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Charleston International Film Festival

April 9-13, 2014

Charleston, USA

What’s It All About?

The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) brings people together through the art and science of film. The purpose of the festival is to promote the exchange of ideas and create greater cross-cultural awareness.

The festival has an international film and screenplay competition dedicated to emerging filmmakers and writers from the US and around the world. Over the five-day event, all genres of film and a wide range of subjects are explored. The latest sneak previews and premieres of some of the best new documentaries, features, shorts and animations of local, national and international filmmakers are screened. After the shows, participants are invited to after-parties and deal-making opportunities.

The festival closes on a high note at the formal Awards Gala, when the finest in filmmaking and writing displayed during the competition are recognised and honoured for their outstanding effort.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film

Draft Day

The film features Jennifer Garner and Kevin Kostner and is about the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns as he struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team.


A huge number of documentaries will be screened at the fest, including:

The Dog, the story of the man who inspired the film Dog Day Afternoon, a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire and Burt’s Buzz, a film about an eccentric multi-millionaire are some of the highlights. The award-winning When Jews Were Funny along with Our Man in Tehran, the true story of the events depicted in last year’s Oscar-winning movie Argo and the Oscar award-winning documentary, The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life will also be screened on the last day of the fest.

The other documentaries to be screened are:

• The Last Safari

• Fishhooks

• The Doll Dilemma

• Bittersweet

• Godka Circa

• The German Who Came to Dinner

Four films to be screened under this year’s South Carolina Film Commission Indie Grant Program are:

• Last Night At The Ellington

• Dustin & Hoffman

• Coffee Date

• The Masque Of Red Death

Shorts Programme

• A Lasting Sorrow

• The Gift

• White Shoe

• Karaganda

• The Hero Pose

• Me + Her

• Reservations

• A Life for a Life

• Ravi & Jane

• LiFi

• Insomniacs

• Volti

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