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AWARD WINNERS

Best Music Video: Goths! On the Bus (Karen and Jaimz Asmundsen, Canada) Best Short Documentary: Music Man Murray (Richard Parks, USA) Best Short Fiction: Narcocorrido (Ryan Prows, USA) Best Feature Fiction: Sons of Norway (Jens Lien, Norway) Best Feature Documentary: Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (Jesse Vile, USA/UK) Special Jury Award: Charles Bradley: Soul of America (Poull Brien, USA)

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FEATURE FILMS

Bad Brains: Band in DC (Mandy Stein & Benjamin Logan, USA) California Solo (Marshall Lewy, USA) Charles Bradley: Soul of America (Poull Brien, USA) Control Tower (Kanseito) (Takahiro Miki, Japan) Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost): A Film About Bobby Bare Jr. (William Miller, USA) Fluchkes (Ofer Inov, Israel) Ganzfield (Brian Torrey Scott, USA) High Road (Matt Walsh, USA) Holiday Road (Michael Suter & Kevin Brennan & Doug Manley, USA) I Want My Name Back (Roger Paradiso, USA) Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (Rob Heydon, Canada) Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (Jesse Vile, UK) Just Like Being There (Scout Shannon, USA) Louder Than

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Blah Blah Blah – “Why Am I The Only One Laughing” (Kasia Konair, USA) Brad Standley & The Foxflies – “Tik Tok Nation” (Anais Godard, USA) Chris Connelly – “Wait For Amateur” (Shayna Connelly, USA) Face Time Police – “Nothing Left To Break” (James Serra, USA) Factal Farm – “Bloodless” (Devin DiMattia, USA) Ima Robot – “Greenback Boogie” (Frank Jerky, Italy) Irene (Paola Marino, Canada) Lucy Schwartz – “Life in Letters” (Mallory Morrison & Shiloh Strong, USA) Man Man – “Piranhas Club” (Lex Halaby, USA) Mo Kenny – “Eden” (Greg Jackson, Canada) Sei Ottavi – “Vuccieria” (Michele Di Salle, Italy)

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PANELS

Queens of Country with Lizzy Caplan, Joe Lo Truglio, Matt Walsh, Ryan Page & Christopher Pomerenke I Want My Name Back with Roger Paradiso, Wonder Mike & Master Gee Irvine Welsch’s Ecstasy with Rob Heydon and Irvine Welsh Parallax Sounds with Augusto Contento (???) Holiday Road with Michael Suter, Kevin M. Brennan, Doug Manley, Zachary Ross & Summer Perry Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots with Warren Cohen Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story with Tony D’Annunzio Just Like Being There with Scout Hannon & Steve Walters Occupy CIMMFest Videos and Discussion

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JURORS

Keirda Bahruth (Director/Producer; Bob and the Monster, We Live In Public) Warren Cohen (Producer/Writer; VH1 Docs That Rock, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly) Marty Lennartz (Creative Director of Programming; WXRT) Dave Watson (Cofounder; MusicFilmWeb) Allison Anders (Director; Sugar Town, Strutter, Grace of My Heart) Jon Langford (Musician; the Waco Brothers, the Mekons) John McNaughton (Director; Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Without a Trace, Wild Things, Mad Dog and Glory) Irvine Welsh (Writer/Producer; Trainspotting)

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

A Retrospective with Les Blank: Dizzy Gillespie, Always For Pleasure, Spend It All, Dry Wood, Ziveli! & A Well Spent Life Exclusive Work-In-Progress Preview: Parallax Sounds (Augusto Contento) with Steve Albini, Ken Vandermark and Augusto Contento Rock Poster Show with Scout Shannon and Steve Walters

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SHORT FILMS

Approximately Nels Cline (Steven Okazaki, USA) Audiogram (Alice Ionescu, Romania) Below New York (Matt Finlin, USA) Da! A Concert Film (Robert Beshara, USA) Goths! On the Bus! (Karen & Jaimz Asmundson, Canada) Hamac Caziim (H. Paul Moon, USA) Heart of Rhyme (Cory Bowles, Canada) How to Make Your Own Paul Pilot Record (Ryan Suffern, UK) Il Maestro (Jennie Paddon, UK) Incest! The Musical (Grant Reed, USA) Jesus Christ! That’s Hardcore (Ryan Britton, USA) Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story (Jesse Roesler, Belgium) Music Man Murray (Richard Parks, USA) Narcocorrido (Ryan Prows, USA) Negativipeg (Matthew Ranklin, Canada) One Big

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MUSIC

Abstract Black at Rodan ADULT. at Wicker Park Arts Center Awe Dub Sessions at Rodan Bobby Bare Jr. at The Hideout Damon Locks at Wicker Park Arts Center Hot As Hell at Wicker Park Arts Center Hubble at Wicker Park Arts Center Jay E at Debonair Jeff Harms at Wicker Park Arts Center Kevin Brennan at Wicker Park Arts Center Kids These Days at Double Door Lawrence Peters Outfit at The Hideout Melody Nife at Wicker Park Arts Center Mucca Pazza at Wicker Park Arts Center Nora O’Connor at Wicker Park Arts Center Rapper’s Delight at Double Door Sister Spit at Beauty Bar

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LIVE ACCOMPANIMENTS

Bobby Bare Jr. & Lawrence Peters Outfit with Don’t Follow Me I’m Lost (William Miller) Mucca Pazza with Fanfare for Marching Band (Daniele Wilmouth & Peter Carpenter) Sister Spit with Michelle Tea, Dorothy Allison & Mx. Justin Vivian Bond ADULT. & Hubble with ADULT.’s Three Grace(s) Triptych (Nicola Kuperus & Adam Lee Miller) Melody Nife with Sci Fi Sol (Joseph Richard Lewis)

