SBIFF Movie List

Posted on Jan 29 by SEASONS Magazine

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival features exciting, culturally enlightening, and entertaining programming and sidebars. 197 films from around the world will be brought together to form an incredibly unique and diverse festival experience. Films in the 30th edition of the festival will consist are in the following categories:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

INDEPENDENT COMPETITION

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA CINEMA COMPETITION

EASTERN BLOC COMPETITION

SOCIAL JUSTICE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION: Sponsored by The Fund For Santa Barbara.

SANTA BARBARA FEATURES COMPETITION: Juried this year for the first time, a spotlight on Santa Barbara filmmakers and documentaries that highlight community issues. Sponsored by Cox.

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION

APPLEBOX: A slate of family films offered free to the community, presented by Cox, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Univision, Citrix, Metropolitan Theatres, and MOXI.

KOLNOA: A selection of feature films and documentaries that examine Israel from a variety of diverse historical, cultural and political perspectives.

PAN ASIA: Cutting edge cinema from Asia, including China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

SCREEN CUISINE: Celebrates the culinary delights of cinema and highlights sustainable practices of today’s farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: A selection of internationally award winning films as well as special screenings out of competition.

THE WORLD LAUGHS: A diverse selection of comedies from around the world.

TO THE MAXXX: Showcasing some of the world’s most exhilarating documentaries that capture the beauty and thrills of extreme sports, sponsored by Alaska Airlines.

REEL NATURE: Highlighting films that showcase the natural environment, including some of the world’s most cutting-edge wildlife documentaries.

NORDIC: Exceptional cinema from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

CINEMATIC OVERTURES: The world of performing arts encompasses this selection of feature films and documentaries that explore music, theater and dance.

SANTA BARBARA SHORTS

SANTA BARBARA DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Below is the list of World and US Premiere films, followed by the list of titles by sidebar category. For the complete list of films, along with their descriptions and a preliminary screening schedule, visit www.sbiff.org. Please note that all schedules are subject to change.

WORLD PREMIERES

A Better You, USA Directed by Matt Walsh. Cast: Brian Huskey, Morgan Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Andrew Daly, Rob Huebel, and Matt Walsh. A self-published hypnotherapist with a bad toupee is on the verge of losing his family and career when he realizes he must fix his own life before helping others.

Banana, Italy Directed by Andrea Jublin Featuring: Ascanio Balbo, Anna Bonaiuto, and Giorgio Colangeli. An Italian comedy about a naïve, but charming young boy who goes to great lengths to win a girl's love.

Breach, USA Directed by Jonny Zwick This chilling documentary explores the illegal and unethical practices by Iceland's whaling industry, including the hunting of the endangered finback whale.

Caffeinated, USA Directed by Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki. Featuring: Doug Welsh, Geoff Watts, Peter Giuliano, and Sunalini Menon. While exploring the people and the passion that drive the coffee industry, this energizing documentary tells the story of coffee from the moment the coffee cherry is picked to the moment the alluring aroma permeates the air.

Day Release (Tercer Grado), Spain Directed by Geoffrey Cowper. Cast: Jesús Lloveras, Sara Casasnovas, Frank Feys, Miko Jarry, Javier Beltran, and Ferran Lahoz. Setting out to make peace with his estranged brother, a man on his first day of parole witnesses the armed robbery of a security van.

Energizing Our World, Costa Rica/Netherlands/Spain/USA Directed by Susan Sember. This dynamic documentary engages audiences on a global platform highlighting environmental, architectural, water, energy and agricultural issues and exploring solutions.

Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl (Eila, Rampe Ja Likka), Finland Directed by Taru Mäkelä. Cast: Heidi Herala, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Emmi Parviainen, and Riku Niemine. In this zany comedy, a poet becomes overwhelmed by the antics of her eccentric parents and tiresome boyfriend as she becomes attracted to the translator of her poems.

Fair Chase, USA Directed by Alex Cullen and Emma Tammi. Top distance runners from around the world team up to test the evolutionary theory that running was the first human weapon, key to our species' survival.

Far From Home, USA/Argentina/Canada/Italy/Uganda Directed by Galen Knowles. Featuring: Brolin Mawejje, Rob Kingwill, and Travis Rice. Brolin Mawejje, a native Ugandan who moved to the United States at age 11, wants to make history in the 2018 Winter Olympics as the first snowboarder to represent an African country.

Generosity of Eye, USA Directed by Brad Hall. Featuring: Geoffrey Canada, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and William Louis-Dreyfus. Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovers how her father connected his love of art and his passion for justice in a single act of generosity.

Heartworn Highways Revisited, USA Directed by Wayne Price. Directly inspired by HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (1976), this documentary captures a new community of folk singer-songwriters whose work is heavily influenced by the artists represented in the original film.

It’s a Wild Life, USA Directed by Kennan Ward. Featuring: Feynner Arias. This picturesque snapshot of the Northern California coast captures the beauty of Big Sur through its magnificent wildlife and the stories of a long-term caretaker of the land.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, USA Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis. With nearly 70 years of ocean exploration experience, Jean-Michel Cousteau reveals the secret world of the sea in this sensational 3D documentary.

Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere, USA Directed by Charles Randazzo. This celebration of the 40th anniversary of the American rock group Kansas tells their story through commentary from original members, concert footage, and interviews with notable fans.

Like Air, USA Directed by Jake Viramontez. Featuring: Kathryn McCormick, Alyssa Gaines, Kayla Sameski, and Montserrat Roberts. On their journey to a national championship, three high school-aged competitive dancers discover their personal identities through dance and the life it breathes into their souls.

La Noche Del Ratón (The Night of the Rat), Spain Directed by David R. Losada. Cast: Miriam Cabeza, Unai García, Mikel Martínez, and Alfonso Torregrosa. In this dark and suspenseful Spanish thriller, a seemingly normal gas station becomes intensely dangerous for a young couple on a twilight drive through the countryside.

