SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The line-up is all set for one of the top film festivals in the country. The 28th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival will be another star studded affair.
Take a look at what organizers have planned:
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by lynda.com, announces its stellar line-up for 2013. The 28th edition offers a vast array of films representing 49 countries and a rich selection of films sure to delight audiences from all reaches of the globe. SBIFF is proud to welcome many promising and established filmmakers, as well as honorees to join in its grand tradition of celebrating independent film. The Festival begins Thursday, January 24 and continues through Sunday, February 3, 2013.
"As we deliver the 10th edition of SBIFF under my helm, I feel this year's festival offerings are the most varied, mature and fun we've ever had," remarks SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.
OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT GALAS
SBIFF 2013 will kick off at the historic Arlington Theatre with the U.S. Premiere of LD Entertainment's Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård and Max Thieriot. Disconnect holds a mirror up to our community and our obsession with all things technical. The story introduces us to a vast collection of characters: A lawyer, an estranged couple, a widowed ex-cop and an ambitious journalist who are all strangers, neighbors and colleagues whose stories collide in this compelling drama about ordinary people desperate for a human connection. Filmed with a somewhat voyeuristic style, Disconnect marks the first fiction feature from Henry-Alex Rubin, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Murderball, from an original screenplay by Andrew Stern. Opening night, sponsored by Studio 7 and The Hollywood Reporter, will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, January 24, 2013, with director and cast expected to attend.
On Closing Night, SBIFF proudly presents the U.S. Premiere of Wasteland, written and directed by Rowan Athale, marking his feature directing debut, and starring Matthew Lewis, Timothy Spall and Iwan Rheon. In this exhilarating heist thriller, a young ex-con hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild — and risky — revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin. Closing night, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Independent, will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Sunday, February 3, with director and cast expected to attend.
SBIFF will present an International Gala Screening of Pablo Larraín's film, "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal. The film, which is about an ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum, was a favorite at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and winner of their Art Cinema Award. Director Pablo Larraín and Gael Garcia Bernal will attend.
2013 VIRTUOSOS AWARD
SBIFF continues its tradition of honoring the year's standout performers with The2013 Virtuosos Award. The actors who were selected to be recognized for their exceptional performances are: Ann Dowd for her layered and subtle performance as Sandra, a fast-food restaurant manager who allows terrible things to happen to an employee in Compliance, Elle Fanning for bringing intense emotion to the screen as Ginger, a teenager living in London during the Cuban Missile Crisis in Ginger & Rosa, Ezra Miller for his role as the vivacious Patrick, a high school student struggling with being gay in The Perks of Being A Wallflower), Eddie Redmayne for his powerful and emotional portrayal of the love-stricken Marius in Les Miserables, Omar Sy for mastering honesty and humor as Driss, an excon who develops an unlikely friendship in The Intouchables and Quvenzhané Wallis who at such a young age, astonishes with her performance as the brave little girl, Hushpuppy, in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
"The Virtuosos Award is about taking notice of a performance that is extraordinary," Comments Durling. "The Virtuosos Award is all about performances that caused us to take notice and this year's honorees have left an indelible impression on us all."
The Virtuosos Award was created to recognize a select group of actors who have distinguished themselves through performances in film this past year. Last year's recipients for this award were Demián Bichir, Rooney Mara, Melissa McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Andy Serkis and Shailene Woodley.
The Award presentation, moderated by Fandango's Dave Karger, and will take place at the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
SBIFF has become an important showcase for Academy-Award® frontrunners, many of whom have arrived as nominees and gone on to win the Oscar. The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival proudly celebrates some of the year's finest work in film. The complete list of 2013 Honorees (in date order) is as follows:
Ben Affleck will receive the esteemed Modern Master Award,Presented by lynda.com, moderated by longtime SBIFF friend and film historian Leonard Maltin on Friday, January 25 at the Arlington Theatre.
Daniel Day-Lewis will receive the Montecito Award, moderated by Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg on Saturday, January 26 at the Arlington Theatre. Sponsored by Bridlewood Estate Winery.
2013 Virtuosos Award, presented to Ann Dowd (Compliance), Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Omar Sy (The Intouchables) and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), in recognition of the year's emerging film artists. The evening will be moderated by Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent at Fandango and host of "The Frontrunners" on http://Fandango.com, on Tuesday, January 29 at the Lobero Theatre.
Amy Adams will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 31 at the Arlington Theatre.
Leonardo DiCaprio will receive the American Riviera Award on Friday, February 1, moderated by longtime friend and Awards strategist at Deadline, Pete Hammond at the Arlington Theatre.
Jennifer Lawrence will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, moderated by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling on Saturday, February 2 at the Arlington Theatre. Sponsored by UGG® Australia.
The SBIFF has become renowned for creating smart, insightful and informative panels that feature a veritable who's who in the world of filmmaking, including many Oscar® contenders.
The series kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, with the "Directors on Directing" panel, moderated by Variety's Peter Bart and sponsored by Brooks Institute. The panel takes place at the Lobero Theatre.
And at 2:00 p.m., also at the Lobero Theatre, is the ever-popular "It Starts With the Script," screenwriters panel moderated by indieWIRE's Anne Thompson. The panel takes place at the Lobero Theatre and is sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute.
The insights continue during the Fest's second weekend on Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. with the "Movers & Shakers" panel, bringing together top producers to discuss their craft, moderated by Los Angeles Times film writer, John Horn.
