SXSW Film Lineup 2013

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This year’s 8 films were selected from over 1200 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.

Awful Nice
Director/Screenwriter: Todd Sklar, Screenwriter: Alex Rennie

Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their relationship.
Cast : Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman, Keeley Hazell
(World Premiere)

Burma
Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Puga

On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
Cast : Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Chris McCann, Dan Bittner, Emily Fleischer
(World Premiere)

Improvement Club
Director/Screenwriter: Dayna Hanson

When their big gig falls through, a ragtag, avant-garde performance group with a political message struggles to find their audience—and the motivating force behind their work.
Cast : Magge Brown, Dave Proscia, Wade Madsen, Jessie Smith, Pol Rosenthal
(World Premiere)

LICKS
Director/Screenwriter: Jonathan Singer-Vine, Screenwriter: Justin “Hongry” Robinson

The story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after two years served in prison for a robbery gone wrong…
Cast : Stanley “Doe” Hunt, Koran Jenkins, Tatiana Monet, Devon Libran, Les “DJ Upgrade” Aderibigbe
(World Premiere)

The Retrieval
Director/Screenwriter: Chris Eska

On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Cast : Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst, Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman
(World Premiere)

Short Term 12
Director/Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton

The film follows Grace, a young supervisor at a foster-care facility, as she looks after the teens in her charge and reckons with her own troubled past. An unsparingly authentic film, full of both heart and surprising humor.
Cast : Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield
(World Premiere)

Swim Little Fish Swim (USA, France)
Director/Screenwriter: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis

Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, Swim Little Fish Swim is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Cast : Dustin Guy Defa, Anne Consigny, Brooke Bloom, Lola Bessis, Olivia Durling Costello
(World Premiere)

This Is Where We Live
Directors: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca, Screenwriter: Marc Menchaca

A struggling family’s dynamics are challenged and a unique friendship is born when a small-town Texas handyman becomes caregiver to their son with cerebral palsy.
Cast : Ron Hayden, CK McFarland, Marc Menchaca, Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw
(World Premiere)

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This year’s 8 films were selected from over 900 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.

12 O’Clock Boys
Director: Lotfy Nathan

Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a gang of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys.
(World Premiere)

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Directors: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960’s and 70’s to profoundly embrace life and ‘follow your own weird’.
(World Premiere)

Hey Bartender
Director: Douglas Tirola

The story of the bartender in the era of the craft cocktail.
(World Premiere)

Los Wild Ones
Director: Elise Salomon

Wild Records is an indie label reminiscent of the early days of Sun Records. The label is based in LA and run by Reb Kennedy aka Mr. Wild Records and is comprised of young Latin musicians who write and perform 50s Rock n Roll.
(World Premiere)

The Short Game
Director: Josh Greenbaum

Each year, the world’s best 7 year-old golfers descend on Pinehurst, North Carolina to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. THE SHORT GAME follows eight of these very young athletes on their quest to become the sport’s next phenom.
(World Premiere)

Touba
Director: E. Chai Vasarhelyi

With unprecedented access and dynamic 16mm cinematography, Touba reveals a different face of Islam by chronicling Sufi Muslims’ annual pilgrimage to the city of Touba.
(World Premiere)

We Always Lie To Strangers
Directors: AJ Schnack, David Wilson

A story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, the remote Ozark Mountain town that is one of the biggest tourist destinations in America.
(World Premiere)

WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL
Director: Ben Nabors

William Kamkwamba builds a windmill from scrap to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and launching him onto the world stage. His success leads to new opportunities and complex choices, distancing him from the life he once knew.
(World Premiere)

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Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with some major and rising names in cinema.

The East
Director/Screenwriter: Zal Batmanglij, Screenwriter: Brit Marling

An operative for a private intelligence firm goes undercover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations. Bent on apprehending these fugitives, her loyalty is tested as her feelings grow for their charismatic leader.
Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson

Evil Dead
Director/Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriter: Rodo Sayagues

Five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Cast : Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
(World Premiere)

Hawking (UK)
Director: Stephen Finnigan

HAWKING is the extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen’s world, both past and present. HAWKING – a remarkable man, a remarkable story.
(World Premiere)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Director: Don Scardino, Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley

As superstar Vegas magicians and former best friends Burt and Anton grow to secretly loathe each other, their long-time act implodes, allowing an ambitious rival street performer the big break he’s been waiting for.
Cast : Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, with Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey
(World Premiere)

Spring Breakers
Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine

Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.
Cast : James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane
(U.S. Premiere)

When Angels Sing
Director: Tim Mccanlies, Screenwriter: Lou Berney

A lyrical Christmas story about finding hope and joy after deep sorrow.
Cast : Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Lyle Lovett, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Eloise DeJoria, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
(World Premiere)

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High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.

