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Thursday, March 26
 

7:00pm

Manhattan Romance - OPENING NIGHT FILM
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 97 Mins

Director:Tom O'Brien

Writer: Tom O'Brien

Producers: Mike Harrop, Dennis O'Neill

Starring:Katherine Waterston, Tom O'Brien, Caitlin FitzGerald, Gaby Hoffmann

A New York romantic drama/comedy in the style of Woody Allen, Manhattan Romance, is a subtle voyeuristic look into the lives of a New York Documentary filmmaker (Tom O'Brien) as he tries to finish his documentary on relationships in New York and navigate his own. Will he continue to chase the unattainable, Theresa (Caitlin FitzGerald), a new age dancer or will he finally admit his love for his best friend Carla (Katherine Waterston) who is in a relationship with a very busy political strategist (Gaby Hoffmann).

CO Premiere


Thursday March 26, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

9:00pm

Opening Night Party
Come celebrate the kick-off of the 12th Annual Vail Film Festival after the opening night film. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer. A full bar will be available.

Open to Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor and Industry Passholders. Passes are on sale now.

Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Lodge at Vail 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
 
Friday, March 27
 

11:00am

Lucky Stiff
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 78 Mins

Director: Christopher Ashley

Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Producers: Victor Syrmis, J. Todd Harris

Starring: Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Pamela Shaw, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina

A young down-and-out British shoe salesman takes the body of his dead American uncle to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life - a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun, all part of his uncle's will. If the young man fulfills his uncle's request to the letter he will inherit $6 million. If he doesn't the money will go to a dog's home. To be sure, there are many others who want that money and will do anything to get it.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:18pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:00am

Shorts Program 2: All You Need Is Now

Filmmakers in attendance

Ladybug
RT 12 Mins
Director: Roman Dent
Writer: Roman Dent (screenplay, story by); Michael Roud (Story By)
Producer: Jaret Martino, Rob Rettberg
Starring: Jennifer Lyons, Bruce Shetler, CeCe Paige, Jakob Wedel, Jessica Morris
Description: After the untimely death of his parents, John turns to his sister for support who helps him cope with his grief in some questionable ways.
World Premiere 

The Stomach
RT 15 Mins
Director: Ben Steiner
Writer: Ben Steiner
Producers: Dan Dixon
Starring: Simon Meacock, Ben Bishop, Peter Marinker, Kiki Kendrick, Neil Newbon, Jennie Lathan
Description: Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir. 

Insomniacs
RT 15 Mins
Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Writer: Charles Chintzer Lai
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Imogen Stubbs, Charlotte Hope
Description: Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.
CO Premiere

The Blood of Love
RT 20 Mins
Director: Jeff Meyers
Writer: Jeff Meyers
Producers: Keith Jefferies, Arden Morris, Jonathan West, Jeff Meyers
Starring: Mali Elfman, Chris Stack, James St. Vincent, Steve Xander Carson, Norm Roth
Description: Unwilling to accept the death of her husband, a young widow, acquires a machine that can bring him back to her. But the machine exacts a terrible price: she must provide the blood it needs to revive her beloved. And it starts demanding more and more blood for less and less time.
CO Premiere

Everything (You say) I am
RT 18 Mins
Director: Guillermo Florence
Writer: Guillermo Florence
Producer: Guillermo Florence
Starring: Marta Larralde, Iván Massagué
Description: Gonzalo, a hotel waiter, looks under a bed and finds Bea. She, suffering a bout of amnesia, has run out on her own wedding, and everyone is searching the hotel for her. Before the others find her, Gonzalo must get her to believe what he says: that she is the love of his life.
CO Premiere

While You Were in a Coma
RT 10 Mins
Director: Jean Paul Labbe
Writers: Kevin & Matthew McManus with input from the TentSquare Community
Producers: Andrew van den Houten, Zach Passero, Seth Webster, Ashleigh Snead
Starring: James St. Vincent, Brooke Butler
Description: As the first film ever created using Crowd Powered Entertainment™, “While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to plot points, to the director and lead actor. It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.
CO Premiere 

Fruitcake
RT 13 Mins
Directors: Seth M. Sherwood and Sarah Baker Grillo
Writer: Seth M. Sherwood
Producers: Sarah Baker Grillo, Erin Boyes, Seth M. Sherwood, Elyse Levesque, Morgan Peter Brown
Starring: Erin Boyes, Elyse Levesque, Troy Ruptash, JR Bourne, Russell Sams, Karen Jean Olds, Piercey Dalton
Description: Set in suburbia during the 1950s, Fruitcake tells the story of 'Rosemary' and 'Sallie,' who for various reasons, feel they are not as happy as they should be with the world around them. Disconnected and ambivalent, they are intrigued by the prospect of a new cure-all for their loneliness. Desperate for their lives to live up to some imaginary ideal, these women might be swayed to take any course of action, even if it costs them their very sanity.
World Premiere

Junked
RT 11 Mins
Director: Gus Berger
Producer: Gus Berger
Description: Filmed during the final days of the George Revival Cinema in St Kilda, Junked is an affectionate tribute to the art of film projection in an era when digital technologies are taking over and film prints are being destroyed forever.
CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Student Film Showcase
Filmmakers in attendance

Full-Windsor
(USA) RT 6 Mins
Director: Faraday Okoro
Writer: Faraday Okoro
Producers: Oscar Hernandez,  Eric Hsiao
Starring: Dejon Brooks, Carolyn Michelle Smith
Description: A 10 year old boy battles his mother in order to wear his father's tie to school.
CO Premiere

Knives
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
Writers: T. Sardoni & Aaron David DeFazio
Producers: Larissa Rhodes & Co-Producers: Daniella Kahane, Emma Wang
Starring: Peter Friedman, Paul Castro JR, Marc Menchaca, Chloe Levine
Description: After a string of brutal murders occurs in his suburban town, Ryan, a curious shopping cart collector investigates a suspicious knife sharpening truck and its cagey owner.
World Premiere

Minimum Max
(USA) RT 3 Mins
Director: Josh Ovalle
Writer: Josh Ovalle
Producer: Josh Ovalle
Starring: Josh Ovalle
Description: High school student, Max, shares his inner struggles with ADD.

Scumbag
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Luke Spears
Writer: Luke Spears
Producers: Shana Keegan, Quinlan Orear
Starring:Graham Powell, Lance R. Marshall, Sophia Parra, Brandi Bravo 
Description: An investment banker is forced to desperate action after a chance encounter with a face from his past.
World Premiere

Theme Song Rebel
(USA) RT 20 Mins
Director: Luke Patton
Writers: Gabe Hulbert, Luke Patton
Producers :Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Starring: Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Description: In a dystopia where a person's social class is determined by their theme song, Louise wants to change her tune.
CO Premiere

Unspoken
(USA) RT 20 Min
Director: Eric Otten
Writer: Eric Otten 
Producer: Natalie Whalen
Starring: Hillary Baack, Holgie Forrester and Zach Alden
Description: Unspoken is a short film that revolves around a young deaf woman dealing with the hardships of moving her mother with Alzheimer's into a senior home. Deaf actress, Hillary Baack (The East), plays Eva who keeps herself closed off to the world. She must learn to connect with others after realizing her mother will not always be by her side.
CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

The Okee Dokee Brothers' Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure
(USA) RT 49 Mins

Directors:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Writers:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Producers: Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Starring:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing

This film tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning children's musicians The Okee Dokee Brothers' month-long hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, the songs they wrote on their trek, and a life-long friendship. It includes educational segments, camping shenanigans, music videos, interviews, and pristine nature scenes. The film's goal is to inspire kids and families to embrace the natural world as a means of respecting the animals, people, and life that surrounds us.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:00pm

Mexico Pelagico
Filmmakers in attendance

(Mexico) RT 69 Mins

Director: Jeronimo Prieto

Writer: Jeronimo Prieto

Producer: Jorge Cervera Hauser

Starring: Sylvia Earl, Ana Lagos, Eduardo Martinez, Jorge Cervera, Carlos Cespedes

While the Pelagic Life team is chasing the elusive sardine baitball in the open ocean near Baja California, they stumble upon a crude shark fishing operation that sparks a seismic shift in the group’s thinking. Departing from their original concept of documenting awesome sea-life phenomenon, they transform their mission to creating awareness of Mexico’s sea-life while creating sustainable livelihoods for the shark fishermen in order to preserve a delicate and critical ecosystem. Mexico Pelagico invites the audience to engage with Mexico’s rich and majestic oceanic treasures, to be inspired and awed to take up the mantle of respect and conservation through ecotourism.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 1:00pm - 2:09pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:15pm

Snow Day
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 59 Mins

Director: Erica Milsom

Producers: Krissy Cababa, Kim Donovan

Snow Day is an hour-long documentary about life, death, and skiing that follows a group of senior skiers on their weekly trip up the Rockies. Though the film never veers into the perils of the Colorado backcountry, it still manages to face down death and ponder the importance and beauty of a moment on the slopes from the ensemble perspective of six aging skiers. Full of life, but frequently facing profound adversity, these men and women share stories of love, loss, and personal growth which play out in high contrast to the freedom and athleticism they exhibit on the mountain.

World Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Documentary Showcase 2
Filmmakers in attendance

Broken City Poets

(USA) RT 30 Mins
Director: Ariane Wu
Writer: Ariane Wu
Producers: Ariane Wu, José Vadi, Stephen Talbot, Michael I Schiller
Starring: Joshua Merchant Tama Brisbane Jayda Daniels Corey Baxter Adrian Tyson Jr. Alyssa Tinaco
Descriptions: “Broken City Poets” is a documentary that chronicles the lives of four high school students who are challenged to use journalism and poetry to make sense of their bankrupt, gang-ridden California city.
CO Premiere

I Will Dance
(USA) RT 78 Mins
Director:Joseph East
Writer :Alicia Sample East
Producers: Krisi Olivero, Alicia Sample East
Description: I WILL DANCE follows young people from an integrated theater program in Selma, Alabama as they journey to New York City to dance their hearts out, defy statistics, and share their stories.
Against the backdrop of segregated institutions and the social ills that come with extreme poverty, the film takes a raw look inside the lives of three young people who are fighting to find their voices, rise above oppression, and break familial and societal norms.


Friday March 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Shorts Program 1: Notorious

Filmmakers in attendance

Goldfish
RT 17 Mins
Director: Michael Konyves
Writer: Michael Konyves
Producer: Michael Solomon
Starring: Ricky Mabe, Marcel Sabourin, and Paul Giamatti
Description: Greg is on assignment, making a short documentary, to learn about the secret longings of everyday people by asking them this question: “If you had a magic goldfish that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?” But Greg is not prepared when he meets an elderly man named Serge who we learn has been wrestling with the exact same question for years and is desperate not to lose his only friend-- an actual talking, wish granting goldfish.
CO Premiere

B-flat
RT 24 Mins
Director: Mariana Youssef
Writers: Mariana Youssef and Adolpho Veloso
Producers: Adolpho Veloso, Mariana Youssef, Krysse Mello, René Sampaio
Starring: Deepak Dhadwal, Utkarsh Mazumdar
Description: The notice of an old friend that is just about to die brings Amar back to India 40 years after he left, in order to deliver a mysterious box.
CO Premiere

Bodies in Irreversible Detriment
RT 25 Mins
Director: Ben Lazarus
Writer: Ben Lazarus
Producers: Ben Lazarus, Modeste Slywka
Starring: David Johansen, Mark Margolis, Jason Shelton, Nicole Vogt-Lowell
Description: Horatio has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, where people seek to amputate appendages to make themselves whole. He joins a group for dealing with the affliction, thus meeting Sarah, a quirky BIID sufferer. Both intertwine in an attempt to find themselves, while making sense of their disorder and their environment.
CO Premiere

Lucy
RT 5 Mins
Director: Zoe Lubeck
Writer: Zoe Lubeck, Charlie Lubeck
Producers: Zoe Lubeck, Miden Wood, Charlie Lubeck
Starring: My dog Lucy
Description: This is a story about a girl and her dog.
CO Premiere

Martian American
RT 20 Mins
Director: Lee Citron
Writers: Lee Citron & John Barr
Producer: Trevor Worley
Starring: Dominic Conti, Patty Orozco, Amelia Brantley, Connor Marx, Sam Yim, Heather Moiseve
Description: A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.
CO Premiere

EFFED!
RT 20 Mins
Director: Renny Maslow
Writers: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Starring: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Two friends pedal across a post-apocalyptic landscape on a tandem beach cruiser and face the question: when oil runs out, where exactly is the line that society can cross before it ceases to be a society at all?



Friday March 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

3:00pm

Time Lapse
(USA) RT 103 Mins

Director: Bradley King

Writers: BP Cooper & Bradley King

Producers: BP Cooper & Rick Montgomery

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future. They conspire to exploit it for their benefit until disturbing and dangerous images develop.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:43pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

3:15pm

The Unrideables: Alaska Range
RT 45 Mins

Director: Derek Westerlund

Writer: Joel Muzzey

Producer: Steve Reska

Starring: Jon Devore, Andy Farrington, Filippo Fabbi, Francois Bon, Frank Coupat

Description: Barely a decade old, speedriding is a high-speed, high stakes mountain sport that fuses elements of skiing and parachute flight. This hybrid approach to the alpine gives its intrepid practitioners access to terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible.
In The Unrideables: Alaska Range, one of the foremost experts on human flight, Jon DeVore, sets out with a team of elite aerial athletes to evolve the sport in North America’s most remote and demanding mountain environment.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

By Blood
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 65 Mins

Directors: Marcos Barbery, Sam Russel

Writers: Marcos Barbery, Sam Russell

Producer: Marcos Barbery

By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has been overlooked, and a tribal body feels as though their sovereignty is under siege.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

Becoming Bulletproof
(Canada) RT 82 Mins
Director: Michael Barnett
Writer: Michael Barnett
Producer: Theodore James
Starring: Will Halby, AJ Murray
Description: A diverse group of disabled people from across the U S take on leading roles in a magical rip roaring costume drama Western, filmed on vintage Hollywood locations. This riveting film within a film immerses us in a dynamic, inclusive world of discipline and play, raising questions about why we so rarely see real disabled actors on the big screen?
CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

5:15pm

The Great Victory
Filmmakers in attendance

(Brazil) RT 106 Mins

Director: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra

Writers: Paulo Marcelo, Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, Wagner Hilário

Producer: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra

Starring: Caio Castro, Sabrina Sato, Tato Gabus Mendes, Suzana Pires, Moacyr Franco, Tuna Dwek, Felipe Falanga, Ken Kaneko, Felipe Folgosi, Domingos Montagner

Max had a humble and troubled childhood, with difficulties he was raised by his mother and grandfather. Through judo, the boy gets involved with the principles of martial arts and tracks a path of overcoming and learning in an exciting story in search of a dream: to become an Olympic champion.

CO Premiere

Ages 12+


Friday March 27, 2015 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

5:30pm

Queen Mimi
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 75 Mins

Director: Yaniv Rokah

Writer: Yaniv Rokah

Producers: Elliot V Kotek, Michael Shamberg

Starring: Mimi, Zach Galifianakis

Forced onto the streets in her 50s, Marie "Mimi" Haist found “home” between two rows of washers at a Santa Monica laundromat. Taking shelter there for more than 20 years, Mimi’s passion for pink, and living without looking back, has taken her from homelessness to Hollywood’s red carpets.

World Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:15pm

Documentary Showcase 1
Filmmakers in attendance

I Married My Family's Killer
(USA) RT 31 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Starring: Emily Kassie Mark Johnston, Amanda Handy, Jen Fineran,  Ace Weims
Description: Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's family were the hunters. This film documents the lives of three couples that married from killer and victim families in Rwanda. In two of the three cases in this film, the victims married into the families that killed their own. The trauma and pain these couples experience is exceptional, and so is the power and resilience of their love for one another...
CO Premiere

From Trauma to Peace
(USA) RT 70 Mins
Directors: Robert C. Stone, Diana Gross, Jo Danieli
Producers: Robert C. Stone, Jo Danieli
Description: The compelling story of how Rwandans are healing themselves from the trauma of the 1994 genocide - hope for the rest of the world. Can we transform TRAUMA and its debilitating states of anger, violence and hate, into PEACE - compassion, forgiveness, hope and love? ~~ WE CAN, and it's happening in isolated regions of Africa. We can create peace through a proven model for large scale trauma relief and it's available to all.
U.S. Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

Cut Bank
(USA) RT 93 Mins

Director: Matt Shakman

Writer: Roberto Patino

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton

A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.


Friday March 27, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail, CO 81657

7:30pm

Friday Night Concert
Enjoy complimentary Lagunitas beer while listening to these fantastic musicians.

Available to Patron, Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor, and Industry Passholders. Individual Tickets for $20 will also be available at the door. Passes on sale now.

listed in alphabetical order

ANDREW BELLE
Andrew Belle is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter. He released his debut album, The Ladder, in 2010 and its follow up, Black Bear, in 2013. Andrew was presented a John Lennon Songwriting award in 2009 and is currently part of the critically acclaimed US touring group Ten Out Of Tenn. His most recent EP
Black Bear Hushed includes reimagined versions of tracks from Black Bear. The Ladder and Black Bear were each selected as iTunes Albums of the Year in 2010 and 2013. His music has been featured on hit shows Grey's Anatomy and Castle, among others.

ANDY DAVIS
A self-taught musician and singer, Andy Davis began his career as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN around 2004, and has since released 6 studio albums (including 2 produced by renowned producer Mitchell Froom (Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Crowded House)).  Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Andy has toured extensively across the US and abroad, and his music has appeared in television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”  In 2011, Andy quietly raised $41,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for a new album, and in 2012 made his acting debut on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”  Newly relocated to Los Angeles, Andy has been producing up-and-coming talent, composing for film and tv, and is currently recording a new solo album, due late 2015.

AMONG SAVAGES
From humble beginnings, Among Savages' Peter Barbee is aiming high and has continued to unfold the circuitous path of his musical career with patience and thoughtfulness. In the past year alone 26-year-old Barbee has traveled between Los Angeles and New York performing and perfecting his live show, was selected as a musical guest and participated in the St Barth's Music series, began his own musical arrangement company, recorded a new EP and full length Sophomore album set to release in fall of 2013, and spear-headed several collaborative projects to be announced later this year. It remains incredibly important that this band is self-sustaining and Barbee has maintained all creative control and produced his body of work single-handedly.

In the past year Among Savages self-released their debut album "Wanderings Of An Illustrative Mind" - which quickly found it's way to iTunes Indie Spotlight, was also featured on Gossip Girl's season finale and was selected as  the soundtrack to clothing designer Paul Mitchell's winter fashion show in Calgary. American Eagle approached Barbee as a representative artist for a major re-branding campaign and spotlighted his album which was played throughout their retail stores around the nation.

Honesty and work ethic are driving forces behind this group. Barbee has been described as a "young, old soul" who has witnessed many things, thought many thoughts, developed a sense of humor and survived his own trials with a good purpose in mind. His uncommon perspective is wonderfully distilled into the music he humbly and generously offers to you - his audience, his friends.


Friday March 27, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

7:45pm

A Dark Reflection
Filmmakers in attendance

(U.K.) RT 102 Mins

Director: Tristan Loraine

Writer: Viv Young and Tristan Loraine

Producer: Tristan Loraine

Starring: Georgina Sutcliffe, Rita Ramnani, Marina Sirtis, Nicholas Day, Mark Dymond

Based on real events, two British journalists by chance, discover aviation's biggest cover-up following a hushed up near miss. A film everyone who flies should watch.


The director was a former British Airways captain and the film is Britain's biggest co-operative film to date and the last feature film shot on Fuji 35mm stock.

CO Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 7:45pm - 9:27pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

8:00pm

The Sentamentalists
(Greece) RT 94 Mins

Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis

Writer:Nicholas Triandafyllidis

Producer: Marina Danezi

Starring:Haris Fragoulis,Takis Moshos,Dimitris Lalos,Iliana Mavromati,Eftixia Giakoumi An aged, prosperous and above any suspicion, bourgeois by the nickname ‘The Master’, lives isolated in a luxurious beachfront villa with his teenage daughter who he has kept well protected from the mischief of the outside world. Behind the façade of the vigorous art lover, however, he prospers by illegally trading antiquities in the black market and a loan sharking. The ‘Master’ has two henchmen to do his ‘dirty work’, Hermes and John. Both will commit a fatal mistake: while Hermes falls for the daughter of his ‘Master’, John is obsessed with a prostitute. Both will pay a heavy price for being ‘sentimentalists’…

U.S. Premiere


Friday March 27, 2015 8:00pm - 9:34pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

8:45pm

That Demon Within
(Hong Kong) RT 112 Mins

Director: Dante Lam

Writers: Wai Lun Ng, Dante Lam

Starring: Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung, Kai Chi Liu

Description: A dutiful cop, guilt-ridden over saving the life of a gang leader, becomes obsessed with bringing down the crime syndicate of the man he saved.


Friday March 27, 2015 8:45pm - 10:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657
 
Saturday, March 28
 

11:00am

Kids Shorts Showcase
Filmmakers in attendance

I Need My Monster

(USA) RT 11 Mins
Directors: Stephen Baker, Howard Cook
Writer: Howard Cook
Producer: Howard Cook
Description: When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week. –Gabe” What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed. Substitute monsters appear but none are as perfect as Gabe. Herbert’s teeth aren’t sharp enough, Mack’s slobbering induces giggles, Cynthia’s tail isn’t scary at all, and Ralph has nail polish on his claws! This will never work! How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?

The Magic Ferret
(USA) RT 8 Mins
Director: Alison Parker
Writers: Scott and Paula Merrow
Producers: Hugh Brompton, Synnove Godeseth, Alison Parker
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Fred Ewanuick, Lisa Durupt, Beverley Elliott
Description: Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. When the newest prospective parents come to visit, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks, with Booger as his trusty assistant. When his most amazing trick flops, Sam is deflated but not defeated, and with Booger's help he conjures up a different kind of magic.
CO Premiere

The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate
(USA) RT 4 Mins
Director :Mark Chavez
Writers: Chang Su Mei, Mark Chavez
Producer: Mark Chavez
Starring: Mark Chavez - character voice over
Description: Barty and the Pirate are marooned on a desert island. The Pirate, aka. Captain William (Billy) Wraithe, is a cantankerous fellow who wants constant attention. Barty, aka Bartholomew S. Babirusa is an easy going lad. He comes to know the Captain through a mutual admiration of the pirate life.
CO Premiere

Dogonauts
(USA) RT 17 Mins
Directors: Justin and Shel Rasch
Writers: Justin and Shel Rasch
Producer: Shel Rasch
Starring: Voice Over by Don Chatfield, James Sie, Justin Rasch
Description: In a galaxy far, far away, a Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet. Can a line in the sand hold back generations of hatred between these long time galactic enemies?
CO Premiere

Hannah Lost Her Smile
(USA) RT 5 Mins
Director: Dani Bowman
Writer: Raymond Martino and Danny Sarokin
Producers: Raymond Martino and Danny Sarokin
Starring: Stella Ritter
Description: One bright morning Hannah awoke and she went to the bathroom, to wash her face and brush her teeth. But when she looked at the mirror to her surprise, she lost her smile! Will Hannah ever find her smile back?
CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:00am

Screenplay Reading - 1st Place Short Film
Rule of Law
A public defender, an assistant district attorney, a seasoned judge and a violent defendant all cross paths when a young girl is viciously attacked and killed.  Each has conflicting views of both justice and the rule of law, upon which this country's legal system was founded upon.  Ultimately, the conclusion is most likely popular, and undermines the very foundation of our society.

Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Hospitality Lounge

11:00am

Shorts Program 4: Medazzaland

Filmmakers in attendance

Secret
RT 8 Mins
Director: Tony Fulgham
Writer: Tony Fulgham
Producer: Bobby McHugh
Starring: Russel Hodgkinson, Gretchen Krich, Avital Ash, Tyler Trerise,
Description: Watching his neighbors navigate the treacherous waters of young love, George is moved to look at his marriage of thirty years.
CO Premiere

D. Asian
RT 10 Mins
Director: Sarah Smith
Writers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann (based on the short story by)
Producers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann
Starring: Sari Lennick, Davis Desmond
Description: 4th grade is all about fitting in. For ten-year-old Daniel that means owning the latest in Hello Kitty fashion, liking the cutest boy in class, and convincing yourself you’re Asian when everyone else thinks you're white. Davis Desmond and Sari Lennick (A Serious Man) star in this short comedy that proves identity is all in the eye of the beholder.
CO Premiere

Dead Hearts
RT 17 Mins
Director: Stephen W. Martin
Writer: Stephen W. Martin
Producers: Stephen W. Martin and Alex Glua
Starring: Valin Shinyei, Dalila Bela, Thomas Orr' Loney
Description: A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.
CO Premiere

Vocabulario
RT 16 Mins
Director: Sam Baixauli
Writers: Paco Romeu, Sam Baixauli
Producer: Fernando Gómez Roselló
Starring: Carlos Olalla, Huichi Chiu
Description: Xiaoyan and Werner, two characters who no longer expect anything from their lives, begin a friendship that will take them to the depths of themselves with an enthusiasm and innocence that they thought were lost.
CO Premiere

