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Contents Macon Film Commission Elliott Dunwody Terrell Sandefur Stephanie Shadden Tabitha Lynne Walker

Film Festival Headquarters Screening Venues

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Workshops

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Map

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After Parties

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Macon Film Festival Executive Committee

Special Guest

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Terrell Sandefur

Film & Award Categories

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President

Screening Schedule

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Vice-president

Official Selections Directory

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Priscilla Esser

Jurors

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Our Sponsors

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Elliott Dunwody

Secretary

Julie Wilkerson Treasurer

Tony Long, Sr. Member at large

Tabitha Lynne Walker Member at large

Schedules are subject to change. Visit MaconFilmFestival.com for up-to-date information.

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Welcome to the 9th annual Macon Film Festival! We are excited to be your host. Historic downtown Macon, Georgia, has been referred to as a movie set in its own right. On behalf of our board of directors, I thank you for coming. For years, visiting filmmakers have called Macon Film Festival the Friendliest Film Festival in the World. We strive to welcome filmmakers and patrons alike and we encourage you to fully immerse yourself in the festival experience. There are film screenings at three historic venues, filmmaker workshops and some of the best after parties known in the film festival circuit. Just a friendly warning: beware of the MAGATINI, the festival’s signature cocktail. This killer concoction just may be one of the reasons MovieMaker Magazine recently named us one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World. This year’s official selections are diverse: There is something for everyone. The caliber of the films is the best ever, so we hope you will attend as many of the screenings as possible and participate in the Question & Answer sessions that follow the blocks. You may be talking to the next Oscar nominee or Sundance star. Filmmakers, we hope you will take time to look around while you are here. Consider our town for your upcoming film projects. Our Macon Film Commissioners will be happy to answer your questions. Enjoy the festival! Terrell Sandefur President, Macon Film Festival

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Macon Film Festival

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Heidi Lancaster 2013 – Present

EDUCATION & OUTREACH COMMITTEE

EDUCATION & OUTREACH (CO-CHAIR) SCREENINGS & SUBMISSIONS

Danny Davis 2013 – Present

Tony Long

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE (CHAIR)

FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER

Committee & Staff

Jeff Bruce 2013 – Present

2006 – Present Elliott Dunwody 2008 – Present FILM COMMISSION (CHAIR) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (VICE PRESIDENT) SCREENINGS & SUBMISSIONS COMMITTEE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (MEMBER AT LARGE)

Sam Macfie 2013 – Present EDUCATION & OUTREACH (CO-CHAIR) FINANCE COMMITTEE

Tim Regan-Porter 2013 – Present

Priscilla Esser 2009 – Present SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE (CHAIR)

MARKETING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (SECRETARY)

Terrell Sandefur 2006 – Present

MARKETING COMMITTEE

MARKETING COMMITTEE (CHAIR)

April Hornsby 2013 – Present FINANCE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (PRESIDENT) FILM COMMISSION FINANCE COMMITTEE

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Committee & Staff

2014

Macon Film Festival

Tabitha Lynne Walker FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER

2006 – Present SCREENINGS & SUBMISSIONS COMMITTEE (CHAIR)

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE NON BOARD MEMBERS:

Angel Collins MARKETING

Jennifer Hayslip

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (MEMBER AT LARGE)

HOST

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Ashley Hopkinson

FILM COMMISSION

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Kathy Hoskins

Julie Wilkerson 2008-Present

MARKETING

Canaan Marshall

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (TREASURER)

HOST

Brooke Merril

FINANCE SCREENINGS & SUBMISSIONS COMMITTEE

HOST

Stephanie Shadden FILM COMMISSION

STAFF:

Tammy Spires ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The Macon Film Festival is made possible by the support of sponsors, advertisers, filmmakers, jurors, volunteers and audience members. None of this would be possible without you. Thank you!

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Venues

Macon Film Festival Headquarters Buy tickets and t-shirts, pick up a Festival program, get answers to your questions or just stop in to say hello. We’re located at 567 Cherry Street in downtown Macon. Tues, Feb 25 Wed, Feb 26 Thurs, Feb 27 Fri, Feb 28 Sat, Mar 1 Sun, Mar 2

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Call (478) 256-3809 or email: tickets.maconfilmfestival@gmail.com

Festival Shuttle: Thurs–Sat, starts at 9 am at Holiday Inn North. The last pick will be at 2 am at the After Party location. On Sunday, the shuttle runs 9 am to Midnight with the last pickup at the After Party location.

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Screening Venue 8

The Cox Capitol Theatre (CCT) opened its doors for the first time on November 10, 1916, and with its gold fiber theatre screen, The Capitol served the citizens of Central Georgia in style. In 1976 the doors closed for 30 years. Renovation began in 2003 and the theatre re-opened as Cox Capitol Theatre in January of 2006. Since that time, the theatre has become a cornerstone in the revitalization effort of downtown Macon and is once again a symbol of community, operating as a movie house and live entertainment venue. Cox Capitol Theatre is located at 382 Second Street.


Screening Venue

The Douglass Theatre (DT) opened as the premier movie theatre and vaudeville hall for AfricanAmerican citizens in the city and hosted early jazz and blues greats such as Otis Redding, Bessie Smith, James Brown, Ma Rainey and Little Richard. The theatre closed in 1972 and re-opened, newly renovated, in 1997. It now serves all races and cultures, providing multicultural events and films as well as holding educational performances for area school children. The Douglass Theatre is located at 355 MLK Jr. Blvd.

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Screening Venue 10

567 Center for Renewal (567) works for the revitalization of downtown Macon through access to music and the arts, educational and small business assistance and city beautification. It is fast becoming one of Macon’s favorite art scenes, as well as hosting some of the best music in Georgia and providing mentoring, networking, and a range of other services to help new businesses get started. The 567 is located at 533 Cherry Street.


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Macon Film Festival

CREW 101 | FRI, Feb. 28, 2-3 pm Troy Moore, Jan Mullins Workshop is focused on the basic skills needed to work behind the lens. From Camera Operation to Directing, this introductory class will give participants an insider’s guide to working on a crew.

Workshops

All Workshops will be conducted at The 567 Center for Renewal @ 533 Cherry Street.

“Moving to Pictures” | SAT, Mar. 1, 11-12 am Rebecca Baker, Katie Gathmann Workshop is focused on making the transition into the entertainment industry, what jobs are available, skills needed and how to book more paying work.

ART MATTERS FILM SYMPOSIUM SAT, Mar. 1, 5:30 pm - 7 pm Matthew Modine CASTING 101 | SUN, Mar. 2, 2-3 pm Cynthia Stillwell

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Workshops are FREE but space is limited.