The Bounceback
Director: Bryan Poyser, Screenwriters: David Degrow Shotwell, Steven Walters, Bryan Poyser

An outrageous comedy about love and revenge in Austin, Texas.
Cast : Marshall Allman, Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David
(World Premiere)

Coldwater
Director/Screenwriter: Vincent Grashaw, Screenwriter: Mark Penney

A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, the counselors, and with the retired war colonel in charge.
Cast : PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson, Nicholas Bateman
(World Premiere)

Drinking Buddies
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg

Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.
Cast : Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
(World Premiere)

Go For Sisters
Director/Screenwriter: John Sayles

Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.
Cast : Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross
(North American Premiere)

Good Night
Director/Screenwriter: Sean H. A. Gallagher

Leigh’s 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening maybe the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping and debauchery immediately follow.
Cast : Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars, Alex Karpovsky, Chris Doubek, Todd Berger
(World Premiere)

Good Vibrations (UK, Ireland)
Directors: Lisa Barros D’sa, Glenn Leyburn, Screenwriters: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson

A chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene.
Cast : Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Michael Colgan, Karl Johnson, Liam Cunningham
(North American Premiere)

Grow Up, Tony Phillips
Director/Screenwriter: Emily Hagins

A comedy about a Halloween-obsessed high school senior who doesn’t think childhood passions should have an expiration date.
Cast : Tony Vespe, AJ Bowen, Devin Bonnée, Katie Folger, Byron Brown
(World Premiere)

Gus
Director/Screenwriter: Jessie McCormack

Lizzie, married and longing for a child, can’t conceive. Her best friend, Andie, single and adrift, gets pregnant from a one-night stand and offers to have the baby for Lizzie, sparking a journey full of funny and painful obstacles for all involved.
Cast : Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Jon Dore, Michael Weston, Mimi Kennedy
(World Premiere)

Holy Ghost People
Director: Mitchell Altieri, Screenwriters: Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores

On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Cast : Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, Cameron Richardson, Roger Aaron Brown
(World Premiere)

Hours
Director/Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer

Set mostly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hours is the story of a man who battles looters, the elements and exhaustion for two days in a hospital while his newborn daughter clings to life inside a ventilator powered only by a manual crank.
Cast : Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez
(World Premiere)

I Give It A Year (UK)
Director/Screenwriter: Dan Mazer

A brand new comedy from the writer of Borat and Bruno that lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage.
Cast : Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Stephen Merchant
(North American Premiere)

Kilimanjaro
Director/Screenwriter: Walter Strafford

Sick of his routine life, Doug sets out to climb Kilimanjaro.
Cast : Brian Geraghty, Alexia Rasmussen, Abigail Spencer, Chris Marquette, Bruce Altman
(World Premiere)

Loves Her Gun
Director/Screenwriter: Geoff Marslett, Screenwriter: Lauren Modery

This romantic tragedy follows a young woman’s transition from flight to fight after she is the victim of street violence, but will the weapons that make her feel safe again create problems worse than the ones she is escaping?
Cast : Trieste Kelly Dunn, Francisco Barreiro, Ashley Rae Spillers, Melissa Hideko Bisagni, John Merriman
(World Premiere)

Milo
Director/Screenwriter: Jacob Vaughan, Screenwriter: Benjamin Hayes

A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.
Cast : Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root, Mary Kay Place
(World Premiere)

Much Ado About Nothing
Director: Joss Whedon

Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s film, Much Ado About Nothing.
Cast : Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese
(U.S. Premiere)

Reality Show
Director/Screenwriter: Adam Rifkin

A darkly comedic satire that follows TV producer Mickey Wagner and his amoral attempt to re-invent the reality genre. Mickey’s big idea is to pick a family and put them under all encompassing surveillance…without their knowledge.
Cast : Adam Rifkin, Scott Anderson, Kelly Menighan Hensley, Monika Tilling, Valerie Breiman
(World Premiere)

Scenic Route
Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz, Screenwriter: Kyle Killen

Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.
Cast : Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler
(World Premiere)

Some Girl(s)
Director: Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Screenwriter: Neil LaBute

On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Cast : Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mía Maestro, Jennifer Morrison, Emily Watson
(World Premiere)

Zero Charisma
Directors: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Screenwriter: Andrew Matthews

An obsessive fantasy nerd gradually becomes unhinged when a charismatic hipster joins his role-playing game.
Cast : Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd, Cyndi Williams, Brian Losoya, Vincent Prendergast, Katie Folger, John Gholson, Dakin Matthews
(World Premiere)

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Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
Director: Al Reinert

Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and he was convicted of the crime. Twenty-five years later, he tells the story of his journey from despair to exoneration.
(World Premiere)

Before You Know It
Director: PJ Raval

Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.
(World Premiere)

Continental (USA, Canada)
Director: Malcolm Ingram

A stylish and thoughtful examination of the infamous Continental Baths NYC circa 1968-1976. Told by the people who were there.
(World Premiere)

Downloaded
Director: Alex Winter

A documentary that explores the rise and fall of Napster and the birth of the digital revolution. It’s about the teens that helped start this revolution, and the artists and industries who continue to be impacted by it.
(World Premiere)

