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MASTER SCHEDULE

 

FEATURE FILMS – @ Cinemark

SHORT FILMS – @ Cinemark

RECEPTIONS & GALA PARTIES, WITH LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES – @ FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE

SPECIAL EVENTS – @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS

MENTORSHIP – @ CELTIC

MENTORSHIP – @ THE SIDEBAR

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | MAYOR’S COCKTAIL KICKOFF @ BIN 77
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | BLAZE
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | BLAZE
  • 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM | BLAZE GALA PARTY @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: BEN DICKEY & THE BEAVER BAYOU BOYS AND THE ROEBUCKS

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | FUTURE FRIDAY: CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT: BRUNCH ON THE LOT @ CELTIC STUDIOS – Participating filmmakers in competition during LIFF 2018 and special guests will speak during Brunch (Provided At NO COST)
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | FUTURE FRIDAY: CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT: AERIAL DRONE DEMONSTRATION @ CELTIC STUDIOS
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVES FILMMAKER RECEPTION @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: ISAAC FOX & BARRY HEBERT
  • 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM | TINKER
  • 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM | 1000 YEAR FLOOD
  • 6:30 PM – 8:10 PM | STREAKER
  • 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM | THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR
  • 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM | BRIMSTONE & GLORY
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | COSMIC COSPLAY IN THE ATRIUM PRESENTED BY THE SOCIETY OF SIN BURLESQUE
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | AMERICAN ANIMALS
  • 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM | GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM | STAND-UP @ THE SYNERGY SIDEBAR WITH JOHN DARDENNE & THE FAMILY DINNER IMPROV
  • 8:45 PM – 11:30 PM | DOUBLE LOVER
  • 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM | CUT OFF
  • 9:15 PM – 10:50 PM | THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
  • 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | MARDI GRAS MUSES GALA PARTY @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: AIRSEEKERS JAMIE RAY, MAYZER THAYNE, & SERABEE AND MICHAEL FOSTER PROJECT’S: RODERICK JACKSON, CHARLES “CIZZLE” WILLIAMS, & CJ TRUSCLAIR
  •  10:00 PM – 11:10 PM | ANIMATED SHORTS:
    • Hey Pressto- 3D printing and the human skin unite to make creative and unique animations.  Directors Animade & DBLG studios
    • Short but Sweet- A young hero has to embark on an epic quest to save a princess from an evil villain, all within an absurdly short amount of time.  Director Junaid Chundrigar
    • Sublo & Tangy Mustard: Roommate- Sublo has to drop something off on the way to a concert.  Tangy Mustard meets his roommate Tito Scaggle. Director Aaron Long  
    • X-Story- A young man with a robotic arm gets a treasure map and, drawn by profit, sets of from the metropolis on a long journey to get what he wants.  Director Vitaliy Shushko
    • Your Black Friend- Ben Passmore’s necessary contribution to the dialogue around race in the United States, “Your Black Friend” is a letter from your black friend to you about racism, friendship, and alienation.  Director Ben Passmore
    • You Down For Sex?- A young man gets a suggestive text, and must face a difficult choice.  Director Brent Noll
    • Woodswimmer- WoodSwimmer is based on a concept developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete.  Director Brett Foxwell
    • Sublo & Tangy Mustard: Halloween- It’s a spooky special episode! On Halloween night, Subpar is haunted by an evil spirit called the Booglin. Can Sublo and Tangy Mustard save Katy, Mr. Wubhamer and the restaurant itself?  Director Aaron Long
    • Lovesick Fool – Love in the Age of Like- The adventures of a hapless guy in LA looking for true love.  Director Dominic Polcino