Out to Lunch
RT 10 Mins
Director: Nic Reader
Writer: James Madison
Producer: James Madison
Starring: Ryan O'Nan, Mika Boorem, Sam McMurray
Description: Whatever it takes to get ahead! Corporate America has never been so cut throat. 'Out to Lunch' is a cleverly comedic, murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
CO Premiere

Break Kids
RT 8 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Producer: Emily Kassie
Description: Nasir is a new york city street dancer whose crew is cracked down on by the NYPD, as they become tougher on street and subway dancers. Nasir is also 5 years old. In this documentary short Nasir's family tries to encourage Nasir's dance career while wary of his growing antagonism toward the NYPD.
CO Premiere

Extreme Pinocchio
RT 23 Mins
Director: Pascal Chind
Writer: Pascal Chind
Producer: Olivier Lamy
Starring: Christophe Fluder, Brice Fournier, Jean-François Derec, Bun Hay Mean, Chris Egloff, Khaled Rekik, Arsène Mosca
Description: Patrick, a dwarf junkie (and father-to-be) is desperately trying to clean up his act. Threatened by his drug dealers (the cat and the fox), to whom he owes a
considerable amount of money, he accepts one last job: stealing cash from Gaetan, a psychopath who thinks he’s Geppetto… To get his money Patrick has to dress up
as Pinocchio, and convince Gaetan to let him move in. But nothing goes according to plan...
CO Premiere

Awkward Expressions of Love
RT 10 Mins
Director: Trilby Glover
Writer: Trilby Glover
Producers: Jeff Lamb and Trilby Glover
Starring: Jayma Mays, Ian Brennan, Trilby Glover
Description: An amusing take of a lovelorn young gift shop owner, her much more level-headed best friend and the personal trainer at the center of the storm.
CO Premiere



Saturday March 28, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

Environmental Film Showcase
Filmmakers in attendance

Net Positiva

(USA, Chile) RT  11 Mins
Directors: Peter Cambor and Ian McGee
Producers: Peter Cambor and Ian McGee
Starring: Kevin Ahearn, David Stover, Ben Kneppers
Description: Discarded fishnets are responsible for 10% of the oceans' plastic pollution. In the documentary short NET POSITIVA, three friends set out to eliminate these derelict nets by utilizing them a surprising and inventive way. Their journey takes them to Chile, where they establish a groundbreaking recycling program that has the potential to make waves in the global fight against oceanic plastic pollution. Net Positiva illustrates how innovative solutions to environmental problems do exist and are capable of having a lasting and powerful global impact.
CO Premiere

Keeper's of the Beat
(USA) RT 18 Mins
Director: Donald O'Brien
Producer: Jerry Freilich
Starring:Dr. Jon Riedel
Description: Geologist Dr. Jon Riedel eats, sleeps, and breathes glaciers. They are high, hard-to-reach, and hard to study. Keepers of the Beat follows Jon and his work studying glaciers and climate change at North Cascades National Park.

A Wolf's Place
(USA) RT 16 Mins
Director: Annie White
Writer: Annie White
Producer: Annie White
Description: Twenty years after their reintroduction wild wolves have made a remarkable comeback.  But as new hunting seasons open and politicians push to remove all protections across the US, gray wolves stand on the edge of a precipice.  "A Wolf’s Place" explores the impact wolves can have on an entire ecosystem, and dives into the personal side of large carnivore conservation through the story of Wolf 10, the first wild wolf released into Yellowstone in over 70 years – his triumphant life and tragic death in the sights of a poacher’s gun.

A Bottle's Odyssey
RT 1 Min
Director: Nik Kleverov
Writer: Nik Kleverov
Producer: Nik Kleverov
Starring: David Brackett
Description: A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.
CO Premiere

The Fire Line: Wildfire in Colorado
(USA) RT 28 Mins

Director: Meghan Lyden

Producer: Mahala Gaylord, Helen Richardson, Aaron Ontiveroz

Four times in four years, wind-fanned flames raced through Colorado neighborhoods in and at the edge of dying forests, killing people and breaking records for destruction. And because more than 100,000 people in the last decade have moved into "red-zone" areas primed for conflagration by a century of fire suppression, no one is sure that the devastating fires of 2012 and 2013 will not be repeated.




Saturday March 28, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

Becoming Bulletproof
(Canada) RT 82 Mins
Director: Michael Barnett
Writer: Michael Barnett
Producer: Theodore James
Starring: Will Halby, AJ Murray
Description: A diverse group of disabled people from across the U S take on leading roles in a magical rip roaring costume drama Western, filmed on vintage Hollywood locations. This riveting film within a film immerses us in a dynamic, inclusive world of discipline and play, raising questions about why we so rarely see real disabled actors on the big screen?
CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 11:30am - 12:50pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

11:45am

Screenplay Reading - 1st Place Feature Film
Tater Tot & Patton
Amid a long hot summer, a frustrated millennial is sent to her bullheaded uncle’s South Dakota ranch and both prove to be the exact medicine the other one needed.

Saturday March 28, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hospitality Lounge

12:45pm

Shorts Program 3: Big Thing

Filmmakers in attendance

Oh Lucy!
RT 22 Mins
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Writer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI, MASUMI SOGA, PERRY LOONG, KEN NATSUHARA. Executive Producers RAZMIG HOVAGHIMIAN MICHAEL CHUA
Starring: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott
Description: Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
CO Premiere

You Have a Problem
RT 9 Mins
Director: Lena Tsodykovskaya
Writer: Joshua Cohen
Producer: Joshua Cohen
Starring: Denis - Rodion Dolgirev Sasha - Denis Demin Galina - Elena Zolotareva Semyon - Anatoliy Bogard Karina - Olga Mokshina Olechka - Olya Titova Father Alexey - Mikhail Kukushkin
Description: You Have a Problem follows Denis, a TV-obsessed Russian teenager, as he struggles to convince his family to throw an intervention for his older brother’s drinking problems. The only thing is, none of them have an idea of what an intervention actually is.
U.S. Premiere

reConception
RT 12 Mins
Director: Joe Petrilla
Writer: Joe Petrilla
Producer: Kit Bland
Starring: Jonah Landow, Kit Flanagan, Tom Morrissey, Kyle Sutton, Demetrius Constant, Ashton Woerz, Brett Kaminsky
Description: A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.
CO Premiere

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
RT 14 Mins
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Writer: Matthew VanDyke
Producers: Matthew VanDyke and Nour Kelze
Starring: Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab (Mowya)
Description: A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector
RT 22 Mins
Director: Chandler Kauffman
Writer: Chandler Kauffman
Producers: Bob Aumer, Yori Tondrowski, Dustin Pownall, Brittany Rostron
Exec. Prod: Hillary E. Cutter, Chandler Kauffman
Starring: Geoffrey Cantor, Amy Rutberg, Peter McRobbie, Michael Somerville
Description: A dark comedy about a down-and-out Postal Inspector struggling with his increasing irrelevance in the world. After taking to heart the advice of his new-age “life coach”, Karl finds himself embroiled in the most bizarre case of his career, but one that just might lead to renewed purpose in life.
World Premiere

Picnic
RT 11 Mins
Director: Kim Gualino
Writer: Kim Gualino
Producers: Giuseppe Petitto, Kim Gualino
Starring: Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Alessia Valente
Description: An on the road family drama that narrates the journey of a woman and a small girl towards a mysterious destination.
CO Premiere

Intersection
RT 19 Mins
Director: Brendan Beachman
Writer: Brendan Beachman, story by Joshua Krenz
Producers: Nickol Matallana, Brendan Beachman
Starring: Terry Serpico, Zachary Sherman
Description: Two road construction workers fla



Saturday March 28, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

My Voice, My Life
(Hong Kong) RT 91 Mins

Director: Ruby Yang

Presented By: L plus H Creations Foundation and Lee Hysan Foundation

Producer: Ruby Yang, Ada Ho

Executive Producer: Yuen Foundation, Victor Chu, Charles Chong, Daniel Wong

Associate Producer: Candy Chan

Description: A Hong Kong documentary directed by Oscar winner Ruby Yang, chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of under-privileged middle school students as they undergo six months of vigorous training to produce a musical on stage.

