DiCaprio will receive the American Riviera Award on Friday, February 1, moderated by longtime friend and Awards strategist at Deadline, Pete Hammond at the Arlington Theatre.

Jennifer Lawrence will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, moderated by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling on Saturday, February 2 at the Arlington Theatre. Sponsored by UGG® Australia.

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 26, with the “Directors on Directing” panel, moderated by Variety’s Peter Bart and sponsored by Brooks Institute. The panel takes place at the Lobero Theatre.

And at 2:00 p.m., also at the Lobero Theatre, is 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.

The insights continue during the Fest’s second weekend on Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. with the “Movers & Shakers” panel, bringing together top producers to discuss their craft, moderated by Los Angeles Times film writer, John Horn.

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 and sponsored by Fielding Graduate University Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment. The panel also takes place at the Lobero Theatre.

Panelists will be announced soon.

HIGHLIGHTS & LOCAL OFFERINGS

SBIFF Acquisitions Program – Continuing on its path to becoming one of the world’s most sought after and prestigious film festivals, SBIFF will present its second annual Acquisitions Program, which will take place on the first weekend of the festival, January 25-27. The weekend long event successfully debuted last year and resulted in an impressive number of distribution deals for such films as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Otter 501, Samsara, Sassy Pants and the 2012 SBIFF Audience Choice winner, Starbuck. The program will be run in association with Traction Media, a Los Angeles-based film production and sales company, and was created to allow the acquisitions community easy, industry-friendly access to films at SBIFF. Together, SBIFF and Traction will select the films to be presented in the program, and buyers will be afforded priority access to the chosen films. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.

Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies – More than a decade ago, SBIFF first introduced “Field Trip to the Movies,” the brainchild of renowned nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, whose passion for exploring and sharing those adventures with audiences through filmmaking was the inspiration for this fascinating and thought-provoking program. Now renamed “Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies,” the goal of the program, which is offered to 4,000 5th and 6th grade students from throughout Santa Barbara County, is to use the art of filmmaking to stimulate creative, confident and culturally aware thinkers and empower students and teachers with a creative approach to education. Academy Award® winning filmmakers have participated each year – including James Cameron, Lee Unkrich and Gore Verbinski, among others. SBIFF provides FREE transportation to students from Title I schools. This year, SBIFF is once again including an educational outreach program that will reach students in participating schools. Here, SBIFF staff and special guests will conduct an interactive film-related seminar within their own classroom!

For the 28th Festival, SBIFF is thrilled to present Paramount Pictures’ hit animated comedy, Rise of the Guardians, featuring director Peter Ramsey, who will participate in a Q&A following the screenings with the students and talk about the craft of animated filmmaking. This annual free screening, which takes place Friday, January 25 at the Arlington Theatre, is co-sponsored by Cox, The Towbes Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank.

A Mike deGruy Retrospective – SBIFF celebrates the films of longtime friend and renowned Documentary filmmaker and under-water cinematographer Mike deGruy, featuring screenings of Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess, Incredible Suckers, The Octopus Show and Tempest of the Deep.

Official 2013 SBIFF Poster – Once again, we are happy to announce that the 2013 poster has once again been created by the talented Barbara Boros. Highlighting the ocean life and waterscape so loved by those who both live in and visit Santa Barbara, the design was inspired by the incomparable Mike deGruy and his dedication to all living things. This year’s poster encapsulates the vast film world depicted in the seemingly endless ocean where creativity and possibilities are limitless.

AppleBox Family Films – SBIFF presents AppleBox, a FREE family film section during the mornings of the two weekends that bookend the festival – Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 and on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3. This year, SBIFF will screen Animated Feature frontrunners Wreck-It Ralph 3D, ParaNorman 3D, Brave 3D, and Frankenweenie 3D. Co-presented by Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara, AppleBox is also sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citrix, KPMR Univision, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation and RealD.

Warner Archives – SBIFF will once again feature a showcase of digitally restored masterpieces: Dial M for Murder, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Shining. The Warner Archives Restoration team will be around throughout the opening weekend for Q&As following the screenings.

Santa Barbara Filmmakers – The Santa Barbara filmmaking community continues to captivate and inspire audiences with this year’s impressive line-up. Santa Barbara filmmakers provide a diverse, thought-provoking series of features and shorts. Their programs underscore the emerging talent of up-and-coming filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans.