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On-street parking is free on weekends. On week days it’s free for 2 hrs (move your car after 2 hrs to avoid a $10 parking ticket).

Festival Shuttle: Thurs–Sat, starts 9 am @ Holiday Inn North. Last pick up at the After Parties is 2 am. On Sunday, shuttle runs 9 am to Midnight. X Festival Headquarters

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After Party Venue

Screening Venue

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Parking Decks


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Macon Film Festival

(Festival Shuttle runs to Holiday Inn North until 2 am.)

Thur.,

Feb. 27 @ Downtown Grill 562 Mulberry Street Lane

Sat.,

Catering by The Downtown Grill

Breakfast Buffet by Good-To-Go

Fri., Feb. 28 @ old Karsten-Denson Building 536 Third Street

Sun., Mar. 2 @ Cox Capitol Theatre 382 Second Street

Soul Food Buffet by Good-To-Go

Special performance by Jim Avett!

Mar. l @ SoChi Gallery 534 Second Street

After Parties

Thurs–Sat., After Parties are 10:30 pm - 2 am. On Sunday, 10:30 pm–midnight. You must be at least 21 with an All-Access Pass to be admitted.

Pizza (Yum!)

Watch the Academy Awards on the Big Screen!

FiLMMAKER MiXERS*

5:30pm-7:00pm

Thur.

Fri.

Sun.

@ Festival Headquarters 567 Cherry Street

@ SoChi Gallery 534 Second Street

@ old KarstenDenson Building 536 Third Street

*All-Access Pass Required.

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Special Guest 14

MATTHEW MODINE has been called “one of the best, most adaptable film actors of his generation” by legendary NY Times film critic Vincent Canby. Modine has worked with many of the film industry’s most acclaimed directors including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme, and John Sayles. Throughout his career he has been nominated for three Golden Globes and is the recipient of one for Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts. Modine is well remembered for the title character in Alan Parker’s film Birdy which won the Cannes Film Festivals Gran Prix Award and for his role as Private Joker, the central character of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket. His work in Alan Rudolph’s Equinox helped earn the film four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Film and Best Actor. He is the recipient of a Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Golden Lion Award. In 2012, Modine starred in Christopher Nolan's Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises, the Edward Zwick-produced Family Weekend


Special Guest

and Girl in Progress opposite Eva Mendes. His latest short film, Jesus was a Commie, an avant garde dialectial conversation about the world and the prominent issues of modern society won the Founders Prize for Best Short Film at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival and is currently playing festivals worldwide. Matthew is also noted for playing the role of “Sculley� in the Steve Jobs biopic JOBS, a film that premiered at SUNDANCE 2013. Matthew also completed production on the mini-series CAT. 8 in late 2012. CAT. 8 premiered on REELZ Channel in 2013. Matthew is currently filming the lead in the feature film ALTAR in the UK.

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Film Categories

2014

Macon Film Festival

Animation Sponsored by SJS Health Documentary Feature Documentary Short Sponsored by Georgia Power Music Documentary Music Video Sponsored by SJS Health Narrative Feature Sponsored by Georgia Film Commission Narrative Short Student Short Sponsored by NewTown Macon

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Animation sponsored by SJS Health Documentary Feature Documentary Short sponsored by Georgia Power Music Documentary Music Video sponsored by SJS Health Narrative Feature sponsored by Georgia Film Commission Narrative Short Student Short sponsored by NewTown Macon Best Best Best Best Best

Actor/Actress sponsored by Ingleside Village Pizza Cinematography Director sponsored by Henry & Deborah Oliner Editing sponsored by Robins Federal Credit Union Sound Design sponsored by Commercial Furnishings

Award Categories

Recognition will be awarded to films representing excellence in these categories:

BEST IN SHOW - Melvyn Douglas Award Sponsored by Paula Kapiloff and Marsha Kapiloff

AUDIENCE CHOICE - Documentary THE KAREN BLACK AUDIENCE CHOICE - Narrative Feature

AUDIENCE CHOICE - Narrative Short The Audience Choice awards are sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Chris Hendry

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Melvyn Douglas was born in Macon on April 5, 1901. His career The Melvyn Douglas began on Broadway in 1928 and Best in Show Award alternated between stage and screen for the rest of his life. He won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Hud and Being There (for which he also won a Golden Globe) and he was nominated for Best Actor for his work in I Never Sang for My Father. He had memorable roles in The Changeling, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Death Takes a Holiday, Ninotchka (opposite Greta Garbo) and Ghost Story. He won an Emmy Award for a CBS Playhouse performance and was nominated for his turn in Inherit the Wind, and he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for The Best Man. His wife of 50 years, Helen Gahagan Douglas, was a three-term Congresswoman in California and served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Kennedy. The Macon Film Festival “Best in Show” award was named in honor of Melvyn Douglas during the 5th Annual Macon Film Festival in 2010. Douglas’ granddaughter, actress Illeana Douglas ,accepted the honor on behalf of the Douglas family. The Melvyn Douglas Best in Show Award is sponsored by Marsha Kapiloff and Paula Kapiloff.

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Karen Black performed in over 150 films as well as many Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Her performance opposite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces made her a star and household name, and earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She won another Golden Globe for her role in The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress for John Schlesinger’s Day of the Locust. Ms. Black appeared in numerous other iconic films such as Easy Rider, Airport 1975, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy, Jimmy Dean, Nashville (which garnered a Grammy nomination) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot. She reached a new generation of fans more recently with her role as Mother Firefly in Rob Zombie’s House of a 1,000 Corpses. Ms. Black was a great supporter of independent film and a featured guest of the 2008 Macon Film Festival, screening Steve Balderson’s Firecracker. During her visit, Ms. Black captivated the hearts of Central Georgia and Macon Film Festival patrons and guests. She returned to Macon in 2009 to film Stuck, and again in 2010 when the film screened at the 5th Annual Macon Film Festival. She spent several weeks in Macon in September 2009 rehearsing and performing in her play Missouri Waltz.

The Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature

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Ms. Black touched our hearts with her wit, charm and endearing personality. It is our great honor and pleasure to name the Macon Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature after our dear friend Karen Black. This year the Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Chris Hendry.

“If you can write it, I can be it.”