And at 2:00 pm, the next panel is composed of some of the most creative women working in film today entitled "Creative Forces: Women in the Biz," moderated by Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Assoc., and Former Chief Marketing Officer for Variety and sponsored by Fielding Graduate University Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment. The panel also takes place at the Lobero Theatre.
Panelists will be announced soon.
HIGHLIGHTS & LOCAL OFFERINGS
SBIFF Acquisitions Program - Continuing on its path to becoming one of the world's most sought after and prestigious film festivals, SBIFF will present its second annual Acquisitions Program, which will take place on the first weekend of the festival, January 25-27. The weekend long event successfully debuted last year and resulted in an impressive number of distribution deals for such films as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, Otter 501, Samsara,Sassy Pants and the 2012 SBIFF Audience Choice winner, Starbuck. The program will be run in association with Traction Media, a Los Angeles-based film production and sales company, and was created to allow the acquisitions community easy, industry-friendly access to films at SBIFF. Together, SBIFF and Traction will select the films to be presented in the program, and buyers will be afforded priority access to the chosen films. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.
Mike's Field Trip to the Movies – More than a decade ago, SBIFF first introduced "Field Trip to the Movies," the brainchild of renowned nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, whose passion for exploring and sharing those adventures with audiences through filmmaking was the inspiration for this fascinating and thought-provoking program. Now renamed "Mike's Field Trip to the Movies," the goal of the program, which is offered to 4,000 5th and 6th grade students from throughout Santa Barbara County, is to use the art of filmmaking to stimulate creative, confident and culturally aware thinkers and empower students and teachers with a creative approach to education. Academy Award® winning filmmakers have participated each year - including James Cameron, Lee Unkrich and Gore Verbinski, among others. SBIFF provides FREE transportation to students from Title I schools. This year, SBIFF is once again including an educational outreach program that will reach students in participating schools. Here, SBIFF staff and special guests will conduct an interactive film-related seminar within their own classroom! For the 28th Festival, SBIFF is thrilled to present Paramount Pictures' hit animated comedy, Rise of the Guardians, featuring director Peter Ramsey, who will participate in a Q&A following the screenings with the students and talk about the craft of animated filmmaking. This annual free screening, which takes place Friday, January 25 at the Arlington Theatre, is co-sponsored by Cox, The Towbes Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank.
A Mike deGruy Retrospective – SBIFF celebrates the films of longtime friend and renowned Documentary filmmaker and under-water cinematographer Mike deGruy, featuring screenings of Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess, Incredible Suckers, The Octopus Show and Tempest of the Deep.
Official 2013 SBIFF Poster - Once again, we are happy to announce that the 2013 poster has once again been created by the talented Barbara Boros. Highlighting the ocean life and waterscape so loved by those who both live in and visit Santa Barbara, the design was inspired by the incomparable Mike deGruy and his dedication to all living things. This year's poster encapsulates the vast film world depicted in the seemingly endless ocean where creativity and possibilities are limitless.
AppleBox Family Films – SBIFF presents AppleBox, a FREE family film section during the mornings of the two weekends that bookend the festival – Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 and on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3. This year, SBIFF will screen Animated Feature frontrunners Wreck-It Ralph 3D, ParaNorman 3D, Brave 3D, and Frankenweenie 3D. Co-presented by Children's Museum of Santa Barbara, AppleBox is also sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citrix, KPMR Univision, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation and RealD.
Warner Archives – SBIFF will once again feature a showcase of digitally restored masterpieces: Dial M for Murder, Singin' In The Rain, and The Shining. The Warner Archives Restoration team will be around throughout the opening weekend for Q&As following the screenings.
Santa Barbara Filmmakers - The Santa Barbara filmmaking community continues to captivate and inspire audiences with this year's impressive line-up. Santa Barbara filmmakers provide a diverse, thought-provoking series of features and shorts. Their programs underscore the emerging talent of up-and-coming filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans.
10-10-10Student Screenwriting Competition and Filmmaking Competition – The Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by Final Draft and The Riordan Foundation, is comprised of 10 students who were selected out of 42 submissions from Santa Barbara area high school and college students who submitted a 10-page sample of their best fiction writing - screenplay, stage play, or short story - to their school's representative. The five best script samples were chosen from the high school level and five from the college level. The finalists are then assigned a storyline and an industry professional to mentor them during the writing of their screenplay. Finalists meet with their mentor throughout the process, submitting their final draft in January 2013. On Tuesday, January 22, at 2pm at the Canary Hotel will be the 10-10-10 Press Conference where we will introduce the screenwriting and filmmaking finalists.
The 10 student screenplays are matched with a category-appropriate Filmmaking finalist from the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition, sponsored by Business First Bank and The Riordan Foundation, which consists of 10 students selected from 46 submissions. They will then produce a 10-minute film during the 10 days of the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. On Sunday, February 3 at 1 pm at the Lobero Theatre, all ten completed films will be screened and the winners will be announced. The winning films will then be screened prior to the Closing Night film.
Youth CineMedia (YCM) – SBIFF presents a documentary film series produced entirely by teens involved in the Youth CineMedia program. Striving to help children transition away from gang life, drugs and alcohol and into college and careers in music, photography and video production, the organization offers creative tools, training and support for underprivileged and at-risk teens. Free to the public with Q&A following.
