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Enzian Announces 2014 Florida Film Festival Program Lineup

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Orlando, FL – (March 12, 2014) Enzian announced today the program lineup for the 23rd Annual Florida Film Festival, April 4-13, 2014, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partner Orange County Government. FFF will screen more than 170 feature and short films representing 26 countries, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums and parties. Of the films selected, 137 have premiere status. Full lineup listed below.   Film descriptions, trailers, stills, and schedule available at www.floridafilmfestival.com/program.

Henry Maldonado, President of Enzian and the Florida Film Festival, remarked, “The Florida Film Festival continues to attract independent filmmakers in record numbers. With so many films appearing on Florida screens for the first time, our audience has the chance to experience amazing stories with a broad range of themes, styles, and surprises. There really is something new and exciting for everyone to explore this year.”

“I just love this year’s group of films.  While the selection process was more difficult than ever due to the sheer volume of compelling entries that made us sit up and take notice, I’m confident our audiences will be as entertained, engaged, surprised, and moved as we were," commented Matthew Curtis, Florida Film Festival Programming Director. “Once again, we have a great mix of fresh, exciting talent and returning Florida Film Festival veterans doing outstanding new work that we’re proud to present to our community.  Without a doubt, there is something for every possible taste in our lineup.”

The 20 feature competition films will be eligible for up to three awards each: a Grand Jury Award for best film in that category, a Special Jury Award given at the jury’s discretion for exceptional achievements, and an Audience Award determined by audience votes.

Festival films feature familiar talent, both in front and behind the camera, including Steve Coogan, Bill Plympton, Jude Law, Demian Bichir, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Cathy Moriarty, Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, Nicolas Cage, David Gordon Green, Jenny Slate, David Cross, Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Mercedes Ruehl, Alan Cumming, Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Alia Shawkat, Michael Cera, Martin Starr, Andrew Wilson, Rachel Korine, Paul Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Chazz Palminteri, David Morse, Michael O’Keefe, Annie Potts, Richard Kind, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Sienna Miller , Nick Cassavetes, Emmy Rossum, and Ron Perlman.

In addition to those announced today, the festival presents special events featuring celebrity guest appearances. Those announcements are forthcoming.

FESTIVAL FILMS:

Opening Night Film
THE TRIP TO ITALY (UK/ITALY, 2014, 107 MIN, DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM, FLORIDA PREMIERE)

Spotlight Films
BEFORE I DISAPPEAR (USA, 2014, 95 MIN, DIRECTED BY SHAWN CHRISTENSEN, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
CHEATIN’ (USA, 2013, 76 MIN, DIRECTED BY BILL PLYMPTON, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
DOM HEMINGWAY (UK, 2013, 93 MIN, DIRECTED BY RICHARD SHEPARD, RATED R)
THE DOUBLE (UK, 2013, 93 MIN, DIRECTED BY RICHARD AYOADE)
FOR NO GOOD REASON (UK/USA, 2012, 89 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHARLIE PAUL, EAST COAST PREMIERE, RATED R)
GABRIELLE (CANADA, 2013, 104 MIN, DIRECTED BY LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT)
JOE (USA, 2013, 117 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID GORDON GREEN)
OBVIOUS CHILD (USA, 2013, 83 MIN, DIRECTED BY GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE)
WORDS AND PICTURES (USA, 2013, 111 MIN, DIRECTED BY FRED SCHEPISI, RATED PG-13)
YELLOW (USA, 2013, 108 MIN, DIRECTED BY NICK CASSAVETES, EAST COAST PREMIERE)

Narrative Features Competition
COPENHAGEN (USA/CANADA, 2013, 98 MIN, DIRECTED BY MARK RASO, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (USA, 2013, 77 MINS, DIRECTED BY JERZY ROSE, FLORIDA PREMIERE) 
DOOMSDAYS (USA, 2013, 91 MIN, DIRECTED BY EDDIE MULLINS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
DRUID PEAK (USA, 2013, 111 MIN, DIRECTED BY MARNI ZELNICK, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
FINDING NEIGHBORS (USA, 2013, 96 MINS, DIRECTED BY RON JUDKINS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
FOREV (USA, 2013, 88 MIN, DIRECTED BY MOLLY GREEN AND JAMES LEFFLER, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS (USA, 2014, 80 MINS, DIRECTED BY LEAH MEYERHOFF, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
LAST I HEARD (USA, 2013, 100 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
MEDEAS (USA, 2013, 98 MIN, DIRECTED BY ANDREA PALLAORO, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
WINTER IN THE BLOOD (USA, 2013, 98 MIN, DIRECTED BY ALEX SMITH AND ANDREW SMITH, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)