CO Premiere



Saturday March 28, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:45pm

The Grand Seduction
(Canada) RT 113 Mins

Director: Don McKellar

Writers: Ken Scott and Michael Dowse

Producers: Barbara Doran and Roger Frappier

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent

Description: To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

#ChicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
(USA) RT 74 Mins

Director:Joe Piscatella

Writer: Joe Piscatella

Producers: Ed Cunningham, Mark Rinehart, Joe Piscatella

Starring: Ala'a Basatneh, Bassel Shahade

From the Chicago suburbs, an American teenager helps run the Syrian revolution. With social media, she helps her network expose regime atrocities. But as the violence rages her network must choose the best way to fight a dictator: Facebook or AK-47s.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

3:15pm

Overheard 3
(Hong Kong) RT 131 Mins

Directors: Alan Mak, Felix Chong

Writers: Alan Mak, Felix Chong

Producers: Derek Yee, Ronald Wong

Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu

The latest entry of the blockbuster franchise, the story centers on an ex-convict (Louis KOO) and a surveillance expert (Daniel WU), who are committed to take down a ruthless real estate tycoon (LAU Ching Wan) in Hong Kong.


Saturday March 28, 2015 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

3:45pm

Documentary Showcase 2
Filmmakers in attendance

Broken City Poets

(USA) RT 30 Mins
Director: Ariane Wu
Writer: Ariane Wu
Producers: Ariane Wu, José Vadi, Stephen Talbot, Michael I Schiller
Starring: Joshua Merchant Tama Brisbane Jayda Daniels Corey Baxter Adrian Tyson Jr. Alyssa Tinaco
Descriptions: “Broken City Poets” is a documentary that chronicles the lives of four high school students who are challenged to use journalism and poetry to make sense of their bankrupt, gang-ridden California city.
CO Premiere

I Will Dance
(USA) RT 78 Mins
Director:Joseph East
Writer :Alicia Sample East
Producers: Krisi Olivero, Alicia Sample East
Description: I WILL DANCE follows young people from an integrated theater program in Selma, Alabama as they journey to New York City to dance their hearts out, defy statistics, and share their stories.
Against the backdrop of segregated institutions and the social ills that come with extreme poverty, the film takes a raw look inside the lives of three young people who are fighting to find their voices, rise above oppression, and break familial and societal norms.


Saturday March 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

4:00pm

Nerdgasm
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 88 Mins

Director: Andrew Putschoegl

Writer: Tom Lenk

Producers: Courtney Andresen, Andrew Putschoegl, Tom Lenk
 
Starring: Tom Lenk

Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Cabin in the Woods," "Transformers," and "Much Ado About Nothing," Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong "drama geek" dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world.

Part "dorkumentary," part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom's unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional "one man show" - from practice shows in L.A.'s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom's fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the "Buffy" themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan.

World Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

4:30pm

The Dawn Wall Preview and Q&A

Climber Kevin Jorgeson will be in attendance to screen never-before-seen footage of his recent epic climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall with Tommy Caldwell, from the new documentary by Big Up Productions and Sender Films.

Considered by many, “The hardest route ever climbed,” and “The Climb of the Century,” the climb garnered worldwide media attention and was featured on the front page of the New York Times

In 2009, Kevin Jorgeson asked Tommy Caldwell if he needed a partner for his new project on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Over the next six years, Tommy and Kevin spent hundreds of days working out the pieces, failing constantly, but keeping the dream alive that one day they might free climb the Dawn Wall. On December 27, 2014, Kevin and Tommy started their “push” to leave the ground and not return until they either succeeded or were stormed off. 19 days later, their dream became a reality when they stood on the top of El Capitan.



Saturday March 28, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:00pm

Lindsey Vonn: The Climb
(USA) RT 46 Mins

Directors: Steve Trout, NFL Films

Starring: Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn: The Climb documents Vonn's journey as she recovered from two devastating injuries. She returned to the top of the podium at a 2014 World Cup downhill race in Alberta, Canada, a critical milestone as she pursues more victories at the upcoming 2015 World Championships, in her hometown of Vail.


Saturday March 28, 2015 6:00pm - 6:52pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:15pm

Manhattan Romance
(USA) RT 97 Mins

Director:Tom O'Brien

Writer: Tom O'Brien

Producers: Mike Harrop, Dennis O'Neill

Starring:Katherine Waterston, Tom O'Brien, Caitlin FitzGerald, Gaby Hoffmann

A New York romantic drama/comedy in the style of Woody Allen, Manhattan Romance, is a subtle voyeuristic look into the lives of a New York Documentary filmmaker (Tom O'Brien) as he tries to finish his documentary on relationships in New York and navigate his own. Will he continue to chase the unattainable, Theresa (Caitlin FitzGerald), a new age dancer or will he finally admit his love for his best friend Carla (Katherine Waterston) who is in a relationship with a very busy political strategist (Gaby Hoffmann).

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:30pm

Awards Ceremony
Saturday March 28, 2015 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail, CO 81657

6:30pm

Mexico Pelagico
Filmmakers in attendance

(Mexico) RT 69 Mins

Director: Jeronimo Prieto

Writer: Jeronimo Prieto

Producer: Jorge Cervera Hauser

Starring: Sylvia Earl, Ana Lagos, Eduardo Martinez, Jorge Cervera, Carlos Cespedes

While the Pelagic Life team is chasing the elusive sardine baitball in the open ocean near Baja California, they stumble upon a crude shark fishing operation that sparks a seismic shift in the group’s thinking. Departing from their original concept of documenting awesome sea-life phenomenon, they transform their mission to creating awareness of Mexico’s sea-life while creating sustainable livelihoods for the shark fishermen in order to preserve a delicate and critical ecosystem. Mexico Pelagico invites the audience to engage with Mexico’s rich and majestic oceanic treasures, to be inspired and awed to take up the mantle of respect and conservation through ecotourism.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 6:30pm - 7:39pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:45pm

A Dark Reflection
Filmmakers in attendance

(U.K.) RT 102 Mins

Director: Tristan Loraine

Writer: Viv Young and Tristan Loraine

Producer: Tristan Loraine

Starring: Georgina Sutcliffe, Rita Ramnani, Marina Sirtis, Nicholas Day, Mark Dymond

Based on real events, two British journalists by chance, discover aviation's biggest cover-up following a hushed up near miss. A film everyone who flies should watch.


The director was a former British Airways captain and the film is Britain's biggest co-operative film to date and the last feature film shot on Fuji 35mm stock.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 6:45pm - 8:27pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

Slow West - CLOSING NIGHT FILM
(USA) RT 84 Mins

Director: John Maclean

Writer: John Maclean

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas.


Saturday March 28, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail, CO 81657

7:30pm

Time Lapse
(USA) RT 103 Mins

Director: Bradley King

Writers: BP Cooper & Bradley King

Producers: BP Cooper & Rick Montgomery

Starring: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future. They conspire to exploit it for their benefit until disturbing and dangerous images develop.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 7:30pm - 9:13pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

8:30pm

The Sentamentalists
(Greece) RT 94 Mins

Director: Nicholas Triandafyllidis

Writer:Nicholas Triandafyllidis

Producer: Marina Danezi

Starring:Haris Fragoulis,Takis Moshos,Dimitris Lalos,Iliana Mavromati,Eftixia Giakoumi An aged, prosperous and above any suspicion, bourgeois by the nickname ‘The Master’, lives isolated in a luxurious beachfront villa with his teenage daughter who he has kept well protected from the mischief of the outside world. Behind the façade of the vigorous art lover, however, he prospers by illegally trading antiquities in the black market and a loan sharking. The ‘Master’ has two henchmen to do his ‘dirty work’, Hermes and John. Both will commit a fatal mistake: while Hermes falls for the daughter of his ‘Master’, John is obsessed with a prostitute. Both will pay a heavy price for being ‘sentimentalists’…

U.S. Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30pm - 10:04pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

8:30pm

Closing Night Party
Come mingle with other film lovers (maybe even break out a few dance moves) and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer at the closing night party.

Access available to Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor and Industry passholders. Passes on sale now.


Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott Downstairs Ballroom

8:45pm

Lucky Stiff
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 78 Mins

Director: Christopher Ashley

Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Producers: Victor Syrmis, J. Todd Harris

Starring: Dominic Marsh, Nikki M. James, Pamela Shaw, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina

A young down-and-out British shoe salesman takes the body of his dead American uncle to Monte Carlo for the best time of his life - a week of fun, dancing, gambling and sun, all part of his uncle's will. If the young man fulfills his uncle's request to the letter he will inherit $6 million. If he doesn't the money will go to a dog's home. To be sure, there are many others who want that money and will do anything to get it.

