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2012 San Joaquin International Film Festival
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THANK YOU

A big thank you to all for making the 5th Anniversary San Joaquin International Film Festival such a success! The annual flagship festival of the San Joaquin Film Society showcased new, innovative, and award-winning works from emerging talents and master directors from around the World and America. The festival took place January 12-14, 2012 at Stockton Empire Theatre and January 15th at the Janet Leigh Theatre at University of the Pacific.

SJIFF 2012 featured a bold collection of new films from 16 countries, along with directors in attendance and programs for diverse audiences. On January 12th's Opening, Swiss director Peter Luisi flew in from Zurich for the Opening Night screening of "The Sandman" and was honored with the Film Society's Independent Award. A festive Opening Night party followed. Emerging Cambodian-American director Daron Ker was present for the screening of "Rice Field of Dreams." Over 1,000 people were in attendance at the 13 screenings. See the line-up.

ACADEMY AWARDS 2012

The festival salutes all nominees of the 84th Academy Awards, including Spain's Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando for "Chico & Rita" in the Animated Feature Film category and Norway's Hallvar Witzø for "Tuba Atlantic" in the Live-Action Short Film category.

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PRESS RELEASES

Jan. 3, 2012 - Swiss Director Peter Luisi to be honored with Independent Award at 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival - read press release
Dec. 6, 2011 - 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival unveils Official Selections - read press release
Nov. 23, 2011 - Swiss comedy "The Sandman" is Opening Film of the 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival with Director Peter Luisi in Person - read press release
Nov. 22, 2011 - "Carol Channing - Larger than Life" by Dori Berinstein is the Closing Night Film of the 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival - read press release
Nov. 21, 2011 - Finland's 2012 Oscar bid "Le Havre" by Aki Kaurismäki and documentary "Being Elmo - A Puppeteer's Journey" by Constance Marks are Centerpiece films of the 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival - read press release
Nov. 4, 2011 - Sophoan Sorn to Direct 5th Anniversary San Joaquin International Film Festival, January 12-15, 2012 - read press release

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PRESS CLIPPINGS

The Record
Jan. 12, 2012 "S.J. festival back with bigger films" by Lori Gilbert (read article)

Bilingual Weekly
Jan. 12, 2012 "International Film Festival opens Tonight" (read article)

Caravan News
Jan. 2012 "Experience the 2012 San Joaquin International Film Festival (read article)

KWIN 97.7/98.3
Jan. 11, 2012 Amanda & Lucas "Morning Block Party" interview with Sophoan Sorn (watch interview)

Arts in the Valley, KYOS 1480 AM
Jan. 7-8, 2012 Kim McMillon talks to Sophoan Sorn (listen to interview)

Consulate General of Switzerland
Jan. 2012 Swiss Cultural Calendar, January 2012 (read article)

San Joaquin Magazine
Jan. 2012 10 Great Dates (read article)

The Sacramento Bee
Jan. 1, 2012 Travelogue (read article)

 

 

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