Documentary Features Competition
AMERICAN JESUS (USA, 2013, 80 MIN, DIRECTED BY ARAM GARRIGA, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (USA, 2013, 109 MIN, DIRECTED BY PJ RAVAL)
THE FRONT MAN (USA, 2013, 72 MIN, DIRECTED BY PAUL DEVLIN, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
THE KILL TEAM (USA, 2013, 79 MINS, DIRECTED BY DAN KRAUSS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
LEVITATED MASS (USA, 2013, 89 MIN, DIRECTED BY DOUG PRAY, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
LOVE ME (USA, 2013, 94 MIN, DIRECTED BY JONATHON NARDUCCI, WORLD PREMIERE)
MISSION CONGO (USA, 2013, 65 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID TURNER AND LARA ZIZIC, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY (USA, 2014, 100 MIN, DIRECTED BY JEFFREY RADICE, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
POWERLESS (USA/INDIA, 2013, 82 MIN, DIRECTED BY DEEPTI KAKKAR AND FAHAD MUSTAFA, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
SLINGSHOT (USA, 2013, 90 MIN, DIRECTED BY PAUL LAZARUS, FLORIDA PREMIERE)

Documentary Shorts Competition
A Night At The Jai Alai (USA, 2013, 9 MIN, DIRECTED BY DREW BLATMAN, WORLD PREMIERE)
Ambien & Aaron (USA, 2013, 30 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHRIS BRANDT, WORLD PREMIERE)
Fantasy Land (USA, 2013, 9 MIN, DIRECTED BY GABRIELLE TILLENBURG)
Fishhooks (USA, 2013, 4 MINS, DIRECTED BY RYAN COCKRELL, WORLD PREMIERE)
Grand Central Diary (USA, 2013, 5 MIN, DIRECTED BY ANDY AND CAROLYN LONDON, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution (USA/SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC/TURKEY, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY MATTHEW VANDYKE)
Scattered (USA, 2013, 26 MIN, DIRECTED BY LINDSAY LINDENBAUM, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
The Silly Bastard Next To The Bed (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY SCOTT CALONICO, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE) 
STRIKE: The Greatest Bowling Story Ever Told (USA, 2013, 13 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOEY DAOUD)
Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns (USA, 2013, 2 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOE CALLANDER, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Token Exchange (USA, 2013, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY AARON MATTHEWS, WORLD PREMIERE)
We Will Live Again (USA, 2013, 12 MIN, DIRECTED BY MYLES KANE AND JOSH KOURY)
What I Hate About Myself (USA, 2013, 28 MIN, DIRECTED BY BOBBY MOSER AND BEN MULLINKOSSON, EAST COAST PREMIERE)

