2022/2023 Annual Awards: Program

Regal Cinemas LA Live

1000 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saturday, January 21st, 11am-9pm

70 films from 19 countries, 3 auditoriums

Check below the screening block, and timetable, for each film. To learn more click in the galleries.

Auditorium #12

Block 1. Kids (11.00am – 12.40pm)

Sina ma Tinirau by Vilsoni Tausie Hereniko (USA) – North America premiere

Booksmart by Côme Ferré (France)

Bright Like The Sun by Thida Nathalie (UK) – North America premiere

An Island Drifts by Vivian Ip (USA) – Los Angeles premiere

Bellyful by Alison Yardley (USA)

Fault Line by Lauren Himmelvo (USA)

Block 2. Transgressions (12.50pm -2.20pm)

Thomas by Adriano Falconi (USA) – World premiere

Infinity + 1 by Flo Demmer (Germany)

Feuerkreis by Jasper Graeve (Germany) – North America premiere

Cord of Three by Sophia Kindt (Germany) – World premiere

Impetus by Benjamin Knoebl (Austria)

Block 3. Women (2.30pm-4.05pm)

Phantom Pain by Henry James (USA) – Los Angeles premiere

The Song of the Whale by Aspa Siokou (Greece) – Los Angeles premiere

Enclosed by Yi Yang (USA) – North America premiere

I Have Dreamed Carthage by Cyril Nehmé (France) – USA premiere

Mountain by Yuwei Du (China)

Block 4. Indies (4.15pm-5.50pm)

Rorschach by Steffi West Harshberger (USA) (out of competition, qualified for the next annual awards event) World premiere

Like Cloud by Chengyang Xie (China) – World premiere

Soft Landing by Josh Ohea (USA) (out of competition, qualified for the next annual awards event)

Breathless by Wayne Yu (China) – California premiere

Mother in the Mist by Kay Niuyue Zhang (USA)

11.02.2020.MPLS by Haohao Yan (USA) – California premiere

Auditorium #13

Block 5. Thrillers (11.00am-12.35pm)

The Turn Ahead by Jessin Joy (India) – USA premiere

Familial by Catherine Schetina (USA)

The Prey by Thibault Lafargue and Romain Lafargue (France)

The Case by Patrick House (USA)

Block 6. Horror & Fantasies (12.45pm-2.10pm)

The Tongue by Jose Vicente Chavez (USA)

Spaghetti Face by Peter Raber (USA)

War Games by Donald Mertens and Foulques Couvreur (Belgium)

Fog of War by Steven Lundgren (USA)

I Miss Us by Roth Rind (USA)

Block 7. Sci-Fi (2.20pm-3.45pm)

Giselle by Emmanuel Shiu (USA)

The Last Woman by Pierre Stine (Belgium) – World premiere

Zero by Tim Hamilton (New Zealand) – Los Angeles premiere

Gary by Doug Cox (USA) – Los Angeles premiere

Callisto’s End by Nathan Schiele (USA) – California premiere

Ratavoloira by Giulio Maria Cavallini (Italy)

Void by Jonathan E Munoz (USA) – California premiere

Demiurg by Adam Nowak (Poland) – World premiere

Block 8. Dramas (3.55pm-5.50pm)

Lost by Ekin Onat (Turkey) – World premiere

Tecata by Mario Theodosio Gallegos (USA) – USA premiere

Viva by Esteban “Steven” Petersen (out of competition, qualified for the next annual awards event)

Trust by Diane Lansing (USA)

The Crossing by Tomas Simonsen (Norway) – USA premiere

Auditorium #14

Block 9. Docs & Experiments (11.00am-12.30pm)

Occurrence by Jeon Sehoon (South Korea) – World premiere

Vesak by Ina Chen (China) – North America premiere

The Glimpse of Present Moment by Nataliya Tkachuk (Ukraine) – World premiere

The Deadly Rhythm by Nils Nygårdh (Sweden)

Skin by Jesse Samos Leaman (Australia) – Los Angeles premiere

Sounds by Andrew Michael Frescas (USA) – Los Angeles premiere

Ocean Mother by Miko Lim (USA) – Los Angeles premiere

The Last Hunter by Ziling Chen (China) – California premiere

Clean Mountains by Geertjan Lassche (Netherlands) – North America premiere

Block 10. (Dark) Comedies (12.40pm-2.10pm)

Dream A Little Dream by Stefan Rollins (USA) – California premiere

Purple Case by David Sarian and Kostya Yezagelian (USA)

Call It A Front by Ricky Staffieri and Ben Fout (USA)

Lotus Land by Andy Cohen and Grover Ellisor (USA) (out of competition, qualified for the next annual awards event)

Block 11. Other Comedies (2.20pm-3.55pm)

How Did We Get Here? by Matt Frierdich and J.N. Mackey (USA)

Loves Me, Loves Me Not by Bret Koehler (USA)

The Blow Out Day by Rebecca Engen Isaksen (Norway) – USA premiere

Holy Sh!t by Jacob Meszaros (USA)

Queer Fish in God’s Waiting Room by Adrian Pasdar (USA)

Truck Fishing in America by Shelley Delaney (USA) – California premiere

The Meditater by Justin Giegerich (USA)

Block 12. Noir & Mysteries (4.05pm-5.55pm)

Banning by Tim T. Cahill (USA) (out of competition, qualified for the next annual awards event) – World premiere

The Everlast by Robert Flowers (USA)

We Are by Gregory Sankara (France) – North America premiere

Hot Take by Arthur Glover (USA)

The Deep End by Jack Fessenden (USA) – California premiere

Judas by the Sea by Wiggle Ng (China) – North America premiere

Useful information

Screening Blocks: Auditoriums #12, #13 and #14, 2nd Floor, 11am-6pm

Red Carpet Cocktail Hour: Mezzanine 1st Floor, 6pm-7pm

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony: Auditorium #13, 2nd Floor, 7pm-9pm

Check-in Point: Main Lobby

Venue general info (eat & stay): https://www.lalive.com

Access badges: all electronic passes and tickets have to be verified at the checkpoint area on the event date. All attendees will be granted the festival badges to access the auditoriums and mezzanine. There will not be tickets or passes on sale in the venue.

Dress code: Business Casual

Arrival on Regal LA Live: All attendees should arrive with PHOTO I.D. at the main lobby for check-in.
Please be sure to arrive at least half an hour prior to the screening block you will watch and/or the cocktail hour, because the check-in point can be busy.

Parking: https://www.lalive.com/visitor-center/parking

*** Drinks grab during cocktail hour: ID check for every drink ***
*** Viewer discretion is advised: there are some PG or R films as well as some which contains material that may not be suitable for all audiences. Please check the program ***

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