CO Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 8:45pm - 10:03pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

9:00pm

Queen Mimi
Filmmakers in attendance

(USA) RT 75 Mins

Director: Yaniv Rokah

Writer: Yaniv Rokah

Producers: Elliot V Kotek, Michael Shamberg

Starring: Mimi, Zach Galifianakis

Forced onto the streets in her 50s, Marie "Mimi" Haist found “home” between two rows of washers at a Santa Monica laundromat. Taking shelter there for more than 20 years, Mimi’s passion for pink, and living without looking back, has taken her from homelessness to Hollywood’s red carpets.

World Premiere


Saturday March 28, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

9:45pm

Rigor Mortis
(Hong Kong) RT 105 Mins

Director: Juno Mak

Writer: Lai-yin Leung, Philip Yung

Starring: Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Fat Chung

Description: A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos.


Saturday March 28, 2015 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657
 
Sunday, March 29
 

11:00am

The Okee Dokee Brothers' Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure
(USA) RT 49 Mins

Directors:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Writers:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Producers: Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing, Jed Anderson

Starring:Joe Mailander, Justin Lansing

This film tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning children's musicians The Okee Dokee Brothers' month-long hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, the songs they wrote on their trek, and a life-long friendship. It includes educational segments, camping shenanigans, music videos, interviews, and pristine nature scenes. The film's goal is to inspire kids and families to embrace the natural world as a means of respecting the animals, people, and life that surrounds us.

CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:00am

Shorts Program 1: Notorious

Goldfish
RT 17 Mins
Director: Michael Konyves
Writer: Michael Konyves
Producer: Michael Solomon
Starring: Ricky Mabe, Marcel Sabourin, and Paul Giamatti
Description: Greg is on assignment, making a short documentary, to learn about the secret longings of everyday people by asking them this question: “If you had a magic goldfish that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?” But Greg is not prepared when he meets an elderly man named Serge who we learn has been wrestling with the exact same question for years and is desperate not to lose his only friend-- an actual talking, wish granting goldfish.
CO Premiere

B-flat
RT 24 Mins
Director: Mariana Youssef
Writers: Mariana Youssef and Adolpho Veloso
Producers: Adolpho Veloso, Mariana Youssef, Krysse Mello, René Sampaio
Starring: Deepak Dhadwal, Utkarsh Mazumdar
Description: The notice of an old friend that is just about to die brings Amar back to India 40 years after he left, in order to deliver a mysterious box.
CO Premiere

Bodies in Irreversible Detriment
RT 25 Mins
Director: Ben Lazarus
Writer: Ben Lazarus
Producers: Ben Lazarus, Modeste Slywka
Starring: David Johansen, Mark Margolis, Jason Shelton, Nicole Vogt-Lowell
Description: Horatio has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, where people seek to amputate appendages to make themselves whole. He joins a group for dealing with the affliction, thus meeting Sarah, a quirky BIID sufferer. Both intertwine in an attempt to find themselves, while making sense of their disorder and their environment.
CO Premiere

Lucy
RT 5 Mins
Director: Zoe Lubeck
Writer: Zoe Lubeck, Charlie Lubeck
Producers: Zoe Lubeck, Miden Wood, Charlie Lubeck
Starring: My dog Lucy
Description: This is a story about a girl and her dog.
CO Premiere

Martian American
RT 20 Mins
Director: Lee Citron
Writers: Lee Citron & John Barr
Producer: Trevor Worley
Starring: Dominic Conti, Patty Orozco, Amelia Brantley, Connor Marx, Sam Yim, Heather Moiseve
Description: A lonely Martian travels to Los Angeles to start a new life and make new friends, but when faced with adversity, culture shock, and self doubt, he struggles to find the courage to stay.
CO Premiere

EFFED!
RT 20 Mins
Director: Renny Maslow
Writers: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Starring: Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler
Two friends pedal across a post-apocalyptic landscape on a tandem beach cruiser and face the question: when oil runs out, where exactly is the line that society can cross before it ceases to be a society at all?



Sunday March 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:15am

The Great Victory
(Brazil) RT 106 Mins

Director: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra

Writers: Paulo Marcelo, Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, Wagner Hilário

Producer: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra

Starring: Caio Castro, Sabrina Sato, Tato Gabus Mendes, Suzana Pires, Moacyr Franco, Tuna Dwek, Felipe Falanga, Ken Kaneko, Felipe Folgosi, Domingos Montagner

Max had a humble and troubled childhood, with difficulties he was raised by his mother and grandfather. Through judo, the boy gets involved with the principles of martial arts and tracks a path of overcoming and learning in an exciting story in search of a dream: to become an Olympic champion.

CO Premiere

Ages 12+


Sunday March 29, 2015 11:15am - 1:00pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

11:30am

Shorts Program 3: Big Thing

Oh Lucy!
RT 22 Mins
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Writer: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Producers: ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI, MASUMI SOGA, PERRY LOONG, KEN NATSUHARA. Executive Producers RAZMIG HOVAGHIMIAN MICHAEL CHUA
Starring: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott
Description: Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
CO Premiere

You Have a Problem
RT 9 Mins
Director: Lena Tsodykovskaya
Writer: Joshua Cohen
Producer: Joshua Cohen
Starring: Denis - Rodion Dolgirev Sasha - Denis Demin Galina - Elena Zolotareva Semyon - Anatoliy Bogard Karina - Olga Mokshina Olechka - Olya Titova Father Alexey - Mikhail Kukushkin
Description: You Have a Problem follows Denis, a TV-obsessed Russian teenager, as he struggles to convince his family to throw an intervention for his older brother’s drinking problems. The only thing is, none of them have an idea of what an intervention actually is.
U.S. Premiere

reConception
RT 12 Mins
Director: Joe Petrilla
Writer: Joe Petrilla
Producer: Kit Bland
Starring: Jonah Landow, Kit Flanagan, Tom Morrissey, Kyle Sutton, Demetrius Constant, Ashton Woerz, Brett Kaminsky
Description: A hell-bent bunch of boys break into an abandoned cargo trailer. Their conquest is interrupted by the owner of the vehicle's unexpected return.
CO Premiere

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
RT 14 Mins
Director: Matthew VanDyke
Writer: Matthew VanDyke
Producers: Matthew VanDyke and Nour Kelze
Starring: Nour Kelze, Omar Hattab (Mowya)
Description: A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely shows why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector
RT 22 Mins
Director: Chandler Kauffman
Writer: Chandler Kauffman
Producers: Bob Aumer, Yori Tondrowski, Dustin Pownall, Brittany Rostron
Exec. Prod: Hillary E. Cutter, Chandler Kauffman
Starring: Geoffrey Cantor, Amy Rutberg, Peter McRobbie, Michael Somerville
Description: A dark comedy about a down-and-out Postal Inspector struggling with his increasing irrelevance in the world. After taking to heart the advice of his new-age “life coach”, Karl finds himself embroiled in the most bizarre case of his career, but one that just might lead to renewed purpose in life.
World Premiere

Picnic
RT 11 Mins
Director: Kim Gualino
Writer: Kim Gualino
Producers: Giuseppe Petitto, Kim Gualino
Starring: Francesca Viscardi Leonetti, Alessia Valente
Description: An on the road family drama that narrates the journey of a woman and a small girl towards a mysterious destination.
CO Premiere

Intersection
RT 19 Mins
Director: Brendan Beachman
Writer: Brendan Beachman, story by Joshua Krenz
Producers: Nickol Matallana, Brendan Beachman
Starring: Terry Serpico, Zachary Sherman
Description: Two road construction workers flag for non existent vehicles on a remote, desert intersection. The monotony of their day is smashed by the violent arrival of an object from the sky.
World Premiere



Sunday March 29, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

12:30pm

Shorts Program 4: Medazzaland

Secret
RT 8 Mins
Director: Tony Fulgham
Writer: Tony Fulgham
Producer: Bobby McHugh
Starring: Russel Hodgkinson, Gretchen Krich, Avital Ash, Tyler Trerise,
Description: Watching his neighbors navigate the treacherous waters of young love, George is moved to look at his marriage of thirty years.
CO Premiere

D. Asian
RT 10 Mins
Director: Sarah Smith
Writers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann (based on the short story by)
Producers: Sarah Smith, Phillip Guttmann
Starring: Sari Lennick, Davis Desmond
Description: 4th grade is all about fitting in. For ten-year-old Daniel that means owning the latest in Hello Kitty fashion, liking the cutest boy in class, and convincing yourself you’re Asian when everyone else thinks you're white. Davis Desmond and Sari Lennick (A Serious Man) star in this short comedy that proves identity is all in the eye of the beholder.
CO Premiere

Dead Hearts
RT 17 Mins
Director: Stephen W. Martin
Writer: Stephen W. Martin
Producers: Stephen W. Martin and Alex Glua
Starring: Valin Shinyei, Dalila Bela, Thomas Orr' Loney
Description: A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.
CO Premiere