10-10-10 Student Screenwriting Competition and Filmmaking Competition – The Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by Final Draft and The Riordan Foundation, is comprised of 10 students who were selected out of 42 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 meet with their mentor throughout the process, submitting their final draft in January 2013. On Tuesday, January 22, at 2pm at the Canary Hotel will be the 10-10-10 Press Conference where we will introduce the screenwriting and filmmaking finalists.

The 10 student screenplays are matched with a category-appropriate Filmmaking finalist from the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition, sponsored by Business First Bank and The Riordan Foundation, which consists of 10 students selected from 46 submissions. They will then produce a 10-minute film during the 10 days of the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. On Sunday, February 3 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.

Youth CineMedia (YCM) – SBIFF presents a documentary film series produced by students involved in the Youth CineMedia program. By providing access and training in emerging technologies, YCM helps teens and young adults transition into college and careers in music, photography and video production. The organization works with diverse youth from urban and rural areas throughout the country, including classes for those who are newly immigrated, Native American, underprivileged or at-risk from the gang life, repeated incarceration, drugs and alcohol. Free to the public with Q&A following.

3RD Weekend –The SBIFF will continue their tradition of presenting the “3RD Weekend,” which will feature the highlights of the 28th Festival for Santa Barbara residents. The films will be screened throughout the weekend of February 8-10 at the Riviera Theatre. Screenings are free and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Screening times will be posted on the SBIFF website at www.sbiff.org in the days following Closing Night.

FILM CATEGORIES AND SIDEBARS

SBIFF will continue its commitment to feature exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars. 155 films from around the world will be brought together to form an incredibly unique and diverse festival experience.

Films in the 28th edition of the festival will compete in the following categories:

INDEPENDENT FEATURES
INTERNATIONAL FEATURES
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
S PANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA
SHORT FILMS
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE, a slate of unforgettable documentary stories.

Additional sidebars include

APPLEBOX, a slate of family films offered free to the community, co-presented by Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara and also sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citrix, KPMR Univision, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation and RealD.

CINESONIC: feature films about iconic musicians that have changed the sonic landscape and pushed cinema in new directions.

KOLNOA: a selection of films that examine Israel from a variety of diverse historical, cultural and political perspectives.

PAN ASIA: an exciting new sidebar that features some of cinema’s most cutting-edge auteurs. Glistening cityscapes, gritty urban underworlds and panoramic rural landscapes shape this diverse selection of films that explore contemporary life and culture in Asia.

REEL NATURE, a retrospective of films by renowned Documentary filmmaker and nature cinematographer Mike deGruy.

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS, sponsored by CASA Magazine and Samy’s Camera.

SCREEN CUISINE: celebrates the culinary delights of cinema and highlights sustainable practices of today’s farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: A selection of internationally award winning films as well as special screenings out of competition.

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

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to have been selected by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and 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
Juried by industry professionals

Nueva Vision Award – for the best Spanish-Language 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, sponsored by Business First Bank and The Riordan Foundation
Juried by industry professionals

Award for Best 10-10-10 Short Film (1 college, 1 high school): gift certificate from Samy’s Camera
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 Final Draft and The Riordan Foundation for Best Screenplay
Juried by industry professionals
Award for Best 10-10-10 Screenplay (1 college, 1 high school): gift certificate from Samy’s Camera
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 is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.

Tickets are still available for all events. Platinum Passes, which provide admission and priority seating to all Festival screenings, Tributes and sponsored events, are still available. The State Street Pass, perfect for Santa Barbara residents, allows admission to all “off peak” screenings which excludes the 4:00 through 8:00 pm screenings; The Tribute Package provides entry for two to all the Tributes, Opening Night Film and Gala, Closing Night film and one 10-film MiniPak; and The Film Geek Package offers tickets for two to Opening and Closing Nights and all Panel events plus one 10-film MiniPak. In addition, the Cinema Pass gives you admission to all films including Opening and Closing night and the Introductory Package provides access for two to Opening and Closing nights, as well as two 4-film MiniPaks. Prices and details are available at www.sbiff.org or call 805-963-0023.

