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IFF Programming - Saturday, July 23, 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew

Day 3 of our course on micro-budget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:05 am - 11:25 am: Voyager

A dystopic, deserted version of planet Earth is visited by an alien wanderer, the Myrician. Intent on finding more about the race that once inhabited this world, the Myrician enters an old museum to collect the memories held within. The participating panelist for this visual journey is Marco Staines (creator).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:25 am - 11:45 am: Routine: The Prohibition

In a dark world, devastated by lies and dominated by fear, we continue with our self-destructive routines towards extinction. Participating panelists include Sam Orti (director, producer) and Ruben Casaña (actor).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:45 am - 12:05 pm: The Credits Movie

After decades of announcing the casts and crews of countless movies, two movie credits stumble into an adventure. Participating panelists include Jeffrey Ashkin (writer/director), James Jeffrey (cinematographer), and Scott A. Jennings (sound designer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:05 pm - 12:25 pm: Prickly Jam

In a polluted city a hedgehog searches for food. Nearby, a lonely cricket chirps, hoping to find a mate. But now he finds himself on the menu. An end of days animated comedy about an amorous cricket and a starving hedgehog who wants to eat the last cricket left in the world. Participating panelist: James Cunningham (writer/director).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:25 pm - 12:35 pm: Kindled

Kindled tells the story of a Flame Sprite and a Wood Sprite, miniature faerie beings in a fantasy world. Their friendship is childlike, yet strong enough to overcome the challenges presented by the environment and by themselves, even if it means risking or sacrificing something for each other.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:35 pm - 12:50 pm: Bristled

After countless blind dates, a man swears that his next date will be the one. But could her flaw be too much for him to overcome? Bristled is a hand-drawn comedic short film that deals with the way we perceive others as well as ourselves.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:50 pm - 1:20 pm: Blue & Malone

On the eve of its demolition, Berta visits the old theater where her grandmother used to work. She finds out that it's not completely abandoned. Mortando Malone and Big Blue Cat, her old imaginary friends, are there to help her solve an impossible case: recapture her capacity to dream.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:20 pm - 1:25 pm: Streets of Fury

Max Punchface is only interested in two things – kicking and punching. His life takes a strange twist when he opens a portal to the peaceful world of Sheepland.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:25 pm - 1:30 pm: Pantyhose

Using handcrafted miniatures, filmmaker and sculptor Lydia Ricci tells the story of her move to San Francisco and how talking to strangers can completely change your day and your life.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Them

What can hold their society together when a new leader divides them? In a forgotten village, where everyone is cut from the same cloth, a new, self-proclaimed leader arrives changing the local way of life. Dividing lines are carved out as the once unified society is torn and segregated. Them is a cautionary tale of misguided ideologies, destructive leadership, and being an outsider. But most importantly, it is a film about celebrating what we have in common rather than what separates us.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Mobile Filmmaking: How To Make A Movie Using A SmartPhone

You have heard of smartphone cameras being used to shoot movies, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using your very own smartphone. Come meet with San Diego Mobile Filmmakers sharing the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a Mobile Filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? Panelists will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and how to share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:50 pm - 3:15 pm: Captain Kinesis

Sebastián is a retired superhero who lives alone in a small flat. He leads a quiet life and it's ages since he last used his superpowers, but an unexpected visit puts his world at risk and he will be forced to defend it. Participating panelists include Carles Jofre (director, Red Summer), Francisco Jiménez (producer, RedSummer), and Edith Crescenciana (US Festival Rep).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:15 pm - 3:35 pm: Clark

A man kidnaps a boy to ransom back to his parents and receives a surprise when he discovers that the boy is much more than he appears to be. Participating panelists will include Nelson Torres (writer & director), Christine Torres (producer), and Sean Cunningham (Jonathan).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:35 pm - 4:05 pm: The Bee