3RD Weekend --The SBIFF will continue their tradition of presenting the "3RD Weekend," which will feature the highlights of the 28th Festival for Santa Barbara residents. The films will be screened throughout the weekend of February 8-10 at the Riviera Theatre. Screenings are free and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Screening times will be posted on the SBIFF website at www.sbiff.org in the days following Closing Night.
FILM CATEGORIES AND SIDEBARS
SBIFF will continue its commitment to feature exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars. 155 films from around the world will be brought together to form an incredibly unique and diverse festival experience.
Films in the 28th edition of the festival will compete in the following categories:
SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE, a slate of unforgettable documentary stories.
Additional sidebars include
APPLEBOX, a slate of family films offered free to the community, co-presented by Children's Museum of Santa Barbara and also sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Citrix, KPMR Univision, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation and RealD.
CINESONIC: feature films about iconic musicians that have changed the sonic landscape and pushed cinema in new directions.
KOLNOA: a selection of films that examine Israel from a variety of diverse historical, cultural and political perspectives.
PAN ASIA: an exciting new sidebar that features some of cinema's most cutting-edge auteurs. Glistening cityscapes, gritty urban underworlds and panoramic rural landscapes shape this diverse selection of films that explore contemporary life and culture in Asia.
REEL NATURE, a retrospective of films by renowned Documentary filmmaker and nature cinematographer Mike deGruy.
SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS, sponsored by CASA Magazine and Samy's Camera.
SCREEN CUISINE: celebrates the culinary delights of cinema and highlights sustainable practices of today's farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: A selection of internationally award winning films as well as special screenings out of competition.
TO THE MAXXX, a Santa Barbara specialty, programmed by Santa Barbara filmmaker Russ Spencer and features the best in sports films and documentaries, sponsored by Alaska Airlines.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to have been selected by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be an official Academy Award®-qualifying festival, giving the winners of the Bruce Corwin Awards for Best Live Action Short Under 30 Minutes and Best Animation Short Film eligibility to be nominated for the prestigious Oscars®.
Select films will vie for the following awards:
The Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema – for the Best Independent film Juried by industry professionals Award: camera package worth $60,000
The Best International Feature Film Award – for the Best Foreign Feature Juried by industry professionals
Best Documentary Film Award – for the Best Documentary Feature Juried by industry professionals
Nueva Vision Award – for the best Spanish-Language Feature Juried by industry professionals
The Fund for Santa Barbara Social Justice Award Sponsored by The Fund for Santa Barbara – for Documentary Film that addresses social justice issues Juried by a committee selected by The Fund for Santa Barbara Award: $2,500 cash
Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film Under 30 Minutes Juried by industry professionals
Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animation Short Film Juried by industry professionals
10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition – for Best of the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competitor, sponsored by Business First Bank and The Riordan Foundation Juried by industry professionals Award for Best 10-10-10 Short Film (1 college, 1 high school): gift certificate from Samy's Camera Participation consideration: All participants receive a copy of Final Draft software. The winning films will be screened at the Closing Night Event.
10-10-10 Student Screenwriting Competition, Sponsored by Final Draft and The Riordan Foundation for Best Screenplay Juried by industry professionals Award for Best 10-10-10 Screenplay (1 college, 1 high school): gift certificate from Samy's Camera Participation consideration: All participants will receive a copy of Final Draft software.
Audience Choice Award, sponsored by The Santa Barbara Independent
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. SBIFF, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, endeavors to enrich the community both culturally and economically by presenting eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and French sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a premier tourist destination. SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and educational seminars. For more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org.
Tickets are still available for all events. Platinum Passes, which provide admission and priority seating to all Festival screenings, Tributes and sponsored events, are still available. The State Street Pass, perfect for Santa Barbara residents, allows admission to all "off peak" screenings which excludes the 4:00 through 8:00 pm screenings; The Tribute Package provides entry for two to all the Tributes, Opening Night Film and Gala, Closing Night film and one 10-film MiniPak; and The Film Geek Package offers tickets for two to Opening and Closing Nights and all Panel events plus one 10-film MiniPak. In addition, the Cinema Pass gives you admission to all films including Opening and Closing night and the Introductory Package provides access for two to Opening and Closing nights, as well as two 4-film MiniPaks. Prices and details are available at www.sbiff.org or call 805-963-0023.
Below is the list of World and US Premiere films, followed by the list of titles by sidebar category. For the complete list of films, along with their descriptions and a preliminary screening schedule, click onto www.sbiff.org. Please note that this is subject to change.
A Year in Burgundy USA Directed by David Kennard Cast: Martine Saunier This documentary follows half a dozen wine makers in the Burgundy region of France for one full year, where the beautiful and traditional processes are revealed.
Blumenthal, USA Directed by Seth Fisher Cast: Seth Fisher, Brian Cox, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Mei Melancon Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold's estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups in order to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation.
Crosstown, USA Directed by Miriam Kruishoop Cast: Manny Perez, Vivica A. Fox, Will Green, Noel Gugliemi, Paige Hurd The promise of a better life is shattered when two families are confronted with the brutal reality of raising their children in Los Angeles. An undocumented immigrant family from El Salvador is forced to sign their 17 year-old son's life away to the U.S. Military with the false promise of naturalization papers. The other family struggles to prevent a forbidden love affair between their Black teenage daughter and a recently initiated member of the local Salvadoran street gang.
Discovering Mavericks, USA Directed by Joshua Pomer Director Josh Pomer captures insider interviews and more than three decades of images and footage to tell the true story of California's most famous, and notorious, big wave.
