2016 Festival Schedules

Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival 2016 – Film Schedule

A complete listing of movies and show times are available.

All Showtimes below will be Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., Tonawanda, NY 14150, unless otherwise specified.


2016 program of events


Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival 2016 – Film Schedule

WEDNESDAY – April 13th, 2016

ANIMATION PANELAnimating on a Budget – 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Informative presentation and Q&A session on various methods and equipment that can help artist create animation with little to no funds or resources.

Screen One

4:30 pm – The Shattered Mind (F, 85m)
6:30 pm – Awakening in Taos (Doc, 70m)
8:00 pm – Dirty Beautiful (F, 95m)
9:45 pm – EKAJ (F, 81m)


Screen Two

4:00 pm – Death on a Rock (F, 82m)
6:00 pm – Time Rojak (F, 62m)
                 Betrayal (F, 61m)
8:00 pm – Mud And Glory (F, 89m)
10:00 pm – Kollwein’s Day of Truth (F,89m)


Screen Three

4:30 pm – Land of Smiles (F, 95m)
6:30 pm – Benjamin Troubles (F, 95m)
8:30 pm – Prescient (F, 81m)
10:00 pm – Interwoven (F, 88m) 

Thursday – April 14th, 2016

ANIMATION PANEL – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Upping Your Art Game

Regardless of your current situation, you could do better. Join this fact driven open discussion on what can be done to improve your current art game!

Breaking into Animation

The animation industry is a competitive field with an expansive range of opportunities. Discover unique ways to get your foot in the door from some of the industry’s most clever professionals.

FILM PANEL – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cold calling / cold meetings w/ major actors, producers, & companies
Successful pitches include: UFC president Dana White, Mark Wahlberg, Chairman of Viacom Doug Herzog, Michael Vick, Todd MacFarlane, Neal Moritz
Effectively integrating Companies & Brands into film, tv, & digital content. TapouT, GM, Ford trucks, Wilson Football, Microsoft Band

Screen One

02:00pm – Beverly – (sh, 25m)
                 All the Colors of Night (F, 70m)
04:00pm – Suspendu (sh, 15m)
               – The Most Beautiful Thing in the World (F, 89m)
06:00pm – Shorts Block “A”
                 Contingency (11m)
                 Ante Mortem (5m)
                 Good Morning (10m)
                 Love Comes Later (10m)
                 Zero M2 (18m)
                 To the Top (17m)
                  Bluey (15m)
                 The Runner (6m)
08:00pm – Views From Within (sh, 3m)
                  Jokes on You (sh, 7mins)
                  The life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man (F, 85m)
10:00pm – Shoreline (sh, 11m)
                  Half brothers (F, 97m)


Screen Two

01:00pm – India’s Daughter (Doc, 63m)
               – The Sum Total of Our Memory Facing Alzheimer’s Together (Doc, 57m)
03:30pm – Broke (F, 96m)
05:30pm – Bejing Blues (sh, 8m)
                  Benjamin Troubles (F, 95m)
07:30pm – Game Changers
09:30pm – Despite the Falling Snow (F, 113m)

 


Screen Three

06:00pm – After the Rain (F, 88m)
08:00pm – Oracle (sh, 15m)
                  On the Level (F, 83m)
10:00pm – Immunity (sh, 20m)
                 The Woodsman (F, 90m)

FRIDAY – April 15th, 2016

ANIMATION WORKSHOP – 12n12 Animation Challenge (Day 1) – 10:00 am – 10:00pm 
Come knowing nothing, but leave having created an awesome animation! The 12n12 Animation brings together artist of all disciplines to create one animated short for a local organization in 24 hours. Inspired by Scott McCloud’s 24-Hour Comic, My Animation Life’s 24-hour challenge splits the workload over 2 days. Artists go through the entire animation pipeline with industry professionals, and must produce 15 seconds of animation each day using techniques and messaging defined by a client.

Distribution Panel – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
In broad strokes, because most filmmakers have been burned by distribution, we will dispel a lot of myths or misconceptions that many hold about distribution.

1. How distribution really works these days vs what most people have heard, thought or imagine. The Studio model vs. Four-walling vs. Self-Distribution.
2. The pros/cons to a theatrical release vs. a straight to VOD release.
3. Film festivals – do they help?
4. What happens when a filmmaker has no money left over for any marketing but wants distribution.
5. How the “marketing fees” that distributors charge are often not used for marketing.
6. The realistic options for an indie film in the current marketplace with a unknown cast and director.