For festival information and schedule of events and films, log onto www.sbiff.org. Be sure to join us on Facebook (facebook.com/sbiff) and follow us on Twitter (@officialSBIFF)! All press must request credentials by clicking on http://sbiff.org/about/press-pr/press-credentials/. Deadline for credential submissions is Friday, January 18.

PUBLICITY TEAM:

Carol Marshall, Director of Publicity Carol@cmarshallpr.com
Lisa Taback, Publicity Consultant Lisa@lt-la.com
Stephenie Hope – Publicist Stephenie@cmarshallpr.com
Jamie Ozimek – Publicist Jamie@cmarshallpr.com
Alia Khan – Publicist Alia@lt-la.com
Hannah Johnson – SBIFF Publicity Asst. Hannah@cmarshallpr.com

28th 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 onto www.sbiff.org. Please note that this is subject to change.

WORLD PREMIERES

A Year in Burgundy USA
Directed by David Kennard
Cast: Martine Saunier
This documentary follows half a dozen wine makers in the Burgundy region of France for one full year, where the beautiful and traditional processes are revealed.

Blumenthal, USA
Directed by Seth Fisher
Cast: Seth Fisher, Brian Cox, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Mei Melancon
Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold’s estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups in order to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation.

Crosstown, USA
Directed by Miriam Kruishoop
Cast: Manny Perez, Angel Amaral, Paige Hurd, Vivica A. Fox
Angel, an undocumented Latino teen coming-of-age in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood, struggles as his family desperately tries to hold onto their American Dream.

Discovering Mavericks, USA
Directed by Joshua Pomer
Director Josh Pomer captures insider interviews and more than three decades of images and footage to tell the true story of California’s most famous, and notorious, big wave.

Driftwood, USA
Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer
Cast: Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer
Narrated by surf legend Shaun Tomson, this beautiful and meditative stand-up paddle board excursion takes Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff and Jim Brewer through locations including Sri Lanka, Iceland, Colombia, USA, and Nova Scotia.

El Milagro, Spain
Directed by Salomón Shang
A Spanish film crew attempts to expose Peru’s El Milagro, where many children are forced to work in the local landfill amidst horrible health and environmental conditions.

Isolated, USA/UK
Directed by Justin Le Pera
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter
Five world class surfers travel to the journalist dead zone of New Guinea in search of undiscovered waves and find more than they bargained for.

It’s Better to Jump, USA/Israel
Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart
It’s Better to Jump” is a feature-length documentary film that gives voice to the people of the ancient walled city of Akka as they and their city face a very uncertain future.

Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, UK
Discovery Channel and NHK have joined forces to undertake the most ambitious search ever mounted to find the greatest mystery of the deep, the giant squid. With razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, tales of the creature have been around since ancient times. The Norse legend of the sea monster the Kraken and the Scylla from Greek mythology might have derived from the giant squid. This massive predator has always been shrouded in secrecy, and every attempt to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat, considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking, has failed. Until now.

Occupy the Movie, Canada
Directed by Corey Ogilvie
Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool
This film sheds a light on a movement known as Occupy who stands against corporate greed. Beginning in 2011, it has quickly become the largest movement since those of the civil rights protests.

Retreat, Canada
Directed by David Cherniack
Cast: Alan Wallace
A documentary that follows the trials and tribulations of thirty-five Westerners as they go through an intense eight-week meditation retreat in Thailand led by Alan Wallace.

Sex After Kids, Canada
Directed by Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Paul Amos, Shannon Beckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau
An edgy ensemble comedy about the sexual exploits couples share in the aftermath of children.

Stable Life, USA
Directed by Sara MacPherson
A high-stakes documentary about family, immigration and the hardscrabble world of horse racing

The Signal Hill Speed Run,
Directed by Mike Horelick, Jon Carnoy
Featuring: Ben Harper (narrator)
Narrator Ben Harper explores the history of the world’s first skateboard contest and the subsequent evolution of the daredevil speed run in the small So Cal burg of Signal Hill.

U.S. PREMIERES

About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq
Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira
Cast: Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi
The Iranian president receives a pleading letter from 111 Kurdish women complaining of their inability to find husbands, and says that if the government does nothing, they will commit mass suicide.

Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia
Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill
Featuring: Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune
A Homer Alaska local sells his house and buys an old fishing boat to embark on an epic surf adventure up the isolated Alaskan coastline — in the dead of winter

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Cast: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave
From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.