Driftwood, USA Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer Cast: Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer Narrated by surf legend Shaun Tomson, this beautiful and meditative stand-up paddle board excursion takes Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff and Jim Brewer through locations including Sri Lanka, Iceland, Colombia, USA, and Nova Scotia.
El Milagro, Spain Directed by Salomón Shang A Spanish film crew attempts to expose Peru's El Milagro, where many children are forced to work in the local landfill amidst horrible health and environmental conditions.
Isolated, USA/UK Directed by Justin Le Pera Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter Five world class surfers travel to the journalist dead zone of New Guinea in search of undiscovered waves and find more than they bargained for.
It's Better to Jump, USA/Israel Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart It's Better to Jump" is a feature-length documentary film that gives voice to the people of the ancient walled city of Akka as they and their city face a very uncertain future.
Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, UK Discovery Channel and NHK have joined forces to undertake the most ambitious search ever mounted to find the greatest mystery of the deep, the giant squid. With razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates, tales of the creature have been around since ancient times. The Norse legend of the sea monster the Kraken and the Scylla from Greek mythology might have derived from the giant squid. This massive predator has always been shrouded in secrecy, and every attempt to capture a live giant squid on camera in its natural habitat, considered by many to be the Holy Grail of natural history filmmaking, has failed. Until now.
Occupy the Movie, Canada Directed by Corey Ogilvie Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool This film sheds a light on a movement known as Occupy who stands against corporate greed. Beginning in 2011, it has quickly become the largest movement since those of the civil rights protests.
Sex After Kids, Canada Directed by Jeremy Lalonde Cast: Paul Amos, Shannon Meckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau An edgy ensemble comedy about the sexual exploits couples share in the aftermath of children.
Stable Life, USA Directed by Sara MacPherson A high-stakes documentary about family, immigration and the hardscrabble world of horse racing
The Signal Hill Speed Run, Directed by Jon Carnoy, Michael Horelick Featuring: Ben Harper (narrator) Narrator Ben Harper explores the history of the world's first skateboard contest and the subsequent evolution of the daredevil speed run in the small So Cal burg of Signal Hill.
About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira Cast: Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi The Iranian president receives a pleading letter from 111 Kurdish women complaining of their inability to find husbands, and says that if the government does nothing, they will commit mass suicide.
Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill Featuring: Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune A Homer Alaska local sells his house and buys an old fishing boat to embark on an epic surf adventure up the isolated Alaskan coastline -- in the dead of winter
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn Cast: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker's Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.
Betrayal (Izmena), Russia Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov Cast: Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic A man and a woman, two casual acquaintances, learn that their respective spouses are having an affair with each other in this intriguing drama.
Boucherie Halal, Canada Directed by Babek Aliassa Cast: Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah A Muslim couple opens a butcher shop in Montreal and wishes to successfully integrate into Quebec society. But the butcher's father is an imam who sets up a little mosque in the back room and uses it to spread his fundamentalist views. When he is arrested by the RCMP on suspicions of past terrorist activities, his son, torn between love for his wife and allegiance to his father, gets involved in a plot to free him. Fed up by her husband's unwillingness to stand up to his father's wishes, the butcher's wife leaves to live a more fulfilling life away from the muslim community.
Broken, UK Directed by Rufus Norris Cast: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear Skunk is only 11, but after witnessing a brutal beating, her childhood innocence gives way to fear and danger.
Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez Cast: Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia A love story between a prostitute and a sailor, reconstructed between two long seasons: the eternal winter of Siberia and summer in the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan.
Chocó, Colombia Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Cast: Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza A young, displaced black woman tries to maintain her two children and her husband, a musician who only knows how to play marimba, drink, and gamble.
Danube - Europe's Amazon, Germany Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger Romantic coasts and unspoiled nature: the Danube fascinates. It dominates the landscape wherever it flows. The Danube unites and separates at the same time. In the Roman Empire – from its source to its estuary – it formed the frontier to the peoples of the North. Today the big stream flows through ten countries. 1071 kilometres of the Danube still represent national borders.
Family Meals, Croatia Directed by Dana Budisavljevic Through the ritual of family meals, the film talks about the importance of feeling accepted by the ones we love.
Fly With The Crane, China Directed by Li Ruijun Cast: Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijun
Handmade Cinema, Italy Directed by Guido Torlonia Featuring: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci Turning an actor into a character, sewing a precious dress or an antique pair of shoes as if they were art works, building a set but most of all painting it, aging it and making the stage designer's sketch a beautiful reconstruction all this is Handmade Cinema.
High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada Directed by Michael Oved Dayan Featuring: Isaac Sobol On a doctor's philanthropic journey to give to the people of Tibet, he receives more than he could ever imagine.
Jackie, Netherlands Directed by Antoinette Beumer Cast: Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter Dutch twin sisters travel to America to help the mother (Holly Hunter) they have never met in this heartwarming, cross-cultural take on the classic American road movie.
Motorway, Hong Kong Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue A young cop on Hong Kong's top-secret, high-speed pursuit squad must learn the tricks of the trade from a grizzled veteran as he prepares to capture a legendary getaway driver in this high-octane thriller from action auteur Soi Cheang and legendary producer Johnnie To.
My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada Directed by Sean Garrity Cast: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay A sexually inept accountant strikes a deal with a worldly but disorganized stripper: he'll help her with her crushing debt if she helps him become a better lover.
