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Don’t Miss:

Oceanside International Film Festival has just announced this year’s Official Selections, and is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for its annual event August 7 through 14. The organizers from Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation have put together a program of 60 films. North County San Diego’s largest film festival will show films from the U.S., Spain, Greece, Singapore, Ireland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, and Australia. The lineup is divided into family-friendly and mature audiences days, and consists of special screening blocks to suit everybody’s tastes: Environmental, Animations, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Serious Dramas, World Beat, Coming of Age, Comedies, Gay & Lesbian, Horror, Emotional & Sentimental Appeal, Social Awareness, Military, and Surfing. World Beat category consists of films that provide an insight into people’s lives in various places around the world, and Social Awareness has emphasis on the subject of race and ethnic origin. Oceanside having deep roots with people from Mexico and pacific islanders, OIFF program includes live entertainment with performances from “Tierra Caliente” Ballet Folklórico and “Ke’Ahi Music” hula dancers and ukulele players to celebrate cultural diversity of the city. As Oceanside has some of the largest populations of Filipino-Americans in the continental U.S. (3%), OIFF will screen “Remittance”, a narrative feature film in Filipino language August 9, to address the Filipino-speaking community. Red carpet celebrations August 7, will have a screening of “Keep In Touch”, winner of OIFF-2015 Jury Award for Best Picture and OIFF-2015 Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film. A pleasant surprise for movie goers is a big-screen presentation of this summer’s last episode of “Animal Kingdom” with its producers present at OIFF on August 12. (The TNT/Turner Network Television drama’s fictional story takes place in a seaside town of Oceanside, and it is filmed in Oceanside, California, featuring many locals as extras.) Enjoy free drink & food on opening and closing days, Red Carpet & Awards Ceremonies. San Diego craft beer is only $2 (!!!) while screenings take place during the week! Enjoy!

Star Alert:
— check for list of other celebrities attending closer to the event —

Kathleen Quinlan (“American Graffiti”, “Apollo 13”, “Airport ’77”, “The Doors”) – present on August 13 and 14.

Jonathan Lisco – present August 12 – writer and producer of such TV series as Southland, Animal Kingdom, Halt and Catch Fire, K-Ville, NYPD Blue, The District; he will be in attendance for a big presentation screening of the of season finale of “Animal Kingdom” crime drama, sponsored by TNT, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre.

Llewellyn Wells – present August 12 – producer of “Animal Kingdom”, best known for his role as executive producer and showrunner of the television series ER, Third Watch, The West Wing, Southland, and Shameless. He produced Love and Mercy the critically acclaimed biopic about The Beach Boys, starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks. He directed “The Company Men” (starring Ben Affleck) and “August: Osage County” (starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Ewan McGregor), the latter film was nominated for two Academy Awards® including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Julia Roberts).

Roland “Rolly” Crump (creator of three of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions It’s a Small World, the Haunted Mansion and the Enchanted Tiki Room, and one of animators of “Peter Pan,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “101 Dalmatians”) in attendance August 11 and 13.

Noteworthy Performances:

Festivals are opportunities to see your favorite celebrity actors on the big screen in independent films. Noteworthy performances are by Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Meriwether, Max Gail (“Barney Miller”), Brian Doyle-Murray, Sherri Shepherd (“The View” TV show), Lyn Alicia Henderson (“The Relic”), Eric Roberts, Ellen Barkin, Gary Sinise, Yolanda Rosee (“Law & Order”, “Whitney”), Gil Bellows (“The Shawshank Redemption”, “Ally McBeal”), Alexandra Shipp (“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”, “Straight Outta Compton”, Storm in “X-Men: Apocalypse”), Denise Richards (“Starship Troopers”, a Bond girl in “The World Is Not Enough”), Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan, and more.

By The Way:

Click on trailers to view clips. Q&A sessions with filmmakers take place for 5 minutes after each film.

2016 Schedule

AUGUST 7, SUNDAY

Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening 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 (!)

