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Wednesday, October 2
 

5:00pm

Downtown VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Wednesday October 2, 2013 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Keating Hotel 432 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

7:00pm

Opening Night Film: 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Written by Fox Searchlight

VIEW TRAILER HERE

Benedict Cumberbatch
Brad Pitt
Michael Fassbender
Paul Dano
Sarah Paulson
Paul Giamatti
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael K. Williams
Garret Dillahunt
Taran Killam
Quvenzhané Wallis
Ruth Negga
Scoot McNairy
Lupita Nyong'o
Alfre Woodard
Harriet Shaw 

Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

9:00pm

Opening Night Party
Opening Night Party followed by the opening film 

Bang Bang: A steep staircase greets patrons on the street. Now, Couturier transforms the problematic entry into a vertical tunnel reminiscent of a Tokyo subway. Inside, the theme continues with oversized Japanese lanterns, color-based video projection, and of course, the massive disco ball.

Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Bang Bang 526 Market St San Diego, CA 92101
 
Thursday, October 3
 

4:00pm

Downtown VIP Lounge
Location: Keating Hotel. Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Keating Hotel 432 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

Breaking Through
Openly LGBT elected officials at all levels – including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin, and several San Diegans – share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and gay people. Tho’ featuring politicians, it isn’t about politics: it’s about people who feel fear and shame, yearning to live meaningful lives. They reveal how they broke through internal and external barriers to achieve the future they envisioned and show that anything is possible, impacting people from all walks of life.


Thursday October 3, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Old Stock
After two years hiding out in his Grandfather's retirement residence, Stock Burton is forced back into his small town where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his early retirement.

Thursday October 3, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Push the Limits
SOLIDARITY 
21 minutes
USA

Two undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles, dealing with loss, unknowingly connect through collective action.
Director: Dustin Brown
Cast: "Elpidia Carrillo (Predator, Salvador, Bread and Roses)
Mantas Valantiejus
Daniel Mora
Lono Woodley
Alexander Toledo
John Minch
WATCH TRAILER HERE


COLD WARRIOR
19 Minutes
United Kingdom

Synopsis: A young gymnast questions her dreams of championship glory when she discovers she is part of a shady government doping programme for her to win at any cost.  Romania 1980. It is the run-up to the Moscow Games. 14 year old Romanian gymnast Ana, trains hard with her trusted coach, Teodor. They want nothing more than a taste of success at the impending championship. But in the highly competitive world of gymnastics, the 'spirit of fair play' is soon overwhelmed by the State's desire to win.
Director: Emily Greenwood
Cast: Emily Greenwood "Eloise Littell
Laurence Mitchell
Wolf Kahler
Phil Smeeton
Rob Williams
WATCH TRAILER HERE


TICKET TO HELL 
15 minutes
USA

An intense journey through one kid's personal struggle, as the 17 year old son of a dying woman fights to manage his mother's pain as well as their ever crumbling home environment all by himself.
Director: Enrico Natale
Cast: Ronnie Connell (Red State, Kickin'It)
Stephanie Jones (Good Job, Thanks!)
Eric Scott Woods (The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race, Jonah Hex)
Bree Pavey (Gossip Boy)
Bill Zasadil (The Scenesters)



IMPRESS
15 minutes
Canada

IMPRESS follows the story of Allan Simke, a commercial account analyst who, as a result of not accepting who he is, takes increasingly drastic measures to impress those around him.
Director: Ranj Gill
Cast: Adam Boys
Jen Viens
Joel Montgrand
Simke Tom Cowles

MOTIVE
13 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A young out-of-towner rolls into Washington Heights, NYC well past midnight. He is with the beautiful lady he lucked into earlier that evening. With the promise of a hot night a little bag of blow seemed a small price to pay. In the wrong neighborhood at just the wrong time, poor Pete is swept into a 'drug deal gone bust' as he scrambles to survive the the following moments his mind is screaming with regret.  Its amazing what we will put at risk for the promise of a long hot night in NYC.
Director: Rick Carmona 
Cast: James Wirt
Diana Bologna
Will Jimenez
Theodore Harris
Dave Betances
Jonathan Castro


 


Thursday October 3, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Robin Hood
Germany in the near future. After the collapse of the EU the country is heavily stricken. The social security systems have collapsed, a large part of the population is sinking into poverty. Alex (Ken Duken), a special investigator of the police, and his partner Sophie (Dagny Dewath) scrutinize the top manager of the DNB Bank, Rainer van Kampen (Thomas Thieme), whose speculations have ruined thousands of small investors. Despite overwhelming evidence no action is taken against him because van Kampen's political connections are too powerful. Furthermore Alex's sister is in despair because of an imminent forced eviction and she commits suicide. Alex just sees one way to stop the practices of the bank: He must become a criminal himself. Still working as a policeman he robs the branch offices of the DNB Bank together with other criminals he could win for his case, and distributes the money amongst the poor. Mercenaries of the bank are on the hunt for him, his colleague Sophie, too, is close on his heels. She does not suspect anything about Alex's double life – until he has to make the decision to reveal his true identity for his beliefs.

Thursday October 3, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Tribute to Judd Apatow
6:30 - red carpet
8:00 - tribute
9:30 - Post reception 

The “This Is 40″ director will receive the Visionary Filmmaker award during an Oct. 3, 2013 tribute.

Director Judd Apatow will be honored with the Visionary Filmmaker award during the San Diego Film Festival in October, the SD Film Foundation said Thursday.

“Judd Apatow is indisputably one of the most supremely talented and beloved contemporary filmmakers working today,” said festival directors Tonya Mantooth and Dale Strack in a statement. “His body of work transcends a typical moviegoing experience and enters the zeitgeist in a way rarely seen. On behalf of San Diego, we are beyond thrilled to honor him with a much-deserved award.”

Apatow has directed, among other comedies, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People. His latest directorial effort, This Is 40, was released in December and was billed as a “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up. Apatow also served as a producer on Bridesmaids and Pineapple Express.

The gala will be held Oct. 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Last year’s Visionary Filmmaker honoree was Promised Land director Gus Van Sant.

Read complete article at Hollywoodreporter.com


Thursday October 3, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art 700 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92122

8:30pm

Xingu
Its storyline is based on the exploration, definition and protection of one of the world's largest indigenous territories.

Thursday October 3, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:30pm

Twilight Zone
AUTO DRIVE
16 minute
UK

Synopsis: When Steve’s new GPS suddenly asks for help, he follows her instructions from sunny suburbia into the depths of an abandoned warehouse to a mysterious door. What lies beyond transforms Steve’s life in a test of true heroism.
Director: Rory O'Donnell
Cast: Steve - Alex Warren (Being Human, Holby City, 7 Lives, Kissing)
GPS - Denise Moreno (Manolete - Dir Menno Meyjes, starring Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody, 88 - Dir Jordi Mollá, My Life in Ruins)
Suited Man - Tom Knight (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Amazing Grace, Twenty8k, Richard II starring Kevin Spacey)
WATCH TRAILER HERE


END OF THE BEGINNING 
18 minutes
USA

Synopsis: After surviving a near apocalyptic event, SOOKIE, a cute, feisty, gun-toting 15-year-old escapes with her ailing DADDY to the open road. As the sun sets, they find shelter from the dreaded Night Creatures in an abandoned diner, where they meet the town’s only survivor, DYLAN, a shy 13-year-old.  When a night creature shows up at the door, Sookie handles it, impressing young Dylan. Overnight, Daddy's condition takes a turn for the worse. As Sookie sleeps, Dylan rises to the occasion and does the unthinkable, ultimately winning her respect. They hit the road, discovering what true friendship really is.
Director:Richard Marshall
Cast: Taylor Colliee, Talton Browning, Darin Singleton
WATCH TRAILER HERE


THIRTEEN 
20 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: A thirteen year old girl survives a horrific tragedy and must learn to deal with the changes as she becomes a teenager.
Director: Dan Jagels
Cast: Brooklyn Haley
Elise Angell
Justin Hoffmeister
Kimo Leopoldo (UFC)
Joshua Kwak
Thomas Haley
 

THE RITUAL
5 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A lonely man comes home to a shabby hotel room and begins to perform a strange ritual.
Director: Jesse Keller
Cast:  Michael Evans
David Ryan Speer
WATCH TRAILER HERE


AL OTRO LADO
19 minutes
Spain

Synopsis: Sara Sanabria, writer, and his lover, Adolfo Santolaya, lived their lives absorbed by just one obsession: the belief that, hidden in an abandoned mansion, there was a gate that ended in an unkown dimension. Seeking the path of his retired teacher, Enrique will reach the place where the track of the couple got lost. He will meet a odd old man who hides a lot of secrets, and he will inmerse Enrique into the legend of Sara. Surrounded by mistery, he will have to discover the truth and dare to cross the last frontier.
Director: ALICIA ALBARES
Cast:  Enrique Miralles: William Miller
Sara Sanabria: Xenia Sevillano
Gustavo: Carlos Álvarez-Novoa
Leonardo Aritzmendi: Ramón Barea
Adolfo Santolaya: Eric Francés
WATCH TRAILER HERE


 


Thursday October 3, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
 
Friday, October 4
 

1:00pm

Panel A - State of Cinema
Methods of development, distribution and funding have changed drastically over the last 10 years. Listen in on how this new state of affairs in film and television is shaping the creative world today. 

Brian Levy: 
Brian Levy is the CEO and Founder of New School Media, LLC, a diversified, multi-platform management and production company specializing in managing the careers of filmmakers, screenwriters, novelists, and actors as well as producing feature films, television shows, and new media content.  Prior to launching New School Media, Brian served as a studio executive at Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company before becoming a motion picture literary agent at International Creative Management (ICM).  Brian has helped cultivate the careers of writers such as Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan among many other great talents including award winning filmmaker Andrew Lau from Hong Kong and many others spanning the globe.


Russell Ackerman: 
Russell Ackerman is a Producer who is currently in pre production on the film MIDNIGHT DELIVERY (Universal Pictures, starring Kevin Costner). From 2008-2013 Russell ran development for Guillermo del Toro's production company that had a first look deal with Universal Pictures. In this capacity, he oversaw the development and production of the hit film MAMA starring Jessica Chastain, (Universal Pictures, January 18, 2013) which was produced for $13M and grossed $147M world wide. Ackerman also oversaw the Neil Cross rewrite of AT THE MOUNTAIN OF MADNESS (Universal Pictures, Guillermo del Toro to direct, James Cameron to Produce) and coordinated the development and casting of PACIFIC RIM (Legendary Pictures/ WB, July 12, 2013). 