Now en Español, USA Directed by Andrea Meller. Pulling back the curtain on one of Hollywood's lesser-known communities, this documentary follows the lives and careers of the Latina voice-over actresses who dub Desperate Housewives into Spanish.

The Penguin Counters, USA/Antarctica/Argentina Directed by Harriet Gordon and Peter Getzels. Featuring: Ron Naveen. This documentary follows field biologists in Antarctica who count penguins to track the impact of climate change on their population and to learn how to conserve the region.

Sins of a Father, USA/France/UK Directed by Andrew Piddington. Cast: Alan Bates, Lambert Wilson, and David Oakes. This three-generational drama explores the moral ambiguity of war and the complex nature of heroism, betrayal, and father-son relationships after a dark family secret is revealed.

Tiger, Tiger, USA Directed by George Butler. Tiger Tiger follows Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, renowned big cat conservationist, as he travels deep into the primordial landscape of the Sundarbans – a tidal mangrove forest spanning the India-Bangladesh border. Known as one of the most dangerous places on Earth, the Sundarbans is the domain of what may be the largest, wildest remaining tiger population.

The Truth About Lies, USA Directed by Phil Allocco. Cast: Fran Kranz, Odette Annable. Thirty-something Gilby is unemployed, living with his mother, and recently dumped. In this sharp comedy, Gilby weaves a ridiculous web of lies to get his life back on track.

Uncanny, USA Directed by Matthew Leutwyler. Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, and Rainn Wilson. As a tech reporter and a roboticist begin a relationship, the roboticist's latest creation, the world's first "perfect" artificial intelligence, begins to exhibit startling and unnerving behavior.

The Year We Thought About Love, USA Directed by Ellen Brodsky. This heartening documentary follows the nation's longest-running LGBTQ youth theater troupe for a year as it creates an original production on the theme of love.

U.S. PREMIERES

10% My Child, Israel Directed by Uri Bar-on. Cast: Gur Bentwich, Vered Feldman, Yali Friedman, Udi Persi. In this engrossing Israeli drama of blended families, to be with Franny's mom, new boyfriend Nico has to win 8-year-old Franny's heart.

12 Citizens, China Directed by Xu Ang. Cast: He Bing, Han Tongsheng, Wang Gang. In a remake of 12 ANGRY MEN, a prosecutor summons people to sit on a jury in a mock trial for a murder case, only to find the truth is not as obvious as it seems.

Aces (Os Fenómenos), Spain Directed by Alfonso Zarauza. Cast: Luis Tosar, Lola Dueñas. A woman attempts to reinvent her life after her partner disappears. She moves back in with her mother and finds herself in a man's world when she joins a construction crew.

Agave is Life, Mexico/USA Directed by David O. Brown and Meredith L. Dreiss. This colorful film explores the history of the agave plant in the cultures of Mexico and the Southwest through the lens of archaeological, ethnographic, and modern-day vignettes.

All Cats Are Grey (Tous Les Chats Sont Gris), Belgium Directed by Savina Dellicour. Cast: Manon Capelle, Bouli Lanners, Anne Coesens, and Dune de Braconier. A private detective is approached by his estranged teenage daughter when she seeks his professional help in finding her biological father.

Amor, etc., Argentina Directed by Gladys Lizarazu. Cast: Maruja Bustamante, Maria Canale, and Edgardo Castro. After moving into their first home, Lisa becomes obsessed with the home's mysterious previous owner, while her boyfriend is overwhelmed by unruly neighbors.

Attention, A Life in Extremes, Austria Directed by Sascha Köllnreitner. Cast: Guillaume Néry, Halvor Angvik, and Gerhard Gulewicz. Why would anyone dive under the ocean without oxygen, cycle across America with little sleep, or fly from cliffs wearing a webbed suit? This film shows three extraordinary athletes who do just that.

Bang Bang Baby, Canada Directed by Jeffrey St. Jules. Cast: Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare, and David Reale. A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

Barbarians (Vavari), Serbia/Montenegro/Slovenia Directed by Ivan Ikić. Cast: Željko Marković, Nenad Petrović, Jasna Djuričić, Mirko Vlahović, and Marina Vodeničar. Set in Serbia in 2008, this film follows a troubled teenager who must find a remedy to his temper, his strained family life, and the suffocating pressure of his ongoing parole.

Beatles, Norway Directed by Peter Flinth. Cast: Louis Williams, Håvard Jackwitz, Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen, Halvor Tangen Schultz. In the midst of Beatlemania, four Norwegian teens take on the identities of the Fab Four and attempt to live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in this charming coming-of-age story.

Bonobo, UK Directed by Matthew Hammett Knott. Cast: James Norton, Tessa Peake-Jones, Josie Lawrence. A mother tries to retrieve her bohemian daughter from a hippie commune that bases its way of life on the behavior of the bonobo ape, an animal that engages in recreational sex.

Carmen’s Karma (El Karma de Carmen), Argentina Directed by Rodolfo Durán. Cast: Laura Azcurra, Manuel Callau, and Ana María Castel. Unhappy with her life yet unwilling to change, Carmen is content to spend the rest of her life on her own, until an unexpected surprise forces her to put that mindset into perspective.

Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell, Argentina/Austria/UK/USA Directed by Thomas Dirnhofer. Featuring: David Lama, Peter Ortner, Jim Bridwell, Toni Ponholzer, and Markus Pucher. Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Patagonia, David Lama, climbing’s wunderkind, sets out to climb the infamous south-east face of Cerro Torre, a mountain once said to be the most difficult in the world.

