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Wednesday, April 6
 

7:00pm

MONEY
OPENING NIGHT FILM

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

DIRECTOR: Martín Rosete
PRODUCERS: Atit Shah, Martin Rosete
WRITER: Josep Ciutat
CAST: Kellan Lutz, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Jesse Williams, Lucia Guerrero
RUNTIME: 1:26:00
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

WORLD PREMIERE

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Money - OPENING NIGHT FILM

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest. | | DIRECTOR: Martín Rosete | PRODUCERS: Atit Shah, Martin Rosete | WRITER: Josep Ciutat | CAST: Kellan Lutz, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Jesse Williams, Lucia Guerrero | RUNTIME: 1:26:00 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGES: English, Spanish | | WORLD PREMIERE | | OPENING NIGHT PARTY FOLLOWING THE... Read More →


7:00pm

MONEY
OPENING NIGHT FILM

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

DIRECTOR: Martín Rosete
PRODUCERS: Atit Shah, Martin Rosete
WRITER: Josep Ciutat
CAST: Kellan Lutz, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Jesse Williams, Lucia Guerrero
RUNTIME: 1:26:00
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

WORLD PREMIERE

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Money - OPENING NIGHT FILM

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest. | | DIRECTOR: Martín Rosete | PRODUCERS: Atit Shah, Martin Rosete | WRITER: Josep Ciutat | CAST: Kellan Lutz, Jamie Bamber, Jess Weixler, Jesse Williams, Lucia Guerrero | RUNTIME: 1:26:00 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGES: English, Spanish | | WORLD PREMIERE | | OPENING NIGHT PARTY FOLLOWING THE... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Spain

9:00pm

OPENING NIGHT PARTY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
9:00 PM
2ND FLOOR LOUNGE, MUVICO PARISIAN AT CITYPLACE, WEST PALM BEACH


Following the World Premiere of our Opening Night Film MONEY join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals, and guests from around the world in a celebration of nine days of film, entertainment, and education.


First, catch the film at the Muvico Parisian at 7:00 PM (tickets sold separately -- see link below). Special guest announcers include WOW Yachts Captain Sandra Yawn and presentation of the The first “Flossy Award,” proudly sponsored by Yaacov Heller of Gallery 22, to Yvonne Boice for her dedication, exemplary service and patronage for the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

After the movie, come over to the second floor lounge and dance the night away with friends, family, and fellow filmgoers! Joining us for the festivities will be members of the cast and crew of MONEY. We will be celebrating the film's World Premiere and kickoff of the 21st Annual PBIFF with a rockin’ party.

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APR 6 - OPENING NIGHT PARTY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 | 9:00 PM | 2ND FLOOR LOUNGE, MUVICO PARISIAN AT CITYPLACE, WEST PALM BEACH | | Following the World Premiere of our Opening Night Film MONEY join us as we welcome filmmakers, movie lovers, industry professionals, and guests from around the world in a celebration of nine days of film, entertainment, and education. | | First, catch the film at the Muvico Parisian at 7:00 PM (tickets sold separately -- see link below... Read More →


 
Thursday, April 7
 

9:30am

COMING OF AGE SHORTS 1
Includes:

BOYS WILL BE BOYS - IN COMPETITION
Two moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl.
DIRECTOR: Mónica Negueruela
PRODUCER: Mónica Negueruela
WRITER: Mónica Negueruela
CAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos
RUNTIME: 00:07:08
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
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DOG DAYS -

A portrait of adolescence, brotherhood, and a moment of discovery. Stephen and Isaac are bored to death on a hot summer day when their dog mysteriously disappears.
DIRECTOR: Nathan Deming
PRODUCER: Aslak Danbolt
WRITER: Nathan Deming
CAST: Joran Backes, Clayton Backes
RUNTIME: 00:19:05
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
Programmer's Note: No animals were harmed
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THE SCHOOLBOY -
Claire, a former teacher is haunted by her memories of a mysterious event that happened a year ago. In order to come to terms with her past, she decides to return to the place where her sense of guilt originates from: School.
DIRECTOR: Paloma Lommel
PRODUCER: Raluca Ionescu, Katelyn Connerty
WRITER: Paloma Lommel
CAST: Charlie Heaton, Kim Evans
RUNTIME: 00:19:24
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
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ARTUN -
A young boy wants to have his first kiss but has no luck in the small village he lives in. His best friends tell him about girls in the city that get high and easy to make out with when they smoke cigarettes. He questions their story but still decides to join them to the city and find out for himself.
DIRECTOR: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
PRODUCERS: Anton Máni Svansson, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Jacob Oliver Krarup, Darin Mailand-Mercado
WRITER: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
CAST: Flóki Haraldsson, Viktór Leó Gíslason, Daníel Óskar Jóhannesson, Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir, Heiða Ósk Ólafsdóttir
RUNTIME: 00:21:00
COUNTRY: Iceland
LANGUAGE: Icelandic
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REFLECTION -
After ruining a chance with the girl he likes, an insecure teenager chastises his reflection in the mirror. Moments later, the reflection disappears.
DIRECTOR: Lee Cipolla
PRODUCER: Katherine Borda
WRITER: Lee Cipolla
CAST: Andrew Hellenthal
RUNTIME: 00:09:46
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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MAGIC WORLD -

Maud, Adrien and Johann are three teenagers living in a port town in the south of France. During one of those endless summer days, the wandering of this love triangle will lead them to cross that invisible barrier that separates the innocence of childhood to cynicism of the adult world.
DIRECTOR: Pierre André Marion
PRODUCERS: Pierre-André Marion, Anne-Marie Duffey, Julien Hosmalin
WRITER: Julien Hosmalin
CAST: Fantin Ravat, Eloïse Parramore, Anthony Bajon, Michael Vander Meren
RUNTIME: 00:30:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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COMING OF AGE SHORTS 1

Includes: | | BOYS WILL BE BOYS - IN COMPETITION | Two moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl. | DIRECTOR: Mónica Negueruela | PRODUCER: Mónica Negueruela | WRITER: Mónica Negueruela | CAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos | RUNTIME: 00:07:08 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles) | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 9:30am - 11:19am
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

11:50am

FACING THE CHALLENGE SHORTS
Includes:

BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS -
Compounded by sea level rise and stronger and more frequent storms, lives and infrastructure in coastal communities are increasingly at risk for flooding and wind driven destruction from events like super storm Sandy. Battle for the Barriers explores adaptation strategies and projects in coastal states along the Eastern US seaboard designed to help safeguard the people, wildlife and properties in these storm and flood prone areas. In the absence of Federal policy to address climate change, state-based organizations, both public and private, seek to protect beaches, dunes and wetlands--the first line of defense along the coastlines and inland waterways in harm's way. As solutions are hopefully developed to reduce our carbon footprint, protecting these natural barriers is critical to preventing new catastrophic loss from storm events and encroaching sea level rise. It is a battle further complicated by ongoing development fueled by the promise of Federal subsidy in the event of disaster.
DIRECTOR: Sharon Baker
PRODUCER: Sharon Baker
RUNTIME: 00:32:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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LIONHEART -
A struggling professional boxer is finally given the fight he's been waiting for but when he is confronted with a life-changing opportunity he must decide which path to take.
DIRECTOR: Fro Rojas
PRODUCER: Orlando Cicilia III, Oscar Derosa
WRITERS: Orlando Cicilia III, Oscar Derosa
CAST: Oscar Derosa, Mark Macaulay, Maury Ramos, Lou LoFranco
RUNTIME: 00:11:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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OASIS -
After her husband dies, Nieves inherits his job as the super of a decaying apartment complex in New York City. But the job becomes more difficult than she anticipated when she discovers the disturbing secret that hides one of the units.
DIRECTOR: Carmen Jimenez
PRODUCER: Chris Boyce
WRITER: Carmen Jimenez
CAST: Aida López, Juan Carlos Pinedo, Scarlett Sperduto
RUNTIME: 00:14:47
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English
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PICKING UP THE PIECES -
The film explores the perspectives of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors as they rebuilt their lives after the Second World War. Answering the question, “How do you “live” after surviving the Holocaust?” the film builds a nuanced and complex portrait of the survivors’ struggles through the lens of key universal questions about Belief in God, Forgiveness, Home, Jewish identity and Memory. Nine survivor’s voices are interwoven together and merge into a choral ensemble telling the previously untold story of the efforts of child survivors to build normal and productive lives from tragic beginnings. Child survivors are now the last living witnesses of the Holocaust. Their struggle, bittersweet reflections, hope and energy are poignant and uplifting testament to the human spirit.
DIRECTOR: Joshua Tebeau
PRODUCER: Joshua Tebeau
WRITER: Joshua Tebeau
CAST: Henryk Grynberg, Arek Hersh, Robert Krell, Alexander Levin, Rene Lichtman, Trude Silman, Simon Gronowski, Rachel Shtibel, Adam Shtibel
RUNTIME: 00:27:27
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, French, Polish
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THE OLD MAN AND THE CAT -
Out of a profound longing for company and social contacts, an old, lonely man fantasises about a perfect world. Together with his imaginary cat he celebrates his 80th birthday. Suddenly the doorbell rings. His young, pretty neighbour is standing at the door.
DIRECTOR: Damian Schipporeit
PRODUCERS: Damian Schipporeit, Christian Kelm, Kyra Hartig
WRITER: Uli Klingenschmitt
CAST: Hannes Stelzer, Annekathrin Bach, Christoph Müller
RUNTIME: 00:10:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German
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THE TIDE -
As Joseph heads home he literally bumps into a gang of young kids. Bored and looking for an argument, the kids decide to turn a casual accident into a serious incident. But as the situation quickly escalates out of Joseph’s control, he is reminded of a moment from his school days when he learned the terrifying reality of what he’s capable of when pushed past his limit.
That moment changed the course of his life. It taught him that there are times to be calm and controlled, and times when only a non-rational response is the only answer. But right now, in this moment, whichever course of action he takes it won’t only be him that is affected.
DIRECTOR: Richard Rudy
PRODUCER: Oli Lyndale
WRITER: Richard Rudy
CAST: Chris Ryman, Joseph Godfrey, Kishen Tanna, Hugh Coleridge, Django Brooks
RUNTIME: 00:08:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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FACING THE CHALLENGE SHORTS

Includes: | | BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS - | Compounded by sea level rise and stronger and more frequent storms, lives and infrastructure in coastal communities are increasingly at risk for flooding and wind driven destruction from events like super storm Sandy. Battle for the Barriers explores adaptation strategies and projects in coastal states along the Eastern US seaboard designed to help safeguard the people, wildlife and properties in... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 11:50am - 1:48pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

12:00pm

A Brilliant Genocide
The documentary A Brilliant Genocide examines the hidden history of the Ugandan regime of Yoweri Museveni. It lays bare the atrocities committed by Ugandan government soldiers against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda since 1986. The documentary is a counterpoint to Kony 2012, which brought worldwide awareness to the crimes committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

DIRECTOR: Ebony Butler
PRODUCER: Ebony Butler
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jason Byrne, Simon Hardwidge
RUNTIME: 1:17:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English

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A Brilliant Genocide

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | A Brilliant Genocide is an expose of the brutal campaigns by the Yoweri Museveni regime to wipe out a significant part of Uganda's Acholi people under the guise of crushing a rebellion by The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It lays bare the atrocities committed by Museveni's army against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda since 1986 when he seized power. It includes interviews with survivors of the most... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

12:00pm

LGBTQ SHORTS 1
Includes:

SANGUINE CRAVING -
Marc must kill his first victim but he’s afraid not to feel the sanguine craving.
DIRECTOR: Gerard Tusquellas Serra
PRODUCER:
WRITER: Pol Cortecans
CAST: Carlos Vicente, Iñaki Mur, Sílvia Sabaté, Luis Posada
RUNTIME: 00:12:48
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
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PUSH ME -
Siri is at a turning point of her life. She feels frustrated about not daring to do what she wants and dreams about. She feels like the society, as well as her own boundaries stop her from living fully; be who she wants to be, scream at the top of her lungs, and live out her fantasy about dominating someone else sexually. Her new friend Lee, a transgender performance artist, is going to help her to get rid of her fears.
DIRECTOR: Tove Pils
PRODUCER: Josefin Granqvist, Helene Granqvist
WRITER: Tove Pils
CAST: Louise Peterhoff, Aleksa Lundberg, Kathryn Fischer
RUNTIME: 00:24:50
COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: English, Swedish
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EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY -
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this.
DIRECTOR: Robert Guthrie
PRODUCER: Robert Guthrie, Our Spirit
WRITER: Robert Guthrie
CAST: Connor Gerton, Zachary Prescott, Anne Gottlieb, Barlow Adamson
RUNTIME: 00:03:37
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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WE REMEMBER MOMENTS -
17 year-old Pétur lives alone with his dad. His mother passed away a while back, and since then Pétur and his father have had a hard time communicating properly with each other. At school, nobody wants to be with him, and on top of that a classmate is bullying him. To escape this harsh reality, Pétur is a lot by himself taking pictures. But everything might just change: For his birthday, his father has bought him a second hand DSLR that Pétur has always wanted. When he’s out taking pictures that evening, he stumbles over something that might be the opportunity Pétur’s been waiting for.
DIRECTOR: Iver Jensen
PRODUCER: Kolbjørn Hoseth Larssen
WRITER: Iver Jensen
CAST: Fannar Már Jóhannsson, Haukur Örn Valtysson, Mateusz Swierczewski, Jón Páll Eyjólfsson
RUNTIME: 00:11:18
COUNTRY: Norway
LANGUAGE: Icelandic
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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THE STAIRS - - IN COMPETITION

After hosting friends for a dinner party on Christmas Eve, an older man facing the isolation of his would-be golden years decides to hire a handsome, young male escort for company. “The Stairs” is an alternate version of the prostitute story, an exploration of loneliness and the wide definition of intimacy. A true actor’s piece, it is the story of our desperate need as human beings to just reach out and connect with someone. Even if it is the last thing we ever accomplish.
DIRECTOR: Zach Bandler & Kelly Blatz
PRODUCER: Zach Bandler, Kelly Blatz, Victor Mazzone
WRITER: Zach Bandler, Max Spitulnik
CAST: Kelly Blatz, Anthony Heald
RUNTIME: 00:32:15
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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LGBTQ SHORTS 1

Includes: | | SANGUINE CRAVING - | Marc must kill his first victim but he’s afraid not to feel the sanguine craving. | DIRECTOR: Gerard Tusquellas Serra | PRODUCER: | WRITER: Pol Cortecans | CAST: Carlos Vicente, Iñaki Mur, Sílvia Sabaté, Luis Posada | RUNTIME: 00:12:48 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles) | ----------------------------------------------------- | PUSH ME - | Siri is at a... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:23pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

12:00pm

The Forest
A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the forest with a strange wild boy. The teacher struggles to bring her back, whilst at the same time himself questioning the world of reality. The worlds of fantasy and reality clash with tragic consequences.

DIRECTOR: Paul Spurrier
PRODUCER: David Cluck, Peter Green, Nirattisai Kaljareuk, Rob Neft, John Williamson
WRITER: Paul Spurrier, Jiriya Spurrier
CAST: Wannasa Wintawong, Tanapol Kamkunkam, Asanee Suwan, Vithaya Pansringarm, Thidarat Kongkaew
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: Thailand
LANGUAGE: Thai

VIEW OFFICIAL TRAILER

Programmer's Note: PBIFF Best Horror Film nominee THE FOREST is the first Thai-language feature from a Western filmmaker. British-born director Paul Spurrier shot the film in the rural Isaan region of north-eastern Thailand, the poorest region of the country. It largely uses the local Isaan dialect. Few films are shot in this region, and a number of the locations were captured on film for the first time. The story is based on the rural belief in the spirit world, with a cast mainly comprising local people.

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The Forest

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:49pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Thailand

12:15pm

Children of the Sex Trade
Two sisters in the Philippines, show remarkable courage, in the face of death threats, by helping former Australian police and Special Forces officers rescue underage girls from Subic Bay’s sex bars, and investigate foreign child sex offenders. The girls, both abused by foreign men as children, had also worked in sex bars. They now work at PREDA, a human right’s foundation set up by Fr. Shay Cullen, an Irish Catholic priest. They help three former Australian Federal Police officers to investigate the man who allegedly sexually abused the younger sister when she was fourteen. They are joined by John Curtis, a former Special Forces officer who leads the sting operation to rescue young girls from two Subic Bay sex bars catering exclusively to foreign men.

DIRECTOR: Luigi Acquisto
PRODUCER: Luigi Acquisto, Stella Zammataro
WRITER: Luigi Acquisto
CAST:
RUNTIME: 00:57:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: Tagalog, English

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Children of the Sex Trade

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Two sisters in the Philippines, show remarkable courage, in the face of death threats, by helping former Australian police and Special Forces officers rescue underage girls from Subic Bay’s sex bars, and investigate foreign child sex offenders. The girls, both abused by foreign men as children, had also worked in sex bars. They now work at PREDA, a human right’s foundation set up by Fr. Shay Cullen, an... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

1:35pm

The Last Smile
Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company responsible for it. The film examines the broken system of unregulated health supplement industry in US as well as deals with subject of greed and corruption prevalent in our society.

DIRECTOR: Shankey Srinivasan
PRODUCER: Kristine Lowe, Jeevan Zutshi
WRITER: Shankey Srinivasan
CAST: Danny Arroyo, Keith Stevenson, Bettina Devin
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi

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The Last Smile

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:45pm

Crazy Castle
A group of young people who are members of an online community, meet each other at an event in a cafe in Tehran. One girl's urgent need for drugs, brings 6 of them together. What starts as a prank continues to unfold into a complicated situation, which reveals new aspects of each character.

DIRECTOR: Abolhasan Davoodi
PRODUCER: Bita Mansouri
WRITER: Mohammadreza Gohari
CAST: Tanaz Tabatabaii, Saber Abar
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: Iran
LANGUAGE: Persian

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Crazy Castle

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | A group of young people who are members of an online community, meet each other at an event in a cafe in Tehran. One girl's urgent need for drugs, brings 6 of them together. What starts as a prank continues to unfold into a complicated situation, which reveals new aspects of each character. | | DIRECTOR: Abolhasan Davoodi | PRODUCER: Bita Mansouri | WRITER: Mohammadreza Gohari | CAST: Tanaz Tabatabaii, Saber Abar... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Iran

2:10pm

Telling Tales
The story of a minibus driver and a fairytale princesss nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood.

DIRECTOR: Burak Aksak
PRODUCER: Necati Akpinar
WRITER: Burak Aksak
CAST: Fatih Artman, Hande Doğandemir, Cengiz Bozkurt, Devrim Yakut, Erdal Tosun
RUNTIME:
1:41:00
COUNTRY: Turkey
LANGUAGE: Turkish

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Telling Tales

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | The story of a minibus driver and a fairytale princesss nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood. | | DIRECTOR: Burak Aksak | PRODUCER: Necati Akpinar | WRITER: Burak Aksak | CAST: Fatih Artman, Hande Doğandemir, Cengiz Bozkurt, Devrim Yakut, Erdal Tosun | RUNTIME: 1:41:00 | COUNTRY: Turkey | LANGUAGE: Turkish (with English subtitles)


Thursday April 7, 2016 2:10pm - 3:51pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Turkey

2:25pm

ISRAELI CINEMA SHORTS
Includes:

APRIL FOOL'S -
An old tape reveals a practical joke that went terribly wrong. The exposure leads to an unexpected search- not only for the prankster, but for the filmmaker himself.
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Dekel
PRODUCER: Shaqaid Levy
WRITER: Jonathan Dekel
CAST: Jonathan Dekel, Lea Gelfenstein
RUNTIME: 00:25:04
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
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HAUNTED - IN COMPETITION
13-year-old Aya is raped by her dentist. Blurry from anesthesia and overwhelmed by pain, unable to move or resist, she feels paralyzed. The days go by slowly and all she can feel is the sharp pain of her tooth aching. The pain is so strong as if something is dying inside her body. Refuses to tell her mother, closed up in her room, Aya is haunted with violent visions of rage and anger. In her visions, she's the heroine of Justice. She's a true leader, a brave heart. In her dreams, revenge can cure her soul. 
DIRECTOR: Adi Shaya
PRODUCER: Adi Shaya
WRITER: Adi Shaya
CAST: Hila Harush, Meital Trabelsi, Bat Haviv, Shmulik Tena, Noa Michaeli
RUNTIME: 00:13:16
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
U.S. PREMIERE
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LONGING -

As every month Michal dips herself in the Mikveh as part of a religious ritual that allows her to have sexual relations with her husband, but when the long-awaited night arrives, nothing happens between the two. Her husband's absence, as well as the deterioration in the intimacy between them, evokes her suspicions about his true identity.
DIRECTOR: Nadav Mishali
PRODUCER: Nadav Mishali
WRITER: Nadav Mishali
CAST: Meytal Gal-Suisa
RUNTIME: 00:20:00
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
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ONE LAST NIGHT -
It's the last night of Noa and Orr together in Tel Aviv, before Orr leaves to Berlin. Outside the punk gig, the police arrive. Orr jumps to the help of a friend and both she and Noa get arrested. In the police station Noa will have to make a final decision about their relationship. A lesbian-punk drama.
DIRECTOR: Kerem Blumberg
PRODUCERS: Ayelet Albenda, Merav Ravin, Alex Parushin
WRITER: Kerem Blumberg
CAST: Michal Korman, Agam Schuster
RUNTIME: 00:22:14
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
U.S. PREMIERE

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ISRAELI CINEMA SHORTS

Includes: | | APRIL FOOL'S - | An old tape reveals a practical joke that went terribly wrong. The exposure leads to an unexpected search- not only for the prankster, but for the filmmaker himself. | DIRECTOR: Jonathan Dekel | PRODUCER: Shaqaid Levy | WRITER: Jonathan Dekel | CAST: Jonathan Dekel, Lea Gelfenstein | RUNTIME: 00:25:04 | COUNTRY: Israel | LANGUAGE: Hebrew (with English subtitles... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 2:25pm - 3:45pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Israel

3:20pm

Second Chance

After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona
PRODUCER: Dustin Williams
WRITER: Danny Zyskind
CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino
RUNTIME: 01:26:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Second Chance

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin. | | DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona | PRODUCER: Dustin Williams | WRITER: Danny Zyskind | CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino | RUNTIME: 01:26:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:50pm

Psychoanalysis
When the country’s top suicide prevention psychologist loses five clients to suicide in a one week period he becomes obsessed with proving they were murdered by a rival psych who wants the top spot for himself.

DIRECTOR: James Raue
PRODUCER: James Raue, Adam Wise, Julia Kelly
WRITER: James Raue
CAST: Benedict Wall, Ryan O’Kane, Michael Whalley, Jennie Lee, James Raue
RUNTIME: 01:19:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English

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Psychoanalysis

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | When the country’s top suicide prevention psychologist loses five clients to suicide in a one week period he becomes obsessed with proving they were murdered by a rival psych who wants the top spot for himself. | | DIRECTOR: James Raue | PRODUCER: James Raue, Adam Wise, Julia Kelly | WRITER: James Raue | CAST: Benedict Wall, Ryan O’Kane, Michael Whalley, Jennie Lee, James Raue | RUNTIME: 01:19:00... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

4:10pm

Creditors
Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play, "Creditors" is a modern re-telling of Strindberg's story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet American painter Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura). As Grant steps into the "El Madroño" hotel in the outskirts of Madrid, he finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable to paint for the better part of a year. As the two men get to know each other under the watchful eye of one of the owners of the hotel, Michael Redmane (Tom Bateman), they start to piece together the disturbing picture of Freddie's marriage to writer Chloe Fleury (Andrea Deck).

DIRECTOR: Ben Cura
PRODUCER: Ben Cura, Andrea Deck
WRITER: Ben Cura (Screenplay), August Strindberg (Stageplay)
CAST: Christian McKay, Andrea Deck, Ben Cura, Tom Bateman, Simon Callow
RUNTIME: 01:21:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Creditors

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play, "Creditors" is a modern re-telling of Strindberg's story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet American painter Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura). As Grant steps into the "El Madroño" hotel in the outskirts of Madrid, he finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:31pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom

4:15pm

Those Left Behind
Jamie was only 16 years old when he took an overdose of pills and stepped off the end of the dock at his family’s summer home. No explanation could explain the terrible choice he made. Like the path of a stone, fiercely thrown, his death damaged all that it touched. A family history forever shattered into before and after. Those left behind - his mother Peg, 40s, his father Robert, 40s and his sister Shelly, 19. Now, 25 years after Jamie’s death, Shelly, 45, a successful doctor and a good single mother to her 16-year-old son Noah, finally returns to the family’s summer home to help Peg recover from minor heart surgery. Although Peg has come to terms with her grief over her son, the years have not brought closure for Shelly or her father Robert. Both believe that they were to blame for Jamie’s death. Unable to witness the other’s grief, father and daughter, once close, became estranged. Peg hopes her daughter’s visit will bring Robert and Shelly finally back together again.

DIRECTOR: Maria Finitzo
PRODUCER: Lije Sarki
WRITER: Maria Finitzo
CAST: Daphne Zuniga, Michael Hogan, Debra Mooney
RUNTIME: 1:18:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Those Left Behind

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Jamie was only 16 years old when he took an overdose of pills and stepped off the end of the dock at his family’s summer home. No explanation could explain the terrible choice he made. Like the path of a stone, fiercely thrown, his death damaged all that it touched. A family history forever shattered into before and after. Those left behind - his mother Peg, 40s, his father Robert, 40s and his sister... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:15pm - 5:33pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:30pm

The Devout

After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again.

DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston
PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston
WRITER: Connor Gaston
CAST: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Olivia Martin, Gabrielle Rose, David Nyki
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Devout

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again. | | DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston | PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston | WRITER: Connor Gaston | CAST... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:30pm - 6:12pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

5:15pm

American Bred
In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.

DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers
PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler
WRITER: Justin Chambers
CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron Gilbert
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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American Bred

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together. | | DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers | PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler | WRITER: Justin Chambers | CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:50pm

The Two Dollar Bill Documentary
Everyone has had a two dollar bill before, right? Most people believe they're out of print, good or bad luck, or are a rare commodity. But in this comprehensive documentary, all aspects of the "deuce" are explored - from its history to the many superstitions surrounding it; from its use by special interest groups to the way it's perceived by consumers and vendors. The film even looks at the bill's popularity at adult establishments, its visits to outer space and the subculture of users that cherish the bill. Take a fun and entertaining journey that will open your eyes about a truly unique piece of currency.

DIRECTOR: John Bennardo
PRODUCERS: John Bennardo, Amy Byer Shainman, Erik Mintz
WRITER: John Bennardo
RUNTIME: 1:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Two Dollar Bill Documentary

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Everyone has had a two dollar bill before, right? Most people believe they're out of print, good or bad luck, or are a rare commodity. But in this comprehensive documentary, all aspects of the "deuce" are explored - from its history to the many superstitions surrounding it; from its use by special interest groups to the way it's perceived by consumers and vendors. The film even looks at the bill's popularity... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 5:50pm - 7:33pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:00pm

The Phoenix Incident
BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. Thursday, March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, becoming the longest unresolved missing persons case in Arizona history. Classified military documentation, pilot interviews and first-hand recovered video evidence exposes the military's engagement with extraterrestrial contact, and the collateral damage of four civilians. 17 years after the infamous Phoenix sightings, documentarian David Collins sets out to expose the cover-up behind the most visible UFO sighting in American history. Presenting never-before-seen recordings and material, the film presents incontrovertible evidence that the four men were victims of an extraterrestrial attack resulting from the US Air Force's direct engagement with unidentified craft over the Estrella Mountains. The combined footage, testimonials and the government's continued disinformation campaign are brought to light in this film that will leave you questioning everything you think you know about 'The Phoenix Incident'.

DIRECTOR: Keith Arem
PRODUCER: Keith Arem, Adam Lawson
WRITER: Keith Arem
CAST: Troy Baker, James L. Brewster, James C. Burns, Holgie Forrester, Karl Girolamo
RUNTIME: 1:24:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Phoenix Incident

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. Thursday, March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, becoming the... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:00pm

The Shickles
The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th birthday. In the wake of their death, their grandchildren, Jason and Margot Shickles, find themselves struggling to navigate the bitter sweet nature of love and relationships.

DIRECTOR: Donna Trousdale
PRODUCER: Lynn Elliot, Jason McHugh, Donna Trousdale
WRITER: Donna Trousdale
CAST: Zach Alden, Suziey Block, D.C. Douglas, Michael Lerner, Teresa Ganzel
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

Programmer's Note: The Shickles took home the Audience Choice Award at the Pasadena International Film Festival in mid-March.

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The Shickles

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:38pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:30pm

The Perfect Husband

A married couple decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin, but the romantic journey takes a turn for the worst, when a sneaking suspicion becomes pure madness.

DIRECTOR: Lucas Pavetto
PRODUCER: Lucas Pavetto
WRITER: Lucas Pavetto, Massimo Vavassori
CAST: Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton, Daniel Vivian, Tania Bambaci
RUNTIME: 01:25:00
COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: English

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The Perfect Husband

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A married couple decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin, but the romantic journey takes a turn for the worst, when a sneaking suspicion becomes pure madness. | | DIRECTOR: Lucas Pavetto | PRODUCER: Lucas Pavetto | WRITER: Lucas Pavetto, Massimo Vavassori | CAST: Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton, Daniel Vivian, Tania Bambaci | RUNTIME: 01:25:00 | COUNTRY: Italy | LANGUAGE: English | | LIVE HORROR... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 6:30pm - 7:55pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Italy

8:10pm

The Pickle Recipe
Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party MCs. He's also a single father and deeply in debt. To make matters worse, during his latest, one-of-a-kind wedding performances, all his prized sound equipment gets destroyed in a freak accident. To add insult to injury, his daughter Julie’s Bat-Mitzvah is in a month and she’s counting on him to MC her party. After exhausting all of his options, he turns to his shady Uncle Morty, who agrees to give him the needed money to get back into business. But only under one condition. Joey must go and steal his grandmother Rose’s most prized possession: her famous top secret dill pickle recipe. And it’s a recipe she has vowed to take to her grave.

