2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 30


Encore Screening: Shorts Program 11: Animated Shorts
Lost Property UK               
Runtime: 7 minutes                         
Writer/Director: Asa Lucander   
Synopsis: A woman approaches a clerk in a lost property office, and together they explore assorted ephemera in search of something she has lost. 
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Pig, US
Runtime: 2 minutes
Writer/Director: Amelia Giller
Synopsis: A pig confronts her body image issues

Fluffo US
Runtime: 13 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Steve McClean                
Synopsis: Stuck in a nightmarish existence where every night he finds himself pulled out of a hat, Fluffo must pull one last magic trick to free himself from humiliation and join his family once again.
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The Last Resort UK               
Runtime: 8 Minutes                        
Writer: Gillian Park          
Director: Stephanie Blakey          
Synopsis: Two sisters are left in charge of entertaining one recurring guest at their parent's isolated hotel, but they soon find that their youngest sister is the one that needs entertaining.
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Between Times Netherlands, US            
Runtime: 15 minutes                      
Writer/Directors: Max Porter (in attendance) and Ru Kuwahata (in attendance) 
Synopsis: From the wall of a small town bakery, a cuckoo clock recounts a day where bread was sliced one second thick, lovers fell in sync and time rarely flowed at an even rate.
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Mend and Make Do UK       
Runtime: 9 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Bexie Bush        
Synopsis: Told through whimsical stop motion and a soft pastel palate, this is a peak into a once blooming love story that speaks to the beauty of imperfection and the art of loving that imperfection. 
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Amigo US       
Runtime: 4 minutes                        
Writer/Director: Celestino Marina            
Synopsis: A young boy becomes best friends with his birthday piñata

The Dam Keeper US     
Runtime: 18 minutes      
Writer/Directors: Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi  
Synopsis: A small town has survived a foreboding environmental threat because it is tirelessly monitored by a young pig.  Accustomed to the indifference of the public and being taunted by his classmates, things begin to change when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class.
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In Attedance: Celestino Marina (animator)

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Thursday October 30, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Rollins Theatre Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill


Encore: Skunk with Flutter
Runtime: 16 minutes                      
Writer/Director: Annie Silverstein (in attendance)           
Synopsis: When her pit bull is stolen by an amateur dog fighter, 14-year old Leila is forced to stand up for herself, at the cost of her own innocence.
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Monique Walton (Producer)


(USA) RT: 96 Mins
Writer: Eric Hueber
Director: Eric Hueber
Cast: Lindsay Pulsipher, Glenn Morshower, Johnathan Huth Jr.
Also in Attendance: Andy Cope (Producer)

Two months after her husband walked out on her to become a musician, single mother JoLynn struggles to support her son Johnathan in the face of poverty and his troubling glaucoma. To make up for the fact that his prescribed medicine only causes further irritation, JoLynn turns to cultivating her own hydroponic marijuana to combat his symptoms. After Johnathan is left home with his pet pig WeeWee, problems arise which raise the concern of Johnathan's grandparents. With the help of Curtis, an unexpected role model, JoLynn will fight to keep her son close. Flutter wonderfully displays the unyielding love a mother has for her son and the wild dreams a young boy has for adventure.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hideout Theatre


Encore: Future Hero with Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero
(USA) RT: 84 Mins
Writer: Amir Ohebsion, Maz Jobrani
Director: Jonathan Kesselman
Cast: Maz Jobrani, Sheila Vand, Deanna Russo, Marshall Manesh, John Heard, Waleed Zuaiter, Navid Negahban, Chris Williams

A bumbling yet lovable Iranian immigrant named Jamshid Fakhredinpour aka Jimmy Vestvood (Maz Jobrani) wins the Green Card Lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an American hero. Jimmy aspires to be a cool cop like his childhood idol, Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt, but soon discovers that the best job he can obtain is as a security guard at a Persian grocery store. Through a series of comically fateful events, Jimmy's naiveté is exploited by a corrupt arms dealer (John Heard) and Jimmy unwittingly finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start World War III. With the help of his seventh cousin, Leila (Sheila Vand), Jimmy must save the day and avert the imminent war while keeping his overprotective mother in the dark.
"Jimmy Vestvood" playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its depiction of the first hero of Middle-Eastern descent in an American comedy.

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Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
State Theatre