—KAREN BLACK

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FEB 27

@ Cox Capitol Theatre

Student Shorts – Group #2 (72:00) The Peach Creek Show (10:00) The Dress (12:00) The Promise (15:00) Until the Dust Settles (17:00) A Tibetan Marriage (18:00)

12:15 PM

Music Documentary Brother’s Hypnotic (87:00)

2:00 PM

Narrative Shorts – Group #3 (83:00) Grace (8:00) Exposures (12:00) El Lado Frio de la Almohada (12:00) The Redwoods (13:00) Sticks & Stones (18:00) Consumed (20:00)

3:45 PM

Documentary Feature Linar (82:00)

7:30 PM

SPECIAL SCREENING with Festival Guest Q&A

Thursday Schedule

10:45 AM

Muscle Shoals Directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier Featuring: Gregg Allman, Bono, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, and many others.

By the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is an unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music.

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Thursday

FEB 27

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@ Douglass Theatre

11:00 AM

Narrative Feature The Last of the Great Romantics (65:00)

12:30 PM

Narrative Shorts - Group #4 (85:00) The Bash (5:00) Plan B (8:00) Morales (6:00) Ham (11:00) Flicker (11:00) Til Death (20:00) The Watch (25:00)

2:15 PM

Documentary Shorts (90:00) Herd in Iceland (28:00) Humanexus (13:00) I’ll Be Fine (15:00) Jungle Warfare College (10:00) Soaring on Invisible Wings (24:00)

4:00 PM

Narrative Feature Tu Seras Un Homme (87:00)


FEB 27

@ 567 Center for Renewal

Student Shorts – Group #1 (77:00) A Call (8:00) Deep Emotion (10:00) Lost Swag (13:00) Echoes (14:00) Border Patrol (15:00) The Spectator (17:00)

12:30 PM

Animation Shorts (25:00) Baxter (3:00) Building a Relationship (3:00) The Mega Plush (4:00) Light Me Up (9:00) Sole Searching (3:00)

1:15 PM

Narrative Shorts – Group #5 (73:00) Alice (5:00) Trois Nuits et une Mort (30:00) Rose, Mary and Time (38:00)

2:45 PM

Documentary Feature Landfall: The Eyes of Sandy (105:00)

4:45 PM

Music Video Shorts (37:00) Dark Comedy (5:00) Eve (3:00) Found (4:00) From One Island to Another (6:00) Hey Amariah (4:00) Never Be That Tough (3:00) Switzerland (4:00) Under Cold Bright Stars (3:00) Upon Your Enemy (5:00)

Thursday

11:00 AM

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Brother’s Keeper Directed by Josh Mills and T.J. Amato Starring Alex and Graham Miller

Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have been side by side since the womb. But that's about to change. Brother’s Keeper takes moviegoers on an incredible journey through rural Georgia in the 1950s: from Main Street to the State Penitentiary, from young love to a heinous crime of passion, from counterfeit justice to forgiveness forged through pain, from God's mercy to the ultimate sacrifice.

The first feature-length movie from Desert Wind Films, Brother’s Keeper is co-directed by Josh Mills and T.J. Amato and stars Alex and Graham Miller as Pete and Andy. The cast includes Daniel Samonas, Michael Rooker, Robyn Lively, Ray Wise, MacKenzie Mauzy, and award-winning singer Travis Tritt.

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FEB 28

@ Cox Capitol Theatre

Narrative Shorts – Group #1 (90:00) Boxes (10:00) Only Fair (10:00) Searching for Signals (15:00) Picture Show (15:00) Discover Kasper (40:00)

12:45 PM

Documentary Feature A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times (77:00)

2:30 PM

Narrative Feature Desires of the Heart (88:00)

4:15 PM

Narrative Shorts – Group #2 (86:00) Drain (10:00) Restitution (13:00) Crossroad (14:00) Flip Fantasia (19:00) Lapsus (30:00)

7:30 PM

SPECIAL SCREENING: Brother’s Keeper with Festival Guest Q&A

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Friday Schedule

11:00 AM

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Friday

FEB 28

@ Douglass Theatre

11:00 AM

Music Documentary Open Mic Night After the Apocalypse (90:00)

12:45 PM

Documentary Feature Bittersweet (78:00)

2:30 PM

Narrative Feature Il Rosa Nudo (70:00)

4:00 PM

Narrative Feature Congratulations! (90:00)

@ 567 Center for Renewal

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10:00 AM

Documentary Shorts (90:00) Herd in Iceland (28:00) Humanexus (13:00) I’ll Be Fine (15:00) Jungle Warfare College (10:00) Soaring on Invisible Wings (24:00)

11:45 AM

Narrative Feature The Space Jockey Pursuit (103:00)

1:45 PM

Music Documentary When My Sorrow Died (87:00)

3:30 PM

Music Documentary Scarred but Smarter: The Life n Times of Drivin n Cryin (107:00)


Birdy Directed by Alan Parker Starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird. Cannes Film Festival 1985 Won, Grand Prize of the Jury (Alan Parker) Rated: R

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MAR 01

@ Cox Capitol Theatre

Narrative Feature The Last of the Great Romantics (65:00)

11:20 AM

Documentary Feature Bittersweet (78:00)

1:00 PM

Music Video Shorts (37:00) Dark Comedy (5:00) Eve (3:00) Found (4:00) From One Island to Another (6:00) Hey Amariah (4:00) Never Be That Tough (3:00) Switzerland (4:00) Under Cold Bright Stars (3:00) Upon Your Enemy (5:00)

2:00 PM

Narrative Feature The Space Jockey Pursuit (103:00)

4:00 PM

Documentary Feature Linar (82:00)

7:30 PM

FESTIVAL AWARDS

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Saturday Schedule

10:00 AM

& SPECIAL SCREENING: Birdy Q&A with Matthew Modine

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Saturday

MAR 01

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@ Douglass Theatre

10:15 AM

Animation Shorts (25:00) Baxter (3:00) Building a Relationship (3:00) The Mega Plush (4:00) Light Me Up (9:00) Sole Searching (3:00)

11:00 AM

Documentary Feature Landfall: The Eyes of Sandy (105:00)

1:00 PM

Narrative Feature Birthday Cake (88:00)

2:45 PM

Student Shorts – Group #1 (77:00) A Call (8:00) Deep Emotion (10:00) Lost Swag (13:00) Echoes (14:00) Border Patrol (15:00) The Spectator (17:00)

4:15 PM

Narrative Shorts – Group #5 (73:00) Alice (5:00) Trois Nuits et une Mort (30:00) Rose, Mary and Time (38:00)


MAR 01

@ 567 Center for Renewal

Narrative Shorts – Group #4 (85:00) The Bash (5:00) Plan B (8:00) Morales (6:00) Ham (11:00) Flicker (11:00) Til Death (20:00) The Watch (25:00)

11:45 AM

Music Documentary Brother’s Hypnotic (87:00)

1:30 PM

Narrative Feature Tu Seras Un Homme (87:00)