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SHORT FILMS

Beat (Short Fiction, New Zealand, Virginia Pitts) The Death of Triforce (Short Documentary, USA, Jon Salimes & Anthony Lopez) Doina (Short Fiction, Romania, Nikolas Grasso) Dress to Impress (Short Fiction, USA, Lizette Montesinos) Elsewhere (Short Fiction, UK, Mathy Tremewan & Fran Broadhurst) Eyes Manouche (Short Documentary, USA, Ratko Momcilovic) The Glitter Emergency (Short Fiction, USA, Paul Festa) Hard Rock Havana (Short Documentary, USA, Nicholas Brennan) How to Win an (Oscar) Award (Short Documentary, USA, Dan Mirvish) An Impression: Dischord Records (Short Documentary, USA, Leena Jayaswal & Kylos Brannon) Legend: A Film about Greg Garing (Short Documentary, USA, Emily Branham) Lifetime

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MUSIC

Backyard Tire Fire, Steepwater Band, and Hollus at Double Door Mike Watt & the Missingmen at Schubas All Natural Group at Subterranean Ha Ha Tonka, The Spring Standards, and Jerome Holloway at Subterranean Tutu & the Pirates at Double Door Tim Rutili & Gillian Lisee, Gurf Morlix at Hideout Eyes Manouche at Chicago Cultural Center Ang13 & Urbanized Music at Chicago Cultural Center

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SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATIONS

Bouncing Cats (Feature Documentary, USA/Uganda, Nabil Elderkin) Fix: The Ministry Movie (Feature Documentary, USA, Douglas Freel) Freaks in Love (Feature Documentary, USA, Skizz Cyzyk & David Koslowski) Puccini and the Girl (Feature Fiction, Italy, Paolo Benvenuti & Paola Baroni) We Jam Econo (Feature Documentary, USA, Tim Irwin)

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LIVE ACCOMPANIMENTS

Wrekmeister Harmonies accompany Lucifer Rising & Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger) Joan of Arc accompany The Passion of Joan of Arc (France, 1929, Carl Th. Dreyer) Paul Festa accompanies The Glitter Emergency Utopia in Four Movements: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Dave Cerf with the Quavers Brent Green, Brendan Canty, Donna K, Drew Henkels, John Michael Swartz, Mike McGinley, and Alan Scalpone accompany Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then (USA, Brent Green)

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JURORS

Martin Atkins (musician: Pigface, PiL; director, 16 Days in China) Steven A. Jones (producer, Henry… Portrait of a Serial Killer) Marty Lennartz (DJ, WXRT) Joe Losurdo (musician, director: You Weren’t There) Christina Tillman (director: You Weren’t There) Ambrose Roche (film producer, film programmer at North by Northeast) Shanti Masud (filmmaker, musician, actress, two-time winner of Best Short Film at CIMMfest) Justine Nagan (executive director of Kartemquin Films) DJ Spooky (writer, conceptual artist, musician) Tim Rutili (singer and guitarist, Califone)

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PANELS

“The Internet Has Destroyed and/or Saved the Music Industry,” featuring Devin DiMattia and AV Club Chicago writers Josh Modell and Nathan Rabin. “Independent Music Promotion in Chicago” featuring the staff of TheRecordIndustry.com, Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative founder Amina Norman-Hawkins, and venue owners. “The Greatest Music Video Ever Made” featuring music video director Douglas Freel, AV Club Chicago film writer Keith Phipps, and others. “Post Rock on Film” featuring producer Giancarlo Grande and musicians Damon Locks and Wayne Montana (The Eternals), Azita, and others

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MUSIC VIDEOS

Bambu – “Old Man Raps” (USA, Patricio Ginelsa) The Bedroom Philosopher – “Northcote (So Hungover)” (Australia, Craig Melville) Drunken Monkee – “Get It Off My Chest” (USA, Amir George) Face Time Police – “Seashells” (USA, Corey Martinez) Hauscha – “Morgenrot” (Germany, Jeff Desom) Maryanne Camallari – “Look to the Sea” (USA, Cable Hardin) Mashitup – “Ad Ogni Danz” (Italy, Mario Tani) Matta – “Mass” (Spain, ID:Mora) Norden Bombsight – “Help Desk” (USA, Roy Eventov) Oh My God – “Bring Yourself” (USA, Dan Bigelow) Ruby Isle – “So Damn High” (USA, Kylos Brannon) Samwell – “My Knees Gettin’ Dirty” (USA, Josh

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FEATURE FILMS

The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi (Feature Documentary, USA, Andrew Thomas & Toby Gleason) Arias with a Twist (Feature Documentary, USA, Bobby Sheehan) The Ballad of Mott the Hoople (Feature Documentary, UK, Chris Hall & Mike Kerry) Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah (Feature Documentary, USA, Kevin Triplett) Bob and the Monster (Feature Documentary, USA, Keirda Bahruth) Bollywood Dream (Feature Fiction, Brazil, Beatriz Seigner) Color Me Obsessed (Feature Documentary, USA, Gorman Bechard) Dream Factory (Feature Documentary, South Korea, Kim Sung-Kyun) Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (Feature Documentary, USA, Chris Metzler & Lev Anderson) The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of Jose Gonzalez (Feature

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AWARD WINNERS

Best Feature Documentary: Bob and the Monster (USA, Keirda Bahruth) Best Feature Fiction: Score: A Hockey Musical (Canada, Michael McGowan) Best Short Documentary: R. Luke Dubois: Running Out of Time (USA, H. Paul Moon) Best Short Fiction: Doina (Romania, Nikolas Grasso) Best Music Video: Hauscha – “Morgenrot” (Germany, Jeff Desom)

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