The La Costa Film Festival announced Tuesday its lineup of films for this year’s festival. The La Costa Film Festival will make its grand debut Oct. 24-27, 2013 at the world famous Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road.
Additional screenings will take place at Cinepolis Theaters, 6941 El Camino Real, and the Ruby G. Schulman Theater, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road.
The delightful documentary The Short Game, about seven young golfers, will feature as the opening night film, reflecting the Omni La Costa Resort’s long tradition of golfing and family. The film has received numerous accolades, including Audience Awards at the SXSW and Maui Film Festivals, and is executive produced by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Closing the festival will be At Middleton, which stars Andy Garcia, Vera Farmig, and Taissa Farmiga in the story of two wildly different parents who discover they have an irresistible chemistry while taking their kids on a college tour.
Both the opening and closing red-carpet galas will feature screenings and parties under the stars at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.
The juried sports competition includes a variety of compelling documentary features: The Crash Reel, Maidentrip, McConkey and North of the Sun. The opening night film, The Short Game, will also compete.
Shorts in competition include: Slomo, The Red Pill, Crooked Lines, and Magnesium. The jury will be announced in the coming weeks.
The winner of the local high school competition is the short film Routines, which will premiere at the festival.
The Narrative spotlight section features favorites from this year’s festival circuit: Broken Circle Breakdown, Decoding Annie Parker, Just a Sigh and Stand Clear of the Closing Doors.
The Documentary Showcase also has its share of acclaimed titles: The Genius of Marian, Walking the Camino, SXSW, and William and the Windmill.
There will also be a special outdoor retrospective screening of the 1989 Kevin Costner classic, Field of Dreams. Two films will screen as part of the festival’s Surf Spotlight: Isolated and H2indO. The festival’s family film will be Khumba.
For information about all the films in the line-up visit, lacostafilmfestival.org.
— La Costa Film Festival Press Release.