3:15 PM

Narrative Short – Group #1 (90:00) Boxes (10:00) Only Fair (10:00) Searching for Signals (15:00) Picture Show (15:00) Discover Kasper (40:00)

Saturday

10:00 AM

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MAR 02

@ Cox Capitol Theatre

Narrative Feature Il Rosa Nudo (70:00)

11:15 AM

Narrative Feature Congratulations! (90:00)

1:00 PM

Narrative Feature Birthday Cake (88:00)

2:45 PM

Music Documentary When My Sorrow Died (87:00)

6:30 PM

SPECIAL SCREENING

Nebraska Directed by Alexander Payne Starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte

Sunday Schedule

10:00 AM

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

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MAR 02

@ Douglass Theatre

10:00 AM

Narrative Shorts – Group #3 (83:00) Grace (8:00) Exposures (12:00) El Lado Frio de la Almohada (12:00) The Redwoods (13:00) Sticks & Stones (18:00) Consumed (20:00)

11:45 AM

Music Documentary Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin n Cryin (107:00)

1:45 PM

Documentary Feature A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times (77:00)

3:15 PM

Narrative Shorts – Group #2 (86:00) Drain (10:00) Restitution (13:00) Crossroad (14:00) Flip Fantasia (19:00) Lapsus (30:00)


MAR 02

@ 567 Center for Renewal

Narrative Feature Desires of the Heart (88:00)

2:45 PM

Student Shorts – Group #2 (72:00) The Peach Creek Show (10:00) The Dress (12:00) The Promise (15:00) Until the Dust Settles (17:00) A Tibetan Marriage (18:00)

4:15 PM

Music Documentary Open Mic Night After the Apocalypse (90:00)

Sunday

1:00 PM

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Alice Director: Candy Li USA THUR SAT

567 DT

1:15 PM 4:15 PM

A young French girl, Alice, comes out of an Expressionist painting and forms a friendship with the lonely older security guard, Tom, who has been longing for his missing daughter.

NS The Bash (5 mins)

Director: Tyson FitzGerald USA THUR SAT

A couple on the verge of breaking up suddenly find themselves in a life or death situation, that exposes the depths of their love for each other.

DT 567

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

Official Selections

(5 mins)

VIOLENCE LANGUAGE

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

Official Selections

Baxter (3 mins)

Director: Ty Coyle USA THUR SAT

567 DT

12:30 PM 10:15 AM

Our story revolves around Baxter, a raccoon, and a candy store. Baxter breaks into Granny’s Sweet Shop to reorganize the disorderly candy store. However, Baxter’s compulsiveness leads to the destruction of the shop itself.

A Birthday Cake (88 mins)

Director: Chad Darnell USA SAT SUN

DT CCT

1:00 PM 1:00 PM

LANGUAGE SEXUAL SITUATIONS

A mockumentary following the three days leading up to the first birthday party of a child with two gay parents: television actor Steven James and his screenwriter husband, Daniel Ferguson. A movie about the family we are born into and the family we create.

NF 46

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Bittersweet Director: Marieke Niestadt Netherlands

Female boxer Diana Prazak always wanted to fight the best in her league. She accepts an invitation by top world boxer Frida Wallberg to fight her for the WBC world title in Stockholm. The brutal fight leaves Diana to consider if she truly got what she wished for.

FRI SAT

DT CCT

12:45 PM 11:20 AM

LANGUAGE VIOLENCE

DF Border Patrol (15 mins)

Director: Peter Baumann United Kingdom THUR SAT

Carl and Franz are all ready to get off work and watch the big match against Austria when they make an unwelcome discovery. So, deal with it, or make it someone else’s problem?

567 DT

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

Official Selections

(78 mins)

LANGUAGE

S Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

Official Selections

Boxes (10 mins)

Director: Jason Winn USA FRI SAT

CCT 567

11:00 AM 3:15 PM

Boxes examines homelessness through the eyes of two young boys whose parents have lost their sense of family. But in the end, their parents learn what is important and restore our hope in them, and therefore, in ourselves.

NS Brothers Hypnotic (87 mins)

Director: Reuben Atlas Netherlands/USA THUR SAT

CCT 567

LANGUAGE

12:15 PM 11:45 AM

All eight men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are the sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. The values their father bred into them are constantly tested. They must decide whether their father’s principles are really their own.

MD 48

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


(3 mins)

Director: Brittany Portman USA

Red Brick, a dilapidated building, is part of urban blight. Steele N. Glass is a magnificent structure that adorns the skyline and stands next to Red Brick. Red Brick is infatuated with Steele and wishes to win her. Ah...love is in the air!

THUR SAT

567 DT

12:30 PM 10:15 AM

A A Call (8 mins)

Director: Ien Chi USA THUR SAT

A fugitive’s botched crime. An officer’s pursuit. Two characters search for righteousness but in their own vastly different ways, shining light on the true natures of each.

567 DT

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

Official Selections

Building a Relationship

LANGUAGE DRUG USE VIOLENCE

S Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

Official Selections

Congratulations! (90 mins)

Director: Mike Brune USA FRI SUN

DT CCT

4:00 PM 11:15 AM

Veteran Detective Dan Skok of the Missing Persons Bureau lands a case about a 6 year old boy who disappears inside his house. What should be a traditional investigation becomes a comic exploration of a man whose profession is a perpetual search.

LANGUAGE

NF Consumed (20 mins)

Director: Tariq Nasir United Kingdom THUR SUN

CCT DT

NUDITY

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

Consumed observes one woman’s overpowering addiction. The kind covered up with charm and hospitality... until night comes. Until guests go to sleep. Until this woman’s needs cannot remain unaddressed.

NS 50

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Crossroad Director: Mehran Rows Australia FRI SUN

Ethan, a loving father and husband, risks destroying himself and his family as he deals with an addiction that will change everything.

CCT DT

4:15 PM 3:15 PM

LANGUAGE DRUG USE

NS Dark Comedy (5 mins)

Director: Jeremy Oliver Miller, Lawayne Bontrager

Official Selections

(14 mins)

USA THUR SAT

Dark Comedy is a music video telling the story of a domestic violence victim who gets by with a little help from a friend. Written and performed by Summer Dare. It was originally created for and winner of the 2012 Atlanta Music Video Project.

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

MV Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

Official Selections

Deep Emotion (10 mins)

Director: Justin Litton United Kingdom THUR SAT

567 DT

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

LANGUAGE DRUG USE SEXUAL SITUATIONS

Deep Emotion is an exploration of people’s perceptions of student filmmakers and short films. Both hilariously funny and thought-provoking, the twin narratives of the film and its audience provide a playful discourse between the sublime and the ridiculous.

