Presented with Fresno Filmworks, the festival features eight exclusive programs of 21 short films and feature-length movies from 21 countries. There will be filmmaker appearances and social gatherings, as well as audience discussions following each program.
Friday, Nov. 13:
- 7 p.m. – Mustang, the coming-of-age tale of five Turkish girls with opening night reception to follow.
Saturday, Nov. 14:
- 10 a.m. – ¡Viva NYICFF! Short Films, family-friendly shorts from Latin American and Spain.
- 12:15 p.m. – Mediterranea, an Italian drama about African immigration.
- 3 p.m. – The Cut, an Armenian historical epic from Fatih Akin featuring audience discussion with screenwriter Mardik Martin. Part of the Armenian Studies Program Fall Lecture Series.
- 7:30 p.m. – The Wanted 18 an experimental story of Palestinian resistance featuring audience discussion with director Paul Cowan.
Sunday, Nov. 15:
- 1:30 p.m. – Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour featuring six of the world’s best in short-form cinema.
- 4 p.m. – The Russian Woodpecker, the surreal documentary thriller and Sundance hit.
- 6:30 p.m. – Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine an unflinching true story from Alex Gibney.
Ticket prices for individual programs are $10 for general; $8 for students and seniors; and $50 for festival passes. Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Tower Theatre box office (815 E. Olive Ave.) or online.
For the Armenian Studies Program Fall Lecture Series contact Dr. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program, at 559.278.2669 or visit the program website.
(Copy by University Communications news intern Ashley Copper)