See complete schedule and admission pricing below. Held in the second half of August, Oceanside International Film Festival officially kicks off a season of film festivals, which are held annually and continue through the Fall each year in San Diego County (until now nearly all film festivals in San Diego took place between September – November every year). The festival showcases narrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences. Among the highlights of the festival will be its traditional red-carpet opening gala, recognition of the industry activists, and closing ceremonies with Best-In-The-Category honorary announcements, Best of Festival Trophy, and Audience Choice Award. Part of the four-day event will be OIFF’s educational workshops – all held off the Coast Hwy in Oceanside and within convenient proximity to the main screening venue. Please check back soon for detailed programming of films, detailed description of workshops is at the bottom of this page.
Video from the previous OIFF’s events:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – 2013 OCEANSIDE INTL FILM FESTIVAL:
AUGUST 22, THURSDAY
Day 1 of OIFF-2013
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (includes arrival of famous stars, reception of filmmakers, live entertainment, refreshments & appetizers, and screening of Guest Feature Film “Working Class” with its production and actor members present – winner of previous OIFF) -see Note 1 below
AUGUST 23, FRIDAY
Day 2 of OIFF-2013
10:00 am to 12:50 pm – screening of family-friendly films at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
1:00 pm to 2:25 pm – “Screenwriter’s Workshop” presented by Antonio F. Vianna and Leonie Tremaine at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within walking distance from Star)
2:35 pm to 9:00 pm – screening of family-friendly films at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
AUGUST 24, SATURDAY
Day 3 of OIFF-2013
10:00 am to 12:50 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
1:00 pm to 2:25 pm – “Copyright For Filmmakers” workshop by Branfman Law Group at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within walking distance from Star)
2:35 pm to 4:25 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – “Digital New Wave: Creating and Curating” workshop by Nelson Carvajal & Amir George at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within walking distance from Star)
5:40 pm to 9:00 pm – screening of films at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
Parental Guidance Disclosure: most films this day contain mature content, parental guidance suggested
AUGUST 25, SUNDAY
Day 4 of OIFF-2013 sponsored by MediaTech Institute
9:00 am to 12:55 pm – screening of student films (two separate categories “K to Middle School” and “High School to College”) at MediaTech Institute, 302 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054 -see Note 2 below
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Closing Awards Gala at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hway, Oceanside, CA 92054 (includes arrival of industry’s stars, refreshments & appetizers, entertainment, Life Achievement Awards for industry’s stars, OIFF-2013 awards ceremony for filmmakers – per each category from the OIFF judging committee, and per each category for Audience Choices, and screening of clips from winning films) -see Note 3 below
ADMISSION PRICING FOR GENERAL PUBLIC:
$25 – red carpet welcome and opening evening (Aug 22, includes reception of filmmakers, refreshments & appetizers, and screening of a Guest Feature Film) or $20 each for group of 10 people or more (group rate is available via credit card only on Eventbrite)
$50 – regular festival pass (screenings & workshops on any or all Aug 23, 24, 25) or $35 each for group of 10 people or more (group rate is available via credit card only on Eventbrite)
$35 – senior, military, or student festival pass (screenings & workshops on any or all Aug 23, 24, 25)
$15 – 1 day regular admission (screenings on one day only: Aug 23, 24, or 25)
$10 – 1 day admission for seniors, military, students (screenings on one day only: Aug 23, 24, or 25)
$10 – each workshop (or free with festival pass)
$35 – closing awards gala (Aug 25, includes refreshments & appetizers, awards ceremony, plus entertainment, and screening of clips from winning films)
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED NOW HERE:
$$$ – Note, if you plan on attending OIFF, why not sponsor this event and receive complimentary tickets for just a little extra?! OIFF has sponsorship opportunities for corporate and private sectors. Interested parties may contact OIFF (see email address below) to get details how in return they will be recognized in media and publicity at each sponsorship level from “Best Boy” to Producer”.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENTS:
Note 1: “Working Class” (winner of OIFF-2012′s Best Picture, OIFF-2012 Jury′s Best Full Length Documentary, and OIFF-2012 Audience Choice Best Full Length Documentary) is made by a San Diego based director Jeffrey Durkin. It builds upon 13 years of art and friendship between San Francisco artist Mike Giant and San Diego artist Mike Maxwell. Loosely based on Charles Dickens book A Tale of Two Cities, the two Mikes discuss themes found in Dickens 1859 novel that are just as relevant today: religion, war, family, history, and art. Through those corresponding chapters, the audience gets an intimate look at how the world shapes the art they produce. At its core, Working Class is a buddy story that that delves into the lives of the artists while examining how the creative process intersects with friendship. Both Mikes continue to work in the underground art world and have gained respect for creating sharply drawn characters inspired by the working class.
Note 2: Screenings at MediaTech are going to take place on 3 screens simultaneously in three different rooms called Rincon, Trestles, and Blacks, each studio is named after a famous California surf spot. Viewers can choose only one of the rooms to view all films in consecutive but unique order and participate in Q&A sessions with all the filmmakers, who will appear in each room at the time of screening of their films. Attendees this day will also have an opportunity to tour a state-of-the-art facility of MediaTech Institute, a local recording arts and digital film school for anyone preparing for a creative career in the media arts. Their audio engineering and digital film courses are designed to help each student develop the skills needed to realize their dreams. The all new facility features equipment from major manufacturers. Apart from this event, course offerings of MediaTech include a Recording Arts Program, and a Digital Film and Video Arts Program. Consisting of two control rooms, a green screen theater, and four recording areas, all connected to a central patch room, the Oceanside campus provides the ultimate in flexible connectivity.