Samantha Pickett : 
Samantha Taylor Pickett is a producer and former production and development executive. She recently departed her Vice President of Production & Development post at Panorama Media to focus full time on producing innovative zeitgeist-capturing films, beginning with her inaugural project, XO, a youth driven, multi-media theatrical and digital experience.

Prior to joining Panorama in 2012, Samantha worked at Focus Features for nearly 5 years in Production and Acquisitions. While at Focus, Samantha supervised and served as the primary executive on many award winning films, including, Noah Baumbach's “Greenberg,” Lisa Cholodenko's “The Kids Are All Right,” Sofia Coppola's “Somewhere,” Gus Van Sant's “Promised Land,” and Dee Rees's “Pariah.” Samantha was also a production and acquisitions executive at Paramount Vantage and assisted acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann. Before making the leap into the film business at Creative Artists Agency, Samantha practiced corporate law at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York City. Samantha is a graduate of Cornell University and Rutgers University School of Law.

 

Friday October 4, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm

Panel B - The 13 Hour Movie; The Future of Film
There is a massive shift happening in television. TV programs are largely becoming 13 hour movies; they’re better made and cater to a more film-savvy audience that is looking for a more sophisticated story-line. The addition of digital distribution is largely taking audience attention away from going to the movies to see anything other than tentpoles or movies that are best seen in a crowd (comedy, horror) or on a big screen (action, sweeping cinematography).

Navid McIlhargey, President of Film Engine, will give a brief overview of the evolution of film over the past several years discussion similarities to the evolution the  music business went through previously.

Navid will discuss the "13 hour movies" that are now being show on digital distribution platforms and how it affects distribution for movies and what will be the future of global theatrical distribution.He will then open up the floor to questions about the changing face of the "film" business and what it means for filmmakers and producers.

Friday October 4, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

4:00pm

Downtown VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Keating Hotel 432 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

4:00pm

La Jolla VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Seasons 52 4505 La Jolla Village Dr. C1 San Diego, CA

5:00pm

Southern Baptist Sissies
Southern Baptist Sissies is a film of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores’ GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the Soutern Baptist church in Texas. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides – the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult.

WATCH TRAILER HERE


Friday October 4, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

The German Doctor
Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age.
Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man, by his elegant manners, his scientific knowledge and his money — until they discover they are living with one of the biggest criminals of all time.


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

5:30pm

Watercolor Postcards
Cotton, a precocious little girl, reaches out to her sister Sunny in Hollywood, calling her home for what could be the last chance to see their mother. Sunny returns home to her small Texas town of Bent Arrow to face demons she has left behind, including her estranged mother. Butch, a man searching for his soul left his life in pro football for the solemn existence of an artist. When the news breaks out that Cotton's mother has passed, the local sheriff brings her custody into question. Morgan, a local investor is trying to put life back into the town and its real estate but not without a cost to the community. Sunny, eventually arrives, finding out not only has her mother already died, but also she has been named Cotton's legal guardian as appointed by their mother's will. Unconfident and doubtful at first, Sunny decides to shut out her previous ambitions of glitz and glamour to invest in a relationship she could have with her sister. As Sunny learns more about the strength within herself, she takes notice of Butch's selflessness and will to care for Cotton. Sunny and Butch ultimately see each other for who they are and find themselves in a position to save the economically ravaged town, while filling the void of both their pasts to bear.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

5:30pm

A Different Kind of Love
THE GIFT
15 minutes
Australia
Synopsis: Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday.
We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares for the gift to arrive.
Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds?
Either way... The Gift is on her way.

Director: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey
Cast:  Anne Tenney (The Castle, 1997)
Mark Lee (Gallipoli, 1981)
Hannah Marshall
Ben Mingay
Harry Greenwood

WATCH TRAILER HERE


EXILES 
22 minutes
USA
Synopsis: Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood stained past, the two lovers set out to build their new life together. But as the days pass in the hostile landscape of an endless desert they realize just how little they truly know about each other. And the banishment that was their new beginning, tears their world apart.

Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Cast: Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Shane Coffey

WATCH TRAILER HERE


BOOP BEEP
5 minutes
USA
Synopsis: Boop Beep' is a handcrafted a love story about a lonely little robot who tries to win the love of the girlbot next door. It’s a homemade film which attempts to eschew perfection in favor of the beauty of happy mistakes. At it’s very full cardboard heart, this film is about childhood wonder and how simple things can be magical.

Director: Murphy Gilson
Cast: Randy McDowell (Justified, Paranormal Activity)
Teigh McDonough Gilson (Gilmore Girls)


MISTER FORGETTABLE
17 minutes
Canada
Synopsis: Mister Forgettable is a stylish romantic blend of fairy tale and film noir. It is the story of a man who cannot be remembered, desperately trying to regain what he has lost and make the woman he loves remember him, all before the clock strikes midnight.
Originally intended as a concept piece for a larger narrative story, writer & director Andrew de Villiers saw Mister Forgettable as a commentary on regret and forgotten love, and wanted to give audiences a love story with more mature characters who could really showcase the complexities of a life lived and opportunities missed. 

Director: Andrew de Villiers
Cast: Peter Hall, Hilary Strang, Michael Bean, Arpad Balogh, Kirt Purdy, Matthew Thiessen & Dale Gillespie


STATION MASTER
21 minutes
United Kingdom
Synopsis: A lonely Station Master at a remote, rural outpost encounters a woman stranded overnight at his station, and after some hesitation, invites her to spend the night in the warmth of his humble home. This unexpected encounter reawakens the Station Master's enthusiasm for life as the two talk long into the night, but in the morning, when her train arrives, will she leave along with his heart?

Director: Jon Olav Stokke
Cast:Shane Attwooll
Nadia Cameron-Blakey
Benjamin Noble

 


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

Fallacy
Lured by quick money, David Jansen a loving but troubled family man and aspiring star lawyer lives a dangerous double life as an high-class escort. On the job he meets Minister of the Environment Camille Bleibner deciding to blackmail her with incriminating intel. Little did he know that energy tycoon Patrick Jahns made it possible for her to work in the upper political echelons of the federal parliament. He therefore protects her from any dangers. A cat-and-mouse game starts between Jansen and Jahns, with the only purpose of destroying the opponent and thus keeping one’s own dark secrets from discovery.

WORLD PREMIER

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

A Stranger in a Stranger Land
BYRON'S THEME
11 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: BYRON’S THEME tells the story of Nick, an introvert who lives his life inside a padded comfort zone. When he accidentally loses a tooth and confuses his girlfriend for her twin sister Nick finds himself stranded and on an existential journey. He is forced to confront who he is as a man, learning his most important lesson from his golden retriever, Byron.
Director: Bennett Barbakow
Cast: Michael Grant Terry (BONES), Allison Paige, Mario Z. Alvarez, Byron the Dog and Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite).


FORT APACHE
15 minutes
USA

Synopsis: In 1940s America, a precocious young boy struggles to escape small town life. On the eve of his eleventh birthday he must choose between leaving home or following his brother down a path of violence and destruction in this coming of age story.
Director: Addison Mehr
Cast: Hale Lytle (Henley)
Josh Salatin (Deep Powder)
Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher)

BRIGHTWOOD
18 minutes
USA

Synopsis: When Sparrow finds baby mice in her sock drawer her need to find a home and family is revealed as she faces a challenge greater than any child should.
Director: L. Gabriel Gonda
Cast: Lauren-Brooks Wilson, Jonah Beres, Stefan Hajek and Sam Motely.


A TRIBAL L COMMUNITY
4 minutes
USA

Synopsis: What happens if a subway train broke down? And no one came to rescue the passengers?
Director: Tom Dean
Cast: Nikki Greco


STRING
22 minutes
USA

Synopsis: “String” is a story about a magical puppet, and its relationship with a little girl.
The story follows Ferina the puppet, and its journey in the human world. Ferina encounters Lily, a poor little girl who has been abused by her monstrous father. From Lily’s life, Ferina experiences all kinds of human emotions, and finally realizes that freedom is not about cutting strings, but instead about offering and trusting them to someone for which you love and care.
Director: Lei Taov
Cast: Lead:
Myrsadyse PangBurn
Ed Zajac
Circus- Szalewski
Adrian Rose Leonard
Sunny Alison
KristyLynn Effie
Adam Friedman
Mikey Effie
Kalin Brannan
Jordan Brannan
Zachary Cole
Sheila Rhea
Justin Wells



 

Friday October 4, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

6:00pm

Push the Limits
SOLIDARITY 
21 minutes 
USA

Two undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles, dealing with loss, unknowingly connect through collective action. 
Director: Dustin Brown 
Cast: "Elpidia Carrillo (Predator, Salvador, Bread and Roses)
Mantas Valantiejus
Daniel Mora
Lono Woodley
Alexander Toledo
John Minch
WATCH TRAILER HERE


COLD WARRIOR 
19 Minutes 
United Kingdom

Synopsis: A young gymnast questions her dreams of championship glory when she discovers she is part of a shady government doping programme for her to win at any cost.  Romania 1980. It is the run-up to the Moscow Games. 14 year old Romanian gymnast Ana, trains hard with her trusted coach, Teodor. They want nothing more than a taste of success at the impending championship. But in the highly competitive world of gymnastics, the 'spirit of fair play' is soon overwhelmed by the State's desire to win.
Director: Emily Greenwood
Cast: Emily Greenwood "Eloise Littell
Laurence Mitchell
Wolf Kahler
Phil Smeeton
Rob Williams
WATCH TRAILER HERE


TICKET TO HELL 
15 minutes
USA

An intense journey through one kid's personal struggle, as the 17 year old son of a dying woman fights to manage his mother's pain as well as their ever crumbling home environment all by himself.
Director: Enrico Natale
Cast: Ronnie Connell (Red State, Kickin'It) 
Stephanie Jones (Good Job, Thanks!)
Eric Scott Woods (The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race, Jonah Hex) 
Bree Pavey (Gossip Boy)
Bill Zasadil (The Scenesters)