DIRECTOR: Michael Manasseri
PRODUCERS: Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, Sheldon Cohn, Gary Wolfson, Michael Manasseri
WRITERS: Sheldon Cohn, Gary Wolfson
CAST: Jon Dore, Eric Edelstein, David Paymer, Lynn Cohen, Miriam Lee
RUNTIME: 01:37:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Pickle Recipe

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party MCs. He's also a single father and deeply in debt. To make matters worse, during his latest, one-of-a-kind wedding performances, all his prized sound equipment gets destroyed in a freak accident. To add insult to injury, his daughter Julie’s Bat-Mitzvah is in a month and she’s counting on him to MC her party. After exhausting all of his options... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:10pm - 9:47pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:15pm

A Monster With a Thousand Heads
When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting her family at all costs, Rodrigo Plá’s latest film is an engrossing combination of thriller, drama and timely socio-political commentary.


DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Plá
PRODUCERS: Sandino Saravia Vinay, Rodrigo Plá
WRITER: Laura Santullo
CAST: Jana Raluy, Sebastián Aguirre Boëda, Hugo Albores, Nora Huerta, Daniel Giménez Cacho
RUNTIME: 1:15:00
COUNTRY: Mexico
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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A Monster With a Thousand Heads

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a terminal stage, she races to secure the insurance company approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:15pm - 9:30pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Mexico

8:15pm

Interior
When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as footage begins turning up on his equipment that he did not record. Isolated and alone with a dark force identified as Emily, Sam and his cameras are taken on a digital journey through the unknown and beyond.

DIRECTOR: Zachary Beckler
PRODUCERS: Zachary Beckler, Susan Williams
WRITER: Zachary Beckler
CAST: Christopher Carullo, Piper Patterson, Shannon Michael Wamser, Autumn Rae Shannon
RUNTIME: 01:23:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Interior

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as footage begins turning up on his equipment that he did not record. Isolated and alone... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:15pm - 9:38pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:15pm

catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

DIRECTOR: Josh Folan
PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan
WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue
CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for? | | DIRECTOR: Josh Folan | PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan | WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue | CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke | RUNTIME: 01:33:00 | COUNTRY: USA... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

10:00pm

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf
Pre-Werewolf Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a nightshift dogcatcher and local laughingstock who longs to win back the heart of his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Jo (Malone Thomas). But when the Devil (Bubba comic creator Mitch Hyman) comes down to Florida, Bubba signs a deal to make himself a bad-ass, only to wake up the next morning permanently transformed into a Werewolf (Fred Lass). In order to save his town and be the hero he longs to be, Bubba will have to navigate a country crock of malicious bikers, cryptic hobos, gaseous gypsies, and even a zombie hoard – leading up to a climactic duel with the dark prince. Now if only someone can pull him away from his beer and chicken wings...

DIRECTOR: Brendan Rogers
PRODUCERS: Brendan Rogers, Will Phillips
WRITERS: Stephen Biro, based on the characters and comic book by Mitch Hyman
CAST: Fred Lass, Malone Thomas, Mitch Hyman, Gary Norris, Sara Humbert
RUNTIME: 1:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Bubba the Redneck Werewolf

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Pre-Werewolf Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a nightshift dogcatcher and local laughingstock who longs to win back the heart of his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Jo (Malone Thomas). But when the Devil (Bubba comic creator Mitch Hyman) comes down to Florida, Bubba signs a deal to make himself a bad-ass, only to wake up the next morning permanently transformed into a Werewolf (Fred Lass). In order to save his town and be... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 10:00pm - 11:20pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

10:00pm

Maskoun
Prepare for a film like no other. Nothing as scary, as provoking or powerful. Based on true stories from all over the Middle East, Maskoun is a horror film the likes of which you've never seen before, with twists and to keep you on the edge of your seat. This suspenseful feature film merges real footage of actual paranormal sightings, newsreels, and interviews with actual celebrities. Two young directors come back from the US to shoot a documentary film about paranormal activity in Lebanon. After several small sightings the visions become stronger and the mystery turns into a hellish nightmare. Directed as a cross between documentary and fiction, with inserts from news and interviews, the film is a violent suspenseful thriller and the first of its kind.

DIRECTOR: Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
PRODUCER: Reine Semaan, Laure Chamoun
WRITER: Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
CAST: Leila Ben Khalifa, Wissam Hanna, Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
RUNTIME: 01:31:00
COUNTRY: UAE
LANGUAGE: English

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Maskoun

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Prepare for a film like no other. Nothing as scary, as provoking or powerful. Based on true stories from all over the Middle East, Maskoun is a horror film the likes of which you've never seen before, with twists and to keep you on the edge of your seat. This suspenseful feature film merges real footage of actual paranormal sightings, newsreels, and interviews with actual celebrities. Two young directors come back... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 10:00pm - 11:31pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles UAE
 
Friday, April 8
 

10:15am

Until 20
This life-affirming documentary is about facing fear and having the courage to love deeply. Imagine as a teenager you are diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease. James Ragan turns his devastating odds into a mission to live an audaciously good life. We all get one chance. James teaches us about living.

DIRECTOR: Geraldine Moriba, Jamila Paksima
PRODUCERS: Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba, Mel & Annette Klein, Charlie & Susan Hicks, Omar and Mikhal Abou-Sayed
WRITERS: James Ragan, Geraldine Moriba
CAST: James Ragan, Jack Nicklaus, Barbara Nicklaus, Jim Nantz, Victoria Arango Alvarez
RUNTIME: 1:24:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Until 20

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | This life-affirming documentary is about facing fear and having the courage to love deeply. Imagine as a teenager you are diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease. James Ragan turns his devastating odds into a mission to live an audaciously good life. We all get one chance. James teaches us about living. | | DIRECTOR: Geraldine Moriba, Jamila Paksima | PRODUCERS: Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba, Mel & Annette... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 10:15am - 11:39am
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:20am

COMEDY SHORTS
Includes:

BONDING -
DIRECTOR: Tim Young
PRODUCER: Jeff Ryan
WRITER: Tim Young
CAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines
RUNTIME: 00:06:15
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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LA PEPPERETTE -
When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys by playing in the big leagues... nothing good happens!
DIRECTOR:
Jérôme Hof
PRODUCER:
Joëlle Agathe
WRITER: 
Jérôme Hof
CAST:
Pier-Luc Funk, Jean-Carl Boucher, Jacques Fernand-Lecavalier
RUNTIME:
00:04:25
COUNTRY:
Canada
LANGUAGE:
French (with English subtitles)
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TAU TAU -

A documentary crew arrives at a university in South Florida to observe a group of misfit college guys as they come together to start a brand new fraternity. Chapter President Oliver Reeds (played by Corbin Bleu) tries to paint a happy picture for the cameras in the face of growing obstacles, including other frats, girls, parties, drugs, grades, the administration, and the guys in his own fraternity.
DIRECTOR: Giovanny Lago
PRODUCER: Robby Valls, Giovanny Lago, David Del Rio, Andy Mingorance, Alonso Aliaguilla
WRITER: Robby Valls, Giovanny Lago
CAST: Corbin Bleu, David Del Rio, Robby Valls, Christian Ochoa, Kevin Preval
RUNTIME: 00:16:32
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BATHTUB -
One Bathtub - Three Brothers - Many Splashes! Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood by reenacting an old family picture. Three brothers in a bathtub. It would actually sound normal, if they weren't way over thirty. Responsible for this is the youngest brother Niklas, who had the idea to re-enact an old picture from their childhood for a present. On the evening before their mom’s birthday party he is arguing with his older brother Georg, who thinks the idea is just stupid. The argument develops into a fight which shows how much time has passed since the old photo. Filmed as an one-take from the perspective of the photo camera.
DIRECTOR: Tim Ellrich
PRODUCER: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber, Leopold Pape
WRITER: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber
CAST: Simon Jaritz, Rainer Wöss, Stefan Pohl
RUNTIME: 00:12:55
COUNTRIES: Germany, Austria
LANGUAGE: German (with English subtitles)
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THE HOLY CAVE -
Carlos is just another regular teenager in high school with just one friend: Juan, the classical nerdy guy. He's in love with Sofia; the girl of his dreams. But, when all of a sudden, Angel, the hottest guy in school is starting to date her, he'll work out something, along with Juan, that would change his entire life forever...THE HOLY CAVE
DIRECTOR: Aleix Massot
PRODUCER: Yaiza Navarro
WRITER: Aleix Massot
CAST: Mario Marzo, Javier Bódalo, Anna Castillo, Àlex Batllori
RUNTIME: 00:15:20
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles)
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TWO WINDOWS -
Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows. In order to reconnect his TV connection, Helmut decides to climb out of his window in a resolute manner. His neighbor Walter misinterprets this action as an attempted suicide, which Walter would love to join as well. While trying to clarify this misunderstanding, both find a close friend in the until now unknown neighbor.
DIRECTORS: Tim Ellrich, Leonhard Kaufman
PRODUCERS: Stefanie Godicke, Tim Ellrich
WRITERS: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber
CAST: Werner Brix, Alexander E. Fennon
RUNTIME: 0:10:18
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German (with English subtitles)

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COMEDY SHORTS

Includes: | | BONDING - | DIRECTOR: Tim Young | PRODUCER: Jeff Ryan | WRITER: Tim Young | CAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines | RUNTIME: 00:06:15 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English | -------------------------------------------------------- | LA PEPPERETTE - | When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys by playing in the big leagues... nothing good happens! | DIRECTOR: Jérôme Hof | PRODUCER: Joëlle Agathe... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:50pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

12:00pm

Ctrl Alt Delete

When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.

DIRECTOR: James B. Cox
PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
WRITER: James B. Cox
CAST: Blake Robbins, Adam Shapiro, Molly Burnett, Andy Allo, Brian Patrick Wade, Josh Banday
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ctrl Alt Delete

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet. | | DIRECTOR: James B. Cox | PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins | WRITER: James B. Cox... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:27pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:00pm

a beautiful now
Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if your life flashed before your eyes - would you like what you see?” and reveals a gripping story of how the past shapes who we will become.

DIRECTOR: Daniela Amavia
PRODUCERS: Lynn Kressel, Keith Kjarval, Daniela Amavia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ali Ravandshad, Julia Valet
WRITER: Daniela Amavia
CAST: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Patrick Heusinger, Collette Wolfe, Sonja Kinski
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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a beautiful now

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:15pm

Falling
After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again.

DIRECTOR: Ali Askari
PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
WRITER: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
CAST: Josh Helman, Jennifer Allcott, Yael Stone, Paul Sorvino
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Falling

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again. | | DIRECTOR: Ali Askari | PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:00pm

Courier-X
A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb.

DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian
PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David
WRITER: Karl Wachsmann
CAST: Udo Kier, James C. Burns, Bron Boier, Gary Francis Hope, Lee Shepherd
RUNTIME: 2:17:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Courier-X

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb. | | DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian | PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 1:00pm - 3:17pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:30pm

Northern Limit Line

Based on a true story. In 2002, during the frenzy of the World Cup in South Korea, patrol battleship Chamsuri 357 prepares for its usual duties. When the southern nation is caught up in soccer fever, the North Korean Navy deploys several battleships of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, precipitating an unexpected and tragic conflict with Chamsuri 357.

DIRECTOR: Hak-Soon Kim
PRODUCER: Hak-soon Kim
WRITER: Hak-soon Kim
CAST: Mu-yeol Kim, Goo Jin, Hyun-woo Lee
RUNTIME: 2:10:00
COUNTRY: South Korea
LANGUAGE: Korean

Programmer's Note: Production took seven years. The end credits last 11 minutes and include the names of 7000 crowdfunders.

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Northern Limit Line

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Based on a true story. In 2002, during the frenzy of the World Cup in South Korea, patrol battleship Chamsuri 357 prepares for its usual duties. When the southern nation is caught up in soccer fever, the North Korean Navy deploys several battleships of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, precipitating an unexpected and tragic conflict with Chamsuri 357. | | DIRECTOR: Hak-Soon Kim | PRODUCER: Hak-soon Kim... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 1:30pm - 3:40pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles South Korea

2:00pm

The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man
A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

DIRECTOR: Josh Hope
PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore
WRITER: Josh Hope
CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong. | | DIRECTOR: Josh Hope | PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore | WRITER: Josh Hope | CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor | RUNTIME: 01:35:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:20pm

Leaves of the Tree
A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic
PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla Montemayor, Kresh Novakovic
WRITER: David Healey
CAST: Eric Roberts, Kresh Novakovic, Sean Young, Marisa Brown, Armand Assante
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Italian, English

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Leaves of the Tree

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal. | | DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic | PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:35pm

Jasmine
On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s unsolved murder, a grieving husband (Jason Tobin, "Better Luck Tomorrow") becomes obsessed with a mysterious interloper (Byron Mann, "The Big Short," "The Man with the Iron Fists") who he believes is responsible for her death. Co-starring Eugenia Yuan ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," "Revenge of the Green Dragons") and Sarah Lian ("Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong").

DIRECTOR: Dax Phelan
PRODUCER: Dax Phelan, Stratton Leopold, Jason Tobin, Eric M. Klein, Chris Chan Lee
WRITER: Dax Phelan, Jason Tobin
CAST: Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan, Glen Chin, Sarah Lian, Byron Mann
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: Hong Kong Territory, USA
LANGUAGE: Cantonese, English

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Jasmine

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s unsolved murder, a grieving husband (Jason Tobin, "Better Luck Tomorrow") becomes obsessed with a mysterious interloper (Byron Mann, "The Big Short," "The Man with the Iron Fists") who he believes is responsible for her death. Co-starring Eugenia Yuan ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," "Revenge of the Green Dragons") and Sarah Lian ("Already Tomorrow in... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 3:35pm - 4:55pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431

4:05pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations.

DIRECTOR: Valerie Weiss
PRODUCERS: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson
WRITER: Moira McMahon Leeper
CAST: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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A Light Beneath Their Feet

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 4:05pm - 5:35pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:15pm

Ovation
DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom
PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks
WRITER: Henry Jaglon
CAST: Tanna Frederick,James Denton
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ovation

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom | PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks | WRITER: Henry Jaglom | CAST: Tanna Frederick, James Denton | RUNTIME: 01:42:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:30pm

The Key
A gang of bikers seeking the title giving key brutally slaughter a farmer and his family. Forty years later Tim and Josh celebrate a business deal with their spouses but a couple of thugs ambush Tim and try to relieve him of the downpayment. Crashing their car during a break neck getaway Tim and the others head for cover in the nearby woods and stumble upon a small farmhouse. Erebus and his family of pagans take them in but something appears to be off and after Erebus kills the first thug who tries to break into the house. Tim cannot believe what is revealed. The demons of the past have returned and will stop at nothing to fulfill their bloody destiny.

DIRECTOR: Gedeon Burkhard
CO-DIRECTOR: Markus F. Adrian
PRODUCER: Claudius Rauch
WRITERS: Olaf Ittenbach, Gedeon Burkhard
CAST: Gedeon Burkhard, Miriam Anna Schroetter, Carrie Getman, Shon Abram, Sven Martinek
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: English

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The Key

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A gang of bikers seeking the title giving key brutally slaughter a farmer and his family. Forty years later Tim and Josh celebrate a business deal with their spouses but a couple of thugs ambush Tim and try to relieve him of the downpayment. Crashing their car during a break neck getaway Tim and the others head for cover in the nearby woods and stumble upon a small farmhouse. Erebus and his family of pagans take... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Germany

5:30pm

When Elephants Were Young
William Shatner narrates this intimate story of a young man and a young elephant living in Thailand. Wok and his elephant Nong Mai share a life of struggle and street begging in gritty Bangkok. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship, where wild elephants live among humans. One day the opportunity comes to release Nong Mai to the forest. Can an elephant who has only known a life of captivity survive in the wild? While the lens never strays from its focus of protecting the endangered Asian elephant from exploitation and extinction, this provocative and bittersweet film is a surprising view into the paradoxes of elephants in captivity - and the opportunity for Nong Mai’s survival may be a happy ending that offers hope for all.

DIRECTOR: Patricia Sims
PRODUCER: Patricia Sims
WRITERS: Patricia Sims, Michael Clark
NARRATOR: William Shatner
RUNTIME: 1:26:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Thai, English

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When Elephants Were Young

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | William Shatner narrates this intimate story of a young man and a young elephant living in Thailand. Wok and his elephant Nong Mai share a life of struggle and street begging in gritty Bangkok. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship, where wild elephants live among humans. One day the opportunity comes to release Nong Mai to the forest. Can an elephant who has only known a life of... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 5:30pm - 6:56pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

6:00pm

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA) seize the opportunity to fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, they reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world.

DIRECTORS: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
PRODUCERS: Brent Miller, Suzanne Hillinger
CAST: Norman Lear
RUNTIME: 1:31:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 6:00pm - 7:31pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:15pm

Evan's Crime
Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it.

DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung
PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux
WRITER: Dale Rosenbloom, David Assael, Sandy Tung
CAST: Douglas Smith, David Arquette, Annika Noelle, James Moses Black, Jason Kirkpatrick
RUNTIME: 01:34:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Evan's Crime

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it. | | DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung | PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux | WRITER: Dale... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:20pm

East LA Interchange
East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights and how one neighborhood managed to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation. The film explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all.

DIRECTOR: Betsy Kalin
PRODUCERS: Christine Louise Mills, Vanessa Luna Bishop, Gretchen Warthen
WRITER: Christine Louise Mills
CAST: will.i.am, Danny Trejo, Father Greg Boyle, Josefina Lopez, Momo Yashima, Xavi Moreno
RUNTIME: 00:57:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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East LA Interchange

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights and how one neighborhood managed to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation. The film explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all. | | DIRECTOR: Betsy Kalin | PRODUCERS: Christine Louise Mills, Vanessa Luna Bishop, Gretchen... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 6:20pm - 7:17pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:35pm

Autumn Fall
Autumn Fall is a love song to Oslo. A dark comedy/drama with deep undertones and twists. Strong minded Ingvild works at the National Theatre. She finds herself caught between Jeppe, an elder statesman of the stage and Hans, an up-and–coming actor. Ingvild has aspirations to write drama instead of just raising the curtain for others. Hellraiser Jeppe has a lifetime of experience to share with her but he is an expert at creating awkward social situations. Hans is thoughtful and kind, but too soft for the independent Ingvild. Jeppe’s best friend Jørn does his best to navigate the moral wilderness they find themselves in and Ingvild’s flatmate Siri tries to comfort her on her reckless voyage. Ingvild has the emotional ride of her life.

DIRECTOR: Jan Vardoen
PRODUCER: Jan Vardøen
WRITER: Jan Vardøen
CAST: Ingeborg Sundrehagen Raustøl, Heleg Jordan, Hege Schøyen, Bjørn Sundqvist, Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen
RUNTIME: 1:36:00
COUNTRY: Norway
LANGUAGE: Norwegian

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Autumn Fall

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Autumn Fall is a love song to Oslo. A dark comedy/drama with deep undertones and twists. Strong minded Ingvild works at the National Theatre. She finds herself caught between Jeppe, an elder statesman of the stage and Hans, an up-and–coming actor. Ingvild has aspirations to write drama instead of just raising the curtain for others. Hellraiser Jeppe has a lifetime of experience to share with her but he is an... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Norway

7:40pm

The Sabbatical
When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues.

DIRECTOR: Brian Stockton
PRODUCER: Brian Stockton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hansen and Johnny Mac
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Adrienne Adams and Emily Berntson
WRITERS: Story by Ian Schneider, Brian Stockton, and Matt Yim; Screenplay by Brian Stockton and James Whittingham
CAST: James Whittingham, Laura Abramson, Bernadette Mullen, Mike Gill, Candy Fox
RUNTIME: 01:22:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Sabbatical

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues. | | DIRECTOR: Brian... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 7:40pm - 9:02pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

8:00pm

ProjectMAD Documentary
One woman’s journey from Spain to the United States lends a cathartic exploration in family, home and identity. Dr. Maria Miller’s voice speaks for the 300,000 children who strive to turn poison to medicine through determination. We travel back with Maria through trials faced with a chronic disease that affects children and adults around the globe. Through faith and resilience, dreams springboard out of pain. We all have a story. We all have a dream. We all have a CHOICE. Maria’s story gives voice to all… All who suffer from a chronic disease. All who dare DREAM!!!

DIRECTOR:
Famor Botero
PRODUCERS:
Famor Botero, MeSun Barnett
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (SPAIN):
Erika Von Berliner Espinosa delos Monteros
WRITER:
MeSun Barnett
CAST:
Dr. Maria L. Miller, Gaven Arana, Dawn Veselka, Dr. Joan Bathon, Dr. Lisa Imundo.  Special Appearance by: Gerald Di Pego
RUNTIME:
00:54:00
COUNTRY:
USA, Spain, Portugal
LANGUAGE:
English, Spanish (with English subtitles)

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ProjectMAD Documentary

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | One woman’s journey from Spain to the United States lends a cathartic exploration in family, home and identity. Dr. Maria Miller’s voice speaks for the 300,000 children who strive to turn poison to medicine through determination. We travel back with Maria through trials faced with a chronic disease that affects children and adults around the globe. Through faith and resilience, dreams springboard... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00pm - 8:54pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Portugal, Spain, USA

8:00pm

Father Joseph
Father Joseph Philippe has survived political coups, the assassination of close friends, and the earthquake of 2010, yet he found a way to lift tens of thousands of people out of the direst poverty. He built - and then rebuilt - the largest micro-finance bank in Haiti, a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, a radio station, and the first rural college in Haiti. It is an extraordinary life of faith and action. Willem Dafoe said: “This inspiring film challenges my sense of my place in the world and what my responsibility is to others.” Reza Aslan said: “Funny, warm, and invigorating, FATHER JOSEPH is one of the most inspiring, life-affirming documentaries I have ever seen.”

DIRECTOR: Jeff Kaufman
PRODUCERS: Marcia S. Ross and Jeff Kaufman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Buddy Steves, Damian Blackburn, Leslie Buckley
WRITER: Jeff Kaufman
CAST: Father Joseph Philippe, Anne Hastings, Father William Smarth, Occine "Cine" Chery, Leigh Carter
RUNTIME: 1:12:00
COUNTRIES: USA, Haiti
LANGUAGES: Creole, English, French

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Father Joseph

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Father Joseph Philippe has survived political coups, the assassination of close friends, and the earthquake of 2010, yet he found a way to lift tens of thousands of people out of the direst poverty. He built - and then rebuilt - the largest micro-finance bank in Haiti, a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, a radio station, and the first... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:12pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Haiti, USA

8:30pm

Jack's Apocalypse
After losing his family Jack Coleman settles into addiction and his life quickly spirals out of control. When Jack's brother, a Major in the Army, appears unexpectedly tasking Jack with keeping his wife and daughter alive during the impending apocalypse, Jack's forced to reckon with his addiction. Jack's Apocalypse is a journey into the mind and soul of a man who's lost everything as he struggles to stay alive.

DIRECTOR: Will James Moore
PRODUCER: John Michael Mesealls
WRITER: Jonathan Ray Case, Will James Moore, Bradley Montesi
CAST: Dave Maldonado, Jamie Tisdale, TiShuan Scott, Nick Stevenson, Grover Coulson
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Jack's Apocalypse

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | After losing his family Jack Coleman settles into addiction and his life quickly spirals out of control. When Jack's brother, a Major in the Army, appears unexpectedly tasking Jack with keeping his wife and daughter alive during the impending apocalypse, Jack's forced to reckon with his addiction. Jack's Apocalypse is a journey into the mind and soul of a man who's lost everything as he struggles to stay... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:40pm

Singapore Sling
Alexandra has finally agreed, after all these years, to take a road trip inner state in order to meet her fiance's family. But there is one condition: first they must pay a visit to her long lost friend - and once upon a time lover - Caio, and his soon-to-be wife. Initial suspicions melt as Singapore Sling pours on, breaking not only the ice but the two couples? guards. Soon the past lovers and their future spouses are at such ease that nothing is off limits: past deeds, dark secrets, current anxieties are all exposed, leaving only one question worth asking: can they come back from this trip down memory lane with their futures intact?

DIRECTOR: Marcus Sigrist
PRODUCER: Neto DePaula Pimenta     
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Marcus Sigrist
CO-PRODUCERS: Juliana Mesquita, Jackson Oliveira
WRITER: Neto DePaula Pimenta
CAST: Cinthya Hussey, Samuel de Assis, Angelica di Paula, Neto DePaula Pimenta
RUNTIME: 01:13:00
COUNTRY: Brazil, USA
LANGUAGE: Portuguese

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Singapore Sling

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Alexandra has finally agreed, after all these years, to take a road trip inner state in order to meet her fiance's family. But there is one condition: first they must pay a visit to her long lost friend - and once upon a time lover - Caio, and his soon-to-be wife. Initial suspicions melt as Singapore Sling pours on, breaking not only the ice but the two couples? guards. Soon the past lovers and their future spouses... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Brazil, USA

9:30pm

Prisoner X
As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these questions are linked to bigger, more important questions: Is the prisoner who he claims to be? And what is his real agenda? It's now a race against the clock as Carmen and the prisoner engage in a battle of wills to see whose version of the future will triumph.

DIRECTOR: Gaurav Seth
PRODUCER: Avi Federgreen, Robyn Bigue
WRITER: Gaurav Seth
CAST: Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzario, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Prisoner X

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 9:30pm - 11:00pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

10:00pm

The House at the End of Time
The House at the End of Time is the first supernatural/dramatic thriller (suspense/horror) made in Venezuela. Dulce is a mother who lives in an old house with her young children Leopoldo, Rodrigo and her husband Juan Jose. In this place she begins to experience terrifying encounters with mysterious apparitions in the dark. The ghost of an old woman leaves her a series of messages warning that her husband will kill her children. Dulce, desperate, tries her best to avoid this prophecy. However, a terrible tragedy is about to be unleashed. Dulce is sentenced to the maximum penalty of imprisonment for a crime she did not commit. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to continue her sentence in house arrest. There, with the help of a Priest, she will struggle to decipher and unravel the mystery that has tormented her for so long.

DIRECTOR: Alejandro Hidalgo
PRODUCER: Alejandro Hidalgo
WRITER: Alejandro Hidalgo
CAST: Ruddy Rodríguez, Gonzalo Cubero, Rosmel Bustamante, Guillermo García, Héctor Mercado
RUNTIME: 01:40:00
COUNTRY: Venezuela
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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The House at the End of Time

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | The House at the End of Time is the first supernatural/dramatic thriller (suspense/horror) made in Venezuela. Dulce is a mother who lives in an old house with her young children Leopoldo, Rodrigo and her husband Juan Jose. In this place she begins to experience terrifying encounters with mysterious apparitions in the dark. The ghost of an old woman leaves her a series of messages warning that her husband... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 10:00pm - 11:40pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Venezuela
 
Saturday, April 9
 

11:00am

Foster Shock
'Foster Shock' is intended to educate the public about how Florida 'privatized' child welfare and how this has led to massive amounts of taxpayer dollars being spent with little oversight and no accountability. Through stories told by former foster youth this documentary will reveal some of the worst systematic abuses and failures in Florida's history by state and federally funded companies that were created to help severely abused children.