The Chambermaid (Das Zimmermädchen Lynn), Germany Directed by Ingo Haeb. Cast: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer, Christine Schorn. In this original take on fetishism and intimacy, a shy hotel maid breaks out of her shell after a chance encounter with a dominatrix.

Children of the Arctic, Switzerland Directed by Nick Brandestini. At the Arctic edge of America, five Native Alaskan teenagers strive to be both modern American kids and the inheritors of an endangered whaling culture.

Confession, South Korea Directed by Do-yun Lee. Cast: Sung Ji, Ji-hoon Ju, and Kwang-soo Lee. A staged robbery that results in an accidental death tests the loyalty and morality of three lifelong friends in this South Korean action thriller.

Cruel, France Directed by Eric Cherrière. Cast: Jean-Jacques Lelté, Magali Moreau, and Maurice Poli. Haunted by memories of his mother and plagued by his mundane life, Pierre is only satisfied once he murders someone. This beautiful film explores the psyche of a serial killer.

Cure – The Life of Another, Switzerland/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina Directed by Andrea Staka. Cast: Sylvie Marinkovic, Lucia Radulovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Leon Lucev, and Franjo Dijak. A teenager adopts the identity of her best friend after an obsessive, sexually charged game leads to a fatal fall.

Desert Dancer, UK Directed by Richard Raymond. Afshin Ghaffarian risks everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran's politically volatile climate and the nation's ban on dancing.

Energized (Macht Energie), Austria Directed by Hubert Canaval. This eye-opening documentary explores the impacts our ever-increasing energy consumption, the shocking inner workings of the energy industry, and the possibility of achieving true "clean energy."

Five Days to Dance, Spain Directed by Pepe Andreu, Rafa Molés. Two completely different choreographers, one Dutch and one Spanish, must transform a group of high school students into polished dancers ready for the stage in just five days.

Happy Times (Tiempos Felices), Mexico Directed by Luis Javier M. Henaine. Cast: Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Humberto Busto, Iván Arana, Miguel Rodarte, and Bárbara de Regil. In this quirky romantic comedy, Max, unable to break up with his girlfriend, hires an agency that specializes in ending relationships.

Harvest (Vendange), France Directed by Paul Lacoste. A documentary of the wine production process in one of the oldest wine-making regions of France and the tremendous impact it has on both the harvesters and the community.

Heartbeat, Canada Directed by Andrea Dorfman. Cast: Tanya Davis, Stephanie Clattenburg, Stewart Legere, Kristin Langille, Glen Matthews, and Jackie Torrens. After her boyfriend leaves town, Justine picks up her neglected guitar and begins a journey that gets her heart beating for the first time in years.

Hip Hop-eration, New Zealand Directed by Bryn Evans. This film follows a troupe of courageous, yet cheeky, senior citizens on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.

I Am Femen (Je Suis Femen), Switzerland Directed by Alain Margot. Featuring: Anna Hutsol, Alexandra "Sasha" Schevchenko, Oxana Shachko, Inna Shevchenko. This powerful, poignant documentary follows Ukrainian activist Oksana Shachko and shows the controversial efforts of the feminist group "Femen" in their fight for freedom of speech.

I Hate the Dawn (Man Az Sepideye Sobh Bizaram), Iran Directed by Ali Karim. Cast: Babak Karimi, Amir Azizi, Mohammad Ahmadi, and Hossein Eskandari. An independent filmmaker persuades his assistant, Amir, to reveal a troublesome script he has been working on. As the script's plot unfolds, a secret of Amir's is revealed.

In the Sands of Babylon, Iraq/Netherlands/United Arab Emirates/UK Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji. Cast: Samer Qahtan, Ameer Jabarah, and Hasan Bkheet. Set against the backdrop of a 1991 Iraq torn between Saddam's Regime and the American intervention, an Iraqi soldier embarks on a dangerous journey home after he escapes from Kuwait.

Insecure (Qui Vive), France Directed by Marianne Tardieu. Cast: Reda Kateb, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Rashid Debbouze. A small-town security guard working his way through nursing school struggles with personal insecuriities as he attempts to improve his lifestyle in this empathetic and fresh drama.

The Judgement (Sadilishteto), Bulgaria Directed by Stephan Komandarev. Cast: Assen Blatechki, Miki Manojlovic, Ovanes Torosyan, and Ina Nikolova. After the recent death of his wife, a man faces the difficult decision of working with a gangster who smuggles illegal immigrants across the Turkish border to provide for his son.

Kill Me Three Times, Australia Directed by Kriv Stenders. Cast: Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, and Bryan Brown. This raucous and rowdy neo-noir with an excellent ensemble cast portrays a quaint Australian surfing town taken over by degenerate activities including blackmail, murder, and scamming.

The Land of Many Palaces, China Directed by Adam James Smith and Song Ting. An intimate look at the Chinese government's attempt to populate the country's brand new metropolis by relocating rural farmers to the inner city.

Last Stop, Israel Directed by Julie Shiles. A gripping documentary revealing the chaotic labyrinth that is central station of Tel Aviv, where refugees, illegal immigrants, and impoverished people attempt to both survive and situate themselves in Israeli society.

Life According to Ohad, Israel Directed by Eri Daniel Erlich. This earnest documentary joins Ohad, an Animal Rights activist, on his journey of committed Activism and in his attempts to patch things up with his family.

Mad as Hell, USA Directed by Andrew Napier. Cenk Uygur transforms from an unknown talk show host on a local public access television station to an Internet sensation when he begins an online news show.

Mafia and Red Tomatoes (La Nostra Terra), Italy Directed by Giulio Manfredonia. Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Sergio Rubini, Iaia Forte, and Maria Rosaria Russo. A makeshift cooperative of impassioned farmers attempts to revitalize a farm which had been under the control of a Mafia boss.