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

  • 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM | SAVE THE SWAMP (ENVIRONMENTAL PANEL)
  • 9:30 AM – 11:50 AM | OFFICIAL LOUISIANA LIVE-ACTION SHORTS: 
    • An Aria for Albright– Young, precocious opera singer, Anne Albright, gets stuck with her auto-mechanic uncle Nate for the afternoon leading up to a talent show performance. Director Alexander Jeffery
    • Breathe- Sometimes, it’s all you can do to breathe.  Director Michael Liu
    • Chef’s Special- Two young men confront their sexuality while waiting for their dinner to arrive.  Director Nathan Hall
    • Death of an Umbrella Salesman- Stanley Grimp, a door-to-door umbrella salesman, attempts to make a sale, avoid his alimony-hungry Ex and reconcile with how his life turned out this way.  Director Steve Herold
    • Mr. United States- The story of 2016 Mr. United States Avery D. Wilson’s troubled childhood as a homosexual.  Director Paul Catalanotto
    • Seed of the Free- The compelling tale of the Sojourner Truth’s trial for her son’s freedom. Directors Jency Hogan and Ta’Rhonda Bazille
    • Stay Woke- An average police encounter unfolds through the eyes of three unique perspectives leaving the ultimate question of who or what is right or wrong.  Directed by Langston A. Williams
    • The Unknowable Kathryn Bonair-  A kind hearted cafe owner wrestles with dark thoughts when her estranged husband stumbles into her cafe with another woman. Director Scott Sullivan
    • Mixed Signals- While warding off the unwanted attention from a lonely clerk at a country store, a beleaguered stranger has an unexpected encounter with a former colleague that will complicate things for everyone involved. Director Nick Savides
    • Headless Swans– Leon Latour is a private detective who makes his living from exposing extra-marital affairs. The hired work is one thing, but unbeknownst to his clients, the one aspect of his job – and his life – that Latour truly loves is watching the aftermath – the destruction of the relationships he investigates.  Director Jordan Klaja
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | INTERNATIONAL LIVE-ACTION SHORTS: 
    • Do No Harm– A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself.  Director Marielle Woods
    • Harvest Moon- A tale of love between a traveler and a local Capri inhabitant.  Director Emanuele Dellavalle
    • Newborn- As a couple welcomes their first born son into the world, tensions arise and make them question their identity.  Director Ray Savaya
    • Picking Back Up- After packing up her belongings and leaving her home behind, Anna is finally ready for a fresh start. Unfortunately, she forgot the one thing that matters. Her husband.  Through hell and high water she’s going to get back inside that house to get him–– or have a panic attack and die. Director Westley Eldredge
    • Raksha- A woman must cleanse herself of a lifelong curse.  Director Meredith Koch
    • The Elephone Man- It’s busy on the line.  Director Loris Curci
    • Towards the Sun- Under the looming threat of deportation, an unaccompanied minor at an immigrant children’s shelter in Texas embarks on a healing journey and learns to express herself through the power of art. Director Monica Santis
    • The Other End of the Earth– A Cinematic Celebration of our beautiful world, featuring culture, destinations, and picturesque moments. Includes quotes from Nellie Bly, who in 1889, courageously traveled around the world in 72 days – setting a new world record. She did so despite extreme resistance, having been told that only a man could accomplish such a feat. Director Jacob Gilbert.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | WRITING & DISTRIBUTING A WEB SERIES (Evan Kidd)
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | SCREENWRITING: THE ART OF STORYTELLING (Sybil Rosen BLAZE, Stephen Sepher DEAD ON ARRIVAL, Stephen Hoover TINKER, David Dubos, and Kay Landon SEED OF THE FREE)
