Our Story – Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival, an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, features more than 75 films, nightly events and entertainment. From Charlie Chaplin to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspiration. Clear blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for unparalleled premieres, yacht and mansion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer— just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. 

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ilms are screened at multiple venues around the island, including the iconic, art deco, 1,200-seat Avalon Theatre— the world’s first sound theatre. Catalina Film Festival is a competitive festival with awards in up to 10 categories, including the prestigious Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation “Great Communicator” Award, Charlie Chaplin ICON Award, Stanley Kramer “Social Artist” Award, and the ISLA Earth Award; an honor presented by the Festival’s beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy.

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or more information, visit www.CatalinaFF.org or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/CatalinaFilm or Facebook:www.facebook.com/CatalinaFilm. The 2014 Catalina Film & TV Summit and Festival run September 24-28, with special celebrity and industry guests!

Passes & Tickets

 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS

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 Please go to the CFF Schedule below to find the amazing films you want to see and parties you want to go to!

 

 

FILMMAKERS SUMMIT!

CLICK HERE FOR THE CATALINA FILM & TV SUMMIT TICKETS

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Please go to the CFTVS Schedule below to attend the amazing panels, networking events, and industry mixers!

 

 

Box Office Hours & Locations

Box Office Hours & Venue Locations

 

The Festival Lounge is located at the Hotel Metropole Conference Room (CFF Headquarters)

 

 Box Office Hours Below

 

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014  Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014  Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014  Sunday, Sept 28, 2014
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CFF Venue Locations

 

Avalon Theatre A.C.C. Theater Beach House CFF Festival Lounge Lancer Auditorium Overlook Theater
 1 Casino Way  236 Metropole Ave.  205 Crescent Ave.  205 Crescent Ave.  200 Falls Canyon Rd.  209 East Whittley
 Avalon, CA 90704  Avalon, CA 90704  Avalon, CA 90704  Avalon, CA 90704  Avalon, CA 90704  Avalon, CA 90704

Film & Filmmaker Info

FEATURE FILM

SHORT FILM

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HORROR FILM

CONSERVATION FILM

AWAKE


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DOCUMENTARY FILM

STUDENT FILM

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ANIMATION FILM

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2014 CFF Schedule

Event Schedule

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CFF PARTY

CATALINA FILM & TV SUMMIT

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CATALINA FILM & TV SUMMIT

10am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – Registration & Welcome

12pm-2pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “How Creatives Keep a Pulse on the Business” Panel

215pm-4pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film Finance: Funding That Makes Cents” Panel

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL

4pm-530pm: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – Cocktail Party

6pm-8pm: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - LOVE KILLS SHORTS BLOCK: 1-DEAR NITA, 2-OH! MY PRINCESS, 3-THE DIVIDE, 4-CRAZY FOR YOU, 5-PRIZED, 6-DRINK

6pm-8pm: @ACC Theater mappin01 - MAKE IT HAPPEN SHORTS BLOCK: 1-BULLETPROOF, 2-PLAYER OF THE GAME, 3-SOME THINGS MEANS SOMETHING, 4-MARINA’S OCEAN

8pm-10pm: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - 1-THE GHOST PEPPER EATING CONTEST OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, 2-THE DRAMATICS

8pm-10pm: @ACC Theater mappin01 – 1-FINAL FLIGHT, 2-LOVE ME

10pm-12am: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – After Party

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CATALINA FILM & TV SUMMIT

1030am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film Budgets: Strategies to Increase Profitability” Panel

1230pm-2pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “How to Write a Script That Greenlights a Film One-On-One” Interview with George Gallo

230pm-415pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film & TV Sales Acquisition & Distribution: “The Ingredients for Success” Panel

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL

4pm-530pm: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – JASON RITTER – CREST AWARD Presentation and Cocktail Reception

6pm-8pm: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - THERE’S ALWAYS A WAY SHORTS BLOCK: 1-EXPOSURE, 2- BINGO NIGHT!, 3-I KNOW YOU, 4-FUTURE PHONE, 5-WATER DOGS, 6- STEFANO FORMAGGIO

6pm-8pm: @ACC Theater mappin01 - ANIMATION: 1-RABBIT & DEER, 2-LE GOUFFRE, 3-ZWEIBETTZIMMER, 4-DANNY & THE WILD BUNCH, 5-CHASING PARADISE, 6-BIRD DOGGIN’!, 7-THE GALLANT CAPTAIN, 8-TODAY’S HEADLINE, 9-DOGONAUTS: ENEMY LINE, 10-BAKERMAN & THE BUNNYMEN, 10-STICKY

