SCHEDULE

Join Us from August 6 through 13, 2017!

North County San Diego’s biggest film festival’s popularity is attributed to the following success formula since its very foundation in 2009: “Vacation-Feel / Kickback Attitude (near San Diego) + Profound Film Culture (close to Los Angeles) = Artistic Freedom. Yes, this is Oceanside!” And local, out-of-state, and international filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase their work in front of audiences hungry for independent cinema, submerge into its atmosphere, and experience the artistic freedom professed by the festival. The eight-day event OIFF-2017 will run in the same format and at the same venues as the previous year, screenings and celebrations taking place at two oldest theaters in town, Star Theatre and Sunshine Brooks Theatre. The festival showed 75 films on the big screen in 2015 and 60 in 2016.

By The Way:

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OIFF 2017 Schedule

AUGUST 6, SUNDAY

Red Carpet Opening Ceremony sponsored by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, O’side, CA 92054, which used to be the largest movie theater in San Diego County (!)

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2:00 pm – Red Carpet arrival of film industries stars and reception of filmmakers at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. This is a perfect picture opportunity in front of the OIFF Official Backdrop with refreshments & generous appetizers to the live background music in the beautiful lobby (food and first drink included with passes, world-famous San Diego County’s craft beer is served)
3:30 pm – live performance onstage of Star Theatre by World Renowned Guitarist, David Maldonado.
3:50 pm – opening speech and greetings from OIFF’s organizational committee
4:00 pm – screening of 2016 Best Picture Winning Film, “The Whimsical Imagineer”(Short Documentary, 29:15), Followed by Q&A Sessions with Cast/Crew.
5:00 pm – Screening of Special Opening Night Film, “I Stand: Guardians of the Water”(Feature Length Documentary, 59:00, San Diego Premiere). – TRAILER
6:15 pm to 9:30 pm – After Party(free drink ticket issued to all Red Carpet attendees at Star Theatre)

Synopsis of I Stand: Guardians of the Water – A Documentary film capturing the indigenous voices of those on the ground who stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and fight for the protection of their sacred land and water.

 

DON’T MISS:

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“Alan Roderick-Jones Star Wars Set Design” workshop and meet & greet – Saturday, August 12(10:30am – 1:30pm)

This Workshop will help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars with the man who helped bring the film’s world to life! Alan Roderick-Jones’ career spans more than five decades, starting way back 1961 on “The Victors” as a junior in the art department at Shepperton Studios. He would go on to work on two films that received Oscars for art direction; “Nicholas And Alexandria”(1971) and “Star Wars”(1977).

On “Star Wars”, Alan Roderick-Jones co-designed with the late Production Designer John Barry. He drafted and dressed the Cantina, Homestead Garage, Docking Bay 94 for the Falcon, Death Star Corridors, The Throne room and The War Room. Although not credited in the 1977 film, he was finally acknowledged in the film’s second release and eventually written up in The Star Wars Insider Magazine (Issue 131 Feb / March 2012) as one of the unsung heroes of the Star Wars saga.

Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 7, MONDAY

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by Oceanside Theatre Company at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, the oldest theater of Oceanside established in 1936.

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Family-Friendly Screening Block:
6:00 PM Between Shifts (Oceanside, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:11:00, San Diego Premiere)

6:11 PM Golden Ticket (Oceanside, CA, USA, Narrative Short Documentary 0:02:17)

6:13 PM Plain English (San Diego, CA, USA, Student Film – High School, 0:08:00, Oceanside Premiere)

6:21 PM Christmas Break (Spain, Animation, 0:02:00, California Premiere)

6:23 PM A Boy & His Beast (USA, Animation, 0:09:00, San Diego Premiere)

6:32 PM Be (Spain, Narrative Short, 0:05:00, US Premiere)

Environmental Screening Block:

6:52 PM Temple of the Ghost Owl (USA, Student Film – High School, 0:21:00, World Premiere)

7:13 PM SOS: Salton Sea Walk (CA, USA, Feature Documentary, 1:01:00, World Premiere)

Metaphysical Drama Screening Block(Mature Audiences):

8:29 PM Four of a Kind (USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:11:00)

8:40 PM The Big Three (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:15:00, World Premiere)

8:55 PM The Pirate Captain Toledano (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:10:00, San Diego Premiere)

9:05 PM The Book of Judith (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 00:13:40, Oceanside Premiere)

9:19 PM Academy of Eden (New York City, NY, USA, Student Film – College, 00:17:00, World Premiere)

9:36 PM Philosophy 101 (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 00:11:20, San Diego Premiere)

10:05 PM – Conclusion

AUGUST 8, TUESDAY
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by Nacre Publishing, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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MUSIC BASED SCREENING DAY

Art of Music Screening Block:

6:00 PM Every Ghost Has It’s Orchestra (Chicago, Il, USA, Short Documentary, 0:07:10, San Diego Premiere)

6:07 PM Misery of my Company (San Diego, CA, USA, Music Video, 0:04:29)

6:11 PM Tribal Baroque: Beingness (San Diego, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 0:31:00, Oceanside Premiere)