Fall and Winter
Director: Matt Anderson

FALL AND WINTER is a voyage into the heart of our global crisis. Epic and stunningly photographed, the film draws on past wisdom and uncovers new, ingenious strategies for the future. It is a psycho-spiritual survival guide for the 21st century. Presented by SXSW Eco
(World Premiere)

Getting Back to Abnormal
Director: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler

A polarizing white politician becomes a lightning rod for racial strife in New Orleans.
(World Premiere)

Good Ol’ Freda
Director: Ryan White

The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.
(World Premiere)

I Am Divine
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

The story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, and how he became John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon.
(World Premiere)

Medora
Directors: Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart

In America's basketball heartland, no team loses more often than the high school boys of rural Medora, Indiana. Four resilient players fight to avoid another winless season, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction.
(World Premiere)

MILIUS
Directors: Zak Knutson, Joey Figueroa

The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.
(World Premiere)

Mr. Angel
Director: Dan Hunt

Chronicles the extraordinary life of trans male porn pioneer and educator, Buck Angel. It’s a moving & provocative story of a man’s search for acceptance from his family and the world. An inspirational tale of an unlikely hero.
(World Premiere)

The Network (Australia, UK)
Director: Eva Orner

Set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Afghanistan.
(World Premiere)

The Other Shore
Director: Timothy Wheeler

The film tracks legendary swimmer Diana Nyad’s lifetime vision and four harrowing attempts to swim non-stop from Cuba to Florida. An abusive past collides with an obsessive present over a dangerous 60-hour feat never before accomplished.
(World Premiere)

Rewind This!
Director: Josh Johnson

Home video changed the world. The impact of the VHS tape was enormous. Rewind This! aims to trace the ripples of that impact.
(World Premiere)

Spark: A Burning Man Story
Directors: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter

What happens when you allow yourself to act on your dreams? Spark takes us behind the curtain with organizers and participants of Burning Man, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth.
(World Premiere)

TINY: A Story About Living Small
Directors: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller

One couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” smaller than the average parking space with no construction experience raises questions about sustainability and good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream. Presented by SXSW Eco
(World Premiere)

Unhung Hero
Director: Brian Spitz

After a failed marriage proposal because of his inadequate size, a young man adventures the world in search of answers so he will never come up short again.
(World Premiere)

We Cause Scenes
Director: Matt Adams

The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming “Improv Everywhere,” a prank collective ten years in the making.
(World Premiere)

Xmas Without China
Director: Alicia Dwyer

A documentary comedy about serious issues we have with our stuff, Xmas Without China follows Chinese immigrant Tom Xia as he challenges his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without any Chinese products.
(World Premiere)

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Audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape that demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking.

ELENA (Brazil)
Director: Petra Costa

Elena moves to NY with the dream of becoming a movie actress. She leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Years later, her sister Petra goes to NY to look for Elena.
(North American Premiere)

euphonia
Director/Screenwriter: Danny Madden

listen.
Cast : Will Madden, Maria Decotis
(World Premiere)

Everyone’s Going to Die (UK)
Director/Screenwriter: Jones

A modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and nobody, finally, is going to die.
Cast : Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley, Madeline Duggan
(World Premiere)

Fuck for Forest (Poland)
Director: Michał Marczak, Screenwriter: Michał Marczak, Łukasz Grudziński

Have sex. Save the world.
(North American Premiere)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Switzerland)
Director: Sophie Huber

An iconic actor and passionate musician in his intimate moments, with film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
(U.S. Premiere)

Kelly + Victor (UK)
Director/Screenwriter: Kieran Evans, Screenwriter: Adapted For Screen By Niall Griffiths

Adapted by Kieran Evans from the acclaimed novel by Niall Griffiths, and shot in Liverpool. Kelly + Victor is a raw compelling passionate love story set against the backdrop of a highly cinematic Liverpool, to a searing soundtrack.
Cast : Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Julian Morris, Stephen Walters, William Ruane, Claire Keelan
(North American Premiere)

Lunarcy! (Canada)
Director: Simon Ennis

Director Simon Ennis introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters who all share one thing in common: an obsession with the Moon.
(U.S. Premiere)

Maidentrip
Director: Jillian Schlesinger

An intimate coming-of-age adventure set against the epic backdrop of the open sea, Maidentrip explores life through the eyes of 14-year-old Laura Dekker on her quest to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
(World Premiere)

Maladies
Director/Screenwriter: Carter

A comedic look at the life of a former actor turned writer struggling to cope with reality, his work and interpersonal relationships.
Cast : James Franco, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming
(North American Premiere)

Our Nixon
Director: Penny Lane

Recently discovered Super 8 home movies filmed by three of Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and fellow Watergate conspirators – offer an intimate and complex new glimpse into his presidency in this all-archival documentary.
(North American Premiere)

Sake-Bomb (USA, Japan)
Director: Junya Sakino, Screenwriter: Jeff Mizushima

A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.
Cast : Gaku Hamada, Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes, Josh Brodis, Samantha Quan
(World Premiere)

Snap
Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Screenwriter: Victor Teran

A stylish psychological thriller set against the underground dubstep DJ scene that takes the audience on a dark and terrifying journey into the depths of the psychopathic mind as it threatens to explode into horrific violence.
Cast : Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula, Jason Priestley
(World Premiere)

These Birds Walk
Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq

The film documents the resilience of a 6-year-old Pakistani runaway as he tackles one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place?