Memories on Stone (Bîranînen Li Ser Kevirî), Germany/Iraq/Qatar Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki. Cast: Hussein Hassan, Nazmi Kirik, Shima Molaei, Suat Usta, and Salah Sheikh Ahmadi. This tragicomedy portrays the struggles of a filmmaker and his crew attempting to shoot a film chronicling the al Anfal Kurdish genocide in a tense post-war Kurdistan.

Monument to Michael Jackson (Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu), Croatia/Germany/Republic of Macedonia/Serbia Directed by Darko Lungulov. Cast: Natasa Tapuskovic, Ljubomir Bandovic, and Boris Milivojevic. In a desperate attempt to save his crumbling marriage and to bring life back into his community, a man plans to replace an old communist monument with a statue of the King of Pop.

The Naked Screen (La Pantalla Desnuda), Nicaragua Directed by Florence Jaugey. Cast: Paola Baldion, Óscar Sinela, and Salvador Espinoza. A young couples' world is turned upside down when a private and intimate video is anonymously posted online and rapidly goes viral within their community.

Natural Resistance, France/Italy Directed by Jonathan Nossiter. Four Italian vineyard proprietors passionately attempt to produce all-natural wines in spite of pressures from market and governmental forces.

Ochentasiete (Eighty Seven), Ecuador/Argentina/Germany Directed by Daniel Andrade and Anahí Hoeneisen. Cast: Andres Alvarez, Nicolás Andrade, Francisco Perez, Michel Noher, and Estefano Bajak. After fleeing fifteen years ago, Pablo returns to his hometown, ready to confront his demons and remember a summer with his friends where one incident changed his life forever.

Partner with the Enemy, Israel Directed by Duki Dror and Chen Shelach Two women, one Israeli and one Palestinian, attempt to forge and sustain a business partnership across ideological and geographical divides.

Preggoland, Canada Directed by Jacob Tierney. Cast: Sonja Bennett, Danny Trejo, Laura Harris, James Caan, and Paul Campbell. Ruth, a 35 year-old living the life of a teenager, lies to her family by announcing she is pregnant after becoming alienated by her friends who have already become parents.

Sacred Sperm, Israel Directed by Ori Gruder Featuring: Israel Itzkovich, Rabi Shmuel Stern, and Yeshurun Verner. A sensitive and serious-minded examination of one of the most important prohibitions in the Jewish ultra-Orthodox community.

Second Chance, Taiwan Directed by Wen-yen Kung. Cast: Shang-yi Wen, P.J. Huang, Angel Yao, and Jason Wang. In this Taiwanese action flick, a drunk, washed-up billiards champion must return to the world he left behind to care for his niece and clear his debts.

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, Canada Directed by Kris Elgstrand. Cast: Arabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough, and Ross Smith. An emotionally repressed woman alienates friends when she begins singing songs she wrote about them, but she inspires her boss to reignite his dream of becoming a rock star.

Soof, Netherlands Directed by Antoinette Beumer. Cast: Lies Visschedijk, Fedja van Huêt, and Daniel Karaty. As Soof nears her 40th birthday, she begins to question if there is more to life than her husband, three children, and small catering business.

Spirit of Akasha, Australia Directed by Andrew Kidman. A film that reaffirms the ethos of soul and spirit in the present day context, proving its values still have an enduring impact on us all through the surfing lifestyle.

They Have Escaped (He Ovat Paenneet), Finland/Netherlands Directed by JP Valkeapää. Cast: Teppo Manner, Roosa Söderholm, Pelle Heikkilä, and Petteri Pennilä. This powerful and honest portrait of two teenage misfits who run away from their halfway house reveals the failures of society that led them to be labeled as "troublemakers."

The Way Out (Ceska Ven), Czech Republic/France Directed by Petr Václav. Cast: Klaudia Dudová, David Ištok, Natálie Hlaváčová, Mária Ferencová-Zajacová, and Milan Cifra. A young gypsy woman searching for work and attempting to led a normal life and provide for her family is faced with extreme prejudice in this sobering exposé of the societal effects of stereotyping.

Wet Bum, Canada Directed by Lindsay MacKay. Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Craig Arnold, Diana Leblanc, Jenna Nye, Jamie Johnston, Leah Pinsent, and Kenneth Welsh. An awkward teenage outcast befriends two aged residents of the retirement home in which she works in this charismatic coming of age story.

Wild Australia, Produced by Susanne Lummer, Ashley Hoppin. A cinematic four part journey across the continent that reveals not only the beauty of the land, but also the amazing wildlife that makes Australia a heaven for animal lovers.

Young Tiger, France Directed by Cyprien Vial Cast: Harmandeep Palminder, Élisabeth Lando, and Vikram Sharma. 17-year old Many has lived in France for two years and leads the life of a typical teenager, but his responsibility to financially support his parents that remained in India push him into unprecedented danger.

Zombie: The Resurrection of Tim Zom, Netherlands Directed by Billy Pols. Featuring: Tim Zom. The intriguing story of Tim Zom (AKA Zombie), who breaks free from a dark, criminal life by falling in love, embracing the streets, and redefining himself as one of Europe’s most distinguished skateboarders.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

INDEPENDENT FEATURES Competition

A Better You, USA – World Premiere Directed by Matt Walsh Cast: Brian Huskey, Morgan Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Andrew Daly, Rob Huebel, and Matt Walsh.

Bang Bang Baby, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jeffrey St. Jules Cast: Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare, and David Reale

Heartbeat, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Andrea Dorfman. Cast: Tanya Davis, Stephanie Clattenburg, Stewart Legere, Kristin Langille, Glen Matthews, and Jackie Torrens.

Kill Me Three Times, Australia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Kriv Stenders. Cast: Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Luke Hemsworth, and Bryan Brown. 

Preggoland, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jacob Tierney. Cast: Sonja Bennett, Danny Trejo, Laura Harris, James Caan, and Paul Campbell.