Old Stock, Canada Directed by James Genn Cast: Cameron Ansell, Ryan Blakely Stock Burton (Noah Reid) is a local legend. A monumental event from his past has frozen him, sent his family into a tailspin and pitted his small town against him. Now he's simply chosen to drop out of life and ‘retire', joining his recently separated Grandfather, Harold, (Jack Daniel Wells) at the Golden Seasons senior's home, where life is safe, comfortable and worry free.
One Mile Above, China/Taiwan Directed by Jiayi Du A young man's cycle journey to the highest point in Tibet to fulfill his brother's final wish. Based on a true story.
Perú Sabe: Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú Directed by Jesús M. Santos Featuring: Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá Ferran Adrià, one of the world's most prestigious chefs, and Gastón Acurio, Latin America's most influential chef, explore the roots of Peruvian cuisine and its potential to change lives.
Queen of Montreuil, France Directed by Sólveing Anspach Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a neighbor that she has always desired yet never vanquished will give Agathe the strength to get her life back on track...
Revolution, Canada Directed by Rob Stewart Featuring: Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner REVOLUTION is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart (SHARKWATER) over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. Climate change, environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution, and food/water scarcity are reducing the earth's ability to house humans and we need to start doing something about it now!
Storm Surfers 3D, Australia Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius Featuring: Tom Carroll, Ben Matson This 3D cinematic adventure follows two of Australia's greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific's biggest and most dangerous waves.
The Ballad of The Weeping Springs (Balada le'aviv ha'bohe), Israel Directed by Benny Toraty Cast: Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendary Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla's ensemble and his partner, wants to see performed before his impending death.
The Body, Spain Directed by Oriol Paulo Cast: José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido A woman's body vanishes from the morgue in mysterious circumstances. In the course of a single night, Inspector Jaime Peña investigates the disappearance with the help of her widower.
The Dealers, Israel Directed by Oded Davidoff Cast: Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal The story of Rami and Avishay, 27 years old friends that share an apartment in a small Jerusalem neighborhood. They spend their days smoking and playing in a soccer team with other losers, which its coach Zvika is determined to take the "Jerusalem neighborhood cup" with. In need for money they get entangled in a drug deal with Sagi, a local gangster, which forces them to learn the hard way about taking responsibility, loyalty, and friendship. The movie is a humorous view of the colorful, multi culture, unique and somehow funny Israeli society.
The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands Directed by Michiel ten Horn Cast: Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen The outcast in her middle-class family, Eva's life is turned upside down by the arrival of a handsome German exchange student in this satire of petit-bourgeois family life.
The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy Directed by Jan Bäss Featuring: Chipper 'Bro' Bell, 'Crazy' John Brooks Focusing on the 1970s and ‘80s, including vintage footage from Santa Barbara, this German documentary traces the rise in popularity of Frisbee contests, games and acrobatic exhibitions.
The Night Parade, France Directed by Geraldine Maillet Cast: Julie Gayet, Raphaël Peronnaz, Brisa Roché, Bakari Sangaré, Françoise Lebrun Paris - One night. A woman and a man meet in a restaurant. Sheis beautiful. He falls for her. She is shy, he is bewitched. He talks, she is cautious. He tries, she avoids. She hesitates, he insists. An intense relationship starts then. During the night, masks fall off and the seduction game gives in to sincere feelings. Will this love last over a night ?
The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico Directed by Luis Mandoki Cast: Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas intends to get to the United States, harboring dreams of becoming a famous singer and distancing herself from her former lover, Jovany, now a gang member.
The Silent War, Hong Kong/China Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak Cast: Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan, Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.
Wasteland, UK Directed by Rowan Athale Cast: Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon In this exhilarating heist thriller, a young ex-con hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild — and risky — revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin.
Water, Israel Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger Nine directors, Israeli and Palestinian, embarked on a journey to create short films, fiction or documentary, inspired by Water. Water symbolizes the source of possibilities, the primal core of all things.