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, see complete schedule for list of San Diego County craft beer served)
3:30 pm – live performance onstage of Star Theatre by Ballet Folklórico “Tierra Caliente”, which celebrates San Diego’s Mexican heritage through costume, dance, and musical rhythms
3:45 pm – opening speech and greetings from OIFF’s organizational committee
3:50 pm – screening of Feature Film “Keep In Touch” w. Q&A session followed with producers, cast, and crew (1:59:51, for mature audiences, “Keep In Touch” is winner of OIFF-2015 Jury Award for Best Picture, OIFF-2015 Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film)
6:00 pm – conclusion
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – afterparty at Surfside Tap Room across the street, sushi and cooked cuisine is available for purchase (free drink ticket issued to all Red Carpet attendees at Star Theatre), Surfside Tap Room is located at 507 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, www.surfsidetaproom.com

Synopsis of Keep In Touch (Narrative Feature Film) 1:59:51, New York, NY. After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling upon her younger sister online, a musician who bares a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity. The movie features original music and performances by singer-songwriter Gabbi McPhee. It’s a film about love, family and finding self worth.

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:
Reggie Watts is an American musician, singer, beatboxer, actor, and comedian. His improvised musical sets are created using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping machine. Watts refers to himself as a “disinformationist”, aiming to disorient his audiences. He performs regularly on television, radio, and stage. He appeared on the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!, which began airing in 2012. He currently leads the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden.

James Colby is an actor, known for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Safe (2012). He was also on TV shows Rescue Me, Law & Order, ER, NYPD Blue, and The Practice.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 8, 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

FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAY
Environmental Screening Block:
6:00 PM Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland (San Marcos, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 0:14:00) – TRAILER
6:20 PM Dead Harvest (Sacramento, CA, USA, Short Documentary (0:38:00) – TRAILER
Animations Screening Block:
7:00 AM The Idea Thief (Hertfordshire, UK, Student Film, 0:03:00)
7:10 PM Sea of Ink (New York, NY, USA, Animation, 0:02:49)
7:15 PM Enchanted Ink (Orlando, FL, USA, Student Film, 0:06:06) – TRAILER
7:30 PM 5-Minute Break
7:35 PM Art and Culture in Oceanside, CA (Oceanside, CA, USA, Oceanside Spotlight Film, 0:01:51)
Science-Fiction & Fantasy Films Screening Block:
7:40 PM In Memory (starring Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Meriwether and Max Gail of “Barney Miller”, from Glendora, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:14:34)
8:00 PM Bounder (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:13:38) – TRAILER
8:15 PM We Can’t Die (Menifee, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:25:53)
Serious Dramas Screening Block:
8:50 PM Poor George (starring Brian Doyle-Murray, from Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:24:45)
9:20 PM Between Us Girls (Carlsbad, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:08:00)
9:30 PM Heavenly (Oceanside, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:17:23) – TRAILER
9:55 PM The End of The Dock (Fallbrook, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:05:22) – TRAILER
10:05 – conclusion

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

Lee Ann Meriwether is an American actress, former model, and the winner of the 1955 Miss America 1955, pageant. She is perhaps best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen’s secretary and daughter-in-law in the long-running 1970s crime drama Barnaby Jones. The role earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 1975 and 1976, and an Emmy Award nomination in 1977. She is also known for her role as John Schuck’s long-haired wife, Lily Munster, in the 1980s sitcom The Munsters Today, as well as for her portrayal of Catwoman in the 1966 film version of Batman. Meriwether had a recurring role as Ruth Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children until the end of the series in September 2011.

Maxwell Trowbridge “Max” Gail, Jr. / a.k.a. Max Gail is an American actor who has starred in stage, television, and film roles. He most notably portrayed the role of Detective Stan “Wojo” Wojciehowicz on the television sitcom Barney Miller.