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Desires of the Heart (88 mins)

Directors: James Kicklighter & Rajesh Rathi India/USA FRI SUN

CCT 567

2:30 PM 1:00 PM

Dr. Kris Sharma is a psychiatrist from India practicing in Savannah, Georgia, when he meets Madeline, a local artist. As their relationship begins, Kris is summoned home for an arranged marriage. He discovers secrets that may seal his destiny.

NF 52

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Discover Kasper Director: Seth Christian USA FRI SAT

CCT 567

11:00 AM 3:15 PM

Discover Kasper is the story of how a sad, quirky man breaks out of his comfort zone in search of not only his identity, but friendship. As Kasper oddly finds hope through a toy firefly, the relationship reveals a truth about himself and the world.

NS Drain (10 mins)

Director: Eric Otten USA FRI SUN

CCT DT

4:15 PM 3:15 PM

Official Selections

(40 mins)

A young woman is desperate to save her father in the dry, post-apocalyptic world where water is running out. VIOLENCE

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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The Dress (12 mins)

Director: Alvaro Congosto USA THUR SUN

CCT 567

10:45 PM 2:45 PM

Jamie loves Laura, but he also has another passion: No, it’s not dresses, it’s photographs. Jamie is obsessed with the image of a girl, and the girl is not Laura. Jamie will discover what is so fascinating about images that he can’t find in real life.

S Echoes (14 mins)

Director: Diane Bou-Chedid Lebanon THUR SAT

567 DT

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

After finding the tapes of her deceased father, a young woman decides to visit his place and collect his memories through his echoes.

NUDITY

S 54

Animation

Documentary Feature

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Music Video


(12 mins)

Director: Herminio Cardiel Spain THUR SUN

A couple who just met is going to share a bed and its pillow that same night.

CT DT

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

SEXUAL SITUATIONS

NS Eve (3 mins)

Director: Nicholas Goodman USA THUR SAT

Who is Eve really, but the essence of all women?

567 CCT

Official Selections

El Lado Frio de la Almohada

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

MV Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Exposures (12 mins)

Director: Jonathan P. Gribbin USA THUR SUN

CCT DT

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

VIOLENCE

Harper Lowell is a photographer who peaked early in his career with a controversial photo. The source of his success led to his eventual downfall and status as a pariah. His search for his next big picture drives him into insanity.

NS Flicker (11 mins)

Director: Bouha Kazmi United Kingdom THUR SAT

DT 567

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

A fragmented story of loss and selfdiscovery, following a vulnerable drifter girl as she treads desolate hollow ground.

NS 56

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Flip Fantasia Director: Cady McClain USA FRI SUN

A short film about love and death, Flip Fantasia follows four young urban men through the after effects of a wild night out in NYC and the emotional process of letting go.

CCT DT

4:15 PM 3:15 PM

DRUG USE LANGUAGE

NS Found (4 mins)

Director: Shadower USA THUR SAT

The song “Found” depicts a personal struggle of one wanting to be a good person but still finding faults in oneself. The music video tells a story through props and mini-scenes.

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

Official Selections

(19 mins)

LANGUAGE

MV Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times (77 mins)

Director: Samantha Grant USA FRI SUN

CCT DT

12:45 PM 1:45 PM

A Fragile Trust tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism.

DF From One Island to Another (6 mins)

Director: Paul Jerndal Sweden THUR SAT

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

The film shows us that what could seem to be the largest contrasts sometimes are not. By taking the audience from a Swedish Island to the island Manhattan, the contrasts are suddenly erased. And finally it seems like very similar places.

MV 58

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Grace Directors: Faye Viviana, Haley Sims USA

In an artistic depiction of the beauty found in the grittiness and struggles of life, the day of a prostitute and a ballet dancer are juxtaposed against the poignant sound of “Amazing Grace,� illustrating the way we ultimately persevere with grace.

THUR SUN

CCT DT

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

SEXUAL SITUATIONS

NS Ham (11 mins)

Director: Robert Ford United Kingdom THUR SAT

DT 567

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

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(8 mins)

Cover me in mayo, cover me in cheese, make a sandwich out of me, Linda.

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Herd in Iceland (28 mins)

Director: Lindsay Blatt Iceland/USA THUR FRI

DT 567

2:15 PM 10:00 AM

Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses onto the island. During summer, the horses live a wild existence, Every September, they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners.

DS Hey Amariah (4 mins)

Director: Bobby McCullough USA THUR SAT

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

Death On Two Wheels, a rock-n-roll band from Atlanta, visits the historic Grant’s Lounge to get day drunk and ends up having a vision of themselves becoming the next legendary band to hit the stage.

MV 60

Animation

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Music Video


Humanexus Directors: Katy Borner, Ying-Fang Shen USA

The human race has long searched for meaningful interpersonal connections. Tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new challenge. We must always ask: Is this what we want? What do we want?

THUR FRI

DT 567

2:15 PM 10:00 AM

DS I’ll Be Fine (15 mins)

Director: Micha Hilliard USA THUR FRI

DT 567

2:15 PM 10:00 AM

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(13 mins)

I’ll Be Fine is a short documentary about a family, their home, and the trials of living with a nineteen-year-old son who has autism. Love alone holds their family together as they face everyday exhaustion and an unknown future.

DS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Il Rosa Nudo (70 mins)

Director: Giovanni Coda Italy FRI SUN

DT CCT

2:30 PM 10:00 AM

LANGUAGE VIOLENCE SEXUAL SITUATIONS

Il Rosa Nudo (Naked Rose) is an experimental film inspired by the life of the French “Pink Triangle” deported Pierre Seel. At seventeen, Seel was arrested by the Nazis on charges of homosexuality and sent to a concentration camp.

NF Jungle Warfare College (10 mins)

Director: Jesse Veverka USA THUR FRI

DT 567

VIOLENCE

2:15 PM 10:00 AM

India has an ongoing insurgency that tests the limits of its constitutional democracy. Chhattisgarh, a new state, is the center of a Maoist uprising. This film shows a cross section of this conflict and Brigadier BK Ponwar who vows to fight it.

DS 62

Animation

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Music Video


(105 mins)

Director: Andrew Pearson USA THUR SAT

A JETTY Film For Relief featuring the resurgence of the Long Beach Island Communities and Stafford Township, New Jersey, following the wake of Super Storm Sandy.

567 DT

2:45 PM 11:00 AM

DF Lapsus (30 mins)

Director: Karim Ouaret France FRI SUN

Terry is a psychologically disturbed predator. Terry thinks he is the hero of a comic gangster that he is reading: Gentleman Gangster. Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomena – Lapsus Memoriae: a slip of memory.

