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Opening Film – Thursday January 17, 2013 $12 Buy Ticket
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IIFF Day Pass – SATURDAY January 19, 2013 $60 Buy Day Pass
IIFF Day Pass – SUNDAY January 20, 2013 $60 Buy Day Pass
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We’re Kicking off with 2 OSCAR Contending Films

Opening Film – Thursday 8:00 PM – Screening 2 films “THE IRAN JOB” & “HEAD OVER HEELS ”
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THE IRAN JOB (Orange County Exclusive) Play Trailer

Directed by Till Schauder – Expected to attend
When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries – Iran – he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three out spoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything from politics to religion to gender roles.Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement – a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
90 min, Iran-USA – FEATURE DOCUMENTARY


Head Over Heels short animation Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival

HEAD OVER HEELS

Directed by Timothy Reckart
A husband and wife have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance.10min, United Kingdom – SHORT ANIMATION Why not join us for the duration of the festival? a day pass or an all Access pass is perfect for the movie lover in you. Our programming team has put together some great movies that you’re sure to enjoy!
10 min, United Kingdom – ANIMATION SHORT

FRIDAY January 18, 2013 / 1:45 PM Screening 5 SHORTS Buy Ticket
My Father's mistressMY FATHER’S MISTRESS (Orange County Exclusive)
Directed by Kousuke Sakoda
A girl who grew up in a quarreling family confronts her father’s mistress with a surprising reaction from both as her father lays sick in a hospital.
38 min, Japan – SHORT
O QUADRO (US Premiere)
Directed by Humberto Gomes Da Rosa & Thalron Mendes.
A woman receives a mysterious painting of a girl, who changes positions as if alive, hence an investigation to uncover the mystery behind this painting.
16 min, Brazil – SHORT
Le Train BleuLE TRAIN BLEU Play Trailer
Directed by Stephanie Assimpacopoulo
He wants to dump her, not so nicely. She’s confused. An Angel turns the tables at the Blue Train Bar.
18 min, France – SHORT
Home Short Student film JapanHOME Play Trailer
Directed by Kosuke Sasaki & Megumi Iwasa (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Four months after the passing of his beloved wife, Keisuke tries to move on while his daughter Mai struggles to hold on to her memories. They both share the same pain, but can’t console each other. What does it take to rebuild their relationship?
14 min, Japan – SHORT
Spagheti Fur Zwei the movieSPAGHETTI FUR ZWEL
Directed by Matthias Rosenberger
From the money-grubbing homeless, to the wanton barmaids and armed grocery bandits… Or how a seemingly ordinary day becomes a significant turning point for an unremarkable man, thanks to a minimal shift of fate.
19 min, Germany – SHORT