Betrayal (Izmena), Russia
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic
A man and a woman, two casual acquaintances, learn that their respective spouses are having an affair with each other in this intriguing drama.

Boucherie Halal, Canada
Directed by Babek Aliassa
Cast: Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah
A Muslim couple opens a butcher shop in Montreal and wishes to successfully integrate into Quebec society. But the butcher’s father is an imam who sets up a little mosque in the back room and uses it to spread his fundamentalist views. When he is arrested by the RCMP on suspicions of past terrorist activities, his son, torn between love for his wife and allegiance to his father, gets involved in a plot to free him. Fed up by her husband’s unwillingness to stand up to his father’s wishes, the butcher’s wife leaves to live a more fulfilling life away from the muslim community.

Broken, UK
Directed by Rufus Norris
Cast: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear
Skunk is only 11, but after witnessing a brutal beating, her childhood innocence gives way to fear and danger.

Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan
Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez
Cast: Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia
A love story between a prostitute and a sailor, reconstructed between two long seasons: the eternal winter of Siberia and summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan.

Chocó, Colombia
Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Cast: Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza
A young, displaced black woman tries to maintain her two children and her husband, a musician who only knows how to play marimba, drink, and gamble.

Danube – Europe’s Amazon, Germany
Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger
Romantic coasts and unspoiled nature: the Danube fascinates. It dominates the landscape wherever it flows. The Danube unites and separates at the same time. In the Roman Empire – from its source to its estuary – it formed the frontier to the peoples of the North. Today the big stream flows through ten countries. 1071 kilometres of the Danube still represent national borders.

Family Meals, Croatia
Directed by Dana Budisavljevic
Through the ritual of family meals, the film talks about the importance of feeling accepted by the ones we love.

Fly With The Crane, China
Directed by Li Ruijun
Cast: Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang
Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijun

Handmade Cinema, Italy
Directed by Guido Torlonia
Featuring: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci
Turning an actor into a character, sewing a precious dress or an antique pair of shoes as if they were art works, building a set but most of all painting it, aging it and making the stage designer’s sketch a beautiful reconstruction all this is Handmade Cinema.

High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada
Directed by Michael Oved Dayan
Featuring: Isaac Sobol
On a doctor’s philanthropic journey to give to the people of Tibet, he receives more than he could ever imagine.

Jackie, Netherlands
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Cast: Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter
Dutch twin sisters travel to America to help the mother (Holly Hunter) they have never met in this heartwarming, cross-cultural take on the classic American road movie.

Motorway, Hong Kong
Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang
Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue
A young cop on Hong Kong’s top-secret, high-speed pursuit squad must learn the tricks of the trade from a grizzled veteran as he prepares to capture a legendary getaway driver in this high-octane thriller from action auteur Soi Cheang and legendary producer Johnnie To.

An Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada
Directed by Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay
A sexually inept accountant strikes a deal with a worldly but disorganized stripper: he’ll help her with her crushing debt if she helps him become a better lover.

Old Stock, Canada
Directed by James Genn
Cast: Noah Reid, Melanie Leishman
Stock Burton (Noah Reid) is a local legend. A monumental event from his past has frozen
him, sent his family into a tailspin and pitted his small town against him. Now he’s simply chosen to drop out of life and ‘retire’, joining his recently separated Grandfather, Harold, (Jack Daniel Wells) at the Golden Seasons senior’s home, where life is safe, comfortable and worry free.

One Mile Above, China/Taiwan
Directed by Jiayi Du
A young man’s cycle journey to the highest point in Tibet to fulfill his brother’s final wish. Based on a true story.

Perú Sabe: Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú
Directed by Jesús M. Santos
Featuring: Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá
Ferran Adrià, one of the world’s most prestigious chefs, and Gastón Acurio, Latin America’s most influential chef, explore the roots of Peruvian cuisine and its potential to change lives.

Queen of Montreuil, France
Directed by Sólveing Anspach
Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso
It’s early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband’s death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a neighbor that she has always desired yet never vanquished will give Agathe the strength to get her life back on track…

Revolution, Canada
Directed by Rob Stewart
Featuring: Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner
REVOLUTION is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart (SHARKWATER) over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. Climate change, environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution, and food/water scarcity are reducing the earth’s ability to house humans and we need to start doing something about it now!