Brian Doyle-Murray (born Brian Murray) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is the older brother of actor/comedian Bill Murray, and the two have acted together in several films, including Caddyshack, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, The Razor’s Edge, and Groundhog Day. He co-starred on the TBS sitcom on Sullivan & Son, where he played the foul-mouthed Hank Murphy. He currently appears in a recurring role as Don Ehlert on the ABC sitcom The Middle. Doyle-Murray was nominated for three Emmy Awards in 1978, 1979, and 1980 for his work on Saturday Night Live in the category Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 9, TUESDAY
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by Design Grotto, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

MATURE AUDIENCES DAY
World Beat Screening Block:
6:00 PM My Bonnie (screened at Cannes Film Festival, from Bray, Wicklow Co, Ireland, Narrative Short Film, 0:12:28) – TRAILER
6:15 PM 3000 (Athens, Greece/ and Melbourne, Australia, Narrative Short Film, 0:19:59) – TRAILER
6:40 PM Remittance (Singapore, Narrative Feature Film, 1:30:00) – TRAILER
8:15 PM 5-Minute Break
8:20 PM Waves N’ Craves: Baked Eggs & Spiralized Sweet Potato & Potato Hash Brown Brunch Baskets (Paleo, Gluten Free) (Oceanside, CA, USA, winner of OIFF-2016 Oceanside Spotlight category, 0:02:45)
Coming of Age Screening Block:
8:25 PM High Hoops (starring Sherri Shepherd of “The View” and Lyn Alicia Henderson of “The Relic”, from Valley Village, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:15:00) – TRAILER
8:45 PM Seventy-Two (Carlsbad, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:10:00) – TRAILER
Comedies Screening Block:
9:00 PM Reservations For Three? (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:13:30) – TRAILER
9:20 PM Anna (Barcelona, Spain, Narrative Short Film, 0:10:00) – TRAILER
9:35 PM Three Strikes (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:08:58)
9:45 PM NUTS (Brooklyn, NY, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:04:15)
10:00 PM – conclusion

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

Sherri Shepherd is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She first became known for recurring roles on the sitcoms Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Jamie Foxx Show before starring as Ramona Platt on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect from 2002 to 2006, for which she was well received and was nominated for the BET Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005. From 2007 to 2014, Shepherd was a co-host on The View, for which she received multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

Lyn Alicia Henderson is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), The Relic (1997) and Weak Species (2009). She had roles in Criminal Minds, Will & Grace, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, and Melrose Place.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 10, WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND MATURE AUDIENCES DAY
Serious Dramas Screening Block – family friendly:
6:00 PM June 17th (Oceanside, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:07:20) – TRAILER
6:10 PM Go Out in Violet Waters (starring Windy Marshall, from Carlsbad, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:15:31)
6:30 PM Demons (Poway, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:11:30) – TRAILER
Comedy Films Screening Block – mature audiences:
6:45 AM Cricket (this film may be suitable for families, Poway, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:05:30)
7:00 PM Frankly, Rebecca (Dayton, NV, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:07:00) – TRAILER
7:10 PM Oceanside Megalodon (Carlsbad, CA, USA, Oceanside Spotlight Film, 0:03:24)
7:20 PM 5-Minute Break
Gay & Lesbian Films Screening Block – mature audiences:
7:25 PM He And Rock & Roll (Pasadena, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:21:03) – TRAILER
7:50 PM 30 Days to Say Goodbye (starring Eric Roberts, from Studio City, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:24:40)
8:20 PM Belonging (Istanbul, Turkey, Narrative Short Film, 0:30:00) – TRAILER
Horror Films Screening Block – mature audiences:
8:55 PM Leonarda (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:10:45) – TRAILER
9:10 PM Screener (Madrid, Spain, Narrative Short Film, 0:08:00) – TRAILER
9:20 PM Evil’s Evil Cousin (starring Lionel Blair, from London, UK, Narrative Short Film, 0:30:00) – TRAILER
10:00 PM – conclusion

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

Windy Marshall – Windy is the creator and main actress of Go Out in Violet Waters. Go Out in Violet Waters is Windy’s first time writing, directing and producing. As an actor, her most recent roles include HBO’s highly anticipated new show for HBO’s 2016 “Westworld”, NBC’s “Days of our Lives”, and BET Networks “The Game”.

