Sedona Film Festival presents new independent films at its
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 31, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of The Oscar Shorts Programs 2013 and “Please Subscribe” (in a one-night only special presentation) at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
One night only — Tuesday, Feb. 5
The Sedona Film Festival and Mary D. Fisher Theatre join cinemas across the country in a one-night, one-show only special presentation of a new, timely documentary “Please Subscribe” on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m.
“Please Subscribe” is a documentary that explains the phenomenon of some of the most influential and unique content creators raising the bar on Youtube and for online media in general. Through a series of intimate narrative vignettes, the film explores the different journeys taken by some of the medium’s top creators to get where they are today.
The film focuses on one main question that is “What makes a YouTuber?” Ask anyone in the community and they will each provide a different answer. No one thing makes a YouTuber, but rather it’s the journey these creators have taken to pave their own unique path.
YouTube is the third most trafficked site on the internet. Each month over 800 million people log on to watch over 3 billion hours of video. Every single minute, 72 new hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. In January 2012, Deloitte published that 9% of cable customers cancelled their service the previous year, and another 11% were considering cancelling. The way people watch entertainment is changing, and it’s opening up a new world of opportunities with new names and faces.
THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013
Live Action and Animation • Feb. 6-8
For the first time ever, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast at the end of February. The Sedona Film Festival is proud to present both the Live Action Short Film nominees and the Animated Short Film nominees. (Short documentaries will be offered the following week.)
The Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts program will include:
Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ (USA/English) – Maggie Simpson attends the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she finds a caterpillar and faces off against her nemesis.
Adam & Dog (USA/non-dialogue) – A playful dog exploring the newly created world comes upon the first man.
Fresh Guacamole (USA/English) – An unseen cook uses a series of unusual ingredients to prepare a bowl of guacamole.
Head Over Heels (UK/English) – The emotional distance between a long-married husband and wife has resulted in an unusual living arrangement.
Paperman (USA/English) – A young man working in an office tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street.
Plus other award-winning Animated shorts and shortlisted Oscar films.
The Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts program will include:
Death of a Shadow (France and Belgium/Dutch) – A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves.
Henry (Canada/English) – Henry, an elderly concert pianist, undergoes a series of confusing experiences as he searches for his wife.
Curfew (USA/English) – A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece.
Buzkashi Boys (Afghanistan/Persian) – Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith’s son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match.
Asad (South Africa/Somali) – A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman.
The Oscar Animated Shorts program will show Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The Oscar Live Action Shorts program will show Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8 at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.