Storm Surfers 3D, Australia
Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius
Featuring: Tom Carroll, Ben Matson
This 3D cinematic adventure follows two of Australia’s greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves.

The Ballad of The Weeping Springs (Balada le’aviv ha’bohe), Israel
Directed by Benny Toraty
Cast: Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer
Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendary Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla’s ensemble and his partner, wants to see performed before his impending death.

The Body, Spain
Directed by Oriol Paulo
Cast: José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido
A woman’s body vanishes from the morgue in mysterious circumstances. In the course of a single night, Inspector Jaime Peña investigates the disappearance with the help of her widower.

The Dealers, Israel
Directed by Oded Davidoff
Cast: Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal
The story of Rami and Avishay, 27 years old friends that share an apartment in a small Jerusalem neighborhood. They spend their days smoking and playing in a soccer team with other losers, which its coach Zvika is determined to take the “Jerusalem neighborhood cup” with. In need for money they get entangled in a drug deal with Sagi, a local gangster, which forces them to learn the hard way about taking responsibility, loyalty, and friendship. The movie is a humorous view of the colorful, multi culture, unique and somehow funny Israeli society.

The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands
Directed by Michiel ten Horn
Cast: Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen
The outcast in her middle-class family, Eva’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of a handsome German exchange student in this satire of petit-bourgeois family life.

The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy
Directed by Jan Bäss
Featuring: Chipper ‘Bro’ Bell, ‘Crazy’ John Brooks
Focusing on the 1970s and ‘80s, including vintage footage from Santa Barbara, this German documentary traces the rise in popularity of Frisbee contests, games and acrobatic exhibitions.

The Night Parade, France
Directed by Geraldine Maillet
Cast: Julie Gayet, Raphaël Peronnaz, Brisa Roché, Bakari Sangaré, Françoise Lebrun
Paris – One night. A woman and a man meet in a restaurant. Sheis beautiful. He falls for her. She is shy, he is bewitched. He talks, she is cautious. He tries, she avoids. She hesitates, he insists. An intense relationship starts then. During the night, masks fall off and the seduction game gives in to sincere feelings. Will this love last over a night ?

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Cast: Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno
Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas intends to get to the United States, harboring dreams of becoming a famous singer and distancing herself from her former lover, Jovany, now a gang member.

The Silent War, Hong Kong/China
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast: Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan, Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin
An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel “Year Suan/Plot Against” by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

Wasteland, UK
Directed by Rowan Athale
Cast: Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon
In this exhilarating heist thriller, a young ex-con hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild — and risky — revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin.

Water, Israel/Palestine/France
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger
Eight directors, Israeli and Palestinian, embarked on a journey to create seven films, fiction or documentary, inspired by Water. Water symbolizes the source of possibilities, the primal core of all things.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

INDEPENDENT FEATURES
Competition

Babygirl, USA/Ireland – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Macdara Vallely
Cast: Yainis Ynoa, Rosa Arredondo, Flaco Navaja

Blumenthal, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Seth Fisher
Cast: Seth Fisher, Brian Cox, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Mei Melancon

Broken, UK – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rufus Norris
Cast: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear

Crosstown, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Miriam Kruishoop
Cast: Manny Perez, Angel Amaral, Paige Hurd, Vivica A. Fox

Jackie, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Antoinette Beumer
Cast: Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter

My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay

Old Stock, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by James Genn
Cast: Noah Reid, Melanie Leishman

Sex After Kids, Canada – World Premiere
Directed by Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Paul Amos, Shannon Beckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau

The Discoverers, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Justin Schwarz
Cast: Griffin Dunne, Dreama Walker, John C. McGinley

Wasteland, UK – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rowan Athale
Cast: Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES
Competition

About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira
Cast: Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi

Betrayal (Izmena), Russia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic

Boucherie Halal, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Babek Aliassa
Cast: Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah

Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan – U.S, Premiere
Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez
Cast: Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia

Coming of Age (Anfang 80), Austria – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Gerhard Ertl, Sabine Hiebler
Cast: Christine Ostermayer, Karl Merkatz

Gangs of Wasseypur, India – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Anurag Kashyap
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Piyush Mishra, Remma Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeishan Quadri, Pankaj Tripathi