INDEPENDENT FEATURES Competition
Babygirl, USA/Ireland – West Coast Premiere Directed by Macdara Vallely Cast: Yainis Ynoa, Rosa Arredondo, Flaco Navaja
Blumenthal, USA – World Premiere Directed by Seth Fisher Cast: Seth Fisher, Brian Cox, Fred Melamed, Laila Robins, Mark Blum, Mei Melancon
Broken, UK – U.S. Premiere Directed by Rufus Norris Cast: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear
Crosstown, USA – World Premiere Directed by Miriam Kruishoop Cast: Manny Perez, Vivica A. Fox, Will Green, Noel Gugliemi, Paige Hurd
Jackie, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere Directed by Antoinette Beumer Cast: Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten, Holly Hunter
My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Sean Garrity Cast: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Vik Sahay
Old Stock, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by James Genn Cast: Cameron Ansell, Ryan Blakely
Sex After Kids, Canada – World Premiere Directed by Jeremy Lalonde Cast: Paul Amos, Shannon Meckner, Katie Boland, Kristin Booth, Jay Brazeau
The Discoverers, USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Justin Schwartz Cast: Dreama Walker, John C. McGinley
Wasteland, UK – U.S. Premiere Directed by Rowan Athale Cast: Matthew Lewis, Iwan Rheon
INTERNATIONAL FEATURES Competition
About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar), Iraq – U.S. Premiere Directed by Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zamanpira Cast: Reza Behbudi, Mehdi Saki, Amin Sadeghi
Betrayal (Izmena), Russia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov Cast: Franziska Petri, Dejan Lilic
Boucherie Halal, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Babek Aliassa Cast: Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Fariba Bonakdar, Karim Babin, Christine Aubin Khalifah
Chaika, Russia/Georgia/Spain/Kazakhstan – U.S, Premiere Directed by Miguel Ángel Jiminez Cast: Salome Demuria, Gio Gabunia
Coming of Age (Anfang 80), Austria – West Coast Premiere Directed by Gerhard Ertl, Sabine Hiebler Cast: Christine Ostermayer, Karl Merkatz
Gangs of Wasseypur, India – West Coast Premiere Directed by Anurag Kashyap Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Piyush Mishra, Remma Sen, Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeishan Quadri, Pankaj Tripathi
The Deflowering of Eva Von End, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere Directed by Michiel ten Horn Cast: Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen
The Night Parade, France - U.S. Premiere Directed by Geraldine Maillet
Water, Israel - U.S. Premiere Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES Competition
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn Featuring: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave
Blood Brother, USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Steve Hoover Featuring: Steve Hoover, Rocky Braat
Buzkashi!, Canada – West Coast Premiere Directed by Najeeb Mirza
Handmade Cinema, Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Guido Torlonia Featuring: Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Maurizio Millenotti, Gabriella Pescucci
Men at Lunch, Ireland – West Coast Premiere Directed by Seán Ó Cualáin
More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany Directed by Markus Imhoof Featuring: Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer
Radioman, UK – West Coast Premiere Directed by Mary Kerr Featuring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Eva Mendes, Helen Mirren, Sting, Craig Castaldo, Meryl Streep
Rising From Ashes, USA/Rwanda/UK/South Africa Directed by T. C. Johnstone Featuring: Forest Whitaker
Somm, USA Directed by Jason Wise Featuring: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm
The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Marlo Poras
SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA Competition
7 Boxes, Paraguay Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori Cast: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali González, Nico García, Paletita, Manuel Portillo
After Lucia (Después De Lucia), Mexico Directed by Michel Franco Cast: Tessa La, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek, Hernán Mendoza
Chocó, Colombia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Cast: Esteban Copete, Karent Hinestroza
Clandestine Childhood, Argentina/Spain/Brazil Directed by Benjamin Ávila Cast: Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, César Troncoso
La Sirga, Colombia/France/Mexico – West Coast Premiere Directed by William Vega Cast: Floralba Achicanoy, Joghis Seudin Arias
Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica, Brazil/France – West Coast Premiere Directed by Marcelo Gomes Cast: Hermila Guedes, Maeve Jinkings
The Body, Spain – U.S. Premiere Directed by Oriol Paulo Cast: José Coronado, Belén Rueda, Hugo Silva, Aura Garrido
The Passion of Michelangelo, Chile Directed by Esteban Larraín Cast: Sebastián Ayala, Claudia Celedón
The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas (La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas), Mexico – U.S. Premiere Directed by Luis Mandoki Cast: Greisy Mena, Fernando Moreno
FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE Competition
Art of Conflict, Ireland/USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Valeri Vaughn Featuring: Vince Vaughn (narrator)
El Milagro, Spain – World Premiere Directed by Salomón Shang
High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Michael Oved Dayan Featuring: Isaac Sobol
It's Better to Jump, USA/Israel – World Premiere Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna B. Stewart, Patrick A. Stewart
Musicwood, USA/Madagascar – West Coast Premiere Directed by Maxine Trump Featuring: Kaki King, Yo La Tengo
Occupy the Movie, Canada – World Premiere Directed by Corey Ogilvie Featuring: Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Tim Pool
Revolution, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Rob Stewart Featuring: Rob Stewart, David Hannan, Boris Worm, Emily Hunter, Felix Finkbeiner
Stable Life, USA – World Premiere Directed by Sara MacPherson
The World Before Her, Canada Directed by Nisha Pahuja Featuring: Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh, Prachi Trivedi
SHORT FILMS Competition
