Movie Night: 2015 Fresno Film Festival
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on November 12, 2015
The stage is set! Our 2015 Fresno Film Festival runs this Friday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15. This year we are pleased to present a lineup of 8 programs, packed with 21 films from 21 different countries that have already created buzz and won awards wherever they’ve been.
Our festival opens with “Mustang” on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. “Mustang” has already 14 awards including the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago International Festival and the Art Cinema Award at the Hamburg Film Festival. “Mustang” is also France’s selection for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.
Saturday begins with our ¡Viva NYICFF! Short Films program at 10 a.m. These nine films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival includes 4 award winners. Saturday’s 12:15 p.m. film, “Mediterranea”, won a One Future Prize – Honorable Mention at the Munich Film Festival and earned a Special Mention at the Zurich Film Festival.
Saturday at 3:00 p.m., join us for “The Cut” which won Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award – Special Mention at the Venice Film Festival. Our 7:30 p.m. showing on Saturday is “The Wanted 18”. This unique film has won the Documentary Film Competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Founders Prize at the Traverse City Film Festival, and is Palestine’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
On Sunday, we begin at 1:30 p.m. with the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour. All of these shorts have been honored this year at Sundance, but this program can also claim more than 40 other awards and honors.
“The Russian Woodpecker” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday has already won five awards this year, including the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. We close our 2015 festival with “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.” This engrossing documentary comes from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney.