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2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix Film Foundation Board of Directors Stephanie Dowling Chairman of the Board Chris LaMont President Bryan Laurel Vice Chair Leslie Benner Secretary Rick McCartney Treasurer Directors Lori Alderfefer Ted Anderson Francine Archer Diana Barrows Michael Dee Alison Frost Jolynn Houk Stacy Lloyd Norma Parraz Slobodan Popovic Ex-Officio Members Jason Carney Webb Pickersgill phoenix film foundation 1700 N. 7th Ave., Ste. 250 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-955-6444

Phoenix Film Festival 2012 Official Program Rick McCartney Program Publisher Jason Carney Editorial Director Benjamin Little Graphic Design

Contents The Festival 4 Festival Welcome 5 Festival Staff 6 Partnership Recognition 8 Insider’s Guide to the Film Festival 10 Opening Night Events 12 Phoenix Film Foundation Visionary Award 14 Copper Wing Tribute Award 15 Phoenix Film Festival Welcomes 20 Judges Introduced 61 Print Source

Screening & Programs 18 Educational Outreach and Kids’ Day 21 Feature-Length Film Competition 30 Showcase Features 43 Intl Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Showcase Features 46 Horror Features 47 Sci-Fi Feature 48 Horror Shorts 49 Sci-Fi Shorts A & B 50 Live Action Shorts A & B 51 Animated Shorts Program 52 College Shorts 53 Grade School/High School Shorts 54 Arizona Shorts 55 Arizona Shorts Showcase 56 Documentary Shorts 56 IFP Film Challenge 57 World Cinema Feature-Length Film Competition 60 World Cinema Shorts 61 Print Source

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President’s Message On behalf of the hard-working members of the Phoenix Film Foundation Board of Directors, I officially welcome you to the 12th Annual Phoenix Film Festival! This year I am skipping admissions and submissions. If you think the Festival would be a good fit for the appreciation piece your company, we want you. We need you. Contact where I talk about how Jason Carney, the Foundation’s Executive Director at great the Phoenix Film JASON@PHXFILM.COM and offer your support. Festival is, how excited I also encourage you to bid at the silent auction, we are to have the buy some Festival merchandise, buy a pass instead International Horror of a single ticket, see as many movies you can with as & Sci-Fi Film Festival many people as you can encourage to come out, and become a major part if you want to just make a tax-deductible donation of our programming we would appreciate it greatly. over the Festival’s eight days, how much we are looking forward to the Arizona Thanks again to everyone who supports the Student Film Festival moving to June this year, and efforts of the Phoenix Film Foundation. And how IFP-Phoenix continues to provide education, everyone that volunteers tirelessly to make this an networking and training opportunities for the organization that makes everyone that comes in filmmakers and film students of Arizona. contact with it a better person. Instead, I am asking you to help us out with our Together, we can keep showing movies, and giving mission. Our hard-working Board of Directors have filmmakers a chance to share their stories. brought together some amazing partners this year, and if it wasn’t for them - there is no Festival. However, we are always looking for more support. This event is so spectacular that many people have no idea that the Phoenix Film Foundation is a notChris LaMont for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We subsist solely President and Co-Founder on donations, grants, partnerships, and Festival Phoenix Film Foundation

Director’s Message Hello (Insert your name here)! Welcome to the 12th Annual Phoenix Film Festival. and a book or movie from Bookmans. All of our First and foremost, partners have a little something for everybody. Oh, thank you for coming and if your kids are ready for college, we recommend out to celebrate the art Grand Canyon University. We do love our Festival of film. We understand Partners and you should too. there are a lot of choices to spend your A special thank you goes out to our volunteer entertainment dollar team that makes the festival happen. Our volunteer and appreciate that department directors, festival volunteers and of course you’ve chosen the our interns all make this possible. I would like to thank Phoenix Film Festival. each and every one of you. You’re greatly appreciated. I think you have Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank the excellent decision-making skills. filmmakers. They entrust us to put their films on a stage for audiences to enjoy and we take that Thank you Festival Partners! We couldn’t put on the responsibility seriously. Keep on making great films festival without our sponsors and our relationships and we’ll keep on showing them. with them are very important to us. So be sure to Have a great time. support them. Go sign up for Cox and Starz, watch a movie on Fearnet, and while you do it, be sure to enjoy an ice cold Peroni. Or if you’re headed out for an evening, check the movie show times on AzCentral. com, grab dinner at Chipotle and head to your Jason Carney nearest Harkins Theatre. Looking to do a staycation? Festival Director We highly recommend the Westin Kierland Resort. Phoenix Film Festival Just want a quiet weekend? Pick up the New Times


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2012 Phoenix Film Festival Administration

Phoenix Film Foundation At-A-Glance

Chris LaMont President and Founder Jason Carney Festival Director Andrea Beesley-Brown IHSFF Festival Director Auction

Mission Statement: To promote the exhibition of works by filmmakers and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking. The Phoenix Film Foundation supports and develops the growth of independent filmmaking in Arizona. Since 2000, it has become the largest film organization in the state by sponsoring a number of initiatives that support these goals:

Kepi Peterson Auction Director Brenda Berliner Auction Manager Events Leigh Ann Dolan Events Director Leslie Criger Entertainment Director Joe Palomino Events Manager Filmmaker Relations

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Arizona Student Film Festival June 2012

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Kathleen Deiley Filmmaker Relations Director Tiffany Hunter Filmmaker Relations Manager Kristin Larson Filmmaker Relations Manager Randy Robinson Filmmaker Relations Coordinator Guest Relations Dana Lane Guest Relations Director Chris Cox Guest Relations Coordinator Kelli Meola Guest Relations Coordinator Pamela Wilson Merchandise Coordinator Sue Wilson Merchandise Coordinator IFP-Phoenix Webb Pickersgill IFP Phoenix Executive Director Keegan Ead Film Challenge Director Carol Gibson Kids’ Day Director Joe Gruberman Seminar Director Bob Marquis Student Education Director

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Martin Freetage Festival Designer Colleen O’Donnell Pierce Marketing Manager Lisa Markiewicz Head Photographer Anie Miles Festival Photographer Devon Christopher Adams Festival Photographer Joe Abbruscato Festival Photographer Theresa Dillon Programme Editor C.J. Robison Festival Photographer Programming Greg Hall Features Program Director Slobodan Popovic World Cinema Features Program Director Scott Rogers Short Film Program Director Deb Hildebrandt Student Film Program Director Michelle Saldana World Cinema Short Film Program Director Brandon Kinchen IHSFF Horror Program Director Danny Marianino IHSFF Horror Program Director Michael Stackpole IHSFF Sci-Fi Program Director Dan Gluck Short Film Programmer Stanley Bain Short Film Programmer Technical Greg Wolf Technical Director Ernie Quiroz Print Shipping Director Theatre Operations Bill Mondy Theatre Operations Director Kyle Gray Theatre Operations Manager Caren Jablonsky Theatre Operations Coordinator Andrew Toth Theatre Operations Coordinator Ray Schillachi Film Presentation Coordinator

Volunteers Tiffany Hutson Volunteer Director Suzi Craig Volunteer Coordinator Monica Sepulveda Volunteer Coordinator Festival Interns Humberto Alcantar Eric Forthun Erin Johnston Valerie Randolph Abby Vester ASU Film Festival Class Estefania Alvarez Jonathan Banes Roland Bayse Alexys Brandon Darien Camie Daniel Cannella Eric Cheng Aaron Clark Derek Cloud Grant David Christopher Elvin Anthony Epifanio Jesus Fadel Ramirez David Henderson Alan Hersh James Houda Ross Hurt Jayson Jacobsen Kayla Kisling Rubeu Lopez Shannon McKeon Austin Moede Kaylee Nedley Vinay Patel Sammi Pechman Armando Peraleto Alexander Peraza Alexandria Perea Stephen Prokow Alexander Ramirez Tyler Tang Ian Tetzner Greg Vance Jose Veluzquez Ari Vissicaro Joey Von Frechen Walter Welch Brad Wheeler Aaron Wilcox Javier Zazueta


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FESTIVAL 101 How I Learned to Navigate the Film Festival in Five Easy Steps Welcome film lovers! If you’ve never been to a huge film festival that is considered one of the top film festivals in the United States, here you are! So, what exactly do you do at a “film festival”? Good question! You can watch a lot of new films – all of the movies that are shown here at the PFF are all Valley-wide premieres, with the occasional retrospective thrown in for good measure. So you can watch movies! I want to see movies. What do I do? Another good question! You can either go through the program that you hold in your hand, or go on to the PFF website. All of the films that screen at the festival are covered in the program and on the website. There’s a plethora of films – narrative features, documentary features, short films, foreign films – all there for you to watch at your leisure. Where do I get tickets to see the movies? Another really good question! You can buy passes online or at the Festival Welcome Center located three doors down from the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatres. After you get a pass, you need to pick your films – get there early so your choices aren’t sold out! If you have a ticket for a screening, you are guaranteed a seat. If you don’t want a pass, you can buy single tickets both online and at the Welcome Center. But why come to the Festival just to see one movie? Buy a pass, save some much-needed dollars in this economy, and have a great time! Do I have to wait in a line to see a movie? Yes. You do have to wait in lines for the films. I know, I know. But there’s so many movies, and so many audience members! How else can we keep track? But the audience lines will give you a chance to talk to your fellow film lovers! What’s the hot ticket? When is it playing again? It’s a huge film community for one special week plus a day in Arizona! Have fun! There are 3 different lines – based on which pass or ticket you have. Line 1 is VIP/Filmmaker/Press – so if you have one of those passes, then you can sit first! Line 2 is for Full Festival Pass-holders. And Line 3 is for the Flex Pass/Single Ticket holders. Are you a little jealous because you don’t want to wait in your line, you want the other line? You can upgrade onsite at the Festival Welcome Center anytime during the Festival!