CCT DT

4:15 PM 3:15 PM

Official Selections

Landfall: The Eyes of Sandy

LANGUAGE VIOLENCE NUDITY

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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The Last of the Great Romantics (65 mins)

Director: Duncan Skiles USA THUR SAT

DT CCT

11:00 AM 10:00 AM

LANGUAGE

Cameron Hill is plumbing the depths of heartbreak, loneliness, and despair after being dumped by his girlfriend Marla. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with his neighbor Kate, but their relationship is put to the test when Marla returns.

NF Light Me Up (9 mins)

Director: Derek Dolechek USA THUR SAT

567 DT

12:30 PM 10:15 AM

The Wattsons are a family of light bulbs working in an antique shop. Frank and Linda run a business of managing the bulbs in the store. Their son, Louie, takes over, discovering he has dreams of traveling across the street to be a spotlight in the local theater.

A 64

Animation

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Music Video


Linar Director: Nastia Tarasova Russian Federation THUR SAT

CCT CCT

3:45 PM 4:00 PM

Linar doesn’t have a heart. The boy can’t grow up without it. Linar embarks on a journey to another country in search of a heart.

DF Lost Swag (13 mins)

Director: Rachel Foley USA THUR SAT

567 DT

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

Official Selections

(82 mins)

After a social networking faux paus with the girl of his dreams, straight edge Will unravels and finds himself chasing after a cop, and swagger.

S Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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The Mega Plush (4 mins)

Director: Matt Burniston USA THUR SAT

567 DT

12:30 PM 10:15 AM

As night falls over the city, an epic showdown is about to take place. The evil Monkey Foot clan has been laying a trap for Mega Bear, one of the four heroes who make up The Mega Plush, four vigilante plush toys with an attitude.

VIOLENCE

A Morales (6 mins)

Director: Roger Villarroya Spain THUR SAT

DT 567

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

Morales doesn’t pay attention in class and his teacher’s patience is running out. If he continues to have that lack of discipline, he will be punished without recess for the rest of the course.

NS 66

Animation

Documentary Feature

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Music Video


(3 mins)

Director: Nancy Jean Tucker USA THUR SAT

You could lose everything and it will still be alright.

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

MV Only Fair (10 mins)

Director: Peter Rautek Austria FRI SAT

Man has increasingly distanced himself from nature and lost a sense for what really matters. But fatal actions of the past do not remain unpunished. Is it only fair that one little mistake could erase mankind forever from the blue planet?

CCT 567

11:00 AM 3:15 PM

Official Selections

Never Be That Tough

VIOLENCE

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Open Mic Night After the Apocalypse (90 mins)

Director: Mike James USA FRI SUN

DT 567

11:00 AM 4:15 PM

LANGUAGE DRUG USE

Open Mic Night After The Apocalypse, tells the story of three independent filmmakers who invited seven indie rock bands from LA—and their biggest fans— out to the edge of the Mojave desert to film a one-of-a-kind musical, spiritual experience.

M Peach Creek Show (10 mins)

Director: Jeremy Tuttle USA THUR SUN

CCT 567

10:45 PM 2:45 PM

In the 1950’s rural town of Peach Creek, Georgia, Deputy Wilbur Moss struggles to put on a funeral for his father, following his father’s death in a moonshine explosion.

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Animation

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Picture Show Directors: Jonathan Hicks, Robyn Young USA

An elderly couple, confined to their home for years, venture out for one last date in hopes of rediscovering the romance of their youth. The story is simple, yet sweet, and examines the lives of often forgotten, but immensely profound characters.

FRI SAT

CCT 567

11:00 AM 3:15 PM

NS Plan B (8 mins)

Director: Lawayne Bontrager USA

An elderly couple down on their luck have to resort to some creative financing.

THUR SAT

DT 567

Official Selections

(15 mins)

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

VIOLENCE

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

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Student

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The Promise (15 mins)

Director: Nongkhran Meecharoen USA THUR SUN

CCT 567

10:45 PM 2:45 PM

An old man struggles to take care of his wife who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Although she can’t remember him, she still feels his love for her.

S The Redwoods (13 mins)

Director: Anderson Boyd USA THUR SUN

CCT DT

LANGUAGE

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

While confined to an institution for troubled youth, Evan and Christopher find themselves in the throes of young love. They find refuge and meaning within the walls, but the machinations of Peggy, the staff psychiatrist, may threaten all that they know.

NS 70

Animation

Documentary Feature

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Music Video


Restitution Director: Justin Miller USA FRI SUN

CCT DT

4:15 PM 3:15 PM

Still recovering from the recent loss of a child, architect Preston Sanders discovers that his wife has cloned their son without his consent. LANGUAGE

NS Rose, Mary, and Time (38 mins)

Director: Hardeep Giani United Kingdom THUR SAT

Barney is married—unhappily. He lost his wife six years ago—murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her.

567 DT

Official Selections

(13 mins)

1:15 PM 4:15 PM

LANGUAGE SEXUAL SITUATIONS

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Scarred But Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin n Cryin (107 mins)

Director: Eric Von Haessler USA FRI SUN

567 DT

3:30 PM 11:45 AM

LANGUAGE

Director Eric Von Haessler uncovers the fascinating story of a band that has spent the last 28 years both creating great music and making questionable career moves. Along the way he finds that Drivin N Cryin is a true rock & roll success.

MD Searching for Signals (15 mins)

Director: Byron Erwin USA FRI SAT

CCT 567

VIOLENCE

11:00 AM 3:15 PM

A boy named Cameron is mourning the loss of his mother who died by the hand of his violent father. No longer able to keep the abuse a secret, Cameron’s life comes crashing down around him when the authorities move in on their little home.

NS 72

Animation

Documentary Feature

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Music Video


(24 mins)

Director: Jamari Perry USA

Her entire life Jamari Perry has watched her mother struggle with Lupus. Now, an adult, she wonders how to best help her aging mother, all the while knowing that she has a 10% chance of getting this chronic illness.

THUR FRI

DT 567

2:15 PM 10:00 AM

DS Sole Searching (3 mins)

Directors: Aaron Cullen, Erica Bardin USA

Sole, a lone white sock, sets out to make the journey of his life as he recounts the horrible day when his other half, named Mate, went missing. What lies outside the sock drawer is a scary mystery but one this right tube must face to find his love.

THUR SAT

567 DT

Official Selections

Soaring on Invisible Wings

12:30 PM 10:15 AM

A Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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The Space Jockey Pursuit (103 mins)

Director: Brian Titshaw USA FRI SAT

567 CCT

11:45 AM 2:00 PM

A strict method actor, Alvin always commits himself completely. For the past year, he has lived in a mental institution doing character research. But to break into Hollywood, Alvin must first break out of the nuthouse. He finds an accomplice in his brother Tom.