Vocabulario
RT 16 Mins
Director: Sam Baixauli
Writers: Paco Romeu, Sam Baixauli
Producer: Fernando Gómez Roselló
Starring: Carlos Olalla, Huichi Chiu
Description: Xiaoyan and Werner, two characters who no longer expect anything from their lives, begin a friendship that will take them to the depths of themselves with an enthusiasm and innocence that they thought were lost.
CO Premiere

Out to Lunch
RT 10 Mins
Director: Nic Reader
Writer: James Madison
Producer: James Madison
Starring: Ryan O'Nan, Mika Boorem, Sam McMurray
Description: Whatever it takes to get ahead! Corporate America has never been so cut throat. 'Out to Lunch' is a cleverly comedic, murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
CO Premiere

Break Kids
RT 8 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Producer: Emily Kassie
Description: Nasir is a new york city street dancer whose crew is cracked down on by the NYPD, as they become tougher on street and subway dancers. Nasir is also 5 years old. In this documentary short Nasir's family tries to encourage Nasir's dance career while wary of his growing antagonism toward the NYPD.
CO Premiere

Extreme Pinocchio
RT 23 Mins
Director: Pascal Chind
Writer: Pascal Chind
Producer: Olivier Lamy
Starring: Christophe Fluder, Brice Fournier, Jean-François Derec, Bun Hay Mean, Chris Egloff, Khaled Rekik, Arsène Mosca
Description: Patrick, a dwarf junkie (and father-to-be) is desperately trying to clean up his act. Threatened by his drug dealers (the cat and the fox), to whom he owes a
considerable amount of money, he accepts one last job: stealing cash from Gaetan, a psychopath who thinks he’s Geppetto… To get his money Patrick has to dress up
as Pinocchio, and convince Gaetan to let him move in. But nothing goes according to plan...
CO Premiere

Awkward Expressions of Love
RT 10 Mins
Director: Trilby Glover
Writer: Trilby Glover
Producers: Jeff Lamb and Trilby Glover
Starring: Jayma Mays, Ian Brennan, Trilby Glover
Description: An amusing take of a lovelorn young gift shop owner, her much more level-headed best friend and the personal trainer at the center of the storm.
CO Premiere



Sunday March 29, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:15pm

#ChicagoGirl -- The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
(USA) RT 74 Mins

Director:Joe Piscatella

Writer: Joe Piscatella

Producers: Ed Cunningham, Mark Rinehart, Joe Piscatella

Starring: Ala'a Basatneh, Bassel Shahade

From the Chicago suburbs, an American teenager helps run the Syrian revolution. With social media, she helps her network expose regime atrocities. But as the violence rages her network must choose the best way to fight a dictator: Facebook or AK-47s.

CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

1:30pm

Kids Shorts Showcase
I Need My Monster
(USA) RT 11 Mins
Directors: Stephen Baker, Howard Cook
Writer: Howard Cook
Producer: Howard Cook
Description: When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week. –Gabe” What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed. Substitute monsters appear but none are as perfect as Gabe. Herbert’s teeth aren’t sharp enough, Mack’s slobbering induces giggles, Cynthia’s tail isn’t scary at all, and Ralph has nail polish on his claws! This will never work! How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?

The Magic Ferret
(USA) RT 8 Mins
Director: Alison Parker
Writers: Scott and Paula Merrow
Producers: Hugh Brompton, Synnove Godeseth, Alison Parker
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Fred Ewanuick, Lisa Durupt, Beverley Elliott
Description: Sam is a six-year-old orphan with a pet ferret named Booger. When the newest prospective parents come to visit, Sam decides to impress them with a few magic tricks, with Booger as his trusty assistant. When his most amazing trick flops, Sam is deflated but not defeated, and with Booger's help he conjures up a different kind of magic.
CO Premiere

The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate
(USA) RT 4 Mins
Director :Mark Chavez
Writers: Chang Su Mei, Mark Chavez
Producer: Mark Chavez
Starring: Mark Chavez - character voice over
Description: Barty and the Pirate are marooned on a desert island. The Pirate, aka. Captain William (Billy) Wraithe, is a cantankerous fellow who wants constant attention. Barty, aka Bartholomew S. Babirusa is an easy going lad. He comes to know the Captain through a mutual admiration of the pirate life.
CO Premiere

Dogonauts
(USA) RT 17 Mins
Directors: Justin and Shel Rasch
Writers: Justin and Shel Rasch
Producer: Shel Rasch
Starring: Voice Over by Don Chatfield, James Sie, Justin Rasch
Description: In a galaxy far, far away, a Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet. Can a line in the sand hold back generations of hatred between these long time galactic enemies?
CO Premiere

Hannah Lost Her Smile
(USA) RT 5 Mins
Director: Dani Bowman
Writer: Raymond Martino and Danny Sarokin
Producers: Raymond Martino and Danny Sarokin
Starring: Stella Ritter
Description: One bright morning Hannah awoke and she went to the bathroom, to wash her face and brush her teeth. But when she looked at the mirror to her surprise, she lost her smile! Will Hannah ever find her smile back?
CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

2:00pm

Student Film Showcase
Full-Windsor
(USA) RT 6 Mins
Director: Faraday Okoro
Writer: Faraday Okoro
Producers: Oscar Hernandez,  Eric Hsiao
Starring: Dejon Brooks, Carolyn Michelle Smith
Description: A 10 year old boy battles his mother in order to wear his father's tie to school.
CO Premiere

Knives
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
Writers: T. Sardoni & Aaron David DeFazio
Producers: Larissa Rhodes & Co-Producers: Daniella Kahane, Emma Wang
Starring: Peter Friedman, Paul Castro JR, Marc Menchaca, Chloe Levine
Description: After a string of brutal murders occurs in his suburban town, Ryan, a curious shopping cart collector investigates a suspicious knife sharpening truck and its cagey owner.
World Premiere

Minimum Max
(USA) RT 3 Mins
Director: Josh Ovalle
Writer: Josh Ovalle
Producer: Josh Ovalle
Starring: Josh Ovalle
Description: High school student, Max, shares his inner struggles with ADD.

Scumbag
(USA) RT 15 Mins
Director: Luke Spears
Writer: Luke Spears
Producers: Shana Keegan, Quinlan Orear
Starring:Graham Powell, Lance R. Marshall, Sophia Parra, Brandi Bravo 
Description: An investment banker is forced to desperate action after a chance encounter with a face from his past.
World Premiere

Theme Song Rebel
(USA) RT 20 Mins
Director: Luke Patton
Writers: Gabe Hulbert, Luke Patton
Producers :Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Starring: Emily Ferenbach, Joshua Tate, Jess Dang
Description: In a dystopia where a person's social class is determined by their theme song, Louise wants to change her tune.
CO Premiere

Unspoken
(USA) RT 20 Min
Director: Eric Otten
Writer: Eric Otten 
Producer: Natalie Whalen
Starring: Hillary Baack, Holgie Forrester and Zach Alden
Description: Unspoken is a short film that revolves around a young deaf woman dealing with the hardships of moving her mother with Alzheimer's into a senior home. Deaf actress, Hillary Baack (The East), plays Eva who keeps herself closed off to the world. She must learn to connect with others after realizing her mother will not always be by her side.
CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

3:00pm

Snow Day
(USA) RT 59 Mins

Director: Erica Milsom

Producers: Krissy Cababa, Kim Donovan

Snow Day is an hour-long documentary about life, death, and skiing that follows a group of senior skiers on their weekly trip up the Rockies. Though the film never veers into the perils of the Colorado backcountry, it still manages to face down death and ponder the importance and beauty of a moment on the slopes from the ensemble perspective of six aging skiers. Full of life, but frequently facing profound adversity, these men and women share stories of love, loss, and personal growth which play out in high contrast to the freedom and athleticism they exhibit on the mountain.

World Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

3:15pm

Environmental Film Showcase
Net Positiva
(USA, Chile) RT  11 Mins
Directors: Peter Cambor and Ian McGee
Producers: Peter Cambor and Ian McGee
Starring: Kevin Ahearn, David Stover, Ben Kneppers
Description: Discarded fishnets are responsible for 10% of the oceans' plastic pollution. In the documentary short NET POSITIVA, three friends set out to eliminate these derelict nets by utilizing them a surprising and inventive way. Their journey takes them to Chile, where they establish a groundbreaking recycling program that has the potential to make waves in the global fight against oceanic plastic pollution. Net Positiva illustrates how innovative solutions to environmental problems do exist and are capable of having a lasting and powerful global impact.
CO Premiere

Keeper's of the Beat
(USA) RT 18 Mins
Director: Donald O'Brien
Producer: Jerry Freilich
Starring:Dr. Jon Riedel
Description: Geologist Dr. Jon Riedel eats, sleeps, and breathes glaciers. They are high, hard-to-reach, and hard to study. Keepers of the Beat follows Jon and his work studying glaciers and climate change at North Cascades National Park.