Note 3: One of recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards this year is North County’s own Jon St.John. With his Oceanside-based recording studio, Jon is an award winning artist that specializes in high quality voiceovers, as well as sound design for various TV, radio, and multi-media projects. The audience will be surprised that most likely they are already familiar with Jon’s voice. With over 35 years of experience in both voice-over and audio production, Jon St.John’s voice is heard across America and around the world on TV and radio stations as well as websites, theme park attractions, and corporate presentations. For more than 20 years, Jon has been the voice of XETV, Channel 6 TV in San Diego (first as a FOX affiliate, now the home of the CW). Jon has provided character voices for many attractions and rides at California’s Legoland theme park. Best known in the gaming industry as the voice of videogame super hero Duke Nukem, Jon is also heard on such games as World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulhu, Rochard, Twisted Metal, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, and DoTA. His voiceover credits include video pieces for CNN, HBO, Nickelodeon, Cirque Du Soleil, etc. Oceanside International Film Festival will honor Jon St.John with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in voiceover work in entertainment industry.
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS:
“Screenwriters’ Workshop” will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm Friday, August 23, at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within a walking distance from Star Theatre and during lunch break of screenings, food will be available for purchase onsite during this workshop). Presented by Antonio F. Vianna (Carlsbad-based novelist of 17 published books and a screenwriter of 3 screenplays that are adapted from 3 of his novels) and Leonie Tremaine (Oceanside-based finalist of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, who attended Dov Simens Film Production course in Hollywood, as well as American Film Institute courses in screenwriting), the workshop addresses the criteria production companies are looking for in screenplays, suggestions about the writing process, as well as what goes into adapting novels into screenplays. Other relevant material – such as writing loglines, synopses, and query letters – will also be covered. These experienced, prize-winning writers will summarize for attendees the most helpful pointers they’ve gathered over the years. Following their presentation, they will conduct a Q&A session.
“Copyright For Filmmakers” workshop will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm on Saturday, August 24, at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within a walking distance from Star Theatre and during lunch break of screenings, food will be available for purchase onsite during this workshop). This workshop will concentrate on copyright laws that filmmakers and videographers need to know. The workshop is presented by Dave Branfman of Oceanside-based Branfman Law Group, which focuses on legal transactions and litigation pertaining to intellectual property, entertainment, the Internet, and new media. Branfman Law Group’s goal is to help its clients navigate these new waters so they can find and benefit from opportunities that didn’t exist before. The company offers guidance in use of such legal tools as copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and licensing. It helps clients take advantage of new technologies and platforms like the Internet, digital delivery, mobile, television, and sound. Mr. Branfman has been practicing law in San Diego County for over thirty years. His practice focuses specifically on these topics. He was named a San Diego SuperLawyer in intellectual property for four years running from 2007 through 2010 and was named a Top Attorney in intellectual property by the San Diego Daily Transcript for 2007 and 2009.
“Digital New Wave: Creating and Curating” workshop by Nelson Carvajal & Amir George will be held 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm the same day at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 (within a walking distance from Star Theatre and during dinner break from screenings, food will be available for purchase onsite during this workshop). This demonstrative, informational, and interactive workshop will highlight the new wave of digital filmmaking that has revolutionized both the online and offline world of independent cinema. The presenters will tell about new channels and unconventional ways of film exhibition (“alternative distribution”) for independent digital filmmakers to reach out to wider audiences in the industry, which is over-saturation of content. Through examining case studies and video illustrations, the workshop will offer an explanation of on marketing and gaining exposure for one’s film works specifically in the current digital age, in which advertisements printed on paper and physical DVDs may eventually be “things of the past”. It will explain the creative and practical ways to benefit from the digital age as well the problems associated with it.
Nelson Carvajal is an independent digital filmmaker, Writer and Content Creator at Bridgework Pictures, Video Essayist for Press Play at indieWIRE and for Keyframe at Fandor. In the Chicago region, he runs a successful blog “Free Cinema Now” that specializes in the promotion of the independent and underground cinema movement. Nelson gives marketing and promotion tips for free to benefit young and old filmmakers who want their voices heard. Graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Amir George is Program Curator of Cinema Culture from Chicago, Illinois. Cinema Culture promotes and exhibits the work of filmmakers at various events, hosts small festivals, and programs exclusive shows. Cinema Culture’s resume is extensive and includes experience in running “side programs” and screenings at many film festivals and venues including: Chicago International Music and Movies Festival (CIMM); North by Northeast – Toronto, Canada; Spectacle Theatre – New York, NY; The Brick – Kansas City; ATA – San Francisco; Boom Bap – Portland, OR; Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest (MAAF), and Seen and Heard Music Video Showcase – Chicago, IL.
Oceanside International Film Festival continues its open call for submissions from professional and amateur filmmakers. The festival is currently accepting works from both international sources and those local to Southern California. Students are especially encouraged to participate as the second submission for Student Film category from the same student filmmaker will qualify for a 2nd submission fee waiver. Full Length and Short Documentaries may include sports, live performance, fashion, and music videos. Filmmakers will be notified if their work is selected for festival screening by July 1, 2013. Interested potential participants may submit their films through “WithoutABox” here: https://www.withoutabox.com/
FOR MORE INFO:
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