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Industry Film Showcases: The American Film Institute Showcase (AFI), Films From Canada - Toronto Int’l Film Festival Group – The Film Circuit Showcase, FILMS FROM INDIA, Presented By Ten Films / India Shorts, Italian Film Showcase – (From Our Sister-Festival) Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Film Independent (FIND) Showcase, USC Film Showcase, Chapman University Film Showcase, Films From Brazil, Films From The Midwest, Presented By The Independent Film Coalition & Kansas Connection, Young Filmmakers Showcase – including films from Idyllwild Arts Academy and films from high school students of California Conservatory Of The Arts and DISNEYTOON STUDIOS ANIMATION SHOWCASE featuring MICKEY, DONALD, AND GOOFY IN THE THREE MUSKETEERS, LILO & STITCH 2: STITCH HAS A GLITCH, LION KING 1 ½, POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE. The showcases are in addition to the 189 shorts, documentaries, animation, features and student films received for general screenings.
Workshop Panels & Seminars: Film and Music producers, directors, and writers share their knowledge and expertise with festival attendees on various subjects such as Writing, Directing, Producing, Marketing, and Distribution. It’s a whole weekend of EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION - September 17-18, 2005 10:00 am - 5:00 pm "CONVERSATIONS WITH Actor/Singer, Dorian Harewood: FROM BROADWAY TO BLACKJACK;” HOW TO GET A MOVIE PRODUCED With Producer, Zachary Feuer; "BEFORE AND AFTER - HOLLYWOOD MAKE UP SECRETS, with Hollywood Makeup Artist, Christina Smith; THE MAGIC OF ANIMATED DISNEY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF DISNEYTOON STUDIOS; "SHORT FILMS FOR THE Y GENERATION” with Director, Nancy Stein; "THE ROLE OF THE MUSIC SUPERVISOR” with Hollywood Music Supervisor, Maureen Crowe; “WRITING YOUR VISION,” with Producer/Educator, David Cole; “DISCOVERING AMERICA'S SONGBOOK,” with Disney Channel President, Jim Jimirro; and “IT'S ALL IN THE COSTUME” with Costume Designer, Maria Schicker.
Lifetime Achievement & Outstanding Career Achievement Honorees: Lifetime and Career Achievement Awards are presented to film and music artists who have achieved and made significant contributions to the film and music industry. The annual Black Tie Awards Gala each year honors professionals for their achievements. This year’s event will be held at Pechanga Resort & Casino (45000 Pechanga Pkwy. in Temecula) on Saturday, September 17th, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. starting with a pre-gala reception, Gala Awards and Dinner. TVIFF will be presenting Lifetime Achievement Awards to Film Critic, Historian, Author and TV personality, Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight, Hot Ticket). Grammy Award nominee, Composer, Steve Dorff, Director, John Badham (“Saturday Night Fever,” “Short Circuit,” “My So-Called Life,” “War Games”). An Outstanding Career Achievement Award goes to Producer, Lucas Foster (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith, ””Mask of Zorro,” “Walking Tall,” “Bad Boys,” “Dangerous Minds”) Actor, Rick Schroder (“The Champ,” “Little Lord Fauntelroy,” “Crimson Tide,” “Silver Spoons,” “NYPD Blue”), Actress, Natasha Henstridge (“Whole Nine Yards,” “Bounce,” “Second Skin,” “Species I, II & III”) and for the first-time, AFI –American Film Institute will be receiving the festival’s inaugural Distinguished Institution Award for contributions to the industry. AFI Director/CEO, Jean Picker Firstenberg will be accepting the award. Actress, Mary Steenburgen (“Philadelphia,” “ What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “ Parenthood,” “Back To The Future, Part Iii,” “ Nixon,” “ Life As A House” and “I Am Sam”) will accept her Lifetime Achievement Honors on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 on Opening Night.
Master of Ceremonies is internationally renowned Actor and Singer, Dorian Harewood. Harewood holds the unique distinction of having portrayed the two largest roles in the most widely seen network AND non-network mini-series in the history of television! In the role of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in “Roots: the Next Generations”, he aged from 17 to 70 years old, creating the largest role in the combined 26 hours of “Roots” I and II. And he is probably best known for his award-winning portrayal of 1936 Olympic champion and American hero Jesse Owens, in “The Jesse Owens Story”
A full roster of celebrity guests and presenters will also be joining the glamorous night: Actress, Donna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever,” “Angie”), Actor, Robert Forster (Oscar-nominated for “Jackie Brown”), BMI Songwriter, Bobby Tomberlin (Diamond Rio’s “One More Day”), Director, Doug Liman (“Swingers,” “Bourne Identity”), Actress, Roma Maffia (“Nip/Tuck,” “Law & Order”), Actress, Ally Sheedy (The original Brat Pack – “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Breakfast Club,” “Short Circuit,””War Games.”)
SIX Special Feature Presentations: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with Director John Badham to hold Q&A
USA, 1977, 35mm, 118 minutes Director: John Badham * Writers: Nik Cohn, Norman Wexler * Producer: Robert Stigwood * Cast: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Donna Pescow, Barry Miller, Paul Pape, Bruce Ornstein. FILM: Today, mostly regarded as disco camp, Saturday Night Fever should rank as one of the great American films. John Travolta seized his moment in his breakout starring role as a young American dreamer who wants something more from life. A sensation on the disco dance floor, he follows his instincts and his feet - to dance, dance, and dance his way up life's ladder. The movie may be held responsible for hurling the Bee Gees into merciless radio rotation, but Saturday Night Fever pulsates to their strident beat. Single-handedly, the success of SNF kept the all-but-dead Hollywood musical dance format alive for at least one more decade.