 

Screen One

02:00pm – No End (sh, 6m)
                 Driving While Black (F, 94m)
04:00pm – Shorts Block “B”
                  Picnic (sh, 13m)
                 The Sun is Rising (MV, 6m)
                 Promise Me (sh, 8m)
                 Peter and Jane Know Some of the Same People (sh, 11m)
                 Night is Meant for Sleeping (sh, 29m)
                 Silent Hall of Fame Documentary (sh, 25m)
06:00pm – Shorts Block “C”
Burned (sh, 17m)
                 Iroquois Creation Story (sh, 17m)
                  in Everyone’s Eyes (MV, 7m)
                 Zero (sh, 29m)
                 Muscle (sh, 14m)
08:00pm – Last night (sh, 14m)
                  Love Meet Hope (F, 90m)
10:00pm – Love? Lust? Life? (sh, 22m)
                  In the Dark (F, 81m)

Screen Two

3:00 pm – The Duel of Wine (el duelo del Vino) (F, 92m)
5:00 pm – Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer (Doc, 90m)
7:00 pm – Time Simply Passes (Doc, 54m)
                 Its Always About the Story: Conversations with Alan Ladd Jr. (Doc, 50m)
9:30 pm – Mad Dog Time (F. 93m)
                 (Special 20th Year Reunion Presentation & Q&A with writer/director Larry Bishop)

 

Screen Three

2:00pm – Stand Off (F, 91m)
4:00 pm – Intersection (F, 80m)
6:00 pm – The Mayo Conspiracy (F, 72m)
8:00 pm – The Origins of Wit & Humor (F, 92m)
10:00 pm – Savior (F, 126m)

Saturday – April 16th 2016

Screen One

10:00 am – Shorts Block “D”
                   Ouroboros (16m)
                   Annulment (21m)
                   The Watchers (17m)
                   Sorry for your Loss (18m)
                   Yin & Yang (19m)
12:00 pm – Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story (Doc, 112m)
2:00 pm – Burned (17m)
– Arise Sweet Sara (F, 89)
4:00 pm – Shorts Block “E”
                 Sound of Tears (15m)
                 Freedom Lost (11m)
                 Mothers Day (7m)
                 Traces of Memory (15m)
                 Mousse (42m)
6:00 pm – Sammy (sh, 6m)
                 Counter Clockwise (F, 92m)
8:00 pm – Shorts Block “F”
                 Oh Crappy Day (18m)
                 Loyal to the Game (37m)
                 Ron Taylor: Dr: Baseball (17m)
                 Par Avion (3m)
                 Jack is Pretty (27m)
9:45 pm – The Rize & Fall of Tephlon Ent (Doc, 150m)

 Screen Two
1:00 pm – Parkman (sh, 14m)
              – The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (F, 80m)
5:00 pm – Pet (sh, 11m)
              – Winters Dream (F, 107m)
7:00 pm – Cold Nights Hot Salsa (Doc, 60m)

 


 

Screen Three

10:00am – Shorts Block “G”
                 Hope (5m)
                 Goodbye Ohio (15m)
                 Hyde (1m)
                 The Mobile Stripper (15m)
                 Vasu (27m)
                 Margaret (13m)
12:00pm – A Grim Becoming (F, 112m)
02:15pm – Sleep Walkers (F, 105m)
04:15pm – #3c (sh, 16m)
                 Soul Breaker (sh, 24m)
                  Lamentos (F, 73m)
05:45pm – Shorts Block “H”
                 The Skin (10m)
                 K7 (21m)
                 Mindflip (20m)
                 Therefore I Am (9m)
                 The Dweller on the Threshold (15m)
                 The Eve (20m)
                 She Loves Me (12m)
08:15pm – Guess Who’s Not Coming to Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner? (sh, 11m)
                  Mania (F, 88m)
10:15pm – Deadline (sh, 9m)
                  Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster (F, 98m)

Sunday – April 17th, 2016

ANIMATION PANEL – Animating for American Television – 12:00 – 2:00pm
Find out what it’s really like to work in the US animation industry from professionals who have made a living working in it.

Screen One

12:00pm – The Chosen One (F, 123m)
02:15 pm – King, Queens and In-Betweens (F, 88m)

 

Screen Two

01:30pm – A Cows Tale: The Laura Secord Story (sh, 18m)
               – Kandahar Journal (Doc, 76m)
03:30pm – Beyond Glory (Doc, 80m) (Q&A to follow with legendary actor and special                   guest Stephen Lang)
05:30pm – Kaziah the Goat Woman (Doc, 27m)

 


Screen Three

12:00pm – Jackie Boy (sh, 21m)
                  The Last Case of August T. Harrison (F, 67m)
01:30pm – The Closer (F, 95m)

Fallen Soldier’s Event & Ceremonial Films – Begins @ 1:30 pm
Film Awards Ceremony & Special Accreditations will overlap with Fallen Soldier’s event but actual Film Awards will not be given out until approximately 5:30-6:00pm