Sins of a Father, USA/France/UK – World Premiere Directed by Andrew Piddington. Cast: Alan Bates, Lambert Wilson, and David Oakes.

The Truth About Lies, USA – World Premiere Directed by Phil Allocco. Cast: Fran Kranz, Odette Annable.

Uncanny, USA – World Premiere Directed by Matthew Leutwyler. Cast: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, and Rainn Wilson.

Wet Bum, Directed by Lindsay MacKay – U.S. Premiere Cast: Julia Sarah Stone, Craig Arnold, Diana Leblanc, Jenna Nye, Jamie Johnston, Leah Pinsent, and Kenneth Welsh.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES Competition

12 Citizens, China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Xu Ang. Cast: He Bing, Han Tongsheng, Wang Gang.

All Cats Are Grey (Tous Les Chats Sont Gris), Belgium – U.S. Premiere Directed by Savina Dellicour. Cast: Manon Capelle, Bouli Lanners, Anne Coesens, and Dune de Braconier.

The Chambermaid (Das Zimmermädchen Lynn), Germany – U.S. Premiere Directed by Ingo Haeb. Cast: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer, and Christine Schorn.

Confession, South Korea – U.S. Premiere Directed by Do-yun Lee. Cast: Sung Ji, Ji-hoon Ju, and Kwang-soo Lee.

Cruel, France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Eric Cherrière. Cast: Jean-Jacques Lelté, Magali Moreau, and Maurice Poli.

I Hate the Dawn (Man Az Sepideye Sobh Bizaram), Iran – U.S. Premiere Directed by Ali Karim. Cast: Babak Karimi, Amir Azizi, Mohammad Ahmadi, and Hossein Eskandari.

In the Sands of Babylon, Iraq/Netherlands/United Arab Emirates/UK – U.S. Premiere Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji. Cast: Samer Qahtan, Ameer Jabarah, and Hasan Bkheet.

Insecure (Qui Vive), France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Marianne Tardieu. Cast: Reda Kateb, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Rashid Debbouze.

Memories on Stone, (Bîranînen Li Ser Kevirî), Germany/Iraq/Qatar – U.S. Premiere Directed by Shawkat Amin Korki. Cast: Hussein Hassan, Nazmi Kirik, Shima Molaei, Suat Usta, and Salah Sheikh Ahmadi.

Young Tiger, France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Cyprien Vial. Cast: Harmandeep Palminder, Élisabeth Lando, and Vikram Sharma.

EASTERN BLOC FEATURES Competition

Barbarians (Vavari), Serbia/Montenegro/Slovenia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Ivan Ikić. Cast: Željko Marković, Nenad Petrović, Jasna Djuričić, Mirko Vlahović, and Marina Vodeničar.

Cure – The Life of Another, Switzerland/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina – U.S. Premiere Directed by Andrea Staka. Cast: Sylvie Marinkovic, Lucia Radulovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Leon Lucev, and Franjo Dijak.

The Judgement, (Sadilishteto), Bulgaria – U.S. Premiere Directed by Stephan Komandarev. Cast: Assen Blatechki, Miki Manojlovic, Ovanes Torosyan, and Ina Nikolova.

Kebab & Horoscope, Poland Directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk. Cast: Bartłomiej Topa, Piotr Żurawski, Tomek Schuchardt, Justyna Wasilewska, Barbara Kurzaj, Andrzej Zieliński, Dorota Kolak, and Janusz Michałowski.

Monument to Michael Jackson (Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu), Croatia/Germany/Republic of Macedonia/Serbia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Darko Lungulov. Cast: Natasa Tapuskovic, Ljubomir Bandovic, and Boris Milivojevic.

The Way Out (Ceska Ven), Czech Republic/France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Petr Václav. Cast: Klaudia Dudová, David Ištok, Natálie Hlaváčová, Mária Ferencová-Zajacová, and Milan Cifra.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES Competition

Caffeinated, USA – World Premiere Directed by Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki. Featuring: Doug Welsh, Geoff Watts, Peter Giuliano, and Sunalini Menon.

Children of the Arctic, Switzerland – U.S. Premiere Directed by Nick Brandestini.

Harvest (Vendange), France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Paul Lacoste.

Heartworn Highways Revisited, USA – World Premiere Directed by Wayne Price.

Hip Hop-eration, New Zealand – U.S. Premiere Directed by Bryn Evans.

Now en Español, USA – World Premiere Directed by Andrea Meller.

Partners With the Enemy, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Duki Dror and Chen Shelach.

Far From Home, USA – World Premiere Directed by Galen Knowles.

The Land of Many Palaces, China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Adam James Smith and Song Ting.

SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA Competition

Aces (Os Fenómenos), Spain – U.S. Premiere Directed by Alfonso Zarauza.

Amor, etc., Argentina – U.S. Premiere Directed by Gladys Lizarazu. 

The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime, (El Patrón, Radiografía de un Crimen), Argentina, Venezuela Directed by Sebastián Schindel.

Carmen’s Karma (El Karma de Carmen), Argentina – U.S. Premiere Directed by Rodolfo Durán. Cast: Laura Azcurra, Manuel Callau, and Ana María Castel.

El Cordero, Chile Directed by Juan Francisco Olea.

Day Release (Tercer Grado), Spain – World Premiere Directed by Geoffrey Cowper. 

The Incident (El Incidente), Mexico Directed by Isaac Ezban.

The Naked Screen, Nicaragua – U.S. Premiere Directed by Florence Jaugey.

Eighty Seven (Ochentasiete), Ecuador, Argentina, Germany – U.S. Premiere Directed by Daniel Andrade, Anahí Hoeneisen.

Happy Times (Tiempos Felices), Mexico – U.S. Premiere Directed by Luis Javier M. Henaine.

FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE Competition

A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake, South Africa/USA/France/Serbia and Montenegro/Rwanda/Serbia/Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina Directed by Michael Lessac.

Energized (Macht Energie), Austria – U.S. Premiere Directed by Hubert Canaval.

Do I Sound Gay?, USA Directed by David Thorpe. 

I Am Femen (Je Suis Femen), Switzerland – U.S. Premiere Directed by Alain Margot.

The Land of Many Palaces, China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Adam James Smith and Song Ting.

Mad as Hell, USA – U.S. Premiere Directed by Andrew Napier.

Natural Resistance, France/Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jonathan Nossiter. 

Tiger, Tiger – World Premiere Directed by George Butler. 

Life According to Ohad, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Eri Daniel Erlich. 

The Year We Thought About Love, USA – World Premiere Directed by Ellen Brodsky.

NON-COMPETITION FILMS

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Black Coal, Thin Ice, China Directed by Yi’nan Diao. Cast: Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang.

Citizenfour, Germany/USA Directed by Laura Poitras. Featuring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum.

Clouds of Sils Maria, France/USA Directed by Olivier Assayas. Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger.

Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden Directed by Ruben Östlund. Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren.

Keep On Keepin’ On, USA Directed by Alan Hicks. Featuring: Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Gwen Terry, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Phyllis Kauflin.

Leviathan, Russian Federation Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Cast: Alexey Serebryakov, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Elena Lyadova, Sergey Pokhodaev.

Life Itself, USA Directed by Steve James. Featuring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel.

Maps to the Stars, Canada/Germany Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams

Nightingale, USA Directed by Elliott Lester Cast: David Oyelowo.

Tangerines, Estonia Directed by Zaza Urushadze. Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze. 

Raivo Trass Theeb, United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/UK Directed by Naji Abu Nowar. Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat and Jack Fox.

Timbuktu, France/Mauritania Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri.

Wild Tales, Argentina/Spain Directed by Damián Szifrón Cast: Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Erica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Dario Grandinetti.

Haemoo, South Korea Directed by Sung-bo Shim. Cast: Yoon-seok Kim, Ye-ri Han, and Yu-chun Park.

NORDIC

Beatles, Norway Directed by Peter Flinth. Cast: Louis Williams, Håvard Jackwitz, Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen, Halvor Tangen Schultz.

Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl (Eila, Rampe Ja Likka), Finland – World Premiere Directed by Taru Mäkelä. Cast: Heidi Herala, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Emmi Parviainen, and Riku Niemine.

Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden Directed by Ruben Östlund. Cast: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren.

The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja), Finland Directed by Dome Karukoski. Cast: Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Iikka Forss.

Itsi Bitsi, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden Directed by Ole Christian Madsen. Cast: Joachim Fjelstrup, Marie Tourell Søderberg, Christian Gade Bjerrum, Johannes Nymark, Jakob Randrup, Ola Rapace, Anette Støvelbæk, Julia Ragnarsson, and Thure Lindhardt.

Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti), Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Sweden Directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson. Cast: Hera Hilmar, Thorsteinn Bachmann, and Thor Kristjansson.

One Night in Oslo, Norway – U.S. Premiere Directed by Eirik Svensson. Cast: Sirad Abdi, Burhan Ahmed, Mohammed Alghoul.

They Have Escaped (He Ovat Paenneet), Finland/Netherlands – U.S. Premiere Directed by JP Valkeapää. Cast: Teppo Manner, Roosa Söderholm, Pelle Heikkilä, and Petteri Pennilä.

PAN ASIA

12 Citizens, China – U.S. Premiere Directed by Xu Ang. Cast: He Bing, Han Tongsheng, Wang Gang.

A Hard Day, South Korea Directed by Seong-hun Kim. Cast: Sun-kyun Lee, Jin-woong Chi.

Black Coal, Thin Ice, China Directed by Yi’nan Diao. Cast: Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang. 

Cart, South Korea Directed by Ji-young Boo. Cast: Jung-ah Yum, Jeong-hee Moon, Young-ae Kim, Gang-woo Kim, Jung-min Hwang, Woo-hee Chun.

D.O. Confession – U.S. Premiere Directed by Do-yun Lee. Cast: Sung Ji, Ji-hoon Ju, and Kwang-soo Lee.

Haemoo, South Korea Directed by Sung-bo Shim. Cast: Yoon-seok Kim, Ye-ri Han, and Yu-chun Park.

Margarita with a Straw, India Directed by Shonali Bose. Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, and Hussain Dalal.

Partners in Crime, Taiwan Directed by Jung-chi Change. Cast: Chien-ho Wu, Yu-kai Deng, Kai-yuan Cheng, Ai-ning Yao, Sunny Hung, Chen-ling Wen.

Second Chance, Taiwan – U.S. Premiere Directed by Wen-yen Kung. Cast: Shang-yi Wen, P.J. Huang, Angel Yao, and Jason Wang.

Tokyo Fiancée, Belgium/Canada/France Directed by Stefan Liberski. Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreton, and Alice De Lencquesaing.

KOLNOA

10% My Child, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Uri Bar-on. Cast: Gur Bentwich, Vered Feldman, Yali Friedman, Udi Persi.

Almost Friends, Israel Directed by Nitzan Ofir.

The Farewell Party, Israel Directed by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. Cast: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, and Rafi Tavor.

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, Israel/Germany/France Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz. Featuring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Sasson Gabay.

Last Stop, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Julie Shiles. 

Partners With the Enemy, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Duki Dror and Chen Shelach. 

Sacred Sperm, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Ori Gruder. Featuring: Israel Itzkovich, Rabi Shmuel Stern, Yeshurun Verner.

Villa Touma, Israel Directed by Suha Arraf. Cast: Nisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, and Maria Zreik.