IMPRESS
15 minutes
Canada

IMPRESS follows the story of Allan Simke, a commercial account analyst who, as a result of not accepting who he is, takes increasingly drastic measures to impress those around him.
Director: Ranj Gill
Cast: Adam Boys
Jen Viens
Joel Montgrand
Simke Tom Cowles

MOTIVE
13 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A young out-of-towner rolls into Washington Heights, NYC well past midnight. He is with the beautiful lady he lucked into earlier that evening. With the promise of a hot night a little bag of blow seemed a small price to pay. In the wrong neighborhood at just the wrong time, poor Pete is swept into a 'drug deal gone bust' as he scrambles to survive the the following moments his mind is screaming with regret.  Its amazing what we will put at risk for the promise of a long hot night in NYC. 
Director: Rick Carmona 
Cast: James Wirt
Diana Bologna
Will Jimenez
Theodore Harris
Dave Betances
Jonathan Castro


Friday October 4, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

6:30pm

Alekesam
Q&A with Jason Bergh & Sal Masekela, moderated by Ben Lyons, of Extra & ESPNSal Masekela, action sports television host (Red Bull Signature Series, ESPN  X Games) returns home to San Diego with his film Alekesam. Sal is the face and voice of Action Sports, and an actor and singer. He’s also the son of the famous South African jazz musician, Hugh Masekela, who was exiled from his family and native South Africa for more than 30 years as a direct result of apartheid. Undaunted, he would find musical success in late ‘60s America. Alekesam explores the story of a father exiled from his country, a son exiled from his father, and their mutual attempt to connect to the world, and each other through music.

Friday October 4, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:30pm

Inclusion Network
ACT Today! and Cox Communications present Inclusion Network  Inclusion Network: On the first day of film camp, 50 military children with autism and their siblings are given the assignment of writing and producing 3 short films, 3 commercials and 3 news reports. With less then 50 hours to complete the tasks, this group has to create a block of time for the new Inclusion Network.

Friday October 4, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Autumn Blood
High in the Mountains, a widowed mother dies, leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being split up they keep their mother’s death a secret. They survive together until the Mayor’s son and his friends brutally destroy their innocence when they assault and rape the girl. A social worker from a distant city arrives to investigate, but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive.

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:00pm

This Thing with Sarah
When a down and out writer is dumped by his long time girlfriend, he befriends a woman to help him get over his ex.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:00pm

Winter in the Blood
True to the tough, lyrical, magical spirit of James Welch’s classic novel of Native American life, this hauntingly beautiful movie follows a young Blackfoot Indian’s alcohol-fueled search for his wife, his rifle, his identity—and salvation.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Friday October 4, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Unexpected Comedy
GLAZED AND CONFUSED
5 minutes
USA 

Synopsis: When a masked burglar shows up while Clark is working the late night shift at a donut shop alone, he complies with the thief’s demands, until he spots something familiar about the man with the gun in front of him. 
Director: Trevor Stevens
Cast: Heston Horwin
Jordan Mosley 


DOUBLE OR NOTHING
10 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. When a homeless man approaches them on the street, Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute.
Director: Nathaniel Krause
Cast: Adam Brody, Louisa Krause, Keith David
WATCH TRAILER HERE


DOG BYTES 
8 minutes
USA

Synopsis: It's Sunday in America's Heartland when Alice arrives to cook an unforgettable breakfast for Daddy and his wife. Daddy likes his eggs with tomatoes, lots of hot sauce and no shells so Alice makes them just the way he likes them - or not.
Director: Melissa Martin
Cast: Tammy Tsai
Adrienne Wehr
John Gresh


L'APPUNTAMENTO
10 minutes
Italy 

Synopsis: Our short film talks about incommunicability between sexs.
Two thirty year old friends invite two girls out for dinner letting them decide where to eat and obviously offering for it. They end up dining at a very expensive vegetarian restaurant but the two play "gentleman" hoping to hit on the girls. Infact amazed by their kindness decide they would love to go out with them on a second date. At the end of the evening though, something goes wrong.
Director: Gianpiero Alicchio
Cast: Camilla Bianchini, Manuel Ricco, Stella Saccà, Gianpiero Alicchio
WATCH TRAILER HERE


SOUR MILK
8 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Sour Milk is a short dark comedy about unrequited love and its unpredictable consequences. Terrance Newmann (20's), a meek 'stay-at-home' boyfriend and model builder, plots to murder and disgrace his girlfriend after discovering she is sleeping with their neighbor. Although it seems like Terrance's elaborate scheme is going to execute flawlessly, in a 'Scooby Doo' chain of misfortunate events, Terrance's machinachians derail and he must fight to make sure his girlfriend never finds out.
Director: Tanner Boyajian
Cast: Drew Stauffer, Brennan Kelleher, Maxie Solters


THE TEST 
12 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A couple at a crossroads in their relationship faces the ultimate test.
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Lauren Bowles (TRUE BLOOD, HALL PASS)
Patrick Fischler (MAD MEN, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, CALIFORNICATION)


EFIMERA 
18 minutes
Spain 

Synopsis: Alicia dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
In the cozy windmill where she lives with her grandmother, she waits for the moment to go to the long-awaited audition. But out there, the world is not as idillic as she thinks...
Director: Diego Modino
Cast: Paula Peñalver, Asunción Balaguer, Jorge Bosch, Carles Moreu, Salvador Palomino, Zaza Mikeladze, Jorge Peñalver
WATCH TRAILER HERE
 

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:30pm

Mind Games
IRIS
6 minutes
USA

In the near future, when status has become more important than ever before,
a woman with a fake identity must decide how far she's willing to go to move
up the social ladder.
Director: Justin S. Lee
Cast: Claudia Graf
Carl Ingemarsson
Max Middleton


IMAGINE

30 minutes
USA

A physiological drama about paramedic John Morris, (Scott Wolf, Party of five, GO, V) who has been
living under a cloud of guilt after he was unable to save his daughter’s life from drowning. Through the consumption of charged-water, water that has been influenced by specific thoughts or energy, an experiment held by Dr. Arlen, John begins to revisit his daughter through past memories in an dreamlike world. Through this healing process, memories that were once filled with the weight of guilt begin to speak truth. With such a change, John becomes convinced that he has the ability to change past events and make everything the way it used to be.
Director: Jonathan Steven Green & Jahanara Saleh
Cast: Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Go)
Melissa Deppe Fischer
Tom Amandes (Long Kiss Goodnight, Broken down Palace, Everwood)
Danya Craner
Eric Mcgraw


ROARING CAMP 
28 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A few years following the Gold Rush, two elderly hired gunmen take up temporary residence in an abandoned miner’s cabin, where they patiently await word of their next victim. Boredom sets in and strange things begin to happen. Enter an oddly eccentric stranger claiming ownership of the camp. His presence puts the two killers on edge, unconvinced the visitor is their intended target. The stranger does indeed misrepresent himself, but why? Who is he really? And what is his purpose for being there?
Director: Jon Zuber
Cast: Anthony Miratti
Rich Hoag
Michael Richardson
Ann Dusenberry


GUN
17 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Aterrifying break-in prompts Roy to buy a handgun to protect his family, but the power he feels carrying the weapon leads down a path that may have tragic consequences.
Director: Spencer GillisGabe Fazio (The Place Beyond the Pines)
Cast: Eleanor Hutchins (Half-Nelson, The Unlovables)
Ashley Morgan Bloom
Chris Lazzaro
Drew Hale
Cameron McIntosh
Harvey Kaufman


RED VELVET
17 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Two former classmates come together for the first time five years after a crime which scandalized the college they attended, and each is carrying secrets from that long-ago incident that could change both of their lives unalterably.
Director: Aude Cuenod
Cast: Robyn Rikoon (Cold Weather), Christina Brucato (Welcome To The Doll House), Bill Prouty


Side Effected
7 minutes
USA

Synopsis: An urgent meeting between the boss of a pharmaceutical company and one of his upstart young employees is called in order to discuss a troubling rumor about a groundbreaking new drug.
Director: Lev Pakman
Cast: Randall Holden
Evan Jones


Friday October 4, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:30pm

Lost on Purpose / Short: Pura Vida
Fueled by gin and pure determination, Elizabeth James struggles to keep her dairy farm from being swallowed up by the region’s domineering co-op. To help with the workload, she’s hired five renegade ranch hands. Together they fight for love, pride, family, and their vanishing way of life.


PURA VIDA
12 minutes
USA

For several years, filmmaker Chris Shimojima had a recurring dream about a woman wearing a mask. The story was always the same, and he would always wake up before it ended. He became so obsessed with having an ending that he traveled to Costa Rica with two actors and filmed one. He has not had the dream since.
Director: Chris Shimojima
Cast: David Melissaratos, Anita Anthonj
Music: Barbara De Biasi  


Friday October 4, 2013 8:30pm - 10:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:30pm

Two Jacks

Friday October 4, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

9:00pm

Almost Famous Party
The Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse is a burlesque themed nightclub in San Diego'sGaslamp, featuring top DJs, live music, and performances by the San Diego Dolls .

Friday October 4, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Doll House 432 F Street, San Diego CA92101
 
Saturday, October 5
 

9:00am

Filmmaker Brunch
TBA

Saturday October 5, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am

11:30am

Panel C - Young Actors Panel
TBA! 

Saturday October 5, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

12:00pm

Downtown VIP Lounge
Location: Keating Hotel. Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Keating Hotel 432 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

12:00pm

La Jolla VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Seasons 52 4505 La Jolla Village Dr. C1 San Diego, CA

12:30pm

Antarctica: A Year on Ice
A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, while enduring months of unending darkness, in the coldest place on Earth.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm

48 Hour Film Festival
10%
7 minutes
USA

Craig, a young man gifted with telekinesis powers, learns that his life energy is slowly being drained every time he uses them to save people. Now he must decide how he should use his last ounce of life energy, whether for himself or for someone in need.


A Man Called McClane
8 minutes
USA

He was a Texas Ranger on a mission of vengeance. She was a woman losing her grip on reality. Together, they cleaned up the streets. Together, they were unstoppable.


Chirp Chirp Buzz Buzz

Deranged

Effective Weapon
8 minutes
USA

Americans in Russia meet with Russian arms dealers and things go terribly wrong!