8pm-10pm: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - 1-MODERN LOVE, 2-BAR AMERICA

8pm-10pm: @ACC Theater mappin01 – 1-CATALINA ISLAND, 2-DIVIDE IN CONCORD

10pm-12am: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – “Bar America” After Party

 

Friday, September 26, 2014

CATALINA FILM & TV SUMMIT

10am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – Pitch Panel

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL

10am-12pm: The Overlook mappin01 – CONSERVATION: 1-A DIFFERENT KIND OF FARM, 2- A SIEGE OF SALT AND SAND

12pm-2pm: The Overlook mappin01CONSERVATION: 1-THE FORGIVING EARTH: VOICES FROM DETROIT’S URBAN FARMS, 2-URBAN FRUIT

130pm-4pm: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – HORSESHOE BEND VINEYARDS CATALINA WINE MIXER

3pm-5pm: The Overlook mappin01 – CATALINA ISLAND FOUNDATION PRESENTS LOCAL AUTHORS DISCUSSION

530pm-615pm: Avalon Casino Theatre mappin01 – RED CARPET

630pm-10pm: Avalon Casino Theatre mappin01 – 26 MILES-BRUCE BELAND 60TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE & OPENING NIGHT FILM “LEFT BEHIND”

10Ppm-12am: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – LEFT BEHIND OPENING NIGHT GALA

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL

9AM-11AM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - 1-NEEDS TALKING, 2-TRU LOVE

9AM-11AM: @ACC Theater mappin01 – 1-THE CURSE AND THE SYMPHONY, 2-BREAKING THE TABOO

9AM-11AM: The Overlook mappin01 STAND YOUR GROUND SHORTS BLOCK: 1-DIEGO, 2-MACHSOM, 3-GLI ZII [THE UNCLES], 4-JONESTOWN, 5-FATED NIGHT

 

11AM-1PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - UNDER THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN

11AM-1PM: @ACC Theater mappin01STUDENT BLOCK: 1-DEAD FISH FROM BERLIN, 2-RIGHT SIDE UP, 3-RED RIDER, 4-THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, 5-SILENT, 6-ZUGZWANG, 7-MONEY BOX, 8-WORDS CAN’T DESCRIBE

11AM-1PM: The Overlook mappin011-BATH-AN AMERICAN URBAN LEGEND, 2-SAND CASTLES

 

1PM-3PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - BOILING POT

1PM-3PM: @ACC Theater mappin01 – 1-A MAN ON THE EDGE, 2-A MAN CALLED GOD

1PM-3PM: The Overlook mappin01LIFE’S LESSONS SHORTS BLOCK: 1-FUN CITY, 2-DAVID SEDARIS’S THE LEARNING CURVE, 3-MEDIATION, 4-CATCHING FIREFLIES, 5-SECOND KISS, 6-HOME SWEET HOME

 

3PM-5PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - 1-PENANCE, 2-WHITE RABBIT

3PM-5PM: @ACC Theater mappin01 - BITTER-SWEET EMOTIONS SHORTS BLOCK: 1-WAKING MARSHAL WALKER, 2-GRACE OF A STRANGER, 3-REMEMBERING THE FALLEN, 4-WHAT IF, 5-BENEATH EXISTENCE, 6-DESTROYER, 7-THE ROUTINE

3PM-5PM: The Overlook mappin01CRAVEN’S HORROR CORNER: 1-AWAKE, 2-CAROLINA PARAKEET, 3-DRUDGE, 4-THIRTEEN, 5-TRATO PREFERENT [TREAMENT PREFERENTIAL], 6-THE IMOM, 7-TICE

 

12pm-4pm: @ WRIGLEY STAGE- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON WRIGLEY STAGE

530pm-615pm: Avalon Casino Theatre mappin01 – RED CARPET

630pm-10pm: Avalon Casino Theatre mappin01 – AWARDS PRESENTATION AND SATURDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT OF “RUDDERLESS”

10pm-12am: @Metropole Beach House mappin01 – AWARDS GALA

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL

10AM-12PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 2014 CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL WINNING FILMS

1230PM-230PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - 2014 CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL WINNING FILMS

3PM-5PM: @Lancer Auditorium mappin01 - CLOSING NIGHT FILM “MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN”

5PM-7PM: @Festival Lounge mappin01 – WRAP PARTY

Industry Tributes

Nicolas Cage

Charlie Chaplin ICON Award Recipient

Friday, Sept 26th

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Nicolas Cage is a talented and iconic actor whose memorable performance in Leaving Las Vegas, directed by Mike Figgis, earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and many other Best Actor awards. Displaying skill in front of the camera as well as behind it, Cage made his film directorial debut in 2002 with Sonny.

