2012 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema Announces Official Selections

Idyllwild, CA (January 3, 2012) — Festival director Stephen Savage and chairman Philip R. Calderone today announced the final selections for the 2012 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.
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The 2012 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema Announces Official Selections

Idyllwild, CA  (January 3, 2012) — Festival director Stephen Savage and chairman Philip R. Calderone today announced the final selections for the 2012 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. The festival will run from Thursday, January 12 to Sunday, January 15, 2012 in the city of Idyllwild, California. Now in its third year the festival is hitting its stride, this year screening sixty seven (67) projects.

The slate demonstrates the festival’s interest in highlighting independent artists, from student to professional level.  IIFOC screens a wide range of projects, this year presenting seven feature films (seven dramas, six comedies, and two thrillers), six documentaries, fourteen featurettes (projects between 15 and 59 minutes in length) and 32 short films—a total of 67 projects.

The festival has expanded to three venues and is doing outreach to local residents and business to make this year’s event more interactive. The central location is The Rustic Theatre, located at 54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA.

In addition to the film screenings, the four-day event includes an Opening Night Networking party, three seminars, an award ceremony and an Afterparty, all open to filmmakers and the public. Tickets must be obtained at the festival web site, although all party and seminar tickets may be selected free with any Festival Pass purchase.

The three seminars are “The Working Actor in Hollywood; A Look At What It Really Takes to Have a Career on Screen,” “From Screenplay to Screen; Producing, Shooting and Selling an Independent Film,” and “Distribution Alternatives; Self Distribution and Marketing.” All three seminars will be held in the Rustic Theatre, the first two on Saturday, January 14, the third on Sunday, January 15.

Tickets may be purchased on line at http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/, anything from single-show tickets (an single feature film or 2-hour block of featurettes/shorts), single-day passes and full festival passes. All tickets and passes are available at a discounted rate for local residents (Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Mountain Center).

Registration and badge pickup begins thirty minutes before the first show of each day at the Quiet Creek Gallery, adjacent to the Rustic Theatre.

In addition to the traditional film festival award categories, two new awards have been added this year—Best Student Film and Best Web Series. The previous soundtrack award has been split into two awards now—Best Original Score and Best Soundtrack—the later named for Idyllwild’s Casey Abrams, a top-ten competitor on the 2011 season of American Idol. This syncs with the festival’s interest in recognizing and encouraging young talent; Casey is a graduate of the city’s Idyllwild Arts Academy and six films will be screened, in full competition, made by students of that school.

The festival’s web site is designed to spark interest and help attendees plan their four days. The site includes poster art and synopses for all projects, and full-screen trailers for all features and documentaries. The screening schedule can be viewed at http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/screening_schedule.html.

Attending will be representatives from distributors Open Road Films and Osiris Entertainment, both companies who distribute and promote independent productions.


Official Selections

Drama
COSMIC RADIO
Director: Stephen Savage

FOR LOVERS ONLY      ** WEST COAST PREMIERE **
Director: Michael Polish

GREENCASTLE      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Koran Dunbar

FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN      ** SPECIAL EVENT **
Director: Dennis Lee

LOOK AT ME AGAIN      ** SO. CALIF. PREMIERE **
Director: James Christopher

PARADISE RECOVERED
Director: Storme Wood

WAKING DREAMS
Director: Deepika Daggubati

Comedy
FATHER VS SON
Director: Joe Ballarini

LIFE AT THE RESORT
Director: Jeff Sable, Zander Villayne

SILVERLAKE VIDEO
Director: Matteo Ribaudo

THE LEMPKE BROTHERS   ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Andy Forrest

THE SELLING
Director: Emily Lou

WALK A MILE IN MY PRADAS
Director: Joey Sylvester

Thriller
BONE DRY
Director: Brett A. Hart

PRIMITIVE
Director: Benjamin Cooper


Documentary
FIRST GENERATION      ** SO. CALIF. PREMIERE **
Director: Adam Fenderson, Jaye Fenderson

