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Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #33: Carlos Puga's 'Burma' Is, In a Way, 15 Years in the Making

Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #33: Carlos Puga's 'Burma' Is, In a Way, 15 Years in the Making
First time filmmaker Carlos Puga, formerly a documentarian for MTV's "True Life," had known for awhile that he wanted to make narrative films. When his short "Satan Since 2003" experienced success at Sundance, he finally set out to make his first feature, and in doing so landed a great cast including Christopher Abbott ("Girls") and Gaby Hoffman ("Crystal Fairy"). What it's about: "Burma" is the story of a sibling reunion that is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected and unwelcome guest. Tell Us About Yourself: I was born in Chile and raised in Miami, Fl. After high school I moved to New York and attended The Stern School of Business at Nyu, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Interesting stuff, but not really the career path I was planning on. During the college years I also studied directing and acting at various studios around the city.
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Lesbian Romance, Teen Pregnancy, Hallucinogenic Sci-Fier, Killer Dad: AFI Fest 2011

Liv Mjönes, Ruth Vega Fernandez, With Every Heartbeat Breakthrough Selections Expecting: In Chile, a young girl and her boyfriend wait for a black-market drug to take effect in this tense and insightful examination of teen pregnancy. Dir/Scr Francisca Fuenzalida. Chile. U.S. Premiere. Light Of Mine: Rapidly going blind, photographer Owen and his wife Laura take a life-changing trip to Yellowstone National Park where they experience a beauty that rivals their tragedy. Dir Brett Eichenberger. Scr Jill Remensnyder. USA. Three And A Half: Three women risk everything and travel to the northwest Iranian border in hopes of escaping prison and reuniting with their comrades. Dir/Scr Naghi Nemati. Cast Samaneh Vafaiezadeh, Shooka Karimi, Negar Hassanzadeh, Mehdi Poormoosa. Iran. U.S. Premiere. With Every Heartbeat: In this Swedish romantic drama, uptight Mia attends her father’s engagement party and not only gains a stepmother, but also a new lover,
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SXSW 2011 – Announcing Midnight Features & Shorts

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SXSW Film Festival Announces Midnight Features & Shorts

Austin, TX – Today the SXSW Film Festival revealed their Midnight Features & Shorts program.

The Midnighters section of SXSW is known for premiering the work future stars of the horror genre. Filmmakers Eli Roth, and Ti West, are a few notable directors who have had their films screened during the Midnight Features.

”Our midnight programs are the bloody, beating heart of SXSW,” said SXSW Film Conference & Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Since the beginning, midnight films have been an essential ingredient to what makes SXSW so exciting and fun, and this year’s selections are no exception.”

Out of over 3000 short films submitted, only 150 were chosen, and will screen as part of twelve overall shorts programs.

“After months of reviewing a record number of submissions, we’re tremendously happy to share the final program,” said Shorts Programmers Claudette Godfrey and Stephanie Noone, “The short films
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