FRIDAY January 18, 2013 / 3:45 PM Buy Ticket
Things I Don't Understand the movie Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
Things I don’t Understand
Directed by David Spaltro Violet Kubelick
A brilliant young grad student studying near-death experiences, now withdrawn and closed-off after a mysterious, failed suicide attempt. She and her two artist roommates are forced by financial matters to finally step out of the protective bubble they’ve created for themselves in their Brooklyn loft while Violet herself forms a cathartic relationship with a young, terminally-ill girl in a hospice she is interviewing for her thesis and the damaged bartender who lives downstairs.
111 min, USA – Drama/Comedy – FEATURE
FRIDAY 6:00 PM (Two Oscar Contending Films) Buy Ticket
Open Heart the movie Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalOpen Heart (Orange County Premiere) Play Trailer
Directed by Kief Davidson – Expected to attend
Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, the kids have only months to live.Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, Rwanda’s lone government cardiologist, as he fights to save the lives of his young patients, and Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon who must convince Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s government to keep Africa’s only link to life-saving cardiac surgery free of charge for the millions who need it.
40 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Mondays-at-Racine Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalMONDAYS AT RACINE Play Trailer
Directed by Cynthia Wade
Every third Monday of the month, brassy Long Island, New York sisters Cynthia and Rachel open up their hair salon, called Racine, and offer free beauty services for women undergoing chemotherapy. Determined to make their customers feel beautiful, the glamour duo knows that Mondays at Racine goes beyond purple painted toes or a frothy facial. The sisters are determined to give women who are losing their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes a sense of normalcy and dignity in a traumatic and uncertain time. The story of what hair means in our culture quickly unfolds into an unexpected look at womanhood and marriage.
39 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Friday 8:00 PM Buy Ticket
Missed Connections the Movie Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
MISSED CONNECTIONS (Orange County Premiere)
Directed By Eric Kissack – Expected to attend
Neal is in the middle of a quarter life crisis. After catching his girlfriend cheating on him with his best friend, he quits his job and begins to reevaluate his entire life. His mischievous friends try to get him out of his funk by showing him how to manipulate women on the Internet (Missed Connections). He has great success until he meets Jane, who may be just as devious and damaged as he is.
77 min, USA – FEATURE COMEDY
Love and GermophobiaLOVE AND GERMOPHOBIA
Directed by Tyler Spindel – Expected to Attend
If your girlfriend had the flu, would you still kiss her? What about if she might have viral Meningitis? For David (TJ Miller), the answer is simple: absolutely not! Unfortunately, David’s girlfriend (Kelly Stables) doesn’t see it that way.
11 min, USA – SHORT
SATURDAY 9:30 AM Complimentary breakfast for ticket holders
Bring the whole family and join us for a complimentary breakfast with our young filmmakers
followed by the O.C Premiere of award winning animations.
Saturday 10:30 AM Buy Ticket
A Very Pink Christmas Official Selection at Irvine International Film FestivalA VERY PINK CHRISTMAS
Directed by Ron Brewer
Pink Panther and Big Nose overcome consumerism and egotism to save Christmas.
22 min, Jordan/Philippines/USA – SHORT
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD The Movie Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalTHE GRUFFALO’S CHILD Play Trailer
Directed by Uwe Heidschötter & Johannes Weiland
The Gruffalo’s Child tells the delightful tale of a little Gruffalo who ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.
26 min, UK – ANIMATION SHORT
SNAP Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalSNAP
Directed by Thomas G. Murphy
Inspiring adventure. Bullies don’t win. Friends come in all shapes & sizes.
6 min, UK – ANIMATION SHORT
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalSOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
Directed by Brent Dawes
WhenChameleon steps into a puddle of mud he does all he can to get clean. Finally he manages to clean up only to realize he enjoyed having a bit of color, so how’s he going to get it back?
5 min, South Africa – SHORT ANIMATION
Drawing for Memory Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalDRAWING FOR MEMORY
Directed by Andy Glynne
The Afghanistan war has caused many families to separate. This is the story of Ali as part of a series called “Seeking Refuge.”
4 min, UK- ANIMATION SHORT
PASTEURIZED Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalPASTEURIZED
Directed by Nicolas Villarreal
While conducting experiments on a quiet night, a scientist receives an unexpected visitor whose arrival will change everything.
8 min, Argentina – ANIMATION SHORT
Saturday 12:00 PM Buy Ticket
The Hidden Hand Feature Documentary Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
THE HIDDEN HAND Play Trailer
Directed by James Carman
The EBE award-winning feature documentary, ‘The Hidden Hand” examines the phenomena surrounding UFOs, Extra Terrestrials, alien abduction, and the U.S. secret military cover-up of supposed E.T. contact and back-engineering of alien technology. The film incorporates
interviews with military insiders like astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, and Col. John Alexander. It also interviews UFO experts like hypnotherapist, David Jacobs, and those who claim to have had actual E.T. contact. Narrative scenes are interspersed throughout the film to shape the concepts of the film from complimentary viewpoints, weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction into a new worldview that may be shocking and eye-opening for the viewer.
80 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW Offical Selection Irvine International Film Festival 2013
DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW (Orange County Premiere) Play Trailer
Directed by Tom Van Avermaet
Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him as he sets out to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she’s already in love with someone else. Jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.
20 min, Belgium/France – SHORT
Saturday 2:00 PM Screening 6 shorts Buy Ticket
The Visit Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalTHE VISIT (World Premiere)
Directed by Fara Pasarell
When a tragic event turns Diana’s life upside down, she receives a visit from the last person from whom she wants help – her estranged mother. Can they bridge the gap that divides them…
22 min, USA – SHORT
Accused Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalACCUSED (World Premiere)
Directed by Marcus “Casian” Kolodjski (Saddleback College)
Attacked on the highway by a hitchhiker, a young woman is picked up by a couple who take her to a local diner where she confronts her attacker.
10 min, USA – SHORT
Paule a Short Film Official Selection Irvine International FilmPAULIE Play Trailer
Directed by Andrew Nackman (USC)
A short comedy about Paulie, a child prodigy who goes on a quest to take down the school bully after the bully beats him in the big essay contest.
11 min, USA – SHORT
Born To Dance This Way Short UCLA Film Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalBORN TO DANCE THIS WAY
Directed by Jerell Rosales (UCLA)
JOO SI, fierce, fabulous… and overweight, auditions for the opportunity of a lifetime to be a principal backup dancer for the sexy female pop singing sensation, THE 4PLAY LADIES.
12 min, USA – COMEDY SHORT
NOITE PERDIDA- WASTED NIGHTDirected by Filippo Capuzzi LapietraNOITE PERDIDA- WASTED NIGHT
Directed by Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra
Two friends reunite after a frustrating night with two girls. Both of them lie about the outcome of their dates. The lies trigger a flashback that reveals what really happened that night.
16 min, Brazil – COMEDY SHORT
Saturday 4:15 PM An Eventing with MARK RYDELL Buy Ticket