Born Yesterday, USA- World Premiere Directed by Nate Larkin-Conolly Cast: Alex Creasia, Maggie Lyons, and Ari Costa
Buzkashi Boys, Afghanistan/USA Directed by Sam French Cast: Jawanmard Paiz, Wali Talash, and Fawad Mohammadi
Byron's Theme, USA- World Premiere Directed by Bennett Barbakow Cast: Bennett Barbakow, Max Marbakow, Grace Jackson, Nick Lentz, and Myles Pettengill
Dog Eat Dog, USA Directed by Sian Heder Cast: Sean Akers, Ellie Smith, and Sian Heder
F**k The Parents, USA- World Premiere Directed by Ethan Kuperberg Cast: Alexandra Barreto, Jill Soloway, and Robin Ruzan
Night Shift, New Zealand Directed by Zia Mandviwalla Cast: Anapela Polataivao and Leon Dobrinski
NSFW, USA- World Premiere Directed by Joseph Armario Cast: Ben York Jones, Jenny Hou
The Interagation, USA- World Premiere Directed by Drew Lewis Cast: Dawn Fields, James Popiden, and Debbie Rankin
The Op Shop, Australia Directed by Lee Rogers Cast: Christopher Gist, Lee Rogers, and Paul Kooperman
The Other Side, Israel Directed by Khen Shalem Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli
The Tea Party, USA Directed by Serena Reeder Cast: Bonnie Love, Carol Fritz, Angela Buckery, and Anthony Riley
The Test, USA- World Premiere Directed by Anthony DiBlasi Cast: Joe Daley, Lauren Bowles, and Patrick Fischler
Tiger Boy, Italy- US Premiere Directed by Gabriele Mainetti Cast: Francesco Foti, Lidia Vitale, and Simone Santini
ANIMATED SHORTS Competition
Butterflies, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Isabel Peppard Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Nicholas Hope, Henry Nixon, Honey Spence
Cicada Princess, USA Directed by Mauricio Baiocchi Cast: Stephen Fry
Head Over Heels, UK Directed by Timothy Reckart Cast: Nigel Anthony and Ruth Rayyah McCaul
Oh Willy…, Belgium Directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc Roels
Old Man, USA Directed by Leah Shore Cast: Charles Manson and Marlin Marynick
Sleight of Hand, Australia Directed by Michael Cusack
Yellow Stick Notes| Canadian Anijam, Canada- World Premiere Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns Cast: Marv Newland, Cordell Barker, Chris Hinton, Alison Snowden, David Fine, Janet Pearlman, and Paul Driess, en
KOLNOA SHORTS Competition
Barriers, Israel Directed by Golan Rise
The Other Side, Israel Directed by Khen Shalem Cast: David Fuerstein and Hanan Yehieli
Wherever You Go, Israel- US Premiere Directed by Ronny Sasson Angel
Brave 3D Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson
Frankenweenie 3D Directed by Tim Burton Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short
ParaNorman 3D Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Wreck It Ralph 3D Directed by Rich Moore Cast: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn Cast: Rowland S. Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Nick Cave
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, Canada – West Coast Premiere Directed by Laura Archibald Featuring: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Tom Chapin, Kris Kristofferson
Harana, Phillippines/USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Benito Bautista Featuring: Florante Aguilar, Celestino Aniel
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey, Canada Directed by James Cullingham
One Track Heart, USA/India – West Coast Premiere Directed by Jeremy Frindel Cast: Rick Rubin, Jason Becker, Ram Dass, Krishna Das
Punk in Africa, South Africa/Czech Republic/Zimbabwe/Mozambique – West Coast Premiere Directed by Keith Jones, Deon Maas Featuring: Paulo Chibanga, Michael Fleck, Ivan Kadey, Ruben Rose, Warwick Sony
Hannah Arendt, Germany/Luxembourg/France Directed by Margarethe von Trotta Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg
Out in the Dark, Israel/USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Michael Mayer Cast: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut
The Ballad of The Weeping Spring (Balada le'aviv ha'bohe), Israel – West Coast Premiere Directed by Benny Toraty Cast: Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban, Asher Dagan, Yonatan Dani, Peri Bar Delshdefer
The Dealers, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Oded Davidoff Cast: Alon Aboutboul, Moshe Ashkenazi, Rami Davidoff, Abdallah El Akal
Water, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Ahmad Bargouthi, Mohammad Fuad, Tal Haring, Yona Rozenkier, Nir Saar, Maya Sarfaty, Pini Tavger
Fly With The Crane, China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Li Ruijun Cast: Xingchun Ma, Long Tang, Siyi Wang
Motorway, Hong Kong – West Coast Premiere Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue
One Mile Above, China/Taiwan – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jiayi Du
Pieta, South Korea Directed by Ki-duk Kim Cast: Jeong-jin Lee, Min-soo Jo
The Mosuo Sisters, USA – West Coast Premiere Directed by Marlo Poras
The Silent War, Hong Kong/China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak Cast: Xun Zhou, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Mavis Fan, Xuebing Wang, Yong Dong, Lap-Man Sin
10 Deadliest Sharks, USA Directed by Moira Mann
Danube - Europe's Amazon, Germany Directed by Rita & Michael Schlamberger
Elephant Whisperer, Iceland Directed by Jóhann Sigfússon Featuring: Katherine Wogan (Narrator)
Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess, UK Directed by Michael deGruy
Incredible Suckers, USA Directed by Michael deGruy Featuring: Michael deGruy, Bruce Robison
Monster Squid: The Giant Squid Is Real, UK
Tempest From The Deep, USA Directed by Michael deGruy
The Octopus Show, USA Directed by Michael deGruy Featuring: Shari Belafonte, Michael deGruy
SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS
Charles Lloyd, Arrows Into Infinity, USA – World Premiere Directed by Dorothy Darr, Jeffery Morse
Mommy, I'm A Basterd!, USA – World Premiere Directed by Max Barbakow Featuring: Margo Barbakow, Bennett Barbakow, Jeff Barbakow, Wendy Reynolds, Lynn Reynolds, William Bradford Reynolds, Bobbi Smith
The Condor's Shadow, USA- World Premiere Directed by Jeff Mcloughlin
The Racket Boys, USA – World Premiere Directed by Brandon Willer Cast: Paul Haapaniemi, Dannikke Walkker, Brandon Willer
The Santa Ynez River Wilderness, USA – World Premiere Directed by Michael James Love
A Year in Burgundy USA – World Premiere Directed by David Kennard Cast: Martine Saunier