The Unwelcoming, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Robby Elmaliah. Cast: Kmimish Uzan.

SCREEN CUISINE

Agave is Life, Mexico/USA – U.S. Premiere Directed by David O. Brown and Meredith L. Dreiss.

Caffeinated, USA – World Premiere Directed by Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki.

Deli Man, USA Directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou. Featuring: Ziggy Gruber.

Harvest (Vendange), France – U.S. Premiere Directed by Paul Lacoste. 

Life According to Ohad, Israel – U.S. Premiere Directed by Eri Daniel Erlich. 

Mafia and Red Tomatoes, (La Nostra Terra), Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Giulio Manfredonia. Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Sergio Rubini, Iaia Forte, and Maria Rosaria Russo.

Natural Resistance, France/Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jonathan Nossiter.

Soof, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere Directed by Antoinette Beumer. Cast: Lies Visschedijk, Fedja van Huêt, and Daniel Karaty.

THE WORLD LAUGHS

Banana, Italy – World Premiere Directed by Andrea Jublin. Featuring: Ascanio Balbo, Anna Bonaiuto, and Giorgio Colangeli.

Bonobo, UK – U.S. Premiere Directed by Matthew Hammett Knott. Cast: James Norton, Tessa Peake-Jones, Josie Lawrence.

The Farewell Party, Israel Directed by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. Cast: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rozen, Ilan Dar, and Rafi Tavor.

The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja), Finland Directed by Dome Karukoski. Cast: Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Iikka Forss.

Kebab & Horoscope, Poland Directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk Cast: Bartłomiej Topa, Piotr Żurawski, Tomek Schuchardt, Justyna Wasilewska, Barbara Kurzaj, Andrzej Zieliński, Dorota Kolak, and Janusz Michałowski. 

Love, Rosie, UK/Germany Directed by Christian Ditter. Cast: Lily Collins and Sam Clafin. 

Mafia and Red Tomatoes (La Nostra Terra), Italy – U.S. Premiere Directed by Giulio Manfredonia. Cast: Stefano Accorsi, Sergio Rubini, Iaia Forte, and Maria Rosaria Russo.

Monument to Michael Jackson (Spomenik Majklu Dzeksonu), Croatia/Germany/ Republic of Macedonia/Serbia – U.S. Premiere Directed by Darko Lungulov. Cast: Natasa Tapuskovic, Ljubomir Bandovic, and Boris Milivojevic.

The Truth About Lies, USA – World Premiere Directed by Phil Allocco Cast: Fran Kranz, Odette Annable.

CINEMATIC OVERTURES

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Ireland/Rwanda/Serbia/ South Africa/USA Directed by Michael Lessac. Featuring: Quanita Adams, Nick Boraine, and Andrew Buckland.

Bang Bang Baby, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Jeffrey St. Jules. Cast: Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare, and David Reale.

Five Days to Dance, Spain – U.S. Premiere Directed by Pepe Andreu, Rafa Molés.

Hip Hop-eration, New Zealand – U.S Premiere Directed by Bryn Evans.

The Last Five Years, USA Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Cast: Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

Like Air, USA – World Premiere Directed by Jake Viramontez. Featuring: Kathryn McCormick, Alyssa Gaines, Kayla Sameski, and Montserrat Roberts.

Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, Canada – U.S. Premiere Directed by Kris Elgstrand. Cast: Arabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough, and Ross Smith.

The Year We Thought About Love, USA – World Premiere Directed by Ellen Brodsky.

TO THE MAXXX

Attention, A Life in Extremes, Austria – U.S. Premiere Directed by Sascha Köllnreitner. Cast: Guillaume Néry, Halvor Angvik, and Gerhard Gulewicz.

Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell, Argentina/Austria/UK/USA – U.S. Premiere Directed by Thomas Dirnhofer. Featuring: David Lama, Peter Ortner, Jim Bridwell, Toni Ponholzer, and Markus Pucher.

Fair Chase, USA – World Premiere Directed by Alex Cullen and Emma Tammi.

Far From Home, USA/Argentina/Canada/Italy/Uganda – World Premiere Directed by Galen Knowles. Featuring: Brolin Mawejje, Rob Kingwill, and Travis Rice.

Spirit of Akasha – U.S. Premiere Directed by Andrew Kidman.

Sunshine Superman, USA, Norway, UK Directed by Marah Strauch. Featuring: Jean Boenish, Carl Boenish.

What the Sea Gives Me, USA Directed by Pierce Kavanagh.

Zombie: The Resurrection of Tim Zom, Netherlands – U.S. Premiere Directed by Billy Pols. Featuring: Tim Zom.

REEL NATURE

Gardeners of Eden, USA, Kenya Directed by Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg. 

It’s a Wild Life, USA – World Premiere Directed by Kennan Ward. Featuring: Feynner Arias. 

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, USA – World Premiere Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis. 

The Penguin Counters, USA/Antarctica/Argentina – World Premiere Directed by Harriet Gordon and Peter Getzels. Featuring: Ron Naveen. 

Swains IslandOne of the Last Jewels of the Planet Directed by Jim Knowlton. Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau. 

Tiger, Tiger – World Premiere Directed by George Butler. 

Wild Australia – U.S. Premiere Produced by Susanne Lummer, Ashley Hoppin. 

APPLEBOX

Big Hero 6, USA Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jaime Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph. 

The Boxtrolls, USA Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, and Nick Frost. 

How to Train Your Dragon 2, USA Directed by Dean DeBlois. Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, and Kristen Wiig. 

The Lego Movie, USA Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman. 

SANTA BARBARA FEATURES

Breach, USA – World Premiere Directed by Jonny Zwick. 

Energizing Our World, Costa Rica/Netherlands/Spain/USA – World Premiere Directed by Susan Sember. 