Narrative Shorts Competition
A Long Walk (USA, 2014, 14 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHINONYE CHUKWU, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Aftermath (USA, 2013, 20 MIN, DIRECTED BY JEREMY ROBBINS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Another Time, Maybe (USA, 2013, 12 MIN, DIRECTED BY SPENCER CHANDLER, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
The Bravest, The Boldest (USA, 2014, 17 MIN, DIRECTED BY MOON MOLSON, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Cash For Gold (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY ROBERT ENRIQUEZ, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
The Cyclist (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER BRYAN, WORLD PREMIERE)
Delicious Ambiguity (USA, 2013, 17 MIN, DIRECTED BY JUSTIN CANEL, WORLD PREMIERE)
Dog Meet Goose (USA, 2012, 21 MIN, DIRECTED BY JON BRYANT CRAWFORD, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
First Prize (USA, 2013, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY KEVIN MCMULLIN, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Fool’s Day (USA, 2013, 19 MIN, DIRECTED BY CODY BLUE SNIDER, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Fortune House (USA, 2013, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY MATTHEW BONIFACIO, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Gregory Go Boom (USA, 2013, 18 MIN, DIRECTED BY JANICZA BRAVO, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
I Love You So Much (USA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY LEAH SHORE, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
The Immaculate Reception (USA, 2013, 16 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE GLYNN, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
Keep A Tidy Soul (USA, 2013, 11 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOSHUA MOORE, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Kush (USA/INDIA, 2013, 25 MIN, DIRECTED BY SHUBHASHISH BHUTIANI, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Leonard in Slow Motion (USA, 2013, 8 MIN, DIRECTED BY PETER LIVOLSI, WORLD PREMIERE)
The Lipstick Stain (USA, 2013, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAGNY LOOPER, WORLD PREMIERE)
Me+Her (USA, 2013, 12 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOSEPH OXFORD, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Meet My Rapist (USA, 2013, 7 MIN 25 SEC, DIRECTED BY JESSIE KAHNWEILER, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Milk and Blood (USA/ICELAND, 2013, 11 MIN, DIRECTED BY MARKUS ENGLMAIR, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
nasty hardcoreXXX amateur couple (USA, 2013, 16 MIN, DIRECTED BY REED VAN DYK, WORLD PREMIERE)
Oi, Meu Amor (USA, 2013, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY ROBERT G. PUTKA, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
One Please (USA, 2013, 6 MIN, DIRECTED BY JESSE BURKS, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Penny Dreadful (USA, 2013, 18 MIN, DIRECTED BY SHANE ATKINSON)
Rat Pack Rat (USA, 2014, 19 MIN, DIRECTED BY TODD ROHAL)
Setup, Punch. (USA, 2013, 19 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID SCHLUSSEL, FLORIDA PREMEIRE)
Salvatore (USA, 2013, 6 MIN, DIRECTED BY WILLIAM SHERMER, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Trauma (USA, 2013, 12 MIN, DIRECTED BY ETHAN YOUNG, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Verbatim (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY BRETT WEINER, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
ZZZZZZZ (USA, 2013, 5 MIN, DIRECTED BY TARIK KARAM, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)

Animated Shorts Competition
Baby, I Love You (USA, 2012, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY FAIYAZ JAFRI, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
CRIME: The Animated Series (USA/CANADA, 2013, 21 MIN, DIRECTED BY SAM CHOU AND ALIX LAMBERT, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Danger Dan (USA, 2013, 2 MIN, DIRECTED BY AARON AUGENBLICK, WORLD PREMIERE)
Drifters (USA, 2012, 8 MIN, DIRECTED BY ETHAN CLARKE, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
El Delirio Del Pez Leon (USA, 2012, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY QUIQUE RIVERA, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida (USA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY CARL KNICKERBOCKER)
Passer Passer (USA, 2013, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY LOUIS MORTON, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Raw Data (USA, 2013, 1 MIN, DIRECTED BY JAKE FRIED, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Roadkill Redemption (USA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY KARL HADRIKA)
Salmon Deadly Sins (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY STEVEN VANDER MEER, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Shelter (USA, 2012, 6 MIN, DIRECTED BY CARL BURTON, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Sidewalk (USA, 2013, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY CELIA BULLWINKEL, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Spy Fox (USA, 2013, 5 MIN, DIRECTED BY TAYLOR CLUTTER, KENDRA PHILLIPS, AND YOAV SHTIBELMAN, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Tome of The Unknown (USA, 2013, 8 MIN, DIRECTED BY PATRICK McHALE, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Twiller Parkour (USA, 2013, 1 MIN, DIRECTED BY MORGAN MILLER, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Twiller Parkour #2 (USA, 2013, 1 MIN, DIRECTED BY MORGAN MILLER, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
Yearbook (USA, 2013, 5 MIN, DIRECTED BY BERNARDO BRITTO, EAST COAST PREMIERE)

International Showcase Features
THE FINAL MEMBER (CANADA, 2012, 76 MIN, DIRECTED BY JONAH BEKHOR AND ZACH MATH)
I FEEL LIKE DISCO (GERMANY, 2013, 95 MIN, DIRECTED BY AXEL RANISH, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
IDA (POLAND, 2013, 80 MIN, DIRECTED BY PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI)
ILO ILO (SINGAPORE, 2013, 99 MIN, DIRECTED BY ANTHONY CHEN)