Family Meals, Croatia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Dana Budisavljevic
More Than Honey, Switzerland/Germany/Austria Directed by Markus Imhoof Cast: Fred Jaggi, John Miller, Liane Singer
Perú Sabe: Cuisine as an Agent of Social Change, Perú – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jesús M. Santos Featuring: Gaston Acurio, Ferran Adriá
Somm, USA Directed by Jason Wise Featuring: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm
Spinning Plates, USA Directed by Joseph Levy Cast: Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller
Barbara, Germany Directed by Christian Petzold Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld
Bound by Flesh, USA Directed by Leslie Zemeckis Featuring Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen
Caesar Must Die, Italy Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
In The Shadow, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Poland Directed by David Ondricek
Kon-Tiki, UK/Norway/Denmark Directed by Joachim Renning, Espen Sandberg Cast: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård
Laurence Anyways, Canada/France Directed by Xavier Dolan Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye
No, Chile/France/USA – West Coast Premiere / International Gala Directed by Pablo Larraín Cast: Gael García Bernal
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself, USA Directed by Tom Bean, Luke Poling Cast: Ken Burns, Ric Burns
Queen of Montreuil, France - U.S. Premiere Directed by Sólveing Anspach Cast: Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caruso
Sister, France/Switzerland Directed by Ursula Meier Cast: Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston
The Sapphires, Australia Directed by Wayne Blair Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy
TO THE MAXXX
Alaska Sessions: Surfing The Last Frontier, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Frederick Dickerson, Matthew McNeill Featuring: Mike McCune, Scott Dickerson, Ice Man (Don McNamara), Stephanie Dickerson, Donna Rae Faulkner, Wendy Kinnier McCune
Discovering Mavericks, USA – World Premiere Directed by Joshua Pomer
Driftwood, USA – World Premiere Directed by Peter Trow, Jim Brewer Cast: Shaun Tomson, Matt Becker, Genelle Ives, Joe Rowan, Sam George, Noah Yap, Ammy Naff, Jim Brewer
Isolated, USA/UK – World Premiere Directed by Justin Le Pera Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter
Storm Surfers 3D, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Justin McMillan, Chris Nelius Featuring: Tom Carroll, Ben Matson
The Invisible String, Germany/USA/Japan/Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jan Bäss Featuring: Chipper 'Bro' Bell, 'Crazy' John Brooks
The Signal Hill Speed Run, USA - World Premiere Directed by Jon Carnoy, Michael Horelick
Dial M For Murder Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly
Singin' in the Rain Directed by Stanley Donen Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor
The Shining Directed by Stanley Kubrick Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall
Brute Force, USA Directed by Ben Steinbauer Cast: Brute Force
Georgena Terry, USA Directed by Amanda Zackem Cast: Georgena Terry
Jujitsuing Reality, USA Directed by Chetin Chabuk Cast: Scott Lew
Just Add Water, Thailand- US Premiere Directed by Franck Janin and Luc Janin
Mr. Twister- USA- World Premiere Directed by Clay Westervelt Cast: Brian Tolley
The Art of Boxing, USA- US Premiere Directed by Andrew Flakelar Cast: Newton Kidd
The Bronzer, USA Directed by Peyton Wilson
SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKERS
SB Short Films:
A Tiny Portal, USA Directed by Stephanie Gumpel Cast: Stephanie Gumpel, Ann Benson, Richard Riehle, and Alan Collett
Jack, USA- World Premiere Directed by Grace Jackson Cast: Jack English
Memorial, USA- World Premiere Directed by Jason Hallows Cast: Tony Alvarez, Sarah Prikryl, Melody Zara, and Craig Welzbacher
Ride, USA- World Premiere Directed by Chris Yasko Cast: Seinn Schlidt
The Condition, USA Directed by René Caballero Cast: Brett Sherry, Aleksandr Filen, Kelly Wood, Kelly Decker, Marianne Madsen, and Matt Dumont
The Chef at the Little Washington, USA- World Premiere Directed by Michael Pyon Cast: Patrick O'Connell
The Meter, USA- World Premiere Directed by Roy Hathon Cast: Patrick Hubbard, Kevin Saunders
This is Caroline, USA Directed by Danny Abel Cast: Hannah Pearl Utt, Blake Berris, Zoe Farmingdale, and Leora Kalish
Baba Uncensored, USA
Cosmic Warrior: A Journey from LA to Albuquerque, USA
In the Studio with Nani Chacon, USA
LA Freeway Kids: the Restoration of an Olympic Mural, USA
Mictlan Murals in Boyle Heights, USA
Rhythmetik's First Time: the making of a music video, USA
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:46:13 GMT
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Two people were arrested Sunday after leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol on a pursuit. It started at 19th and Paso Robles streetsMore >>
Two people were arrested Sunday after leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol on a pursuit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:29:12 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- More than 200 people across the Central Coast walked in Santa Barbara to bring awareness to a 'silent' disease. Digestive diseases such as Chron's and Colitis affect one inMore >>
More than 200 people across the Central Coast walked in Santa Barbara to bring awareness to a 'silent' disease.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:14:07 GMT
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Federal investigators are in Connecticut inspecting the scene of a commuter train crash. Officials said it could take days before the busy section of track reopens. During the FridayMore >>
Federal investigators are in Connecticut inspecting the scene of a commuter train crash. Officials said it could take days before the busy section of track reopens.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:08:19 GMT
DAMASCUS, VA -- According to the Associated Press, a car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in Damascus, a small Virginia town. Around 50 to 60 people were hurt, according to reports. No fatalitiesMore >>
According to the Associated Press, a car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in Damascus, a small Virginia town.More >>