The Wait
Director/Screenwriter: M. Blash

An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected.
Cast : Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Josh Hamilton, Devon Gearhart
(World Premiere)

White Reindeer
Director/Screenwriter: Zach Clark

After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Cast : Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Johnson, Joe Swanberg, Christopher Doubek
(World Premiere)

Yellow
Director/Screenwriter: Nick Cassavetes, Screenwriter: Heather Wahlquist

A young substitute teacher escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities, in this wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip from director Nick Cassavetes.
Cast : Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta
(U.S. Premiere)

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Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

Big Ass Spider!
Director: Mike Mendez, Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras

When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
Cast: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau
(World Premiere)

Cheap Thrills
Director: E.L. Katz, Screenwriters: Trent Haaga, David Chirchirillo

Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security…but at a price.
Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller
(World Premiere)

Haunter (Canada)
Director: Vincenzo Natali, Screenwriter: Brian King

Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her 16th birthday and will be forever. She and her family are doomed to repeat the fateful day before they were all killed in 1985.
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, David Hewlett
(World Premiere)

Kiss of the Damned
Director/Screenwriter: Xan Cassavetes

Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her sister Mimi comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…
Cast: Joséphine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, Riley Keough, Ching Valdes-Aran
(U.S. Premiere)

The Lords of Salem
Director/Screenwriter: Rob Zombie

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood.
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn
(U.S. Premiere)

Plus One
Director: Dennis Iliadis, Screenwriter: Bill Gullo

When the party of the decade is disrupted by a supernatural phenomenon, the night soon descends in to chaos.
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall
(World Premiere)

The Rambler
Director/Screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder

After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady, Scott Sharot

V/H/S/2
Directors: Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Jason Eisener, John Davies

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Cast: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L. C. Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes

You’re Next
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett

A fresh twist on home-invasion horror. A gang of masked murderers descend upon a family reunion, and the victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest proves to be the most talented killer of all.
Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg

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Showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.

All the Labor
Director: Doug Hawes-Davis

Intimate performances and behind-the-scenes footage convey the life, labor and brotherhood of the distinctive purveyors of original American music, The Gourds, as they defy genres, expectations, and career clichés over two decades of musical joy.
(World Premiere)

Artifact
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins

Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, Artifact gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album This Is War.

A Band Called Death
Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was a band called Death.

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
Director: Lily Keber

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.
(World Premiere)

Born in Chicago
Director: John Anderson

Passed down from musician to musician, the Chicago blues transcended the color lines of the 1960s as young, white Chicago musicians apprenticed themselves to legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
(World Premiere)

Broadway Idiot
Director: Doug Hamilton

Punk Rock meets Broadway - WTF!?! Go behind the curtain with Green Day lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, as he ventures into the strange new world of Broadway. Will Billie Joe – or Broadway – ever be the same?
(World Premiere)

Brothers Hypnotic
Director: Reuben Atlas

Eight brothers, extraordinary brass musicians from Chicago’s South Side, test their brotherhood and their father’s legacy against mounting mainstream success.
(World Premiere)

¡Cuatro!
Director: Tim Wheeler

The film takes you inside the world of Green Day, chronicling the conceptualizing and recording of their current musical trilogy (Green Day ¡Uno! Green Day ¡Dos! Green Day ¡Tré!) and featuring intimate live performances that took place along the way.

Finding the Funk
Director/Screenwriter: Nelson George

A look at Funk’s past, present and enduring influence on contemporary music.
(World Premiere)

Gimme the Power
Director: Olallo Rubio

A rockumentary about the Mexican band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band was born and developed.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Director: Jeanie Finlay

Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. No one knew the pair were really Scottish, with fake American accents and made up identities.A film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the pursuit of fame.
(World Premiere)

In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks
Directors: Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart

In 2010 Stevie Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, the two set up shop in her home studio to reveal their collaborative creative process.

Muscle Shoals
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals became the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music inspiring and luring artists as diverse as Keith Richards and Alicia Keys.

Pete and Toshi get a Camera
Director: William Eigen

In 1963, blacklisted by the McCarthy hearings and under surveillance by the FBI, Pete Seeger buys a movie camera and takes his family on an adventure of a lifetime, filming gifted musicians in exotic locations around the world.
(World Premiere)

The Punk Singer
Director: Sini Anderson

What happened to Kathleen Hanna? The Punk Singer - a feature-length documentary about the musician (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) and feminist icon - tells the story of where she’s been, and where she is now.
(World Premiere)

Reincarnated
Director: Andy Capper

The film follows Snoop Dogg on an intimate, spiritual journey, depicting the life and times of a conflicted modern icon striving for light in a world of darkness.
(North American Premiere)

This Ain’t No Mouse Music!
Directors: Chris Simon, Maureen Gosling

Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, searching for the musical soul of America.
(World Premiere)

Twenty Feet from Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville

The untold story of the backup singer in popular music. It is a celebration of the voices from the edge, which brought shape and style to the soundtracks of our lives.