International Shorts
B-Class Cultural Heritage (JAPAN, 2013, 8 MIN, DIRECTED BY YUJI HARIU, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Cargo (AUSTRALIA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY BEN HOWLING AND YOLANDA RAMKE, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
The Fall (NORWAY, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY ANDREAS THAULOW, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Inertial Love (SPAIN, 2013, 6 MIN, DIRECTED BY CÉSAR ESTEBAN ALENDA AND JOSÉ ESTEBAN ALENDA, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Memorable Moi (CANADA, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS ASSELIN, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
More Than Two Hours (Bishtar Az Do Saat) (IRAN, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY ALI ASGARI, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
The Parachutist (UK, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY TOM TAGHOLM, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Requiem for a Robot (AUSTRIA/USA, 2013, 5 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPH RAINER, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Uproot (UK, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY DEBJITA DHAR, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)

International Animated Shorts

Bless You (CANADA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID BARLOW-KRELINA, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Faces from Places—Ivory Coast: Wax (FRANCE, 2012, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY BASTIEN DUBOIS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Faces from Places--Japan: Hôjô Jutsu (FRANCE, 2012, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY BASTIEN DUBOIS, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
In the Air is Christopher Gray (UK, 2013, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY FELIX MASSIE, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
La Ravaudeuse (FRANCE, 2012, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY SIMON FILLIOT, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Lonely Bones (FRANCE/THE NETHERLANDS, 2013, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY ROSTO, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Oh Sheep! (GERMANY, 2012, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY GOTTFRIED MENTOR, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Noodle Fish (SOUTH KOREA, 2012, 10 MIN, DIRECTED BY JIN-MAN KIM, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Sleep Clinic (NEW ZEALAND, 2013, 6 MIN, DIRECTED BY FRANCES HASZARD, LOUIS OLSEN, AND LUKE SCOTT, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Subconscious Password (CANADA, 2013, 11 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHRIS LANDRETH, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Tap to Retry (ISRAEL, 2012, 4 MIN, DIRECTED BY NETA COHEN)
What is Dead May Never Die (THE NETHERLANDS, 2012, 2 MIN, DIRECTED BY KADAVRE EXQUIS, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
White Morning (UK, 2013, 12 MIN, DIRECTED BY PAUL BARRITT, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)

SOS: Short Order Swedish
ABC (SWEDEN, 2013, 17 MIN, DIRECTED BY NANNA HUOLMAN, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
Coffee Time (SWEDEN, 2013, 14 MIN, DIRECTED BY MARIA FREDRIKSSON, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven (SWEDEN, 2013, 14 MIN, DIRECTED BY ÅSA BLANCK AND JOHAN PALMGREN, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Kilimanjaro (SWEDEN, 2013, 15 MIN, DIRECTED BY NIMA YOUSEFI, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE)
Reset (SWEDEN, 2012, 16 MIN, DIRECTED BY FREDRIK ÅKERSTRÖM AND MARCUS KRYLER, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Syndromeda (SWEDEN, 2013, 22 MIN, DIRECTED BY PATRIK EKLUND, EAST COAST PREMIERE)

Midnight Features
THE BABADOOK  (AUSTRALIA, 2014, 95 MIN, DIRECTED BY JENNIFER KENT)
MOEBIUS (SOUTH KOREA, 2013, 89 MIN, DIRECTED BY KIM KI-DUK, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
THE SACRAMENT (USA, 2013, 100 MIN, DIRECTED BY TI WEST)
WETLANDS (GERMANY, 2013, 109 MIN, DIRECTED BY DAVID WNENDT)

