Vail Film Festival Announces 2013 Film Program

The 10th anniversary film program includes 40 films from around the world, including Opening Night film Disconnect.

Mar 13, 2013, 09:00 ET from Vail Film Festival

VAIL, Colo., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th anniversary Vail Film Festival, taking place March 28 – 31, 2013, in, Vail, Colo., is pleased to announce the complete film line-up for the 2013 Festival. The 2013 Festival will showcase 40 films from across the globe, including 17 feature-length films and 23 other films, including shorts, documentaries, animated and student films. The films will screen at Four Seasons Resort Vail, host hotel for the 2013 Festival, Cinebistro at Solaris, and the Vail Mountain School.

For the third consecutive year, Cadillac will utilize Solaris Plaza to create the "Cadillac Short Film Series," which invites the general public to view select festival programming without having to purchase a ticket. Vail residents and visitors will be invited inside three luxury Cadillac vehicles and treated to a selection of short films screened directly from the vehicles entertainment console.

The 10th anniversary Vail Film Festival officially opens on Thursday evening, March 28th, at the Vail Mountain School with Disconnect. Starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard and directed by Henry Alex Rubin, Disconnect follows three distinct storylines about how people manage to find human connections in the 21st century world of the Internet. Disconnect also features Paula Patton, Hope Davis, Kasi Lemmons, Max Thieriot, and the acting debut of Marc Jacobs.

The 2013 Friday night featured film will be The Iceman. Directed by Ariel Vromen, The Iceman features an all-star cast including James Franco, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon and Stephen Dorff. The Iceman tells the true story of Richard Kuklinski, who unbeknownst to his family, had been working as a hired assassin. Kuklinski's family did not learn of his real profession until after his arrest in 1986.

The Festival closes on Saturday night with Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies. Starring Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston, Drinking Buddies centers around co-workers (Wilde, Johnson) at a Chicago craft brewery whose friendship develops into a flirtation.

A full list of the 2013 Vail Film Festival Official Film Selections and schedule can be found at:

Other notable screenings include:

  • While We Were Here, directed by Kat Coiro, which centers on the relationship that develops between a married woman man she meets while working on a writing project. The film stars Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Claire Bloom and Jamie Blackley.
  • From writer-director Joseph Levy, Spinning Plates is a documentary feature about three extraordinary restaurants and a look behind-the-scenes at the people that make them work.
  • A preview screening of director Mirra Bank's The Only Real Game, narrated by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, is a fighters' and dreamers' story about the magic of baseball for people in a troubled place.
  • Keeping the Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS, directed by Justin Ervin, follows the thousands of advocates who gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. to participate in the "Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS" March & Rally.

"This marks the 10th year of the Vail Film Festival and we couldn't be happier with this year's film program. We're excited to share these incredible, compelling films with our attendees. Over the last ten years we have screened over 500 films, hosted more than 2,000 filmmakers, and had film submissions from over 40 countries. We look forward to our next decade of screening amazing work from the U.S. and beyond."  said Festival Director Sean Cross.

As part of this Festival's mission to promote independent film and connect aspiring screenwriters with entertainment industry insiders, the Vail Film Festival once again hosted their annual Screenplay Contest. This year's winners can be found at:

For more information about the Vail Film Festival, or to purchase Festival passes, please visit:

About Vail Film Festival

The 10th Annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 28thMarch 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. Festival activities include film screenings, panel discussions, live music, nightly galas, and the filmmaker reception. The Colorado Film Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema. The Colorado Film Institute's primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. Additionally, the Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access. The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world's newest storytellers and innovators.

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