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So I heard there’s other stuff going on? What’s that all about? You can’t just watch movies every minute of every day. Okay, some of you can. But for the rest of us – here’s a chance to check out the biggest film party in Arizona! You should check out the Festival Party Pavilion during Opening Weekend. We’ve taken over a former huge retail space a few buildings down the sidewalk, so just follow the signs! That’s where the stage is, all the cool performances like the DJs, the burlesque show, the belly dancers, the bars and the parties, as well as the free seminars, our great partner booths where they give stuff away, and our silent auction where you can buy stuff and help out this amazing, struggling non-profit! What makes this “film festival” different than just going to the movies? There are filmmakers actually live at the Festival. A lot of them. They talk before the films, they talk after the films, they talk during the seminars and workshops, and they talk during the parties. Luckily, they won’t talk during the movies. The best part is that they will talk to you! Introduce yourself! Tell them that you liked their movie. They love that! Okay, I’m sold. Anything else I should know? Please make sure if you have any questions, ask our friendly Volunteer Staff! They are wearing shirts that say Festival Crew! They can help you out! We have over a hundred volunteers who work on the festival. They love movies. Just like you! Thanks for the help! You’ve been great. No problem. That’s what this page is for! One more thing – enjoy the Phoenix Film Festival! With Love, The Executive Staff of the Phoenix Film Festival

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Phoenix Film Foundation Visionary Award The Phoenix Film Foundation Visionary Award is given annually to an outstanding individual and company for their support of film and the community. This year we will be presenting the award once again as part of our Opening Night Event. Join us on Thursday, March 29th to see this year’s recipient. 2011 Recipient

Republic Media The Arizona Republic is Arizona’s leading provider of news and information and has published a daily newspaper in Phoenix for more than 120 years. A product of Republic Media, Arizona’s No.1 media company, The Republic shares a multimedia platform with an array of trusted, prominent brands including, 12 News and La Voz. From delivering award-winning journalism and storytelling to key philanthropic efforts like Season for Sharing, The Arizona Republic is committed to the community. Season for Sharing is The Arizona Republic and 12 News’ annual holiday fundraising campaign helping human service agencies in Arizona. Since its inception in 1993, Seasons for Sharing has generated more than $45 million for our community. 2010 Recipient

Dan Harkins Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as a leader and innovator, both in the theatre industry and the local community. He is an unprecedented three-time recipient of the nationally coveted Showman of the Year award. The American Institute of Architects awarded Dan the 1996 Community Vision award. He’s also received the 1998 Arizona Business Leadership award for outstanding leadership and corporate growth and the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year award. But perhaps more important to Dan are the awards his theatres garner from Arizona moviegoers: Best Place to Watch a Movie, Best Programming and Best Movie Snacks, to name a few. Harkins’ leadership and creativity goes beyond the world of movies. Over the past 20 years, Harkins Theatres has helped set a new standard for charitable giving in the Western U.S. through charity benefit premieres and screenings, souvenir and holiday gift sales and public service announcements on the movie screens. The company has helped many schools and organizations raise millions of dollars.


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Copper Wing Tribute Award The Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Tribute Award is given annually to an actor, director, writer, producer or executive for their contribution to film. We will continue that tradition during opening weekend of this year’s festival.

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Phoenix Film Festival Welcomes Phoenix Film Festival Guests

Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn will be at the screening of his new film “The Victim” on Friday, March 31st at 7:45pm.

Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor best known for his roles in James Cameron’s science fiction action films, THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS and THE ABYSS. Michael was born in Aniston, Alabama to parents Marcia and Don Biehn. He is the second of three children. When he was very young, he and his family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. They moved again to Lake Havasu, Arizona where he graduated high school. The budding actor realized his love for film at a young age and was awarded a drama scholarship to The University of Arizona. In his first year, Michael realized college wasn’t for him and moved to Los Angeles in 1976. It wouldn’t take long for the film industry to recognize talent in the young star. He was given his first role a year later in a pilot called JAMES AT 16. The next year, Michael starred opposite Cathy Lee Crosby in his first feature film, COACH. And if you look close enough, you can spot Michael in the blockbuster hit GREASE, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Since then, his film and television career has skyrocketed. His list of credits include the Oscar-nominated film THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE FAN, STILETTO, DEADLY INTENTIONS, THE SEVENTH SIGN, TOMBSTONE, THE ROCK, GRINDHOUSE, PLANET TERROR and NAVY SEALS opposite Charlie Sheen. Michael has proven invaluable to award-winning director James Cameron, being cast in three of his films, TERMINATOR, THE ABYSS, and ALIENS. He has also starred in two of director Franc Roddam’s films, K2 and THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. His foray into television has had him guest-starring in several high-profile series, including DARK BLUE, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and HILL STREET BLUES. Comedy isn’t a genre Michael is famous for, but his first and only attempt gained him recognition. His comedic role in SUSAN’S PLAN, directed by John Landis, was well received by critics. He appeared last year in PUNCTURE with Chris Evans and Mark Kassen. This year will be a busy one for Michael, his portrayal as Mickey in THE DIVIDE, directed by Xavier Gens, will be released in 2012. He is making his directorial debut with THE VICTIM, which just played in Spain at the very prestigious Sitges Film Festival as an official selection in the Midnite X-treme program.



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Kids’ Day

Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival presented by IFP-Phoenix Saturday, March 31, 2012 | 9am to 2pm Kids’ Day is a great opportunity for children 5-12 years old to participate in a variety of fun film activity stations. The stations feature hands-on activities focusing on different aspects of film production. Stations are age appropriate and run the full gamut of the filmmaking process. Also on Saturday, the whole family is invited to attend family-friendly films that morning and afternoon for just $5 each. Bring a flash drive with at least 2g of space and you can take your creations home with you.

Family Film Schedule $5.00 each for Kids’ Day participants • • •

9:25am – A Mile In His Shoes 11:05am – Tooth Fairy 2 1:05pm – Chimpanzee from Disney

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For the tenth year, the Phoenix Film Critics Society is pleased to provide the judges for the Phoenix Film Festival. All judges are members of the Phoenix Film Critics Society.


Features David Ramsey David Ramsey is the President and co-founder of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Society (“The Critics Choice Movie Awards”), David has been reviewing Films and DVDs on TV, on radio and in print for over 17 years in the Valley. His reviews can be seen on Fridays on KPHO-TV’s “CBS 5 Morning News” and ABC 15/KPNX-TV’s “Sonoran Living Live”. He writes Film and DVD reviews for Arizona Player Magazine and is the Home Entertainment Editor of Roger Tennis Roger Tennis is the Co-founder and Vice President of the Phoenix Film Critics Society, Roger is the creator of the longrunning national television series CLIPS and co-creator, with wife Janet, of the popular CLIPS website Roger is also a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (“The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards”) and has worked in the television industry for over 30 years. Michael Dixon Michael Dixon has been a Valley radio and television personality and performing arts critic for 30 years, and is heard nationally over CBS radio. Currently the film reviewer for Fox-10 Television in Phoenix, he has also served as music, theatre and dance critic for The Phoenix Gazette, and has given workshops to aspiring theatre critics at UCLA. A graduate in theatre from the University of California, Riverside, he spent three seasons as Artist-inResidence with the California Inland Shakespeare Festival. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).


Neil Cohen Neil Cohen (Echo Magazine): Neil has been the Film/Theater Critic for Echo Magazine for the past seventeen years, and has been active in the theater community for thirty years. He is a playwright whose shows include Murder By Proxy, Suburban Guerrilla Warfare and Vampire Death Frenzy. He is honored to judge the fine films of this year’s PFF. George Grorud George Grorud graduated in 1977 with a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. Up until his retirement, he served as Film Editor for JAVA Magazine from 1994 to 2010. He continues to be one of the original members of the Phoenix Film Critics Society.

World Cinema Features Stan Robinson Stan Robinson, a retired First Assistant Director, has 22 years of film production experience. His movie reviews and motion picture industry articles total more than 350,000 combined weekly/ monthly readers in 21 states and Canada in print, as well as online, at ScreenScene. org and Selected as one of the ‘20 Best Film Critics in America’ for National CineMedia’s 2010 national campaign. The Massie Twins The Massie Twins are identical twin film critics who have been professionally reviewing movies full time for over 6 years, appearing on TV, radio, online and in print. They are members of the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Internet Film Critic Society and their work can be seen at Henry Cabot Beck Henry Cabot Beck is a veteran of more than three decades of film criticism and feature writing.  He has written for Premiere, Movieline, Interview, Entertainment Weekly and other

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magazines, and for newspapers such as The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, USA Today, and The Star Ledger. He continues to freelance, and writes and edits the film section of True West Magazine, a position he’s held for over three years.

Short Films Gayle Bass Gayle Bass is an award-winning radio reporter and host for KTAR-FM and has been reviewing films for more than a decade. She’s the author of the popular Click Chick blog on And she’s an anchor on the national syndicated TV show “Right This Minute” seen locally on KNXV ABC15. She spent eight years as a co-host of Your Life, A to Z on Phoenix’s KTVK-TV. Randy Montgomery Randy Montgomery is the film writer and critic for AZ Weekly Magazine. In addition to being a huge independent film fan, his favorite genres include horror, suspense and foreign language films. Montgomery is also a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. Michael Clawson Michael Clawson has been a reporter, photographer and movie critic for the Avondale-based West Valley View newspaper since 1999. His award-winning entertainment section, Volume, features weekly movie reviews, interviews and film analysis. He has been a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society since 2002.

Alternate Joseph J. Airdo Known as the Movie Maverick, Joseph J. Airdo wears costumes relating to the new releases he reviews on “The Daily Blender,” which can be heard on NBC 1260 AM and 96.1 FM and seen on His interviews and reviews can also be read in AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine and on

Feature-Length Film Competition

Hollywood to Dollywood Directed by: John Lavin Run Time: 1 hour 21 minutes Cast: D  olly Parton, Dustin Lance Black, Ann Walker, Beth Grant, and Chad Allen Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 11:25am Saturday, March 31 at 5:35pm Sunday, April 1 at 9:35am Synopsis: On the fumes of a dream, twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane have written a script with a plum role for their idol, Dolly Parton. Having had no luck getting the screenplay into her hands, they embark on a cross-country journey to personally deliver it to her. They set off from Dolly’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame heading East for Pigeon Forge, TN. Driving an RV they named Jolene is friend and partner Mike Bowen. All along Interstate 40 at rest stops, RV parks, bars, and hair salons our intrepid band of travelers meet everyday Americans, as they encounter everything from floods in Nashville to an Oklahoma tornado. The journey is one of discovery for the brothers, as well: their relationship with their parents; their hopes, fears and ambitions; the bigotry they’ve encountered; as they search for tolerance and acceptance and the joy of realizing their biggest dream of handing their screenplay to Dolly Parton. Featuring appearances by Leslie Jordan, Chad Allen, Beth Grant, Dustin Lance Black, Ann Walker, and maybe even Dolly herself! “Hollywood to Dollywood” is a documentary of chasing dreams down the road of life.

Connected Directed by: Tiffany Shlain Run Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Cast: P  eter Coyote and Tiffany Shlain Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 1:25pm Saturday, March 31 at 9:20am Sunday, April 1 at 11:40am Synopsis: With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant and insightful documentary, “Connected,” explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time—the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author of “Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess.” With humor, curiosity and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. An exhilarating rollercoaster ride, the film proposes that after centuries of declaring independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.


Feature-Length Film Competition

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song Directed by: Gary King Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes Cast: Joe Schermann and Christina Rose Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 3:30pm Saturday, March 31 at 12:50pm Sunday, April 1 at 11:45am Synopsis: Joe dreams of hitting it big on Broadway. After landing an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway musical, he is forced to cast either the love of his life (Evey) or his newly discovered muse (Summer). The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.

Into the Wake Directed by: John Mossman Run Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Cast: Kristin Anderson and Tim Miller Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 11:05am Saturday, March 31 at 5:15pm Sunday, April 1 at 2:15pm Synopsis: Exploring themes of abandonment, revenge and the cyclical nature of violence, “Into the Wake” is a psychological thriller that follows a man lured from the city to the remote river banks of his youth by a cryptic phone call. Caught in a violent clan war that he ran away from years ago, his life unravels rapidly behind him as he descends further into his past.