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | BOSTON
  • 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR
  • 12:00 PM – 1:40 PM | MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE
  • 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM | MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM | LOUISIANA FILMMAKER PANEL – Greg Dichary (Director SUICIDE: RIPPLE EFFECT), Lauren Durr and Dane Moreton (Director & Producer 1000 YEAR FLOOD), Carol Bidault (Producer, CUT OFF), Jonathan Evans (Director, ON OUR WATCH) and Rankin Hickman (Producer, DEAD ON ARRIVAL)
  • 12:30 PM – 2:05 PM | RAMEN HEADS
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM | FROM IDEA TO SCREEN – THE CREATIVE, BUSINESS, & LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMMAKER (Gary Watson)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:40 PM | NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS
  • 2:00 PM – 3:40 PM | SAMMY DAVIS JR: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
  • 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM | AND THEN I GO
  • 2:25 PM – 4:00 PM | SUICIDE: THE RIPPLE EFFECT
  • 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM | REPORTING IN THE FAKE NEWS ERA (Len Apcar, Kyra Darnton of RetroReport, & Jonathan Earle of Ogden Honors College, LSU)
    • Conspiracy’s Grip explores decades of conspiracy theories — from the John F. Kennedy assassination to Pizzagate — and what they can tell us about how we view the world today
    • Liebeck v. McDonald’s: The Big Burn examines the legal claim against McDonald’s by an elderly woman who spilled a cup of coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s. The story and the facts took on a life of their own
    • The Future of Facts – This story looks at how new technology, including virtual reality, will transform the way we consume news and the challenge when perceptions can be manipulated
  • 2:40 PM – 11:40 PM | ITZHAK
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM | FILMMAKERS IN COMPETITION @ LIFF 2018 – Alexander Shebanow (Director FAIL STATE), Tiffany Bartok (Director LARGER THAN LIFE), Maya Washington (Director THROUGH THE BANKS OF THE RED CEDAR) and Harriet Hirshom (Director NOTHING WITHOUT US: THE WOMEN WHO WILL END AIDS)  
  • 3:30 PM – 5:10 PM | OFF THE MENU
  • 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | CAREER IN GAMING WITH LSU DIGITAL MEDIA (Marc Aubanel)
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | ON OUR WATCH
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | WHERE IS KYRA?
  • 4:50 PM – 6:10 PM | TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’
  • 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM | LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE INDUSTRY MIXER @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE FEATURING: HENRY TURNER, JR.
  • 5:40 PM – 7:40 PM | BACK TO BURGUNDY
  • 6:15 PM – 7:40 PM | GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY
  • 6:30 PM – 8:05 PM | GABRIEL AND THE MOUNTAIN
  • 6:45 PM – 8:10 PM | THE GUILTY
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | CHASIN’ DA BLUES DOCUMENTARY SCREENING @ THE SYNERGY SIDEBAR
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | TRUE HEROES ARIAL TRIBUTE IN THE ATRIUM FEATURING: BAYOU CIRQUE, MAYZER THAYNE, & DAMIEN CALLAIS OF THE CAJUN NAVY
  • 7:30 PM – 9:10 PM | HEARTS BEAT LOUD
  • 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM | DEAD ON ARRIVAL
  • 8:10 PM – 11:00 PM | THE KING
  • 8:40 PM – 10:30 PM | DOUBLE LOVER
  • 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | VOICES & VISIONS GALA PARTY @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY ISAAC FOX & LILLI LEWIS
  • 9:10 PM – 11:00 PM | STREAKER
  • 10:00 PM – 11:40 PM | THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

  • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM | SAVE THE COAST (ENVIRONMENTAL PANEL)
  • 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM |LOUISIANA FILM PRIZE, 48 HOUR WINNER, & COOL COOPERATIVE SHORTS: 
    • Stag– The staff of a local grocery store gets more than just business as usual when two candy company bigwigs turn up unannounced – and turn out to be more dangerous than anticipated. Director Jonnie Stapleton
    • Candyland– After his fiance unceremoniously leaves him, a man decides to do the one thing he never got to do with her: take a swing dancing course. Director Taylor Bracewell
    • Scoundrels– Two determined con artists join forces to pull off an elaborate scheme, but a multitude of obstacles – including their unexpected feelings for each other – threaten to wreak havoc on their plans. Director Mark Blitch
    • Exit Strategy– To escape a never-ending time loop, a brilliant young man must bend time itself to save his brother from a potentially devastating fire. Director Travis Bible
    • My Father’s Son– Already thriving as one of the world’s most renowned photographers, Asher Van Zandt (played by Kyle Clements) is on the brink of becoming a new dad. Upon learning of his own father’s death, though, the truth about their long-strained relationship comes into sharp focus. Director Kyle Clements
    • Black and Blue-  An African American police officer is killed in the line of duty leaving his son angry and his father detached. Maybe the two of them can find comfort in each other. Director John Swider
    • The Melancholy Man-  The world’s saddest man meets the world’s saddest woman. Director Sam Smith
    • Zombie Gras-  With only a few hours until their Mardi Gras holiday, Trey and Pete compete for the affection of their classmate, Shayla. Little do they know that their timing is worse than horrible as a zombie apocalypse breaks out! Director Cameron Wheeles
    • Remember-  Director Hunter McGregor
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | INSIDE CASTING ADVICE (Kim Taylor & Jason Grindle from KTA Talent and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | FAMILY ANIMATED SHORTS:
    • Spark- A girl tries to find someone to spark her dull flame.  Director Aharonit Elior
    • Cat City- A cat tries to take on the burdens of adult life in the city.  Director Victoria Vincent
    • Day Off- Two blindly joyous and exuberant manchilds attempt to enjoy a day off from their policing villains job, but work keeps catching up with them.  Director Matt Kiel
    • Greenie Reenie- Greenie Reenie and Dozen check some emails. Director Anthony Oronato
    • Fox & the Whale- A curious fox embarks on a journey to find a mysterious, elusive whale.  Director Robin Joseph
    • Extinguished- In a world where flames represent love, it’s easy to get your heart burned.  Directors Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann
    • In a Heartbeat- A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.  Directors Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | GRITS N GOSPEL IN THE ATRIUM WITH ARTHUR AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY CHOIR
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | FINANCING YOUR FILM with Carol Bidault, Greg Kallenberg, Kirk Roos, and Gary Watson
  • 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM | RANCHER FARMER FISHERMAN
  • 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM | TINKER
  • 12:15 PM – 1:40 PM | PICK OF THE LITTER
  • 12:25 PM – 2:00 PM |  WHERE IS KYRA?
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM | FILMMAKERS IN COMPETITION @ LIFF 2018 (Teddy Smith (Director URBAN COUNTRY) Tom Bhramayana (Producer TINKER), Josh Freund (Director & Writer DO YOU WANT IT?) and Vincent Grashaw (Director AND THEN I GO) 
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | KIDS’ ORCHESTRA/KIDS’ CHOIR IN THE ATRIUM
  • 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM |  FROM HIP HOP TO BITCOIN – Music & Multimedia with David Lotwin
  • 1:45 PM – 3:40 PM | BENDING THE ARC
  • 2:15 PM – 3:40 PM | STEALING RODIN
  • 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM | URBAN COUNTRY
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | BETWEEN LAND AND SEA
  • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM  | PRODUCING & DEVELOPMENT (Kirk Roos, Independent Filmmaker)
  • 2:45 PM – 4:25 PM | RBG (RUTH BADER GINSBERG)
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM | SCREENWRITING A MUSICAL(Michael Berry: Director STUCK)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:40 PM | Do U WANT IT?
  • 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM | AND THEN I GO
  • 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM | DOCUMENTARY PROCESS (Tyler Q. Rosen, Whalefilm & Evan Kidd) with Special Screening of WE LIVED THE BLUES
  • 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM | OUTSIDE IN
  • 5:00 PM – 6:35 PM | DARK MERIDIAN
  • 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM  | TINKER
  • 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM | WHERE IS KYRA?
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | FINAL ACT @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: RYAN HARRIS
  • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | SOUVENIR
  • 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM  | TINKER
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | BRUSH… PRINTED FORWARD DOCUMENTARY SCREENING @ THE SYNERGY SIDEBAR WITH HARVIE LIVE OIL PAINTINGS & TJ BLACK
  • 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM  | TINKER
  • 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM | URBAN COUNTRY
  • 7:30 PM – 9:05 PM | STUCK
  • 8:25 PM – 10:05 PM | RBG (RUTH BADER GINSBERG)
  • 8:25 PM – 9:55 PM | WHERE IS KYRA?
  • 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | CURTAIN CALL GALA & AWARDS CEREMONY @ THE FILMMAKER’S LOUNGE WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: MINOS THE SAINT & BAYOU CIRQUE