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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 COMPETITIONTwo moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl.DIRECTOR: Mónica NegueruelaPRODUCER: Mónica NegueruelaWRITER: Mónica NegueruelaCAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos RUNTIME: 00:07:08... 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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Thursday April 7, 2016 11:50am - 1:48pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462

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 SerraPRODUCER: WRITER: Pol CortecansCAST: Carlos Vicente, Iñaki Mur, Sílvia Sabaté, Luis Posada RUNTIME: 00:12:48 COUNTRY: SpainLANGUAGE: Spanish... Read More →


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

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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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 DekelPRODUCER: Shaqaid LevyWRITER: Jonathan DekelCAST: Jonathan Dekel... 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
 
Friday, April 8
 

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)
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 YoungPRODUCER: Jeff RyanWRITER: Tim YoungCAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines RUNTIME: 00:06:15 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English--------------------------------------------------------LA PEPPERETTE -When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:50pm
The Palm Beaches Theatre 250 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan FL 33462
 
Saturday, April 9
 

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 COMPETITIONPortal 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... Read More →


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

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 ZuoPRODUCER: Camille ManaWRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela SeoCAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg RUNTIME: 00:08:35 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English----------------------------------------------------CHERRY... Read More →


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

2:15pm

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
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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... 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

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
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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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
 
Sunday, April 10
 

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

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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Includes:BONDING -DIRECTOR: Tim YoungPRODUCER: Jeff RyanWRITER: Tim YoungCAST: Jeff Ryan,Brian Haley,Tori Hines RUNTIME: 00:06:15 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English--------------------------------------------------------LA PEPPERETTE -When two wanna be thieves try to act like bad boys... Read More →


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

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

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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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 HarwoodPRODUCERS... 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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Includes:PORTAL TO HELL!!! - IN COMPETITIONPortal 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... Read More →


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

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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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 DekelPRODUCER: Shaqaid LevyWRITER: Jonathan DekelCAST: Jonathan Dekel... 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

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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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

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

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 COMPETITIONTwo moms argue about the peculiar prank the son of one of them has pulled on a little girl.DIRECTOR: Mónica NegueruelaPRODUCER: Mónica NegueruelaWRITER: Mónica NegueruelaCAST: Lola Marceli, Elena Esparcia, Sergio Castellanos RUNTIME: 00:07:08... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 7:00pm - 8:49pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
 
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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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... 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 COMPETITION20x 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... Read More →


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

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 12th8:00 PM B&B BURGER & BEER JOINT550 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... Read More →


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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Includes:CARNAL ORIENT -DIRECTOR: Mila ZuoPRODUCER: Camille ManaWRITER: Mila Zuo, Angela SeoCAST: Akemi Look,West Liang,Joey Halter,Peter Lucas,Stephan Smith Collins,Jeff Blumberg RUNTIME: 00:08:35 COUNTRY: USALANGUAGE: English----------------------------------------------------CHERRY... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 8:15pm - 9:32pm
G-Star Studios 2030 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33406
 
Wednesday, April 13
 

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

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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

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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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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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 HarwoodPRODUCERS... 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