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Feature-Length Film Competition

Must Come Down Directed by: Kenny Riches Run Time: 1 hour 22 minutes Cast: Ashly Burch, David Fetzer, Colin Fugit, and Liberty Cordova Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 1:05pm Saturday, March 31 at 3:40pm Sunday, April 1 at 9:50am Synopsis: Ashley is in his latetwenties. Holly is in her earlytwenties. They’re both very much lost in their individual quarter-life crises. Ashley quit his job to travel in search of clarity. He ventures to his childhood home with plans of breaking-and-entering for the nostalgic rush. Along the way he meets Holly, who, after a short-lived relationship with her restaurant manager, also finds herself jobless and aimless. The film chronicles Holly and Ashley’s brief commiseration as grown-up children stumbling through life’s final bout of growing pains.

Paranoia Directed by: Bivás Biswas Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes Cast: James Ray, Katherine Stewart, Shane Dean, and Tiffany Shepis Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 7:35pm Saturday, March 31 at 9:15am Sunday, April 1 at 2:05pm Synopsis: “Paranoia” is a psychological thriller from award­ winning director Bivas Biswas. The movie is a classic whodunit. An ambitious detective, Ben (James Ray) investigates the murder of his wife’s best friend’s husband (Shane Dean). His wife’s best friend, Alaina (Katherine Stewart) holds the key to the mystery but she struggles with reality and imagination. Her condition is brought about by experimental drugs from her infertility treatment program. Horror scream queen Tiffany Shepis plays the detective’s wife.


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Feature-Length Film Competition

Searching for Sonny Directed by: Andrew Disney Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cast: Brian McElhaney, Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly, Masi Oka, and Nick Kocher Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 3:25pm Saturday, March 31 at 5:50pm Sunday, April 1 at 9:55am Synopsis: After receiving a mysterious postcard, directionless pizza delivery guy Elliot Knight (Jason Dohring) decides to attend his high school reunion in Texas and make amends with Sonny Bosco (Masi Oka), an old friend he once wronged. Once there, Elliot reunites with his fraternal twin brother, ne’er-do-well Calvin (Nick Kocher), their timorous former pal Gary Noble (Brian McElhaney), and the gorgeous Eden Mercer (Minka Kelly), the love of just about everyone’s life. When the guys discover that Sonny is missing under mysterious circumstances, their investigation turns meta when they realize that everything happening seems eerily similar to a play they performed in high school a play Sonny wrote.

Shuffle Directed by: Kurt Kuenne Run Time: 1 hour 22 minutes Cast: Paula Rhodes and TJ Thyne Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 3:10pm Saturday, March 31 at 1:35pm Sunday, April 1 at 11:55am Synopsis: “Shuffle” is the tale of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order. Every day he wakes up at a different age, on a different day of his life, never knowing where or when he’s going to be once he falls asleep. He’s terrified and wants it to stop – until he notices a pattern in his experience, and works to uncover why this is happening to him – and what or who is behind it. Part “Twilight Zone”-style mystery, part Frank Capra fantasy, “Shuffle” stars TJ Thyne, co-star of the hit TV show “Bones.” The film’s voluminous prosthetic old age make-up is by Barney Burman, winner of the 2010 Academy Award® for Best Make-up for “Star Trek.” The film was written, directed and scored by Kurt Kuenne, filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary “Dear Zachary,” a letter to a son about his father and the hit short film “Validation,” also starring TJ Thyne. 


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Feature-Length Film Competition

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts Directed by: Annie Howell Run Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Cast: Anne Margaret Hollyman, Andre Holland, and Mary Beth Peil Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 9:05am Saturday, March 31 at 3:20pm Sunday, April 1 at 12:05pm Synopsis: Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling uncertain, despite her boyfriend’s pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she fears she is more interested in ultrasound technology than in what’s being ultra-sounded. When her sister lures her to L.A. for what ends up being a terrorizing baby shower, Sarah keeps her rental van and hits the road in search of the source of her anxiety: her estranged mother, now living off the grid. “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” takes a comic and poignant look at one woman’s coming-of-parenthood in the age of technology.

We Run Sh*t Directed by: Michael Rogers Run Time: 1 hour 31minutes Cast: James DiFiore, Nico Bacigalupo, Michael Creighton Rogers, Erek Matteo, Ariel Rivera, Alizee Paradis, Matisyahu, Flavor Flav, and Flo Rida Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 7:25pm Saturday, March 31 at 11:15am Sunday, April 1 at 2:10pm Synopsis: “We Run Sh*t” examines the struggle of five veteran event producers who travel to Miami during its annual Winter Music Conference. They have the experience, the ambition and the connections to execute high-caliber events but quickly realize they are dealing with the underbelly of the club scene in recession-fueled America. Platinum selling artists and spoiled celebrities are one thing, but mounting stress and the criminal corporate world are a whole different story. “We Run Sh*t” is a never-beforeseen exposé into the darker side of nightlife entertainment.


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Showcase Feature Films

Darling Companion Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan Run Time: 1hr. 45 min. Screening Time: Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm Synopsis: Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, selfinvolved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, the distraught Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious young woman (Ayelet Zurer) in a frantic search. Each member of the search party is affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions – comic, harrowing, sometimes deeply emotional and ultimately towards love.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Directed by: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Run Time: 1 hr. 26 min. Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 1:30pm Tuesday, April 3rd at 5:20pm Synopsis: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. During her fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and coined some of fashion’s most eloquent proverbs such as “the bikini is the biggest thing since the atom bomb.” She was the fashion editor of HARPER’S BAZAAR where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor-in-chief of VOGUE followed by a remarkable stint at the Met’s Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.


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The Woman in the Fifth Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski Run Time: 1 hr. 25 min. Screening Time: M  onday, April 2nd at 7:20pm Synopsis: American writer Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) arrives in Paris to be closer to his young daughter who is living with his estranged ex-wife. Completely broke, he accepts a job as a night guard for a local crime boss. Stationed in a basement office, his only task is to push a button when a bell rings. The tranquility of the night, he hopes, will help him focus on his new novel. His days become more exciting when he starts a romance with Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas), a mysterious and elegant widow who sets strange rules to their meetings: she will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement, at 5 pm sharp, twice a week and he should ask no questions about her work or her past life. When people suddenly start dying around Tom, he begins to believe that a dark force has entered his life, punishing anyone who has recently done him wrong. After the police accuse him of murdering his neighbor, Tom tries to use his weekly visits to Margit’s apartment as an alibi, only to find out that she hasn’t lived at this address for the past 15 years.

The Intouchables Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano Run Time: 1 hr. 52 min. Screening Time: Sunday, April 1st at 7:00pm Synopsis: “The Intouchables” tells the true story of a quadriplegic aristocrat whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as his caretaker.

Showcase Feature Films

The Perfect Family Directed by: Anne Renton Run Time: 1 hr. 24 min. Screening Times: S  aturday, March 31st at 7:35pm Wednesday, April 4th at 7:20pm Synopsis: A devout Catholic who’s in the running for the coveted Catholic Woman of the Year award at her church, Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) must prove that her family conforms to the image of the ‘perfect family’ as envisioned by the church, an image she’s put forth with considerable effort her whole life. Eileen’s facade catches up to her when she’s forced to confront her very human family: her lesbian daughter, Shannon (Emily Deschanel), who’s about to marry her life partner; her unhappily married son, Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter), who’s just left his wife; and the painful secrets she’d rather not face about her own marriage to the long-suffering, loving Frank.

Queens of Country Directed by: Ryan Page, Christopher Pomerenke Run Time: 1 hr. 33 min. Screening Time:  Saturday, March 31st at 5:10pm Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:20pm Wednesday, April 4th at 9:00pm Synopsis: Living in a fantasy era long gone and obsessed with old time country stars, the prettiest girl in a small Arizona town finds a lost iPod filled with songs that speak to her sensitive heart. Jolene Gillis is convinced the owner is her soul mate and she is shot down the rabbit hole and into a surreal adventure of mistaken identities, ATVs, line dancing competitions, kidnappers, time machines and doppelgängers. From the untamed minds of filmmakers Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke comes one of the most highly anticipated films of 2012. Queens of Country stars Lizzy Caplan, Ron Livingston, Joe Lo Truglio, Matt Walsh and Maynard James Keenan.

Headhunters Directed by: Morten Tyldum

Run Time: 1 hr. 45 min. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 7:15pm Synopsis: Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.

Hit So Hard Directed by: P. David Ebersole Cast: Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love Cobain Run Time: 1 hr. 43 min. Screening Time: Sunday, April 1st at 1:45pm Synopsis: HIT SO HARD is a pull-no-punches portrait of the hell-and-back life of Patty Schemel, the hard-hitting drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band “Hole” during its peak years. As a young girl who always knew she was “different” from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of Rolling Stone. But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected “slacker” generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. An unprecedented and unflinching inside look at one of the 90s most crucial and controversial groups.


Screening Schedules Thursday, March 29, 2012 Festival Party Pavilion

Harkins Cine Capri Theatre - Cox Theatre

6:00 Opening Night Premier Event

7:30 Opening Night Film - Robot and Frank

Cox Theatre

Westin Kierland Theatre

New Times Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Starz Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Chipotle Theatre

Theatre 1

Theatre 2

Theatre 3

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6

Theatre 7







Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 75 Min-End Time 10:20

Documentary Shorts 100 Min-End Time 10:40

Sulla Strada Di Casa 85 Min-End Time 10:35

Sci-Fi Shorts B 105 Min-End Time 11:00

Last Call at the Oasis 105 Min-End Time 11:05

Educational Outreach End time 2:00pm

Screening Schedule Friday, March 30, 2012






Into the Wake 80 Min-End Time 12:25

6 Month Rule 100 Min-End Time 12:55

Bel Borba Aqui 95 Min-End Time 12:30

Tooth Fairy 2 90 Min-End Time 1:05

Hollywood to Dollywood 85 Min-End Time 12:50







Must Come Down 85 Min-End Time 2:30

Animated Shorts 70 Min-End Time 2:30

Tilt 100 Min-End Time 2:50

Connected 80 Min-End Time 2:45

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 90 Min-End Time 3:00

Laduma 75 Min-End Time 3:45







Shuffle 85 Min-End Time 4:35

World Cinema Shorts 95 Min-End Time 4:50

Innocence 105 Min-End Time 5:05

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song 105 Min-End Time 5:15

Searching for Sonny 95 Min-End Time 5:00

Andrew Bird: Fever Year 80 Min-End Time 5:55





Hangin’ With Fidel 75 Min-End Time 6:35

Live Actions Shorts Program A 95 Min-End Time 7:05

Apartamento Ad Atene 95 Min-End Time 7:20



Positive Youth 45 Min-End Time 6:45

Darling Companion 105 Min-End Time 8:45








Friday Night Event

FDR: American Badass! 95 Min-End Time 9:15

Live Actions Shorts Program B 95 Min-End Time 9:25

To Be Announced 90 Min-End Time 9:15

We Run Sh*t 95 Min-End Time 9:00

Paranoia 90 Min-End Time 9:05

It’s in the Blood 80 Min-End Time 11:05







Monster Brawl 90 Min-End Time 12:00

Horror Shorts 95 Min-End Time 11:35

Sci-Fi Shorts A 80 Min-End Time 11:30

Pig 90 Min-End Time 11:50

Below Zero 95 Min-End Time 11:15

Folklore 85 Min-End Time 11:15

Cox Theatre

Westin Kierland Theatre

New Times Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Starz Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Chipotle Theatre

