From August 9– 16, the 2015 installment of Oceanside International Film Festival will publicly screen a mixture of unique and independent films from many countries, states, and local filmmakers. Among this year’s 75 Official Selections are short and full-length films from Canada, Australia, Colombia, Turkey, China, Israel, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Portugal, etc. Local films are represented as well. OIFF is an all-inclusive festival, not limited to any one genre. Movie goers can choose from a variety of screening blocks to suit their tastes: Nature, Sci- Fi, Emotional And Sentimental Appeal, Coming of Age, Comedy, Experimental, Serious Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Experiencing America, Gay and Lesbian, Music, Horror, Animation, Fantasy, Social Injustice, and Student films. Family friendly films and mature PG content are grouped separately.
The audience has opportunities to see their favorite celebrity actors on the big screen this time in independent films. In particular, noteworthy performances are by Tom Sizemore and Lochlyn Munro in The Age of Reason (August 11). Viewers can enjoy a cast of their faves with Bailee Madison, J.K. Simmons (Academy Award winner – Whiplash, widely known as newspaper boss in the Spiderman series), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Franchise), James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), all starring in The Magic Bracelet (August 14). The organizers highly recommend to see Bruce Greenwood in WildLike, Luke Perry in Flat Chested, and also Imminent Threat documentary produced by actor James Cromwell, an Academy Award nominee (all August 15).