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A diverse panorama of international filmmaking talent, including premieres, interactive documentaries and shorts.

And Who Taught You To Drive? (Germany)
Director: Andrea Thiele

An American in Tokyo, a Korean in Bavaria, and a German in Mumbai: Prepare for a real culture clash when you have to pass your driving test again in another country … A real life comedy.
(North American Premiere)

Diario a Tres Voces / Three Voices (Mexico)
Director: Otilia Portillo Padua

We are always told that love lasts forever like in children’s fairy tales, but the reality is that people change and relationships expire.
(North American Premiere)

Dog Flesh / Carne de Perro (Chile)
Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Guzzoni

The life of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man, who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.
Cast : Alejandro Goic
(North American Premiere)

The Fifth Season (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
Directors/Screenwriters: Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth

In a village, a mysterious calamity strikes: spring doesn’t come.
Cast : Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

Museum Hours (Austria, USA)
Director/Screenwriter: Jem Cohen

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an adrift visitor from abroad, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
Cast : Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits
(U.S. Premiere)

The Punk Syndrome (Finland)
Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi

Meet Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band with a handicap: Toni, Sami, Pertti and Kari. The film follows the band’s journey from rehearsals to success, showing the love and hate between the guys.

Sofia’s Last Ambulance (Bulgaria)
Director: Ilian Metev

Sofia, Bulgaria. In a city where only 13 ambulances struggle to serve several million people, three paramedics face Kafkaesque situations.

Zayiat (Turkey)
Director/Screenwriter: Halil Deniz Tortum, Screenwriter: Steeve Roso

A man falls into the Bosphorus on a snowy night. His son, Mete half-heartedly searches for him in wintered Istanbul.
Cast : Ulas Tuna Astepe, Sergulen Onan Dervisoglu, Zeynep Olcer, Burak Cevik, Selim Can Bilgin
(North American Premiere)

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Acclaimed standouts and selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.

The Act of Killing (Denmark)
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide.

At Any Price
Director: Ramin Bahrani, Screenwriters: Hallie Elizabeth Newton, Ramin Bahrani

In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious HENRY WHIPPLE (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son DEAN (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham, Clancy Brown, Chelcie Ross, Maika Monroe, Red West, Ben Marten, Dan Waller

A Teacher
Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell

A popular high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
Cast : Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Julie Dell Phillips, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek

Before Midnight
Director/Screenwriter: Richard Linklater, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior

Computer Chess
Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski

An artificially intelligent comedy from the director of Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.
Cast : Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Myles Paige

The Crash Reel
Director: Lucy Walker

The dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.

Don Jon
Director/Screenwriter: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Jon (Gordon-Levitt) loves his family, friends, church and porn. Spending hours online, Jon’s ideas of a perfect woman collide with Barbara’s (Johansson) ideas of a perfect man. They struggle to see past their wants and needs in this romantic comedy.
Cast : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

First Cousin Once Removed
Director: Alan Berliner

A heartfelt and intimate portrait of poet Edwin Honig’s final years with Alzheimer’s disease.

Imagine (Poland, Portugal, France)
Director/Screenwriter: Andrzej Jakimowski

Ian, a special instructor for the visually impaired, has been hired by a Lisbon school to help blind children and young adults. However, his unusual teaching methods are not only challenging, but also dangerous…
Cast : Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Mud
Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.
Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon

Pit Stop
Director/Screenwriter: Yen Tan, Screenwriter: David Lowery

Two men. A small town. A love that isn’t quite out of reach.
Cast : Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Richard C. Jones

Prince Avalanche
Director/Screenwriter: David Gordon Green

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Cast : Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer
Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?

The Spectacular Now
Director: James Ponsoldt, Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

A high school romance between an alcoholic, party boy and a more reserved, shy, girl.
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler

Upstream Color
Director/Screenwriter: Shane Carruth

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.
Cast : Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth

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Expect the unexpected - Special Events can feature anything from exclusive TV pilots, web series, interactive films and special guest appearances.

Asleep at the Wheel Then and Now
Director: Dan Karlok

Ray Benson's whirlwind romp through the four-decade history of the post-modern kings of western swing.

Bates Motel: Story to Screen with Carlton Cuse

Combining the SXSW Film Festival and Conference in one, attendees will get an exclusive first look at the pilot of Bates Motel, the thrilling new series from A&E. Following the screening, Executive Producer Carlton Cuse (Lost) will sit down with A&E Marketing EVP Guy Slattery for an inside look and Q&A on the process for bringing this contemporary prequel to life.
Cast : Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz
(World Premiere)

Burning Love
Director: Ken Marino, Screenwriter: Erica Oyama

Season 2 follows Damaged Darlin’ and Dental Hygenist, Julie Gristlewhite, as she searches for love amongst 16 eligible bachelors in the second installment of the popular web series that parodies reality dating shows.
Cast : June Diane Raphael, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Cera, Colin Hanks, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Adam Scott, Joe Lo Truglio
(World Premiere)

Linsanity
Director: Evan Jackson Leong

Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.