Cine Capri

Theatre 2

Theatre 3

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6

Theatre 7







Hollywood to Dollywood 85 Min-End Time 11:00

College Shorts 100 Min-End Time 11:10

Apartamento Ad Atene 95 Min-End Time 11:15

Sci-Fi Shorts A 80 Min-End Time 11:05

Must Come Down 85 Min-End Time 11:15

Searching for Sonny 95 Min-End Time 11:30

Screening Schedule Sunday, April 1, 2012







How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song 105 Min-End Time 1:30

Live Action Shorts Program A 95 Min-End Time 1:25

Wolves Unleashed 90 Min-End Time 1:05

Connected 80 Min-End Time 1:00

Shuffle 85 Min-End Time 1:20

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 85 Min-End Time 1:30







Into the Wake 80 Min-End Time 3:35

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 80 Min-End Time 3:20

Lidice 125 Min-End Time 3:45

Hit So Hard 105 Min-End Time 3:30

Paranoia 90 Min-End Time 3:35

We Run Sh*t 95 Min-End Time 3:45







Magic City 60 Min-End Time 5:15

World Cinema Shorts 95 Min-End Time 5:40

Innocence 105 Min-End Time 6:15

Holliston 105 Min-End Time 5:45

6 Month Rule 100 Min-End Time 6:00

Arizona Shorts 105 Min-End Time 6:10

7:00pm The Intouchables 115 Min- End Time 8:55


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Screening Schedules Cox Theatre

Westin Kierland Theatre

New Times Theatre

Shapiro Theatre

Starz Theatre

Arizona Republic Theatre

Chipotle Theatre

Theatre 1

Theatre 2

Theatre 3

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6

Theatre 7







Connected 80 Min-End Time 10:40

High School Shorts 80 Min-End Time 10:20

Wolves Unleashed 90 Min-End Time 10:40

A Mile In His Shoes 90 Min-End Time 10:55

Paranoia 90 Min-End Time 10:45

Arizona Shorts Showcase 65 Min-End Time 10:10

Screening Schedule Saturday, March 31, 2012







We Run Sh*t 95 Min-End Time 12:50

Live Action Shorts Program B 95 Min-End Time 12:20

To Be Announced 90 Min-End Time 12:50

Tooth Fairy 2 90 Min-End Time 12:35

The Monk 105 Min-End Time 1:10

Arizona Shorts 105 Min-End Time 12:25







Monster Brawl 90 Min-End Time 3:00

Documentary Shorts 100 Min-End Time 2:40

Bel Borba Aqui 95 Min-End Time 3:15

How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song 105 Min-End Time 2:35

Shuffle 85 Min-End Time 3:00

Chimpanzee 75 Min-End Time 2:20







Beyond the Black Rainbow 110 Min-End time 5:15

College Shorts 100 Min-End Time 4:55

Sulla Strada Di Casa 85 Min-End Time 5:15

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 75 Min-End Time 4:35

Must Come Down 85 Min-End Time 5:05

Fresh 75 Min-End Time 4:15







Hollywood to Dollywood 85 Min-End Time 7:00

Animated Shorts 70 Min-End Time 6:40

Tilt 100 Min-End Time 7:35

Into the Wake 80 Min-End Time 6:35

Searching for Sonny 95 Min-End Time 7:25

Queens of Country 100 Min-End Time 6:50








Saturday Night Event

The Victim 85 Min-End Time 9:10

Andrew Bird: Fever Year 80 Min-End Time 8:45

Lidice 125 Min-End Time 10:00

Headhunters 105 Min-End Time 9:00

Wish Me Away 120 Min-End Time 10:05

The Perfect Family 85 Min-End Time 9:00








Theatre Bizarre 115 Min-End Time 12:25

Horror Shorts 95 Min-End Time 11:40

Sci-Fi Shorts B 105 Min-End Time 11:00

Below Zero 95 Min-End Time 12:10

Folklore 85 Min-End Time 10:55

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die 85 Min-End Time 11:55

Slumber Party Slaughter 80 Min-End Time 11:40

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Westin Kierland Theatre

Starz Theatre

Cox Theatre

Westin Kierland Theatre

Starz Theatre

Cox Theatre

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6







World Cinema Best Director

Best Ensemble Acting

Winning Shorts Showcase

Winner: Best Documentary

Winner: Best Director

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel




IFP Film Challenge

Winner: Best Screenplay

The Woman in the Fifth




Festival Choice


The Victim

Wednesday, April 4, 2012




World Cinema Best Picture

Winner: Best Picture

Queens of Country




Festival Choice

It’s in the Blood

Theatre Bizarre

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Westin Kierland Theatre

Starz Theatre

Cox Theatre

Westin Kierland Theatre

Starz Theatre

Cox Theatre

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6

Theatre 4

Theatre 5

Theatre 6







Festival Choice

Last Call at the Oasis

Jury Prize Winner

World Cinema Best Picture

Winner: Best Picture

The Monk




World Cinema Audience Award

Winner: Audience Award

The Perfect Family

Cine Capri - Cox Theatre




7:30pm Closing Night Film

Queens of Country

Slumber Party Slaughter

FDR: American Badass!


Friday Pavilion Schedule Friday Silent Auction Hours: 5pm – 11pm Friday is Industry Night If you are in the film industry in any capacity, please come by and meet your fellow filmmakers! You do NOT have to be a member of the IFP/ PHX to attend. Network to win big prizes!! Cash bar will be available! Mingle with the Who’s Who of the Arizona film community. If you are a part of the Arizona Film and Television Industry, you need to be at the INDUSTRY NIGHT during the Annual Phoenix Film Festival. Be sure to bring your business cards!

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5pm – 9pm Micah Beverly • 2  009 Winner of Alice Cooper’s “Proof is in the Pudding” contest in Phoenix • 2nd place in the 2010 “BOSS Loop Station National Championships” in Hollywood • “Great guitar playing” - Andy Summers (The Police) • This solo Pop/Rock artist records and layers all his parts live using only an acoustic guitar and his voice to create the sound of a full electric band. Find out more at

Saturday Pavilion Schedule Saturday Silent Auction Hours: 1pm – 11pm 9am – 2pm — ­ Kids’ Day Join us for this free special family event on Saturday. See page 18 of this program for more details. 2:30pm ­— Short Filmmakers Roundtable: What’s Your Killer Strategy? Short films are good practice for “the real thing” but they can also be a vehicle for discovering new talent both in front of and behind the lens. Sit in on this lively discussion to learn some strategies that short filmmakers are using to promote themselves and their projects. Panelists scheduled to appear: Amanda Melby (Kerry and Angie), David Urbanic (My Caddy Won’t Let Me), Kevin Herrmann (Cult Status), Martin Doyle (Y Sci Fi), Yvonne Latty (Sacred Poison) 3:30pm — Script to Screen: Your Dream and Your Vision, Realized! Every movie begins with a script, but every script doesn’t become a movie. Our panel of filmmakers have all penned their own screenplays. This discussion will focus on each individual’s journey that began with the screenplay that was ultimately realized on the screen. Panelists scheduled to appear: Kurt Kuenne (Shuffle), Annie J. Howell (Small, Beautifully Moving Parts), Gary King (How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song), Cem Kurtulus (The Hungry Boy) 4:30pm ­— After the Crew Goes Home: What happens after production wraps? An eclectic mix of producers, directors, editors and sound designers discuss the monumental effort that follows the last day of production. Panelists scheduled to appear: Mark Stolaroff (Pig), Andrew Disney (Searching For Sonny), Lee Percy (Dreaming America), Kenneth Lampl (How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song) 5:30pm ­— Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers (pictured) Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers (lead guitar is Andy Borunda, bass is Mike George, percussion is Omar Cifuentes) is one of a very few female-fronted, all original Americana bands in the Phoenix metro area! With songs written in Americana’s mix of folk, alt-country and rock and roll, Carol brings it all to her shows with enthusiasm, ease and pure joy. 7:00pm ­— Shahrazad Dance Company Shahrazad Dance Company performs Egyptian and Arabic Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) and folkloric dances in the Southwest. Known for their authentic dances, inspired by Egypt’s rich history of queens and goddesses, and the heroine of 1001 Arabian Nights,


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

the troupe provides the American public a glimpse into the beauty of these colorful and spirited dances, as well as providing Egyptians and Arabs, living abroad, a piece of their culture. 8:00pm — ­ Scorpius Dance Formed in 1999 by choreographer, Lisa Starry, Scorpius Dance Theatre has been a constant presence in the metropolitan Phoenix arts community since its inception, combining the motifs of humor, drama, and both organic and technical movement to form a very distinct brand of dance theater. Lisa Starry’s A Vampire Tale, is the requisite haunt of the fall season, eight years running. Please visit our Booking page to learn about how you can hire Scorpius for your next event! 9:00pm — ­ Provocatease Do you like dancing girls, magic, high flyers, live music, and comedy galore? Oh yes, yes you do. Allow our multi-talented, smoking hot troop of Vaudevillians to captivate, amuse, and bring your temperature up. There’s something for everyone in our sinfully delightful shows! 10:30pm — ­ The Legendary Barbra Seville and Friends Barbra Seville is a Valley original! When she takes the stage in a flurry of feathers, foam, and frivolity, you are in for a good time. She has delighted audiences from coast to coast for over 15 years with her high-glamor, high energy, and high heels. Experience Barbra at 11:30pm to 1am — ­ Saturday Night Party We’ll have a DJ to help us close out the night. Stick around until last call!

Sunday Pavilion Schedule Sunday Silent Auction Hours: 12pm – 6:30pm 11:00am — Phoenix Comicon Preview Day This is a great opportunity to get a taste of the madness of the Phoenix Comicon and see some great products from vendors. 2:30pm — Actors’ Roundtable: Life as an Indie Actor Opportunities in independent film. What are we sacrificing for the craft? Are indies the back door into mainstream? And what is “mainstream” these days, anyway? A discussion with some of the talented and dedicated actors whose films are now playing at the Phoenix Film Festival. Panelists Scheduled To Appear: Sean Elliot (It’s in the Blood), Christina Rose (How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song), Blayne Weaver (6 Month Rule) and Lance Henriksen (It’s in the Blood) 3:30pm — Casting Indies: Getting Big Talent on Low Budgets Learn the most effective way to cast your next indie film project. Learn common casting myths and tricks of the trade to get the best cast for your next film. You will get the back story from the pros. Hosted by Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA (Good Faith Casting) Panelists scheduled to appear: Matt Engelhart (Ford/ Robert Black Agency), Don Livesay (Screen Actors Guild)

4:30pm — Behind the Scenes: The stuff you don’t get to see on the screen. Behind every movie is a story. Not the one that’s played out on the screen, but the one that’s played out behind the scenes during production. Our panel of feature filmmakers will sound off on their best and worst experiences on and off set. Hey, if we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t be doing it! Panelists Scheduled To Appear: Scooter Downey (It’s in the Blood), Bivas Biswas (Paranoia), Mark Stolaroff (Pig), Scott Storm (We Run Sh*T) 5:30pm — Sunday Night Awards Party The Artist, DJ Ascension represents a uniquely diverse taste of music gathered through generations paired with both natural and fine-tuned mixing skills. The handle; Ascension. may be used to describe but one element of this experience. With remixes including The Who vs. The Chemical Brothers (England), Bob Dylan vs. Daft Punk (France), the recent Steve Miller Band vs. Danger (France), and the powerful 9/11 tribute mix of K’naan and Datsik(BC) this DJ/VDJ is never to be underestimated. 9:30pm — Copper Wing Award Ceremony Your opportunity to see who the big winners are this year. Come find out who takes home the illustrious Copper Wing Award.


