The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) officially announced their complete 2013 Festival program at press conference this week at Selby Gardens in Sarasota. The SFF, one of the largest regional film festivals in the United States, will feature over 222 films between April 5 and April 14.
Leading the festival’s program are the SFF’s Competitions, highlighted by Tom Gilroy’s THE COLD LANDS, Jeremy Xido’s DEATH METAL ANGOLA, Nathan Silver’s SOFT IN THE HEAD, C&Y’s THE OXBOW CURE, Gregory Collins’ A SONG STILL INSIDE among a group of twenty-four films vying for top festival honors.
The Festival also announced the awarding of the 2013 Terry Porter Visionary Award to Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS. The award, named in honor of longtime festival friend Terry Porter, is presented for the third consecutive year in partnership with the Huisking Foundation. Previous winners include V/H/S (2012) and Todd Rohal’s THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM (2011).
As previously announced, the 2013 opens on April 5th with Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s BLACKFISH, while Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA is the festival’s Closing Night film. James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW and Barbara Kopple’s RUNNING FROM CRAZY are the Centerpiece Films, with Carols Puga’s BURMA, Justin Schwarz’s THE DISCOVERERS and the World Premiere of Will Slocombe’s PASADENA are the SFF’s Spotlight Films.
The SFF’s Box Office opens Friday, March 15th at 11:00 AM at the Regal Hollywood 20, 1993 Main St. in Sarasota, FL and online at sarasotafilmfestival.com.
For the complete film schedule, ticketing information and more about the festival, visit http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
THE COLD LANDS, directed by Tom Gilroy (North American Premiere)
CONCUSSION, directed by Stacie Passon
THE HUNT, directed by Thomas Vinterberg
I USED TO BE DARKER, directed by Matthew Porterfield
IT FELT LIKE LOVE, directed by Eliza Hittman
LAURENCE ANYWAYS, directed by Xavier Dolan
POST TENEBRAS LUX, directed by Carlos Reygadas
SOMETHING IN THE AIR, directed by Olivier Assayas
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
AFTER TILLER, directed by Lana Wilson and Martha Shane
CITIZEN KOCH directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
CUTIE AND THE BOXER, directed by Zachary Heinzerling
DEATH METAL ANGOLA, directed by Jeremy Xido (North American Premiere)
SURVIVAL PRAYER, directed by Benjamin Greené
TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, directed by Morgan Neville
WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS, directed by AJ Schnack, David Wilson
WITHOUT SHEPHERDS, directed by Cary McClelland, Imran Babur
INDEPENDENT VISIONS COMPETITION
THE DIRTIES, directed by Matthew Johnson
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge
NOR'EASTER, directed by Andrew Brotzman
THE OXBOW CURE, directed by Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas (World Premiere)
SOFT IN THE HEAD, directed by Nathan Silver (World Premiere)
A SONG STILL INSIDE, directed by Gregory Collins (World Premiere)
THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan
TOWHEADS, directed by Shannon Plumb
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased to once again welcome our national and international guests to The Sarasota Film Festival,” said SFF Executive Board President Mark Famiglio. “The success of our festival is built upon our work within our community, and we believe this year’s lineup is testament to the power of film to connect with our many partnering organizations.”
“Sarasota audiences appreciate diversity and choice, and we have worked hard to create a program that reflects their sophistication,” said SFF Director Tom Hall. “We look forward to once again hosting over one hundred film artists here in Sarasota, artists whose work we hope will inspire our community.”
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