Mabon “Teenie” Hodges- A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original
Director: Susanna Vapnek

You may know such famous songs as “Take Me To The River” and “Love and Happiness”, but you probably do not know Mabon “Teenie” Hodges- The legendary Memphis guitarist who co-wrote these songs with Al Green.

No More Road Trips?
Director: Rick Prelinger

A dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asks whether we’ve reached the end of the open road. The soundtrack for this fully participatory film is made fresh daily by audiences at each screening.
(World Premiere)

Sound City
Director: Dave Grohl

Through interviews with musicians and producers who worked at recording studio, Sound City, and the writing and recording of new music, we observe the human element of making music and the art of analog recording.

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
Director: Simon Klose

The inside story of three hacktivists who became cult heroes for the internet generation and persecuted criminals to the media industry for running the worlds largest file sharing site.
(North American Premiere)

A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone
Director: Wayne Coyne

Compiled from over 28 hours of personal videos shot by The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on his iPhone, A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone, is the world's first vertical iPhone movie.
(World Premiere)

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A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.

THE AUDITION
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall

A young woman auditions for the role of “Clipboard Woman”

Black Metal
Director: Kat Candler

After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, the actions of one fan creates a chain reaction for the lead singer of a black metal band.

Boneshaker
Director: Frances Bodomo

An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child.

Cavalier
Director: Steven Schardt

An alcoholic father, recently served restrictive custody papers, kidnaps his son to go on a road trip.

Chiralia (Germany)
Director: Santiago Gil

Around an isolated lake, the experience of a tragedy travels like a wave through space and time, from person to person, from memory to imagination.

Dotty (New Zealand)
Directors: Mick Andrews, Brett O’Gorman

A stubborn old lady struggles to send a text message to her daughter.

Ellen Is Leaving (New Zealand)
Director: Michelle Savill

On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend.

Indoor (UK)
Directors: Simon Atkinson, Adam Townley

An eleven year old boy, unable to fly his kite alone, befriends a peculiar girl who can not leave her caravan.

It’s Not You, It’s Me
Director: Matt Spicer

A young woman’s relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.

Kelly
Directors: Nathan Honnold, Alex Zhuravlov

Kelly, a female entrepreneur, gives personal advice and insight into business and beauty. She finds inspiration in her personal experiences and in her role model Mary Kay.

LaDonna
Directors: Nathan Honnold, Alex Zhuravlov

An elderly couple finds excitement in breaking and entering.

MOBILE HOMES (USA/France)
Director: Vladimir de Fontenay

MOBILE HOMES tells the story of a young woman, trapped in sex trafficking, and her son who explores an unlikely way out.

MOUSSE (Sweden)
Director: John Hellberg

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town?

Natives
Director: Jeremy Hersh

Rachel, a young Manhattanite, is so in love with her girlfriend’s Native American roots that she begin to lose sight of their relationship.

Necronomica
Directors: Kyle Bogart, Cliff Bogart

A friendship is tested as two Black Metal bandmates lose hope that they will ever achieve their ultimate goal: To be the most evil band in the world.

#PostModem
Directors: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva

/#PostModem is a comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It’s the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, told in a series of cinematic tweets.

SEQUIN RAZE
Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Behind the scenes of a hit reality TV show, a jaded producer and a spurned beauty queen face off in mental mortal combat. One driven by cash rewards and ambition, the other clinging to her last shred of dignity. Only one can leave victorious.

Shale
Director: Jed Cowley

John, a stubborn shale pit owner, and his once dutiful wife, Sheila, have a grave confrontation after months of separation.

Si Nos Dejan
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall

If they let us, we will love each other all our lives.

SKIN
Director: Jordana Spiro

A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.

The Slaughter
Director: Jason B. Kohl

A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business.

Social Butterfly (France/USA)
Director: Lauren Wolkstein

A 30-year-old American woman enters a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

Top Floor
Director: Aaron David DeFazio

When Ron, a high powered hedge fund manager, finds out that his biggest investor may be pulling out of the fund, his world begins to collapse on him, as he juggles fatherhood, his ex-wife, and one very big secret.

Weighting
Directors: Dustin Bowser, Brie Larson

A relationship ends.

When We Lived in Miami
Director: Amy Seimetz

Filmed in Miami during Hurricane Isaac, When We Lived in Miami is a hypnotic short about the lengths one woman will go to keep her family from falling apart.

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Unfiltered slices of life, from across the documentary spectrum.

After (UK)
Director: Lukasz Konopa

‘After’ is a film about contemporary life in Auschwitz. In an observation from dusk till dawn, it portrays the theatre of everyday life around the grim confines and captures the energies and activities of a world fascinated by this former concentration camp.