Showcase Feature Films

The Monk Directed by: Dominik Moll Run Time: 1 hr. 45 min. Screening Times: S  aturday, March 31st at 11:25am Thursday, April 5th at 5:20pm Synopsis: A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis’ (now cult) 1796 gothic novel, THE MONK traces the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation until the arrival of a mysterious apprentice undermines his convictions and leads him down a path of unmentionable sin, corruption and murder.

Last Call at the Oasis Directed by: Jessica Yu Run Time: 1 hr. 45 min. Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 9:20am Wednesday, April 4th at 5:10pm Synopsis: Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects in the current system and depicting communities already struggling with its ill-effects, the film was produced by Elise Pearlstein (FOOD, INC.) and features activist Erin Brockovich and such distinguished experts as Peter Gleick, Alex Prud’homme, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.


Magic City

Directed by: Ashwin Chaudhary, Jon Korn Run Time: 1 hr. 11 min. Screening Time: Friday, March 30th at 2:30pm Synopsis: “The Beautiful Game, A Documentary Experience” LADUMA is the story of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, told through the eyes of adventurous American soccer supporters who traveled to South Africa to experience the first ever World Cup on the African continent.

Directed by: Carl Franklin Run Time: 55 min. Screening Time: Sunday, April 1st at 4:15pm Synopsis: Miami Beach, 1959. As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Castro’s rebels seize Havana. Miami is turbulent, but the Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. Owner Ike Evans is the star of the hotel. But at what price? Ben “The Butcher” Diamond financed Ike’s dream, and now his life is a façade…just like the Miramar Playa. With diving clowns by day, and escorts at night, nothing’s what it seems in Magic City.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Showcase Feature Films

6 Month Rule


Directed by: Blayne Weaver Run Time: 1 hr. 40 min. Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 11:15am Sunday, April 1st at 4:20pm Synopsis: Talented indie filmmaker Blayne Weaver gives us a romantic, charming, and poignant look at relationships, seen from the eyes of Tyler (Weaver), who lives by a philosophy that allows him to avoid making any significant connections with women. He frequently boasts that he can get over a woman in 6 months or less, but this is mostly due to his fear of emotional attachment. His best friend (Martin Starr) has just become Tyler’s main project, as he tries to teach his buddy all about the joys of cold-hearted bachelorhood. However, when he keeps bumping into a fascinating woman (Morales), he discovers that no philosophy is set in stone.

Directed by: Adam Green Run Time: 1 hr. 15 min. Screening Time: Sunday, April 1st at 4:00pm Synopsis: From the warped mind of Adam Green (Hatchet, Hatchet 2, Frozen) and co-starring Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom, Wrong Turn 2), FEARnet’s first original scripted television series shines a light on the post-college life where everything is hard, and nothing works out like it’s supposed to. Stuck in their hometown of Holliston, MA, Adam and Joe struggle to become bigtime horror filmmakers — and to pay their rent — while working at the local cable company shooting low-budget commercials and hosting late-night horror movie marathons. Also starring Corri English, Laura Ortiz, Dee Snider, and Oderus Urungus. Join us for a Sneak Preview of “Holliston” with scenes from the season, behind the scenes, and interviews. In addition there will be an episode of TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL.

Hangin’ With Fidel Directed by: Joshua J. Provost Run Time: 1 hr. 15 min. Screening Time: Friday, March 30th at 5:20pm Synopsis: Hangin’ with Fidel is an original sitcom. An aspiring screenwriter and an up-and-coming producer share a hip Hollywood apartment with a goofy Cuban named Fidel Castro. This is a sitcom in the classic style: a catchy theme song, laugh track, hilarious situations, physical comedy, catch phrases, weekly moral lessons, and even “a very special episode.” Enjoy all eight episodes including the world premiere of the season finale.

Andrew Bird: Fever Year Directed by: Xan Aranda Run Time: 2 hr. Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 4:35pm Saturday, March 31st at 7:25pm Synopsis: The acclaimed musician’s rigorous touring year culminates in perpetual fever as he crosses the finish line on crutches. This concert documentary features collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis, and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.


Showcase Feature Films

Positive Youth Directed by: Charlie David Run Time: 44 min. Screening Time: Friday, March 30th at 6:00pm Synopsis: Positive Youth is a one hour television documentary which follows four HIV+ positive youth in four different North American cities (late teens to 27) in cinéma vérité style.

Wish Me Away Directed by: Bobbie Berleffi Run Time: 2 hr. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 8:05pm Synopsis: After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, her conservative heartland family and, most importantly, within herself.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Showcase Feature Films



Directed by: Ana Sofia Joanes Run Time: 1 hr. 12 min. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 3:00pm Synopsis: FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Mike Linfield Run Time: 1 hr. 15 min. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 1:05pm Synopsis: The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

Tooth Fairy 2

A Mile in His Shoes

Directed by: Alex Zamm Run Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 11:35am Saturday, March 31st at 11:05am Synopsis: Larry Guthrie (Larry the Cable Guy) is a funloving dreamer with a serious mission: win back the love of his life before she makes a terrible mistake and marries the wrong man! In his attempt to get back on his long lost love’s good side, Larry visits the school where she works and make’s a horrible mistake. He accidentally tells a child that the Tooth Fairy is just a myth. Crushing the child’s dreams sets off a chain of events that are far more than Larry bargained for including being “sentenced” to become a Tooth Fairy or face having his memories erased for good, PLUS losing any chance of getting back the girl of his dreams! Larry is brought before a 500-year-old Tooth Fairy stuck in a 10-year-old girl’s body (played by newcomer Brady Reiter) for sentencing. The Tooth Fairy demands that Larry make retribution by temporarily serving as a Tooth Fairy and proving that Tooth Fairies really do exist. His mission? Larry must collect 20 teeth in 20 days. With his orders in hand, Larry embarks on a journey to prove the existence of Tooth Fairies and to win back the love of his life.

Directed by: William Dear Run Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 9:25am Synopsis: Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur ‘Murph’ Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher’s arm. However, Mickey’s parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey’s parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn’t realize just how much his new recruit will help the team’s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, Thomas Kinkade Presents: A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.


IHSFF Showcase Films

FDR: American Badass! Directed by: Garrett Brawith Running Time: 1 hr. 33 min. Cast: Barry Bostwick, Bruce McGill, Kevin Sorbo Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 7:40pm Wednesday, April 4th at 9:20pm Synopsis: In this throwback to the original 1966 Batman movie, FDR rides a “wheelchair of death” to stop the world from werewolves who carry the polio virus, including werewolf versions of Hitler, Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito. Starring Barry Bostwick, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye & Bruce McGill.

The Victim Directed by: Michael Biehn Running Time: 1 hr. 23 min. Cast: Danielle Harris, Denny Kirkwood, Jennifer Blanc Screening Times: Saturday, March 31st at 7:45pm Monday, April 2nd at 9:20pm Synopsis: Good time girls”ANNIE”(Jennifer Blanc) and”MARY”(Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie’s life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff’s Deputies. Fleeing from”ATTACKERS”(Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across”KYLE”(Michael Biehn), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization - that is until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. WHO IS THE VICTIM?


IHSFF Showcase Films

Beyond the Black Rainbow

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos Run Time: 1 hr. 50 min. Cast: Eva Allan, Marilyn Norry, Michael Rogers, Rondel Reynoldson Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 3:25pm

Directed by: Joseph Green Running Time: 2 hr. Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 10:30pm Cast: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Leslie Daniels, Adele Lamont

Synopsis: Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. From the producer of Machotaildrop, RAINBOW is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos. Featuring a hypnotic analog synthesizer score by Jeremy Schmidt of “Sinoia Caves” and “Black Mountain,” RAINBOW is a film experience for the senses.

Synopsis: Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill’s fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamour model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn’t want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner’s unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Directed by: Will Hess, Nikki Frakes, Terry Dougas Running Time: 1hr 20 min. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Seth Rogen, Stan Lee Screening Time: Sunday, April 1st at 2:00pm Synopsis: At 88 years old, Stan Lee’s name appears on over 1 billion comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Stan has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk. The film explores the life of Stan Lee from his early days, his fascinating journey from Timely Comics to the dawn of Marvel Comics to his current company POW! Entertainment. Told through the words of Stan, comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends, the story paints a portrait of a man whose creativity knows no bounds and whose characters have grown from humble beginnings in the pages of Marvel Comics in the 1960’s to powerhouse media properties.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

IHSFF Showcase Films

Monster Brawl Directed by: Jesse T. Cook Running Time: 1 hr. 29 min. Cast: Art Hindle, Dave Foley, Kevin Nash, Jimmy Hart Screening Times:  Friday, March 30th at 10:30pm Saturday, March 31st at 1:30pm Synopsis: Eight classic monsters fight to the death in an explosive wrestling tournament set inside an abandoned and cursed graveyard.

The Theatre Bizarre Directed by: N/A Running Time: 1hr. 54 min. Cast: Catriana MacColl, Elissa Dowling, Cynthia Wu-Maeux Screening Times:  Saturday, March 31st at 10:30pm Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:20pm

Synopsis: Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long-abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the dark, decrepit auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is an eerie human puppet named Peg Poett who will introduce Penny to six tales of the bizarre: A couple traveling in a remote part of the French Pyrenees cross paths with a lustful witch; A paranoid lover faces the wrath of a partner who has been pushed to her limit; The Freudian dreams of an unfaithful husband blur the lines between fantasy and reality; The horrors of the real world are interpreted through the mind of a child; A woman addicted to other people’s memories gets her fix through the vitreous fluid of her victims’ eyeballs; And a perverse obsession with sweets turns sour for a couple in too deep. But as the stories unfold, something much stranger is happening to Enola. Something irreversible and horrific. Something that awaits its next audience in THE THEATRE BIZARRE.


Horror Features

Below Zero Directed by: Justin Thomas Ostensen Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes Cast: Dee Hanna, Edward Furlong, Kristin Booth, Michael Berryman Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 9:40pm Saturday, March 31 at 10:35pm Synopsis: Jack (Furlong), a once successful screenwriter trying to overcome his new reputation as “Jack the Hack,” arranges to be locked inside a meat cooler in an attempt to cure his writer’s block. As the temperature falls and his frenzy rises, Jack finds it more and more difficult to distinguish between his work and his present situation. Is he writing the best script of his career, or is he losing his mind? Strangely enough, the film is based on true events. The actual screenwriter of the film, Signe Olynyk, locked herself in the meat freezer of an abandoned slaughterhouse, and the film was ultimately shot at this very location, further blurring the line between reality and fiction. Featuring horror icon Michael Berryman (“The Hills Have Eyes”).