Midnight Shorts
Baskin (TURKEY, 2013, 11 MIN, DIRECTED BY CAN EVRENOL, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Eczemus (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY GARRETT BROWN, WORLD PREMIERE)
Jack Attack (USA, 2013, 9 MIN, DIRECTED BY ANTONIO PADOVAN AND BRYAN NORTON, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Liebe (Love) (CANADA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY CAMERON MACGOWAN, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Perfect Drug (BELGIUM, 2012, 14 MIN, DIRECTED BY TOON AERTS, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Pineal Warriors (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY EGON VON SCHIRACH AND OTTO VON SCHIRACH, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Unicorn Blood (SPAIN, 2013, 9 MIN, DIRECTED BY ALBERTO VAZQUEZ, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
The Voice Thief (FRANCE/CHILE/USA, 2013, 26 MIN, DIRECTED BY ADAN JODOROWSKY, EAST COAST PREMIERE/2ND US SHOWING)
Wawd Ahp (USA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOSH CHERTOFF AND STEVE GIRARD, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Welcome to Dignity Pastures (USA, 2013, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY BRIAN LONANO, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Whispers (USA, 2013, 7 MIN, DIRECTED BY MAX ISAACSON, EAST COAST PREMIERE)
Woman Who Hates Plants (USA, 2013, 1 MIN, DIRECTED BY MORGAN MILLER, FLORIDA PREMIERE)
Yield (USA, 2013, 2 MIN, DIRECTED BY CALEB WOOD, FLORIDA PREMIERE)

Special Screenings:

Family Films
ANNIE: IT’S THE HARD KNOCK LIFE (USA, 2013, 55 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOSHUA SEFTEL, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
ERNEST & CELESTINE (FRANCE/LUXEMBOURG/BELGIUM, 2013, 80 MIN, DIRECTED BY STÉPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, AND BENJAMIN RENNER)
The Numberlys (USA, 2013, 11 MIN, DIRECTED BY BRANDON OLDENBURG AND WILLIAM JOYCE, FLORIDA PREMIERE)

Music Films
DEEP CITY (USA, 2013, 55 MIN, DIRECTED BY MARLON JOHNSON, DENNIS SCHOLL, AND CHAD TINGLE)
LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE (USA, 2013, 80 MIN, DIRECTED BY JEFF KRULIK, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
THE OTHERSIDE (USA, 2013, 51 MIN, DIRECTED BY DANIEL TOROK, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)

Florida Films

Best of Brouhaha:
BYE HYUNGJIK (directed by Hyungjik Lee, FSU)
CHICKEN OR THE EGG (directed by Elaine Wu & Christine Kim, Ringling College of Art and Design)
DEAD TO RIGHTS (directed by Daniel Neil, Ringling College of Art and Design)
THE FEAR OF BEING UNINTERESTING (directed by McKenzi Vanderberg, Rollins College)
FINAL STRAW (directed by Riccardo Renna, Ringling College of Art and Design)
THE FLY (directed by Jarelis Cabrera, Trinity Preparatory School)
LITTLE AFRICA (directed by Curtis Adair, FSU)
MOONBOUNCE (directed by Michael Kefeyalew, FSU)
THE PAST (directed by Sean Sida & Garrett Callahan, Full Sail University)
SMALL WORLDS (directed by Steven Sobel, Daytona State College)
TECHSQUAD (directed by TL Westgate, October FilmSlam winner)
RUNAWAY RENN (directed by Zachary Johnson, FSU) Jury Selection & Audience Award Winner!
RUNAWAY (directed by Susan Yung, Emily Buchanan & Esther Parobek, Ringling College of Art and Design)
WHERE IS ALICE? (directed by Zachary Beckler, UCF)

Florida Narrative Feature:
CHU AND BLOSSOM (USA, 2014, 103 MIN, DIRECTED BY CHARLES CHU AND GAVIN KELLY)

Florida Documentary Feature:
15 TO LIFE KENNETH’S STORY (USA, 2013, 83 MIN, DIRECTED BY NADINE PEQUENEZA, FLORIDA PREMIERE)

Food Films
AFTER WINTER, SPRING (USA/FRANCE, 2013, 74 MIN, DIRECTED BY JUDITH LIT, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
Faces from Places—Louisiana: La Boucherie (FRANCE, 2012, 3 MIN, DIRECTED BY BASTIEN DUBOIS, SOUTHEAST PREMIERE)
LE CHEF (FRANCE/SPAIN, 2012, 84 MIN, DIRECTED BY DANIEL COHEN, RATED PG-13)