NF The Spectator (17 mins)

Director: Mirco Valenza United Kingdom THUR SAT

567 DT

LANGUAGE VIOLENCE

11:00 pm 2:45 pm

A thief breaks into an apartment but when the owner unexpectedly returns home, he becomes witness to a series of unsettling events that call for his intervention.

S 74

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


Sticks & Stones Director: Chloe Dahl USA THUR SUN

CCT DT

2:00 PM 10:00 AM

Just like any other girl, Emma has a crush; only this crush is on a girl named Alice. Although Emma is a great kid, no matter how hard she tries, she is socially rejected and bullied by her peers. Nevertheless, her attempts to fit in are relentless.

NS Switzerland (4 mins)

Director: Brady Bigalke USA THUR SAT

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

Official Selections

(18 mins)

This is the music video for the song “Switzerland” by The Dewars. “Switzerland” compares internal battles to the historical battles in World War II.

MV Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

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Student

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A Tibetan Marriage (18 mins)

Director: Lu Liu USA THUR SUN

CCT 567

10:45 PM 2:45 PM

This story is about a Tibetan Polyandrous Marriage. Gongbu spent a couple of years in the city and changed his mind about a Tibetan marriage. He doesn’t want to share the wife with his younger brother anymore. Will he be able to achieve what he wants?

S Til Death (20 mins)

Director: Jason Tostevin USA THUR SAT

DT 567

LANGUAGE VIOLENCE

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

A short horror comedy about four unhappily married husbands who wake up to a gruesome surprise the night after killing each others’ wives.

NS 76

Animation

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short

Music Video


(30 mins)

Director: StĂŠphane Dirschauer Canada THUR SAT

When his estranged sister shows up at the doorstep of his downtown Toronto bistro, Patrick only wishes for one thing—to get her on a bus straight back to Quebec. Her chaotic existence and wild ways spell disaster for them all.

567 DT

1:15 PM 4:15 PM

LANGUAGE

NS Tu Seras Un Homme (87 mins)

Director: Benoit Cohen France

Leo is 10; a solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-yearold Theo steps into his life, it forces Leo out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two become best friends, helping each other face their responsibilities.

THUR SAT

DT 567

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Trois nuits et une mort

4:00 PM 1:30 PM

LANGUAGE

NF Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

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Under Cold Bright Stars (3 mins)

Director: Jeremy Rourke USA THUR SAT

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

The film uses archival imagery, paint, light, photographs and time to create a world. The lyrical words materialize and evaporate, the sun rises, the moon sets, we go into the woods, go into a stone house and see the faces of folks eighty years in the past.

MV Until the Dust Settles (17 mins)

Director: Alexander Gangi USA THUR SUN

CCT 567

10:45 PM 2:45 PM

A father and his two sons reconnect while traveling through the heart of the American Dust Bowl in 1932.

S 78

Animation

Documentary Feature

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Music Video


(5 mins)

Director: Dan Shipton United Kingdom

Doll invites three military generals to dine at her disused mansion as a means to get revenge for her war-scarred face. Her dual personality leads us through the video, ending in a visual depiction of how war dines on the young and innocent, quite literally.

THUR SAT

567 CCT

4:45 PM 1:00 PM

VIOLENCE

MV The Watch (25 mins)

Director: Roger Franks USA THUR SAT

DT 567

12:30 PM 10:00 AM

Official Selections

Upon Your Enemy

The Watch is a powerful story detailing how the past and the present can be connected by a simple item.

NS Music Documentary

Narrative Feature

Narrative Short

Student

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Films are listed in alphabetical order.

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When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & The Theremin (87 mins)

Director: Robert Nazar Arjoyan USA FRI SUN

567 CCT

LANGUAGE

1:45 PM 2:45 PM

Glamorously eccentric and enigmatic Theremin master Armen Ra recounts his journey in this life-spanning documentary that mixes rare concert performances, candid interviews, and archive material with the magical power of music that can alchemize ancient sorrow into timeless beauty.

MD

Animation

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Music Video


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Communications and a BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Steven later returned to UGA to pursue interests in 3D animation and motion graphics, earning his MFA in Dramatic Media within the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Steven worked as an architectural designer and freelance architectural illustrator before taking an adjunct teaching position with UGA teaching 3D animation in 2009. Steven Arnold taught 3D animation at the University of Georgia parttime as he worked professionally as a 3D artist and game programmer with educational game company IS3D. Steven now teaches digital media and arts courses, primarily within the Graphic Arts Certificate program. MIL CANNON has put his signature as an image maker on many celebrated media artists like Usher, Whitney, Puffy, TLC, Pink, Collective Soul, Toni Braxton, Outkast, and American Idol. He has also created national media campaigns for fortune 500 companies like CocaCola, IBM, McDonald’s, BellSouth, NFL, HGTV, MLB, DIY, Fine Living, Direct TV, NASCAR, to name a few. Cannon was chosen to create the music videos for Usher’s “The Truth” Tour. Cannon also designed the interactive stage performances for Usher’s MTV awards performance, World Music performance, the Billboard Music Awards and the 2005 Grammy® Awards. Mil Cannon’s momentum continues in national television campaigns

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including DIY (Do It Yourself) network, The Weather Channel, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Bell South, NASCAR, Burger King, CocaCola, The DISH Network, and Starz Encore network. MICHAEL JACKSON CHANEY’s films and time based media

installations have been exhibited internationally. His short films have been included in numerous national and international film festivals including the Black Maria Film Festival, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, The Savannah Film Festival, The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, The Virginia Film Festival, and The Cannes Short Film Corner. He is a professor of Film and Television and Sound Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, with an interest in emerging distribution for independent media. Prior to teaching he worked as a television producer in New York City for clients such as Hearst Publications, the Seagram Company, and The New York Times. He has been a consultant and special events programmers for the Savannah Film Festival since it’s inception in 1998. MICHAEL CHIEFFO, an actor for over three decades, was

born and raised in New York where he studied acting at The Juilliard School. His credits include working with directors Barry Levinson on Disclosure, Tony Scott on Crimson Tide, Lawrence Kasden on I Love You To Death,

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Harold Becker on Mercury Rising, and Mike Mills on Beginners as well as perhaps his favorite with Curtis Hanson playing the coroner in L.A. Confidential. Michael has guest starred on Mad Men, The Closer, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Bones as well as West Wing, Boston Legal, CSI, Roswell and a particular fan favorite as the deranged Carl Wade in The X-Files. Most recently Michael has completed principal photography of the starring role of “Curtis� an extremely social phobic man in the Independent Feature The House Next Door, directed by Todd Malkin and Nick Huntington to be released in 2013. ALISON FIBBEN is a project manager at the Georgia Film,

Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The office is charged with advancing Georgia as a film location to local, national and international film, television and commercial companies as well as promoting the growth of indigenous entertainment production. The office serves as a liaison between production representatives, the local film community and service companies. A thirteen-year veteran of the office, Ms. Fibben oversees and administers the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act incentive program, the divisional budget and marketing efforts of the office.