Contents of C______’s Box, in no particular order
Director: Ian Berry

An exploration of a failed relationship through a box of mementos.

Endless Day (Germany)
Director: Anna Frances Ewert

This film is about an insomniac’s inner journey through a sleepless night.

Flutter (USA/Canada)
Director: Dara Bratt

Flutter is a short observational documentary about an ordinary man obsessed with the extraordinary.

I Kill
Directors: David White, Paul Wedel

The kindest slaughter: a short documentary about one man’s bloody job.

In Hanford
Director: Chris Mars

In Hanford is artist Chris Mars’s fantastic exploration of real incidents in Hanford, Washington, where the local environment was poisoned as a result of cold war era nuclear arms manufacture.

Introducing: Bobby.
Director: Roger Hayn

A character portrait of a debt-ridden man with a violent past in pursuit of a fresh start.

The Knife Maker
Director: Keith “keef” Ehrlich

Writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz discusses the human element of craft–the potential for a skill to mature into an art. In sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.

KRS ONE: Brooklyn to the Bronx
Director: Brimstone, Joshua Moise

Hip Hop pioneer, KRS-One, takes us through his years as a homeless teenager in New York City. Traveling from Brooklyn to the Bronx, he begins to visualize his steps to becoming an MC.

Magnetic Reconnection (Canada)
Director: Kyle Armstrong

A short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with the harsh landscapes and decaying manmade debris littered throughout the northern Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba.

The Other Dave
Director: Pasquale Greco

Life changes people; especially when it involves 1 billion volts of electricity. “Super Dave” Manning, was on his way to a pro golf career when lightning struck and permanently changed his perception of reality.  

Recollections (Japan)
Director: Nathanael Carton

A community of tsunami survivors hold onto their existence through pictures recovered from the debris.

The Roper
Directors: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands

A black man with hip-hop and zydeco roots hard-grafts through the local, all-white rodeo circuits in the Deep South as he dreams of competing in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

SLOMO
Director: Josh Izenberg

Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

The Village (Brazil)
Director: Liliana Sulzbach

The daily life of the dwellers of a microtown in the the south of Brazil which is about to vanish.

Vladimir Putin In Deep Concentration

Vladimir Putin is the most powerful man in the world

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An assortment of stories told using a mix of traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop-motion, and everything in-between. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short.

The Blue Umbrella
Director: Saschka Unseld

It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.

Cicada Princess
Director: Mauricio Baiocchi

Cicadas spend a long time planning…

The Event (USA/UK)
Director: Julia Pott

Love and a severed foot, at the end of the world.

The Gold Sparrow
Director: Daniel Stessen

In a black and white world artists must defend their color.

Kishi Bashi - ”I Am The Antichrist To You”
Director: Kishi Bashi

A surreal stop motion collaboration between avante-pop/violinist Kishi Bashi and acclaimed animator Anthony Scott (Coraline, Paranorman). An abandoned puppy awakes in a post-apocalyptic world with vivid memories of his love and all that he lost.

Marcel, King of Tervuren
Director: Tom Schroeder

Greek tragedy enacted by Belgian roosters.

Oh Willy…(Belgium/France/ Netherlands/Luxembourg)
Directors: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.

Old Man
Director: Leah Shore

For more than 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate directly with the outside world. Until Now.

The Places Where We Lived
Director: Bernardo Britto

A man wakes up with a weird feeling. His parents are selling his childhood home.

SCI-FLY
Director: Joey Shanks

Surrender to the Cosmos

Shelved (New Zealand)
Director: James Cunningham

Two loser robots discover they are being replaced… by humans

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Bite-sized bits for all of your sex, genre, and hilarity needs.

The Apocalypse
Director: Andrew Zuchero

Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea of how to spend their Saturday afternoon. The Apocalypse.

BOY FRIENDS
Director: Hugo Vargas-Zesati

A man disturbed by a dream awakens to realize his unconscious has called his self-awareness into question. When confronting himself, misfortune brings the temporal world into perspective.

Cats
Director: Michael Reich

A master groomer explains the sensual methods of dog grooming to his young and beautiful apprentice. Her mind begins to wander into a profane dream that melds the grossness of dog bathing with voyeuristic and domineering sexuality.

Child Eater (USA/Iceland)
Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen

A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ closet.

Dance Till You Drop
Directors: Eric M. Levy, Juan Cardarelli

She thought the house was safe, but under the right circumstances, anything can be dangerous. Even a dance montage.

Follow
Director: Owen Egerton

Follow is a dark thriller centered on a young couple’s dangerous bedroom games.

Hell No
Director: Joe Nicolosi

Hell No is a new type of terror, a reality-based horror film that pits real smart people in terrifying horror situations…

Play House
Director: Brandon LaGanke

Harold’s crumbling family is bound only by his unconditional love for them.

Root
Director: Caleb Johnson

A young woman has an affair that leaves a hideous mark. Her attempts to remove it only make it worse.