DIRECTOR: Mari Frankel
PRODUCER: Mari Frankel
WRITER: Brian Bayerl
CAST: Angel Smith, Carol Marbin-Miller, Howard Talenfeld, Christina Spudeas, Lance Block
RUNTIME: 01:07:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Foster Shock

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | 'Foster Shock' is intended to educate the public about how Florida 'privatized' child welfare and how this has led to massive amounts of taxpayer dollars being spent with little oversight and no accountability. Through stories told by former foster youth this documentary will reveal some of the worst systematic abuses and failures in Florida's history by state and federally funded companies that were created to help... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:07pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:20am

LATE NIGHT SHORTS 1
Includes:

PORTAL TO HELL!!! - IN COMPETITION
Portal to Hell!!! is the tale of Jack, a gruff superintendent whose only want in life is a little peace and quiet, to put his feet up, and enjoy a good book. It’s a simple need that Jack will have to pay the ultimate price to gain: by going toe to toe with the dark lord himself, Cthulhu and his minions! Jack must close an evil cosmic portal that has been torn open and send the great old one, Cthulhu, back to whence he came. It’s a tale of an epic battle of biblical proportions...all confined to the boiler-room of an apartment building.
DIRECTOR: Vivieno Caldinelli
PRODUCER: Ryan Reaney, Lori Fischburg
WRITER: Matt Watts
CAST: Roddy Piper, Laura Robinson, Matt Watts, Jordan Todosey, Millie Davis
RUNTIME: 00:12:20
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English
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ZERO -
Concept: A young mother must come to terms with letting go the thing she loves the most, her only son. She must do the deed herself for he is subject zero...the undead.
DIRECTORS: Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin
WRITERS: Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin
CAST: Lisa Treloar, Patrick Moonie, Madeleine Mackenzie, Gabrille Sing, Caleb McClure
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BLACK BEAR -
Rule #1: never feed bears.
Rule #2: do not approach within 100 meters.
Rule #3: avoid surprising bears.
Rule #4: keep your dog on a leash.
Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.
DIRECTOR: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron
PRODUCER: Origine films - Olivier Berlemont and Emilie Dubois (France), Hélicotronc - Anthony Rey and Julie Esparbes (Belgium)
WRITER: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron
CAST: Jean-Jacques Rausin, Jean-Benoit Ugeux, Catherine Salée, Terence Rion, François Neycken
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French
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SKÅL -
And if tomorrow in one night all the planet's water disappeared? Would you share your water reserves? But...with whom? And why? A range of choices that a young YouTube celebrity will have to suddenly and brutally confront.
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Cappelletti
PRODUCER: Oxymore Production, Benjamin Cappelletti
WRITER: Benjamin Cappelletti
CAST: Arthur Choisnet, Ylane Duparc, Carolina Jurczak, Patrice Guillain
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French
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CLONES -
A dying scientist is offered the chance to live on in his clone's body.
DIRECTOR: Rafael Bolliger
PRODUCER: Stefan Girtanner
WRITER: Rafael Bolliger
CAST: Rutger Hauer, DeObia Oparei
RUNTIME: 00:14:52
COUNTRY: Switzerland
LANGUAGE: English
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WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS -
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.
DIRECTOR: Konstantin Bronzit
PRODUCER: Alexander Boyarsky
WRITER: Konstantin Bronzit
RUNTIME: 0:15:00
COUNTRY: Russian Federation
LANGUAGE: No dialogue
2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Konstantin Bronzit. He was previously nominated for:
LAVATORY - LOVESTORY (2008)
Nominee, Short Film (Animated)

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS 1

Includes: | | PORTAL TO HELL!!! - IN COMPETITION | Portal to Hell!!! is the tale of Jack, a gruff superintendent whose only want in life is a little peace and quiet, to put his feet up, and enjoy a good book. It’s a simple need that Jack will have to pay the ultimate price to gain: by going toe to toe with the dark lord himself, Cthulhu and his minions! Jack must close an evil cosmic portal that has been torn open and send the great... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 11:20am - 12:37pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

12:00pm

Neptune
Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end, Hannah instead becomes ever more obsessed with the boy's disappearance. When haunting dreams and visions begin to occupy Hannah's subconscious she is moved to pacify them. She vies to work as a bait boy on Herb Quinn's lobster boat, a position previously held by Herb's son, the missing boy. Lobstering opens a new door to Hannah; her limited upbringing becomes affected by something broader and more elemental. Before long, Hannah's intense work schedule, coupled with her fixation, takes its toll and her intellect gives way to a certain mania. Her dictated, narrow stream of experience is drawn toward the endless expanse of the sea, and she is wrenched from her sheltered life, changing the way she views the world. She lashes out at those around her, severing ties and eventually breaking free from the island to find autonomy. Neptune is a screen-story about a young girl's search for an omnivorous spiritual path and her discovery of what it feels like to be alive.

DIRECTOR: Derek Kimball
PRODUCERS: Allen Baldwin, Matthew Konkel, Derek Kimball, Erin Maddox
WRITERS: Derek Kimball, Matthew Konkel
CAST: Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Christine Louise Marshall, Dylan Chestnutt
RUNTIME: 1:41:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Neptune

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:30pm

Ekaj
“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life. He finds his dreams shattered, although he makes some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Mecca is a hilarious, foul mouthed character that has multiple problems of his own. We get a glimpse that Mecca has AIDS, he is high all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. When Ekaj finds himself used and discarded, Mecca shows him how to endure and not lose hope. As the film progresses Mecca becomes ill, at the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.

DIRECTOR: Cati Gonzalez
PRODUCERS: Cati Gonzalez, Mike Gonzalez
WRITER: Cati Gonzalez
CAST: Jake Mestre, Badd Idea, Scooter LaForge, Vinny Cruz
RUNTIME: 1:21:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ekaj

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | “Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:51pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:10pm

LATE NIGHT SHORTS 2
Includes:

CARNAL ORIENT -
DIRECTOR: Mila Zuo
PRODUCER: Camille Mana
WRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela Seo
CAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg
RUNTIME: 00:08:35
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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CHERRY CAKE - IN COMPETITION
Starring Olivier-award winning actor Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Stars in Their Eyes, You Bet!) and West End veteran Eve Pearce (Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy, Les liaisons dangereuses), Cherry Cake is a quintessentially English short film. Set in the heart of rural England this wry film takes a peek over the garden gate of a picture perfect country cottage into a brief moment in the life of angelic 86-year old Ingrid. Whatever your reaction to this surprising and quirky film, you will never look at your grandmother in the same light again.
DIRECTOR: Jaine Green
PRODUCERS: Colin Gerrard, Jaine Green, Ramsey McBean
WRITER: Jaine Green
CAST: Eve Pearce, Matthew Kelly
RUNTIME: 00:14:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
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CITY BUS -
It's Helen’s 30th birthday. Her regular bus doesn’t arrive. The special bus that picks her up instead takes her back to her youth, to the time she betrayed the boy she loved.
Before the end of this otherworldly ride, Helen must face her regret and choose the way forward.
DIRECTOR: Lauren Hoekstra
PRODUCERS: James Franco, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Gerren Crochet
WRITER: Teresa Sullivan
CAST: Ahna O’Reilly (Fruitvale Station, The Help, Jobs), Adam Harrington
RUNTIME: 00:12:49
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE:
English
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IRREVERSIBLE -
Collateral damage is an innocent life extinguished. This is the everyday reality of many people around the world who are stuck in the middle of a war zone. This film tries to capture the very essence of that pain and the horror.
DIRECTORS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
PRODUCERS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
WRITERS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
RUNTIME: 00:00:47
COUNTRY: Iran, USA
LANGUAGE: English
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MIZBRUK -
On a cold autumn night, a sordid creature visits Julie. Shaken, the young girl finds refuge in the arms of her older brother Felix. Consumed by fear, Julie asks Felix to lend her a hand to get rid of this disturbing visitor. The next night, Felix adopts the appearance of his sister to get rid of the creature.
DIRECTOR: Daniel Duranleau
PRODUCER: Sandrine Berger
WRITER: Daniel Duranleau
CAST: André Kasper, Estelle Fournier, Jean-Daniel Roy, Catherine Renaud, Jean-Robert Quirion
RUNTIME: 00:16:19
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French
U.S. PREMIERE
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NAKED UNDER THE LEATHER -
She protects her flesh but the leather is peeling off.
DIRECTOR:
Lucas Sá
PRODUCERS:
Tatiana Sato, Danielle Menezes, Railane Moreira Mourão
WRITER:
Lucas Sa
CAST:
Gilda Nomacce, Miriã Possani
RUNTIME:
00:20:00
COUNTRY:
Brazil
LANGUAGE:
Portuguese
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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PAINTED LADY -
New Orleans, 1902. Disgraced aristocrat Louisa Lebrun and her lover meet in secret on a humid August afternoon. When a sarcastic remark shifts the tone of the intimate scene from tender to combative, what follows is sex and conversation, intellectual power struggle and erotic stimulation, conflict and catharsis as Louisa arrives at clarity and empowerment despite her fall from grace.
DIRECTORS: Zac Manuel, Jane Geisler
PRODUCERS: Milo Daemgen, Chris Haney
WRITER: Jane Geisler
CAST: Dave Davis, Megan Few
RUNTIME: 00:08:20
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
Programmer's Note: For Mature Audiences

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS 2

Includes: | | CARNAL ORIENT - | DIRECTOR: Mila Zuo | PRODUCER: Camille Mana | WRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela Seo | CAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg | RUNTIME: 00:08:35 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English | ---------------------------------------------------- | CHERRY CAKE - IN COMPETITION | Starring Olivier-award winning actor Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Stars in Their Eyes, You Bet!) and... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:10pm - 2:27pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

1:20pm

Adrien
Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life upside-down and reveal some unexpected and disturbing things about him.

DIRECTOR: Renée Beaulieu
PRODUCER: Renée Beaulieu
WRITER: Renée Beaulieu
CAST: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French

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Adrien

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

1:30pm

The Closer
A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.

DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko
PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn
WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes
CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Closer

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York. | | DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko | PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn | WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes | CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko | RUNTIME: 01:32:00 | COUNTRY: USA... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:02pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:00pm

No Letting Go
What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family. Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), as well as a true story, No Letting Go follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever.

DIRECTOR: Jonathan D. Bucari
PRODUCERS: Carina Rush, Randi Silverman, Jonathan D. Bucari
WRITERS: Randi Silverman and Jonathan D. Bucari
CAST: Cheryl Allison, Richard Burgi, Alysia Reiner, Kathy Najimy, Noah Silverman
RUNTIME: 1:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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No Letting Go

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family. Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), as well as a true story, No Letting Go follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:15pm

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Includes:

A VETERAN'S STORY -
"A Veteran's Story" is a documentary about World War II veterans' recollections of their war experiences. This touching, informative film was done in its entirety by students of G-Star School of the Arts High School. Students acted as producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, composers, etc.   
DIRECTOR: G-Star School of the Arts High School students
PRODUCER: Gregg Suskin
RUNTIME: 00:40:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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MARKERS -
Markers is a look at a one of a kind state sponsored program to help grieving families. It examines pain and loss, and how we process death of a close nature; as well as the ways we memorialize our fallen loved ones. Filled with first hand accounts and a safety message for all ages, Markers is a unique experience in story telling.
DIRECTOR: Richard Jackson
PRODUCER: Richard Jackson
WRITER: Richard Jackson
CAST: Jim Duemig, Jenilee Castillo, Lucille Satkowski, Dr. George Bonanno
RUNTIME: 00:26:46
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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MEET THE WYCLIFFE STIFFS -
The Wycliffe Stiffs are possibly the oldest and the funniest group of athletes in town. They are re-creating a special time from their past in Brooklyn by playing stickball – competitively. The Wycliffe Stiffs have the magic formula of how to stay young – laughing every day and staying active!
DIRECTOR:
Monica Kallas, SharpShooter Marketing
PRODUCER:
Krista Martinelli, AroundWellington.com, originally sponsored by Risë and Sean Siegrist of Re/Max and the Brooklyn Water Bagel Company
RUNTIME:
00:08:57
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English
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TEEN PRESS -

Today’s media is filled with stories of America’s struggling education system. There is a consistent narrative about what is being done wrong. This is a story of how one school is doing it right. The Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press is a quarterly elective program that has grown to be one of the most highly sought after classes at the school. Its purpose is much larger than teaching kids journalism -it teaches students communication skills, self confidence, teamwork, and most of all, opens their eyes to a much bigger world, based on informed, respectful and authentic relationships. “Teen Press” is a short documentary film about one semester of the Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press Program.
DIRECTOR: T.C. Johnstone
PRODUCER: T.C. Johnstone, Ryan Scheer, Pamela Tanner-Boll, Jon and Linda Halbert, John and Alexis Russell
WRITER: T.C. Johnstone
CAST: Teens: Taytm Levine, Ben Cartagena, Ella Kenly, Nicos Christou, Finnian Whelan, Alexis O’Leary, Sofia Dipadova, Jayden Franci, Teachers: John Seigel-Boettner, David Teton Landis, Kara Pertersen, Sue Carmody
RUNTIME: 00:31:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE SEND-OFF -
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.
DIRECTOR: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas
PRODUCERS: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas, Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams
CAST: Christopher Burgess, Tiana Crawford, Jamila Smith-Boyce, Ta'Questa Browning
RUNTIME: 00:12:34
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Includes: | | A VETERAN'S STORY - | "A Veteran's Story" is a documentary about World War II veterans' recollections of their war experiences. This touching, informative film was done in its entirety by students of G-Star School of the Arts High School. Students acted as producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, composers, etc.    | DIRECTOR: G-Star School of the Arts High School students... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 2:15pm - 4:13pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:00pm

Despite the Falling Snow
Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.

DIRECTOR: Shamim Sarif
PRODUCER: Hanan Kattan
WRITER: Shamim Sarif
CAST: Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Antje Traue, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head, Trudie Styler, Thure Lindhart
RUNTIME: 01:53:00
COUNTRY: Canada, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Despite the Falling Snow

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:53pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

3:30pm

ADDicted
Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins to question whose life he’s really living and at what costs.

Starring Oscar-nominated Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy Award-winning Gil Bellows, ADDicted is a commentary on an over-medicated society, our obsession with perfection and what we’re willing to do to ourselves, as well as to others, in order to achieve it.

DIRECTOR: Dan Jenski
PRODUCERS: Tom Bryan, Dan Jenski, Aaron Bickes, Jess Moffett
WRITER: Dan Jenski
CAST: Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Bellows, Lauren Sweetser and Luke Guldan, with Thom Christopher
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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ADDicted

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:30pm

Toto
Antonio “Toto” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines. His mother has cancer. His late father drank and gambled away everything, leaving them penniless. Toto works at a hotel in Manila and wants to get to the U.S. to support his family. He makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t realize is that, in a way, he’s already made it to America, for the hotel is America. TOTO is all about the power of the dream. Some call it the American Dream, but for those beyond the U.S. it’s simply “the dream”. After all, there’s a TOTO that resides in all of us.

DIRECTOR: John Paul Su
PRODUCERS: John Paul Su, Rey Cuerdo, Donald Martin
WRITERS: Screenplay by Donald Martin and John Paul Su, Story by Donald Martin & Francisco Castelo and Senedy Que
CAST: Sid Lucero, Thou Reyes, Blake Boyd, Mara Lopez, Liza Dino
RUNTIME: 1:55:00
COUNTRY: Philippines
LANGUAGE: Filipino

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Toto

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Antonio “Toto” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines. His mother has cancer. His late father drank and gambled away everything, leaving them penniless. Toto works at a hotel in Manila and wants to get to the U.S. to support his family. He makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Philippines

4:50pm

Papa
Hoards of quirky, middle-aged men, donning full white beards, sportsmen garb, and Spanish red berets, descend upon Key West for the Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. For the first time since it's history, the final stage of voting resulted in a tie between two long-time contenders Matt Gineo and Denis Golden. Rather than welcoming two new Papas, the judges deliberated and voted on a tiebreaker, awarding Gineo the Papa title and membership into club. Since Golden lost the previous year in the closest vote to date, the other contestants (Wannabes) consider him to be the odds-on favorite to win the following year, seeing him as a symbol of inspiration and determination; while others are jealous of the attention he receives and consider him a threat.

DIRECTOR: Shane Eason
PRODUCER: Shane Christian Eason
WRITERS: Shane Christian Eason, Matt Perez
CAST: Matt Gineo, Denis Golden, Bob Orlin, Jim Green, Greg Fawcett
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Papa

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Hoards of quirky, middle-aged men, donning full white beards, sportsmen garb, and Spanish red berets, descend upon Key West for the Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. For the first time since it's history, the final stage of voting resulted in a tie between two long-time contenders Matt Gineo and Denis Golden. Rather than welcoming two new Papas, the judges deliberated and voted on a... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 4:50pm - 6:20pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:50pm

Kidnap Capital
In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and escape the “Drop House”.
Based on real events, Kidnap Capital is both a riveting thriller and a window into one of the most potent ongoing human tragedies of modern times.


DIRECTOR: Felipe Rodriguez
PRODUCER: Felipe Rodriguez, Boris Mojsovski, Erin Berry, Julia Blua
WRITER: Felipe Rodriguez
CAST: Paulino Nunes, Johnathan Sousa, Michael Reventar, Pedro Miguel Arce, Michelle Arvizu
RUNTIME: 01:33:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Kidnap Capital

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

5:20pm

Dare to Be Wild
Dare to Be Wild Edit Profile NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

DARE TO BE WILD From the green hills of Ireland to arid Ethiopia to London’s Chelsea, DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic adventure story, inspired by real life Mary Reynolds, a young landscape designer determined to preserve wild nature. Betrayed in the cutthroat world of Dublin celebrity society, Mary has little hope and no prospects, but has one earth-changing idea. But how does a penniless unknown dare compete in the Olympics of Gardening where Prince Charles is a rival? Defying all odds, Mary embarks on an Ethiopian odyssey to bring back the one man who can help. When the man whose mission is to make the desert bloom again meets the woman engaged in a wild competition, passion blazes along with the power to change the world.

DIRECTOR: Vivienne de Courcy
PRODUCERS: Patricia Lambrecht, Sarah Johnson
WRITER: Vivienne de Courcy
CAST: Emma Greenwell,Tom Hughes,Christine Marzano,Alex Macqueen,Janie Dee,Lorna Quinn
RUNTIME: 1:42:00
COUNTRY: Ireland
LANGUAGE: English

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Dare to Be Wild

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | DARE TO BE WILD From the green hills of Ireland to arid Ethiopia to London’s Chelsea, DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic adventure story, inspired by real life Mary Reynolds, a young landscape designer determined to preserve wild nature. Betrayed in the cutthroat world of Dublin celebrity society, Mary has little hope and no prospects, but has one earth-changing idea. But how does a penniless unknown dare... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 5:20pm - 7:02pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Ireland

5:45pm

The Wedding Invitation
The Wedding Invitation is the story of three best friends and their plight to find dates to the wedding of a lifetime. They have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into plus-ones. Their mission, splattered with drunken-dry-heaving, walk-of-shame moments will require them to break all of the dating rules to make it happen. Why this week? This is the week that they stop waiting for men to choose them. This is the week they take back their control. This week... they make their own fate! It's awkward and embarrassing and cringe-worthy and slightly raunchy, but with a dose of courage, the support of their girlfriends, and a few shots of tequila… anything's possible.

DIRECTOR: Rainy Kerwin
PRODUCERS: Rainy Kerwin, Narmar Hanna, Sage Scroope
WRITER: Rainy Kerwin
CAST: Rainy Kerwin, Camille Guaty, Christina Ulloa, Eoin Macken, Nick George
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Wedding Invitation

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | The Wedding Invitation is the story of three best friends and their plight to find dates to the wedding of a lifetime. They have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into plus-ones. Their mission, splattered with drunken-dry-heaving, walk-of-shame moments will require them to break all of the dating rules to make it happen. Why this week? This is the week that they stop waiting for men to choose... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:00pm

Losers
Elena, Koko, Patso, and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships.

DIRECTOR: Ivaylo Hristov
PRODUCER: Assen Vladimirov
WRITER: Ivaylo Hristov
CAST: Elena Telbis, Ovanes Torosian, Deyan Donkov, Georgi Gotzin, Plamen Dinov
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: Bulgaria
LANGUAGE: Bulgarian

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Losers

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Elena, Koko, Patso, and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships. | | DIRECTOR: Ivaylo Hristov | PRODUCER: Assen Vladimirov | WRITER: Ivaylo Hristov | CAST: Elena Telbis... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 7:00pm - 8:36pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Bulgaria

7:00pm

The Adderall Diaries
CENTERPIECE SCREENING

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present.

James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who becomes obsessed with a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal troubles. His interest leads him to meet Lana Edmond (Amber Heard), a smart, sexy reporter who gives him unique access to the case. As their relationship takes off, Stephen is suddenly thrust back into the past when his father (Ed Harris), a cruel and vindictive man, shows up to challenge the veracity of the memoir Stephen is writing. As Stephen simultaneously delves into the details of the murder case (which turns out to have some unexpected parallels to his own troubled upbringing) and reunites with his estranged father, he is forced to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction–ultimately leading him to finally reconcile his past and confront his future.

DIRECTOR: Pamela Romanowsky
PRODUCERS: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Joseph McKelheer, James Reach
WRITERS: Stephen Elliott (Memoir), Pamela Romanowsky (Screenplay)
CAST: Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon, Timothée Chalamet
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Adderall Diaries - CENTERPIECE SCREENING

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author’s fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present. James Franco plays Stephen Elliot, a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer’s block and an escalating Adderall dependency, who... Read More →


7:45pm

STARPOWER SHORTS
Includes:

LIKE A BUTTERFLY -
Nick is a young man whose only dream is to be successful. One day he discovers that he is sick and his whole world falls apart. But when everything seems to be lost, the unexpected meeting with an old movie star changes his way of looking at life.
DIRECTOR: Eitan Pitigliani
PRODUCERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Falcon Productions and Enrico Mastracchi Manes in collaboration witrh RAI Cinema 
WRITERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Alessandro Regaldo
CAST: Ed Asner, Will Rothhaar, Cindy Pickett
RUNTIME: 00:28:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom, USA
LANGUAGE: English
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MOTHER'S DAY -

Tragedy forces Mary (Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo) and her son Jay (Gabriel Furman) to say goodbye forever.
DIRECTOR: Jeff Tan
PRODUCERS: Gabriel Furman, Jeff Tan, Melissa Leo
WRITER: Gabriel Furman
CAST: Melissa Leo, Gabriel Furman
RUNTIME: 00:06:51
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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RAISE THE TOYGANTIC -
This Ken-Burns-meets-Waiting-For-Guffman-style mockumentary tracks the mysterious history of the ToyGantic, an ominously named toy luxury ocean-liner built in 1962, and the lives of everyone associated with the doomed toy. Weaving fact and fiction, this multi-generational mini-epic spans eighty years of memory, family, and the pursuit of the American dream. Written and directed by Academy Award nominated writer/director Gail Lerner, Raise the ToyGantic features a murderers’ row of delightful comic actors, including Fred Melamed, Mindy Sterling, Laraine Newman, Michaela Watkins, Kurtwood Smith, Phil LaMarr, Harold Sylvester, Daniel O’Connor, Floyd Van Buskirk, Edi Patterson, and Ian Edwards.
DIRECTOR: Gail Lerner
PRODUCER: Gail Lerner
WRITER: Gail Lerner
CAST: Fred Melamed, Mindy Sterling, Harold Sylvester, Daniel O'Connor, Floyd Van Buskirk
RUNTIME: 00:27:12
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BRIDGE PARTNER -
A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity by her new partner at a weekly bridge game when she thinks she hears a whispered threat.
DIRECTOR: Gabriel Olson
PRODUCER: Sean Barney, Gabriel Olson, Jason Michael Berman
WRITER: Gabriel Olson, Peter S. Beagle
CAST: Beth Grant, Sharon Lawrence, Robert Forster, Catherine Carlen
RUNTIME: 00:13:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE TRAIN -
A preoccupied young man reluctantly agrees to take some time from his busy day to meet his girlfriend’s grandfather (Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach). He learns how life can change in a moment. Inspired by a true story. 'I was very much moved by the story and the players. What a fitting exit for a grand master of the performing arts Eli Wallach.' - Steven Spielberg
DIRECTOR: Asher Grodman
PRODUCER: Asher Grodman
WRITER: Asher Grodman
CAST: Asher Grodman, Eli Wallach, Dawn Cantwell
RUNTIME: 00:09:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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STARPOWER SHORTS

Includes: | | LIKE A BUTTERFLY - | Nick is a young man whose only dream is to be successful. One day he discovers that he is sick and his whole world falls apart. But when everything seems to be lost, the unexpected meeting with an old movie star changes his way of looking at life. | DIRECTOR: Eitan Pitigliani | PRODUCERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Falcon Productions and Enrico Mastracchi Manes in collaboration witrh RAI Cinema ... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 7:45pm - 9:18pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

8:00pm

Pin Up! The Movie
Contemporary pin up girls, and the women who inspire them. Drawing from the art of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Varga, and the style sense of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, the pin up is, in the words of art historian Maria Elena Buszek, “a uniquely American phenomena.” The modern pinup is enticing, captivating, independent, and omnipresent–a thoroughly 21st century woman. This documentary spends more than two years in the pin up scene, introducing us to women who are bold, confident and, yes, very modern. You can look at the pin up. But she’s the one calling the shots.

DIRECTOR: Kathleen Ryan
PRODUCERS: Maria Elena Buszek, David Staton
WRITER: Kathleen M. Ryan
CAST: Dapper Dan Doll, Miss Rockwell De Vil, Miss Emilie, Bang Bang Von Loola, Ginger Rose
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Pin Up! The Movie

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Contemporary pin up girls, and the women who inspire them. Drawing from the art of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Varga, and the style sense of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, the pin up is, in the words of art historian Maria Elena Buszek, “a uniquely American phenomena.” The modern pinup is enticing, captivating, independent, and omnipresent–a thoroughly 21st century woman. This documentary spends more... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 8:00pm - 9:32pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

9:00pm

Standing Tall
Abandoned by his mother at the age of six, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

DIRECTOR: Emmanuelle Bercot
PRODUCERS: Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano
WRITERS: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne
CAST: Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier, Rod Paradot
RUNTIME: 1:58:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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Standing Tall

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Abandoned by his mother at the age of six, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 9:00pm - 10:58pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles France

10:00pm

Peelers

Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. The last night of official business has finally arrived and with that, an evening to remember. Having handed over ownership of the bar to a shrewd, old tycoon known as Chromagnum, Blue Jean is eager to move on to the next chapter of her life. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club turns into a blood bath as infected bar patrons become increasingly violent. With time running out, Blue Jean steps up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

DIRECTOR: Sevé Schelenz
PRODUCER: Sevé Schelenz, Lisa DeVita, Todd Giroux, Brendan Smith
WRITER: Lisa DeVita
CAST: Wren Walker,Caz Darko,Madison Loos,Cameron Dent,Al Dales,Momona Komagata,Kirsty Peters,Nikki Wallin,Victoria Gomez,Rafael Mateo ,David Torres ,Edwin Perez ,Andrea Rosolia ,Manny Jacinto ,Emma Docker ,Richard Olak,James Challis ,Jason Asuncion ,Mark Anthoney Ter-Horst ,Robert Scattergood,Katherine Blaylock
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Peelers

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. The last night of official business has finally arrived and with that, an evening to remember. Having handed over ownership of the bar to a shrewd, old tycoon known as Chromagnum, Blue Jean is eager to move on to the next chapter of her life. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00pm - 11:35pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Sunday, April 10
 

11:00am

Dooder & the Lighthouse
Dooder Parker is 86 and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life.


DIRECTOR: Lisa Long, Clayton Long
PRODUCER:
WRITER:
CAST:
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Dooder & the Lighthouse

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Dooder Parker is 86 and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life. | | | DIRECTOR: Lisa Long, Clayton Long | PRODUCER: | WRITER: | CAST: | RUNTIME: 01:20:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


Sunday April 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:20pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:50am

Life, Animated

At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out. Almost four years passed and the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films. Then one day, his father donned a puppet—Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin—and asked “what’s it like to be you?” And poof! Owen replied, with dialogue from the movie.

Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel forge a conduit for him to understand his feelings and interpret reality. Beautiful, original animations further give form to Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity in a tribe of sidekicks. With an arsenal of narratives at his disposal, Owen rises to meet the challenges of adulthood in this moving coming-of-age tale.

DIRECTOR: Roger Ross Williams
PRODUCERS: Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman
WRITER: Roger Ross Williams, David Teague
CAST: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind
RUNTIME: 1:31:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Life, Animated

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out. Almost four years passed and the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films. Then one day, his father donned a puppet—Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin—and asked “what’s it like to be you?” And poof! Owen replied, with dialogue from the... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
  • Country USA

12:00pm

Children of the Sex Trade
Two sisters in the Philippines, show remarkable courage, in the face of death threats, by helping former Australian police and Special Forces officers rescue underage girls from Subic Bay’s sex bars, and investigate foreign child sex offenders. The girls, both abused by foreign men as children, had also worked in sex bars. They now work at PREDA, a human right’s foundation set up by Fr. Shay Cullen, an Irish Catholic priest. They help three former Australian Federal Police officers to investigate the man who allegedly sexually abused the younger sister when she was fourteen. They are joined by John Curtis, a former Special Forces officer who leads the sting operation to rescue young girls from two Subic Bay sex bars catering exclusively to foreign men.

DIRECTOR: Luigi Acquisto
PRODUCER: Luigi Acquisto, Stella Zammataro
WRITER: Luigi Acquisto
CAST:
RUNTIME: 00:57:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: Tagalog, English

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Children of the Sex Trade

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Two sisters in the Philippines, show remarkable courage, in the face of death threats, by helping former Australian police and Special Forces officers rescue underage girls from Subic Bay’s sex bars, and investigate foreign child sex offenders. The girls, both abused by foreign men as children, had also worked in sex bars. They now work at PREDA, a human right’s foundation set up by Fr. Shay Cullen, an... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 12:00pm - 12:57pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

12:15pm

One Smart Fellow
While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.

