2017 NIFF HOUSTON SCHEDULE

 


For Press Pass and Media Inquiries : info@niffhouston.org 

Per Show : $12 ($10 for Next Actor Alum)   Awards Event : $100 ($50 for Next Actor Alum)
Free Admission for Next Actor Alum on Friday & Saturday Screening 
 at Next Actor Studio (with proper pass) 

Press, Stanislavski Students and Filmmakers' All Access Pass can be picked up at the theatre booth or from Next Actor Studio. 
 Please contact Monica Mansy for more details.  

Buy Tickets Online or via paypal

Please prepare to show your passes at the gate for entry. 

 


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
Venue : Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mason Park, 531 S Mason RdKaty, TX · (281) 492-6900
7:30 PM : Gold Line | 8:00 PM : A Curry on an American Plate
Tickets Available online only : $12 | Next Actor Alum : $10 | Free for Stanislavski Students
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7:30 PM : Gold Line (15 minutes) Houston
As the sun breaks the horizon, covering the Houston skyline in golden light, six young skateboarders are navigating their own paths through the urban landscape.
Writer - Director : Lance Childers
Featuring: Steven Robinson, Max Peterson, Joseph Rodriguez, Deandre Daniels, Colton Dennes, and Andrew Wallace.
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8:00 PM : A Curry on an American Plate (80 mins) Houston
Director : San Banarje
Writers : San Banarje, Trisha Ray
Starring : Rick Fox, Charlie O'Connell, Bud Patel, Meera Nandlal, Sean Vida and Andrea Guasch
An Indian Restaurant owned by KG Patel gets 30 days from the greedy landlord to either take over the property or evacuate the premise, forcing its inefficient staff to come up with different ideas to save the joint  that has been their home for years and with which they have grown an emotional bond.
Website
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Attending filmmakers and stars of the film will engage in a brief dialogue with audience.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
Venue : Match Midtown Theatres, 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002 · 713-325-5370
Tickets Available online only : $12 | Next Actor Alum : $10 | Free for Stanislavski Students (get your pass from Monica or Trish please)
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6:30 PM : Soldier Saints (31 mins) - Houston, India
Director : Malika Guram
Featuring : Justin Trudeau, Harsangat Raj Kaur
A look into Sikhism's core values, subverting stereotypes of a religion that's widely misunderstood.
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7:10 PM : Acres of Diamonds (21 mins) - India
Director : Shawn Small
Narrator : Faiz Rahman
In India over 360 million people live in poverty. Of these, no one suffers more than millions of her children, who are exploited and sentenced to a life of bonded slavery. Their precious lives are worked away to pay debts that are not their own.
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7:37 PM : The Example (24 mins) Houston
Director : Wyatt Cagle
Writer : Gordon S. Williams
Starring : Jeremy Allen, Marc Issacs, Emma VanLare, Kedrick Brown, Kate Robards
During a race riot in Beaumont, Texas in June 1943, Officer Miller Harvey, a white police officer is determined to protect and serve his city and family. Black business owner Carver Jefferson is hell-bent on taking his family far away from the city as racial hostility has led to the destruction of his home and business.
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8:10 PM : Dream Girl (12 mins) Houston, Connecticut Yale University Film Dept.
Writer and Director : Alex Bailey
Starring : Edward Columbia, Alexandra Cadena

The first time you betrayed someone. The first time you made a film. Your first fetish. And the first time you pressed a dream up against your life to see how warm it was...
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8:30 PMTHE ART OF WAR (5 mins) Dallas
Writer and Director : Cal Etcheverry 
Starring : Josh Rahman 
There are only two realms in which rules are broken - art and war. This film explores the deontological ethics of war through the deep contrast of the utopian life of a painter and the chaotic life of a battle-bruised soldier. And while the audience thinks they understand the identities of these disparate characters, their molds quickly morph as the story progresses.
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8:44 PM : Rock Bottom and Back (41 mins) Houston, Louisiana
Writer  : Daniel Balsz  
Director : Steven Scaffidi
Starring : Danny Trejo, Stanley Roberts, Billy Rivers

Personal stories of people from all walks of life - from celebrities to ordinary people - who overcome insurmountable adversities and give back to society in amazing ways.
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9:25 PM : Stay (95 mins)
Writer & Director : Christopher Cramer
Starring : Devin Brooke,  Zach Kanner

A man holds a woman captive in hopes that in time she will fall in love with him.
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Attending filmmakers and stars of the film will engage in a brief dialogue with audience.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 : 7:30 PM -  9 PM
Venue : Next Actor Studio, 2406 Quenby, Houston, TX 77005 
All Shorts  Tickets : $12 for the evening | Free Admission for Next Actor Students


NOW DEPARTING (38 mins) 
Writer - Director
: Josh Evans
Starring : Josh Evans, Stephanie Skewes
How far are you willing to travel for family... or money?


KILLING GAME (China) (22 mins)
Writer - Director : Andrej Iliev
Starring : Nick Xu, Xiangyi Fang, Emilie Ohana
A hitman is hired to take out a ruthless mob boss in Shanghai. But all is not what it seems.
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THE CIRCLE  (9 mins)
Writer : Matt Olmstead
Director : Sheldon Schwartz
Starring : Ryan Phillippe, Noah Schnapp
A street artist reunites with his young son in Depression-era America after the sudden death of the boy's mother; what follows is a night they will never forget.


GREG'S GOING TO REHAB (15 mins)
Writer - Director :  Chris Lawing
Starring : Sean Harvey

15-year-old Greg is being sent to rehab to get straightened out. But he isn’t done partying. 


DON'T THINK ABOUT IT (13 mins)
Writer-Director Niv Klainer
Starring :
Alaska McFadden, Matt Langer, Madeline Ruskin, Ariel Kaye
Ron and Casey are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.
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Attending filmmakers and stars of the film will engage in a brief dialogue with audience.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
Venue : Next Actor Studio, 2406 Quenby, Houston, TX 77005
Tickets : $12 per show | Free Admission for Next Actor Students
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2:30 PM : THE TEXAS 72  (20 mins)   Houston, Dallas
Director : Jon Morrison
This documentary follows the amazing journey of 72 special Irish Wolfhounds from their rescue from Santa Fe, Texas (Galveston County) to their recovery.
Tickets : $12 per show 
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3:00 PM : Solver (90 mins)
Writer : Jack Kelley
Director : Xandy Smith
Starring : John Ruby, Antonio Jaramillo

When Luke Williams arrives at his late grandfather's cabin, he discovers a mysterious puzzle leading to a dangerous secret.
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Attending filmmakers of the film will engage in a brief dialogue with audience.

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 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 : 8 PM
 8:00 PM : AWARDS NIGHT with entertainment, food, cocktail. 
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Venue : Next Actor Studio, 2406 Quenby, Houston 77005
Tickets : $100 ($50 for Next Actor Alum)
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All events related questions, please contact : Monica (events coordinator) monica.mansy@niffhouston.org