After years away, Sydney reluctantly returns to her hometown only to find it overrun by gang violence. Seeing no other option, she steps into her late father’s shoes as the crime-fighting hero, The Bee, but she first must overcome a haunting tragedy from her past. Participating panelists include Sam Rocco (director, The Bee, The Fall of Casey Jones, The Vampire Machine), Khari Johnson (producer, The Bee, The Vampire Machine), Matt Michienzie (producer, The Bee, The Fall of Casey Jones), Michael J. Karr (writer, The Bee, Mr. This For That), and Katie MaePeters (Sydney/producer, The Bee, The Fall of Casey Jones, The Vampire Machine).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:05 pm - 4:25 pm: Bennett's 5th Realm

Michael Bennett is a prolific illustrator and world creator. Dive into the creative mind and process of an artist who draws three to four genre-inspired panels daily, bringing to life his very own cinematic universe - The 5th Realm. Participating panelists include Michael Bennett and Georg Kallert (director, Off the Beaten Path).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:25 pm - 4:50 pm: The Fox Creek Carver

It has been thirty years since the last known murder by the Fox Creek Carver. Over time the killer has become a local legend. Four local college students go deep into the woods to conduct a research project on the infamous, gruesome deaths, but soon realize that the spree of the Fox Creek Carver never ended. Participating panelists include Nathan Westenhaver (director), Jacob Maturen (editor, Unwritten), and DevinFeheley (actor, Mood).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:50 pm - 5:25 pm: Ghost in the Gun

A man left for dead encounters a possessed gun and transforms into a gunslinger bent on avenging his wife’s murder, but unbeknownst to him, the gun has a vendetta of its own. Participating panelists include Andrew Chen (writer/director), Rena Yamamoto (producer, editor), and Tony Jonick (producer).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


5:25 pm - 5:50 pm: Duérmete Niño

A religious mother of newborn twins is constantly awakened by the disturbing sound of her crying babies. Using a radio monitor to check on them at night, she encounters a series of unsettling events that might jeopardize even her own beliefs. Participating panelists include Freddy Chávez Olmos (director, Two Sentence Horror Stories) and Victor Osuna Palomino (writer, Las Reglas de la Ruina).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


5:50 pm - 6:05 pm: Sleep

A man stumbles upon a music box that does more than just conjure up a good tune. Participating Panelists include Matthew Renoir (The Ascent), Andy Wright (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Aaron Therol (10 Things I Hate About You).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:05 pm - 6:30 pm: One in Two People

Emily is surrounded by her friends as she reveals her dark secret. Participating panelists include Ali Mashayekhi (creator, producer & director) and Adam Tsekhman (actor, DC's Legends of Tomorrow).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Conspiracy Cruise

First the Macarena, then MKULTRA: The partly real story of a cruise ship vacation for conspiracy theorists that takes a turn for the surreal when their most outlandish theories come true on board. Starring Henry Zebrowski (Last Podcast on the Left & Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell). Participating panelists include director Brad Abrahams (Love and Saucers) and producer Matt Ralston (Love and Saucers).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Bringing Films to Life: Building Professional and Fan-made Props

Chris Ting (engineer), Zachary Spencer (engineer), Amanda Negron (professional costume artist and prop builder), Thomas Negron (prop builder), and Alexa Paul (costume designer and prop builder), discuss building professional and fan-made props with a variety of materials and resources. Panelists will bring actual-constructed props for demonstration. Q&A session moderated by Jeanie Croshaw (panel director). Room:
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Lekaime

A short film set in the '40s after Hitler's visit to Franco in Hendaye. A fantastic terror film surrounded by occultism, black magic, and controversy.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Pure Gold

In the grip of a famine, a farmer must provide for his starving family, however, his desperation is exploited by a mischievous being that tempts him with something precious. Participating panelist includes Rik Gordon (writer/director)
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


9:00 pm - 9:25 pm: Exit Therapy

After her untimely death, a woman attempts to find closure by haunting the man responsible for her demise. Participating panelists include Natalie Masciale (director) and Alayna Heim (writer and creator).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


9:25 pm - 9:30 pm: There's Something In the Lake

After the disappearance of their dog, a 12-year-old girl and her little brother set out on a nighttime search, completely unaware they are being watched.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


9:30 pm - 9:50 pm: The Reflection

Vika, a young social worker finds a mirror that reflects what will happen to you soon. Will Vika be able to change what the mysterious artifact showed her?
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina



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