DIRECTOR:
Timothy Busfield
PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
CAST: Timothy Busfield, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse
RUNTIME: 00:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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One Smart Fellow

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down. | | DIRECTOR: Timothy Busfield | PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse, Matteo Zingales, Michael Ferdie, Robert Humphreys, John Skoglund, Tommy Lohmann, Scott Oberholzer, Timmy Booth, Timothy Vincent | CAST: Timothy... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 12:15pm - 12:58pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:50pm

FACING THE CHALLENGE SHORTS
Includes:

BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS -
Compounded by sea level rise and stronger and more frequent storms, lives and infrastructure in coastal communities are increasingly at risk for flooding and wind driven destruction from events like super storm Sandy. Battle for the Barriers explores adaptation strategies and projects in coastal states along the Eastern US seaboard designed to help safeguard the people, wildlife and properties in these storm and flood prone areas. In the absence of Federal policy to address climate change, state-based organizations, both public and private, seek to protect beaches, dunes and wetlands--the first line of defense along the coastlines and inland waterways in harm's way. As solutions are hopefully developed to reduce our carbon footprint, protecting these natural barriers is critical to preventing new catastrophic loss from storm events and encroaching sea level rise. It is a battle further complicated by ongoing development fueled by the promise of Federal subsidy in the event of disaster.
DIRECTOR: Sharon Baker
PRODUCER: Sharon Baker
RUNTIME: 00:32:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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LIONHEART -
A struggling professional boxer is finally given the fight he's been waiting for but when he is confronted with a life-changing opportunity he must decide which path to take.
DIRECTOR: Fro Rojas
PRODUCER: Orlando Cicilia III, Oscar Derosa
WRITERS: Orlando Cicilia III, Oscar Derosa
CAST: Oscar Derosa, Mark Macaulay, Maury Ramos, Lou LoFranco
RUNTIME: 00:11:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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OASIS -
After her husband dies, Nieves inherits his job as the super of a decaying apartment complex in New York City. But the job becomes more difficult than she anticipated when she discovers the disturbing secret that hides one of the units.
DIRECTOR: Carmen Jimenez
PRODUCER: Chris Boyce
WRITER: Carmen Jimenez
CAST: Aida López, Juan Carlos Pinedo, Scarlett Sperduto
RUNTIME: 00:14:47
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English
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PICKING UP THE PIECES -
The film explores the perspectives of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors as they rebuilt their lives after the Second World War. Answering the question, “How do you “live” after surviving the Holocaust?” the film builds a nuanced and complex portrait of the survivors’ struggles through the lens of key universal questions about Belief in God, Forgiveness, Home, Jewish identity and Memory. Nine survivor’s voices are interwoven together and merge into a choral ensemble telling the previously untold story of the efforts of child survivors to build normal and productive lives from tragic beginnings. Child survivors are now the last living witnesses of the Holocaust. Their struggle, bittersweet reflections, hope and energy are poignant and uplifting testament to the human spirit.
DIRECTOR: Joshua Tebeau
PRODUCER: Joshua Tebeau
WRITER: Joshua Tebeau
CAST: Henryk Grynberg, Arek Hersh, Robert Krell, Alexander Levin, Rene Lichtman, Trude Silman, Simon Gronowski, Rachel Shtibel, Adam Shtibel
RUNTIME: 00:27:27
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, French, Polish
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THE OLD MAN AND THE CAT -
Out of a profound longing for company and social contacts, an old, lonely man fantasises about a perfect world. Together with his imaginary cat he celebrates his 80th birthday. Suddenly the doorbell rings. His young, pretty neighbour is standing at the door.
DIRECTOR: Damian Schipporeit
PRODUCERS: Damian Schipporeit, Christian Kelm, Kyra Hartig
WRITER: Uli Klingenschmitt
CAST: Hannes Stelzer, Annekathrin Bach, Christoph Müller
RUNTIME: 00:10:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German
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THE TIDE -
As Joseph heads home he literally bumps into a gang of young kids. Bored and looking for an argument, the kids decide to turn a casual accident into a serious incident. But as the situation quickly escalates out of Joseph’s control, he is reminded of a moment from his school days when he learned the terrifying reality of what he’s capable of when pushed past his limit.
That moment changed the course of his life. It taught him that there are times to be calm and controlled, and times when only a non-rational response is the only answer. But right now, in this moment, whichever course of action he takes it won’t only be him that is affected.
DIRECTOR: Richard Rudy
PRODUCER: Oli Lyndale
WRITER: Richard Rudy
CAST: Chris Ryman, Joseph Godfrey, Kishen Tanna, Hugh Coleridge, Django Brooks
RUNTIME: 00:08:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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FACING THE CHALLENGE SHORTS

Includes: | | BATTLE FOR THE BARRIERS - | Compounded by sea level rise and stronger and more frequent storms, lives and infrastructure in coastal communities are increasingly at risk for flooding and wind driven destruction from events like super storm Sandy. Battle for the Barriers explores adaptation strategies and projects in coastal states along the Eastern US seaboard designed to help safeguard the people, wildlife and properties in... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 12:50pm - 2:48pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

1:20pm

Until 20
This life-affirming documentary is about facing fear and having the courage to love deeply. Imagine as a teenager you are diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease. James Ragan turns his devastating odds into a mission to live an audaciously good life. We all get one chance. James teaches us about living.

DIRECTOR: Geraldine Moriba, Jamila Paksima
PRODUCERS: Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba, Mel & Annette Klein, Charlie & Susan Hicks, Omar and Mikhal Abou-Sayed
WRITERS: James Ragan, Geraldine Moriba
CAST: James Ragan, Jack Nicklaus, Barbara Nicklaus, Jim Nantz, Victoria Arango Alvarez
RUNTIME: 1:24:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Until 20

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | This life-affirming documentary is about facing fear and having the courage to love deeply. Imagine as a teenager you are diagnosed with a rare and deadly disease. James Ragan turns his devastating odds into a mission to live an audaciously good life. We all get one chance. James teaches us about living. | | DIRECTOR: Geraldine Moriba, Jamila Paksima | PRODUCERS: Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba, Mel & Annette... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:44pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:25pm

The Devout

After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again.

DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston
PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston
WRITER: Connor Gaston
CAST: Charlie Carrick, Ali Liebert, Olivia Martin, Gabrielle Rose, David Nyki
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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The Devout

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his marriage and his last remaining days with his child to determine if she has lived before… and will live again. | | DIRECTOR: Connor Gaston | PRODUCER: Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston | WRITER: Connor Gaston | CAST... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 1:25pm - 3:07pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

1:40pm

Poor Behavior
A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.

DIRECTOR:
Theresa Rebeck
PRODUCER:
Rachel Dengiz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
Ted Blumberg
CO-PRODUCERS:
Eric Holmes, Camilla Toniolo
WRITER:
Theresa Rebeck
CAST:
Katie Kreisler, Alan Smyth, Heidi Armbruster, Brian Dykstra
RUNTIME:
1:23:00
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English

WORLD PREMIERE

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Poor Behavior

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage. | | DIRECTOR: Theresa Rebeck... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:00pm

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
Terrorism is one of biggest problems facing humanity today, but the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 have lived with it for decades. Bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the New York-bound 747 jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, the Flight 103 families faced one traumatic injustice after another. From the early days when an unprepared U.S. government left the relatives to fend for themselves against a greedy, once-iconic airline, to the modern era, when the only man convicted of the crime was set free in a backdoor oil deal with Libya, the families refused to go down without a fight, harnessing the power of the media in their war for truth and justice. SINCE: THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103 is a feature documentary that tells the story of some of these first victims of terrorism, who proved that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary feats in the wake of politically fueled mass murder.

DIRECTOR: Phil Furey
PRODUCER: Phil Furey, Spencer Averick
WRITER: Phil Furey
CAST:
RUNTIME: 01:24:00
COUNTRY: USA, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Terrorism is one of biggest problems facing humanity today, but the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 have lived with it for decades. Bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the New York-bound 747 jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, the Flight 103 families faced one traumatic injustice after another. From the early days when an unprepared U.S... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

3:20pm

Creditors

Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play, "Creditors" is a modern re-telling of Strindberg's story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet American painter Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura). As Grant steps into the "El Madroño" hotel in the outskirts of Madrid, he finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable to paint for the better part of a year. As the two men get to know each other under the watchful eye of one of the owners of the hotel, Michael Redmane (Tom Bateman), they start to piece together the disturbing picture of Freddie's marriage to writer Chloe Fleury (Andrea Deck).

DIRECTOR: Ben Cura
PRODUCER: Ben Cura, Andrea Deck
WRITER: Ben Cura (Screenplay), August Strindberg (Stageplay)
CAST: Christian McKay, Andrea Deck, Ben Cura, Tom Bateman, Simon Callow
RUNTIME: 01:21:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Creditors

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play, "Creditors" is a modern re-telling of Strindberg's story of love, betrayal, and revenge. Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet American painter Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura). As Grant steps into the "El Madroño" hotel in the outskirts of Madrid, he finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom
  • Country United Kingdom

3:20pm

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer picks up where Angelina Jolie left off. This Oscar-qualified feature length documentary takes us through the lives of  women...and men dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male.

DIRECTOR: Alan M. Blassberg
PRODUCER: Alan M. Blassberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Amy Byer Shainman
CO-PRODUCERS: Daniel Lawrence Abrams, Marc Romeo
CONSULTING PRODUCER: Tom Colamaria
WRITERS: Alan M. Blassberg, Sue Bailey
CAST: Nancy G. Brinker, Kara DioGuardi, Susan M. Domchek MD, Stacey Sager, Armando E. Giuliano, MD
RUNTIME: 1:29:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer picks up where Angelina Jolie left off. This Oscar-qualified feature length documentary takes us through the lives of  women...and men dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 3:20pm - 4:49pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:30pm

COMEDY SHORTS
Includes:

BONDING -
DIRECTOR: Tim Young
PRODUCER: Jeff Ryan
WRITER: Tim Young
CAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines
RUNTIME: 00:06:15
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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LA PEPPERETTE -
When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys by playing in the big leagues... nothing good happens!
DIRECTOR:
Jérôme Hof
PRODUCER:
Joëlle Agathe
WRITER: 
Jérôme Hof
CAST:
Pier-Luc Funk, Jean-Carl Boucher, Jacques Fernand-Lecavalier
RUNTIME:
00:04:25
COUNTRY:
Canada
LANGUAGE:
French (with English subtitles)
U.S. PREMIERE
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TAU TAU -

A documentary crew arrives at a university in South Florida to observe a group of misfit college guys as they come together to start a brand new fraternity. Chapter President Oliver Reeds (played by Corbin Bleu) tries to paint a happy picture for the cameras in the face of growing obstacles, including other frats, girls, parties, drugs, grades, the administration, and the guys in his own fraternity.
DIRECTOR: Giovanny Lago
PRODUCER: Robby Valls, Giovanny Lago, David Del Rio, Andy Mingorance, Alonso Aliaguilla
WRITER: Robby Valls, Giovanny Lago
CAST: Corbin Bleu, David Del Rio, Robby Valls, Christian Ochoa, Kevin Preval
RUNTIME: 00:16:32
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BATHTUB -
One Bathtub - Three Brothers - Many Splashes! Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood by reenacting an old family picture. Three brothers in a bathtub. It would actually sound normal, if they weren't way over thirty. Responsible for this is the youngest brother Niklas, who had the idea to re-enact an old picture from their childhood for a present. On the evening before their mom’s birthday party he is arguing with his older brother Georg, who thinks the idea is just stupid. The argument develops into a fight which shows how much time has passed since the old photo. Filmed as an one-take from the perspective of the photo camera.
DIRECTOR: Tim Ellrich
PRODUCER: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber, Leopold Pape
WRITER: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber
CAST: Simon Jaritz, Rainer Wöss, Stefan Pohl
RUNTIME: 00:12:55
COUNTRIES: Germany, Austria
LANGUAGE: German (with English subtitles)
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THE HOLY CAVE -
Carlos is just another regular teenager in high school with just one friend: Juan, the classical nerdy guy. He's in love with Sofia; the girl of his dreams. But, when all of a sudden, Angel, the hottest guy in school is starting to date her, he'll work out something, along with Juan, that would change his entire life forever...THE HOLY CAVE
DIRECTOR: Aleix Massot
PRODUCER: Yaiza Navarro
WRITER: Aleix Massot
CAST: Mario Marzo, Javier Bódalo, Anna Castillo, Àlex Batllori
RUNTIME: 00:15:20
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles)
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TWO WINDOWS -
Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows. In order to reconnect his TV connection, Helmut decides to climb out of his window in a resolute manner. His neighbor Walter misinterprets this action as an attempted suicide, which Walter would love to join as well. While trying to clarify this misunderstanding, both find a close friend in the until now unknown neighbor.
DIRECTORS: Tim Ellrich, Leonhard Kaufman
PRODUCERS: Stefanie Godicke, Tim Ellrich
WRITERS: Tim Ellrich, Dominik Huber
CAST: Werner Brix, Alexander E. Fennon
RUNTIME: 0:10:18
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German (with English subtitles)

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COMEDY SHORTS

Includes: | | BONDING - | DIRECTOR: Tim Young | PRODUCER: Jeff Ryan | WRITER: Tim Young | CAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines | RUNTIME: 00:06:15 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English | -------------------------------------------------------- | LA PEPPERETTE - | When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys by playing in the big leagues... nothing good happens! | DIRECTOR: Jérôme Hof | PRODUCER: Joëlle Agathe... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

3:35pm

No Asylum
The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life. The Frank family's struggle to obtain visas to safety during World War II as the world turned its' back on them, mirrors the desperation of refugees today fleeing countries such as Syria.  Otto's trail of letters are wrenching, as door after door slams shut, eventually sealing the  terrible fate of the Franks. Their family members, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss relate the heart breaking tale.

DIRECTOR: Paula Fouce
PRODUCERS: Paula Fouce, Leslie Schwarz, Steve A. Kollins, MD, Elayne Kollins, Michael Flores
WRITER: Michael Flores, Paula Fouce
CAST: Buddy Elias, Eva Schloss-Geiringer, Leonard Berney, Jonathan Brent, Estelle Guzik
RUNTIME: 01:13:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life. The Frank family's struggle to obtain visas to safety during World War II as the world turned its' back on them, mirrors the desperation of refugees today fleeing countries such as Syria.  Otto's trail of letters are wrenching, as door after door slams shut, eventually... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 3:35pm - 4:48pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:00pm

Saving Jamaica Bay
Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community – led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years – fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes interviews with the community activists who led the fight, and state and city officials. The film also symbolizes efforts to preserve nature, combat climate change and restore urban national parks.

DIRECTOR: David Sigal
PRODUCER: Daniel Hendrick
CO-PRODUCERS: Trevor Laurence, Brian Stuss, Michael Tive
WRITER: Daniel Hendrick
CAST: Susan Sarandon, Narrator
RUNTIME: 1:16:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Saving Jamaica Bay

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community – led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years – fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:00pm

She Walks
Lin Aiyu is a Chinese prostitute on the streets of Belleville in Paris. She lives with Cherry, her teenage daughter, in the apartment of Kieffer, a bedridden septuagenarian in her care, in exchange for accommodation. She carefully hides her business to her daughter. Their life is changed when, one night, a stranger brutally enters their home. Daniel, wounded, is hiding from men to whom he owes money. Lin Aiyu hides him without the knowledge of the old owner. Sometimes abductor, now prisoner, Daniel is a threat at first, but then Aiyu makes ​​him an offer. A struggle takes place between them when power and desire mingle.

DIRECTOR: Naël Marandin
PRODUCERS: Marie Genin, Isaac Sharry
WRITERS: Naël Marandin, Marion Doussot
CAST: Qui Lan, Yannick Choirat, Louise Chen, Philippe Laudenbach
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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She Walks

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Lin Aiyu is a Chinese prostitute on the streets of Belleville in Paris. She lives with Cherry, her teenage daughter, in the apartment of Kieffer, a bedridden septuagenarian in her care, in exchange for accommodation. She carefully hides her business to her daughter. Their life is changed when, one night, a stranger brutally enters their home. Daniel, wounded, is hiding from men to whom he owes money. Lin... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles France

5:30pm

Blood, Sweat & Tears
The turbulent life story of the most famous folk singer the Netherlands has ever known: André Hazes. An artist who loved the blues and who lived the blues. As an eight-year-old rascal with an abusive and alcoholic father, he is discovered singing in the streets of Amsterdam in the '60s. We relive the highlights of his career in the '80s and go down with him in the aftermath of his career, when his famous voice and sound is seriously affected by his deteriorating hearing and his alcohol addiction. André Hazes' famous repertoire is re-recorded for the film by main actor and singer/musician Martijn Fischer.

DIRECTOR: Diederick Koopal
PRODUCERS: Derk-Jan Warrink, Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries
WRITER: Frank Ketelaar
CAST: Martijn Fischer, Hadewych Minis, Matheu Hinzen, Fedja van Huêt, Marcel Hensema
RUNTIME: 1:42:00
COUNTRIES: The Netherlands, Belgium
LANGUAGE: Dutch

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | The turbulent life story of the most famous folk singer the Netherlands has ever known: André Hazes. An artist who loved the blues and who lived the blues. As an eight-year-old rascal with an abusive and alcoholic father, he is discovered singing in the streets of Amsterdam in the '60s. We relive the highlights of his career in the '80s and go down with him in the aftermath of his career, when his famous... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:12pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

5:30pm

Haze
A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong.

DIRECTOR: David Burkman
PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman
WRITER: David Burkman
CAST: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers, Sophia Medley
RUNTIME: 01:46:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Haze

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong. | | DIRECTOR: David Burkman | PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 5:30pm - 7:16pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:45pm

Chicken
Richard (Scott Chambers), 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, Polly (Morgan Watkins), needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, Annabel (Yasmin Paige), leaves Richard besotted; while Polly befriends the guys who run a seedy traveling fair. Richard's optimistic view on life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as Polly's behavior worsens, and he is torn between loyalty to his brother and his first true friend in Annabel. For better or worse, Richard's life is about to change forever.

DIRECTOR: Joe Stephenson
PRODUCER: Joe Stephenson
WRITER: Chris New, based on the play by Freddie Machin
CAST: Scott Chambers, Morgan Watkins, Yasmin Paige
RUNTIME: 1:25:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Chicken

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Richard (Scott Chambers), 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, Polly (Morgan Watkins), needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, Annabel (Yasmin... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom

6:15pm

LGBTQ SHORTS 1
Includes:

SANGUINE CRAVING -
Marc must kill his first victim but he’s afraid not to feel the sanguine craving.
DIRECTOR: Gerard Tusquellas Serra
PRODUCER:
WRITER: Pol Cortecans
CAST: Carlos Vicente, Iñaki Mur, Sílvia Sabaté, Luis Posada
RUNTIME: 00:12:48
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
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PUSH ME -
Siri is at a turning point of her life. She feels frustrated about not daring to do what she wants and dreams about. She feels like the society, as well as her own boundaries stop her from living fully; be who she wants to be, scream at the top of her lungs, and live out her fantasy about dominating someone else sexually. Her new friend Lee, a transgender performance artist, is going to help her to get rid of her fears.
DIRECTOR: Tove Pils
PRODUCER: Josefin Granqvist, Helene Granqvist
WRITER: Tove Pils
CAST: Louise Peterhoff, Aleksa Lundberg, Kathryn Fischer
RUNTIME: 00:24:50
COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: English, Swedish
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EASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY -
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this.
DIRECTOR: Robert Guthrie
PRODUCER: Robert Guthrie, Our Spirit
WRITER: Robert Guthrie
CAST: Connor Gerton, Zachary Prescott, Anne Gottlieb, Barlow Adamson
RUNTIME: 00:03:37
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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WE REMEMBER MOMENTS -
17 year-old Pétur lives alone with his dad. His mother passed away a while back, and since then Pétur and his father have had a hard time communicating properly with each other. At school, nobody wants to be with him, and on top of that a classmate is bullying him. To escape this harsh reality, Pétur is a lot by himself taking pictures. But everything might just change: For his birthday, his father has bought him a second hand DSLR that Pétur has always wanted. When he’s out taking pictures that evening, he stumbles over something that might be the opportunity Pétur’s been waiting for.
DIRECTOR: Iver Jensen
PRODUCER: Kolbjørn Hoseth Larssen
WRITER: Iver Jensen
CAST: Fannar Már Jóhannsson, Haukur Örn Valtysson, Mateusz Swierczewski, Jón Páll Eyjólfsson
RUNTIME: 00:11:18
COUNTRY: Norway
LANGUAGE: Icelandic
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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THE STAIRS - - IN COMPETITION

After hosting friends for a dinner party on Christmas Eve, an older man facing the isolation of his would-be golden years decides to hire a handsome, young male escort for company. “The Stairs” is an alternate version of the prostitute story, an exploration of loneliness and the wide definition of intimacy. A true actor’s piece, it is the story of our desperate need as human beings to just reach out and connect with someone. Even if it is the last thing we ever accomplish.
DIRECTOR: Zach Bandler & Kelly Blatz
PRODUCER: Zach Bandler, Kelly Blatz, Victor Mazzone
WRITER: Zach Bandler, Max Spitulnik
CAST: Kelly Blatz, Anthony Heald
RUNTIME: 00:32:15
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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LGBTQ SHORTS 1

Includes: | | SANGUINE CRAVING - | Marc must kill his first victim but he’s afraid not to feel the sanguine craving. | DIRECTOR: Gerard Tusquellas Serra | PRODUCER: | WRITER: Pol Cortecans | CAST: Carlos Vicente, Iñaki Mur, Sílvia Sabaté, Luis Posada | RUNTIME: 00:12:48 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles) | ----------------------------------------------------- | PUSH ME - | Siri is at a... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 6:15pm - 7:40pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

6:45pm

Crazy Castle
A group of young people who are members of an online community, meet each other at an event in a cafe in Tehran. One girl's urgent need for drugs, brings 6 of them together. What starts as a prank continues to unfold into a complicated situation, which reveals new aspects of each character.

DIRECTOR: Abolhasan Davoodi
PRODUCER: Bita Mansouri
WRITER: Mohammadreza Gohari
CAST: Tanaz Tabatabaii, Saber Abar
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: Iran
LANGUAGE: Persian

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Crazy Castle

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | A group of young people who are members of an online community, meet each other at an event in a cafe in Tehran. One girl's urgent need for drugs, brings 6 of them together. What starts as a prank continues to unfold into a complicated situation, which reveals new aspects of each character. | | DIRECTOR: Abolhasan Davoodi | PRODUCER: Bita Mansouri | WRITER: Mohammadreza Gohari | CAST: Tanaz Tabatabaii, Saber Abar... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Iran

7:40pm

Guys Reading Poems
A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes
PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro
WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry)
CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke Judy, Rex Lee
RUNTIME: 01:39:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

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Guys Reading Poems

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment. | | DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes | PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro | WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry) | CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 7:40pm - 9:19pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:45pm

Dirty, Yellow, Darkness
Well-educated Vishwa has a successful career in advertising and a beautiful wife, Samadi. But he suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Vishwa fears his own urine—and that it’s contaminating everything around him. Unable to endure his eccentric and strange behavior, Samadi leaves him and moves in with her parents who strongly encourage her separation from Vishwa. Vishwa loses his job and descends into a life of prescription drug abuse. He reluctantly admits himself to a public mental hospital, knowing there will be heavy social consequences in a culture that greatly stigmatizes mental illness. Vishwa realizes he must take control of his illness or forever lose the woman he loves and must make the most difficult decision of his life.

DIRECTORS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Vindana Ariyawansa
PRODUCERS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Prem Dissanayake, Athula Mahawalege, Sujeewa Wijesinghe
WRITERS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Vindana Ariyawansa
CAST: Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka
RUNTIME: 1:36:00
COUNTRY: Sri Lanka
LANGUAGE: Sinhalese

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Dirty, Yellow, Darkness

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Well-educated Vishwa has a successful career in advertising and a beautiful wife, Samadi. But he suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Vishwa fears his own urine—and that it’s contaminating everything around him. Unable to endure his eccentric and strange behavior, Samadi leaves him and moves in with her parents who strongly encourage her separation from Vishwa. Vishwa loses his job and... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Sri Lanka

7:45pm

Other Madnesses
OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams.

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr
PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick
WRITER: Jeremy Carr
CAST: James Moles, Natia Dune, Ilya Slovesnik, Sheilah Smiley, William Farrow
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

"This '70s-era-inspired psychological thriller feels like a fever dream." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Other Madnesses

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams. | | DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr | PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick | WRITER: Jeremy Carr | CAST: James Moles... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:00pm

LGBTQ SHORTS 2
Includes:

ANCHOVIES -
Haunted by his mother’s drowning, a genderqueer teen is forced to spend the day with his father's new health freak girlfriend, but he isn't interested in the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, walks on the beach or motherly advice.
DIRECTOR: Craig Harwood
PRODUCERS: Craig Harwood, Kerthy Fix, Damien Taylor
WRITER: Craig Harwood
CAST: Em Grosland, Dena Tyler, Myra Thibault
RUNTIME: 00:16:59
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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NIGHTSTAND -

Nightstand stages the destructive relationship between two men over three consecutive nights - one is gay, lost and adolescent, the other is married to a woman and middle-aged. The cathartic and tender savagings of their affair unravel in under-represented corners of London nightlife. Inspired by true events, Nightstand embraces the vibrancy and fragility of London's queer landscape. Scored with original music inspired by the labyrinthine nocturnal metropolis, this work exposes the violent gentrification of Soho's dying queer landscape. Nightstand expresses the universal human desires to assert one's identity, to be independent, to find a home, to love and be loved.
DIRECTOR: Charlie Parham
PRODUCER: Sorcha Bacon
WRITER: Amrou Al-Kadhi
CAST: Nicholas Gleaves, Amrou Al-Kadhi
RUNTIME: 00:26:02
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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PARTNERS -  IN COMPETITION

When a slump in work/life partners Kate and Leigh's sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
DIRECTOR: Joey Ally
PRODUCER: Joey Ally, T.J. Williams, Jr., Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Lauren Smitelli
WRITERS: Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
CAST: Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
RUNTIME: 00:06:19
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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RANDY - IN COMPETITION
Changing a life starts with the choice to be happy...and fabulous! From Writer/Director Shawn Ryan (PBIFF 2015 Alum) and Executive Producer John Ainsworth comes “Randy”, an inspiring story of the human spirit trumping all the odds with a big dose of fabulousness! Randy McClintock is having the best day of his life and everyone around him is gonna know it. Starring Missi Pyle (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), John Ainsworth (Glee), Amir Malaklou (Secret In Their Eyes), Shawn Ryan (Bones), and introducing Paul DeVincenzo as Randy.
DIRECTOR: Shawn Ryan
PRODUCERS: John Ainsworth, Shawn Ryan
WRITER: Shawn Ryan
CAST: Paul DeVincenzo, Missi Pyle, John Ainsworth, Amir Malaklou, Shawn Ryan
RUNTIME: 00:09:26
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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READ ALOUD -

Justin is a film editor surrounded by performances. Sick of sitting in a dark room watching others, he starts to envision ‘70s cabaret style performances of his own. When a new relationship starts to develop, Justin has to decide how badly he wants to come out from behind the camera.
DIRECTOR: Blake Pruitt
PRODUCER: Lizzie Shapiro
WRITER: Blake Pruitt
CAST: Isaac Josephthal, Jose Sepulveda, Roko Scherer, Heather Litteer
RUNTIME: 00:15:07
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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TRIGGER -

Kevin is a shy young man who, after being rejected by his family, battles the warring thoughts in his head while coming dangerously close to ending his own life. But when an unsuspecting friend shows up at his doorstep, he must face his past in order to change his life forever.
DIRECTOR: Chris Folkens
PRODUCER: Chris Folkens, Alex Levine, Enrico Natale
WRITER: Evan Dollard, Chris Folkens
CAST: Nick Marini, Travis Van Winkle, JoAnn Willette, Chris Ellis
RUNTIME: 00:10:11
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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LGBTQ SHORTS 2

Includes: | | ANCHOVIES - | Haunted by his mother’s drowning, Em, a genderqueer teen, is forced to spend the day with his father's new health freak girlfriend, but he isn't interested in the benefits of omega three fatty acids, walks on the beach or motherly advice. | DIRECTOR: Craig Harwood | PRODUCERS: Craig Harwood, Kerthy Fix, Damien Taylor | WRITER: Craig Harwood | CAST: Em Grosland, Dena Tyler, Myra Thibault | RUNTIME... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 8:00pm - 9:25pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

10:00pm

LATE NIGHT SHORTS 1
Includes:

PORTAL TO HELL!!! - IN COMPETITION
Portal to Hell!!! is the tale of Jack, a gruff superintendent whose only want in life is a little peace and quiet, to put his feet up, and enjoy a good book. It’s a simple need that Jack will have to pay the ultimate price to gain: by going toe to toe with the dark lord himself, Cthulhu and his minions! Jack must close an evil cosmic portal that has been torn open and send the great old one, Cthulhu, back to whence he came. It’s a tale of an epic battle of biblical proportions...all confined to the boiler-room of an apartment building.
DIRECTOR: Vivieno Caldinelli
PRODUCER: Ryan Reaney, Lori Fischburg
WRITER: Matt Watts
CAST: Roddy Piper, Laura Robinson, Matt Watts, Jordan Todosey, Millie Davis
RUNTIME: 00:12:20
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English
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ZERO -
Concept: A young mother must come to terms with letting go the thing she loves the most, her only son. She must do the deed herself for he is subject zero...the undead.
DIRECTORS: Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin
WRITERS: Chris Smellin, Robert Smellin
CAST: Lisa Treloar, Patrick Moonie, Madeleine Mackenzie, Gabrille Sing, Caleb McClure
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BLACK BEAR -
Rule #1: never feed bears.
Rule #2: do not approach within 100 meters.
Rule #3: avoid surprising bears.
Rule #4: keep your dog on a leash.
Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.
DIRECTOR: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron
PRODUCER: Origine films - Olivier Berlemont and Emilie Dubois (France), Hélicotronc - Anthony Rey and Julie Esparbes (Belgium)
WRITER: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron
CAST: Jean-Jacques Rausin, Jean-Benoit Ugeux, Catherine Salée, Terence Rion, François Neycken
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French
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SKÅL -
And if tomorrow in one night all the planet's water disappeared? Would you share your water reserves? But...with whom? And why? A range of choices that a young YouTube celebrity will have to suddenly and brutally confront.
DIRECTOR: Benjamin Cappelletti
PRODUCER: Oxymore Production, Benjamin Cappelletti
WRITER: Benjamin Cappelletti
CAST: Arthur Choisnet, Ylane Duparc, Carolina Jurczak, Patrice Guillain
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French
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CLONES -
A dying scientist is offered the chance to live on in his clone's body.
DIRECTOR: Rafael Bolliger
PRODUCER: Stefan Girtanner
WRITER: Rafael Bolliger
CAST: Rutger Hauer, DeObia Oparei
RUNTIME: 00:14:52
COUNTRY: Switzerland
LANGUAGE: English
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WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS -
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.
DIRECTOR: Konstantin Bronzit
PRODUCER: Alexander Boyarsky
WRITER: Konstantin Bronzit
RUNTIME: 0:15:00
COUNTRY: Russian Federation
LANGUAGE: No dialogue
2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Konstantin Bronzit. He was previously nominated for:
LAVATORY - LOVESTORY (2008)
Nominee, Short Film (Animated)

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS 1

Includes: | | PORTAL TO HELL!!! - IN COMPETITION | Portal to Hell!!! is the tale of Jack, a gruff superintendent whose only want in life is a little peace and quiet, to put his feet up, and enjoy a good book. It’s a simple need that Jack will have to pay the ultimate price to gain: by going toe to toe with the dark lord himself, Cthulhu and his minions! Jack must close an evil cosmic portal that has been torn open and send the great... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 10:00pm - 11:17pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

10:00pm

Land of Smiles
Abby arrives in Bangkok to meet up with her best friend on a backpacking adventure through paradise. Instead she receives a video with her friend tied to a chair, terrified, and being held in a dungeon.  A madman in a clown mask invites Abby to play a game. A game of hide-and-seek through Thailand in which Abby’s hope is to rescue her friend. As Abby’s adventure unfolds, she continues to question the legitimacy of what’s going on, and unknowingly she becomes the centerpiece of a sociopath’s cinematic vision.