FISH MEAT      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Joe Cunningham

KENZA
Director: Cyrus Paydar, Kenza Kadmiry

MARY PICKFORD: THE MUSE OF THE MOVIES
Director: Nicholas Eliopoulos

OFF THE BOULEVARD      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Jeff Santo

RIDE THE DIVIDE
Director: Hunter Weeks

THE SIX DEGREES OF HELTER SKELTER
Director: Michael Dorsey


Featurette
ADDICT   ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Devin Berko

BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH    ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Corey Brandenstein

BOSCO'S GUITAR    ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Matt Handy

BROOKWOOD SLEAZEBAGS     ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Johnny West

BUTTONS IN THE GROUND    ** WEST COAST PREMIERE **
Director: Andrew Fisher

DEAD SERIOUS
Director: Ellen Jacobs

FITZ
Director: Brit Wigintton

GONE    ** IIFOC 2012 OFFICIAL SPONSORED FILM; Idyllwild Filmworks **
Director: Will Wallace

LONG BLACK LASHES   ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Brandon Lasner

PENELOPE
Director: Scarlett Urbano

ROCKSTARS
Director: Laura Holliday

SIMONE
Director: Wolfgang Bodison

THE WESTERN LEATHERMAN
Director: Stephen Savage

UNDERSTUDY    ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Christina Malavenda

Short Film
A CUBE AND A BUTTON    ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Beatriz Gutierrez Aguado

ALBERT      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Jamison Reeves

BONDING OVER BREAKFAST
Director: Alexa McLaughlin

BURNT OUT      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Teryl Brouillette, Andy Lee

CERTIFIED
Director: Luke Guidici

COUNTDOWN TO DEATH    ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Craig Ouellette

COYOTE HUNT
Director: Melissa Townsend

ESTEEM   ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Jared Elkin

FISH!
Director: Mark Eccleston, Damian Samuels

FOREVER BEAUTIFUL   ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Noel D. Orput

GET OFF MY PORCH   ** SO. CALIF. PREMIERE **
Director: Patrick Rea

IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH      ** WORLD PREMIERE **
Director: Derek Ellingson

IN TRANSIT    ** WEST COAST PREMIERE **
Director: Stev Elam

KNIGHT TO D7
Director: Nathan Scoggins

LIBBY GIRL: SURPRISE!
Director: JANET MAYSON

MOVING DAY
Director: Jason Wingrove

(NOT) ADDICTED
Director: Joshua Forgy

PARANOID ACTIVITY
Director: Tony Repinski

RATIONS
Director: Craig Ouellette

RESOLUTION OF TWO      ** U.S. PREMIERE **
Director: Rylee Ebsen

SHEER LUCK
Director: J.D. Koumendakis

T IS FOR TIME
Director: Carl Bell

THE CHEATER
Director: Will Wallace

THE COSMONAUT
Director: David M. Altrogge

THE DUNGEON MASTER
Director: Rider Strong, Shiloh Strong

THE UNFORGETTABLE PROPOSAL     ** NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE **
Director: Mohammed Alkazemi

THE VISITOR       ** WEST COAST PREMIERE **
Director: Jorge Ferragut

TWO BULLS
Director: Ricardo Ultreras

YET2BENAMED       ** WEST COAST PREMIERE **
Director: Giselle Marie


Web Series
It’s Always Smoggy in LA
Director: Scott Vogel


Poster art can be viewed at http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/film_synopses.html and is available in higher resolution (600 x 889 pixel, 300 dpi) upon request.


About the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (IIFOC)
The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema is an annual film festival held in Idyllwild, California that highlights independent films.
The festival features a broad selection of projects – narrative features, documentaries, featurettes, short films and web series. For more information, visit http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/.

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The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema is an annual film festival held in Idyllwild, California that highlights independent films. For more information, visit http://www.idyllwildcinemafest.com/.
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