Eric Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a well-received performance in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination. His second Golden Globe nomination came for his portrayal of Paul Snider in Star 80 (1983), followed by Globe and Academy Award nominations for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). In a career spanning almost forty years, Roberts has performed in over 200 films, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B. Demented (2000), National Security (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), The Expendables (2010) and Inherent Vice (2014). His equally varied television work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect, as well as recurring roles on the NBC drama Heroes and the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers.

Lionel Blair (the Narrator in Evil’s Evil Cousin) is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. Blair came to the fore in the 1960s when, with his dance troupe, he appeared on television variety programmes. He also appeared in the films The Limping Man (1953), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), The Cool Mikado (1963), The Beauty Jungle (1964), A Hard Day’s Night (1964, YES, WITH THE BEATLES!!), Maroc 7 (1967) and Absolute Beginners (1986), cameoed in an episode of The Persuaders!, and appeared in television comedy, including the short film, The Plank. In addition, he choreographed films such as Jazz Boat (1960) and The Magic Christian (1969). Lionel Blair’s handprints in Bath, UK. In 1972, Blair wrote a musical based on ‘War and Peace’. It toured around the UK for six months.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 11, THURSDAY

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

FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAY
World Beat Screening Block:
6:00 PM The Whimsical Imagineer (starring Rolly Fargo Crump of Walt Disney Company, from Carlsbad, CA, USA, Short Documentary, 0:29:15) – TRAILER
6:35 PM The Weekend Sailor (Montreal, Canada/ and Mexico City, Mexico, Full Length Documentary, 1:14:00)
7:55 PM 5-Minute Break
8:00 PM Visit Oceanside: Dining & Brew (Oceanside, CA, USA, Oceanside Spotlight Film, 0:01:48)
Emotional & Sentimental Appeal Screening Block:
8:05 PM Sunflowers (Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Narrative Short Film, 0:33:32) – TRAILER
8:40 PM Pushing (San Diego, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:10:00)
8:55 PM It Means Reward (Oceanside, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:06:18)
Social Awareness Screening Block:
9:05 PM Attached at the Soul (starring Don Moss of “St. Elmo’s Fire”, from Burbank, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:11:06) – TRAILER
9:20 PM Riding Carousels: The Art of Holding On (Arlington, TX, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:17:58) – TRAILER
9:40 AM Jewish Blind Date (Lausanne, Switzerland, Student Film, 0:15:54) – TRAILER
10:00 PM – conclusion

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

Roland Fargo Crump is an artist hired by Walt Disney who went on to help create three of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions: It’s a Small World, the Haunted Mansion and the Enchanted Tiki Room. He was also an in-betweener animator on “Peter Pan,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “101 Dalmatians.” Rolly will be receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Oceanside International Film Festival on the last day of the event. See schedule for Sunday, August 14.

Don Moss is an actor, known for St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), Death Wish II (1982) and LBJ: The Early Years (1987). Hes was also in Desperate Housewives, and Christmas Vacation 2000.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 12, FRIDAY

6:00 pm to 10 pm – screening of films sponsored by TNT/Turner Network Television at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

MATURE AUDIENCES DAY
Serious Drama Films Screening Block:
6:00 PM Animal Kingdom Red Carpet Procession
6:10 PM screening of this summer’s last episode of Animal Kingdom (Burbank, CA, USA, Guest Feature Film, 0:50:00) – TRAILER
7:00 PM Q&A Panel w. Producers of Animal Kingdom (0:30:00)
7:30 PM 10-Minute Break
7:40 PM North County Adventure (Oceanside, CA, USA, Oceanside Spotlight Film, 0:04:58)
7:50 PM The Deal (starring Jake Weary of Animal Kingdom and Alexandra Shipp, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:15:00) – TRAILER
8:10 PM The Land of Exodus (Los Angeles, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:10:52) – TRAILER
8:25 PM The Rainbow Kid (Toronto, ON, Canada, Narrative Feature Film, 1:30:30) – TRAILER
10:00 PM – conclusion

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

TNT’s Animal Kingdom is a bold new drama starring Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Ocean’s Thirteen), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls), Daniella Alonso (Revolution) and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Ithaca). The show airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on TNT/Turner Network Television, a Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. Animal Kingdom fictional story takes place in a seaside town of Oceanside, and it is filmed in Oceanside, California, featuring many locals as extras.