Recognized for his altruistic spirit, Cage was appointed as a UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice for the United Nations in 2009, and later became a Luminary for Amnesty International.

Cage can be seen in the upcoming films Left Behind, Outcast, The Dying of the Light, and The Runner. His other credits include Birdy, Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Con Air, National Treasure, Face Off, Adaptation, and Honeymoon in Vegas.

It is an honor for the Catalina Film Festival to give Mr. Cage our Charlie Chaplin ICON Award on the Centennial Celebration of Mr. Chaplin’s acting career as well as the advent of his iconic character “Tramp”.  The festival will be screening the 100 year old film Kid Auto Races At Venice (the very first appearance of the “Tramp”) directly before the honor is bestowed.

 

Roman Coppola

Vanguard Award Recipient

Saturday, Sept 27th

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Roman Coppola grew up in the world of filmmaking and has developed his directing skills by working in multiple capacities. He began his directing career with visual effects and 2nd unit direction of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which garnered a BAFTA Award nomination for Visual Effects.

His first feature film, C.Q., premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His second feature, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, premiered at The Rome Film Festival. Roman was a producer and co-writer for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and co-wrote with Wes the screenplay for Wes’ film, Moonrise Kingdom, for which they were nominated for an Academy Award.

Roman’s credits include 2nd Unit Direction for Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette, and The Life Aquatic and Special Photography Unit for Wes Anderson’s film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

 

Andy Garcia

Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award Recipient

Saturday, Sept 27th

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Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1956, Andy García moved to Miami with his family as a child. After college, García turned to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting. In 1983, he made his film debut in Blue Skies Again. His big break came in 1987 after landing the role of George Stone in Robert De Palma’s The Untouchables. He went on to appear in numerous successful Hollywood films, including Internal Affairs, The Lost City, When A Man Loves A Woman, Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels.

García is praised for gaining a place amongst Hollywood’s stars with these iconic characters while remaining true to his family roots and personal projects. In 1994 García made his directorial debut with the music documentary Cachao…Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos, which received high praise from critics worldwide. His role in The Godfather Part III gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and has been nominated for multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and other awards. His prowess as an actor, producer, and director over the years earned him worldwide recognition and international acclaim.

 

William H. Macy

Kramer Award Recipient

Saturday, Sept 27th

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William H. Macy is an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, an Emmy and SAG Award winning actor, and a writer in theater, film and television. He currently stars in the Showtime series “Shameless.”

In addition, Macy is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company and his film credits include Seabiscuit, The Cooler, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Wild Hogs.

In 2013, William H. Macy made his feature directorial debut with Rudderless, which was the closing film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Paramount/Goldwyn in October 2014.

 

Jason Ritter

Crest Award Recipient

Thursday, Sept 25th

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Jason Ritter is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Ritter can currently be seen in the Jesse Zwick directed film About Alex. He will next been seen in the feature film Hits, by David Cross and Seven Minutes, directed by Jay Martin. He recently appeared in I Am I, directed by Jocelyn Towne and There’s Always Woodstock, directed by Rita Merson. Ritter starred on NBC’s critically acclaimed Parenthood as Lauren Graham’s love interest.

Ritter’s other film credits include: Wild Canaries, Good Dick, The Education of Charlie Banks, Our Very Own, Happy Endings, Mumford, and Raise Your Voice. Other television credits include series regular roles on The Event, The Class and Joan of Arcadia. Ritter starred as the title character in the Lincoln Center production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, directed by Daniel Sullivan. His additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of Tom Donaghy’s The Beginning of August and the role of ‘Tim’ in the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s play The Distance from Here at London’s Almeida Theatre, directed by David Leveaux.