It’s in the Blood Directed by: Scooter Downey Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes Cast: Jimmy Gonzales, Lance Henriksen, Rose Sirna, Sean Eliot Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 9:45pm Tuesday, April 3 at 9:10pm Synopsis: “It’s In the Blood” is an altogether new cinematic movement. A father-son story at its core, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical ‘creature feature,’ incorporating elements of mystical realism and psychological thriller. We call it a Psyche-Saga. One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son (October) and his estranged father (Russell) embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured and strands them in the wild, it is up to October to save them both. However, this wilderness is not what it seems, and as they deteriorate, so does their concept of reality. Horrifying creatures, ghostly apparitions, is it all in their heads or could the truth be far more terrible? Lance Henriksen stars in this nightmarish descent into the very heart of darkness where more than your guilt can eat you alive.

Slumber Party Slaughter Directed by: Rebekah Chaney Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes Cast: Robert Carradine, Ryan O’Neal, Tom Sizemore Screening Times: Saturday, March 31 at 9:40pm Wednesday, April 4 at 9:10pm Synopsis: Academy Award winning actor, Tom Kingsford, (Tom Sizemore) visits a bizarre strip club owned by a sadistic voyeur, William O’Toole (Ryan O’Neal).


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Sci-Fi Features

Folklore Directed by: Justin Calen Chenn Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes Cast: Brad Roller, Elizabeth Knowelden, Garrett Liggett, Larry Purtell, Laura Waddell Screening Times: Friday, March 30 at 9:50pm Saturday, March 31 at 9:30pm Synopsis: “Folklore” is a film about an android, a water nymph, a time traveler, a couple of aliens, a vampire, and many other mythic beings of folklore that are interviewed and asked to update a fictional government agency on the happenings of their lives. “Folklore” touches upon the many laughs, joys, awkwardness, and plights of life that any of us will be able to identify with...whether we are human or not.

Pig Directed by: Henry Barrial Running Time: 1hour 30 minutes Cast: Heather Ankeny, Ines Dali, Keith Diamond, Pamela Salem, Patrick Fabian Screening Times: F  riday, March 30 at 10:20pm Monday, April 2 at 9:10pm Synopsis: A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands plastic-tied behind his back. At death’s door, he is discovered by a woman, Isabel, living alone ‘off the grid’ with her three-year-old son, and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining consciousness, the man realizes he has no idea who he is or how he got in the desert - the only clue to his identity is a piece of paper in his pocket with the name ‘Manny Elder’ written on it. After researching on-line, Isabel discovers there’s a Manny Elder in Los Angeles. The man soon falls in love with Isabel and becomes quite content living in the desert. But a mysterious wind chime hanging in Isabel’s bedroom ignites something deep in his psyche. Despite the fact that someone may be trying to kill him, he is compelled to travel to Los Angeles to discover his past. Once there, however, things and people are not what they seem and clues lead to something bigger and more unusual than the man could have ever imagined.


Horror Shorts Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 10:00pm Saturday, March 31st at 10:05pm Run Time: 95 minutes

Follow the Sun!

Directed by MK12 While we have a few minutes before the show, why not stop by our refreshment stand? We have all kinds of tasty treats — delicious pizza, ice-cold refreshments, fresh popcorn and Milk Bombs! Tempt your taste buds today with our selection of sweets and all-American beef products! Popcorn for all eternity! Hell’s on its way!

The Table

Directed by Shane Free Two friends toy around with an antique table and reap the consequences.

Roid Rage

Directed by Ryan Lightbourn As mutilated hookers begin to surface in a small rural town, two FBI agents discover a terror unlike anything they’ve ever encountered.

Shoreditch Slayer

Directed by Simon Levene This comedy/horror fake-documentary follows five vampires as they attempt, at all costs, to look for new sources of income. However, getting paid or not, the killing never stops.

The Waking

Directed by John Stead Anna moved into her dream home. She knew this was the one; but so did the mysterious presence lurking within its walls.

Employee of the Month

Bad Moon Rising (pictured above)

Directed by Scott Hamilton A simple interrogation takes an unexpected turn when the hostage becomes a werewolf.

Brutal Relax (pictured below)

Directed by David Munoz, Adrian Cardona, Rafa Dengra Mr. Olivares has already recovered, but now he needs a vacation. To go to some heavenly place where he can relax and blithely enjoy himself.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Directed by Oliver Beguin Stephanie helps the unemployed to find a new job. But when those unemployed are such characters as vampires, witches or fairies, it’s sure not to be easy.


Directed by Joseph Bauer In this short featuring Lance Henriksen, a denizen of the street is targeted by a violent gang. Powerless until the attack begins, Old Homeless Man transforms before our eyes into the ultimate do-it-yourself-er; a grimy Samurai with the sharpest of edges.

Sci-Fi Shorts A

Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 10:10pm Sunday, April 1st at 9:45am Run Time: 80 minutes

Hollywood Forever

Directed by Amy Ludwig Decades intertwine as an earnest young man enters a vintage store and asks a jaded Goth salesgirl to help him choose a suit. But when retro confronts reality, and clothes aren’t all that is changing, will they embrace the impossible? A love story that stands the test of time.

The Uncanny Valley

Directed by Dean Law The Uncanny Valley tells the story of Alex, a young man separated from society as he meets and falls in love with a beautiful android named Mia. Uncanny Valley explores the boundaries between normality as Alex searches for the answer to his question, ‘Can I be happy being in love with a lie?’

20th Century Man

Directed by Dustin Lee A brilliant young scientist invents a time machine in the year 1938. When he decides to test it on himself, he is accidentally transported 76 years into the future.

Secret Identity

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre When Janet visits her grandmother Faye to ask to use her wedding ring, she discovers a secret that stirs up nostalgia for the romance and heroism of an age long since passed.

Solaria (pictured) Directed by John Hoey Immortality, a fate worse than death. Doctor Glamour

Directed by Andrew Jones A genius scientist contacts another dimension to save the woman he loves, summoning a flamboyant rock n’ roll superhero.

Sci-Fi Shorts B Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 9:15am Saturday, March 31st at 9:15pm Run Time: 105 minutes

Y Sci Fi

Directed by Martin Doyle If a superior species existed out there in the universe, what would they be like? If they came here, how would they treat us? ‘Y Sci Fi’ - time to reaffirm ‘Y’.

Alchemy and Other Imperfections

Directed by Zachary Rothman A dark fable about a Man and Woman who have completely lost touch with the outside world, until the Woman takes one last desperate measure to erase the pesky memory that ruined their lives.

How to Kill Your Clone

Directed by Jack McWilliams Dick wants to kill his out of control clone, but due to their identical physical and mental abilities, he must hire the third party Clone Killer Corporation to do his dirty work.


Directed by Andre Albrecht Without him knowing, a young man gets possession of a mysterious object the government is searching for.


Directed by Anand Madabushi In a world where humans who have forgotten how to see anything but black and white, one man begins to see in colour.


Directed by Miao Yu In the last remaining movie theater of a futuristic metropolis, an ideological shut-in enters into the classic film he projects in order to find love.

Dream Cleaners

Directed by Craig Phillips Meet Artie and Rex, professional Dream Cleaners. A night out on the job takes a turn south when Rex goofs off and causes their Dream Cleaning truck to malfunction. Now the dreams of their target, a young kid, start spilling into reality.


Live Action Shorts A Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 5:30pm Sunday, April 1st at 11:50am Run Time: 95 minutes

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

Directed by James Hunter What would you do if you thought your spouse was cheating on you?


Directed by Chad McClarnon Distracted at work from an unresolved fight with her lover, Laura is late for an important staff meeting that appears to have ended abruptly. She soon discovers that she is alone in the building without explanation.


Directed by Bryan Reisberg When Oliver brings his girlfriend on a hunting trip to introduce her to his father, he soon realizes his father might be up to something.

Susan’s Remembrance

Directed by Ryan LeMasters A young woman is interrogated for a double murder that she is convinced she did not commit. The detectives insist on speaking to her ‘other’ personalities to get to the root of this gruesome event.

Good Luck, Mr. Gorski

Directed by Arron Shiver A love story about Neil Armstrong’s next-door neighbors the day the kid next door walked on the moon.

The Back Tenant (pictured)

Directed by Kenneth Wadja A woman stops by to inquire about a house for rent, but the owner is seriously not interested in her becoming his tenant.

Play by Play

Directed by Carlos Baena A lonely 10-year-old boy struggles to overcome a bully’s ongoing harassment.

Live Action Shorts B Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 7:50pm Saturday, March 31st at 10:45am Run Time: 95 minutes


Directed by Owen Thomas A San Francisco Detective comes face-to-face with the city’s bureaucracy, and the killer it set free.

The Man at the Counter (pictured)

Directed by Brian McAllister After a chance encounter with an old man, a young boy who spent his summer working at a coffee shop is forced to deal with some of life’s most basic questions.

Play to Win

Directed by Sam Mandegaran A math whiz formulates a plan to beat the state lottery, but he needs the help of a former mob boss to succeed.

Dreaming American

Directed by Lee Percy A young man who escaped a dangerous past fights to keep his dream alive and battles the harsh realities of New York City, but as success comes within reach, he finds himself up against an uncaring immigration system.

The Southern Belle

Directed by Patrick Biesemans Bob is an aging, longtime taxi driver. Josh, his last fare for the night, is a young slick family man who just made partner at his firm. When Josh begins to divulge his grievances to Bob the two quickly discover that they share a dark and destructive bond that will change their lives in an instant.

The Maiden and the Princess

Directed by Ali Scher In the heart of London a young girl searches for herself amidst a musical fairytale.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Animated Shorts Back to the Start

presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill Directed by Johnny Kelly Chipotle Mexican Grill has produced a new stopmotion animated short film that depicts a farmer’s journey to sustainable farming. The film – a first for Chipotle -features a cover of the Coldplay song “The Scientist”, sung by music icon and family farm advocate Willie Nelson. The film was named by AdWeek as one of the 10 Best Commercials of 2011 and the short film aired in full as a commercial during the 2012 GRAMMY Awards, many writers and music critics agreed its resonating message and musical talent stole the show.

Human Nature

Directed by Nassos Vakalis An uptight elephant is enjoying a scenic train ride reading a book alone in his compartment. Soon the door opens and a happy-go-lucky, goofy and freespirited bear chooses to take a seat across from the elephant and disturbs his peaceful solitude. This is war.

The Hungry Boy

Directed by Cem Kurtulus, Jacob Nelson In this animated short, a series of paintings follows a stream of consciousness - ‘The Hungry Boy’ on a quest for his next meal. In order to find his way to the family supper, he lives a whole life in seconds and overcomes challenges against his own existence.

Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 1:20pm Saturday, March 31st at 5:30pm Run Time: 70 minutes


Directed by Renae Radford One soul’s struggle to accept love.

Yogurt, Inc.

Directed by Dan Becker Ted Figgins, an aspiring Yogurt Analyst, struggles to maintain his artistic integrity in the corrupt and psychotic world of corporate yogurt.

Intermission Time

Directed by Michael Degg Once the show begins at this drive-in theater, the concession stand closes for the concession clerk to have his nightly show. However, on this particular night, his victims seek revenge.