6:42 PM In Your Neighborhood With Lou Niles Episode 4: Jewel (Oceanside, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 00:07:51, World Premiere)

Art of Music Feature Film:

7:15 PM No Roads In (Canada, Feature Documentary, 1:20:00, San Diego Premiere)

Musical & Comedy Screening Block(Mature Audiences):

9:00 PM Finest City Showdown (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:05:50, Oceanside Premiere)

9:06 PM Wank Party! F*ck the Sys™ (Temecula, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 0:17:00, World Premiere)

9:23 PM You’re Not My Mother (Oceanside, CA USA, Narrative Short, Oceanside Spotlight Entry, 00:02:25)

9:25 PM Screen Lock (San Diego, CA, USA, Student Film – College, 0:06:22, World Premiere)

9:31 PM The Lark(s) (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 00:18:48, San Diego Premiere)

10:05 PM – Conclusion

AUGUST 9, WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by All-4-Design, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054                  

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Serious Dramas Screening Block(Mature Audiences):

6:00 PM Bounce Back (Oceanside, CA, USA, Student Film – College, Oceanside Spotlight Entry, 0:02:49)

6:03 PM Driver’s Ed (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Student Film – College, 00:15:00, San Diego Premiere)

6:18 PM Iron (USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:17:00, World Premiere)

6:35 PM Disconnect (San Diego, CA, USA, Student Film – College, 0:09:22, Oceanside Premiere)

6:44 PM Bella Donna (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:05:32, California Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

The Artistic Process Screening Block:

7:15 PM Washed Away (Los Altos, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 0:16:27, San Diego Premiere)

7:32 PM Visions of Home (SanDiego, CA, USA, Feature Documentary, 0:48:00, Oceanside Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

8:20 PM 10 Minute Break

Wednesday Night Feature Film:

8:30 PM Hard to Believe (New York, NY, USA, Feature Documentary, 0:56:00, Oceanside Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

9:45 PM – conclusion

AUGUST 10, THURSDAY

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by Stage & Screen FX, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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HORROR & GENRE DAY

Horror & Genre Screening Block:

6:00 PM Life-O-Matic (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:14:40, Oceanside Premiere)

6:15 PM Black Communion (Temecula, CA, Student Film – College, 0:14:30, World Premiere)

6:30 PM The Highway (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:21:18, Oceanside Premiere)

6:51 PM Assumption (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:25:00, Oceanside Premiere)

5 Minute Intro for The Black Ghiandola

7:21 PM The Black Ghiandola (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:11:00, San Diego Premiere – CO-PRESENTED BY THE MAKE A FILM FOUNDATION). Special presentation starring Johnny Depp, David Lynch, JK Simmons, Laura Dern. Scored by Trent Reznor & Atticus Finch. Directed by Ted Melfi, Catherine Hardwicke & Sam Raimi.

15 Minute Q&A                                                                                                                                          

10 Minute Break

Thursday Night Feature Film

8:00 PM American Satan (Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1:51:00, San Diego Premiere)

10:00 PM – Conclusion

AUGUST 11, FRIDAY

6:00 pm to 10 pm – screening of films sponsored by Vital Climbing Gym – Oceanside at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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DATE NIGHT – ROMANCE & DRAMA DAY

Romantic Drama Screening Block:

6:00 PM Sleep On It (San Diego, CA, USA, Student Film – College, 0:07:15, Oceanside Premiere)

6:07 PM Me & Marcy (Chicago, Il, USA, Narrative Short, 0:15:30, World Premiere)

6:22 PM That Your Body is for Receiving Happiness and Good Stuff (New York, NY, USA, Student Film – College, 0:12:00, World Premiere)

6:34 PM A Little Rusty (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:10:00, World Premiere)

6:44 PM Honeymoon (Switzerland, Narrative Short, 0:03:45, California Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

Romantic Comedy Screening Block

7:03 PM Reservations For Three? (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:14:00)

7:17 PM Go Tell It On Molehill (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:05:00, California Premiere)

7:22 PM 7 Beds (Spain, Narrative Short Film, 0:12:00, California Premiere)

7:34 PM Timeless Charms (UK, Narrative Short, 0:02:00, World Premiere)

7:36 PM Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:07:45, San Diego Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A                                                                                                                                          

10 Minute Break

 Emotional Drama Screening Block:  

8:10 PM Tian & Mimi’s Summer (Taiwan, Narrative Short, 0:04:26, US Premiere)

8:15 PM Songs of Wild Animals (Mexico, Narrative Short, 0:12:00, US Premiere)

8:27 PM Forgotten Sunset (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:24:30, Oceanside Premiere)

8:52 PM Me3 (Beverly Hills, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:17:00, San Diego Premiere)

9:09 PM Our Barrio (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:29:06, Oceanside Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

9:55 PM – Conclusion

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“Alan Roderick-Jones Star Wars Set Design” workshop and meet & greet – Saturday, August 12(10:30am – 1:30pm)

This Workshop will help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars with the man who helped bring the film’s world to life! Alan Roderick-Jones’ career spans more than five decades, starting way back 1961 on “The Victors” as a junior in the art department at Shepperton Studios. He would go on to work on two films that received Oscars for art direction; “Nicholas And Alexandria”(1971) and “Star Wars”(1977).