Gardeners of Eden Directed by Austin Peck and Anneliese Vandenberg. 

Generosity of Eye, USA – World Premiere Directed by Brad Hall. Featuring: Geoffrey Canada, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and William Louis-Dreyfus. 

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, USA Directed by Scott Teems. Featuring: Hal Holbrook, Sean Penn, Annie Potts, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Robert Patrick, Annie Potts. 

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D, USA – World Premiere Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis. 

Swains Island – One of the Last Jewels of the Planet Directed by Jim Knowlton. Featuring: Jean-Michel Cousteau. 

SHORTS PROGRAMS ANIMATED SHORTS

Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, USA Directed by Gino Roy, Greg Shewchuk, Mike Ambs, Paul Foyder, Whitfield Scheidegger, and Ryan Meichtry. 

Canuck Black, UK Directed by Rebecca Archer. Cast: Clive Moore, David Rintoul, Ian Porter, Robert G. Slade. 

Day 40, Canada Directed by Sol Friedman. 

The Great Leader (El Gran Lider), Mexico Directed by Francisco Jiménez. 

Faceless NeilOut of the Darkness, USA Directed by Noella Borie. Cast: Justin Kirck and Wyatt Seder. 

Foxed!, Canada Directed by James Stewart and Nev Bezaire. 

Load, Israel Directed by Niv Shpigel, Robert Moreno. 

The Mill at Calder’s End, USA Directed by Kevin McTurk Cast: Barbara Steele, Jason Flemyng, Piotr Walczuk

One Night in Hell, UK Directed by James Hall and Jason Jameson. Cast: Rodrigo Penalosa Pita, Ludovic Pujol, and Cecile Dumont. 

Teeth, UK, Hungary, USA Directed by Daniel Gray and Tom Brown. Cast: Richard E. Grant. 

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, Russia Directed by Konstantin Bronzit. 

Wire Cutters, USA Directed by Jack Anderson. 

World of Tomorrow, USA Directed by Don Hertzfeldt. Cast: Julia Pott and Winona Mae. 

LIVE-ACTION SHORTS

The Answers, USA Directed by Michael Goode. 

Artun, Iceland Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson. 

Daily Bread, Israel Directed by Idan Hubel. 

Dating Strangers, USA Directed by Matthew Stubstad. 

Dear God, Israel Directed by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv. 

The Girlfriend Experience, USA Directed by Mark Kunerth. 

Moving On, USA Directed by Marcia Fields, Mike Spear. 

Myrna the Monster, USA Directed by Ian Samuels. 

Natural Insemination, USA Directed by Crosby Selander. 

Rabbit, France Directed by Laure de Clermont. 

Run Fast, USA/Kenya Directed by Anna Musso. Featuring: Robert Forster, Yetide Badaki. 

The Terms of Service, USA Directed by Sam Patton. 

Whiskey and Milk, Slovenia Directed by Miroslav Mandic. 

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Changeover, USA Directed by Connor Lynch and David T. Ketterer. Featuring: Bill Frankhouser. 

Clos Selene, USA Directed by Chris Leschinsky. 

Craft Beer – A Hoptumentary, USA Directed by Rachel Dotson. 

Elgin Park, USA Directed by Danny Yourd. Featuring: Michael Paul Smith. 

Fresh Ground, USA Directed by Jared Sims. Featuring: Timothy Davis. 

Half Sour, USA Directed by Mary Anne Rothberg and Sean McGing. 

It’s Better in Italian, USA Directed by Jordan Ledy. Featuring: Davide Perino, Roberto Pedicini, and Ugo De Cesare. 

Life After Pi, USA Directed by Scott Leberecht. 

Net Positiva, USA Directed by Ian McGee and Peter Cambor. Featuring: David Stover. 

Pie Lady of Pie Town, USA Directed by Jane Rosemont. 

The Secret World of Foley, UK Directed by Daniel Jewel. Featuring: Peter Burgis, Sue Harding. 

Wheels: An American Dream, USA Directed by Sara Joe Wolansky. 

SANTA BARBARA DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

A Day in the Life of Santa Barbara, USA Directed by Eric Foote. 

A Man’s Place, USA Directed by Russ Spencer. 

Grasshopper for Grandpa, USA Directed by Casey McGarry. 

Mussel Man, USA Directed by Elvis Metcalf, Matt Mersel and Megan Schmidt. Featuring: Bernard Friedman. 

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Ride, USA Directed by Jesse Natale, Eric Panofsky, and Erik Fawcett. 

Time Warp, USA Directed by Lael Wageneck. 

Vera Cruz, USA Directed by Christopher Jenkins. Featuring: Jeff Shelton. 

Working Artist: Erik Abel, USA Directed by Aron Ives. Featuring: Erik Abel. 

SANTA BARBARA SHORTS

A Man, A Mustache, USA Directed by Johnny Rafter. 

About Sisters, USA Directed by Carissa Stutzman. 

The Adventures of Bugsy McKay and Ralphy Jane, USA Directed by Jessica Hokanson. 

Chasing Fortune, USA Directed by Nathaniel Grotenhuis.

Distancia, USA Directed by T.S. Meeks.

The Knockout Game, USA Directed by Benjamin Goalabré. 

Sisters, USA Directed by Hannah Pearl Utt.

Swiped, USA Directed by Claudia Fucigna.

Vacant, USA Directed by Tianna Jones. 

What A Pool Believes, USA Directed by Ted Mills.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, SBIFF offers 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that range from American indie films to world cinema and everything in-between. With its commitment to cultural diversity and powerful storytelling, SBIFF transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers, which attract more than 85,000 attendees. SBIFF is committed to providing free children’s education and community outreach programs through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. The Festival is set to run January 27 – February 7, 2015. For more information, please visit www.sbiff.org

-Carly Bates

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