DIRECTOR: Bradley Stryker
PRODUCERS: Bradley Stryker, Caitlin Cromwell, Ian Bernard, Nicole Bernard, Brady Yeager
WRITER: Bradley Stryker
CAST: Alexandra Turshen, Keenan Henson, Caitlin Cromwell, Bradley Stryker, Amie Barsky
Alexandra Turshen, Keenan Henson, Caitlin Cromwell, Bradley Stryker, Amie Barsky
RUNTIME: 1:35:37
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Land of Smiles

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Abby arrives in Bangkok to meet up with her best friend on a backpacking adventure through paradise. Instead she receives a video with her friend tied to a chair, terrified, and being held in a dungeon.  A madman in a clown mask invites Abby to play a game. A game of hide-and-seek through Thailand in which Abby’s hope is to rescue her friend. As Abby’s adventure unfolds, she continues to... Read More →


Sunday April 10, 2016 10:00pm - 11:35pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada
 
Monday, April 11
 

11:20am

Po

When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifting away from the school where he’s bullied into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in Po.

DIRECTOR: John Asher
PRODUCERS: Rod Hamilton, John Asher
WRITER: Colin Goldman
CAST: Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Bryan Batt, Fay Masterson
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Programmer's Note: Burt Bacharach, winner of eight Grammy Awards and three Oscars, composed the score for Po.
"The cause is close to Bacharach’s heart: His daughter Nikki has Asperger’s Syndrome. Bacharach met the film’s director, John Asher, by chance on a flight last year and agreed to let Asher use his classic, “Close to You,” made famous by the Carpenters. Upon seeing the film, he agreed to compose the music. I was so touched by the film that scoring it was a labor of love, he said in a statement." - Billboard, 12/18/15


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Po

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:30am

Psychoanalysis
When the country’s top suicide prevention psychologist loses five clients to suicide in a one week period he becomes obsessed with proving they were murdered by a rival psych who wants the top spot for himself.

DIRECTOR: James Raue
PRODUCER: James Raue, Adam Wise, Julia Kelly
WRITER: James Raue
CAST: Benedict Wall, Ryan O’Kane, Michael Whalley, Jennie Lee, James Raue
RUNTIME: 01:19:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English

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Psychoanalysis

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | When the country’s top suicide prevention psychologist loses five clients to suicide in a one week period he becomes obsessed with proving they were murdered by a rival psych who wants the top spot for himself. | | DIRECTOR: James Raue | PRODUCER: James Raue, Adam Wise, Julia Kelly | WRITER: James Raue | CAST: Benedict Wall, Ryan O’Kane, Michael Whalley, Jennie Lee, James Raue | RUNTIME: 01:19:00... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:49pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

12:50pm

Ekaj
“Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life. He finds his dreams shattered, although he makes some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Mecca is a hilarious, foul mouthed character that has multiple problems of his own. We get a glimpse that Mecca has AIDS, he is high all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. When Ekaj finds himself used and discarded, Mecca shows him how to endure and not lose hope. As the film progresses Mecca becomes ill, at the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.

DIRECTOR: Cati Gonzalez
PRODUCERS: Cati Gonzalez, Mike Gonzalez
WRITER: Cati Gonzalez
CAST: Jake Mestre, Badd Idea, Scooter LaForge, Vinny Cruz
RUNTIME: 1:21:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ekaj

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | “Think Kids meets Midnight cowboy” Ekaj is a love story between two drifters, the naive teenage Ekaj and the sarcastic hustler Mecca. On the background, we can see Harlem, Washington Heights, The Bronx, L.E.S. and Brooklyn. They go around the entire city sharing their dreams, cut off from society, discarded by life. The core of the movie is Ekaj, a runaway who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:10pm

Poor Behavior
A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage.

DIRECTOR: Theresa Rebeck
PRODUCER: Rachel Dengiz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ted Blumberg
CO-PRODUCERS: Eric Holmes, Camilla Toniolo
WRITER: Theresa Rebeck
CAST: Katie Kreisler, Alan Smyth, Heidi Armbruster, Brian Dykstra
RUNTIME: 1:23:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

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Poor Behavior

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A weekend in the country spins out of control when jealous wife Maureen (Heidi Armbruster) makes a reckless accusation about her husband Ian (Alan Smyth) and their old friend Ella (Katie Kreisler). Ella's husband Peter (Brian Dykstra) tries and fails to stop the domestic carnage in this fierce and funny story about the unexpected ease of betrayal and the fragility of marriage. | | DIRECTOR: Theresa Rebeck... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:10pm

The Pickle Recipe
Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party MCs. He's also a single father and deeply in debt. To make matters worse, during his latest, one-of-a-kind wedding performances, all his prized sound equipment gets destroyed in a freak accident. To add insult to injury, his daughter Julie’s Bat-Mitzvah is in a month and she’s counting on him to MC her party. After exhausting all of his options, he turns to his shady Uncle Morty, who agrees to give him the needed money to get back into business. But only under one condition. Joey must go and steal his grandmother Rose’s most prized possession: her famous top secret dill pickle recipe. And it’s a recipe she has vowed to take to her grave.

DIRECTOR: Michael Manasseri
PRODUCERS: Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, Sheldon Cohn, Gary Wolfson, Michael Manasseri
WRITERS: Sheldon Cohn, Gary Wolfson
CAST: Jon Dore, Eric Edelstein, David Paymer, Lynn Cohen, Miriam Lee
RUNTIME: 01:37:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Pickle Recipe

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party MCs. He's also a single father and deeply in debt. To make matters worse, during his latest, one-of-a-kind wedding performances, all his prized sound equipment gets destroyed in a freak accident. To add insult to injury, his daughter Julie’s Bat-Mitzvah is in a month and she’s counting on him to MC her party. After exhausting all of his options... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 1:10pm - 2:47pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:30pm

ISRAELI CINEMA SHORTS
Includes:

APRIL FOOL'S -
An old tape reveals a practical joke that went terribly wrong. The exposure leads to an unexpected search- not only for the prankster, but for the filmmaker himself.
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Dekel
PRODUCER: Shaqaid Levy
WRITER: Jonathan Dekel
CAST: Jonathan Dekel, Lea Gelfenstein
RUNTIME: 00:25:04
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
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HAUNTED - IN COMPETITION
13-year-old Aya is raped by her dentist. Blurry from anesthesia and overwhelmed by pain, unable to move or resist, she feels paralyzed. The days go by slowly and all she can feel is the sharp pain of her tooth aching. The pain is so strong as if something is dying inside her body. Refuses to tell her mother, closed up in her room, Aya is haunted with violent visions of rage and anger. In her visions, she's the heroine of Justice. She's a true leader, a brave heart. In her dreams, revenge can cure her soul. 
DIRECTOR: Adi Shaya
PRODUCER: Adi Shaya
WRITER: Adi Shaya
CAST: Hila Harush, Meital Trabelsi, Bat Haviv, Shmulik Tena, Noa Michaeli
RUNTIME: 00:13:16
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
U.S. PREMIERE
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LONGING -

As every month Michal dips herself in the Mikveh as part of a religious ritual that allows her to have sexual relations with her husband, but when the long-awaited night arrives, nothing happens between the two. Her husband's absence, as well as the deterioration in the intimacy between them, evokes her suspicions about his true identity.
DIRECTOR: Nadav Mishali
PRODUCER: Nadav Mishali
WRITER: Nadav Mishali
CAST: Meytal Gal-Suisa
RUNTIME: 00:20:00
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
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ONE LAST NIGHT -
It's the last night of Noa and Orr together in Tel Aviv, before Orr leaves to Berlin. Outside the punk gig, the police arrive. Orr jumps to the help of a friend and both she and Noa get arrested. In the police station Noa will have to make a final decision about their relationship. A lesbian-punk drama.
DIRECTOR: Kerem Blumberg
PRODUCERS: Ayelet Albenda, Merav Ravin, Alex Parushin
WRITER: Kerem Blumberg
CAST: Michal Korman, Agam Schuster
RUNTIME: 00:22:14
COUNTRY: Israel
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
U.S. PREMIERE

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ISRAELI CINEMA SHORTS

Includes: | | APRIL FOOL'S - | An old tape reveals a practical joke that went terribly wrong. The exposure leads to an unexpected search- not only for the prankster, but for the filmmaker himself. | DIRECTOR: Jonathan Dekel | PRODUCER: Shaqaid Levy | WRITER: Jonathan Dekel | CAST: Jonathan Dekel, Lea Gelfenstein | RUNTIME: 00:25:04 | COUNTRY: Israel | LANGUAGE: Hebrew (with English subtitles... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:50pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Israel

2:35pm

Jasmine
On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s unsolved murder, a grieving husband (Jason Tobin, "Better Luck Tomorrow") becomes obsessed with a mysterious interloper (Byron Mann, "The Big Short," "The Man with the Iron Fists") who he believes is responsible for her death. Co-starring Eugenia Yuan ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," "Revenge of the Green Dragons") and Sarah Lian ("Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong").

DIRECTOR: Dax Phelan
PRODUCER: Dax Phelan, Stratton Leopold, Jason Tobin, Eric M. Klein, Chris Chan Lee
WRITER: Dax Phelan, Jason Tobin
CAST: Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan, Glen Chin, Sarah Lian, Byron Mann
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: Hong Kong Territory, USA
LANGUAGE: Cantonese, English

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Jasmine

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s unsolved murder, a grieving husband (Jason Tobin, "Better Luck Tomorrow") becomes obsessed with a mysterious interloper (Byron Mann, "The Big Short," "The Man with the Iron Fists") who he believes is responsible for her death. Co-starring Eugenia Yuan ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," "Revenge of the Green Dragons") and Sarah Lian ("Already Tomorrow in... Read More →


3:00pm

The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man
A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong.

DIRECTOR: Josh Hope
PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore
WRITER: Josh Hope
CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A man disillusioned with his failing marriage and dead end career abruptly decides to visit his past to figure out where it all went wrong. | | DIRECTOR: Josh Hope | PRODUCER: Josh Hope, Mikki Rosenberg, Chris Hong, Tommy Beardmore | WRITER: Josh Hope | CAST: Tommy Beardmore, Rusty Schwimmer, Robyn Coffin, Kurt Conroyd, Elyse Cantor | RUNTIME: 01:35:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


Monday April 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:35pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:00pm

Pawo
After the death of his father, Dorjee, a young Tibetan, comes to the point where he realizes what it means to be a Tibetan in his own country which is called China. Inside Tibet and 1000 miles away in exile, a last cry for freedom begins. "Freedom is the basis of happiness for all living beings."

DIRECTORS: Marvin Litwak, Sonam Tseten
PRODUCERS: Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak
WRITER: Marvin Litwak
CAST: Shavo Dorjee, Rinchen Palzom, Tenzin Jamyang, Tenzin Gyaltsen
RUNTIME: 1:57:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: Tibetan

WORLD PREMIERE

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Pawo

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | After the death of his father, Dorjee, a young Tibetan, comes to the point where he realizes what it means to be a Tibetan in his own country which is called China. Inside Tibet and 1000 miles away in exile, a last cry for freedom begins. "Freedom is the basis of happiness for all living beings." | | DIRECTORS: Marvin Litwak, Sonam Tseten | PRODUCERS: Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak | WRITER: Marvin... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Germany

3:20pm

STARPOWER SHORTS
Includes:

LIKE A BUTTERFLY -
Nick is a young man whose only dream is to be successful. One day he discovers that he is sick and his whole world falls apart. But when everything seems to be lost, the unexpected meeting with an old movie star changes his way of looking at life.
DIRECTOR: Eitan Pitigliani
PRODUCERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Falcon Productions and Enrico Mastracchi Manes in collaboration witrh RAI Cinema 
WRITERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Alessandro Regaldo
CAST: Ed Asner, Will Rothhaar, Cindy Pickett
RUNTIME: 00:28:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom, USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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MOTHER'S DAY -

Tragedy forces Mary (Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo) and her son Jay (Gabriel Furman) to say goodbye forever.
DIRECTOR: Jeff Tan
PRODUCERS: Gabriel Furman, Jeff Tan, Melissa Leo
WRITER: Gabriel Furman
CAST: Melissa Leo, Gabriel Furman
RUNTIME: 00:06:51
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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RAISE THE TOYGANTIC -
This Ken-Burns-meets-Waiting-For-Guffman-style mockumentary tracks the mysterious history of the ToyGantic, an ominously named toy luxury ocean-liner built in 1962, and the lives of everyone associated with the doomed toy. Weaving fact and fiction, this multi-generational mini-epic spans eighty years of memory, family, and the pursuit of the American dream. Written and directed by Academy Award nominated writer/director Gail Lerner, Raise the ToyGantic features a murderers’ row of delightful comic actors, including Fred Melamed, Mindy Sterling, Laraine Newman, Michaela Watkins, Kurtwood Smith, Phil LaMarr, Harold Sylvester, Daniel O’Connor, Floyd Van Buskirk, Edi Patterson, and Ian Edwards.
DIRECTOR: Gail Lerner
PRODUCER: Gail Lerner
WRITER: Gail Lerner
CAST: Fred Melamed, Mindy Sterling, Harold Sylvester, Daniel O'Connor, Floyd Van Buskirk
RUNTIME: 00:27:12
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE BRIDGE PARTNER -
A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity by her new partner at a weekly bridge game when she thinks she hears a whispered threat.
DIRECTOR: Gabriel Olson
PRODUCER: Sean Barney, Gabriel Olson, Jason Michael Berman
WRITER: Gabriel Olson, Peter S. Beagle
CAST: Beth Grant, Sharon Lawrence, Robert Forster, Catherine Carlen
RUNTIME: 00:13:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE TRAIN -
A preoccupied young man reluctantly agrees to take some time from his busy day to meet his girlfriend’s grandfather (Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach). He learns how life can change in a moment. Inspired by a true story. 'I was very much moved by the story and the players. What a fitting exit for a grand master of the performing arts Eli Wallach.' - Steven Spielberg
DIRECTOR: Asher Grodman
PRODUCER: Asher Grodman
WRITER: Asher Grodman
CAST: Asher Grodman, Eli Wallach, Dawn Cantwell
RUNTIME: 00:09:30
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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STARPOWER SHORTS

Includes: | | LIKE A BUTTERFLY - | Nick is a young man whose only dream is to be successful. One day he discovers that he is sick and his whole world falls apart. But when everything seems to be lost, the unexpected meeting with an old movie star changes his way of looking at life. | DIRECTOR: Eitan Pitigliani | PRODUCERS: Eitan Pitigliani, Falcon Productions and Enrico Mastracchi Manes in collaboration witrh RAI Cinema ... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 3:20pm - 4:53pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

3:25pm

Ctrl Alt Delete

When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet.

DIRECTOR: James B. Cox
PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins
WRITER: James B. Cox
CAST: Blake Robbins, Adam Shapiro, Molly Burnett, Andy Allo, Brian Patrick Wade, Josh Banday
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ctrl Alt Delete

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they've taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet. | | DIRECTOR: James B. Cox | PRODUCERS: Baruch Kaufman, James B. Cox, Blake Robbins | WRITER: James B. Cox... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 3:25pm - 4:52pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:35pm

The Sabbatical
When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues.

DIRECTOR: Brian Stockton
PRODUCER: Brian Stockton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hansen and Johnny Mac
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Adrienne Adams and Emily Berntson
WRITERS: Story by Ian Schneider, Brian Stockton, and Matt Yim; Screenplay by Brian Stockton and James Whittingham
CAST: James Whittingham, Laura Abramson, Bernadette Mullen, Mike Gill, Candy Fox
RUNTIME: 01:22:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | When a university professor (James Whittingham) is forced to produce a new photography book on his year off, he finds he's no longer the hot-shot artist he once was. His workaholic wife (Bernadette Mullen) is nowhere to be found and his best friend is busy leading a family life. Alone and desperate, he befriends a young artist (Laura Abramsen) who turns his world upside down. Mid-life crisis ensues. | | DIRECTOR: Brian... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

5:10pm

The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero
At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war, Alex joyfully returned home only to be greeted by racism, bigotry and segregation.

DIRECTOR: Mike Rott
PRODUCER: Mike Rott, Sheldon Rott
WRITER: Mike Rott
CAST: Lt Col. Alexander Jefferson
RUNTIME: 01:10:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 5:10pm - 6:20pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:10pm

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf
Pre-Werewolf Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a nightshift dogcatcher and local laughingstock who longs to win back the heart of his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Jo (Malone Thomas). But when the Devil (Bubba comic creator Mitch Hyman) comes down to Florida, Bubba signs a deal to make himself a bad-ass, only to wake up the next morning permanently transformed into a Werewolf (Fred Lass). In order to save his town and be the hero he longs to be, Bubba will have to navigate a country crock of malicious bikers, cryptic hobos, gaseous gypsies, and even a zombie hoard – leading up to a climactic duel with the dark prince. Now if only someone can pull him away from his beer and chicken wings...

DIRECTOR: Brendan Rogers
PRODUCERS: Brendan Rogers, Will Phillips
WRITERS: Stephen Biro, based on the characters and comic book by Mitch Hyman
CAST: Fred Lass, Malone Thomas, Mitch Hyman, Gary Norris, Sara Humbert
RUNTIME: 1:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Pre-Werewolf Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a nightshift dogcatcher and local laughingstock who longs to win back the heart of his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Jo (Malone Thomas). But when the Devil (Bubba comic creator Mitch Hyman) comes down to Florida, Bubba signs a deal to make himself a bad-ass, only to wake up the next morning permanently transformed into a Werewolf (Fred Lass). In order to save his town and be... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 5:10pm - 6:30pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:20pm

COMING OF AGE SHORTS 2
Includes:

20x -
IN COMPETITION
20x is a true story. A live-action film of around eight minutes. A young man realizes he is in love with the beautiful Charlotte. They are like soulmates. They each love one another in their own way. The only thing holding him back is the first kiss, or at least so he thinks. A romantic journey of highs and lows, swaying between hope and desperation. A journey on which he learns that to truly love someone, you must first love yourself, and that hope dies last.
DIRECTOR: Timur Bartels
PRODUCER: Timur Bartels
WRITER: Timur Bartels
CAST: Timur Bartels, Ella-Maria Gollmer, Mark Dreesen
RUNTIME: 00:08:37
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German
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BLAST BEAT -
Blast Beat is a coming-of-age drama set in the year 2000 about Carly and Mateo. The brothers and their family are Colombian undocumented immigrants who have been living in the U.S. for only a year and are in the middle of a difficult and painful cultural transition. Nelly, The boys’ mother, is having an affair, and what’s worse is their role-model father, Ernesto, has been suddenly picked up by the Immigration Police and is getting deported. When the news of the deportation comes to light, Mateo tries to carry out a crazy plan that would reunite him with his father. Even though the brothers are ultimate rivals, Carly sets out to protect Mateo from his own madness and save the future of the family.
DIRECTOR: Esteban Arango
PRODUCER: Erick Castrillon, Ana Souza, Mario Rodriguez
WRITER: Esteban Arango, Erick Castrillon
CAST: Moises Arias, Mateo Arias, Bibiana Navas, Courtney Roberts
RUNTIME: 00:16:52
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
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I AM SAMI -
Living in a war zone, 10 year old Sami is forced to take decisions beyond his understanding; decisions that could deprive him of his childhood and change his life forever.
DIRECTOR: Kae Bahar
PRODUCER: Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Kae Bahar
WRITER: Kae Bahar
CAST: Nick Court, Bawar Landon
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: UK, Iraq
LANGUAGE: English
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Macarrão -
On the brink of becoming a pre-teen, awkward and quirky Maccarão (Marcos) struggles to prove himself to the local group of tough kids who often tease him and of late have begun to beat him up. Marcos is used to the occasional rough housing but one day, after being beaten up and humiliated, he finds something out that inspires him to stand up to himself. With the help of a kind neighborhood storeowner, he tries to get strong enough to beat up his archenemy. Explored topics: Boyhood, bullying, imagination, play, inspiration, and transformation.
DIRECTOR: Iyabo Kwayana
PRODUCERS: Agneya Ferraz, Isabel Green, Ivan Rodrigues
WRITER: Iyabo Kwayana
RUNTIME: 00:19:19
COUNTRY: United States
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
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MOUTH SHUT -
Emma is 15. Emma has a strong personality, which she doesn’t know how to manage. Today she got herself in troubles again, but in the principal’s office there are two people that she is not expecting: Her parents.
DIRECTOR: Anna Farré Añó
PRODUCER: ESCAC FILMS (Film School University of Barcelona)
WRITER: Anna Farré Añó
CAST: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Amalia Sancho, Manel Dueso, Eduard Buch
RUNTIME: 00:09:33
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
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ROUBADO - IN COMPETITION
"Roubado" tells the story of Alain Castelo, an introverted Afro-Portuguese teen growing up in the south of France. As he suffers his parents' recent breakup, the only solace he can muster is his penchant for photography. When his mother's new live-in boyfriend crosses the line, his eyes are opened to the world and he can no longer hide behind the viewfinder of his vintage camera.
DIRECTOR: Erica A. Watson
PRODUCER: Tierney Young, Daniel Willis, Joshua Clark
WRITER: Erica A. Watson
CAST: Darrell Lake, Jean-Pierre Vertus, Mickaëlle Bizet, Tiffany Tenille
RUNTIME: 00:18:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: French, Portuguese
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THE RUN -
Martin is a teacher at a local high school. He thinks of himself as a good educator, but his own son begins to rebel against him. One day both drive to school together and get into a bad row over Bastian going on a camping vacation with his buddies. Soon after, Bastian's classmate Tom starts to shoot people in their school. Martin can stop the killing by volunteering to drive an escape car for Tom. During the escape, a harsh psychological duel begins between the teacher and the crazed student.
DIRECTOR: Stefan Najib
PRODUCERS: Elaine and Tommy Niessner
WRITER: Stefan Najib
CAST: Dominic Raacke, Dennis Mojen, Tim-Oliver Schultz
RUNTIME: 00:24:47
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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Includes: | | 20x - IN COMPETITION | 20x is a true story. A live-action film of around eight minutes. A young man realizes he is in love with the beautiful Charlotte. They are like soulmates. They each love one another in their own way. The only thing holding him back is the first kiss, or at least so he thinks. A romantic journey of highs and lows, swaying between hope and desperation. A journey on which he learns that to truly love... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 5:20pm - 7:12pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

5:45pm

The Last Smile
Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company responsible for it. The film examines the broken system of unregulated health supplement industry in US as well as deals with subject of greed and corruption prevalent in our society.

DIRECTOR: Shankey Srinivasan
PRODUCER: Kristine Lowe, Jeevan Zutshi
WRITER: Shankey Srinivasan
CAST: Danny Arroyo, Keith Stevenson, Bettina Devin
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Hindi

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The Last Smile

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Inspired by true events, this film chronicles the struggles of a bereaved father searching for answers to explain the untimely demise of his adult son. He gets the help from a private detective to investigate the case and finds out that his son's death was caused by reaction to an over the counter health supplement. He must overcome his grief and fight against the multi-billion dollar health supplement company... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:35pm

East LA Interchange
East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights and how one neighborhood managed to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation. The film explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all.

DIRECTOR: Betsy Kalin
PRODUCERS: Christine Louise Mills, Vanessa Luna Bishop, Gretchen Warthen
WRITER: Christine Louise Mills
CAST: will.i.am, Danny Trejo, Father Greg Boyle, Josefina Lopez, Momo Yashima, Xavi Moreno
RUNTIME: 00:57:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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East LA Interchange

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | East LA Interchange follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights and how one neighborhood managed to survive the construction of the largest and busiest freeway interchange in the nation. The film explores the shifting face of community in the United States today and argues why it should matter to us all. | | DIRECTOR: Betsy Kalin | PRODUCERS: Christine Louise Mills, Vanessa Luna Bishop, Gretchen... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:00pm

The Bleeding Edge
From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict internet access as well as monitor the activities of Chinese citizens. When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation he must risk his life to help save the next victims and find redemption.

DIRECTOR: Leon Lee
PRODUCER: Leon Lee
WRITER: Leon Lee, Drew Parker
CAST: Anastasia Lin, Jay Clift, Tony Bai, James Yi
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese, English

WORLD PREMIERE

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The Bleeding Edge

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

7:00pm

COMING OF AGE SHORTS 1
Includes:

BOYS WILL BE BOYS - IN COMPETITION
Two moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl.
DIRECTOR: Mónica Negueruela
PRODUCER: Mónica Negueruela
WRITER: Mónica Negueruela
CAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos
RUNTIME: 00:07:08
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
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DOG DAYS -

A portrait of adolescence, brotherhood, and a moment of discovery. Stephen and Isaac are bored to death on a hot summer day when their dog mysteriously disappears.
DIRECTOR: Nathan Deming
PRODUCER: Aslak Danbolt
WRITER: Nathan Deming
CAST: Joran Backes, Clayton Backes
RUNTIME: 00:19:05
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
Programmer's Note: No animals were harmed
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THE SCHOOLBOY -
Claire, a former teacher is haunted by her memories of a mysterious event that happened a year ago. In order to come to terms with her past, she decides to return to the place where her sense of guilt originates from: School.
DIRECTOR: Paloma Lommel
PRODUCER: Raluca Ionescu, Katelyn Connerty
WRITER: Paloma Lommel
CAST: Charlie Heaton, Kim Evans
RUNTIME: 00:19:24
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
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ARTUN -
A young boy wants to have his first kiss but has no luck in the small village he lives in. His best friends tell him about girls in the city that get high and easy to make out with when they smoke cigarettes. He questions their story but still decides to join them to the city and find out for himself.
DIRECTOR: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
PRODUCERS: Anton Máni Svansson, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Jacob Oliver Krarup, Darin Mailand-Mercado
WRITER: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
CAST: Flóki Haraldsson, Viktór Leó Gíslason, Daníel Óskar Jóhannesson, Jónína Þórdís Karlsdóttir, Heiða Ósk Ólafsdóttir
RUNTIME: 00:21:00
COUNTRY: Iceland
LANGUAGE: Icelandic
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REFLECTION -
After ruining a chance with the girl he likes, an insecure teenager chastises his reflection in the mirror. Moments later, the reflection disappears.
DIRECTOR: Lee Cipolla
PRODUCER: Katherine Borda
WRITER: Lee Cipolla
CAST: Andrew Hellenthal
RUNTIME: 00:09:46
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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MAGIC WORLD -

Maud, Adrien and Johann are three teenagers living in a port town in the south of France. During one of those endless summer days, the wandering of this love triangle will lead them to cross that invisible barrier that separates the innocence of childhood to cynicism of the adult world.
DIRECTOR: Pierre André Marion
PRODUCERS: Pierre-André Marion, Anne-Marie Duffey, Julien Hosmalin
WRITER: Julien Hosmalin
CAST: Fantin Ravat, Eloïse Parramore, Anthony Bajon, Michael Vander Meren
RUNTIME: 00:30:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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Includes: | | BOYS WILL BE BOYS - IN COMPETITION | Two moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl. | DIRECTOR: Mónica Negueruela | PRODUCER: Mónica Negueruela | WRITER: Mónica Negueruela | CAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos | RUNTIME: 00:07:08 | COUNTRY: Spain | LANGUAGE: Spanish (with English subtitles) | INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:49pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

7:40pm

The Two Dollar Bill Documentary
Everyone has had a two dollar bill before, right? Most people believe they're out of print, good or bad luck, or are a rare commodity. But in this comprehensive documentary, all aspects of the "deuce" are explored - from its history to the many superstitions surrounding it; from its use by special interest groups to the way it's perceived by consumers and vendors. The film even looks at the bill's popularity at adult establishments, its visits to outer space and the subculture of users that cherish the bill. Take a fun and entertaining journey that will open your eyes about a truly unique piece of currency.

DIRECTOR: John Bennardo
PRODUCERS: John Bennardo, Amy Byer Shainman, Erik Mintz
WRITER: John Bennardo
RUNTIME: 1:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Everyone has had a two dollar bill before, right? Most people believe they're out of print, good or bad luck, or are a rare commodity. But in this comprehensive documentary, all aspects of the "deuce" are explored - from its history to the many superstitions surrounding it; from its use by special interest groups to the way it's perceived by consumers and vendors. The film even looks at the bill's popularity... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 7:40pm - 9:23pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:00pm

Breaking Legs
"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the school dance team! Just as she's trying to fit in, the boyfriend of the team’s captain falls for her, catapulting Bloom into the spotlight against her soon-to-be arch nemesis. Bloom will have to fight to win her place on the team, even if she has to "break a leg!"

DIRECTOR: Mark Marchillo
PRODUCER: Micah Brandt
WRITER: Mark Marchillo
CAST: Chris Kattan, Lee Meriwether, Liv Southard, Sarah Rochelle
RUNTIME: 01:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

Scheduled to attend: Stars Lizz Carter, Aaron R. Landon, William Leon, Maria Pallas, Sarah Rochelle, and Young Artist Award Winner for Best Actress, Liv Southard, along with Writer/Director Mark Marchillo and Producer Micah Brandt.

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Breaking Legs

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | "Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:15pm

Prisoner X
As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these questions are linked to bigger, more important questions: Is the prisoner who he claims to be? And what is his real agenda? It's now a race against the clock as Carmen and the prisoner engage in a battle of wills to see whose version of the future will triumph.