The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Michiel ten Horn
Cast: Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen

The Night Parade, France – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Geraldine Maillet

Water, Israel/Palestine/France – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Competition

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Featuring: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave

Blood Brother, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Steve Hoover
Featuring: Steve Hoover, Rocky Braat

Buzkashi!, Canada – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Najeeb Mirza

Handmade Cinema, Italy – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Guido Torlonia
Featuring: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci

Men at Lunch, Ireland – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Seán Ó Cualáin

More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Featuring: Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer

Radioman, UK – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Mary Kerr
Featuring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Eva Mendes, Helen Mirren, Sting, Craig Castaldo, Meryl Streep

Rising From Ashes, USA/Rwanda/UK/South Africa
Directed by T. C. Johnstone
Featuring: Forest Whitaker

Somm, USA
Directed by Jason Wise
Featuring: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm

The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marlo Poras

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA
Competition

7 Boxes, Paraguay
Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Cast: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali González, Nico García, Paletita, Manuel Portillo

After Lucia (Después De Lucia), Mexico
Directed by Michel Franco
Cast: Tessa La, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek, Hernán Mendoza

Chocó, Colombia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Cast: Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza

Clandestine Childhood, Argentina/Spain/Brazil
Directed by Benjamin Ávila
Cast: Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, César Troncoso

La Sirga, Colombia/France/Mexico – West Coast Premiere
Directed by William Vega
Cast: Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias

Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica, Brazil/France – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marcelo Gomes
Cast: Hermila Guedes, Maeve Jinkings

The Body, Spain – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Oriol Paulo
Cast: José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido

The Passion of Michelangelo, Chile
Directed by Esteban Larraín
Cast: Sebastián Ayala, Claudia Celedón

The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Cast: Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno

FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE
Competition

Art of Conflict, Ireland/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Valeri Vaughn
Featuring: Vince Vaughn (narrator)

El Milagro, Spain – World Premiere
Directed by Salomón Shang

High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Michael Oved Dayan
Featuring: Isaac Sobol

It’s Better to Jump, USA/Israel – World Premiere
Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart

Musicwood, USA/Madagascar – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Maxine Trump
Featuring: Kaki King, Yo La Tengo

Occupy the Movie, Canada – World Premiere
Directed by Corey Ogilvie
Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool

Revolution, Canada – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Rob Stewart
Featuring: Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner

Stable Life, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Sara MacPherson

The World Before Her, Canada
Directed by Nisha Pahuja
Featuring: Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh, Prachi Trivedi

SHORT FILMS
Competition

Born Yesterday, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Nate Larkin-Conolly
Cast: John Weselcouch, Larisa Oleynik, Ashley Lendzion, Jonathan Lipnicki, Heather Morris

Buzkashi Boys, Afghanistan/USA
Directed by Sam French
Cast: Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash, and Fawad Mohammadi

Byron’s Theme, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Bennett Barbakow
Cast: Michael Grant Terry, Allison Paige

Dog Eat Dog, USA
Directed by Sian Heder
Cast: Zachary Quinto, Philip Baker Hall, Sharon Wilkins

F**k The Parents, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Ethan Kuperberg
Cast: Rob Delaney, Pamela Adlon, Ethan Kuperberg, Annie Mumolo, Ethan Sandler, Gaby Dunn

Night Shift, New Zealand
Directed by Zia Mandviwalla
Cast: Anapela Polataivao and Leon Dobrinski

NSFW, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Joseph Armario
Cast: Jacob Wysocki, Kristen Hansen, Derek Waters, Peter Gilroy, Angela K. Thomas, Ruth Coughlin

The Interrogation, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Drew Mylrea
Cast: Loren Lester, Caleb Thomas, Carrie Wampler

The Op Shop, Australia
Directed by Lee Rogers
Cast: Janet Foye, Joy Westmore, Isabel Harkensee, Keith Gordon

The Other Side, Israel
Directed by Khen Shalem
Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli

The Tea Party, USA
Directed by Serena Reeder
Cast: Bonnie Loev, Carol Fritz, Angela Buckery, and Anthony Riley

The Test, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Lauren Bowles, and Patrick Fischler

Tiger Boy, Italy- US Premiere
Directed by Gabriele Mainetti
Cast: Francesco Foti, Lidia Vitale, and Simone Santini

