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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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SXFantastic Films Encore at Ritz Next Week

Now that the SXSW Film Festival is coming to a close, we get a moment to take a breather, recovering and revisiting the memories of the films and parties that have instilled in our heads a seemingly permanent soreness. We also have to live with the inevitable regret over the buzzing films we may have missed.

Well, we’ve found a solution for one of these problems. At the Ritz all next week, we’re bringing back four of the SXFantastic films that have been some of the highlights of this year’s SXSW! In case you don’t know, SXFantastic is Fantastic Fest’s sidebar of the film festival, a series of cutting-edge midnight movies selected by our programming team.

We’re also bringing back two of our favorite short films from this year’s festival, Satan Since 2003 and Denmark. These films were so perfect that we couldn
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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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SXSW Reveals 2011 Midnighters, Shorts

Following the unveiling of the fantastic 2011 feature line-up last week, the South by Southwest Film Festival has announced the films selected to play at midnight throughout the nine-day event, as well as the complete list of short films.

Insidious, a haunted house flick from Saw director James Wan, is among the midnight program, along with Xavier Gen’s sci-fi thriller The Divide, Sundance favorite Hobo With a Shotgun, Argentinean entry Phase 7, and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block. In previous years, the midnight and SXFantastic programs has helped launch the careers of Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and Eli Roth (Hostel).

Spike Jonze returns to the festival with another short film titled Scenes from the Suburbs, his second collaboration with (and about) the band Arcade Fire after his moving feature Where the Wild Things Are.

For those of you attending the festival, the schedule will be released on February 15 along with details about film-related panels.
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SXSW 2011: midnight features and shorts announced

Today the midnight features and short sections were announced for SXSW 2011.

This year the midnight features section has some awesome films, including Hobo With A Shotgun, James Wan’s Insidious, Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, Xavier GensThe Divide, and Ben Wheatley’s Kill List. This years shorts include 150 films including, Spike Jonze’s Scenes from the Suburbs and a doc short from Jay Duplass.

Here's the full list of SXSW 2011 midnights and shorts:

Midnight Features

Midnighters

Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

Films screening in Midnighters are:

Attack The Block (UK-England)

Director & Writer: Joe Cornish

A funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of alien monsters. It turns a tower block into a sci-fi playground. It’s inner city versus outer space. Cast: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard,
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