Two Fingers - ‘Vengeance Rhythm’ (UK)
Director: Chris Ullens

This is the story of a very angry teddy bear.

Under the Lion Crotch(Hong Kong)
Director: Wong Ping

Daily life living in Hong Kong.

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A range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.

∆ (Alt-J) - ”Breezeblocks”
Director: Ellis Bahl

CHRISTEENE - “Big Shot”
Director: PJ Raval

Daniel Bedingfield - ”Secret Fear”
Director: Daniel Bedingfield

Flying Lotus - ”Until The Quiet Comes”
Director: Kahlil Joseph

Foster The People - ”Houdini”
Director: DANIELS

HEALTH - ”Tears”
Directors: David Altobelli, Jeff Desom

Keaton Henson - ”Small Hands”
Director: Joseph Mann

Killer Mike - ”Reagan”
Directors: Daniel Garcia, Harry Teitelman

Lushlife - “Magnolia”
Directors: Jesse Lamar High, Nik Harper

Mikhael Paskalev - ”I Spy”
Director: André Chocron

Modeselektor - "Evil Twin"
Director: Dent.De.Cuir

Moones - ”Better Energy”
Director: Peter Sluszka

Righchus - ”Stroker’s Row’
Director: Taylor Engel

Rudimental - ”Feel The Love”
Director: Bob Harlow

Slugabed - ”Sex”
Director: Chris Ullens

Sóley - "Bad Dream"
Directors: Ellen Ragnarsdóttir, Raam Reddy

Starcadian - ”HE^RT”
Directors: Rob O’Neill, Starcadian

The Shoes - ”Time To Dance”
Director: Daniel Wolfe

Vitalic - ”Stamina”
Director: Saman Keshavarz

Wax Tailor Feat Aloe Blacc - "Time To Go"
Directors: Darcy Prendergast, Seamus Spilsbury

Wild Belle - ”Keep You”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

Willow - ”Sweater”
Director: Filip Sterckx

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Texas High School students offer a glimpse of a bright future for Texas filmmaking.

Adam Mosley - Who I Am
Director: Jake Wangner

Adam Mosley is an amateur Fort Worth skateboarder. He spends his days rolling across the pavement learning new tricks. Take a quick look into his daily life.

Again
Director: Jade Basinski, Pearl Basinski

A sweet lullaby.

The Benefactress
Director: Alina Vega

Everything’s coming apart at the seams.

CaNnibal
Directors: Sophia Haid, Ivan Kumamoto

The can man can.

Charlie Hughes
Directors: Kyle Matthew, Hirsh Elhence

What did you do to mom?

The Cigarette Burns Slowly
Director: Connor Clift

Two individuals who work the night shift together decide to take a cigarette break. Chemistry unfolds.

Don’t Be Afraid Ashley
Director: Makena Buchanan

Don’t be afraid Ashley, It’s just a dark empty theater, there’s no one here but your friends.

Drop
Director: Zenzele Ojore

“Drop” is an experimental narrative that tells the story of a young drowning victim, her journey through the “in-between” and the many memories of her past to reach her alternate peace.  

Dropoff
Director: Conner Miller

A man on the run—but from what?

THE EXCHANGE
Director: Louis J. Zylka

One night, a robbery took place at a museum and someone got murdered. It’s up to Detective Bones to solve this crime.

Gas Giant
Director: Andrew Haworth

Gas Giant is a stop motion animated short about a man who wakes up on his lawn and realizes he’s 50 feet tall.

GBFF
Director: Atheena Frizzell

More than anything else in the world, Reese wants a gay best friend. She sets out to get one but her plan goes terribly awry.

The Magic Lasso
Director: Amy Harvie

The Magic Lasso is a thriller about a young girl who wakes up from a coma in a post-apocalyptic hospital and the abandoned characters she discovers there.

Obsession
Director: Stephen Mendoza

Obsession is a thriller about a disturbed young woman who finally has the evening she has been dreaming of with the object of her affection.

Outbreak
Director: Maddison Lopez

What would the average high school student do to survive a zombie apocalpyse?

Partner
Directors: James Bradford, Max Montoya

Girl, you’ll be a woman soon.

Robert Cossman, Deceased
Director: Alexander Marking

The story around a mysterious briefcase

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
Directors: Callan Harrison, Aidan Anders

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight is a hand cut paper animation chronicling the adventures of Sir Gawain and his attempts to uphold the code of chivalry.

Skin To Bone
Directors: Taha Dawoodbhoy, Brandon Torio

Skin To Bone is a fan made music video to the song “Skin To Bone” by Linkin Park. The video delves into the dark meeting behind the song.

TRAPPED (A Slenderman Short Film)
Directors: Jonathan Munoz, Kyle Curtis

An adaptation to the Slenderman urban legend. Inspired by the hit PC game SLENDER

True Story
Director: Miles Andres

Based on a true story.

Zipper
Director: Rachel Davis

A girl find a body and a zipper catches her attention….

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