An Evening with Mark Rydell at Irvine International Film FestivalAN EVENING WITH
MARK RYDELL

1 TIME ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
2 TIME GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE
2 TIME DGA AWARDS NOMINEE
3 TIME EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

Join us in a lively Q&A with Mark Rydell

OUR 2013 RECIPIENT OF “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” AS A DIRECTOR

Special screening of “GOOD MEN” starring Ed Asner and
Mark Rydell – Directed by Brian Connors (12 min, USA)

Movies directed by Mark Rydell

 

Saturday 5:15 PM (5 Short Films) Buy Ticket
A Perfect Day the movie Official Selection at Irvine International Film FestivalA PERFECT DAY (World Premiere)
Directed by Adam Rubin – Expected to attend
A timely and powerful short film about two seeminglyordinary strangers existing in the heart of perfect suburbia, fated to meet at a life-changing moment, both confronting the demons we all share.
19 min, USA – SHORT
1426 CHELSEA STREET (O.C. Premiere) Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival1426 CHELSEA STREET (O.C. Premiere)
Directed by Alanna Brown
On Bob Boone’s journey to endure through homelessness,
two strangers inadvertently give him a place to belong. Ryan Simpkins (Arcadia, A Single Man) and Jason Field (House M.D., CSI: NY) star in this socially relevant and moving story about three strangers who serendipitously connect when they need each other most.
20 min, USA – SHORT
PESARAN-E-BUZKASHI the film Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalPESARAN-E-BUZKASHI (O.C. Premiere)
Directed by Sam French
A compelling coming-of-age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth, Afghanistan.
28 min, Afghanistan/USA – SHORT
Walter-don't-dance the movie Official Selection at Irvine International Film FestivalWALTER DON’T DANCE

Directed by Chris Levitus
A beautiful woman, two killers, and a dog are entangled in a shakedown that goes awry.
15 min, USA – SHORT

