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The Oceanside International Film Festival (February 21-25)

Many of you who listen to Radio 94/5 in the Oceanside area, are about to see the return of the Oceanside Film Festival.

I may be attending this year, so you'll see and hear updates from me as it happens, but now is the time to get tickets if you want to attend.

The following is information is from Executive Director Lou Niles:

The Oceanside International Film Festival Opening Night World Premiere Film Event & Red Carpet Reception

Join us for the screening of I Am Alright Directed by Krista Liney, featuring San Diego’s Local Music Legends The Silent Comedy The Oceanside International Film Festival, brought to you by visitoceanside.com, returns to The Brook’s Theatre, February 21st through February 25th. Tickets are now on sale at osidefilm.org.

OIFF 2023 presents a special Opening Night World Film Premiere of the moving documentary feature, “I Am Alright”. I Am Alright is a candid exploration of the challenges facing independent artists through the story of indie rockers The Silent Comedy. The film follows the band’s journey from an experimental side-project performing in coffee shops, through years of relentless international touring, to their ultimate collapse under industry pressures and their own mental health struggles. From euphoric highs to devastating lows, I Am Alright brings the audience along on an unfiltered look at the realities of life as a touring band and dangers of pursuing your dreams at all costs.

The feature is directed by Krista Liney, an award-winning director whose previous works includes music videos for Tyga, Justin Bieber, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as marketing campaigns for television shows Vikings, Pawn Stars and American Pickers. She recently won the 2021 Clio for Best Directing and was nominated for a daytime Emmy for Best Director related to LIFETIME’s program, Stop Breast Cancer For Life.

The I Am Alright World Premiere at OIFF 2023, will be followed by a Q&A with Liney & members of The Silent Comedy. The band will also perform Live at The Brook’s on stage with a semi-acoustic set for attending audiences!

"We are so honored to premiere this film featuring beloved local music legends, The Silent Comedy", said The OIFF Festival Executive Director, Lou Niles, "An OIFF Opening Night After Party held at a special venue in downtown Oceanside is also in the works."


6:30PM - Opening Festival Announcements 6:40PM – I AM ALRIGHT World Premiere (60 Min)

7:40PM – Break Reception 7:50PM - Q&A Panel Discussion

8:30PM – THE SILENT COMEDY Musical Performance

9:30PM - After Party

Attendees can view The Oceanside International Film Festival 2023 full schedule of films at osidefilm.org. Purchase Special Event Passes, Day Passes and the Festival Block Pass and support the arts. Individual Day Passes are available for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday film blocks, giving access to programs on a particular day/night. Guests may also find interest in the Festival Block Pass, which grants access to Nine (9) select film blocks, Wednesday through Saturday. The Festival Block Pass does not give access to OIFF 2023's lineup of Special Events, Tuesday's OIFF Red Carpet & Reception and World Premiere of I Am Alright, The Big Wave Guardians Premiere, The Special Saturday Event (TBA) and The OIFF 2023 Award Show. For 12 years running, OIFF brings diverse films from all around the world to the heart of the Oceanside California Cultural District. Come and experience stories from all corners of the globe that include documentaries, narratives, drama, cause, surf & skate, the human experience, comedy, horror, animated, environmental, and so much more! The Oceanside International Film Festival is an annual event set in the heart of the Oceanside California Cultural District with a goal to grown into an international destination for artists, connoisseurs, and industry professionals, bringing attention to our community, culture, creativity, and the art of Oceanside, California. When you come to Oceanside please visit the businesses, restaurants, retail shops, coffee shops, breweries, and wine bars. This may be a great opportunity for a Stay-Cation too! Go to www.visitoceanside.com to find out more about hotels, resorts, and places to stay At this time the festival is planned to be In Person at the Brooks Theatre in Oceanside at 217 N. Coast Hwy. Oceanside CA. 92054.

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