Live Outside the Box (pictured)

Directed by Shu-Hsuan Lin Simon is a workaholic without any social contact. Gradually his world becomes smaller and smaller and even at the very end, there is nothing left in his world but his work. This severe impact finally wakes him up and now Simon has to find the right way to bring his life back before everything is too late...


Directed by Patrick Smith Began as an audio experiment, ‘Masks’ illustrates modern exploitation, production and consumption in animated terms. In ‘Masks’ the audio came first, thus all images exist to tell the musical story, instead of the typical method of scoring music after animation has been completed.

Little Deaths

Directed by Ruth Lingford An animated reflection on the experience of orgasm, based on taped interviews.


Directed by Sergio Mejía Forero Dr. Ego’s hideous genetic experiments have disturbed the peace of Animalario, a city at the edge of chaos. Gatto, a skilled detective hasn’t ceased in his quest to stop ego and restore order; but this time, a lethal hyena will do her utmost to stand in his way.


College Shorts Screening Times: S  aturday, March 31st at 3:15pm Sunday, April 1st at 9:30am Run Time: 100 minutes

The Save (pictured above) Directed by Jean-Marc Le Doux A distraught young pitcher finds himself alone on the mound facing a dire situation of his own design; it’s the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no outs. With his team only up by one, and the crowd roaring in disapproval, the pitcher stares at one empty seat... this was never about a game. Shangri-La

Directed by Adam Smith A Tibetan monk describes his transition into American life and the challenge of setting up a monastery for fellow exiled monks.


Directed by David Shark Tuesday is a quietly provocative glimpse into an ordinary day in the life of a young couple separated by war.

Blackout Roulette (pictured above) Directed by Alex Italics Things go from bad to worse for a nervous host when an unexpected power outage threatens to ruin his already lackluster dinner party. Will an impromptu game of risk satisfy the desperately disinterested guests? Play Her Song

Directed by Isaac J. Ramos Jesse, an elderly Mexican-American man, comes to grip with his wife’s impending death by looking back at the moment they first met.

A Salton Soul

Directed by Greg Balkin As June nears the end of her life, the sea begins to dry up, mirroring the natural cycle of birth, death, and change.

The Life Smugglers (pictured below)

Directed by David W. Wells Two retirees from Phoenix, Arizona run prescription drugs from Mexico to help pay for a wife’s medical bills. But when their work suddenly includes people smuggling, it becomes much more ethically complex.

Burmese Refugee (pictured above) Directed by Michael Tacca A refugee from Burma must adjust to his new life in America after spending years in a refugee camp in Southeast Asia. Despite a traumatic past, he struggles to define his place in the chaotic western world, and dreams of the day when he and his family can truly call the free country home.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

High School Shorts Delilah

Directed by Michael Notrica A young, shy, reticent teenage boy meets the girl of his dreams. But her life is not as perfect as it may seem.  As they fall for each other, her troubled past becomes her present and they have to deal with problems beyond their years.



Directed by Luke Swindler A track runner named Lance makes a bet with his nemesis, Whitman, that might change his future.

Number Fourteen

Directed by Daniel Koeth A boy is given a chance to reevaluate a fatal decision.

Directed by Mitchell Winkie The concept of love lost is explored as a paper bag man searches for a paper bag woman in this brief five minute short.

My License



Directed by Tara-Nicole Azarian Homelessness in America is a national tragedy. If faced with adversity, what would you do to keep your family together?

Directed by Elizabeth Herrick A young girl receives her new license, much to her father’s dismay. Directed by Harrison Hunter Two friends find a tennis ball in the snow that has the power to transform reality.

Screening Time:  Saturday, March 31st at 9:00am Run Time: 80 minutes

Hide and Seek

Directed by Bunee Tomlinson A man encounters his guilt and ghosts inside a strange forest.


Directed by Michael Tanner Cusumano The film tells a story about a boy named Alexander, a socially awkward teenager and his impractical crush on a popular teenage girl.

My American Life

Directed by Mohammed Yakub Mohammed struggles with the pressures of living a life his parents could be proud of, a life of Islam, and a life that he wants to lead with friends and fun.

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Arizona Shorts Screening Times: S  aturday, March 31st at 10:40am Sunday, April 1st at 4:25pm Run Time: 105 minutes

Shine Like Gold

Directed by Travis Mills Shine Like Gold is about a daughter trying to reconnect with her grieving father over the death of his son.

Awesome Guy: A New Identity

Directed by Bob Marquis When Megaopolis’ crime-fighting superhero, Awesome Guy, suddenly finds himself unemployed, it leads to a new fight: To find his true identity.

BlamBlamBlam, ClickClickClick

Directed by Chris Redish Bible interpretation can be murder. Literally.

Directed by Jaz Garewal A pair of hostage negotiators throw the rule book out the window, caution to the wind, and hostages under the bus.

The Fall

Turning a Page

Leviticus: God’s Law

Directed by Ryan Thomas Anderson A brother’s love grows deeper every day. Brothers Nick and Steve push their relationship to a level of no turning back.

Directed by Randal Smith Life is written by the choices we make.


Directed by Kennedy Brothers A hopeless romantic finds that love isn’t something that can be wished for.

Should’ve Been An Engineer

Directed by Jason Smart A writer struggles with writer’s block and questions his chosen profession.

Wish Inc.

Directed by Diane M. Dresback Hope (Stephanie Mello) believes she has found her dream job working for Wish Inc., a corporation that grants wishes led by The Wish Master (Bivas Biswas). However, she soon finds out that the job is not as she had expected. Can Hope still make a difference?

Come Follow Me

Directed by Devan Dresback Struck by the boredom of her students, a teacher turns to fresh surroundings and deeply personal reflections to introduce new possibilities and inspire one adventurous boy and his friends.

Parallax (pictured)

Directed by Paul DeNegris An U.S. Army infantryman with a hatred for all Arabs is injured in a convoy ambush and rescued by Iraqi civilian Hassan and his son Jabir. As the three of them hide from the insurgents, Daniels learns that his prejudices and his hatred have been misplaced and comes to respect Hassan and Jabir as human beings.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Arizona Showcase Screening Time: Saturday, March 31st at 9:05am Run Time: 70 minutes


Second Thoughts

Directed by Jason Yeung Two misfit beginner thieves discover the difficulties in trying to pull off a series of crimes.

Directed by Paul Hoeprich Detective James Saxon takes on a new case and unknowingly discovers a world of psychic villains and heroes in Catbrain Film Factory’s newest short film, Damsel. Damsel is based on the characters and world of published author Nathan L. Yocum and is the third short set in the ‘Strong Brain’ universe.

A Fairy Tale

Kerry and Angie

Directed by Steven Tyler O’Connor The story of Jack & Jill on the night of their Senior Prom.

Directed by Amanda Melby A recently widowed middle-aged woman disrupts a Christening service as her sensible friend tries to reign her in.

Cult Status (pictured) Directed by Kevin Herrmann A young man’s first date goes awry as he unexpectedly interrupts family cult night. Covet

Directed by Paul DeNigris Two crooked cops unleash an evil that corrupts and destroys everyone it touches.


Documentary Shorts Kaziah the Goat Woman (pictured) Directed by Amy Duzinski Janes Embroiled in a war where the US government has forbidden us to view our fallen soldiers, one woman, armed with a paintbrush and a herd of pregnant goats, has found a way to make sure these faces are seen and never forgotten. Painting over 600 portraits as gifts for the families, a quirky Kaziah faces death on a daily basis and is forced to reconcile her own fragile existence with ‘gravel in her gut and spit in her eyes’.

Randy Parsons: American Luthier

Sacred Poison

My Caddy Won’t Let Me

Directed by Yvonne Latty The documentary shows the devastating toll past uranium mining has had on the Navajo people and discusses the potential risks posed by a renewal of uranium mining. It lays out the complex and conflicting economic, political, environmental and spiritual issues involved.

Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 9:00am Saturday, March 31st at 1:00pm Run Time: 100 minutes

Directed by David Aldrich Randy Parsons had given up the guitar, and then one day he had a vision of how it would come back into his life. Directed by David Urbanic Noah Engh is a 23 year-old musician who is among the hard-living niche of D.I.Y. (‘do it yourself’) artists who book, promote, perform, and travel to their shows without any outside assistance.

IFP-Phoenix Film Challenge Awards and Screening Screening Time: M  onday, April 2nd at 7:00pm Run Time: 90 minutes 12 winning films created for the IFP Phoenix Filmmaker Challenges: Beat the Clock Challenge, Breakout Film Challenge, and Masterpiece Film Challenge. Only one film will be awarded BEST FILM, as chosen by the Phoenix Film Critics Society. Awards ceremony immediately following screening.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

Films competing are: Awesome Guy: A New Identity Morning Boy Covet Ten to Eternity Winding Road The 2 Coolest Ninjas to Ever Kick it at Lincoln University. Shine Like Gold Reset The Fall Come Follow Me Cordones Second Thoughts

World Cinema Competition

Apartamento ad Atene Directed by: Ruggero Dipaola Run Time: 1 hr. 35 min. Cast: Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Laura Morante, Richard Sammel Country: Italy Screening Times:  Friday, March 30th at 5:45pm Sunday, April 1st at 9:40am Synopsis: During the Nazi occupation of Greece, a German officer establishes himself in the house of an Athenian family, totally disrupting their life. Based on the novel, “Apartment in Athens�, written in 1945 by G. Wescott.

Bel Borba Aqui Directed by: Andre Costantini, Burt Sun Run Time: 1 hr. 35 min. Country: Brazil Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 10:55am Saturday, March 31st at 1:40pm Synopsis: Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous public artworks created by the artist Bel. Salvador is a 500 year old city with a rich cultural heritage. The documentary film reflects the intimate relationship between this historically unique city and her beloved native son. This lyrical journey shares his joy and madness: creating large-scale outdoor art at lightning speed and then working alone in deep introspection. His exuberant personality shines as he draws inspiration from his surroundings, especially in impoverished neighborhoods. Working as a voice of the people, Bel breathes new life into the city he loves through his art. See his renaissance through constant acts of creation.


World Cinema Competition

Innocence Directed by: Jan Hrebejk Run Time: 2 hr. Cast: Ana Geislerová, Anna Linhartová, Hynek Cermák, Ludek Munzar Country: Czech Republic Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 3:20pm Sunday, April 1st at 3:55pm Synopsis: Our film is a story about love and the many faces it wears. Love motivates the actions of all our characters. None of the characters in this family drama is a priori evil. The paradox-driven plot is motivated by love of various kinds: parental love, a child’s love of its parents, conjugal love, love between friends, offended love, betrayed love, unrequited love, obsessive love, pretend love, untruthful love, forbidden love, illicit love, and the love of one human being for another. Behind each type of love lies a single, narrow, personal point of view, one personally experienced truth.

Lidice Directed by: Petr Nikolaev Run Time: 2 hr. 3 min. Cast: Zuzana Fialová, Karel Roden, Zuzana Bydzovská Country: Czech Republic Screening Times: Saturday, March 31st at 7:55pm Sunday, April 1st at 1:40pm Synopsis: At the beginning of the story Lidice is just one of many small Czech villages trying to survive the war as best as it can. Day-to-day existence within the Protectorate flows along almost serenely and the biggest upheaval is a pub brawl where by accident a drunk father kills his son. The crime is justly punished and the poor wretch Sima starts his sentence. But thanks to this he, alone, survives his family as well as his entire village which becomes the scapegoat for the assassination of Heydrich. The tale of this deeply paradoxical hero is full of contradictions yet remains truly human and forms the spine of the whole film.