RICE PUDDING PLEASE the move Official Selection at Irvine International Film FestivalRICE PUDDING PLEASE (World Premiere)
Directed by Jake Honig
A short film about a man with Alzheimer’s who refuses to let go.
14 min, USA – SHORT
Saturday 7:30 PM Buy Ticket
Congratulations the movie Officiaql Selection at Irvine International Film Festival CONGRATULATIONS (California Premiere)
Directed by Eric M. Levy and Juan Cardarelli – Expected to attend
When Jim asks Bridget to marry him, she asks a simple and honest question that he can’t quite answer: “Why would you want to ruin this?”
Congratulations is a heartfelt, voyeuristic examination of two people deciding to move forward after disagreeing over the question of marriage. When Jim and Bridget pretend to be engaged for the weekend for the sake of Jim’s mother’s health they discover that the label of marriage might just tear them apart. Filled with exceptional performances from an ensemble including Brian Dietzen (NCIS), Abby Miller (Justified), Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights), and Debra Jo Rupp (That 70’s show), Congratulations will be sure to have you questioning what you would do to stay together.
93 min, USA – FEATURE
Leader of the Pack the movie Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
LEADER OF THE PACK Play Trailer
Directed by Ari Costa – Expected to attend
Doug has landed his dream gig, he is about to join the Venture Scouts (a Boy Scout-like organization)
as a Troop Leader. He is taking over for his childhood mentor, Jerry, the former leader of Venture Scout Troop 544 who has been offered a plush job at the Venture Scout National Headquarters. The film takes place over the course of a day, as Jerry shows Doug the ropes before his initiation ceremony. An old, corrupt regime is leaving with a new one taking over, but not without conflict first. It is a story of power, corruption, and morality.
15 min, USA – SHORT
Saturday 10:15 PM Buy Ticket
Azooma GONG JEONG SA HOE
AZOOMA – GONG JEONG SA HOE (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Jiseung Lee – Expected to attend
A former dental technician and current insurance salesperson Yoon Young Nam struggles to raise her 10-year old daughter in the best way she can. One day, her daughter goes missing for a while then turns up very shaken and bruised. Young Nam is horrified to find out her daughter had been raped on her way back from school. When the crime is reported to the police, Young Nam is bitterly disappointed by the police’s bureaucracy and the exceedingly slow investigation. After trying and failing several times to get justice for her daughter – mostly because of the indifference and inaction of the police – Young Nam sets out to catch the rapist and exact revenge in the only way she knows: vigilante justice.
75 min, South Korea – FEATURE
VICIOUS CIRCLEVICIOUS CIRCLE
Directed by Jae II Son
A man’s carelessness causes him and his surroundings so much trouble, yet it is repeated without awareness.
3 min, South Korea/USA – SHORT
Sunday 9:30-10:30 AM Complimentary breakfast for ticket holders
Bring the whole family and join us for a complimentary breakfast with our young filmmakers followed by the World Premiere of Cardboard Camera (must present ticket) plus a special screening of our K-12 films.
Sunday 10:30 AM Buy Ticket
CARDBOARD CAMERA - World Premiere Irvine International Film FestivalCARDBOARD CAMERA (World Premiere)
Directed by Carlo Olivares Paganoni – Expected to attend
Cameron is a 10-year-old boy who can’t afford a video camera, so he creates a cardboard
camera instead. Hoping to enter a kids film competition, he will need to use his imagination
in order to create a movie with the help of his two friends.
19 min, USA – SHORT
The Money Pet Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalTHE MONEY PET
Directed by Gary Hawes – Expected to attend (O.C Premiere)
“The Money Pet” is a hilarious take on
the age-old adage that warns us not to kill the Golden Goose.
19 min, USA – SHORT
K-12 SCREENINGS