DIRECTOR: Gaurav Seth
PRODUCER: Avi Federgreen, Robyn Bigue
WRITER: Gaurav Seth
CAST: Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzario, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Prisoner X

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a time-traveling terrorist who is responsible for the unfolding catastrophe. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor - a talented interrogator and former lover. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

9:30pm

Peelers

Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. The last night of official business has finally arrived and with that, an evening to remember. Having handed over ownership of the bar to a shrewd, old tycoon known as Chromagnum, Blue Jean is eager to move on to the next chapter of her life. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show up and with them a deadly contaminant. What starts out as a last hurrah for the infamous strip club turns into a blood bath as infected bar patrons become increasingly violent. With time running out, Blue Jean steps up to the plate to try and put a stop to the spread of destruction before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

DIRECTOR: Sevé Schelenz
PRODUCER: Sevé Schelenz, Lisa DeVita, Todd Giroux, Brendan Smith
WRITER: Lisa DeVita
CAST: Wren Walker,Caz Darko,Madison Loos,Cameron Dent,Al Dales,Momona Komagata,Kirsty Peters,Nikki Wallin,Victoria Gomez,Rafael Mateo ,David Torres ,Edwin Perez ,Andrea Rosolia ,Manny Jacinto ,Emma Docker ,Richard Olak,James Challis ,Jason Asuncion ,Mark Anthoney Ter-Horst ,Robert Scattergood,Katherine Blaylock
RUNTIME: 01:35:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Peelers

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Former baseball player Blue Jean Douglas is closing down her small-town strip club and leaving for good. The last night of official business has finally arrived and with that, an evening to remember. Having handed over ownership of the bar to a shrewd, old tycoon known as Chromagnum, Blue Jean is eager to move on to the next chapter of her life. But her plans are not so easily attained when a group of coal miners show... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 9:30pm - 11:05pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

10:00pm

The Perfect Husband

A married couple decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin, but the romantic journey takes a turn for the worst, when a sneaking suspicion becomes pure madness.

DIRECTOR: Lucas Pavetto
PRODUCER: Lucas Pavetto
WRITER: Lucas Pavetto, Massimo Vavassori
CAST: Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton, Daniel Vivian, Tania Bambaci
RUNTIME: 01:25:00
COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: English

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The Perfect Husband

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A married couple decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin, but the romantic journey takes a turn for the worst, when a sneaking suspicion becomes pure madness. | | DIRECTOR: Lucas Pavetto | PRODUCER: Lucas Pavetto | WRITER: Lucas Pavetto, Massimo Vavassori | CAST: Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton, Daniel Vivian, Tania Bambaci | RUNTIME: 01:25:00 | COUNTRY: Italy | LANGUAGE: English | | LIVE HORROR... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 10:00pm - 11:25pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Italy
 
Tuesday, April 12
 

11:00am

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Includes:

A VETERAN'S STORY -
"A Veteran's Story" is a documentary about World War II veterans' recollections of their war experiences. This touching, informative film was done in its entirety by students of G-Star School of the Arts High School. Students acted as producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, composers, etc.   
DIRECTOR: G-Star School of the Arts High School students
PRODUCER: Gregg Suskin
RUNTIME: 00:40:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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MARKERS -
Markers is a look at a one of a kind state sponsored program to help grieving families. It examines pain and loss, and how we process death of a close nature; as well as the ways we memorialize our fallen loved ones. Filled with first hand accounts and a safety message for all ages, Markers is a unique experience in story telling.
DIRECTOR: Richard Jackson
PRODUCER: Richard Jackson
WRITER: Richard Jackson
CAST: Jim Duemig, Jenilee Castillo, Lucille Satkowski, Dr. George Bonanno
RUNTIME: 00:26:46
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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MEET THE WYCLIFFE STIFFS -
The Wycliffe Stiffs are possibly the oldest and the funniest group of athletes in town. They are re-creating a special time from their past in Brooklyn by playing stickball – competitively. The Wycliffe Stiffs have the magic formula of how to stay young – laughing every day and staying active!
DIRECTOR:
Monica Kallas, SharpShooter Marketing
PRODUCER:
Krista Martinelli, AroundWellington.com, originally sponsored by Risë and Sean Siegrist of Re/Max and the Brooklyn Water Bagel Company
RUNTIME:
00:08:57
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English
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TEEN PRESS -

Today’s media is filled with stories of America’s struggling education system. There is a consistent narrative about what is being done wrong. This is a story of how one school is doing it right. The Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press is a quarterly elective program that has grown to be one of the most highly sought after classes at the school. Its purpose is much larger than teaching kids journalism -it teaches students communication skills, self confidence, teamwork, and most of all, opens their eyes to a much bigger world, based on informed, respectful and authentic relationships. “Teen Press” is a short documentary film about one semester of the Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press Program.
DIRECTOR: T.C. Johnstone
PRODUCER: T.C. Johnstone, Ryan Scheer, Pamela Tanner-Boll, Jon and Linda Halbert, John and Alexis Russell
WRITER: T.C. Johnstone
CAST: Teens: Taytm Levine, Ben Cartagena, Ella Kenly, Nicos Christou, Finnian Whelan, Alexis O’Leary, Sofia Dipadova, Jayden Franci, Teachers: John Seigel-Boettner, David Teton Landis, Kara Pertersen, Sue Carmody
RUNTIME: 00:31:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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THE SEND-OFF -
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.
DIRECTOR: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas
PRODUCERS: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas, Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams
CAST: Christopher Burgess, Tiana Crawford, Jamila Smith-Boyce, Ta'Questa Browning
RUNTIME: 00:12:34
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Includes: | | A VETERAN'S STORY - | "A Veteran's Story" is a documentary about World War II veterans' recollections of their war experiences. This touching, informative film was done in its entirety by students of G-Star School of the Arts High School. Students acted as producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, composers, etc.    | DIRECTOR: G-Star School of the Arts High School students... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 11:00am - 12:58pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:30am

COMING OF AGE SHORTS 2
Includes:

20x -
IN COMPETITION
20x is a true story. A live-action film of around eight minutes. A young man realizes he is in love with the beautiful Charlotte. They are like soulmates. They each love one another in their own way. The only thing holding him back is the first kiss, or at least so he thinks. A romantic journey of highs and lows, swaying between hope and desperation. A journey on which he learns that to truly love someone, you must first love yourself, and that hope dies last.
DIRECTOR: Timur Bartels
PRODUCER: Timur Bartels
WRITER: Timur Bartels
CAST: Timur Bartels, Ella-Maria Gollmer, Mark Dreesen
RUNTIME: 00:08:37
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German
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BLAST BEAT -
Blast Beat is a coming-of-age drama set in the year 2000 about Carly and Mateo. The brothers and their family are Colombian undocumented immigrants who have been living in the U.S. for only a year and are in the middle of a difficult and painful cultural transition. Nelly, The boys’ mother, is having an affair, and what’s worse is their role-model father, Ernesto, has been suddenly picked up by the Immigration Police and is getting deported. When the news of the deportation comes to light, Mateo tries to carry out a crazy plan that would reunite him with his father. Even though the brothers are ultimate rivals, Carly sets out to protect Mateo from his own madness and save the future of the family.
DIRECTOR: Esteban Arango
PRODUCER: Erick Castrillon, Ana Souza, Mario Rodriguez
WRITER: Esteban Arango, Erick Castrillon
CAST: Moises Arias, Mateo Arias, Bibiana Navas, Courtney Roberts
RUNTIME: 00:16:52
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
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I AM SAMI -
Living in a war zone, 10 year old Sami is forced to take decisions beyond his understanding; decisions that could deprive him of his childhood and change his life forever.
DIRECTOR: Kae Bahar
PRODUCER: Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Kae Bahar
WRITER: Kae Bahar
CAST: Nick Court, Bawar Landon
RUNTIME: 00:15:00
COUNTRY: UK, Iraq
LANGUAGE: English
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Macarrão -
On the brink of becoming a pre-teen, awkward and quirky Maccarão (Marcos) struggles to prove himself to the local group of tough kids who often tease him and of late have begun to beat him up. Marcos is used to the occasional rough housing but one day, after being beaten up and humiliated, he finds something out that inspires him to stand up to himself. With the help of a kind neighborhood storeowner, he tries to get strong enough to beat up his archenemy. Explored topics: Boyhood, bullying, imagination, play, inspiration, and transformation.
DIRECTOR: Iyabo Kwayana
PRODUCERS: Agneya Ferraz, Isabel Green, Ivan Rodrigues
WRITER: Iyabo Kwayana
RUNTIME: 00:19:19
COUNTRY: United States
LANGUAGE: Portuguese
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MOUTH SHUT -
Emma is 15. Emma has a strong personality, which she doesn’t know how to manage. Today she got herself in troubles again, but in the principal’s office there are two people that she is not expecting: Her parents.
DIRECTOR: Anna Farré Añó
PRODUCER: ESCAC FILMS (Film School University of Barcelona)
WRITER: Anna Farré Añó
CAST: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Amalia Sancho, Manel Dueso, Eduard Buch
RUNTIME: 00:09:33
COUNTRY: Spain
LANGUAGE: Spanish
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ROUBADO - IN COMPETITION
"Roubado" tells the story of Alain Castelo, an introverted Afro-Portuguese teen growing up in the south of France. As he suffers his parents' recent breakup, the only solace he can muster is his penchant for photography. When his mother's new live-in boyfriend crosses the line, his eyes are opened to the world and he can no longer hide behind the viewfinder of his vintage camera.
DIRECTOR: Erica A. Watson
PRODUCER: Tierney Young, Daniel Willis, Joshua Clark
WRITER: Erica A. Watson
CAST: Darrell Lake, Jean-Pierre Vertus, Mickaëlle Bizet, Tiffany Tenille
RUNTIME: 00:18:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: French, Portuguese
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THE RUN -
Martin is a teacher at a local high school. He thinks of himself as a good educator, but his own son begins to rebel against him. One day both drive to school together and get into a bad row over Bastian going on a camping vacation with his buddies. Soon after, Bastian's classmate Tom starts to shoot people in their school. Martin can stop the killing by volunteering to drive an escape car for Tom. During the escape, a harsh psychological duel begins between the teacher and the crazed student.
DIRECTOR: Stefan Najib
PRODUCERS: Elaine and Tommy Niessner
WRITER: Stefan Najib
CAST: Dominic Raacke, Dennis Mojen, Tim-Oliver Schultz
RUNTIME: 00:24:47
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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Includes: | | 20x - IN COMPETITION | 20x is a true story. A live-action film of around eight minutes. A young man realizes he is in love with the beautiful Charlotte. They are like soulmates. They each love one another in their own way. The only thing holding him back is the first kiss, or at least so he thinks. A romantic journey of highs and lows, swaying between hope and desperation. A journey on which he learns that to truly love... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 11:30am - 1:22pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

12:00pm

The Phoenix Incident
BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. Thursday, March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, becoming the longest unresolved missing persons case in Arizona history. Classified military documentation, pilot interviews and first-hand recovered video evidence exposes the military's engagement with extraterrestrial contact, and the collateral damage of four civilians. 17 years after the infamous Phoenix sightings, documentarian David Collins sets out to expose the cover-up behind the most visible UFO sighting in American history. Presenting never-before-seen recordings and material, the film presents incontrovertible evidence that the four men were victims of an extraterrestrial attack resulting from the US Air Force's direct engagement with unidentified craft over the Estrella Mountains. The combined footage, testimonials and the government's continued disinformation campaign are brought to light in this film that will leave you questioning everything you think you know about 'The Phoenix Incident'.

DIRECTOR: Keith Arem
PRODUCER: Keith Arem, Adam Lawson
WRITER: Keith Arem
CAST: Troy Baker, James L. Brewster, James C. Burns, Holgie Forrester, Karl Girolamo
RUNTIME: 1:24:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Phoenix Incident

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | BASED ON TRUE EVENTS. Thursday, March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, becoming the... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA
  • Country Canada

12:00pm

Falling
After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again.

DIRECTOR: Ali Askari
PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
WRITER: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer
CAST: Josh Helman, Jennifer Allcott, Yael Stone, Paul Sorvino
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Falling

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | After the death of his wife, Sarah, young widower Malcolm is reluctantly trying to put his life back together with the help of his plucky sister-in-law, Dee. When he meets Nya, a free spirited young woman, things seem to be looking up... until he starts seeing his dead wife everywhere, and she's not too happy about the fact that he's dating again. | | DIRECTOR: Ali Askari | PRODUCERS: Golan Ramraz, Adam Sherer... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:10pm

Telling Tales
The story of a minibus driver and a fairytale princesss nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood.

DIRECTOR: Burak Aksak
PRODUCER: Necati Akpinar
WRITER: Burak Aksak
CAST: Fatih Artman, Hande Doğandemir, Cengiz Bozkurt, Devrim Yakut, Erdal Tosun
RUNTIME:
1:41:00
COUNTRY: Turkey
LANGUAGE: Turkish

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Telling Tales

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | The story of a minibus driver and a fairytale princesss nestling under the wing of timeless friendship in an ordinary neighborhood. | | DIRECTOR: Burak Aksak | PRODUCER: Necati Akpinar | WRITER: Burak Aksak | CAST: Fatih Artman, Hande Doğandemir, Cengiz Bozkurt, Devrim Yakut, Erdal Tosun | RUNTIME: 1:41:00 | COUNTRY: Turkey | LANGUAGE: Turkish (with English subtitles)


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Turkey

1:30pm

Courier-X
A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb.

DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian
PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David
WRITER: Karl Wachsmann
CAST: Udo Kier, James C. Burns, Bron Boier, Gary Francis Hope, Lee Shepherd
RUNTIME: 2:17:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Courier-X

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A surreptitious smuggler (Bron Boier), working for a former member of the German Stasi (Udo Kier), gets solicited by the CIA for deleterious involvement with Flight TWA 800 and to cover-up the Nicaraguan blackmail attempt on the CIA, after the release of "Dark Alliance", by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gary Webb. | | DIRECTOR: Thomas Gulamerian | PRODUCERS: Thomas Gulamerian | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian David... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:47pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:45pm

Northern Limit Line

Based on a true story. In 2002, during the frenzy of the World Cup in South Korea, patrol battleship Chamsuri 357 prepares for its usual duties. When the southern nation is caught up in soccer fever, the North Korean Navy deploys several battleships of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, precipitating an unexpected and tragic conflict with Chamsuri 357.

DIRECTOR: Hak-Soon Kim
PRODUCER: Hak-soon Kim
WRITER: Hak-soon Kim
CAST: Mu-yeol Kim, Goo Jin, Hyun-woo Lee
RUNTIME: 2:10:00
COUNTRY: South Korea
LANGUAGE: Korean

Programmer's Note: Production took seven years. The end credits last 11 minutes and include the names of 7000 crowdfunders.

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Northern Limit Line

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Based on a true story. In 2002, during the frenzy of the World Cup in South Korea, patrol battleship Chamsuri 357 prepares for its usual duties. When the southern nation is caught up in soccer fever, the North Korean Navy deploys several battleships of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, precipitating an unexpected and tragic conflict with Chamsuri 357. | | DIRECTOR: Hak-Soon Kim | PRODUCER: Hak-soon Kim... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles South Korea

2:00pm

The Closer
A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York.

DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko
PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn
WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes
CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Closer

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A tale of friendship and greed between 3 friends set against the backdrop of the biggest boom and bust of the subprime real estate market in Brooklyn, New York. | | DIRECTOR: Eli Hershko | PRODUCERS: Eli Hershko, Eytan Millstone, Isaac Broyn | WRITERS: Eli Hershko, Isaac Broyn, Victor Barnes | CAST: Patrick Duke Conboy, Robert Berlin, Danielle Leaf, Jessica Park, Christopher Kloko | RUNTIME: 01:32:00 | COUNTRY: USA... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:32pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

2:05pm

Autumn Fall
Autumn Fall is a love song to Oslo. A dark comedy/drama with deep undertones and twists. Strong minded Ingvild works at the National Theatre. She finds herself caught between Jeppe, an elder statesman of the stage and Hans, an up-and–coming actor. Ingvild has aspirations to write drama instead of just raising the curtain for others. Hellraiser Jeppe has a lifetime of experience to share with her but he is an expert at creating awkward social situations. Hans is thoughtful and kind, but too soft for the independent Ingvild. Jeppe’s best friend Jørn does his best to navigate the moral wilderness they find themselves in and Ingvild’s flatmate Siri tries to comfort her on her reckless voyage. Ingvild has the emotional ride of her life.

DIRECTOR: Jan Vardoen
PRODUCER: Jan Vardøen
WRITER: Jan Vardøen
CAST: Ingeborg Sundrehagen Raustøl, Heleg Jordan, Hege Schøyen, Bjørn Sundqvist, Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen
RUNTIME: 1:36:00
COUNTRY: Norway
LANGUAGE: Norwegian

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Autumn Fall

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Autumn Fall is a love song to Oslo. A dark comedy/drama with deep undertones and twists. Strong minded Ingvild works at the National Theatre. She finds herself caught between Jeppe, an elder statesman of the stage and Hans, an up-and–coming actor. Ingvild has aspirations to write drama instead of just raising the curtain for others. Hellraiser Jeppe has a lifetime of experience to share with her but he is an... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 2:05pm - 3:41pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Norway

2:05pm

Other Madnesses
OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams.

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr
PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick
WRITER: Jeremy Carr
CAST: James Moles, Natia Dune, Ilya Slovesnik, Sheilah Smiley, William Farrow
RUNTIME: 01:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

"This '70s-era-inspired psychological thriller feels like a fever dream." - The Hollywood Reporter

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Other Madnesses

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | OTHER MADNESSES was shot with support from The IFP. It premiered at First Time Fest in New York City where it was presented the award for "Outstanding Achievement in Acting." Logline: A reclusive tour guide becomes an unlikely vigilante when the dark underbelly of New York City is revealed through his dreams. | | DIRECTOR: Jeremy Carr | PRODUCER: Jeremy Carr, Dawn Fidrick | WRITER: Jeremy Carr | CAST: James Moles... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:00pm

Saving Jamaica Bay
Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community – led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years – fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes interviews with the community activists who led the fight, and state and city officials. The film also symbolizes efforts to preserve nature, combat climate change and restore urban national parks.

DIRECTOR: David Sigal
PRODUCER: Daniel Hendrick
CO-PRODUCERS: Trevor Laurence, Brian Stuss, Michael Tive
WRITER: Daniel Hendrick
CAST: Susan Sarandon, Narrator
RUNTIME: 1:16:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Saving Jamaica Bay

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community – led by a family with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years – fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film includes... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:16pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:00pm

Leaves of the Tree
A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal.

DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic
PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla Montemayor, Kresh Novakovic
WRITER: David Healey
CAST: Eric Roberts, Kresh Novakovic, Sean Young, Marisa Brown, Armand Assante
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Italian, English

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Leaves of the Tree

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A mythical tree shrouded in religious lore leads Patrick (a once powerful patent lawyer for a pharmaceutical firm sidelined by a life threatening disease) on a journey to discover the secret of the tree's medicinal leaves. 'The Tree' intersects faith, doubt and belief for all those that come into contact with its unique ability to heal. | | DIRECTOR: Ante Novakovic | PRODUCERS: Donna McKenna, Joanna Lu, Perla... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:36pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:10pm

Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
Terrorism is one of biggest problems facing humanity today, but the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 have lived with it for decades. Bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the New York-bound 747 jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, the Flight 103 families faced one traumatic injustice after another. From the early days when an unprepared U.S. government left the relatives to fend for themselves against a greedy, once-iconic airline, to the modern era, when the only man convicted of the crime was set free in a backdoor oil deal with Libya, the families refused to go down without a fight, harnessing the power of the media in their war for truth and justice. SINCE: THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103 is a feature documentary that tells the story of some of these first victims of terrorism, who proved that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary feats in the wake of politically fueled mass murder.

DIRECTOR: Phil Furey
PRODUCER: Phil Furey, Spencer Averick
WRITER: Phil Furey
CAST:
RUNTIME: 01:24:00
COUNTRY: USA, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Terrorism is one of biggest problems facing humanity today, but the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 have lived with it for decades. Bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the New York-bound 747 jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, the Flight 103 families faced one traumatic injustice after another. From the early days when an unprepared U.S... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:10pm - 5:34pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

4:15pm

Singapore Sling
Alexandra has finally agreed, after all these years, to take a road trip inner state in order to meet her fiance's family. But there is one condition: first they must pay a visit to her long lost friend - and once upon a time lover - Caio, and his soon-to-be wife. Initial suspicions melt as Singapore Sling pours on, breaking not only the ice but the two couples? guards. Soon the past lovers and their future spouses are at such ease that nothing is off limits: past deeds, dark secrets, current anxieties are all exposed, leaving only one question worth asking: can they come back from this trip down memory lane with their futures intact?

DIRECTOR: Marcus Sigrist
PRODUCER: Neto DePaula Pimenta     
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Marcus Sigrist
CO-PRODUCERS: Juliana Mesquita, Jackson Oliveira
WRITER: Neto DePaula Pimenta
CAST: Cinthya Hussey, Samuel de Assis, Angelica di Paula, Neto DePaula Pimenta
RUNTIME: 01:13:00
COUNTRY: Brazil, USA
LANGUAGE: Portuguese

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Singapore Sling

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Alexandra has finally agreed, after all these years, to take a road trip inner state in order to meet her fiance's family. But there is one condition: first they must pay a visit to her long lost friend - and once upon a time lover - Caio, and his soon-to-be wife. Initial suspicions melt as Singapore Sling pours on, breaking not only the ice but the two couples? guards. Soon the past lovers and their future spouses... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA, Brazil

4:20pm

Haze
A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong.

DIRECTOR: David Burkman
PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman
WRITER: David Burkman
CAST: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers, Sophia Medley
RUNTIME: 01:46:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Haze

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is dampened when a pledge is killed in a brutal hazing incident. Ripped from today's headlines, HAZE presents a realistic account of fraternity hazing, exploring the essential nature of friendship and family, and the sadistic lengths to which young men and women will go to belong. | | DIRECTOR: David Burkman | PRODUCER: Jayme Aronberg, David Burkman... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:55pm

Father Joseph
Father Joseph Philippe has survived political coups, the assassination of close friends, and the earthquake of 2010, yet he found a way to lift tens of thousands of people out of the direst poverty. He built - and then rebuilt - the largest micro-finance bank in Haiti, a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, a radio station, and the first rural college in Haiti. It is an extraordinary life of faith and action. Willem Dafoe said: “This inspiring film challenges my sense of my place in the world and what my responsibility is to others.” Reza Aslan said: “Funny, warm, and invigorating, FATHER JOSEPH is one of the most inspiring, life-affirming documentaries I have ever seen.”

DIRECTOR: Jeff Kaufman
PRODUCERS: Marcia S. Ross and Jeff Kaufman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Buddy Steves, Damian Blackburn, Leslie Buckley
WRITER: Jeff Kaufman
CAST: Father Joseph Philippe, Anne Hastings, Father William Smarth, Occine "Cine" Chery, Leigh Carter
RUNTIME: 1:12:00
COUNTRIES: USA, Haiti
LANGUAGES: Creole, English, French

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Father Joseph

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Father Joseph Philippe has survived political coups, the assassination of close friends, and the earthquake of 2010, yet he found a way to lift tens of thousands of people out of the direst poverty. He built - and then rebuilt - the largest micro-finance bank in Haiti, a 700-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program, a health clinic, a radio station, and the first... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 5:55pm - 7:07pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA, Haiti

6:00pm

Neptune
Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end, Hannah instead becomes ever more obsessed with the boy's disappearance. When haunting dreams and visions begin to occupy Hannah's subconscious she is moved to pacify them. She vies to work as a bait boy on Herb Quinn's lobster boat, a position previously held by Herb's son, the missing boy. Lobstering opens a new door to Hannah; her limited upbringing becomes affected by something broader and more elemental. Before long, Hannah's intense work schedule, coupled with her fixation, takes its toll and her intellect gives way to a certain mania. Her dictated, narrow stream of experience is drawn toward the endless expanse of the sea, and she is wrenched from her sheltered life, changing the way she views the world. She lashes out at those around her, severing ties and eventually breaking free from the island to find autonomy. Neptune is a screen-story about a young girl's search for an omnivorous spiritual path and her discovery of what it feels like to be alive.

DIRECTOR: Derek Kimball
PRODUCERS: Allen Baldwin, Matthew Konkel, Derek Kimball, Erin Maddox
WRITERS: Derek Kimball, Matthew Konkel
CAST: Jane Ackermann, Tony Reilly, William McDonough III, Christine Louise Marshall, Dylan Chestnutt
RUNTIME: 1:41:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Neptune

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Neptune is a tale set on a small isle off the coast of Maine. 14-year-old Hannah Newcombe is an orphan who has been raised by the church under the scrutiny and overbearing influence of its resident cleric, the insular Jerry Cook. At the film's open, a boy Hannah's age goes missing. He is presumed drowned and swallowed by the sea. Initially striving to attend a prestigious pious school on the mainland at summer's end... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00pm - 7:41pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:10pm

Jack's Apocalypse
After losing his family Jack Coleman settles into addiction and his life quickly spirals out of control. When Jack's brother, a Major in the Army, appears unexpectedly tasking Jack with keeping his wife and daughter alive during the impending apocalypse, Jack's forced to reckon with his addiction. Jack's Apocalypse is a journey into the mind and soul of a man who's lost everything as he struggles to stay alive.

DIRECTOR: Will James Moore
PRODUCER: John Michael Mesealls
WRITER: Jonathan Ray Case, Will James Moore, Bradley Montesi
CAST: Dave Maldonado, Jamie Tisdale, TiShuan Scott, Nick Stevenson, Grover Coulson
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Jack's Apocalypse

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | After losing his family Jack Coleman settles into addiction and his life quickly spirals out of control. When Jack's brother, a Major in the Army, appears unexpectedly tasking Jack with keeping his wife and daughter alive during the impending apocalypse, Jack's forced to reckon with his addiction. Jack's Apocalypse is a journey into the mind and soul of a man who's lost everything as he struggles to stay... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:10pm - 7:30pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:10pm

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Joe Berlinger’s twelfth feature documentary, captures internationally renowned life and business strategist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins, in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny,' attended by over 2,500 people, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions. Granted unprecedented access, this film is an emotional tour de force, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself.

DIRECTOR: Joe Berlinger
PRODUCER: Joe Berlinger, Kevin Huffman, Lisa Gray
WRITER:
CAST:
RUNTIME: 02:01:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Joe Berlinger’s twelfth feature documentary, captures internationally renowned life and business strategist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins, in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny,' attended by over 2,500 people, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:35pm

Dirty, Yellow, Darkness
Well-educated Vishwa has a successful career in advertising and a beautiful wife, Samadi. But he suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Vishwa fears his own urine—and that it’s contaminating everything around him. Unable to endure his eccentric and strange behavior, Samadi leaves him and moves in with her parents who strongly encourage her separation from Vishwa. Vishwa loses his job and descends into a life of prescription drug abuse. He reluctantly admits himself to a public mental hospital, knowing there will be heavy social consequences in a culture that greatly stigmatizes mental illness. Vishwa realizes he must take control of his illness or forever lose the woman he loves and must make the most difficult decision of his life.

DIRECTORS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Vindana Ariyawansa
PRODUCERS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Prem Dissanayake, Athula Mahawalege, Sujeewa Wijesinghe
WRITERS: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Vindana Ariyawansa
CAST: Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka
RUNTIME: 1:36:00
COUNTRY: Sri Lanka
LANGUAGE: Sinhalese

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Dirty, Yellow, Darkness

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Well-educated Vishwa has a successful career in advertising and a beautiful wife, Samadi. But he suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Vishwa fears his own urine—and that it’s contaminating everything around him. Unable to endure his eccentric and strange behavior, Samadi leaves him and moves in with her parents who strongly encourage her separation from Vishwa. Vishwa loses his job and... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Sri Lanka

7:45pm

The Wedding Invitation
The Wedding Invitation is the story of three best friends and their plight to find dates to the wedding of a lifetime. They have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into plus-ones. Their mission, splattered with drunken-dry-heaving, walk-of-shame moments will require them to break all of the dating rules to make it happen. Why this week? This is the week that they stop waiting for men to choose them. This is the week they take back their control. This week... they make their own fate! It's awkward and embarrassing and cringe-worthy and slightly raunchy, but with a dose of courage, the support of their girlfriends, and a few shots of tequila… anything's possible.

DIRECTOR: Rainy Kerwin
PRODUCERS: Rainy Kerwin, Narmar Hanna, Sage Scroope
WRITER: Rainy Kerwin
CAST: Rainy Kerwin, Camille Guaty, Christina Ulloa, Eoin Macken, Nick George
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

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The Wedding Invitation

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | The Wedding Invitation is the story of three best friends and their plight to find dates to the wedding of a lifetime. They have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into plus-ones. Their mission, splattered with drunken-dry-heaving, walk-of-shame moments will require them to break all of the dating rules to make it happen. Why this week? This is the week that they stop waiting for men to choose... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 7:45pm - 9:15pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:00pm

MUSIC VIDEOS, BURGERS & BEER
Music & Merriment! -- Join us for an evening of exhilarating videos and live music. Plus get 10% off your entire bill.

What makes B&B Joint far different from the influx of burger concepts on the market is that they offer a gourmet full-service concept in an energetic, fun atmosphere with a full bar including over 75 beers. Burger and Beer Joint is known for its rock and roll vibe and is a destination favorite to both locals and tourists.