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Heading up the family is J’s estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin), whom he’s been shielded from for years. She is orbited by Baz (Speedman), her relatively level-headed right-hand man whom she adopted when he was a teenager; Smurf’s eldest son, the quietly menacing, mentally disturbed Pope (Hatosy), who has just gotten out of prison; her tough, hyperactive, recreational drug-using middle son, Craig (Robson); and the troubled and suspicious Deran (Weary), the “baby” of the family. Also prominent are Nicky Belmont (Gordon), J’s steady girlfriend, and Catherine Ortiz (Alonso), Baz’s de facto wife and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, Lena. J will soon learn that they all make their livings through carefully planned armed robberies and other criminal activities, and that Smurf is an intense, beguiling and complicated matriarch who rules over “her boys” with a borderline incestuous love. It turns out that joining Smurf’s family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be ready to handle.

Animal Kingdom is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Emmy® winner John Wells (TNT’s Southland, ER, The West Wing, Shameless) and Jonathan Lisco (TNT’s Southland, Halt and Catch Fire, Damages, NYPD Blue) serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel (Shameless, Southland) and Christopher Chulack (ER, Shameless, Southland). Wells directed the pilot from a script by Lisco. Andrew Stearn (TNT’s Southland, Shameless) also executive-produced the pilot. The project is inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series. Click here for more information: www.tntdrama.com/shows/animal-kingdom.html

Also on film this evening – Alexandra Shipp – an American actress, known for her roles in House of Anubis, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Drumline: A New Beat, and Straight Outta Compton. In 2016, she portrayed Ororo Munroe / Storm in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse.

DON’T MISS:
“Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop – Saturday, August 13. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers. Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.)

AUGUST 13, SATURDAY

10:00 am to 9:00 pm – screening of films sponsored by Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub / The Whet Noodle, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (plus workshop)

FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND MATURE AUDIENCES DAY
Military Films Screening Block – mature audiences:
10:00 AM Thank You For Your Service (starring U.S. military and Gary Sinise, from Brooklyn, NY, USA, Full Length Documentary, 1:41:00) – TRAILER
11:45 AM Gloriana (Dayton, NV, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:08:38)
Social Awareness Screening Block – mature audiences:
12:00 PM Stuck (Goleta, CA, USA, Narrative Short Film, 0:31:01)
12:35 PM Vicious (starring Rafael Martinez of “McFarland, USA” and Yolanda Rosee of “Lila & Eve” and “Whitney”, from Los Angeles, CA, USA, Student Film, 0:19:19) – TRAILER
1:05 PM Break for workshop – 10 min walk to library
1:15 PM “Special Effects on a Budget” Workshop (see note below, lunch served onsite, lasts for 1 hour 25 minutes at the Community Rooms of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, across the street from The Brooks Theatre)
2:40 PM Walking back from workshop to the screening venue (20 minutes)
Serious Drama Films – mature audiences:
3:00 PM ADDicted (starring Kathleen Quinlan who will be present for this screening and Q&A, also starring Gil Bellows, film from Columbia, MO, USA, Narrative Feature Film, 1:45:00, Kathleen will be receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Oceanside International Film Festival tomorrow, see schedule for Sunday, August 14) – TRAILER
4:50 PM A Life Lived (starring Denise Richards, from Beverly Hills, CA, USA, Narrative Feature Film, 1:17:00)
6:10 PM 5-Minute Break
6:15 PM Visit Ocenside (Oceanside, CA, USA, Oceanside Spotlight Film, 0:00:31)
Surfing Films Screening Block – family friendly:
6:20 PM Standing on Water (Aarhus, Denmark, Full Length Documentary, 1:05:00) – TRAILER
7:30 PM Aloha for Indo (Lawai, HI, USA, Short Documentary, 0:13:00)
7:45 PM It Ain’t Pretty (starring Bianca Valenti, Cori Schumacher, & many other female surfing celebs, from Pacifica, CA, USA, Full Length Documentary, 1:13:01) – TRAILER
9:00 PM – conclusion