REVERSE DOGCHOLOGY – Directed by Izabella Olivia (7min)
MAGIC OF THE MOMENT – Directed by Jake Bowren (2 min)
ERASING THE LINES – Directed by Alexander Powell (6 min)
RECIPE FOR LOVE – Directed by Gwyneth Christoffel (3 min)
PARKOUR RACE – Directed by Pierre Sawaya (5 min)
BOOKSTORE – Directed by Alexander Haney (10 min)
Family hangout spot will be announced after the screening
Sunday 12:30 PM Buy Ticket
What If OJ Didn't Do It“OVERLOOKED SUSPECT – WHAT IF O.J. SIMPSON DIDN’T DO IT?”
Directed by David Nerman – Expected to attend (California Premiere)
This unique documentary raises compelling questions and highlights a 15-year investigation by one of America’s leading and acclaimed private investigators William C. Dear, along with a team of internationally recognized scientific and medical experts in their fields. Each expert has come to the same, independent conclusion.The documentary includes references to key communication between the LAPD and agencies responsible for the original trial and lead investigator Dear, making viewers wonder why was the overlooked suspect we have identified not more vigorously pursued? Was there a coverup?We have distilled over 5,000 hours of detailed research and investigation into a thought provoking, viewer-friendly documentary that will empower the public to decide what they feel about the biggest murder trial of the 20th century.
61 min, Canada – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
JUJITSUING-REALITY Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalJUJITSUING REALITY
Directed by Chetin Chabuk – Expected to attend
Despite living with ALS, screenwriter Scott Lew
maintains his voice in the world through his scripts, giving added meaning to the expression “living towrite”.
17 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
SEE THE DIRT Directed by Erik Mauck Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalSEE THE DIRT
Directed by Erik Mauck
A teenager’s unique hobby that sucks. Scott, a typical
14-year-old kid, in many ways. But his interest in vacuum cleaners sets him apart from other kids.
He’s not just an enthusiast, He’s smart, and wants to work for NASA some day.
16 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Sunday 2:30 PM Buy Ticket
UPRISING (Southern California Premiere) Play Trailer
Directed by Fredrik Stanton
Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the Editor of Inside Job, UPRISING tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.
85 min, Egypt/USA – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
THE LAST BELLE Short Annimation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalTHE LAST BELLE (O.C. Premiere)Play Trailer
Directed by Neil Boyle
The Last Belle is an animated short featuring two characters journeying towards a blind date: WALLY, who suffers a nightmarish drunken trip through London as he races against the clock to the rendezvous; and ROSIE, who waits in a bar dreaming of how wonderful her date is going to be…if he ever turns up.
20 min, UK – Animation Short.
Sunday 4:30 PM Screening 4 short documentaries Buy Ticket
Inocente - Short Documentary Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
INOCENTE Play Trailer
Directed by Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine – Expected to attend
INOCENTE is a personal and vibrant coming-of-age story about a young artist’s determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past. INOCENTE is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. The challenges are staggering, but the hope in her story proves that her circumstance do not define her, her dreams do.
40 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
King's Point short documentary Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
KINGS POINT
Directed by Sari Gilman
In the 1970s and 80s, hundreds of thousands of senior citizens migrated from New York City to Kings Point, a typical retirement community in Florida. Lured by blue skies, sunshine, palm trees, and the promise of a rich social life, they bought their way to paradise with a $1,500 down payment. Now, as an aging community faces its own mortality, paradise has begun to exact a higher price. Through the experiences of five longtime residents, ‘Kings Point’ captures both the allure and the darker complexities of living in a world where “nobody gets too close.” Poignant, funny and dark, ‘Kings Point’ is an empathetic portrait of the last act of the American dream.
30 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Long Walk Back documentary Short Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
THE LONG WALK BACK
Directed by Jonas Klittmark
Through interviews with train conductors and locomotive engineers, this documentary highlights a different side of the fatalities that occur almost every day on the nation’s railroads. Most employees that have worked for a few years on the railroads have experienced at least one critical incident. For an engineer that operates the train, that often means watching another human being in their last seconds of life – a front view ticket to something terrible but unstoppable. For a conductor, it means walking back after the incident to see what was actually hit. This is not your average nine-to-five job.
14 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Paraiso shor documenary Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
PARAISO Play Trailer
Directed by Nadav Kurtz – Expected to attend
Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest sky-scrapers. Paraiso reveals the danger of their job and what they see on the way down.
10 min, USA – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Sunday 6:30 PM Buy Ticket
The Story Of Luke the movie Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
THE STORY OF LUKE (Orange County Exclusive) Play Trailer
Directed by Alonso Mayo – Expected to attend
Luke, 25, is autistic and has lived a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest.
95 min, USA – FEATURE
How to Kill Your Clone Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalHOW TO KILL YOUR CLONE
Directed by Jack McWilliams – Expected to attend
Dick wants to kill his out of control clone, but due to their identical physical and mental abilities,
he must hire the third party Clone Killer Corporation to do his dirty work.
5 min, USA – SHORT
Sunday 8:45 PM Buy Ticket
Fat Cat the movie Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival
FAT CAT (California Premiere)
Directed by Michele Fiascaris
Italy – a night club’s parking lot. We hear gunshots and screams coming from inside the club. Burro and Zeus, two goofy gangsters, come out running, jump in a car and speed away. What has happened? In the meantime their boss, a flamboyant psycho known as Mosca, is having a meeting with a gun-trafficker in his magnificent castle. Mosca is a schizophrenic millionaire whose best friend is a bronze sculpture of a cat, named Renato. He receives a phone call from the Baron, owner of the nightclub: Burro and Zeus have just shot and killed a go-go dancer during a brawl. Mosca is furious but decides to forgive his two incompetent men, but the Baron, secret lover of the dancer, is in furious rage and wants revenge.
88 min, United Kingdom/Italy – FEATURE (Gangster Comedy)
Fresh Guacamole Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalFRESH GUACAMOLE
Directed by PES
Fresh Guacamole is a stop motion animation
that is Nominated for the 2013 Oscars.
2 min, USA – ANIMATION SHORT
Monday 9:30-10:30 AM Complimentary breakfast for ticket holdersJoin us for a complimentary breakfast with our teenage filmmakers followed by 3 short films
plus a special screening of our teen films.
Monday 10:30 AM Buy Ticket
DR-GRORDBORT-PRESENTS THE DEADLIEST GAMEDR. GRORDBORT PRESENTS: THE DEADLIEST GAME
Directed by James Cunningham
This sci-fi adventure on Venus is based on the world of Dr. Grordbort by Greg Broadmore.
7min, New Zealand – ANIMATION SHORT
Zing Short Animation Official Selection Irvine International Film FestivalZING
Directed by Kyra Buschor & Cynthia Collins
Day in, day out, Mr. Grimm is busy with his job as the Reaper, harvesting people’s lives. One day, his monotonous existence is interrupted by the doorbell. It’s a little girl. She wants her cat back. Little does she know that she’s the next life on Mr. Grimm’s list.
8 min, Germany – ANIMATION SHORT
TEEN SHORTS
PAINT ME A PICTURE – Directed by Vincent Varga (12 min)
VLOG: A TRUE STORY – Directed by Cameron Lew and Michael Keane (7 min)
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD:
THE REVOLUTION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
Directed by Mehar Nangia and Kenneth Shinozuka (10 min)
A QUEST FOR PEACE: NONVIOENCE AMONG RELIGIONS
Directed by Matthew Evans (10 min)
REMEMBER TO FORGET – Directed by: Antonio Le Fosse (14 min)
“G” (water)- Luke Broyles (5 min)
Monday 12:30 PM Buy Ticket

INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
PRESENTS
AN AFTERNOON OF 10 SHORT FILMS HONORING THE
BEST OF ICG’S EMERGING CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Daron Keet, Pete Villani, Robert C. Webb, James Takata, Brian
O’Carroll, John Barr, Stewart Whelan, Michael Pescasio, Basil
Smith and Michael Alden Lloyd

Monday 3:30 PM – Closing film Buy Ticket
LE SAC DE FARINE (BAG OF FLOUR) LE-SAC-DE-FARINE-BAG-OF-FLOUR-Collage
LE SAC DE FARINE (BAG OF FLOUR) U.S. PREMIERE
Directed by Kadija Leclere
Alsemberg, December 1975, 8-year-old Sarah lives in a Catholic foyer. One day, her biological father, whom she has never met before, comes to take her for a weekend in Paris. But it is in Morocco that Sarah wakes up, in a little town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Very soon, her father leaves, abandoning her without any explanation. Sarah then slips into the life of a little Moroccan girl where the only schooling she is offered is ‘knitting.’ Nine years later, we find Sarah, now a 17-year-old teenager like all the others… or almost. The year is 1984, in the middle of a hunger revolt (The Revolt of ‘Aw- bach’). Sarah’s father has never sent the money he promised to send, and for the family where she is staying, each mouth to feed accounts for more and more. Sarah
now has to find a way to earn her room and board. And then, there’s Nari, that beautiful politically engaged student. But then, there is also her wish of leaving, to go back to Belgium of her childhood, the school, the books and a life that Sarah imagines free.
92 min, Belgium/Morocco – FEATURE
ASAD Short Film Official Selection Irvine International Film Festival.
ASAD
Directed by Bryan Buckley – Expected to attend
An all Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming-of-age fable of a Somali boy struggling
to survive in his war-torn homeland.
17 min, South Africa/USA – SHORT
Monday 7:00 PM – Awards Ceremony Buy Ticket
2013 IIFF Awards

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION
HONORING THE BEST IN EACH CATEGORY

BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE – BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY – BEST SHORT DRAMA
BEST SHORT COMEDY – BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

BEST SHORT ANIMATION – BEST TRAILER – BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS – BEST EMERGING CHILD ACTOR – BEST K-12
BEST 1ST TIME DIRECTOR – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Location For The Awards on January 21, 2013:

THE EMBASSY SUITES – IRVINE
2120 MAIN STREET, IRVINE CA 92614

Location for Film Screenings January 17-21, 2013

EDWARDS WESTPARK 8
3755 ALTON PARKWAY, IRVINE CA