Guns and Hoses

Inmate 14658
8 minutes
USA

An Interpreter and an Inmate connect in an unexpected way.


Love Language

Pushover

Thin Places

Writer's Block

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

For Shorts and Giggles
AMERICA 101 
10 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: One man's life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.
Driector:Richard Speight, Jr.
Cast: Rick Gomez ("Band of Brothers", "Justified", "Stand Up Guys", "What About Brian?")
Amy Gumenick ("Supernatural")
Jim Hanna
Jayden Lund
Eliot Gomez
Audrey Matos
Dustin Spense
Jenifer Gomez
Max Costello
Atiyeh Hess
Emilia Peters
Frank Speight


SUMO ROLL 
4 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: A sushi chef prepares for his day but is interrupted by an unexpected customer.
Director: Jay Kim
Cast: Justin Chon (21 and Over, Twilight)
Jay Kim.


ALTERNATE SIDES
10 minutes
USA

The frustration of finding a great parking spot and the injustice of having to move is what six characters confront while following alternate side parking rules in Manhattan’s East Village.
Director: Olenka Denysenko
Screenwriters: Olenka Denysenko, Jessica Pohly
Cast: Gerry Bamman (Home Alone, Lorenzo's Oil, The Secret of My Success)
Jessica Pohly
Andrew Langton
Michael Anthony
Felipe Bonilla
Brian D. Coats
Nana Mensah


Estefan
7 minutes
USA
AStudent Film Estefan is a production of the Brigham Young University Center for Animation.
It is the story of Estefan, the world’s greatest hair dresser. His latest client brings with her a unique challenge, but Estefan has never failed a client yet. With each unsuccessful attempt Estefan’s frustration grows. On the brink of complete failure, Estefan needs a miracle.
Direcotr: Jeff Call


The Sidekick
27 minutes
USA

Synopsis: In a world populated by fairly unremarkable superheroes and supervillains, Max McCabe has thrived for years as right hand man to legendary superhero Captain Wonder - carrying his boss’s golden lasso and yelling, “Look out!” and “Here, catch!” But when Max begins to grow lazy and indifferent, he is unceremoniously fired - quickly discovering that society has little demand for an ex-professional buddy. Ultimately, Max will find new life through the eyes of an school teacher who helps him discover that maybe is a place for him in the real world after all...Michael J Weithorn
Director: Rob Benedict (Waiting)
Cast: Ron Livingston (Office Space), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Josh Meyers (Behind The Candelabra), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Sam McMurray (Raising Arizona), Fred Stoller (The Change-up), Laura Silverman (Dr. Katz), Richard Speight Jr (Supernatural)


HELL NO
34 minutes
USA

Synopsis: HELL NO is a short movie trailer that explores what would happen in horror movies if smart characters made good decisions. Spoiler alert: everyone lives.
Director: Joe Nicolosi
Cast: Jessie Tilton, Sam Davis, Alex Dobrenko, Ashley Spillers, Sam Eidson, Katie Folger, Sam Van Metre, Deke Garner, Jason Newman, Aimee Thomas, Zack Carlson, Bryan Connolly, Thomas Fernandes, Mike Gassaway, David Hess


HONK IF YOU'RE HORNY  
11 minutes
New Zealand

Synopsis: An enigmatic young musician becomes the captive audience for a crusty old cab driver's hilarious dirty story on the taxi ride from hell! 
Director: Joe Lonie
Cast:  Andy Anderson, Paul Fagamalo, Luna Rioumina, Rhyien Sharp


Saturday October 5, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

Gold Star Children
Gold Star Children is a documentary about child survivors of war casualties, written and directed by Mitty Griffis Mirrer, a gold star child herself. The film is told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, who lost her father in the Iraq war, and the adult-children survivors of the Vietnam War. Gold star children who lost parents serving in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq work together to ensure that all child survivors know they are not alone. The film opens a window on a unique part of the American story – one that has been tragically overlooked, and is happening now.

Please follow us on twitter at goldstarchildren@gstarchildren

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Saturday October 5, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

1:30pm

Unexpected Comedy
GLAZED AND CONFUSED
5 minutes
USA 

Synopsis: When a masked burglar shows up while Clark is working the late night shift at a donut shop alone, he complies with the thief’s demands, until he spots something familiar about the man with the gun in front of him. 
Director: Trevor Stevens
Cast: Heston Horwin
Jordan Mosley 


DOUBLE OR NOTHING 
10 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. When a homeless man approaches them on the street, Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute.
Director: Nathaniel Krause
Cast: Adam Brody, Louisa Krause, Keith David
WATCH TRAILER HERE


DOG BYTES 
8 minutes
USA

Synopsis: It's Sunday in America's Heartland when Alice arrives to cook an unforgettable breakfast for Daddy and his wife. Daddy likes his eggs with tomatoes, lots of hot sauce and no shells so Alice makes them just the way he likes them - or not.
Director: Melissa Martin
Cast: Tammy Tsai
Adrienne Wehr 
John Gresh


L'APPUNTAMENTO
10 minutes
Italy 

Synopsis: Our short film talks about incommunicability between sexs.
Two thirty year old friends invite two girls out for dinner letting them decide where to eat and obviously offering for it. They end up dining at a very expensive vegetarian restaurant but the two play "gentleman" hoping to hit on the girls. Infact amazed by their kindness decide they would love to go out with them on a second date. At the end of the evening though, something goes wrong.
Director: Gianpiero Alicchio
Cast: Camilla Bianchini, Manuel Ricco, Stella Saccà, Gianpiero Alicchio
WATCH TRAILER HERE


SOUR MILK
8 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Sour Milk is a short dark comedy about unrequited love and its unpredictable consequences. Terrance Newmann (20's), a meek 'stay-at-home' boyfriend and model builder, plots to murder and disgrace his girlfriend after discovering she is sleeping with their neighbor. Although it seems like Terrance's elaborate scheme is going to execute flawlessly, in a 'Scooby Doo' chain of misfortunate events, Terrance's machinachians derail and he must fight to make sure his girlfriend never finds out.
Director: Tanner Boyajian
Cast: Drew Stauffer, Brennan Kelleher, Maxie Solters


THE TEST 
12 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A couple at a crossroads in their relationship faces the ultimate test.
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Cast: Lauren Bowles (TRUE BLOOD, HALL PASS)
Patrick Fischler (MAD MEN, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, CALIFORNICATION)


EFIMERA 
18 minutes
Spain 

Synopsis: Alicia dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.
In the cozy windmill where she lives with her grandmother, she waits for the moment to go to the long-awaited audition. But out there, the world is not as idillic as she thinks...
Director: Diego Modino
Cast: Paula Peñalver, Asunción Balaguer, Jorge Bosch, Carles Moreu, Salvador Palomino, Zaza Mikeladze, Jorge Peñalver
WATCH TRAILER HERE


Saturday October 5, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

1:30pm

Panel D: ASCAP Panel
ASCAP presents: The Art & Craft of Film Music
SATURDAY, OCT 5  1:30PM

VIN DE SYRAH

Composers from the festival’s films will be interviewed about their experiences by Hollywood music supervisor Jason Kramer from KCRW who will be our moderator. The panel will discuss the art and business of film music and how it provides the emotional fiber for cinematic storytelling.
Jennifer Harmon, ASCAP Film & Television/New Media Department will be in attendance. Brought to you by ASCAP, the world’s leading Performing Rights Organization.

Saturday October 5, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

2:00pm

This Thing with Sarah
When a down and out writer is dumped by his long time girlfriend, he befriends a woman to help him get over his ex.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 

Saturday October 5, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

2:00pm

Clinic of Love (La clinique de l'amour!)
John - conscientious and romantic - and Michael - thoughtless and unfaithful - are surgeons at their father’s private hospital. John felt madly in love with Priscilla, a wonderful nurse. But he is betrayed by Michael who decides to marry her. Shattered by his loss, John moves to Canada. But Michael’s new project to dedicate the clinic to plastic surgery leads them to bankruptcy, forcing John to come back in the hope of saving the clinic...
Director: Artus De Penguern
Writers: Artus de Penguern, Gabor Rassov, Jérôme L'Hotsky
Cast: Bruno Salomone, Helena Noguerra, Artus de Penguern, Natacha Lindinger

Saturday October 5, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

2:30pm

HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE
Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White is the story of Douglas White, an 89 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White’s “actual innocence” and brought the case back to federal court.  Holy Man offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice that Native Americans face in the criminal justice system.
"Holy Man is narrated by Martin Sheen and features Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Russell Means, Arvol Looking Horse, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, Leonard Crow Dog, and many other Lakota elders and leaders."

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

2:30pm

Chez Upshaw
An endlessly bickering but truly devoted and quirky couple run a B&B that's about to sink when along comes the opportunity of a lifetime... they turn it into a 'check in, don't check out' last resort for assisted suicides. Directed by Bruce Mason. Cast: Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollak, George Coe, Greg Grunberg, Molly Sims. 90 min. Feature/ Comedy/ Drama. USA.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

3:00pm

Least Among Saints
Writer, director and actor Martin Papazian’s debut film LEAST AMONG SAINTS movingly illustrates a man’s hard-fought road towards reconciling with his better self. Coming home to a broken marriage and uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) thinks he’s at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony can’t seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy’s embattled social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool’s quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist. Yet in the midst of this new mission – the first that seems to matter since his return -- Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection. As the film builds to an emotional climax, Papazian finds both the gravity and the grace in ordinary, flawed characters pushed to extraordinary acts of compassion and decency.