Note about “Special Effects for the Indie Filmmaker” workshop. Touch Blevins of T.B. Visuals will discuss and walk workshop participants through the beginning stages toward becoming familiar with the in’s and out’s of modern day special effects software. As an independent filmmaker with B.A. in FX who’s professionally trained and educated in the craft, Blevins will show workshop attendees that elite studio allocations are not (or at least no longer) necessary for one to attain Hollywood-grade results for their work. From understanding proper terminology to choosing a program best suited for everyone in attendance, this overview is to better explain just how accessible this particular art can be. It is a great chance for those unfamiliar but interested in the trade, as well as SFX veterans who are looking for a good networking opportunity. (The workshop is only $10 for general public and filmmakers, lunch is optionally offered onsite during the workshop at $5 each, includes a selection of deli sandwich, chips, and drink. If you are a film buff, who does not want to miss any films screened that day, this workshop is a perfect chance to catch a meal and keep up with the busy schedule.) Click HERE to buy tickets. Limited seating. Advance purchase strongly recommended.

STARS FEATURED ON FILM THIS DAY:

Gary Sinise is an American actor, director, and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Sinise is known for several memorable roles. These include George Milton in Of Mice and Men, Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Harry S. Truman in Truman (for which he won a Golden Globe), Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom, Detective Mac Taylor in the CBS series CSI: NY (2004–13), and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace (for which he won an Emmy). In 2016, Sinise began starring in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Rafael Martinez is known for his role in McFarland, USA (2015) starring Kevin Costner.

Yolanda Rosee appeared in the episodes of television series New York Undercover and Third Watch. She later had supporting roles in a number of independent productions and guest starred on Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and in 2011 had the recurring role of HBO’s Treme. Ross co-starred alongside Lisa Gay Hamilton in the critically acclaimed 2013 independent drama film, Go for Sisters. She received Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female nomination for her performance in film. She later was cast opposite Viola Davis in Lila & Eve. In 2015, Ross played Robyn Crawford, the friend, assistant, and reported girlfriend of Whitney Houston, in the Lifetime movie, Whitney directed by Angela Basset.

Kathleen Quinlan is an American film and television actress. She received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for the 1977 film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1995 film Apollo 13. Her other film appearances include Airport ’77 (1977), The Promise (1979), The Runner Stumbles (1979), Sunday Lovers (1980), Sunset (1988), Clara’s Heart (1988), The Doors (1991), Breakdown in (1997), and Breach (2007). Kathleen will be receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Oceanside International Film Festival tomorrow, see schedule for Sunday, August 14.

Gil Bellows is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption, Billy Thomas in the television series Ally McBeal, and as CIA agent Matt Callan in the television series The Agency.

Denise Richards is an American actress and a former fashion model. Graduate of El Camino High School in Oceanside, California, she has appeared in numerous films, including Starship Troopers (1997), Wild Things (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999) as a Bond girl, and in Valentine (2001). She played Monica and Ross Geller’s cousin on Friends (2001). From 2008 to 2009, she starred on the E! reality show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Between 2010 and 2011, she was a series regular on the comedy Blue Mountain State.

Bianca Valenti is an Ocean Beach surfer and an world-class big wave charger, who belongs to a growing movement of women that are shattering the shallow and sexualized images of female surfers in the media. She has surfed big waves in the icy waters of Ocean Beach, San Francisco and Mavericks – one of the biggest waves on the planet.