A Wolf's Place
(USA) RT 16 Mins
Director: Annie White
Writer: Annie White
Producer: Annie White
Description: Twenty years after their reintroduction wild wolves have made a remarkable comeback.  But as new hunting seasons open and politicians push to remove all protections across the US, gray wolves stand on the edge of a precipice.  "A Wolf’s Place" explores the impact wolves can have on an entire ecosystem, and dives into the personal side of large carnivore conservation through the story of Wolf 10, the first wild wolf released into Yellowstone in over 70 years – his triumphant life and tragic death in the sights of a poacher’s gun.

A Bottle's Odyssey
RT 1 Min
Director: Nik Kleverov
Writer: Nik Kleverov
Producer: Nik Kleverov
Starring: David Brackett
Description: A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.
CO Premiere

The Fire Line: Wildfire in Colorado
(USA) RT 28 Mins

Director: Meghan Lyden

Producer: Mahala Gaylord, Helen Richardson, Aaron Ontiveroz

Four times in four years, wind-fanned flames raced through Colorado neighborhoods in and at the edge of dying forests, killing people and breaking records for destruction. And because more than 100,000 people in the last decade have moved into "red-zone" areas primed for conflagration by a century of fire suppression, no one is sure that the devastating fires of 2012 and 2013 will not be repeated.




Sunday March 29, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

3:15pm

Winner Best Documentary and Best Student Film - Becoming Bulletproof & Scumbag
Winners will be announced at Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm.

Sunday March 29, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

4:15pm

The Grand Seduction
(Canada) RT 113 Mins

Director: Don McKellar

Writers: Ken Scott and Michael Dowse

Producers: Barbara Doran and Roger Frappier

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban and Gordon Pinsent

Description: To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

CO Premiere



Sunday March 29, 2015 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

4:45pm

Documentary Showcase 1
I Married My Family's Killer
(USA) RT 31 Mins
Director: Emily Kassie
Starring: Emily Kassie Mark Johnston, Amanda Handy, Jen Fineran,  Ace Weims
Description: Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. the only problem was, it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters worse, Purudenci's family were the hunters. This film documents the lives of three couples that married from killer and victim families in Rwanda. In two of the three cases in this film, the victims married into the families that killed their own. The trauma and pain these couples experience is exceptional, and so is the power and resilience of their love for one another...
CO Premiere

From Trauma to Peace
(USA) RT 70 Mins
Directors: Robert C. Stone, Diana Gross, Jo Danieli
Producers: Robert C. Stone, Jo Danieli
Description: The compelling story of how Rwandans are healing themselves from the trauma of the 1994 genocide - hope for the rest of the world. Can we transform TRAUMA and its debilitating states of anger, violence and hate, into PEACE - compassion, forgiveness, hope and love? ~~ WE CAN, and it's happening in isolated regions of Africa. We can create peace through a proven model for large scale trauma relief and it's available to all.
U.S. Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

5:00pm

Nerdgasm
(USA) RT 88 Mins

Director: Andrew Putschoegl

Writer: Tom Lenk

Producers: Courtney Andresen, Andrew Putschoegl, Tom Lenk
 
Starring: Tom Lenk

Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Cabin in the Woods," "Transformers," and "Much Ado About Nothing," Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong "drama geek" dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world.

Part "dorkumentary," part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom's unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional "one man show" - from practice shows in L.A.'s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom's fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the "Buffy" themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan.

World Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cascade 2 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

5:45pm

Winner Best Narrative Feature and Best Short Film - Slow West and Oh Lucy!
Winners will be announced at Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm.

Sunday March 29, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

6:45pm

Shorts Program 2: All You Need Is Now

Ladybug
RT 12 Mins
Director: Roman Dent
Writer: Roman Dent (screenplay, story by); Michael Roud (Story By)
Producer: Jaret Martino, Rob Rettberg
Starring: Jennifer Lyons, Bruce Shetler, CeCe Paige, Jakob Wedel, Jessica Morris
Description: After the untimely death of his parents, John turns to his sister for support who helps him cope with his grief in some questionable ways.
World Premiere 

The Stomach
RT 15 Mins
Director: Ben Steiner
Writer: Ben Steiner
Producers: Dan Dixon
Starring: Simon Meacock, Ben Bishop, Peter Marinker, Kiki Kendrick, Neil Newbon, Jennie Lathan
Description: Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own. Part body horror, part crime thriller, part ghost story, The Stomach is a unique tale of Supernatural Noir. 

Insomniacs
RT 15 Mins
Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Writer: Charles Chintzer Lai
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Imogen Stubbs, Charlotte Hope
Description: Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.
CO Premiere

The Blood of Love
RT 20 Mins
Director: Jeff Meyers
Writer: Jeff Meyers
Producers: Keith Jefferies, Arden Morris, Jonathan West, Jeff Meyers
Starring: Mali Elfman, Chris Stack, James St. Vincent, Steve Xander Carson, Norm Roth
Description: Unwilling to accept the death of her husband, a young widow, acquires a machine that can bring him back to her. But the machine exacts a terrible price: she must provide the blood it needs to revive her beloved. And it starts demanding more and more blood for less and less time.
CO Premiere

Everything (You say) I am
RT 18 Mins
Director: Guillermo Florence
Writer: Guillermo Florence
Producer: Guillermo Florence
Starring: Marta Larralde, Iván Massagué
Description: Gonzalo, a hotel waiter, looks under a bed and finds Bea. She, suffering a bout of amnesia, has run out on her own wedding, and everyone is searching the hotel for her. Before the others find her, Gonzalo must get her to believe what he says: that she is the love of his life.
CO Premiere

While You Were in a Coma
RT 10 Mins
Director: Jean Paul Labbe
Writers: Kevin & Matthew McManus with input from the TentSquare Community
Producers: Andrew van den Houten, Zach Passero, Seth Webster, Ashleigh Snead
Starring: James St. Vincent, Brooke Butler
Description: As the first film ever created using Crowd Powered Entertainment™, “While You Were in a Coma” was voted on every step of the way, from the title to plot points, to the director and lead actor. It follows the story of Otis Reeves, a man who wakes from a coma 30 years after his prom night to find the world in shambles and the girl of his dreams still out there waiting for him.
CO Premiere 

Fruitcake
RT 13 Mins
Directors: Seth M. Sherwood and Sarah Baker Grillo
Writer: Seth M. Sherwood
Producers: Sarah Baker Grillo, Erin Boyes, Seth M. Sherwood, Elyse Levesque, Morgan Peter Brown
Starring: Erin Boyes, Elyse Levesque, Troy Ruptash, JR Bourne, Russell Sams, Karen Jean Olds, Piercey Dalton
Description: Set in suburbia during the 1950s, Fruitcake tells the story of 'Rosemary' and 'Sallie,' who for various reasons, feel they are not as happy as they should be with the world around them. Disconnected and ambivalent, they are intrigued by the prospect of a new cure-all for their loneliness. Desperate for their lives to live up to some imaginary ideal, these women might be swayed to take any course of action, even if it costs them their very sanity.
World Premiere

Junked
RT 11 Mins
Director: Gus Berger
Producer: Gus Berger
Description: Filmed during the final days of the George Revival Cinema in St Kilda, Junked is an affectionate tribute to the art of film projection in an era when digital technologies are taking over and film prints are being destroyed forever.
CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

7:00pm

By Blood
(USA) RT 65 Mins

Directors: Marcos Barbery, Sam Russel

Writers: Marcos Barbery, Sam Russell

Producer: Marcos Barbery

By Blood chronicles American Indians of African descent as they battle to regain their tribal citizenship. The film explores the impact of this battle, which has manifested into a broader conflict about race, identity, and the sovereign rights of indigenous people. The film demonstrates both sides of the battle, the shared emotional impact of the issue, and the rising urgency of the debate: a Native American and African American history has been overlooked, and a tribal body feels as though their sovereignty is under siege.

CO Premiere


Sunday March 29, 2015 7:00pm - 8:05pm
Cascade 3 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657

8:15pm

Audience Award Winner - The Grand Seduction
Winner will be announced at Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm.

Sunday March 29, 2015 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657