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm

Global Issues
NO STRANGERS
28 minutes
USA

“No Strangers” celebrates the wonder of world culture and reveals the plight of indigenous people through the images and commentary of acclaimed photographers, anthropologists and ethnographers. The film examines antiquated notions of the so-called “other,” encouraging viewers to consider all traditions, languages and people in a new, enlightened context. The role of photography is highlighted as a valuable tool in bringing attention to cultures in remote, and often forgotten, areas of our planet.
Director: Steven Kochones
Cast:  Wade Davis
Carol Beckwith
Angela Fisher
Chris Johns
Lynn Johnson
Steve McCurry
Randy Olsen
Chris Rainier
Hamid Sardar-Afkhani


NOT ANYMORE- A STORY OF REVOLUTION 
15 minutes
USA 

Synopsis: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a documentary film that tells the story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Cast:  Nour Kelze
Omar Hattab aka Mowya


SHE COMES IN SPRING
16 minutes
USA and Kosovo

Synopsis: A mysterious young woman visits a middle-aged father in
a Serbian village, compelling him to uncover a dark secret
buried in his wartime past.
Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Cast:  Zoran Radanovich
Rebecca Rivera
Maria Bobeva
Heidi Myrick
Hannah Stock
Zoran Danilovich


KOLONA 
22 minutes
Kosovo 

Synopsis: War.Kosovo 1999. Adem finds himself in situation that he has to choose: to save his son or his brother's son.
Director: Ujkan Hysaj
Cast:  Sunaj Raça
Vlado Jovanovski
Arbnesha Grabovci-Nixha
Irena Cahani

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Panel E - CRITICS PANEL
MEET THE MOVIE CRITICS JEFFREY LYONS & BEN LYONS
SATURDAY, OCT 5  3:30PM VIN DE SYRAH

An intergenerational give-and-take between America’s only father-son movie critics. Are movie critics still relevant? How has social media and sites like “Rotten Tomatoes” changed the equation? How do you write a cogent 2:00 TV review of a film which took years to make?
Jeffrey Lyons, has been a movie critic for 43 years and has reviewed nearly 15,000 films at nearly every network including NBC, PBS, ABC, Tribune, Lifetime, co-hosted three national movie review shows and currently
hosts “LYONS DEN RADIO”. 
He’ll debate his son Ben Lyons, currently a correspondent on “EXTRA” and an ESPN LA radio co-host and formerly E!’s movie critic and a “GMA” contributor.  

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Fashion Track
MOVING
5 minutes

Letting go of a failing relationship, a young woman must
wend her own way as if moving through sandy deserts and
vast tundras, finding solace in the company of her friends and
the elements of nature. Fashions by Jenni Kayne.


STEAM 1886
5 minutes

Portraying strong gun-slinging women, and rough grizzly
men, the directors brought the decadent nature of futuristic
19th Century steam culture to life using the various hats and
gadgets that were inspired by steam-powered machinery in
the industrialized Western civilization. Fashions by The Little
Hattery.


LOVERS GAME
4 minutes
USA

This film which was created by more than 50 people in 5
months and illustrates a chess game where each opponents
move is interpreted through fashion and dance. Fashions by
Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Peter Phan Label,
and more.
Directors: Miguel Gauthier, Viktorija Pashuta
Cast: James Arnett, Edward Winters


CHIMERA
4 minutes

Six prodigious women, each representing a different part of
Andalucia, celebrate Semana Santa, the week of Easter, in
Spain with a sacred banquet, band processions, and horses,
all of which are part of the religious holiday. Fashion by
Beatriz Penalver


MIA
1 minute

Master makeup artist Einat Dan teamed up with Aviv Kosloff
to create Mia, an exploration of color and light and a journey
into the beauty of the human face that brings makeup and
body painting to life with a combination of movement and
action.


URBAN HIPPIE
2 minutes
Switzerland

Urban Hippie depicts a young girl's journey to the realms of
her deepest imagination where the viewer experiences her
loneliness, her desire for freedom, and her longing for light.
When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by
the anticipation of his love.
Director: Damien Krisl
Stars: Anja Leuenberger, Leander Leuenberger


LILITH
8 minutes

A modern figure and symbol of feminine freedom, security
and sensuality, this film explores the dark twisted nature of
Adam's first wife, Lilith, using dance and music as the two
main elements to tell the biblical story. Fashion by Gareth
Pugh and Rick Owens


PASOS DE SIRENA
9 minutes

Pasos de Sirena is the tale of a girl who stumbles across a
suitcase washed ashore. Through its content she relives the
story of a sailor who sacrificed his life to unravel the myth of
the mermaid and wonders about the love story between the
two people who had never met. Fashions by Diana Carolina
Tami


THE REINVENTION
3 minutes

What is style? Jakob Daschek, a director who is passionate
about pushing design beyond its traditional limits and
constantly challenging the way people interact with brands,
aims to answer this question with the tale of a man who puts
everything on the line. Fashion by Mr. Porter.


ROSHAMBO
4 minutes
USA

Starring actor Christopher Abbott of the hit show ‘Girls,’
alongside model/actress Sheila Marquez, "Roshambo"
recounts the love story of a touring band member and his
bohemian beaut who unexpectedly reunite on a Brooklyn
street and share a short time together in the city’s boroughs.
Fashions by Free People.
Directors: Guy Aroch, Jonathan Doe
Stars: Christopher Abbott, Sheila Márquez

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

3:30pm

Ride with Larry
"Ride with Larry" puts a human face on the day-to-day fight against Parkinson's through the story of Larry Smith, a retired police captain, now beloved small-town baker. After twenty years with Parkinson's, Larry attempts to ride 300 miles across his state of South Dakota with the support of his family and community to show the power of keeping your body active and mind positive, proving that the best cure is living life to its fullest. The film follows Larry as attempts to push his limits and expand the boundary of possibilities for those with Parkinson's. Weaved amongst his journey is an intimate portrait of Parkinson's, illuminating the day-to-day fight of those diagnosed, their families, and caretakers. It is a film for all those stigmatized or mired in the darkness of illnesses without cures. Larry and his wife Betty refuse to be defined by this diagnosis, proving that sometimes the best cure is living life to its fullest.

Saturday October 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:15pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

3:30pm

Blood Brother
Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn't know it, but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

Native American Shorts Track
DERBY KINGS
12 minutes

Synopsis: Derby Kings follows Jim Sundell (Tatanka Means) as he struggles to make sure his younger brother Ace (Jerry Wolf) appears at an impending trial. Ace, a demolition derby diehard, has other plans. With the local demolition derby looming, Ace makes a bold move that forces Jim to step far outside of his comfort zone.
Director: Valerie Bischoff
Cast: Tatanka Means (Tiger Eyes 2012)
Jerry Wolf (Four Winds 2013)
WATCH TRAILERS HERE 


RUNNING DEER
15 minutes

A high school cross country star growing up in a Native American community faces a barrage of personal struggles the day before the most important race of his life
Director Brent Ryan Green and Writer Jeff Goldberg will be there during the screening as they begin production on their new feature.
Director: Brent Ryan Green
Writer: Jeff Goldberg
Cast: Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga)
Jon Proudstar
Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World 2005)


FOUR WINDS
34 minutes

Synopsis: A Native American serves in the American Civil War, becomes a physical, emotional and spiritual casualty of the conflict. Discharged from an army hospital, he drags himself west. With help from an Old Man, returns to find his former commanding officer responsible for the extermination of his tribe.
Director: Nick Brokaw
Producers: Nick Brokaw, Kelvin Crumplin, Jacob Murray and Jerry Wolf
Cast: Jerry Wolf
A Martinez
Ken Lyle

WATCH TRAILER HERE


TAKERS
9 minutes 


Saturday October 5, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

4:30pm

Bending Colours / Short: Ricky Whitlock
SHORT:
RICKY WHITLOCK:L-1, T-12
Synopsis: On January 25, 2012, Ricky Whitlock paddled out at the famed Banzai Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore before dawn. His second wave broke on top of him and slamming him into the sharp, shallow, coral reef, breaking two vertebra in his back. Some doctors said he would never surf again. His determination and focus led him to surfing 40' just seven months after his accident.
Director: Timothy Ryan
Cast: Ricky Whitlock
Taylor Knox
Josh Kerr
Patty Whitlock
Dr. Flores
Paul Hiniker
Chris Cote
Sal Masekela
WATCH TRAILER HERE


BENDING COLOURS 

Bending Colours tells the compelling story of Jordy Smith, one of surfing's most interesting characters. Following his yearlong journey from teenage prodigy to the superhighway of performance surfing, the film gains unprecedented access to Smith's personal and professional life that is as dazzling as the ocean in which he surfs. Through the use of state of the art camera equipment and original direction, Bending Colours blends action with art house aesthetic. The film offers birds eye views of Cape Town's shoreline, put the viewer board side of mind boggling surfing maneuvers and shows the beauty and rigors of a life lived by some of the best breaks in the world. Bending Colours is the portrayal of a surfer who knows no boundaries and is a man who is leading surfing's new vanguard.
WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

4:30pm

Fading West / Short: Inspired: Andy Powers
SHORT:
INSPIRED: ANDY POWERS



FADING WEST
When Switchfoot began seeking inspiration for their new studio album, members Jon and Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley found it on the road and in the waves. Challenging themselves to push the boundaries of their songwriting, they embarked on a journey with Rob Machado and Tom Curren to surf, create music and capture the story on film. Part travelogue, part surf documentary, and part behind- the-scenes look at the making of their upcoming album, Fading West chronicles the physical and emotional journey of Switchfoot as well as their unshakable brotherly bond.

WATCH TRAILERS HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5:00pm

Of Kites and Borders
Of Kites and Borders tells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US-Mexico border through the eyes of four children in Tijuana. Eddie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the U.S. while promising himself that he will never get worn-out in a factory. Carmela is a nine-year old who works in the city’s dumps yet at sunset dreams of a better life while watching the kites that fly over her slum. And brothers Adrián and Fernando perform wrestling matches in the street while dreaming of traveling the world as famous Mexican luchadores.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

5:30pm

Brahmin Bulls
When Ashok makes a surprise visit to Los Angeles to visit his estranged son, the two begin a journey to mend their strained relationship until Sid discovers that his father has actually come in search of an old flame.  Starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen, Justin Bartha, and Academy Award nominated Michael Lerner, BRAHMIN BULLS is a heartfelt and humorous exploration of the ever-evolving relationship between a father and son, the women in their lives, and the powerful secrets they keep.

Saturday October 5, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

A Different Kind of Love
THE GIFT
15 minutes 
Australia 
Synopsis: Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday.
We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares for the gift to arrive. 
Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds?
Either way... The Gift is on her way.

Director: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey
Cast:  Anne Tenney (The Castle, 1997)
Mark Lee (Gallipoli, 1981)
Hannah Marshall
Ben Mingay
Harry Greenwood

WATCH TRAILER HERE


EXILES 
22 minutes
USA
Synopsis: Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood stained past, the two lovers set out to build their new life together. But as the days pass in the hostile landscape of an endless desert they realize just how little they truly know about each other. And the banishment that was their new beginning, tears their world apart.

Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Cast: Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Shane Coffey

WATCH TRAILER HERE


BOOP BEEP 
5 minutes
USA
Synopsis: Boop Beep' is a handcrafted a love story about a lonely little robot who tries to win the love of the girlbot next door. It’s a homemade film which attempts to eschew perfection in favor of the beauty of happy mistakes. At it’s very full cardboard heart, this film is about childhood wonder and how simple things can be magical.

Director: Murphy Gilson
Cast: Randy McDowell (Justified, Paranormal Activity)
Teigh McDonough Gilson (Gilmore Girls)


MISTER FORGETTABLE
17 minutes
Canada
Synopsis: Mister Forgettable is a stylish romantic blend of fairy tale and film noir. It is the story of a man who cannot be remembered, desperately trying to regain what he has lost and make the woman he loves remember him, all before the clock strikes midnight.
Originally intended as a concept piece for a larger narrative story, writer & director Andrew de Villiers saw Mister Forgettable as a commentary on regret and forgotten love, and wanted to give audiences a love story with more mature characters who could really showcase the complexities of a life lived and opportunities missed. 

Director: Andrew de Villiers
Cast: Peter Hall, Hilary Strang, Michael Bean, Arpad Balogh, Kirt Purdy, Matthew Thiessen & Dale Gillespie


STATION MASTER
21 minutes
United Kingdom 
Synopsis: A lonely Station Master at a remote, rural outpost encounters a woman stranded overnight at his station, and after some hesitation, invites her to spend the night in the warmth of his humble home. This unexpected encounter reawakens the Station Master's enthusiasm for life as the two talk long into the night, but in the morning, when her train arrives, will she leave along with his heart?

Director: Jon Olav Stokke
Cast:Shane Attwooll
Nadia Cameron-Blakey
Benjamin Noble

 

Saturday October 5, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

5:30pm

Back to the Beginning
Lambing Season
15 minutes
USA/Ireland

Synopsis:Lambing Season is the offbeat tale of Bridget, an American woman who travels to the Irish countryside to track down her long-lost father while posing as a stranger. When things don't go according to her convoluted plan, Bridget and her father are surprised to learn they have more in common than they imagined. On a sheep farm full of secrets, nature has its way of delivering the truth.
Director: Jeannie Donohoe
Cast: Breeda Wool - Bridget
Séamus Moran - Colin Murphy
Jamund Washington - Young Patrick
Pádraig Murray - Patrick Doyle
John Lydon - Bartender


We Keep on Dancing 
9 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: We Keep On Dancing' is a short comedy-drama about human connection expressed through the strange meeting, and the even stranger dance, shared by Danny the mechanic and Alan the lonesome gent with the rundown Beetle in The Rainbow Mechanics workshop. 
Director: Jessica Barclay Lawton
Cast: John Brumpton (The Loved Ones)
William Gluth 
Rhys Mitchell


The Swimmer 
16 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: After being bitten by a reef shark, 10 year-old Sam struggles to swim as before the attack. Harassed by a local bully, he will be forced to face his fears and defend himself for the very last time.
Director: Giovanni Basso
Cast: Tommaso Puccini
Daniel Wilkins
Adam T Perkins
Olivia Charlotte
Finleigh Dignam
Luca Wilkins


Ojala 
21 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: Ojalá is the story of a mother, Olga, and her daughter, Ana struggling to come to terms with each other. Spanning twenty years and two countries, Olga attempts to reconcile her dream of becoming a singer with the wants and needs of her young daughter. Ana struggles to find her passion while living in the shadow of her mother's unrealized dream. As both women toil to make their dreams come true, will they ever be able to see each other for who they really are?
Director: Ryan Velasquez
Cast: 1. Edy Ganem (TV: Devious Maids)
2. Marisa Quinn (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Pt.2)
3. Elizabeth Liang
4. Ingrid Oliu 
5. Natasha Perez
6. Claire Cooley
7. Sal Velez Jr.
8. Rodrigo Martinez
9. Peter Pasco
10. Karl Ramsey



Carry on Only
14 minutes
USA

Synopsis: San Diego based film A family man gets a second chance at life, but discovers that it's choices, not chances that shapes his future.
Director: Christopher Loope
Cast: Kira Anderson
Sheerah Bayless
Natalie Bialostozky
Daphne Bye
Billy Cee
Isabella Cuda
Julia Erdem
Dave Fisher
Nicole Franco
Noelle Franco
Steve Froelich
Austyn James
Brittany Konarzewski
Dylan Seaton
Lon Sierra
Chelsea Stitt
Kari Vettese
Savannah Wand
Annie Willett 


The Interviewer 
12 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: Thomas Howell gets more than he's bargained for in an interview at a prestigious law firm; an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
Director: Genevieve Clay-Smith and Robin Bryan
Cast: Chis Haywood
Gerard O'dwyer
Winston Cooper


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Brave Miss World
Brave Miss World tells the story of Linor Abargil, the victim of a violent attack and rape in Milan, Italy just before being crowned Miss World 1998.  The film follows her fight for justice and her refusal to be ashamed. From the townships of South Africa, to a university culture in the U.S. where reports of campus rape are hushed, we follow Linor's commitment to supporting others whose lives have been impacted by rape. During the film, the serial rapist comes up for parole, threatening Linor's stability.  But in her journey from teenage victim of a horrific crime, to Miss World, to empowered lawyer, the power of one individual to make a difference is triumphant.
Director: Cecilia Peck

WATCH TRAILER HERE


Saturday October 5, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

6:00pm

About Time

From filmmaker Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funderal) comes his most personal film to date, About Time.

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…  

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time.  Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend.  Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving to London, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams).  They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all.  So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart.

About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all. 


www.abouttimemovie.com

Written and Directed by: Richard Curtis
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes
Executive Producers: Richard Curtis, Liza Chasin, Amelia Granger
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie


Saturday October 5, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:00pm

Night Bright Fall Fashion Event
Night Bright Fall Fashion Event at Westfield UTC hosted by E! News personality and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic and will benefit Bright Pink. Wear Pink! Best Dressed wins a backstage Meet & Greet with Giuliana Rancic. 
Event Highlights:
• Appearance by Giuliana Rancic
• Launch of exclusive Bright Pink Book – $5 booklet to benefit Bright Pink that features discounts exclusive to Westfield UTC retailers. Valid throughout the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). 
• Premium high-energy runway fashion show
• Live performance by G.R.L
• Granting of a special wish to one breast cancer survivor through Giuliana’s Fab-U-Wish™ program
• Silent auction featuring exclusive items & experiences

Special Guests


Saturday October 5, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Palm Plaza at Westfield UTC 4545 La Jolla Village Drive

7:00pm

Robin Hood
Germany in the near future. After the collapse of the EU the country is heavily stricken. The social security systems have collapsed, a large part of the population is sinking into poverty. Alex (Ken Duken), a special investigator of the police, and his partner Sophie (Dagny Dewath) scrutinize the top manager of the DNB Bank, Rainer van Kampen (Thomas Thieme), whose speculations have ruined thousands of small investors. Despite overwhelming evidence no action is taken against him because van Kampen's political connections are too powerful. Furthermore Alex's sister is in despair because of an imminent forced eviction and she commits suicide. Alex just sees one way to stop the practices of the bank: He must become a criminal himself. Still working as a policeman he robs the branch offices of the DNB Bank together with other criminals he could win for his case, and distributes the money amongst the poor. Mercenaries of the bank are on the hunt for him, his colleague Sophie, too, is close on his heels. She does not suspect anything about Alex's double life – until he has to make the decision to reveal his true identity for his beliefs.

Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

7:00pm

The Jogger
A man goes on an evening jog only to have it turn into a race for his life when he is stalked by a psychotic killer.

WATCH TRAILER HERE




Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

7:00pm

The Republic of Two
An examination of the funny, sexy, turbulent and beautiful high-stakes game of heterosexual cohabitation. Tim wants to be a doctor. Caroline doesn't quite know what she wants. They both know their love is real, but can that love endure a town full of possibilities and temptation? With stylish realism and standout performances from newcomer Brent Bailey and British actress Janet Montgomery (Black Swan, Entourage, Our Idiot Brother, Made In Jersey), Shaun Kosta’s L.A.-set directorial debut is a sometimes-romantic and always honest conversation starter.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

7:00pm

Old Stock
After two years hiding out in his Grandfather's retirement residence, Stock Burton is forced back into his small town where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his early retirement.


Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:00pm

August: Osage County
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

8:00pm

Autumn Blood
High in the Mountains, a widowed mother dies, leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being split up they keep their mother’s death a secret. They survive together until the Mayor’s son and his friends brutally destroy their innocence when they assault and rape the girl. A social worker from a distant city arrives to investigate, but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive.


Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00pm

Twilight Zone
AUTO DRIVE
16 minute
UK

Synopsis: When Steve’s new GPS suddenly asks for help, he follows her instructions from sunny suburbia into the depths of an abandoned warehouse to a mysterious door. What lies beyond transforms Steve’s life in a test of true heroism.
Director: Rory O'Donnell
Cast: Steve - Alex Warren (Being Human, Holby City, 7 Lives, Kissing)
GPS - Denise Moreno (Manolete - Dir Menno Meyjes, starring Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody, 88 - Dir Jordi Mollá, My Life in Ruins)
Suited Man - Tom Knight (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Amazing Grace, Twenty8k, Richard II starring Kevin Spacey)
WATCH TRAILER HERE


END OF THE BEGINNING 
18 minutes
USA

Synopsis: After surviving a near apocalyptic event, SOOKIE, a cute, feisty, gun-toting 15-year-old escapes with her ailing DADDY to the open road. As the sun sets, they find shelter from the dreaded Night Creatures in an abandoned diner, where they meet the town’s only survivor, DYLAN, a shy 13-year-old.  When a night creature shows up at the door, Sookie handles it, impressing young Dylan. Overnight, Daddy's condition takes a turn for the worse. As Sookie sleeps, Dylan rises to the occasion and does the unthinkable, ultimately winning her respect. They hit the road, discovering what true friendship really is.
Director:Richard Marshall
Cast: Taylor Colliee, Talton Browning, Darin Singleton
WATCH TRAILER HERE


THIRTEEN 
20 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: A thirteen year old girl survives a horrific tragedy and must learn to deal with the changes as she becomes a teenager.
Director: Dan Jagels
Cast: Brooklyn Haley
Elise Angell
Justin Hoffmeister
Kimo Leopoldo (UFC)
Joshua Kwak
Thomas Haley
 

THE RITUAL 
5 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A lonely man comes home to a shabby hotel room and begins to perform a strange ritual.
Director: Jesse Keller
Cast:  Michael Evans
David Ryan Speer
WATCH TRAILER HERE


AL OTRO LADO 
19 minutes
Spain 

Synopsis: Sara Sanabria, writer, and his lover, Adolfo Santolaya, lived their lives absorbed by just one obsession: the belief that, hidden in an abandoned mansion, there was a gate that ended in an unkown dimension. Seeking the path of his retired teacher, Enrique will reach the place where the track of the couple got lost. He will meet a odd old man who hides a lot of secrets, and he will inmerse Enrique into the legend of Sara. Surrounded by mistery, he will have to discover the truth and dare to cross the last frontier.
Director: ALICIA ALBARES
Cast:  Enrique Miralles: William Miller
Sara Sanabria: Xenia Sevillano
Gustavo: Carlos Álvarez-Novoa
Leonardo Aritzmendi: Ramón Barea
Adolfo Santolaya: Eric Francés
WATCH TRAILER HERE

Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

9:00pm

Filmmaker Bash
The Filmmaker Bash is the award show for the festival winners.  