SPECIAL 60th Anniversary “26 Miles” Tribute

Bruce Belland

Santa Catalina Island’s

“Ambassador to the World” Recipient

City of Avalon’s Mayoral Proclamation

Friday, Sept 26th

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Bruce Belland co-founded the Four Preps at Hollywood High in 1954 and has fronted the group ever since. He co-wrote “26 Miles” and all the other Preps’ hits as well as songs for Willie Nelson, Johnny Mathis, Roy Clark, T.G. Shepherd, Sammy Davis, Lena Horne, Donny Osmond, Della Reese, Herman’s Hermits, The Mouseketeers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and special material for numerous comedy greats as well as feature films, TV screenplays and theatrical productions including two on Broadway.
He’s a three time Emmy nominee and has done voices for “Happy Days”, “Terms of Endearment” and animated features including Disney’s “Jungle Book”. As Co-Author of the Official Anthem of the Bi-centennial of the U.S. Constitution, he was awarded the Freedom Foundation’s Presidential Medal of the Arts and cited in the Congressional Record.

Catalina Film & TV Summit

An Annual Event To Get Industry Educated While Projects Are Seen, Acquired and Distribute!

 

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For more information: Gena@CatalinaFF.org or Karyl@CatalinaFF.org

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – Registration & Welcome

 

12pm-2pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “How Creatives Keep a Pulse on the Business” Panel

Panelists:

Victoria_BurrowsVictoria Burrows -Casting Director (Lord of The Rings, Flight, Cast Away, The Hobbit, King Kong)
CHARLSSHYERCharles Shyer -Writer/Director/Producer (Alfie, Baby Boom, Parenthood, Father of the Bride I & II)

Aleksa+Palladino+Iceman+Screening+NYC+2+Zem3O0leuYRlAleksa Palladino -Actor (Boardwalk Empire)

GEOFFPILKGeoff Pilkington -Actor (Formerly with CAA)

Moderated By:
kinniJessica Kinni -Host/Journalist

215pm-4pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film Finance: Funding That Makes Cents” Panel

Panelist:
BRAXTONPOPEBraxton Pope -Producer Lionsgate (The Trust, Shrink)

Moderated By:

GenaVazquez (2)Gena Vazquez-Founder of Legacy Entertainment Partners

Thursday, September 25, 2014

1030am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film Budgets: Strategies to Increase Profitability” Panel

Panelists:

KYLE CLARKKyle A. Clark -TV Line Producer/Producer (Whitney Houston Story – Liz & Dick)

sethwilliamSeth William Meier -Line Producer/Producer (Maid in Manhattan & G.I. Joe Retaliation)

LISAWONFLina Wong -Producer (TalhotBlond, Craiglist Killer & The Bling Ring)

Moderated By:

ROBERT BROWNRobert Brown -Producer/Production Manager (Return of The Jedi, Howard the Duck & Indiana Jones)

 

1230pm-2pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “How to Write a Script That Greenlights a Film One-On-One” Interview with George Gallo

Panelists:
GEORGEGALLOGeorge Gallo -Screenwriter/Director (Midnight Run, Bad Boys I & II & Middle Men)

Moderated By:
ddea93c6a0a3ce551c3fcba57c1484f6_400x400Geoff Boucher -Journalist, author and master of excessive moderation (on stage).

230pm-415pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – “Film & TV Sales Acquisition & Distribution: “The Ingredients for Success” Panel

Panelists:
SEBASTIANSabastian Twardosz- (Circus Road Films – Partner)
RHONDATALBOTRhonda Talbot- (Boss Films – Owner, Former Canal & Acquisitions Executive)

MAXSILVERMANMax Silver- (Seed & Spark)
headshot-keenanWill Keenan- (President – Endemol Beyond USA)

Moderated By:

GenaVazquez (2)Gena Vazquez-Founder of Legacy Entertainment Partners

 

Friday, September 26, 2014

10am-12pm: @M Restaurant mappin01 – Pitch Panel

Panelists:
10269438_10152072748742791_1648765666387081275_nDena Hysell -Producer/Director (A Little Help & Home Run Showdown)
ChrisCharalambousPhotoBWChris Charalambous -Entertainment Executive (Formerly of MGM & Irish Dream Team)
marcus2Adam Marcus -Director/Writer (Texas Chainsaw 3D, Jason Goes To Hell, & Momentum)
28031241151Paula Brancato -Northwestern Mutual, Entertainment Financier / Financial Advisor

Moderated By:
1340373447-132192021060227Matt Atchity- (Editor & Chief of Rotten Tomatoes)

 

For more information: Gena@CatalinaFF.org or Karyl@CatalinaFF.org

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