Includes:

Legendaer / Populaer - ASD (Afrob & Samy Deluxe)   
Music video for ASDs first album release after 13 years 'Legendär/Populär' produced by Mookwe, directed by David Aufdembrinke. Paying homage to timeless hip-hop video classics, this video mixes various film techniques to create a visual experience between classic and never seen before elements.
DIRECTOR: David Aufdembrinke
PRODUCERS: Malte Ollroge, Oliver Krupp
RUNTIME: 00:04:15
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German (with English subtitles)
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Beatin- Anna Kova   
A young woman dreams of idyll but her fantasy quickly turns into a nightmare.
DIRECTOR: Quentin Perez
PRODUCER: Amaury Pascaud
WRITERS: Antoine Moizan, Quentin Perez
CAST: Anna Kova
RUNTIME: 00:02:40
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French (with English subtitles)
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Empty Threat - CHVRCHES     
How strange and refreshing to watch something about being a teenager that doesn't revolve around conflict. In Chvrches's video about a group of young goths' trip to a South Florida water park, director Austin Peters doesn't dwell on opposition. (If it happens at all, it's from a few side-eyes on the edges of the frame.) Instead Peters focuses on feelings of kinship, with a humanistic approach that's never cloying. Starring 16-year-old high school student and photographer Riley Buttery (who got a reprieve from being grounded during filming) and several other locals, "Empty Threat" isn't about being out of step, it's about finding your footing.
DIRECTOR: Austin Peters
PRODUCER: All:Expanded
WRITER: Austin Peters
CAST: Riley Buttery
RUNTIME: 00:04:34
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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Cows - The Seldom Herd   

A simple and stylish animation by Sandra Boynton. The song 'Cows' - an all-out Broadway number performed by sincere yet overambitious bovines - was written by Boynton with Michael Ford, and is the bestselling track on the wildly popular platinum-selling Boynton/Ford album Philadelphia Chickens. The song is performed by The Seldom Herd (an enthusiastic fictitious group.)
DIRECTOR: Sandra Boynton
PRODUCER: Boynton Movies
WRITERS: Sandra Boynton, Michael Ford
CAST: The Seldom Herd
RUNTIME: 00:03:19
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English, Bovine
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Czardashian Rhapsody - Lara St. John
DIRECTOR: Lara St. John
PRODUCER: Lara St. John
PERFORMERS: Lara St. John, violinist; Matt Herskowitz, pianist; Mia Vasquez, Little Gypsy Girl; Bob Blue, 1949 Chevy (he may be a truck, but he is famous)
RUNTIME: 00:06:45
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE   
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Familiar - Dru Cutler
What if you stumbled across a door that that unlocked your memories and allowed you to experience them again? Would you step through it? Familiar captures the polarizing effects of nostalgia by being both a warm embrace and a cold slap to the face. Dru Cutler’s performance is relatable and authentic. As a songwriter, he taps into a longing that we all experience to revisit our past.
DIRECTOR:
Jaclyn Gramigna
PRODUCERS:
Jaclyn Gramigna, Dru Cutler
WRITER: Jaclyn Gramigna
CAST: Dru Cutler, Friends, family and lovers from actual home movies
RUNTIME:
00:04:21
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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Fearing Love - Serge Devant   

In Serge Devant's "Fearing Love" Music Video, Love becomes too painful to bear. She undergoes a risky procedure to erase him from her memory - while he tries to stop his world from collapsing.
DIRECTOR: Tobias Deml
PRODUCER: Hiroki Kamada, Jessa Zarubica
WRITER: Jessa Zarubica, Serge Devant
CAST: Christine Donlon, Eric Michael Cole, Tomas Boykin, Anzu Lawson
RUNTIME: 00:04:37
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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Kitty Cat Comes To Town - Barry Preston & Ella Csircsu   
A town populated by cats and dogs comes alive in anticipation of the arrival of a Diva Kitty Cat. From her appearance in a fanciful coach pulled by bounding dogs, to her parade down Main Street, to her captivating live stage performances Kitty shows off her ultra feline flair.
DIRECTOR: Carla Young
PRODUCER: Carla Young, Dana Rose
WRITER: Carla Young, Dana Rose
CAST: Feline 1 - Genghis, Feline 2 - Oksana
RUNTIME: 00:02:32
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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Perfect Piggies - Hog Cappella   

In Sandra Boynton's first-ever 3D animation, five harmonizing pigs sing a lively 'a cappella' swing song about their own perfect selves. The beloved song is from the first Boynton/Ford album, Rhinoceros Tap (certified Gold by the RIAA.)
DIRECTOR: Sandra Boynton
PRODUCER: Sandra Boynton
WRITER: Sandra Boynton, Michael Ford
CAST: Hog Cappella
RUNTIME: 00:03:24
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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Revolution   
A narrative music video about a woman born into a reincarnated love triangle must stop the cycle of violence between her two soulmates.
DIRECTOR: Bryce Morgan
PRODUCER: Katrina Kudlick
WRITER: Ilan Benjamin
CAST: Aja Warren, Justin Berti, Jesse Sherman
RUNTIME: 00:08:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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Ride With You - Soren Bryce   
A music video for Soren Bryce's single, 'Ride With You', where the artist sleep-drives through a dream world of bizarre characters, all the while chauffeuring an unwilling passenger strapped to the roof of her jeep.
DIRECTOR: Devereux Milburn
PRODUCERS: Devereux Milburn/BlindSpot Studios, LLC, Razor & Tie Direct, LLC
WRITER: Devereux Milburn
CAST: Soren Bryce, Teddy Limpert, Elazar Hoch, Matt Lawrence, Anne Hartkemeyer
RUNTIME: 00:05:01
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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The Way Back - Suzy and the Lifeguard    
A lovelorn traveler from a distant star finds herself stranded in an endless paradise. With her robot companion at her side, she must do whatever it takes to find her way back home.
DIRECTOR:
Corey C. Waters
PRODUCERS:
Suzy Skarulis, Heather Christiansen
WRITERS:
Gregory Hiscock, Charlie Orlando
CAST:
Suzy Skarulis, Gregory Hiscock, Heather Christiansen
RUNTIME:
00:03:42
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English
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Where We Begin   

Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life. She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, and those that others place onto us. Where We Begin is a story of courage, perseverance and the strength to endure all other obstacles.
DIRECTOR: Mitsuyo Miyazaki
PRODUCERS: Peter Maestrey, Mitsuyo Miyazaki, Yvonne Jimenez, Jacob Halajian
WRITER: Mitsuyo Miyazaki
CAST: Iris Karina, Arielle Elonys, Derrick Butler
RUNTIME: 00:19:58
COUNTRY: Japan, USA
LANGUAGE: English

 

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APR 12 - MUSIC VIDEOS, BURGERS & BEER

TUESDAY, APRIL 12th | 8:00 PM | B&B BURGER & BEER JOINT | 550 S ROSEMARY AVE, #158 (inside CityPlace)  | | Music & Merriment! -- Join us for an evening of exhilarating videos and live music. Plus get 10% off your entire bill. What makes B&B Joint far different from the influx of burger concepts on the market is that they offer a gourmet full-service concept in an energetic, fun atmosphere with a full bar including... Read More →


8:00pm

Interior
When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as footage begins turning up on his equipment that he did not record. Isolated and alone with a dark force identified as Emily, Sam and his cameras are taken on a digital journey through the unknown and beyond.

DIRECTOR: Zachary Beckler
PRODUCERS: Zachary Beckler, Susan Williams
WRITER: Zachary Beckler
CAST: Christopher Carullo, Piper Patterson, Shannon Michael Wamser, Autumn Rae Shannon
RUNTIME: 01:23:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Interior

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | When a mysterious letter is found hidden inside a family’s new home, Sam, a struggling filmmaker, is hired to capture evidence of the supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What starts out as a simple paranormal investigation leads to one long, terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as footage begins turning up on his equipment that he did not record. Isolated and alone... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 8:00pm - 9:23pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:15pm

LATE NIGHT SHORTS 2
Includes:

CARNAL ORIENT -
DIRECTOR: Mila Zuo
PRODUCER: Camille Mana
WRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela Seo
CAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg
RUNTIME: 00:08:35
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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CHERRY CAKE - IN COMPETITION
Starring Olivier-award winning actor Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Stars in Their Eyes, You Bet!) and West End veteran Eve Pearce (Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy, Les liaisons dangereuses), Cherry Cake is a quintessentially English short film. Set in the heart of rural England this wry film takes a peek over the garden gate of a picture perfect country cottage into a brief moment in the life of angelic 86-year old Ingrid. Whatever your reaction to this surprising and quirky film, you will never look at your grandmother in the same light again.
DIRECTOR: Jaine Green
PRODUCERS: Colin Gerrard, Jaine Green, Ramsey McBean
WRITER: Jaine Green
CAST: Eve Pearce, Matthew Kelly
RUNTIME: 00:14:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
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CITY BUS -
It's Helen’s 30th birthday. Her regular bus doesn’t arrive. The special bus that picks her up instead takes her back to her youth, to the time she betrayed the boy she loved.
Before the end of this otherworldly ride, Helen must face her regret and choose the way forward.
DIRECTOR: Lauren Hoekstra
PRODUCERS: James Franco, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Gerren Crochet
WRITER: Teresa Sullivan
CAST: Ahna O’Reilly (Fruitvale Station, The Help, Jobs), Adam Harrington
RUNTIME: 00:12:49
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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IRREVERSIBLE -
Collateral damage is an innocent life extinguished. This is the everyday reality of many people around the world who are stuck in the middle of a war zone. This film tries to capture the very essence of that pain and the horror.
DIRECTORS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
PRODUCERS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
WRITERS: Negar Behbahani, Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
RUNTIME: 00:00:47
COUNTRY: Iran, USA
LANGUAGE: English
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MIZBRUK -
On a cold autumn night, a sordid creature visits Julie. Shaken, the young girl finds refuge in the arms of her older brother Felix. Consumed by fear, Julie asks Felix to lend her a hand to get rid of this disturbing visitor. The next night, Felix adopts the appearance of his sister to get rid of the creature.
DIRECTOR: Daniel Duranleau
PRODUCER: Sandrine Berger
WRITER: Daniel Duranleau
CAST: André Kasper, Estelle Fournier, Jean-Daniel Roy, Catherine Renaud, Jean-Robert Quirion
RUNTIME: 00:16:19
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French
U.S. PREMIERE
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NAKED UNDER THE LEATHER -
She protects her flesh but the leather is peeling off.
DIRECTOR:
Lucas Sá
PRODUCERS:
Tatiana Sato, Danielle Menezes, Railane Moreira Mourão
WRITER:
Lucas Sa
CAST:
Gilda Nomacce, Miriã Possani
RUNTIME:
00:20:00
COUNTRY:
Brazil
LANGUAGE:
Portuguese
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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PAINTED LADY -
New Orleans, 1902. Disgraced aristocrat Louisa Lebrun and her lover meet in secret on a humid August afternoon. When a sarcastic remark shifts the tone of the intimate scene from tender to combative, what follows is sex and conversation, intellectual power struggle and erotic stimulation, conflict and catharsis as Louisa arrives at clarity and empowerment despite her fall from grace.
DIRECTORS: Zac Manuel, Jane Geisler
PRODUCERS: Milo Daemgen, Chris Haney
WRITER: Jane Geisler
CAST: Dave Davis, Megan Few
RUNTIME: 00:08:20
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
Programmer's Note: For Mature Audiences

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LATE NIGHT SHORTS 2

Includes: | | CARNAL ORIENT - | DIRECTOR: Mila Zuo | PRODUCER: Camille Mana | WRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela Seo | CAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg | RUNTIME: 00:08:35 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English | ---------------------------------------------------- | CHERRY CAKE - IN COMPETITION | Starring Olivier-award winning actor Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men, Stars in Their Eyes, You Bet!) and... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 8:15pm - 9:32pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

8:40pm

catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

DIRECTOR: Josh Folan
PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan
WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue
CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

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catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for? | | DIRECTOR: Josh Folan | PRODUCER: Seanie Sugrue, Josh Folan | WRITER: Josh Folan, Seanie Sugrue | CAST: Jayce Bartok, Brock Harris, Donall Ó Héalai, Michael Rabe, Al Thompson, Charmane Star, Phil Burke | RUNTIME: 01:33:00 | COUNTRY: USA... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

9:10pm

Second Chance

After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona
PRODUCER: Dustin Williams
WRITER: Danny Zyskind
CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino
RUNTIME: 01:26:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Second Chance

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | After a home invasion goes terribly wrong, Oscar tries to help the girl whose life he helped to ruin. | | DIRECTOR: Carlos Cardona | PRODUCER: Dustin Williams | WRITER: Danny Zyskind | CAST: Gregg Prosser, Lacy Marie Meyer, Theodore Copeland, Sal Rendino | RUNTIME: 01:26:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

10:00pm

Maskoun
Prepare for a film like no other. Nothing as scary, as provoking or powerful. Based on true stories from all over the Middle East, Maskoun is a horror film the likes of which you've never seen before, with twists and to keep you on the edge of your seat. This suspenseful feature film merges real footage of actual paranormal sightings, newsreels, and interviews with actual celebrities. Two young directors come back from the US to shoot a documentary film about paranormal activity in Lebanon. After several small sightings the visions become stronger and the mystery turns into a hellish nightmare. Directed as a cross between documentary and fiction, with inserts from news and interviews, the film is a violent suspenseful thriller and the first of its kind.

DIRECTOR: Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
PRODUCER: Reine Semaan, Laure Chamoun
WRITER: Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
CAST: Leila Ben Khalifa, Wissam Hanna, Krystle Houiess, Sharif Abdunnur
RUNTIME: 01:31:00
COUNTRY: UAE
LANGUAGE: English

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Maskoun

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Prepare for a film like no other. Nothing as scary, as provoking or powerful. Based on true stories from all over the Middle East, Maskoun is a horror film the likes of which you've never seen before, with twists and to keep you on the edge of your seat. This suspenseful feature film merges real footage of actual paranormal sightings, newsreels, and interviews with actual celebrities. Two young directors come back... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 10:00pm - 11:31pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles UAE
 
Wednesday, April 13
 

9:30am

ADDicted
Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins to question whose life he’s really living and at what costs.

Starring Oscar-nominated Kathleen Quinlan and Emmy Award-winning Gil Bellows, ADDicted is a commentary on an over-medicated society, our obsession with perfection and what we’re willing to do to ourselves, as well as to others, in order to achieve it.

DIRECTOR: Dan Jenski
PRODUCERS: Tom Bryan, Dan Jenski, Aaron Bickes, Jess Moffett
WRITER: Dan Jenski
CAST: Kathleen Quinlan, Gil Bellows, Lauren Sweetser and Luke Guldan, with Thom Christopher
RUNTIME: 1:45:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

WORLD PREMIERE

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ADDicted

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Classes. Football. LSATs and a crazy ex-girlfriend. Like most college kids, Drew Dawson leads a hectic life. After getting suspended from football for academic violations, his world spirals. Already taking Adderall for ADD, his dependency dangerously heightens as he looks for any answer to please his politico mother and to get reinstated on the team. However, after befriending the teacher who failed him, Drew begins... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:45am

Despite the Falling Snow
Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later.

DIRECTOR: Shamim Sarif
PRODUCER: Hanan Kattan
WRITER: Shamim Sarif
CAST: Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Antje Traue, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head, Trudie Styler, Thure Lindhart
RUNTIME: 01:53:00
COUNTRY: Canada, United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Despite the Falling Snow

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | Communist Katya secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. When Alexander unwittingly closes the net around his own wife, Katya decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect him - a sacrifice that Alexander only uncovers thirty years later... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:45am - 1:38pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406

12:00pm

When Elephants Were Young
William Shatner narrates this intimate story of a young man and a young elephant living in Thailand. Wok and his elephant Nong Mai share a life of struggle and street begging in gritty Bangkok. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship, where wild elephants live among humans. One day the opportunity comes to release Nong Mai to the forest. Can an elephant who has only known a life of captivity survive in the wild? While the lens never strays from its focus of protecting the endangered Asian elephant from exploitation and extinction, this provocative and bittersweet film is a surprising view into the paradoxes of elephants in captivity - and the opportunity for Nong Mai’s survival may be a happy ending that offers hope for all.

DIRECTOR: Patricia Sims
PRODUCER: Patricia Sims
WRITERS: Patricia Sims, Michael Clark
NARRATOR: William Shatner
RUNTIME: 1:26:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Thai, English

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When Elephants Were Young

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | William Shatner narrates this intimate story of a young man and a young elephant living in Thailand. Wok and his elephant Nong Mai share a life of struggle and street begging in gritty Bangkok. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship, where wild elephants live among humans. One day the opportunity comes to release Nong Mai to the forest. Can an elephant who has only known a life of... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

12:00pm

Pawo
After the death of his father, Dorjee, a young Tibetan, comes to the point where he realizes what it means to be a Tibetan in his own country which is called China. Inside Tibet and 1000 miles away in exile, a last cry for freedom begins. "Freedom is the basis of happiness for all living beings."

DIRECTORS: Marvin Litwak, Sonam Tseten
PRODUCERS: Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak
WRITER: Marvin Litwak
CAST: Shavo Dorjee, Rinchen Palzom, Tenzin Jamyang, Tenzin Gyaltsen
RUNTIME: 1:57:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: Tibetan

WORLD PREMIERE

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Pawo

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | After the death of his father, Dorjee, a young Tibetan, comes to the point where he realizes what it means to be a Tibetan in his own country which is called China. Inside Tibet and 1000 miles away in exile, a last cry for freedom begins. "Freedom is the basis of happiness for all living beings." | | DIRECTORS: Marvin Litwak, Sonam Tseten | PRODUCERS: Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak | WRITER: Marvin... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:57pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Germany

12:10pm

Dooder & the Lighthouse

Dooder Parker is 86 and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life.


DIRECTOR: Lisa Long, Clayton Long
PRODUCER:
WRITER:
CAST:
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Dooder & the Lighthouse

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Dooder Parker is 86 and full of life. When the historic lighthouse in his hometown becomes doomed to fall into the Gulf, his recounting of local history evolves into a reflection on his love for his wife. Stories intertwine to paint a portrait of a vanishing way of life. | | | DIRECTOR: Lisa Long, Clayton Long | PRODUCER: | WRITER: | CAST: | RUNTIME: 01:20:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


Wednesday April 13, 2016 12:10pm - 1:30pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:15pm

The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero
At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war, Alex joyfully returned home only to be greeted by racism, bigotry and segregation.

DIRECTOR: Mike Rott
PRODUCER: Mike Rott, Sheldon Rott
WRITER: Mike Rott
CAST: Lt Col. Alexander Jefferson
RUNTIME: 01:10:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:50pm

Toto
Antonio “Toto” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines. His mother has cancer. His late father drank and gambled away everything, leaving them penniless. Toto works at a hotel in Manila and wants to get to the U.S. to support his family. He makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t realize is that, in a way, he’s already made it to America, for the hotel is America. TOTO is all about the power of the dream. Some call it the American Dream, but for those beyond the U.S. it’s simply “the dream”. After all, there’s a TOTO that resides in all of us.

DIRECTOR: John Paul Su
PRODUCERS: John Paul Su, Rey Cuerdo, Donald Martin
WRITERS: Screenplay by Donald Martin and John Paul Su, Story by Donald Martin & Francisco Castelo and Senedy Que
CAST: Sid Lucero, Thou Reyes, Blake Boyd, Mara Lopez, Liza Dino
RUNTIME: 1:55:00
COUNTRY: Philippines
LANGUAGE: Filipino

WORLD PREMIERE

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Toto

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Antonio “Toto” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines. His mother has cancer. His late father drank and gambled away everything, leaving them penniless. Toto works at a hotel in Manila and wants to get to the U.S. to support his family. He makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Philippines

2:00pm

She Walks
Lin Aiyu is a Chinese prostitute on the streets of Belleville in Paris. She lives with Cherry, her teenage daughter, in the apartment of Kieffer, a bedridden septuagenarian in her care, in exchange for accommodation. She carefully hides her business to her daughter. Their life is changed when, one night, a stranger brutally enters their home. Daniel, wounded, is hiding from men to whom he owes money. Lin Aiyu hides him without the knowledge of the old owner. Sometimes abductor, now prisoner, Daniel is a threat at first, but then Aiyu makes ​​him an offer. A struggle takes place between them when power and desire mingle.

DIRECTOR: Naël Marandin
PRODUCERS: Marie Genin, Isaac Sharry
WRITERS: Naël Marandin, Marion Doussot
CAST: Qui Lan, Yannick Choirat, Louise Chen, Philippe Laudenbach
RUNTIME: 01:20:00
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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She Walks

WORLD CINEMA NARRATIVES | | Lin Aiyu is a Chinese prostitute on the streets of Belleville in Paris. She lives with Cherry, her teenage daughter, in the apartment of Kieffer, a bedridden septuagenarian in her care, in exchange for accommodation. She carefully hides her business to her daughter. Their life is changed when, one night, a stranger brutally enters their home. Daniel, wounded, is hiding from men to whom he owes money. Lin... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles France

2:10pm

ProjectMAD Documentary
One woman’s journey from Spain to the United States lends a cathartic exploration in family, home and identity. Dr. Maria Miller’s voice speaks for the 300,000 children who strive to turn poison to medicine through determination. We travel back with Maria through trials faced with a chronic disease that affects children and adults around the globe. Through faith and resilience, dreams springboard out of pain. We all have a story. We all have a dream. We all have a CHOICE. Maria’s story gives voice to all… All who suffer from a chronic disease. All who dare DREAM!!!

DIRECTOR:
Famor Botero
PRODUCERS:
Famor Botero, MeSun Barnett
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (SPAIN):
Erika Von Berliner Espinosa delos Monteros
WRITER:
MeSun Barnett
CAST:
Dr. Maria L. Miller, Gaven Arana, Dawn Veselka, Dr. Joan Bathon, Dr. Lisa Imundo.  Special Appearance by: Gerald Di Pego
RUNTIME:
00:54:00
COUNTRY:
USA, Spain, Portugal
LANGUAGE:
English, Spanish (with English subtitles)

WORLD PREMIERE

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ProjectMAD Documentary

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | One woman’s journey from Spain to the United States lends a cathartic exploration in family, home and identity. Dr. Maria Miller’s voice speaks for the 300,000 children who strive to turn poison to medicine through determination. We travel back with Maria through trials faced with a chronic disease that affects children and adults around the globe. Through faith and resilience, dreams springboard... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 2:10pm - 3:04pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

2:40pm

Adrien
Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life upside-down and reveal some unexpected and disturbing things about him.

DIRECTOR: Renée Beaulieu
PRODUCER: Renée Beaulieu
WRITER: Renée Beaulieu
CAST: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali
RUNTIME: 1:27:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: French

U.S. PREMIERE

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Adrien

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | Adrien, who runs a garage in a small Quebec town on the St-Lawrence, has been waiting five years for a kidney transplant. While he waits, his life is on hold. He does all he can to keep his garage and his marriage going, despite his long hours of dialysis several times a week and ebbing energy. But when he hires a young man from a remote village to work at the garage, it sets off a chain of events that turn his life... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 2:40pm - 4:07pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

3:20pm

The House at the End of Time
The House at the End of Time is the first supernatural/dramatic thriller (suspense/horror) made in Venezuela. Dulce is a mother who lives in an old house with her young children Leopoldo, Rodrigo and her husband Juan Jose. In this place she begins to experience terrifying encounters with mysterious apparitions in the dark. The ghost of an old woman leaves her a series of messages warning that her husband will kill her children. Dulce, desperate, tries her best to avoid this prophecy. However, a terrible tragedy is about to be unleashed. Dulce is sentenced to the maximum penalty of imprisonment for a crime she did not commit. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to continue her sentence in house arrest. There, with the help of a Priest, she will struggle to decipher and unravel the mystery that has tormented her for so long.

DIRECTOR: Alejandro Hidalgo
PRODUCER: Alejandro Hidalgo
WRITER: Alejandro Hidalgo
CAST: Ruddy Rodríguez, Gonzalo Cubero, Rosmel Bustamante, Guillermo García, Héctor Mercado
RUNTIME: 01:40:00
COUNTRY: Venezuela
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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The House at the End of Time

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | The House at the End of Time is the first supernatural/dramatic thriller (suspense/horror) made in Venezuela. Dulce is a mother who lives in an old house with her young children Leopoldo, Rodrigo and her husband Juan Jose. In this place she begins to experience terrifying encounters with mysterious apparitions in the dark. The ghost of an old woman leaves her a series of messages warning that her husband... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:20pm - 5:00pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Venezuela

3:40pm

The Forest
A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the forest with a strange wild boy. The teacher struggles to bring her back, whilst at the same time himself questioning the world of reality. The worlds of fantasy and reality clash with tragic consequences.

DIRECTOR: Paul Spurrier
PRODUCER: David Cluck, Peter Green, Nirattisai Kaljareuk, Rob Neft, John Williamson
WRITER: Paul Spurrier, Jiriya Spurrier
CAST: Wannasa Wintawong, Tanapol Kamkunkam, Asanee Suwan, Vithaya Pansringarm, Thidarat Kongkaew
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: Thailand
LANGUAGE: Thai

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Programmer's Note: PBIFF Best Horror Film nominee THE FOREST is the first Thai-language feature from a Western filmmaker. British-born director Paul Spurrier shot the film in the rural Isaan region of north-eastern Thailand, the poorest region of the country. It largely uses the local Isaan dialect. Few films are shot in this region, and a number of the locations were captured on film for the first time. The story is based on the rural belief in the spirit world, with a cast mainly comprising local people.

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The Forest

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Thailand

3:45pm

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer picks up where Angelina Jolie left off. This Oscar-qualified feature length documentary takes us through the lives of  women...and men dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M. Blassberg tells the story of how this disease ripped his family apart and what he must face as a BRCA 2 positive male.

DIRECTOR: Alan M. Blassberg
PRODUCER: Alan M. Blassberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Amy Byer Shainman
CO-PRODUCERS: Daniel Lawrence Abrams, Marc Romeo
CONSULTING PRODUCER: Tom Colamaria
WRITERS: Alan M. Blassberg, Sue Bailey
CAST: Nancy G. Brinker, Kara DioGuardi, Susan M. Domchek MD, Stacey Sager, Armando E. Giuliano, MD
RUNTIME: 1:29:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer picks up where Angelina Jolie left off. This Oscar-qualified feature length documentary takes us through the lives of  women...and men dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. We meet the doctors and their patients who make the tough decisions on whether to have preventative surgeries or not. Director Alan M... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 3:45pm - 5:14pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:15pm

Evan's Crime
Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it.

DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung
PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux
WRITER: Dale Rosenbloom, David Assael, Sandy Tung
CAST: Douglas Smith, David Arquette, Annika Noelle, James Moses Black, Jason Kirkpatrick
RUNTIME: 01:34:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Evan's Crime

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Evan's Crime' is about a college student, Evan White, who is unjustly accused of selling marijuana and cocaine and is threatened with up to 28 years in jail by an ambitious Federal prosecutor. The movie is a dramatic portrayal of the inequities of the American justice system and one young man's struggle against it. | | DIRECTOR: Sandy Tung | PRODUCER: Sandy Tung, Dale Rosenbloom, Molly Mayeux | WRITER: Dale... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:25pm

Pin Up! The Movie
Contemporary pin up girls, and the women who inspire them. Drawing from the art of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Varga, and the style sense of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, the pin up is, in the words of art historian Maria Elena Buszek, “a uniquely American phenomena.” The modern pinup is enticing, captivating, independent, and omnipresent–a thoroughly 21st century woman. This documentary spends more than two years in the pin up scene, introducing us to women who are bold, confident and, yes, very modern. You can look at the pin up. But she’s the one calling the shots.

DIRECTOR: Kathleen Ryan
PRODUCERS: Maria Elena Buszek, David Staton
WRITER: Kathleen M. Ryan
CAST: Dapper Dan Doll, Miss Rockwell De Vil, Miss Emilie, Bang Bang Von Loola, Ginger Rose
RUNTIME: 01:32:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Pin Up! The Movie

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Contemporary pin up girls, and the women who inspire them. Drawing from the art of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Varga, and the style sense of Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, the pin up is, in the words of art historian Maria Elena Buszek, “a uniquely American phenomena.” The modern pinup is enticing, captivating, independent, and omnipresent–a thoroughly 21st century woman. This documentary spends more... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:25pm - 5:57pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:30pm

STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

For the past 21 years The Annual Student Showcase of Films has been a platform for students enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges. The juried competition recognizes outstanding film students by presenting over $11,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Music Video, Screen- writing, Poster Design, "Know Difference" Mental Health Awareness (NEW), and an Audience Award.

Honoring the legacy of Burt Reynolds, the festival awards a scholarship bearing his name to a qualifying student. Additionally, the Sara Fuller Scholarship is awarded through Film Florida. Competition finalists were honored and presented with cash awards and prizes at a high profile, one-of-a-kind red carpet award show inside the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL on Friday, March 11, 2016. All of the winning films will be screened in their entirety in the Student Showcase of Films Program at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. 

This program is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County’s Office of Economic Sustainability, the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Our generous sponsors include: Lynn University, Film Florida, Michael Chasin, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. and Information Television Network.

For more information about the Student Showcase of Films, please visit pbfilm.com or facebook.com/studentshowcaseoffilms.

This year's program will include the following winning projects:

Commercial/PSA
Will Fritz, Dreyfoos School of the Arts – Bass Egg Tire Burnout  

Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Environmental PSA

Anna Mott, Key West High School – Keep our Beaches Beautiful   

“Know Difference” Mental Health Awareness PSA

Cristian Aguiar, G-Star School of the Arts – Equality  

Music Video

Kaci Sleeth, Seminole Ridge High School – Possibilities  

G-Star Cell Phone Film Festival Award (Middle School)

Joseph DeAngelis & Jacob Meyer, Conservatory of North Palm Beach – Bully Killer 

Documentary
Gabriel Souza, Florida State University – Finless  

Animation

Isabela Littger, Anna Paddock & Kriti Kaur, Ringling College of Art and Design – None of That  

Feature/Short, College

Saad Nawab, Florida State University – Frankenstein’s Light
Whitney Clinkscales, Florida State University – Hush
Yingxiang Huang, Florida State University – Isa and the Frog Prince  

Feature/Short, High School

William Stead, Harrison School of the Arts – Common Ground
William Stead, Harrison School of the Arts – Crash Course
Jesse Veliz, Calvary Christian Academy – Friend-tervention  

Audience Award Erica Criss, Key West High School – What If

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STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

For the past 21 years The Annual Student Showcase of Films has been a platform for students enrolled in Florida high schools and colleges. The juried competition recognizes outstanding film students by presenting over $11,000 in scholarships and awards in the following categories: Feature/Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Commercial/PSA, Environmental PSA, Music Video, Screen- writing, Poster Design, "Know Difference" Mental... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

5:50pm

Po

When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifting away from the school where he’s bullied into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in Po.