Centrally located in downtown San DiegoHotel Palomar is surrounded by theaters, nightlight and other attractions making it ideal choice for work and play.

Saturday October 5, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Palomar 1047 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
 
Sunday, October 6
 

11:00am

Panel F - BUSINESS SIDE OF THE BUSINESS
TBA! 

Sunday October 6, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Vin De Syrah 901 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

12:00pm

Downtown VIP Lounge
Location: Keating Hotel. Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Keating Hotel 432 F Street San Diego, CA 92101

12:00pm

La Jolla VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Seasons 52 4505 La Jolla Village Dr. C1 San Diego, CA

12:00pm

La Jolla VIP Lounge
Kick back, relax or mingle with a glass of wine or a lite appetizer as you are waiting for your next screening, event or panel! You are required to have a VIP or Filmmaker badge to access.


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Seasons 52 4505 La Jolla Village Dr. C1 San Diego, CA

12:30pm

AKA Doc Pomus
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations of younger songwriters, and a fierce advocate for downtrodden rhythm and blues musicians. A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey. 

WATCH TRAILER HERE 

Sunday October 6, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

12:30pm

Lost on Purpose / Short: Pura Vida
Fueled by gin and pure determination, Elizabeth James struggles to keep her dairy farm from being swallowed up by the region’s domineering co-op. To help with the workload, she’s hired five renegade ranch hands. Together they fight for love, pride, family, and their vanishing way of life.


PURA VIDA
12 minutes
USA

For several years, filmmaker Chris Shimojima had a recurring dream about a woman wearing a mask. The story was always the same, and he would always wake up before it ended. He became so obsessed with having an ending that he traveled to Costa Rica with two actors and filmed one. He has not had the dream since.
Director: Chris Shimojima
Cast: David Melissaratos, Anita Anthonj
Music: Barbara De Biasi  


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm

Mind Games
IRIS
6 minutes
USA

In the near future, when status has become more important than ever before,
a woman with a fake identity must decide how far she's willing to go to move
up the social ladder.
Director: Justin S. Lee
Cast: Claudia Graf
Carl Ingemarsson
Max Middleton


IMAGINE

30 minutes
USA

A physiological drama about paramedic John Morris, (Scott Wolf, Party of five, GO, V) who has been
living under a cloud of guilt after he was unable to save his daughter’s life from drowning. Through the consumption of charged-water, water that has been influenced by specific thoughts or energy, an experiment held by Dr. Arlen, John begins to revisit his daughter through past memories in an dreamlike world. Through this healing process, memories that were once filled with the weight of guilt begin to speak truth. With such a change, John becomes convinced that he has the ability to change past events and make everything the way it used to be. 
Director: Jonathan Steven Green & Jahanara Saleh
Cast: Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Go)
Melissa Deppe Fischer
Tom Amandes (Long Kiss Goodnight, Broken down Palace, Everwood)
Danya Craner
Eric Mcgraw


ROARING CAMP 
28 minutes
USA

Synopsis: A few years following the Gold Rush, two elderly hired gunmen take up temporary residence in an abandoned miner’s cabin, where they patiently await word of their next victim. Boredom sets in and strange things begin to happen. Enter an oddly eccentric stranger claiming ownership of the camp. His presence puts the two killers on edge, unconvinced the visitor is their intended target. The stranger does indeed misrepresent himself, but why? Who is he really? And what is his purpose for being there? 
Director: Jon Zuber
Cast: Anthony Miratti
Rich Hoag
Michael Richardson
Ann Dusenberry


GUN 
17 minutes
USA 

Synopsis: Aterrifying break-in prompts Roy to buy a handgun to protect his family, but the power he feels carrying the weapon leads down a path that may have tragic consequences.
Director: Spencer GillisGabe Fazio (The Place Beyond the Pines)
Cast: Eleanor Hutchins (Half-Nelson, The Unlovables)
Ashley Morgan Bloom 
Chris Lazzaro
Drew Hale
Cameron McIntosh
Harvey Kaufman


RED VELVET
17 minutes 
USA 

Synopsis: Two former classmates come together for the first time five years after a crime which scandalized the college they attended, and each is carrying secrets from that long-ago incident that could change both of their lives unalterably.
Director: Aude Cuenod
Cast: Robyn Rikoon (Cold Weather), Christina Brucato (Welcome To The Doll House), Bill Prouty


Side Effected 
7 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: An urgent meeting between the boss of a pharmaceutical company and one of his upstart young employees is called in order to discuss a troubling rumor about a groundbreaking new drug.
Director: Lev Pakman
Cast: Randall Holden
Evan Jones


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

Where the Trail Ends / short: Slomo
Where the Trail Ends is a film following the worlds top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain free riding. This unparalleled story documents man's challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before

WATCH TRAILER HERE


SLOMO
18 minutes
USA
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinit.

WATCH TRAILER HERE


Sunday October 6, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

The Republic of Two
An examination of the funny, sexy, turbulent and beautiful high-stakes game of heterosexual cohabitation. Tim wants to be a doctor. Caroline doesn't quite know what she wants. They both know their love is real, but can that love endure a town full of possibilities and temptation? With stylish realism and standout performances from newcomer Brent Bailey and British actress Janet Montgomery (Black Swan, Entourage, Our Idiot Brother, Made In Jersey), Shaun Kosta’s L.A.-set directorial debut is a sometimes-romantic and always honest conversation starter.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 

Sunday October 6, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

1:00pm

Back to the Beginning
Lambing Season
15 minutes
USA/Ireland

Synopsis:Lambing Season is the offbeat tale of Bridget, an American woman who travels to the Irish countryside to track down her long-lost father while posing as a stranger. When things don't go according to her convoluted plan, Bridget and her father are surprised to learn they have more in common than they imagined. On a sheep farm full of secrets, nature has its way of delivering the truth.
Director: Jeannie Donohoe
Cast: Breeda Wool - Bridget
Séamus Moran - Colin Murphy
Jamund Washington - Young Patrick
Pádraig Murray - Patrick Doyle
John Lydon - Bartender


We Keep on Dancing
9 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: We Keep On Dancing' is a short comedy-drama about human connection expressed through the strange meeting, and the even stranger dance, shared by Danny the mechanic and Alan the lonesome gent with the rundown Beetle in The Rainbow Mechanics workshop.
Director: Jessica Barclay Lawton
Cast: John Brumpton (The Loved Ones)
William Gluth
Rhys Mitchell


The Swimmer
16 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: After being bitten by a reef shark, 10 year-old Sam struggles to swim as before the attack. Harassed by a local bully, he will be forced to face his fears and defend himself for the very last time.
Director: Giovanni Basso
Cast: Tommaso Puccini
Daniel Wilkins
Adam T Perkins
Olivia Charlotte
Finleigh Dignam
Luca Wilkins


Ojala
21 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Ojalá is the story of a mother, Olga, and her daughter, Ana struggling to come to terms with each other. Spanning twenty years and two countries, Olga attempts to reconcile her dream of becoming a singer with the wants and needs of her young daughter. Ana struggles to find her passion while living in the shadow of her mother's unrealized dream. As both women toil to make their dreams come true, will they ever be able to see each other for who they really are?
Director: Ryan Velasquez
Cast: 1. Edy Ganem (TV: Devious Maids)
2. Marisa Quinn (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Pt.2)
3. Elizabeth Liang
4. Ingrid Oliu
5. Natasha Perez
6. Claire Cooley
7. Sal Velez Jr.
8. Rodrigo Martinez
9. Peter Pasco
10. Karl Ramsey



Carry on Only
14 minutes
USA

Synopsis: San Diego based film A family man gets a second chance at life, but discovers that it's choices, not chances that shapes his future.
Director: Christopher Loope
Cast: Kira Anderson
Sheerah Bayless
Natalie Bialostozky
Daphne Bye
Billy Cee
Isabella Cuda
Julia Erdem
Dave Fisher
Nicole Franco
Noelle Franco
Steve Froelich
Austyn James
Brittany Konarzewski
Dylan Seaton
Lon Sierra
Chelsea Stitt
Kari Vettese
Savannah Wand
Annie Willett 


The Interviewer
12 minutes
Australia

Synopsis: Thomas Howell gets more than he's bargained for in an interview at a prestigious law firm; an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
Director: Genevieve Clay-Smith and Robin Bryan
Cast: Chis Haywood
Gerard O'dwyer
Winston Cooper

Sunday October 6, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

2:00pm

Grave Secrets
Deadtime Stories is a children's horror fiction series, following the same genre of writing as Goosebumps. The subjects of the series vary from hauntings to monsters and other weird happenings which are encountered by normal kids who are directly or indirectly involved in them.