Retro Films
Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: THE BIG LEBOWSKI (USA, 1998, 119 MIN, DIRECTED BY JOEL COEN AND ETHAN COEN, RATED R)
GOLDFINGER (UK, 1964, 110 MIN, DIRECTED BY GUY HAMILTON, RATED PG)
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (ITALY, 1970, 112 MIN, DIRECTED BY ELIO PETRI, RATED R)
Popcorn Flick in the Park: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (UK, 1974, 128 MIN, DIRECTED BY SIDNEY LUMET, RATED PG)

FESTIVAL FORUMS:

Bleary-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed: 1500+ Films in 100+ Days

Ever wonder what it takes to program a 10-day festival with over 170 films in the lineup? Starting in September, a handful of brave souls begin the process of finding the proverbial “needle in a haystack” or cinematic gems to present to our beloved audience every spring. These dedicated film fanatics volunteer an extraordinary amount of their personal time over a four-month period. Through lots of dinners, not nearly enough sleep, and many arguments, the Florida Film Festival selection committees somehow reach a final consensus on each year’s program. For the first time, come meet a few of the programmers and hear them discuss those titles they’ve been willing to “fall on their sword” for. Moderated by FFF Programming Coordinator Clementine Leger with a whip and a lion-tamer’s chair. 

Perseverance: Women in the Industry
Sponsored by Women in Film & Television—Florida 

Despite a couple of producer or co-producer credits on films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, American Hustle, and Her; and Frozen being co-directed by Jennifer Lee, 2013 marked a dismal year for women in behind-the-scenes jobs on the top 250 grossing movies. A recent survey found that women comprised only 16% of the directors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers—that’s actually lower than it was in 1998. And only 6% of the top films last year were directed by women, down from 9%. It’s considerably better in the indie film world, but breaking into the biz is tough for anyone. What are the unique challenges facing women today as they try to crack the “Celluloid Ceiling?” A stellar panel of female visionaries will share their personal experiences and what it means to be a successful woman working in movies today. Panelists include Meira Blaustein, filmmaker/Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival; Kim Kalyka, Director of Exhibitor Relations at IFC Films; Debra McClutchy, VP of Home Entertainment Production & Creative at Oscilloscope Pictures; and producer Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies), a 2014 Independent Spirit "Producer of the Year" award nominee. Anne Russell, Program Director of Film at Full Sail University, will moderate.

Pushing the “Curfew”: A Case Study from Short to Feature
Sponsored by Full Sail University 

In 2012 the Florida Film Festival presented a short film called “Curfew” (which will be screened again at the start of this forum) by director/writer/actor/musician Shawn Christensen. In this dark comedy with a tender heart, a suicidal druggie gets a phone call from his estranged sister, who desperately needs him to look after his nine-year-old niece for a few hours. A huge hit at the Festival, months later it would go on to win an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short. Now the multi-talented filmmaker has expanded the film into a terrific debut feature co-starring Emmy Rossum and Ron Perlman, Before I Disappear, screening as a Spotlight Film in this year’s Festival. Shawn and co-producer Damon Russell will talk about their Oscar®-winning journey from short to feature and take questions from the audience. Moderated by Dave Franko, VP of Academic Affairs at Full Sail University.

Filmmaker Forum
Sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort  

The Florida Film Festival hosts some of the most talented new independent filmmakers every year and always sets aside one day just to pick their brains. This lively and dynamic exchange of ideas and know-how inevitably defines a high point in the festival—peppered with tales of triumph, challenge, and creative methods. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime airing of artistic laundry by the filmmakers who get the job done. FFF selections committee member and Rollins College Professor Denise Cummings, Chair of the Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies, will moderate. 

FESTIVAL PARTIES:

Opening Night Film and Party

Hometown culinary heroes serve up delectable tastes and inspiring beverages at Enzian to celebrate the opening night of the 23rd Florida Film Festival. We promise: the more you indulge, the more you’ll love it! Participating restaurants, bars, and brands include Cask & Larder, Coppola Fine Wines, The Courtesy, Etho’s Vegan Kitchen, Enzian & Eden Bar, Hyatt Grand Regency, K Restaurant, The Matador, Olea Grill, RanGetsu, Smiling Bison, Tito’s Vodka, Troy & Sons, Whole Foods, and more!