Sulla Strada di Casa Directed by: Emiliano Corapi Run Time: 1 hr. 23 min. Cast: Claudia Pandolfi, Daniele Liotti, Donatella Finocchiaro, Fabrizio Rongione Country: Italy Screening Times: Friday, March 30th at 9:10am Saturday, March 31st at 3:50pm Synopsis: Alberto is a small businessman from Liguria whose firm is in a bad shape. To save his company, he becomes a courier for a criminal organization which uses Alberto’s above-suspicion identity to deliver illegal goods. On the eve of his departure on one of these journeys, some armed men break into his house. Threatening Alberto’s wife and children, they order him to deliver them, instead that on the agreed destination, the valuable goods he is going to pick up. Alberto travels through Italy to collect the pack and save his family who are held to ransom in their own home. But once he reaches his destination things do not go as planned...


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

World Cinema Competition

Tilt Directed by: Viktor Chouchkov Run Time: 1 hr. 34 min. Cast: Ivaylo Dragiev, Ovanes Torosyan, Radina Kardzhilova, Yavor Baharoff Country: Bulgaria Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 1:10pm Saturday, March 31st at 5:55pm Synopsis: In the early ‘90s, as the old communist bloc has crumbled, four young pinballplaying friends try to realize their dream of opening their own nightclub, which they plan to name TILT. An accidental meeting between Stash (Yavor Baharov) and Becky (Radina Kardjilova) leads to a passionate love affair. When the friends are caught illegally distributing porn films, Becky”s father, a police colonel, takes the case personally and threatens them with prison. His proposal: he”ll let them off if Stash and Becky stop seeing each other. But we know that”s never going to happen. Tilt represents a fascinating look at contemporary Bulgarian cinema.

Wolves Unleashed Directed by: Andrew Simpson Run Time: 1 hr. 29 min. Country: Canada Screening Times: S  aturday, March 31st at 9:10am Sunday, April 1st at 11:35am Synopsis: From the opening shot this film takes the audience on an unbelievable journey with breathtaking scenery and an up-closeand-personal look at one of natures’ most elusive animals, the wolf. The film follows world renowned animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to the other side of the world. Together with his Canadian crew and his pack of wolves he sets out on a journey of discovery to make the biggest wolf film ever attempted. Staying in a remote camp in the middle of the Siberian Mountains they endure harsh conditions where the temperature drops to -60 C. The crew and the wolves are tested daily both physically and mentally on a daily basis. Wolves are one of the most misunderstood animals of all time. In this film you will see them in another light as they try and overcome their wild instincts and respond to commands that go against everything that nature has instilled in them. This film will not only make people question everything they thought they knew about wolves, but it will also show one man’s struggle as he wrestles with the decision to use his unique bond with these animals against them.


World Cinema Shorts

The Glowing Hours (pictured below)

Screening Times: F  riday, March 30th at 3:15pm Sunday, April 1st at 4:05pm Run Time: 95 minutes

Directed by: Paul Young ‘The Glowing Hours’ follows a young girl named Olivia through the intimate memories of her past, where she searches for the love of her mother and remembers a timeless promise she once made.

El Último Canto de Pájaro Cú (pictured right) Directed by: Alonso Ruiz Palacios Minutes before dying in the general ward of an urban hospital, Ulises, a terminally ill patient in his fifties, goes over fragments of his life.

Luna Directed by: Raul Cardenas In a chaotic city traversed by strange motorized beings ruled by time, a little girl named Zoe discovers a beautiful moon in the midst of chaos.

Negative Directed by: Yoav Hornung A woman in her mid-sixties is taking photographs in the park. When a young guy suspects that she took a picture of him, he sits next to her and they start to talk. A short conversation and a dark room will lead to an intimate situation that Irit never expected.


12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

La Media Pena Directed by: Sergio Barrejon An executive is on the point of committing suicide in his office early one morning. Just as he is about to pull the trigger, he is unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of the cleaning lady. He can think of nothing better to do than hide... and spy on her.

CLUCK Directed by: Michael Lavelle Feathers are ruffled when a new arrival at the orphanage threatens to upset the pecking order.

Print Source 20th Century Man – Page 49 Dustin Lee 6 Month Rule – Page 39 Blayne Weaver A Fairy Tale – Page 55 Steven Tyler O’Connor Alchemy and Other Imperfections – Page 49 Zachary Rothman Ambush – Page 48 Joe Bauer Anaphora – Page 49 Andre Albrecht Andrew Bird: Fever Year – Page 39 Xan Aranda Animalario – Page 51 Sergio Mejía Forero Apartment in Athens (Apartamento ad Atene) – Page 57 Ruggero Dipaola A Salton Soul – Page 52 Greg Balkin Awesome Guy: A New Identity – Page 54 Jessica Marquis The Back Tenant – Page 50 Kenneth Wajda Back to the Start – Page 51 Kennedy Turner Bad Moon Rising – Page 48 Scott Hamilton Bel Borba Aqui – Page 57 Burt Sun Below Zero – Page 46 Signe Olynyk Beyond the Black Rainbow – Page 44 Maureen Masters / Martin Wendel / Blackout Roulette – Page 52 Alexis Italics BlamBlamBlam,ClickClickClick – Page 54 Jaz Garewal Brutal Relax – Page 48 Pablo Menendez Burmese Refugee – Page 52 Michael Tacca

Cardboard – Page 53 Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian Cluck – Page 60 Ela Gas Come Follow Me – Page 54 Diane M Dresback Connected – Page 21 Tiffany Shlain Covet – Page 55 Paul DeNigris Cult Status – Page 55 Kevin Hermann Damsel – Page 55 Paul Hoeprich Delilah – Page 53 Michael Notrica Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – Page 30 Doctor Glamour – Page 49 Andrew Jones Dream Cleaners – Page 49 Craig Phillips Dreaming American – Page 50 Lee Percy El Ultimo Canto del Pajaro Cu – Page 60 Ivan Gutierrez Employee of the Month – Page 48 Olivier Beguin Entanglement – Page 51 Renae Radford The Fall – Page 54 Ryan Andersen Father/Son – Page 50 Bryan Reisberg FDR: American Badass! – Page 43 Folklore – Page 47 Justin Calen Chenn Follow the Sun! – Page 48 Teddy Dibble The Glowing Hours – Page 60 Paul Young Good Luck, Mr. Gorski – Page 50 David Jean Schweitzer

Granted – Page 54 Doug Kennedy Half a Sorrow (La Media Pena) – Page 60 Iker Ganuza Headhunters – Page 31 Maureen Masters / Martin Wendel / Hide and Seek – Page 53 Bunee Tomlinson Holliston – Page 39 Kiesha McCorry Hollywood Forever – Page 49 Amy Ludwig Hollywood to Dollywood – Page 21 Gary Lane How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song – Page 22 Gary King How to Kill Your Clone – Page 49 Jack McWilliams Human Nature – Page 51 Nassos Vakalis The Hungry Boy – Page 51 Cem Kurtulus Impetuous – Page 53 Michael Tanner Cusumano Innocence (Nevinnost) – Page 58 Intermission Time – Page 51 Michael Degg Into the Wake – Page 22 Tim Miller It’s In the Blood – Page 46 Scooter Downey Kaziah the Goat Woman – Page 56 Kathleen Dolan Kerry and Angie – Page 55 Amanda Melby LADUMA – Page 38 Jon Korn Last Call at the Oasis – Page 38 Leviticus: God’s Law – Page 54 Chris Redish Lidice – Page 58 Adam Dvorak/Irena Prokopova,


Print Source The Life Smugglers – Page 52 David W. Wells Little Deaths – Page 51 Jane Colling Live Outside the Box – Page 51 Shu-Hsuan Lin Magic City – Page 38 Kirstin Barbour The Maiden and the Princess – Page 50 Ali Scher The Man at the Counter – Page 50 Brian McAllister Masks – Page 51 Patrick Smith Mirage – Page 49 Miao Yu The Monk – Page 38 Monster Brawl – Page 45 Jon Harmon Moon (Luna) – Page 60 Ivan Gutierrez Must Come Down – Page 24 Kenny Riches My American Life – Page 53 James Valentin My Caddy Won’t Let Me – Page 56 David Urbanic My License – Page 53 Robert Herrick Negative – Page 60 Yoav Hornung Number Fourteen – Page 53 Daniel Koeth Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave – Page 50 Valensky Sylvain Outsight – Page 49 Joanna Bence Parallax – Page 54 Paul DeNigris Paranoia – Page 24 Diane M Dresback Pent – Page 53 Harrison Hunter


The Perfect Family – Page 31 Jen Dubin Pig – Page 47 Mark Stolaroff Play by Play – Page 50 David Munier Play Her Song – Page 52 Isaac J Ramos Play to Win – Page 50 Sam Mandegaran Positive Youth – Page 40 Queens of Country – Page 31 Ryan Page Randy Parsons: American Luthier – Page 56 David Aldrich Roid Rage – Page 48 Ryan Lightbourn Sacred Poison – Page 56 Yvonne Latty The Save – Page 52 Jean-Marc Le Doux Searching for Sonny – Page 26 Greg Beauchamp Second Thoughts – Page 55 Jason Yeung Secret Identity – Page 49 John Negropontes Shangri-La – Page 52 Adam Smith Shine Like Gold – Page 54 Jordan Gorla Shoreditch Slayer – Page 48 Mavreen Brown Should’ve Been an Engineer – Page 54 Keenan Murray Shuffle – Page 26 Kurt Kuenne Slumber Party Slaughter – Page 46 Rebekah Chaney Small, Beautifully Moving Parts – Page 28 Annie Howell Solaria – Page 49 Darren O’Connor

12th Annual PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL March 29 – April 5, 2012

The Southern Belle – Page 50 Emily Iason Sulla Strada di Casa – Page 59 Roberto Petrozzi Susan’s Remembrance – Page 50 David Bianchi The Table – Page 48 Shane Free Technicality – Page 50 Owen Thomas The Theatre Bizarre – Page 45 The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – Page 44 Tilt – Page 59 Borislav Chouchkov Track – Page 53 Luke Swindler Trolley – Page 53 Mitchell Winkie Tuesday – Page 52 David Shark Turning a Page – Page 54 Randal Smith The Uncanny Valley – Page 49 Brenton Pinsent The Victim – Page 43 Jen Blanc-Biehn The Waking – Page 48 Tara Boire We Run Sh*t – Page 28 Scott Storm Wish Inc. – Page 54 Diane M Dresback Wish Me Away – Page 40 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story – Page 44 Without – Page 50 Chad McClarnon Wolves Unleashed – Page 59 Andrew Simpson The Woman in the Fifth – Page 30 Yogurt, Inc. – Page 51 Dan Becker Y Sci Fi – Page 49 Martin Doyle



Phoenix Film Festival 2012  

The program for the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix Film Festival 2012  

The program for the 2012 Phoenix Film Festival