Sunday October 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

3:00pm

For Shorts and Giggles
AMERICA 101 
10 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: One man's life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience. 
Driector:Richard Speight, Jr.
Cast: Rick Gomez ("Band of Brothers", "Justified", "Stand Up Guys", "What About Brian?")
Amy Gumenick ("Supernatural")
Jim Hanna
Jayden Lund
Eliot Gomez
Audrey Matos
Dustin Spense
Jenifer Gomez
Max Costello
Atiyeh Hess
Emilia Peters
Frank Speight


SUMO ROLL 
4 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: A sushi chef prepares for his day but is interrupted by an unexpected customer.
Director: Jay Kim
Cast: Justin Chon (21 and Over, Twilight)
Jay Kim.


ALTERNATE SIDES
10 minutes
USA

The frustration of finding a great parking spot and the injustice of having to move is what six characters confront while following alternate side parking rules in Manhattan’s East Village.
Director: Olenka Denysenko
Screenwriters: Olenka Denysenko, Jessica Pohly
Cast: Gerry Bamman (Home Alone, Lorenzo's Oil, The Secret of My Success)
Jessica Pohly
Andrew Langton
Michael Anthony
Felipe Bonilla
Brian D. Coats
Nana Mensah


Estefan 
7 minutes 
USA
AStudent Film Estefan is a production of the Brigham Young University Center for Animation. 
It is the story of Estefan, the world’s greatest hair dresser. His latest client brings with her a unique challenge, but Estefan has never failed a client yet. With each unsuccessful attempt Estefan’s frustration grows. On the brink of complete failure, Estefan needs a miracle.
Direcotr: Jeff Call


The Sidekick 
27 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: In a world populated by fairly unremarkable superheroes and supervillains, Max McCabe has thrived for years as right hand man to legendary superhero Captain Wonder - carrying his boss’s golden lasso and yelling, “Look out!” and “Here, catch!” But when Max begins to grow lazy and indifferent, he is unceremoniously fired - quickly discovering that society has little demand for an ex-professional buddy. Ultimately, Max will find new life through the eyes of an school teacher who helps him discover that maybe is a place for him in the real world after all...Michael J Weithorn
Director: Rob Benedict (Waiting)
Cast: Ron Livingston (Office Space), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Josh Meyers (Behind The Candelabra), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Sam McMurray (Raising Arizona), Fred Stoller (The Change-up), Laura Silverman (Dr. Katz), Richard Speight Jr (Supernatural)


HELL NO
34 minutes
USA

Synopsis: HELL NO is a short movie trailer that explores what would happen in horror movies if smart characters made good decisions. Spoiler alert: everyone lives.
Director: Joe Nicolosi
Cast: Jessie Tilton, Sam Davis, Alex Dobrenko, Ashley Spillers, Sam Eidson, Katie Folger, Sam Van Metre, Deke Garner, Jason Newman, Aimee Thomas, Zack Carlson, Bryan Connolly, Thomas Fernandes, Mike Gassaway, David Hess


HONK IF YOU'RE HORNY  
11 minutes 
New Zealand

Synopsis: An enigmatic young musician becomes the captive audience for a crusty old cab driver's hilarious dirty story on the taxi ride from hell! 
Director: Joe Lonie
Cast: Andy Anderson, Paul Fagamalo, Luna Rioumina, Rhyien Sharp


ALTERNATE SIDES

Sunday October 6, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:00pm

We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream
There is a pervasive feeling around the country that change is needed: a change in the way businesses are operated and a change that would allow every worker to benefit from the intellectual and sweat equity of the entire workforce. "We the Owners" provides a face and voice to the people who are part of this change - employees who are owners. The film captures inspiring stories of employee-owners and founders from New Belgium Brewing (CO), Namaste Solar (CO), and DPR Construction (CA) by following their decisions of founding companies, expansion, succession, recruitment and layoffs. These real-world stories demonstrate how to build and share ownership, link risk and reward, work collaboratively to be profitable, innovative and sustainable, and address wealth inequality.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Sunday October 6, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

3:00pm

The Jogger
A man goes on an evening jog only to have it turn into a race for his life when he is stalked by a psychotic killer.

WATCH TRAILER HERE



Sunday October 6, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Lion Ark
More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative compiled from film, interviews, conversations and reactions as events unfolded. Following a shocking exposé Bolivia bans animal circuses. But the circuses defy the law and the team behind the investigation returns to track them down and save the animals. Stunning cinematography captures the confrontations, heartache and risks, before a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom.
A story of bravery, compassion, a country that said 'no' to cruelty and how attitudes to animals changed across a continent.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 

Sunday October 6, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Watercolor Postcards
Cotton, a precocious little girl, reaches out to her sister Sunny in Hollywood, calling her home for what could be the last chance to see their mother. Sunny returns home to her small Texas town of Bent Arrow to face demons she has left behind, including her estranged mother. Butch, a man searching for his soul left his life in pro football for the solemn existence of an artist. When the news breaks out that Cotton's mother has passed, the local sheriff brings her custody into question. Morgan, a local investor is trying to put life back into the town and its real estate but not without a cost to the community. Sunny, eventually arrives, finding out not only has her mother already died, but also she has been named Cotton's legal guardian as appointed by their mother's will. Unconfident and doubtful at first, Sunny decides to shut out her previous ambitions of glitz and glamour to invest in a relationship she could have with her sister. As Sunny learns more about the strength within herself, she takes notice of Butch's selflessness and will to care for Cotton. Sunny and Butch ultimately see each other for who they are and find themselves in a position to save the economically ravaged town, while filling the void of both their pasts to bear.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Sunday October 6, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

3:30pm

Global Issues
NO STRANGERS
28 minutes
USA

“No Strangers” celebrates the wonder of world culture and reveals the plight of indigenous people through the images and commentary of acclaimed photographers, anthropologists and ethnographers. The film examines antiquated notions of the so-called “other,” encouraging viewers to consider all traditions, languages and people in a new, enlightened context. The role of photography is highlighted as a valuable tool in bringing attention to cultures in remote, and often forgotten, areas of our planet.
Director: Steven Kochones
Cast:  Wade Davis
Carol Beckwith
Angela Fisher
Chris Johns
Lynn Johnson
Steve McCurry
Randy Olsen
Chris Rainier
Hamid Sardar-Afkhani


NOT ANYMORE- A STORY OF REVOLUTION
15 minutes
USA

Synopsis: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution is a documentary film that tells the story of the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Cast:  Nour Kelze
Omar Hattab aka Mowya


SHE COMES IN SPRING
16 minutes
USA and Kosovo

Synopsis: A mysterious young woman visits a middle-aged father in
a Serbian village, compelling him to uncover a dark secret
buried in his wartime past.
Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Cast:  Zoran Radanovich
Rebecca Rivera
Maria Bobeva
Heidi Myrick
Hannah Stock
Zoran Danilovich


KOLONA 
22 minutes
Kosovo

Synopsis: War.Kosovo 1999. Adem finds himself in situation that he has to choose: to save his son or his brother's son.
Director: Ujkan Hysaj
Cast:  Sunaj Raça
Vlado Jovanovski
Arbnesha Grabovci-Nixha
Irena Cahani




Sunday October 6, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

4:30pm

Xingu
Its storyline is based on the exploration, definition and protection of one of the world's largest indigenous territories.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Sunday October 6, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

5:00pm

A Stranger in a Stranger Land
BYRON'S THEME
11 minutes 
USA

Synopsis: BYRON’S THEME tells the story of Nick, an introvert who lives his life inside a padded comfort zone. When he accidentally loses a tooth and confuses his girlfriend for her twin sister Nick finds himself stranded and on an existential journey. He is forced to confront who he is as a man, learning his most important lesson from his golden retriever, Byron.
Director: Bennett Barbakow
Cast: Michael Grant Terry (BONES), Allison Paige, Mario Z. Alvarez, Byron the Dog and Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite).


FORT APACHE
15 minutes
USA

Synopsis: In 1940s America, a precocious young boy struggles to escape small town life. On the eve of his eleventh birthday he must choose between leaving home or following his brother down a path of violence and destruction in this coming of age story.
Director: Addison Mehr
Cast: Hale Lytle (Henley)
Josh Salatin (Deep Powder)
Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher)

BRIGHTWOOD 
18 minutes
USA

Synopsis: When Sparrow finds baby mice in her sock drawer her need to find a home and family is revealed as she faces a challenge greater than any child should.
Director: L. Gabriel Gonda
Cast: Lauren-Brooks Wilson, Jonah Beres, Stefan Hajek and Sam Motely.


A TRIBAL L COMMUNITY 
4 minutes
USA

Synopsis: What happens if a subway train broke down? And no one came to rescue the passengers?
Director: Tom Dean
Cast: Nikki Greco


STRING 
22 minutes
USA

Synopsis: “String” is a story about a magical puppet, and its relationship with a little girl.
The story follows Ferina the puppet, and its journey in the human world. Ferina encounters Lily, a poor little girl who has been abused by her monstrous father. From Lily’s life, Ferina experiences all kinds of human emotions, and finally realizes that freedom is not about cutting strings, but instead about offering and trusting them to someone for which you love and care.
Director: Lei Taov
Cast: Lead:
Myrsadyse PangBurn
Ed Zajac
Circus- Szalewski
Adrian Rose Leonard
Sunny Alison
KristyLynn Effie
Adam Friedman
Mikey Effie
Kalin Brannan
Jordan Brannan
Zachary Cole
Sheila Rhea
Justin Wells

Sunday October 6, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

5:30pm

Running From Crazy
Running from Crazy' is a documentary examining the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater understanding of her complex family history. Through stunning archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and intimate verite moments with Mariel herself, the film examines the remarkable, though often heartbreaking Hemingway legacy. As Mariel comes to terms with the tragedies of her family's past that have shaped the course of her life, deeply hidden secrets are revealed and truths emerge.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Sunday October 6, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
ArcLight Theater 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

6:00pm

Of Kites and Borders
Of Kites and Borders tells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US-Mexico border through the eyes of four children in Tijuana. Eddie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the U.S. while promising himself that he will never get worn-out in a factory. Carmela is a nine-year old who works in the city’s dumps yet at sunset dreams of a better life while watching the kites that fly over her slum. And brothers Adrián and Fernando perform wrestling matches in the street while dreaming of traveling the world as famous Mexican luchadores.

WATCH TRAILER HERE 


Sunday October 6, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

6:30pm

Closing Night Film
TBA! 

Sunday October 6, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Reading Theater 701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101