ANIMATED SHORTS
Competition

Butterflies, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Isabel Peppard
Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Nicholas Hope, Henry Nixon, Honey Spence

Cicada Princess, USA
Directed by Mauricio Baiocchi
Cast: Stephen Fry

Head Over Heels, UK
Directed by Timothy Reckart
Cast: Nigel Anthony and Ruth Rayyah McCaul

Oh Willy…, Belgium
Directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc Roels

Old Man, USA
Directed by Leah Shore
Cast: Charles Manson and Marlin Marynick

Sleight of Hand, Australia
Directed by Michael Cusack

Yellow Stick Notes| Canadian Anijam, Canada- World Premiere
Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Cast: Marv Newland, Cordell Barker, Chris Hinton, Alison Snowden, David Fine, Janet Pearlman, and Paul Driessen

KOLNOA SHORTS
Competition

Barriers, Israel
Directed by Golan Rise

The Other Side, Israel
Directed by Khen Shalem
Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli

Wherever You Go, Israel- US Premiere
Directed by Ronny Sasson Angel

NON-COMPETITION FILMS

APPLEBOX

Brave 3D
Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson

Frankenweenie 3D
Directed by Tim Burton
Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short

ParaNorman 3D
Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Wreck It Ralph 3D
Directed by Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

CINESONIC

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn
Cast: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, Canada – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Laura Archibald
Featuring: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Tom Chapin, Kris Kristofferson

Harana, Phillippines/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Benito Bautista
Featuring: Florante Aguilar, Celestino Aniel

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey, Canada
Directed by James Cullingham

One Track Heart, USA/India – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Jeremy Frindel
Cast: Rick Rubin, Jason Becker, Ram Dass, Krishna Das

Punk in Africa, South Africa/Czech Republic/Zimbabwe/Mozambique – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Keith Jones, Deon Maas
Featuring: Paulo Chibanga, Michael Fleck, Ivan Kadey, Ruben Rose, Warwick Sony

KOLNOA

Hannah Arendt, Germany/Luxembourg/France
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg

Out in the Dark, Israel/USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Michael Mayer
Cast: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut

The Ballad of The Weeping Spring (Balada le’aviv ha’bohe), Israel – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Benny Toraty
Cast: Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer

The Dealers, Israel – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Oded Davidoff
Cast: Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal

Water, Israel/Palestine/France – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger

PAN ASIA

Fly With The Crane, China – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Li Ruijun
Cast: Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang

Motorway, Hong Kong – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang
Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue

One Mile Above, China/Taiwan – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jiayi Du

Pieta, South Korea
Directed by Ki-duk Kim
Cast: Jeong-jin Lee, Min-soo Jo

The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere
Directed by Marlo Poras

The Silent War, Hong Kong/China – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast: Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan, Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin

REEL NATURE

Danube – Europe’s Amazon, Germany
Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger

Elephant Whisperer, Iceland
Directed by Jóhann Sigfússon
Featuring: Katherine Wogan (Narrator)

Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess, UK
Directed by Michael deGruy

Incredible Suckers, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy
Featuring: Michael deGruy, Bruce Robison

Monster Squid: The Giant Squid Is Real, UK

Tempest From The Deep, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy

The Octopus Show, USA
Directed by Michael deGruy
Featuring: Shari Belafonte, Michael deGruy

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS

Charles Lloyd, Arrows Into Infinity, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse

Mommy, I’m A Bastard!, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Max Barbakow
Featuring: Margo Barbakow, Bennett Barbakow, Jeff Barbakow, Wendy Reynolds, Lynn Reynolds, William Bradford Reynolds, Bobbi Smith

The Condor’s Shadow, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Jeff Mcloughlin

The Racket Boys, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Brandon Willer
Cast: Paul Haapaniemi, Dannikke Walkker, Brandon Willer

The Santa Ynez River Wilderness, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Michael James Love

SCREEN CUISINE

A Year in Burgundy USA – World Premiere
Directed by David Kennard
Cast: Martine Saunier

Family Meals, Croatia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Dana Budisavljevic

More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany/Austria
Directed by Markus Imhoof
Cast: Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer

Perú Sabe: Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jesús M. Santos
Featuring: Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá

Somm, USA
Directed by Jason Wise
Featuring: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm

Spinning Plates, USA
Directed by Joseph Levy
Cast: Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Barbara, Germany
Directed by Christian Petzold
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld

Bound by Flesh, USA
Directed by Leslie Zemeckis
Featuring Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen

Caesar Must Die, Italy
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

In The Shadow, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland
Directed by David Ondricek

Kon-Tiki, UK/Norway/Denmark
Directed by Joachim Renning, Espen Sandberg
Cast: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård

Laurence Anyways, Canada/France
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Modest Reception (Paziraie sadeh), Iran
Directed by Mani Haghighi
Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Saeed Changizian, Esmaeel Khalaj, Saber Abbar

No, Chile/France/USA – West Coast Premiere / International Gala
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Cast: Gael García Bernal

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, USA
Directed by Tom Bean, Luke Poling
Cast: Ken Burns, Ric Burns

Queen of Montreuil, France – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Sólveing Anspach
Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso

Retreat, Canada – World Premiere
Directed by David Cherniack
Cast: Alan Wallace
A documentary that follows the trials and tribulations of thirty-five Westerners as they go through an intense eight-week meditation retreat in Thailand.

Sister, France/Switzerland
Directed by Ursula Meier
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston

The Sapphires, Australia
Directed by Wayne Blair
Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy

TO THE MAXXX

Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill
Featuring: Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune

Discovering Mavericks, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Joshua Pomer

Driftwood, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer
Cast: Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer

Isolated, USA/UK – World Premiere
Directed by Justin Le Pera
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter

Storm Surfers 3D, Australia – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius
Featuring: Tom Carroll, Ben Matson

The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy – U.S. Premiere
Directed by Jan Bäss
Featuring: Chipper ‘Bro’ Bell, ‘Crazy’ John Brooks

The Signal Hill Speed Run, USA – World Premiere
Directed by Mike Horelick, Jon Carnoy

WARNERS ARCHIVE

Dial M For Murder
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

Singin’ in the Rain
Directed by Stanley Donen
Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor

The Shining
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

SHORT FILMS

Documentary Shorts:

Brute Force, USA
Directed by Ben Steinbauer
Cast: Brute Force

Georgena Terry, USA
Directed by Amanda Zackem
Cast: Georgena Terry

Jujitsuing Reality, USA
Directed by Chetin Chabuk
Cast: Scott Lew

Just Add Water, Thailand- US Premiere
Directed by Franck Janin and Luc Janin

Mr. Twister- USA- World Premiere
Directed by Clay Westervelt
Cast: Brian Tolley

The Art of Boxing, USA- US Premiere
Directed by Andrew Flakelar
Cast: Newton Kidd

The Bronzer, USA
Directed by Peyton Wilson

SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS

SB Short Films:

A Tiny Portal, USA
Directed by Stephanie Gumpel
Cast: Stephanie Gumpel, Ann Benson, Richard Riehle, and Alan Collett

Jack, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Grace Jackson
Cast: Jack English

Memorial, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Jason Hallows
Cast: Tony Alvarez, Sarah Prikryl, Melody Zara, and Craig Welzbacher

Ride, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Chris Yasko
Cast: Seinn Schlidt

The Condition, USA
Directed by René Caballero
Cast: Brett Sherry, Aleksandr Filen, Kelly Wood, Kelly Decker, Marianne Madsen, and Matt Dumont

The Chef at the Little Washington, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Michael Pyon
Cast: Patrick O’Connell

The Meter, USA- World Premiere
Directed by Roy Hathon
Cast: Patrick Hubbard, Kevin Saunders

This is Caroline, USA
Directed by Danny Abel
Cast: Hannah Pearl Utt, Blake Berris, Zoe Farmingdale, and Leora Kalish

YOUTH CINEMEDIA

Baba Uncensored, USA

Cosmic Warrior: A Journey from LA to Albuquerque, USA

In the Studio with Nani Chacon, USA

LA Freeway Kids: the Restoration of an Olympic Mural, USA

Mictlan Murals in Boyle Heights, USA

Rhythmetik’s First Time: the making of a music video, USA

Santa Clara Pueblo, USA

The Crenshaw Wall with King CRE8, USA

Undocubus Puganini Po’kwin, USA

Willie F. Herrón III, USA