Locally Fresh!
Sponsored by Edible Orlando

An exciting new addition to Florida Film Festival just for the foodies! Join us for an afternoon tasting of local eats and a video sneak peek into the world of our nearby farming communities. Enzian goes down to the farm to learn where our food is coming from. Delight your taste buds and your eyes in this truly all-senses event, featuring food from our in-house vendors: Lake Meadow Natural Farms, Palmetto Creek Farms, Olde Hearth Bread Co., and East End Market.

Locally Fresh! Farmers Market
After “Locally Fresh!” join us on the lawn at Eden Bar for a farmers market. Guests will get a chance to talk to the farmers and other local vendors as well as purchase goods to take home to try.

Sunday Brunch Buffet
This is a perfect time to enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival! This mouth-watering brunch prepared by our own chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth. 

Italian Cinema Night
Fulfill your cinematic appetite and thrill your taste buds all in one fantastic evening of indulgence! Italian treats will be presented for your enjoyment between flicks.

Whole Foods Market Tasting Reception
Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market brings you complimentary tastes of their fantastic fare in a delightful evening spread of organic appetizers. 

Wednesday Night Pitcher Show, featuring The Big Lebowski
Grab a blanket or a lawn chair, and hang out with fellow cinephiles on the lawn at Eden Bar for a free film. Eden Bar will be serving up your favorite cocktails and lots of delicious treats. 

Filmmaker Welcome Party
Presented by Full Sail University

Full Sail University invites filmmakers, festival fans, and industry movers-and-shakers to spend the evening mingling in high style. This classy event will bring a little swank to your Thursday night and warm you up for the final weekend of the Festival. Join us for complimentary bites and cocktails. 

Industry Party

Hang out with all your Festival friends and chat about all your favorite films at The Copper Rocket! One complimentary beer per guest and live music all night long. Hunker down for a game of pool while you peruse the extensive beer selections at this beloved local tavern. 

Awards Bash
Once you’ve seen your share of fantastic films, come see if your favorites won! Vote along the way and support your festival favorites with accolades. Then celebrate with the filmmakers in person. Ticket includes one free beer, awards ceremony, dinner buffet, party, and admission to the spooky pop-up theme park: Celluloid Circus.

Sunday Brunch Buffet
What better way to end the festival than with mimosas and brunch … while you rehash all the fantastic cinema you’ve experienced. This is a perfect time to enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival. This mouth-watering brunch prepared by our own chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth!

2014 Florida Film Festival
Now in its 23rd year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. Through ten days of 170 films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a locally-sourced menu.

"This wonderful community is bringing so much love of film to new generations of young people... you touched my heart!!" -Jon Voight, Academy Award® winning actor

"I wish I could have stayed longer." -Glenn Close, Academy Award® nominated actress

The Festival is a program of the non-profit Enzian Theater. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include Primary Sponsor: Full Sail University; Primary Public Partner: Orange County Government, Florida; Public Partners: Art Works, Culture Builds Florida, United Arts of Central Florida; Major Sponsors: Acura, Bright House, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Orlando, Lure Design Incorporated, Metro Orlando Film Commission, Real Radio, Regal Entertainment Group, Walt Disney World Resort, Whole Foods, WKMG Local 6; Sponsors: Antonio’s, Bags, Inc., Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn, Brown Distributing, Buca di Beppo, Deeb Studios, Drive New Media, Francis Ford Coppola Wine, Garden Theatre, Inc., SAGIndie, Southern Wine & Spirits, TCreative, Terrapin Beer Co., Women In Film & Television – Florida, Yelp!; Media Partners: Edible Orlando, I Love Central Florida, Orlando The City’s Magazine, Orlando Arts Magazine, Orlando LIVE, Orlando Weekly, ProductionHUB.com, WMFE, WPRK 91.5 FM. Our Sponsor community enriches the Festival experience and helps sustain the year-round programs of the not-for-profit Enzian. floridafilmfestival.com

Enzian 
Since 1992, Enzian has been the proud host of the Florida Film Festival. As part of its mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film, Enzian presents innovative and original cinematic programming not just during the Festival, but all year long. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-supported arts organization for which ticket revenue accounts for only 25% of its operating budget, Enzian owes its existence to the generosity of fans of film, food, and fun--like you. enzian.org

Full Sail University
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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