On “Star Wars”, Alan Roderick-Jones co-designed with the late Production Designer John Barry. He drafted and dressed the Cantina, Homestead Garage, Docking Bay 94 for the Falcon, Death Star Corridors, The Throne room and The War Room. Although not credited in the 1977 film, he was finally acknowledged in the film’s second release and eventually written up in The Star Wars Insider Magazine (Issue 131 Feb / March 2012) as one of the unsung heroes of the Star Wars saga.

Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 12, SATURDAY

10:30 am to 9:30 pm – screening of films sponsored by Ballast Point, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (plus workshop)

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Alan Roderick-Jones Star Wars Set Design

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This Workshop will help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars with the man who helped bring the film’s world to life! Alan Roderick-Jones’ career spans more than five decades, starting way back 1961 on “The Victors” as a junior in the art department at Shepperton Studios. He would go on to work on two films that received Oscars for art direction; “Nicholas And Alexandria”(1971) and “Star Wars”(1977).

On “Star Wars”, Alan Roderick-Jones co-designed with the late Production Designer John Barry. He drafted and dressed the Cantina, Homestead Garage, Docking Bay 94 for the Falcon, Death Star Corridors, The Throne room and The War Room. Although not credited in the 1977 film, he was finally acknowledged in the film’s second release and eventually written up in The Star Wars Insider Magazine (Issue 131 Feb / March 2012) as one of the unsung heroes of the Star Wars saga.

Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Alan Roderick-Jones Meet & Greet at Sunshine Brooks Theatre(Please Purchase Tickets in Advance)

12:00 PM Alan Roderick-Jones Workshop Begins

1:30 PM Workshop Concludes

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screening Block – mature audiences:

2:00 PM The Barn (Atlanta, GA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:08:00, World Premiere)

2:08 PM Revelation: City of Haze (China, Animation, 0:14:00, San Diego Premiere)

2:25 PM The Beast Underneath (Switzerland, Narrative Short, 0:13:25, US Premiere)

2:29 PM Pearl (Los Angeles, CA USA, Student Film – College, 0:15:47, San Diego Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

Serious Drama Screening Block – mature audiences:

3:00 PM Post (Spain, Narrative Short, 0:14:00, World Premiere)

3:14 PM Terminal (Peru, Narrative Short, 0:16:00, San Diego Premiere)

3:31 PM 30 Minutes with Laura (Spain, Narrative Short, 0:08:00, California Premiere)

3:40 PM Hush (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:23:22, Oceanside Premiere)

4:04 PM Frank Embree (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short, 0:7:26, California Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

10 Minute Break

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs Screening Block(Co-Presented by Lone Pine Film Festival):

4:40 PM Floating Horses: The Story of Casey Tibbs (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Feature Documentary, 1:34:00, California Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

Reflective Docu-Drama Screening Block – mature audiences:

6:45 PM Moon Child (Oceanside, CA USA, Short Documentary, 0:20:00, Oceanside Premiere)

7:05 PM Love is the Answer (Oceanside, CA, USA, Feature Documentary, 0:42:00, San Diego Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

Surfing Films Screening Block – family friendly(Co-Presented by Whitlock Surf Experience):

8:20 PM Ricky Whitlock in Mecca II (Oceanside, CA , USA, Narrative Short, Oceanside Spotlight Entry, 0:03:14)

8:24 PM Waves N’ Craves: The Yummus Episode (Oceanside, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 2017 Oceanside Spotlight Contest Winner! 0:02:41)

8:27 PM Fish People (Presented by Patagonia – New York, NY, USA, Feature Documentary, 1:00:00, San Diego Premiere)

15 Minute Q&A

9:42 PM – Conclusion

AUGUST 13, SUNDAY

Closing Awards Gala sponsored by Surfside Tap Room at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

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2:00 pm – Reception with refreshments & appetizers in the lobby of Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. This is the last picture opportunity for red carpet photos. Enjoy live background music, refreshments & appetizers in the beautiful lobby (food and first drink included with passes, world-famous San Diego County’s craft beer is served)
3:00 pm – live performance onstage of Star Theatre by Arabina Belly Dance Company.
3:15 pm – Closing speech and greetings from OIFF’s organizational committee, presentation of about 20 awards (for winning films) to be given to filmmakers in each category from the OIFF Jury, and in each category for Audience Choice Awards, with screening of clips from winning films. The ceremony includes presentation of 2017 OIFF Lifetime Achievement Award for Alan Roderick-Jones for his contribution film production design.
5:00 pm – conclusion
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm – After party at Surfside Tap Room. Located just one block away from The Star Theatre(free drink and free appetizer ticket issued to all Awards Gala attendees at Star Theatre). Art Gallery provided by Brandon Watkins(@capn_watts) & complimentary on site Food Truck Will be Included. The Tap Room is located at 507 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA (Website Here)