Cori Schumacher is a 3-time Women’s World Longboard Champion from California. Schumacher was born April 23, 1977, in Huntington Beach, California. Both her parents were avid surfers. The family moved to San Diego where Schumacher learned to surf. Schumacher has won multiple national and international amateur shortboarding titles. She surfed as the #1 US female shortboarder on the 1994 and 1996 US Team for the ISA Jr. Championships. Her most notable international shortboard title was winner of the 1995 Pan-American Championships. But Schumacher is best known for her efforts in women’s longboarding. She is a three-time Women’s World Longboard Champion (2000, 2001, 2010), Women’s Longboard Pipeline Pro Champion (2009) and two-time ASP North American Champion (2008, 2009). From late 2001 to 2008, Schumacher went on sabbatical from competition. She returned in 2008 to win the Linda Benson Roxy Jam at Cardiff, California.

AUGUST 14, SUNDAY

Closing Awards Gala sponsored by IZZE Beverage Company at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

(Please note the location for Closing Awards Gala)

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 and in front of the OIFF Official Backdrop. Enjoy live background music by Ke’Ahi Music, refreshments & appetizers in the beautiful lobby (food and first drink included with passes, see complete schedule for list of San Diego County craft beer served)
3:00 pm – live performance onstage of Star Theatre by Ke’Ahi Music with a large scale number of hula dancers and ukulele players
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 two special awards: OIFF Lifetime Achievement Award for Kathleen Quinlan for her contribution in film and television industry, and OIFF Lifetime Achievement Award for Roland “Rolly” Crump for his historic contribution to the heart of the entertainment industry with Walt Disney Company
5:00 pm – conclusion
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm – afterparty at Veneto’s Italian Cuisine a block away, (free drink and free appetizer ticket issued to all Awards Gala attendees at Star Theatre), Venetos is located at 602 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA (www.venetositaly.com)

STARS PRESENT THIS DAY:

Kathleen Quinlan – receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Oceanside International Film Festival for her contribution in film and television industry – is an American film and television actress. She earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for the 1977 film I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role in the 1995 film Apollo 13. Her other film appearances include Airport ’77 (1977), The Promise (1979), The Runner Stumbles (1979), Sunday Lovers (1980), Sunset (1988), Clara’s Heart (1988), The Doors (1991), Breakdown in (1997), and Breach (2007). Quinlan made her film debut in George Lucas’ 1973 nostalgic look at the early sixties, American Graffiti, at the age of 19. As a young actress, she guest-starred in several 1970s television series including Police Woman, Ironside, Emergency!, Kojak and The Waltons. She has appeared in over 50 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) films, but is perhaps best known for her roles as Deborah, a schizophrenic, in the film version of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, and for a Golden Globe and Oscar nominated turn in the Best Supporting Actress category as an astronaut’s wife, Marilyn Lovell, in the 1995 true story Apollo 13 opposite Tom Hanks. Quinlan also made a mark as Jim Morrison’s Celtic Pagan lover Patricia Kennealy in Oliver Stone’s The Doors, and won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Supporting Actress-Suspense, for Breakdown (1997) with Kurt Russell. Her recent work includes the TV series House, the 2006 remake of the horror classic The Hills Have Eyes, the wife of a government traitor in the 2007 film Breach, the mother of the brothers in the Fox drama Prison Break, and a Senator in a 2011 episode ‘Alliances’ of the sci-fi series Stargate Universe.

Roland “Rolly” Crump – receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Oceanside International Film Festival for his historic contribution to the heart of the entertainment industry with Walt Disney Company – is an American animator and designer noted particularly for his work as a Disney Imagineer. Rolly was hired by Walt Disney who went on to help create three of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions: It’s a Small World, the Haunted Mansion and the Enchanted Tiki Room. He was also an in-betweener animator on “Peter Pan,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “101 Dalmatians.” Rolly began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an “In-Betweener” in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction at the 1964 World’s Fair. Rolly’s Disney career spanned more that 40 years with a few interruptions. During those interruptions he created his own companies and worked on projects around the world. In 2004 Rolly was honored with the Walt Disney Legends Award – a prestigious award that acknowledges those outstanding individuals who helped create the Magic of Disney. Rolly Crump “retired” from The Walt Disney Company in 1996, but don’t believe it. He’s still breathing life into original ideas at his home in Fallbrook, CA.