DIRECTOR: John Asher
PRODUCERS: Rod Hamilton, John Asher
WRITER: Colin Goldman
CAST: Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Bryan Batt, Fay Masterson
RUNTIME: 1:33:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Programmer's Note: Burt Bacharach, winner of eight Grammy Awards and three Oscars, composed the score for Po.
"The cause is close to Bacharach’s heart: His daughter Nikki has Asperger’s Syndrome. Bacharach met the film’s director, John Asher, by chance on a flight last year and agreed to let Asher use his classic, “Close to You,” made famous by the Carpenters. Upon seeing the film, he agreed to compose the music. I was so touched by the film that scoring it was a labor of love, he said in a statement." - Billboard, 12/18/15


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Po

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:00pm

Losers
Elena, Koko, Patso, and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships.

DIRECTOR: Ivaylo Hristov
PRODUCER: Assen Vladimirov
WRITER: Ivaylo Hristov
CAST: Elena Telbis, Ovanes Torosian, Deyan Donkov, Georgi Gotzin, Plamen Dinov
RUNTIME: 01:36:00
COUNTRY: Bulgaria
LANGUAGE: Bulgarian

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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Losers

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Elena, Koko, Patso, and Gosho are high school students in a small town. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl dreams to be a singer. She is excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships. | | DIRECTOR: Ivaylo Hristov | PRODUCER: Assen Vladimirov | WRITER: Ivaylo Hristov | CAST: Elena Telbis... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:00pm - 7:36pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Bulgaria

6:10pm

Ovation
DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom
PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks
WRITER: Henry Jaglon
CAST: Tanna Frederick,James Denton
RUNTIME: 01:42:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Ovation

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | DIRECTOR: Henry Jaglom | PRODUCER: Rosemary Marks | WRITER: Henry Jaglom | CAST: Tanna Frederick, James Denton | RUNTIME: 01:42:00 | COUNTRY: USA | LANGUAGE: English


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

6:20pm

a beautiful now
Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if your life flashed before your eyes - would you like what you see?” and reveals a gripping story of how the past shapes who we will become.

DIRECTOR: Daniela Amavia
PRODUCERS: Lynn Kressel, Keith Kjarval, Daniela Amavia
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ali Ravandshad, Julia Valet
WRITER: Daniela Amavia
CAST: Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson, Patrick Heusinger, Collette Wolfe, Sonja Kinski
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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a beautiful now

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | Five friends reunite for one night to save Romy (Abigail Spencer), the woman at the center of their former circle. As the night progresses, they struggle with their past relationships, and truths are revealed as Romy, who has barricaded herself in the bathroom, tries to put the pieces of her life back together. This thrilling journey into the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of letting go ultimately asks, “if... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:20pm - 7:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:15pm

VOICES OF LOCAL FILM

Since 2003, the annual Voices of Local Film program at the Palm Beach International Film Festival has been presented by the Palm Beach Film Society, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help spotlight and educate filmmakers from South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit short films, documentaries, and music videos.

On closing night of the festival one prize is awarded for Best Local Film.

Includes:

DOCUFLORIDA: WARHAMMER MINIATURE PAINTER -   
DIRECTOR: Josh Brady
RUNTIME: 0:04:11
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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GALOSHES -           
DIRECTOR: Catherine Windecker
RUNTIME: 0:08:15
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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GOONIES SWEDED -           
DIRECTOR: Jason Galotti
RUNTIME: 0:05:40
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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MASK OF THE UNDERACHIEVING SERIAL KILLER -
DIRECTOR: Juan Diaz
RUNTIME: 0:03:19
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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MUSICAL HEARTACHE -       
DIRECTOR: Michael Eldon Lobsinger
RUNTIME: 0:27:23
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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THE SEND-OFF -
DIRECTORS: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas
RUNTIME: 0:12:34
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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UPTOWN TRASH -       
DIRECTOR: Matt Florio
RUNTIME: 0:12:12
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA
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X MARKS THE PLAN -       
DIRECTOR: Matt Florio
RUNTIME: 0:12:30
LANGUAGE: English
COUNTRY: USA

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VOICES OF LOCAL FILM

Since 2003, the annual Voices of Local Film program at the Palm Beach International Film Festival has been presented by the Palm Beach Film Society, a non-profit organization whose goal is to help spotlight and educate filmmakers from South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit short films, documentaries, and music videos. On closing night of the festival one prize is awarded for Best Local... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 7:15pm - 8:40pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:00pm

LGBTQ SHORTS 2
Includes:

ANCHOVIES -
Haunted by his mother’s drowning, a genderqueer teen is forced to spend the day with his father's new health freak girlfriend, but he isn't interested in the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, walks on the beach or motherly advice.
DIRECTOR: Craig Harwood
PRODUCERS: Craig Harwood, Kerthy Fix, Damien Taylor
WRITER: Craig Harwood
CAST: Em Grosland, Dena Tyler, Myra Thibault
RUNTIME: 00:16:59
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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NIGHTSTAND -

Nightstand stages the destructive relationship between two men over three consecutive nights - one is gay, lost and adolescent, the other is married to a woman and middle-aged. The cathartic and tender savagings of their affair unravel in under-represented corners of London nightlife. Inspired by true events, Nightstand embraces the vibrancy and fragility of London's queer landscape. Scored with original music inspired by the labyrinthine nocturnal metropolis, this work exposes the violent gentrification of Soho's dying queer landscape. Nightstand expresses the universal human desires to assert one's identity, to be independent, to find a home, to love and be loved.
DIRECTOR: Charlie Parham
PRODUCER: Sorcha Bacon
WRITER: Amrou Al-Kadhi
CAST: Nicholas Gleaves, Amrou Al-Kadhi
RUNTIME: 00:26:02
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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PARTNERS -  IN COMPETITION

When a slump in work/life partners Kate and Leigh's sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
DIRECTOR: Joey Ally
PRODUCER: Joey Ally, T.J. Williams, Jr., Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Lauren Smitelli
WRITERS: Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
CAST: Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt
RUNTIME: 00:06:19
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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RANDY - IN COMPETITION
Changing a life starts with the choice to be happy...and fabulous! From Writer/Director Shawn Ryan (PBIFF 2015 Alum) and Executive Producer John Ainsworth comes “Randy”, an inspiring story of the human spirit trumping all the odds with a big dose of fabulousness! Randy McClintock is having the best day of his life and everyone around him is gonna know it. Starring Missi Pyle (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), John Ainsworth (Glee), Amir Malaklou (Secret In Their Eyes), Shawn Ryan (Bones), and introducing Paul DeVincenzo as Randy.
DIRECTOR: Shawn Ryan
PRODUCERS: John Ainsworth, Shawn Ryan
WRITER: Shawn Ryan
CAST: Paul DeVincenzo, Missi Pyle, John Ainsworth, Amir Malaklou, Shawn Ryan
RUNTIME: 00:09:26
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
WORLD PREMIERE
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READ ALOUD -

Justin is a film editor surrounded by performances. Sick of sitting in a dark room watching others, he starts to envision ‘70s cabaret style performances of his own. When a new relationship starts to develop, Justin has to decide how badly he wants to come out from behind the camera.
DIRECTOR: Blake Pruitt
PRODUCER: Lizzie Shapiro
WRITER: Blake Pruitt
CAST: Isaac Josephthal, Jose Sepulveda, Roko Scherer, Heather Litteer
RUNTIME: 00:15:07
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English
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TRIGGER -

Kevin is a shy young man who, after being rejected by his family, battles the warring thoughts in his head while coming dangerously close to ending his own life. But when an unsuspecting friend shows up at his doorstep, he must face his past in order to change his life forever.
DIRECTOR: Chris Folkens
PRODUCER: Chris Folkens, Alex Levine, Enrico Natale
WRITER: Evan Dollard, Chris Folkens
CAST: Nick Marini, Travis Van Winkle, JoAnn Willette, Chris Ellis
RUNTIME: 00:10:11
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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LGBTQ SHORTS 2

Includes: | | ANCHOVIES - | Haunted by his mother’s drowning, Em, a genderqueer teen, is forced to spend the day with his father's new health freak girlfriend, but he isn't interested in the benefits of omega three fatty acids, walks on the beach or motherly advice. | DIRECTOR: Craig Harwood | PRODUCERS: Craig Harwood, Kerthy Fix, Damien Taylor | WRITER: Craig Harwood | CAST: Em Grosland, Dena Tyler, Myra Thibault | RUNTIME... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 8:00pm - 9:23pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom, USA

8:25pm

Foster Shock
'Foster Shock' is intended to educate the public about how Florida 'privatized' child welfare and how this has led to massive amounts of taxpayer dollars being spent with little oversight and no accountability. Through stories told by former foster youth this documentary will reveal some of the worst systematic abuses and failures in Florida's history by state and federally funded companies that were created to help severely abused children.

DIRECTOR: Mari Frankel
PRODUCER: Mari Frankel
WRITER: Brian Bayerl
CAST: Angel Smith, Carol Marbin-Miller, Howard Talenfeld, Christina Spudeas, Lance Block
RUNTIME: 01:07:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Foster Shock

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | 'Foster Shock' is intended to educate the public about how Florida 'privatized' child welfare and how this has led to massive amounts of taxpayer dollars being spent with little oversight and no accountability. Through stories told by former foster youth this documentary will reveal some of the worst systematic abuses and failures in Florida's history by state and federally funded companies that were created to help... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:35pm

Those Left Behind
Jamie was only 16 years old when he took an overdose of pills and stepped off the end of the dock at his family’s summer home. No explanation could explain the terrible choice he made. Like the path of a stone, fiercely thrown, his death damaged all that it touched. A family history forever shattered into before and after. Those left behind - his mother Peg, 40s, his father Robert, 40s and his sister Shelly, 19. Now, 25 years after Jamie’s death, Shelly, 45, a successful doctor and a good single mother to her 16-year-old son Noah, finally returns to the family’s summer home to help Peg recover from minor heart surgery. Although Peg has come to terms with her grief over her son, the years have not brought closure for Shelly or her father Robert. Both believe that they were to blame for Jamie’s death. Unable to witness the other’s grief, father and daughter, once close, became estranged. Peg hopes her daughter’s visit will bring Robert and Shelly finally back together again.

DIRECTOR: Maria Finitzo
PRODUCER: Lije Sarki
WRITER: Maria Finitzo
CAST: Daphne Zuniga, Michael Hogan, Debra Mooney
RUNTIME: 1:18:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Those Left Behind

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Jamie was only 16 years old when he took an overdose of pills and stepped off the end of the dock at his family’s summer home. No explanation could explain the terrible choice he made. Like the path of a stone, fiercely thrown, his death damaged all that it touched. A family history forever shattered into before and after. Those left behind - his mother Peg, 40s, his father Robert, 40s and his sister... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

8:35pm

American Bred
In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together.

DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers
PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler
WRITER: Justin Chambers
CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron Gilbert
RUNTIME: 1:49:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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American Bred

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | In present day Detroit, where the influence of organized crime has diminished; one of the lasting crime syndicates begins to unravel when lies, mystery and betrayal devour the trust which held them together. | | DIRECTOR: Justin Chambers | PRODUCERS: William Alexander IV, Justin Chambers, Karina Diaz, Michael Butler | WRITER: Justin Chambers | CAST: Michael Lerner, Eva Tamargo, Andy Martinez Jr. , Ryan Leli, Ron... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 8:35pm - 10:24pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

10:00pm

The Key
A gang of bikers seeking the title giving key brutally slaughter a farmer and his family. Forty years later Tim and Josh celebrate a business deal with their spouses but a couple of thugs ambush Tim and try to relieve him of the downpayment. Crashing their car during a break neck getaway Tim and the others head for cover in the nearby woods and stumble upon a small farmhouse. Erebus and his family of pagans take them in but something appears to be off and after Erebus kills the first thug who tries to break into the house. Tim cannot believe what is revealed. The demons of the past have returned and will stop at nothing to fulfill their bloody destiny.

DIRECTOR: Gedeon Burkhard
CO-DIRECTOR: Markus F. Adrian
PRODUCER: Claudius Rauch
WRITERS: Olaf Ittenbach, Gedeon Burkhard
CAST: Gedeon Burkhard, Miriam Anna Schroetter, Carrie Getman, Shon Abram, Sven Martinek
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: English

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The Key

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | A gang of bikers seeking the title giving key brutally slaughter a farmer and his family. Forty years later Tim and Josh celebrate a business deal with their spouses but a couple of thugs ambush Tim and try to relieve him of the downpayment. Crashing their car during a break neck getaway Tim and the others head for cover in the nearby woods and stumble upon a small farmhouse. Erebus and his family of pagans take... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Germany
 
Thursday, April 14
 

10:15am

No Asylum
The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life. The Frank family's struggle to obtain visas to safety during World War II as the world turned its' back on them, mirrors the desperation of refugees today fleeing countries such as Syria.  Otto's trail of letters are wrenching, as door after door slams shut, eventually sealing the  terrible fate of the Franks. Their family members, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss relate the heart breaking tale.

DIRECTOR: Paula Fouce
PRODUCERS: Paula Fouce, Leslie Schwarz, Steve A. Kollins, MD, Elayne Kollins, Michael Flores
WRITER: Michael Flores, Paula Fouce
CAST: Buddy Elias, Eva Schloss-Geiringer, Leonard Berney, Jonathan Brent, Estelle Guzik
RUNTIME: 01:13:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | The stunning discovery of the lost letters of Anne Frank's father, Otto reveal an unknown chapter of their family's life. The Frank family's struggle to obtain visas to safety during World War II as the world turned its' back on them, mirrors the desperation of refugees today fleeing countries such as Syria.  Otto's trail of letters are wrenching, as door after door slams shut, eventually... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:28am
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

10:30am

Papa
Hoards of quirky, middle-aged men, donning full white beards, sportsmen garb, and Spanish red berets, descend upon Key West for the Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. For the first time since it's history, the final stage of voting resulted in a tie between two long-time contenders Matt Gineo and Denis Golden. Rather than welcoming two new Papas, the judges deliberated and voted on a tiebreaker, awarding Gineo the Papa title and membership into club. Since Golden lost the previous year in the closest vote to date, the other contestants (Wannabes) consider him to be the odds-on favorite to win the following year, seeing him as a symbol of inspiration and determination; while others are jealous of the attention he receives and consider him a threat.

DIRECTOR: Shane Eason
PRODUCER: Shane Christian Eason
WRITERS: Shane Christian Eason, Matt Perez
CAST: Matt Gineo, Denis Golden, Bob Orlin, Jim Green, Greg Fawcett
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Papa

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | Hoards of quirky, middle-aged men, donning full white beards, sportsmen garb, and Spanish red berets, descend upon Key West for the Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. For the first time since it's history, the final stage of voting resulted in a tie between two long-time contenders Matt Gineo and Denis Golden. Rather than welcoming two new Papas, the judges deliberated and voted on a... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

11:30am

Chicken
Richard (Scott Chambers), 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, Polly (Morgan Watkins), needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, Annabel (Yasmin Paige), leaves Richard besotted; while Polly befriends the guys who run a seedy traveling fair. Richard's optimistic view on life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain as Polly's behavior worsens, and he is torn between loyalty to his brother and his first true friend in Annabel. For better or worse, Richard's life is about to change forever.

DIRECTOR: Joe Stephenson
PRODUCER: Joe Stephenson
WRITER: Chris New, based on the play by Freddie Machin
CAST: Scott Chambers, Morgan Watkins, Yasmin Paige
RUNTIME: 1:25:00
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
LANGUAGE: English

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Chicken

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | Richard (Scott Chambers), 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, Polly (Morgan Watkins), needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their already precarious living conditions get even worse. Then a chance meeting with the new landowner's daughter, Annabel (Yasmin... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 11:30am - 12:55pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles United Kingdom

12:00pm

Land of Smiles
Abby arrives in Bangkok to meet up with her best friend on a backpacking adventure through paradise. Instead she receives a video with her friend tied to a chair, terrified, and being held in a dungeon.  A madman in a clown mask invites Abby to play a game. A game of hide-and-seek through Thailand in which Abby’s hope is to rescue her friend. As Abby’s adventure unfolds, she continues to question the legitimacy of what’s going on, and unknowingly she becomes the centerpiece of a sociopath’s cinematic vision.

DIRECTOR: Bradley Stryker
PRODUCERS: Bradley Stryker, Caitlin Cromwell, Ian Bernard, Nicole Bernard, Brady Yeager
WRITER: Bradley Stryker
CAST: Alexandra Turshen, Keenan Henson, Caitlin Cromwell, Bradley Stryker, Amie Barsky
Alexandra Turshen, Keenan Henson, Caitlin Cromwell, Bradley Stryker, Amie Barsky
RUNTIME: 1:35:37
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Land of Smiles

HORROR FILM COMPETITION | | Abby arrives in Bangkok to meet up with her best friend on a backpacking adventure through paradise. Instead she receives a video with her friend tied to a chair, terrified, and being held in a dungeon.  A madman in a clown mask invites Abby to play a game. A game of hide-and-seek through Thailand in which Abby’s hope is to rescue her friend. As Abby’s adventure unfolds, she continues to... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:35pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

12:00pm

Dare to Be Wild
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

From the green hills of Ireland to arid Ethiopia to London’s Chelsea, DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic adventure story, inspired by real life Mary Reynolds, a young landscape designer determined to preserve wild nature. Betrayed in the cutthroat world of Dublin celebrity society, Mary has little hope and no prospects, but has one earth-changing idea. But how does a penniless unknown dare compete in the Olympics of Gardening where Prince Charles is a rival? Defying all odds, Mary embarks on an Ethiopian odyssey to bring back the one man who can help. When the man whose mission is to make the desert bloom again meets the woman engaged in a wild competition, passion blazes along with the power to change the world.

DIRECTOR: Vivienne de Courcy
PRODUCERS: Patricia Lambrecht, Sarah Johnson
WRITER: Vivienne de Courcy
CAST: Emma Greenwell,Tom Hughes,Christine Marzano,Alex Macqueen,Janie Dee,Lorna Quinn
RUNTIME: 1:42:00
COUNTRY: Ireland
LANGUAGE: English

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Dare to Be Wild

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | DARE TO BE WILD From the green hills of Ireland to arid Ethiopia to London’s Chelsea, DARE TO BE WILD is a romantic adventure story, inspired by real life Mary Reynolds, a young landscape designer determined to preserve wild nature. Betrayed in the cutthroat world of Dublin celebrity society, Mary has little hope and no prospects, but has one earth-changing idea. But how does a penniless unknown dare... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Ireland

12:15pm

Guys Reading Poems
A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment.

DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes
PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro
WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry)
CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke Judy, Rex Lee
RUNTIME: 01:39:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Guys Reading Poems

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | A resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment. | | DIRECTOR: Hunter Lee Hughes | PRODUCER: Debbie Vandermeulen, Hunter Lee Hughes, Jason Fracaro | WRITER: Hunter Lee Hughes (screenplay), Various writers (poetry) | CAST: Patricia Velasquez, Alexander Dreymon, Lydia Hearst, Luke... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

12:30pm

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Joe Berlinger’s twelfth feature documentary, captures internationally renowned life and business strategist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins, in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny,' attended by over 2,500 people, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions. Granted unprecedented access, this film is an emotional tour de force, pulling back the curtain on this life-altering and controversial event, the zealous participants and the man himself.

DIRECTOR: Joe Berlinger
PRODUCER: Joe Berlinger, Kevin Huffman, Lisa Gray
WRITER:
CAST:
RUNTIME: 02:01:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES | | Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Joe Berlinger’s twelfth feature documentary, captures internationally renowned life and business strategist and best-selling author, Tony Robbins, in a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mega once-a-year seminar “Date With Destiny,' attended by over 2,500 people, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 12:30pm - 2:31pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

1:25pm

Kidnap Capital
In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and escape the “Drop House”.
Based on real events, Kidnap Capital is both a riveting thriller and a window into one of the most potent ongoing human tragedies of modern times.


DIRECTOR: Felipe Rodriguez
PRODUCER: Felipe Rodriguez, Boris Mojsovski, Erin Berry, Julia Blua
WRITER: Felipe Rodriguez
CAST: Paulino Nunes, Johnathan Sousa, Michael Reventar, Pedro Miguel Arce, Michelle Arvizu
RUNTIME: 01:33:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: English

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Kidnap Capital

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | In a desperate attempt to cross the US/Mexico border, Manolo and his wife Elena are kidnapped, separated, and imprisoned in a house in the suburbs of Arizona. Their captors are highly organized criminals who operate a vast kidnapping ring along the US border, extorting their victims through fear, intimidation, and humiliation. Fearing that he will never see Elena again, Manolo must find a way to reunite with her and... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 1:25pm - 2:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

2:15pm

A Brilliant Genocide
The documentary A Brilliant Genocide examines the hidden history of the Ugandan regime of Yoweri Museveni. It lays bare the atrocities committed by Ugandan government soldiers against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda since 1986. The documentary is a counterpoint to Kony 2012, which brought worldwide awareness to the crimes committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

DIRECTOR: Ebony Butler
PRODUCER: Ebony Butler
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jason Byrne, Simon Hardwidge
RUNTIME: 1:17:00
COUNTRY: Australia
LANGUAGE: English

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A Brilliant Genocide

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION | | A Brilliant Genocide is an expose of the brutal campaigns by the Yoweri Museveni regime to wipe out a significant part of Uganda's Acholi people under the guise of crushing a rebellion by The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It lays bare the atrocities committed by Museveni's army against the Acholi people of Northern Uganda since 1986 when he seized power. It includes interviews with survivors of the most... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Australia

2:25pm

The Bleeding Edge
From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict internet access as well as monitor the activities of Chinese citizens. When a young western tech executive based in China suffers from heart failure on the job, he receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor. Once he discovers the horrific truth behind his operation he must risk his life to help save the next victims and find redemption.

DIRECTOR: Leon Lee
PRODUCER: Leon Lee
WRITER: Leon Lee, Drew Parker
CAST: Anastasia Lin, Jay Clift, Tony Bai, James Yi
RUNTIME: 01:30:00
COUNTRY: Canada
LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese, English

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The Bleeding Edge

SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA | | From the Peabody Award-winning director of Human Harvest (2014) , comes a riveting thriller based on real-life events. In the early 2000’s the increasing spread of information technology was fast becoming a perceived threat to the Chinese communist regime. Western technology companies were paid large sums to develop a high-profile project dubbed “The Golden Shield Project” aimed to censor and restrict... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles Canada

3:00pm

A Light Beneath Their Feet
In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against personal aspirations.

DIRECTOR: Valerie Weiss
PRODUCERS: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson
WRITER: Moira McMahon Leeper
CAST: Taryn Manning, Madison Davenport, Maddie Hasson, Kurt Fuller, Carter Jenkins
RUNTIME: 1:30:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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A Light Beneath Their Feet

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | In a commanding performance, Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays an Evanston mother, wrestling with bipolar disorder and an imminent empty nest. Dedicated daughter Beth has a bright future ahead, but must decide if she will stay near home to care for her unpredictable mom or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming-of-age drama balances the pull of family obligation against... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:00pm

No Letting Go
What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family. Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), as well as a true story, No Letting Go follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever.

DIRECTOR: Jonathan D. Bucari
PRODUCERS: Carina Rush, Randi Silverman, Jonathan D. Bucari
WRITERS: Randi Silverman and Jonathan D. Bucari
CAST: Cheryl Allison, Richard Burgi, Alysia Reiner, Kathy Najimy, Noah Silverman
RUNTIME: 1:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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No Letting Go

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION | | What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family. Based on the multi-award winning short film Illness (2013), as well as a true story, No Letting Go follows the story of the Spencer family whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression and mood disorder. As his... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:43pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

3:20pm

The Shickles
The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th birthday. In the wake of their death, their grandchildren, Jason and Margot Shickles, find themselves struggling to navigate the bitter sweet nature of love and relationships.

DIRECTOR: Donna Trousdale
PRODUCER: Lynn Elliot, Jason McHugh, Donna Trousdale
WRITER: Donna Trousdale
CAST: Zach Alden, Suziey Block, D.C. Douglas, Michael Lerner, Teresa Ganzel
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

Programmer's Note: The Shickles took home the Audience Choice Award at the Pasadena International Film Festival in mid-March.

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The Shickles

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | The Shickles is a comedy about love, sex, death, and the sweetness of life. "At every moment in life you have an ice cream cone in one hand and you also have your foot in a pile of dog crap. The degree to which you enjoy the ride is where you place your focus.” This is the 'crap or cone' philosophy of life espoused by Elroy and Nanna Shickles, a couple married for 70 years and who die holding hands on their 90th... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 3:20pm - 4:58pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:00pm

Breaking Legs
"Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the school dance team! Just as she's trying to fit in, the boyfriend of the team’s captain falls for her, catapulting Bloom into the spotlight against her soon-to-be arch nemesis. Bloom will have to fight to win her place on the team, even if she has to "break a leg!"

DIRECTOR: Mark Marchillo
PRODUCER: Micah Brandt
WRITER: Mark Marchillo
CAST: Chris Kattan, Lee Meriwether, Liv Southard, Sarah Rochelle
RUNTIME: 1:38:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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Scheduled to attend: Stars Lizz Carter, Aaron R. Landon, William Leon, Maria Pallas, Sarah Rochelle, and Young Artist Award Winner for Best Actress, Liv Southard, along with Writer/Director Mark Marchillo and Producer Micah Brandt.

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Breaking Legs

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | "Footloose" Meets "Mean Girls." After the death of her mother, high school freshman Bloom moves in with her hapless uncle and feeble grandma (Lee Meriwether). With little support and encouragement at her disposal, she struggles to find her footing while adjusting to small town life. A dancer by nature, Bloom is determined to find an outlet for her despair, but there's nowhere to dance in this backwoods town - except the... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

4:25pm

One Smart Fellow
While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.

DIRECTOR:
Timothy Busfield
PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse, Matteo Zingales, Michael Ferdie, Robert Humphreys, John Skoglund, Tommy Lohmann, Scott Oberholzer, Timmy Booth, Timothy Vincent
CAST: Timothy Busfield,Melissa Gilbert,Laura Innes,Belle Shouse
RUNTIME: 00:43:00
COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: English

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One Smart Fellow

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS | | While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not-so-smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down. | | DIRECTOR: Timothy Busfield | PRODUCERS: Timothy Busfield, Alyssa Loveall, Melissa Gilbert, Laura Innes, Belle Shouse, Matteo Zingales, Michael Ferdie, Robert Humphreys, John Skoglund, Tommy Lohmann, Scott Oberholzer, Timmy Booth, Timothy Vincent | CAST: Timothy... Read More →


  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

7:00pm

Silver Skies
You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them.

DIRECTOR:
Rosemary Rodriguez
PRODUCER:
Enrico Natale
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Nestor Rodriguez, Fred Roos, Arthur Sarkisian
WRITER:
Rosemary Rodriguez
CAST:
George Hamilton, Jack McGee, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain, Howard Hesseman, Jack Betts, Micah Hauptman, Heather McComb
RUNTIME:
1:36:00
COUNTRY:
USA
LANGUAGE:
English

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Silver Skies - CLOSING NIGHT FILM

You can never be too old for new beginnings. A group of eccentric retirees' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them. | | DIRECTOR: Rosemary Rodriguez | PRODUCER: Enrico Natale | EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nestor Rodriguez, Fred Roos, Arthur Sarkisian | WRITER: Rosemary Rodriguez | CAST: George Hamilton, Jack McGee, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Mariette Hartley, Barbara Bain... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:36pm
Cinemark Palace 3200 Airport Rd, Boca Raton FL 33431
  • COUNTRY - Note: All foreign language films contain English subtitles USA

9:00pm

CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
9:00 PM
BOGART'S BAR & GRILLE
ON THE PREMIER LEVEL, UPSTAIRS AT CINEMARK PALACE


The 21st Palm Beach International Film Festival ends in style with our Closing Night Film presentation SILVER SKIES. Following the screening, join us at Bogart's on the Premier Level for our annual "
IT’S A WRAP!" Party.

Catch SILVER SKIES, starring George Hamilton and an all-star cast, at the Cinemark Palace at 7:00 PM (tickets sold separately -- see link below). Following the movie, the Palm Beach International Film Festival makes a splash as we wrap up the nine day celebration of film. It’s one last night of fun as we say goodbye to our new friends from around the world as filmmakers and the community get together for one last celebration of the 21st annual festival. The highlight of the evening will be the presentations of the Jury and Audience Favorite film awards.

Party tickets are $25:
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Movie tickets are $12:
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APR 14 - IT'S A WRAP! PARTY & AWARDS PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 | BOGART'S BAR & GRILLE | ON THE PREMIER LEVEL, UPSTAIRS AT CINEMARK PALACE | | The 21st Palm Beach International Film Festival ends in style with our Closing Night Film presentation SILVER SKIES. Following the screening, join us at Bogart's on the Premier Level for our annual "IT’S A WRAP!" Party. | | Catch SILVER SKIES, starring George Hamilton and an all-star cast, at the Cinemark Palace at 7:00 PM (tickets sold... Read More →