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Beaufort International Film Festival Names Finalists and is Ready for 2012

Filmmakers from around the world are once again set to appear at the Sixth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival taking place Feb 15 - 19, 2012 in the historic city of Beaufort, SC.

PRLog - Dec. 27, 2011 - BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The 2012 Beaufort International Film Festival will be held February 15-19.   With entries from 25 countries, in the categories of Feature Films, Shorts, Animation, Student Films, Screenplays and Documentaries, the 6th annual Beaufort International Film Festival is ready for action. With more than 35 filmmakers from around the world about to make their way to the historic city of Beaufort, the focus is on the newest generation of filmmakers and storytellers as they share their passion projects with an adoring film loving public. “We say it every year, but this year really could be the best yet. We have a new venue, some new awards, and really high expectations.  We have raised the bar once again. " stated Ron Tucker, Film Festival ExecutiveDirector.  The 2012 festival will also feature more regional filmmakers than in past years.   In addition to several great films, the very successful  Screenwriter’s Table-Read will return, facilitated by each Screenwriter Finalist.

In addition to the impressive attendance by the filmmakers, also appearing will be Academy Award nominated Film Editor, Craig Mckay who will be presented the Jean Ribaut Award for Excellence in Film Editing. The Jean Ribaut Award for Excellence in Stunt Coordination will also be presented to Cal Johnson.  

The 2012 Beaufort International Film Festival Finalists are as follows:


Stitched & Sown (Austin Taylor) (Winston Salem, NC USA) 5 min.
Live Outside the Box (Shu-Hsuan Lin) (Taiwan) 4 min.
The Crocodile’s Wife (Jody Cleaver) ( Clifton Hill, Australia) 7 min.
Dissolving Destinies (Brandon Strathmann() (Corona, CA USA) 7 min

Cultures of Resistance (Iara Lee) 73min San Francisco, CA USA
Awaken the Dragon (Liz Oakley) 87min Charleston, SC USA
Empty Hand: The Real Karate Kids (Kevin Derek) 90min Lake Forest, CA USA
Wrestling for Jesus (Nathan Clarke) 73min Madison, WI USA
Shag Nation (Brittany Brothers) 20min Brooklyn, NY USA
# While We Watch (Kevin Breslin) 40min New York, NY USA

Santiago (Felix Martiz) 78min, Los Angeles, CA USA
Il Cacciatore Di Anatre (Egidio Veronesi) 90min Finale Emilia, Modena, Italy
Happy New Year (L. Lorrel Manning) 105min New York, NY USA

Quirk of Fate (Marco J. Riedl) 45min Cologne, Germany
Santa Land (Kim Nguyen ) 22min Los Angeles, CA USA
Saying Goodbye (Clifton Springs) 16min West Columbia, SC USA
Beast (Christopher Granier-Deferre) 12min London, UK
Two-Minutes (Christopher Granier-Deferre) 7min London, UK
Atroz (Francisco Alvarez) 10min Burgos Espana, Spain
Civil (Weston Middleton) 15min Columbia, SC USA

ZomRomCom: The Musical (Messiah Amaram) 21min (University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC )
The Martyr (Jesse Terrell) 14min USA (University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC )
The Minus Touch (Rob Sterling) 14 min (University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC )
Gil’s Brother (Corey Bodoh-Creed) 14 min (Univesity of Southern California, Los Angeles,, CA)
The Road to Jacob (Matt Allen) 17min (Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA)

Chasing Diana (Jack & Robin Firestone, Hilton Head Island, SC)
Personal Fouls (Jack Monts de Oca and Brent Savidge, Hilton Head Island SC)
Saving Sergei (Barry Leach, United Kingdom)
The Wedding Photographer ( Teresa Bruce, Beaufort SC)
The Presser (Gary Weeks, Los Angeles, CA)
Two Hit Wonder (Gary Weeks, Los Angeles, CA)

Edmund Kingsley (Beast) Short Film
Jesus Guevara (Santiago) Feature Film
Michael Cuomo (Happy New Year) Feature Film
Rebecca Koon (Saying Goodbye) Short Film
Sydney Torin Shepherd (ZomRomCom) Student Film

Christopher Granier-Deferre (Two Minutes) Short Film
Egidio Veronesi (Il Cacciatore Di Anatre) Feature Film
Felix Martiz (Santiago) Feature Film
Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance) Documentary
K. Lorrel Manning (Happy New Year) Feature Film
Kevin Breslin (#WhileWeWatch) Documentary

For more information about the 2012 Beaufort International Film Festival, including film descriptions, screening times, and more, please visit http://www.beaufortfilmfestival.com.  

Editor's note: For additional information contact  Public Relations Director Bruce Doneff,
Beaufort International Film Festival 201.966.6583 – mobile


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The Beaufort Film Society (BFS) is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

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