The 10th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), is set for April 7-15, 2011 in Tiburon, California. TIFF will be showcasing over 140 films from 55 countries.

The Opening Film is “Novel for Men” directed by Tomas Barina from Czech Republic. “Novel for Men” will be making its International Premiere.

Novel for Men tells the story of three siblings – Cyril, Bruno and Aneta. The strong bond that formed among them after their parents’ tragic death, when the much older Cyril took on the responsibility of raising his little brother and sister, is put to a strange test.

The siblings leave on their yearly trip to the mountains in the shadow of Bruno’s inevitable and impending death. The trip is meant to be some sort of journey of last wishes – including secret erotic fantasies – but instead becomes a tragicomic showdown of fundamental values and attitudes.

The cast includes: Miroslav Donutil, Miroslav Vladyka, Vanda Hybnerova, and Tana Pauhofova.

The special programs this year are: Spotlight on German Cinema, German Shorts, Marin Filmmakers [a popular program to support the local filmmakers], Focus on Immigration and Latin Cinema, World of Animation.

The films that will be presented for the Spotlight on German Cinema are:

Suicide Club
Bibliothèque Pascal
Digital Bomb
My Kidnapper
Bella Block
The Sins of My Father
Children of the Stones
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Death by Suffocation
Driving Elodie
Run Granny Run!
Paled Twice
Sunny & Roswith


The Marin Filmmakers that will be featured are:

Positive Negatives
Piano Ringer
White Trash Blues
Birth: A Human Rights Issue


The films that will be presented for the Spotlight on Focus on Immigration and Latin Cinema are:

Long Way Home
Gringo Loco
Without Country
Death by Suffocation
The Old Immigrant’s Dance


The films that will be presented for the  World of Animation are:

Why Do You Have Beard?
Where r u?
The Inventor
The Lighthouse
Without Wings

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