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ROBERT FIELDSTEEL is a resident of Macon, following a

distinguished 28-year career in Los Angeles as an actor, writer, producer and educator in film, TV and theatre. He began his career working as filmmaker John Cassavetes’ assistant, running his film distribution company, co-producing three Cassavetes-directed plays and working on the films Gloria and Love Streams, making his screen acting debut in the latter. Other highlights of his feature-acting career include films with acclaimed directors Sidney Lumet and Joe Dante. TV guest-star roles include Designing Women, The Parkers, Party of Five, Wings, Married With Children, and Fame. In theatre, he has won Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards as both a playwright and an actor. He currently supervises film selection for the Macon Film Guild, and is Artist-in-Residence, Playwriting at Wesleyan College. Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, BETH GRANT has costarred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: The Artist, No Country for Old Men, and Rain Man. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award. She also voiced in the movie Rango. Grant is currently a TV series regular on the new hit The Mindy Project for NBC Universal Studios on the Fox Network. In 2013 Grant played the iconic character Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying, based on the William Faulkner novel starring James Franco whom she was thrilled to join in Cannes for the premiere. There the film received an en-

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thusiastic and extended standing ovation. She will soon be seen in the Focus Features release of Bad Words starring and directed by Jason Bateman. Beth Grant recently directed a multi-award-winning short, The Perfect Fit, starring Octavia Spencer, Lauren A. Miller (For A Good Time Call…), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help), and her daughter, Mary Chieffo who is in her third year at The Juilliard School. Grant has been happily married to Mary’s father, fellow actor Michael Chieffo, for twenty eight years. JESSE KLEIN is a Montreal born filmmaker and writer.

His first feature film, Shadowboxing, premiered at the Rendezvous du cinéma québécois and the Lone Star Film Festival. He is the senior contributor to This Recording and contributes to ION Magazine, Hammer to Nail, and IONCINEMA. He holds an MFA in Film and Video Production from The University of Texas at Austin, and is Assistant Professor of Film and New Media at Middle Georgia State College. LISA LOVE is director of music marketing and develop-

ment for Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. She is founding editor ofGeorgia Music magazine and a member of The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter and the Country Music Association.

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JEFF MARKER is Associate Professor of Film and English at the University of North Georgia, where he currently serves as Head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department. He writes a weekly movie column for The Gainesville Times and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He has also acted for the camera and stage, has written and directed several music videos, and co-founded Late Fall Productions. STEVE MORETTI is a two time GrammyÂŽ Award nominee

and the winner of two Telly Awards and can be heard on over 30 nationally released recordings. Recognized for his musicianship and versatility in multiple styles, Steve has performed with numerous vocal and instrumental artists from Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Jo Dee Messina, Arturo Sandoval, Toni Tennille, Lionel Hampton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lorna Luft, and Michael Brecker to The Coasters, The Pointer Sisters, The Temptations and Louie Bellson. Steve is frequently engaged for symphonic drum set performances touring with Pops conductors, Matt Catingub and Michael Krajewski. Steve is cofounder, executive director and drummer for Macon Pops in Macon, GA with his longtime collaborator Matt Catingub. In 2013 Steve’s production company, Morettiman Music, producted the music for the nationally televised PBS Special A Grand Mercer Christmas.

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arts scene in Middle Georgia. Currently, Sean is employed as the business manager for Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival and spends time serving on the board of directors for Bragg Jam Music Festival, as well as acting as senior editor for TheBlueIndian.com, and contributing to the 11th Hour Newspaper.

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As a resident of Macon for more than 15 years, SEAN PRITCHARD has been actively involved with the music and

MARK EZRA STOKES is the co-founder/president of Savannah Filmmakers, an organization developed to network and enrich the Savannah, Georgia film community. With an M.A. in Screenwriting & Film Studies and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting, he teaches scriptwriting workshops for Shanachie Scene Studios, which he cofounded to provide affordable growth opportunities for Georgia writers and actors. Mark is currently developing feature films for Still Starr Productions, which he co-founded with his wife, Kasey Ray-Stokes. Additionally, he serves as president of Sustaining Hope, a nonprofit organization he co-founded after directing the documentary, Land of Higher Peace, in Ethiopia.

Driven by his passion for art, JOSEPH ULIANO brings an added dimension as an executive producer from his individual experience in creative direction, filmmaking, fine art, advertising, music and immersive media. Currently Joseph is an executive producer at Wondros –

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a collective of some of the most talented names in film and television as well as the founder and President of One World Productions, inc in Los Angeles. JAMES VASQUEZ is an actor, writer, and director, origi-

nally from San Diego, CA. As an actor he’s appeared OffBroadway with the New York Public Theatre, regionally at the Old Globe Theatre and Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and on film and television, portraying everything from the ditzy Ms. West Coast vying for the tiara in the musical Pageant, a potentially murderous hairdresser in Shear Madness, and a wide range of Whos down in Whoville in Jack O’Brien’s annual hit production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He has been responsible for restaging the San Diego production of The Grinch for the past seven years. James’s first feature film as a screenwriter, 29th and Gay, played the national and international gay and lesbian film festival circuits in 2005.His second feature film, Ready? OK!, was inspired by a failed attempt in 2nd grade to participate in a school pep rally and is his feature film directorial debut.


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GABRIEL WARDELL has over 15 years of professional film experience as a projectionist, curator, writer, programmer, event producer and film festival director. Gabe produced the first SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, launched the inaugural Maryland Film Festival, and programmed films for the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Cinema Sundays at the Charles and Fringe Atlanta. For the last four years, Gabe served as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Film Festival, and was honored at the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) with an Excellence Award for best Festival Director in the National Category. Currently, Gabe co-produces the Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project and the Southern Television and Film Summit, an annual event that brings diverse visionaries together to define the future of entertainment.

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Director The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House Arvin’s Coliseum Health System Jeff and Linda Fried April Hornsby Infinity Network Solutions Mauldin and Jenkins The Medical Center of Central Georgia Natural Health & Wellness Solutions by Heena Patel Third Wave Digital A Friend of Macon Film Festival

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