USA, 1981, 35mm, 118 minutes Director: John Badham, Writers, Brian Clark, Reginald Rose, Producers: Lawrence P. Bachmann, Ray Mooney, Martin C. Shute, Gregg Champion. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Christine Lahti, John Cassavettes, Bob Balaban FILM: The sculptor Ken Harrison (Richard Dreyfuss) is badly injured in a car accident and finds himself in the middle of life permanently paralyzed below the neck and dependent on others for his care and survival. Ken is a strong-minded, passionate man totally dedicated to his art, and he decides he does not want to go on with the compromised, highly dependent life that his doctors, his girlfriend Pat (Janet Eilber), and others urge on him. He breaks up with Pat and fights to be released from the hospital, to gain control of his life in order to stop the care that keeps him alive and unhappy. His antagonist is the hospital's medical director Dr. Emerson
BLACK CLOUD with Actor/Director Rick Schroder to hold Q&A
USA, 2004, 35mm, 95 minutes * Writer/Director: Rick Schroder * Producers: Karen Beninati, David D. Moore, Andrea Schroder, Steve Gainer. Cast: Eddie Spears, Julia Jones. Tim McGraw, Saginaw Grant, Branscombe Richmond, Russell Means, Wayne Kight, Nathaniel Arcand, Sunny Knox, Peter Greene, Pooch Hall, Jeff Ham, Richard Roll, Rick Schroder.
FILM: Black Cloud is an inspirational story about a young Navajo Native American boxer who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic Boxing Team.
This unique family feature about a man who discovers his heritage and in doing so, saves his tribal lands, stars indigenous Taiwanese Tribal Leader Sakinu whose life story is the source of the film's story. Traveling to the USA for the first time, Sakinu will be present at the screening to talk about making the film and his unique world view. Producer Cindy Shyu will discuss shooting under difficult conditions in the remote mountains of Taiwan's native lands.

New Zealand, 2004, 35mm * Writer/Director:Gavin Scott * Producers: Dale G. Bradley, L. Grant Bradley, Jozset Fityus, Renaud Mair. Cast: Randy Quaid, Beth Allen, Frank Brown, John Callen, Joseph Moore. Adele Pascoe, Sasha Tilley, Nicko Vella FILM: Part one of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island. Meanwhile, the evil Captain Flint plots to take over the island and take all the gold hidden there for himself. Charlie must lead the kids to victory or lose the island forever.

WHAT A GIRL WANTS with Director Dennie Gordon to hold Q&A
USA, 2004, 35mm, 105 minutes * Director: Dennie Gordon * Writers: William Doyle Hunt, Elizabeth Chandler
Producers: Denise DiNovi, Bill Gerber, Hunt Lowry. Cast: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Pryce FILM: Daphne, a free-spirited American 17-year-old (Amanda Bynes) raised by her equally free-spirited mother goes to England to establish a relationship with her father (Colin Firth), who turns out to be a prominent political figure heavily involved in social customs. Daphne must attempt to fit in with the social requirements demanded of her, while also getting to know her father, dealing with his territorial other daughter, and maintaining her own self-identity.
FIVE Jury & Audience Choice Awards Film Categories: TVIFF's tradition of presenting excellence in film and music has featured emerging styles from North America and 20+ countries around the world -- and this year will be no different. The festival’s Call For Entries this year was open to US and Foreign films in five categories: Full Length Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Animation and Student Films. Each year, the Film Jury selects the best in these five categories. Additionally, the audience gets a choice to be part of a live-interactive voting process for their choices in the above five categories. September 15-18, 2005 screenings will take place throughout the Movie Experience at Tower Plaza. Filmmakers attend their screenings and promote their films, and are available on-site for interviews and questions
TWO-DAY MUSIC FEST Indie Music Artists from two major music markets coasts – Los Angeles and New York. Two local Rock bands from Murrieta. Two separate Pop artists from different parts of Canada. There are even two Brandons. Two is a magic number as this year’s 11th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) at the Movie Experience 10 at Tower Plaza as it officially expands its Music Fest to TWO FULL DAYS, Friday, September 16th, 2005 from 7-11 p.m. and Saturday, September 17th, 2005 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This year’s Music Critique Panelists include an impressive roster of music industry professionals. Heading that list is this year’s TVIFF Lifetime Achievement Honoree and three-time Grammy nominee, Composer, Steve Dorff, Art Ford, President, June St. Entertainment and former BMG Music Publishing film and television music marketing VP, Review Editor, A&R Reporter and Feature Writer of Music Connection Magazine, Bernard Baur, Co-Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase, Author, Journalist, Interviewer and Educator, John Braheny, Tim Sweeney, President of his own successful management company international best selling author, Tim Sweeney's Guide to Releasing Independent Records and Bruce Singer, Owner/Publisher and Editor of Entertainment Roundup.
Opening Night: This year’s festival features: an Opening Night film screening of Director, Producer, Writer Randall Miller’s “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School” where Miller and star of the film Actress, Mary Steenburgen will be present. Steenburgen will be receiving the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Performance. An All-Star Mini Parade, A Movie Premiere, A Music Performance and a Post Screening Party will usher in the 2005 event on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 5 p.m. Movie Experience, Tower Plaza.
Other happenings:
FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE: Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival, will be hosting a World Artisan Market Place on Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm @ Tower Plaza Courtyard. The marketplace is free to the public. The Market Place is offering Ceramic, Jewelry, Wood, Glass and Painted Art by distinguished artists from throughout the Southern California area. Additionally artisans selling artistic décor items from Morocco, Africa, Southeast Asian, Mexico and more will be showing their wares. The market place will also include a full food court offering snack and food items.


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