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September Newsletter


What's This?! What's This?! Tim Burton's coming home!

The Burbank City Council has officially proclaimed September 24th "TIM BURTON DAY!"

The Burbank International Film Festival is proud to announce that Tim Burton will be honored at their 15th Anniversary Awards Gala and be featured in an exclusive on-stage life/career retrospective interview with Scott Feinberg from the Hollywood Reporter.



BIFF Feature Film Highlights


"Golden Vanity"+ Q&A with Melora Hardin

Thurs., Sept. 21st, 8:00pm-10:00pm World Premiere


BIFF opens on Thursday, September 21st, with the World Premiere of Golden Vanity starring Emmy nominee Melora Hardin (“The Office”). Golden Vanity takes place in Hollywood in 1967. After an unhinged stage crash at an awards show, faded movie star Mabel Montgomery-Mayflower (Melora Hardin) barricades herself in her mansion to record her life story before it's too late.


"I am thrilled that Golden Vanity is making its world premiere as the opening [feature] film in The Burbank International Film Festival. Creating and playing Mabel Montgomery Mayflower drew on all my professional and life experience and demanded everything of me. I am as proud of this movie as anything I've ever done," Melora Hardin said.


Following the screening will be a Q&A with Melora Hardin and the filmmakers.



"Replica"+ Q&A (Fri., Sep. 22nd, 8:00pm-11:00pm)

West Coast Premiere


Friday, September 22nd includes the West Coast Premiere of the action thriller Replica, directed by Paul Tully. Replica tells the story of Tonya (Alexandra Grey, “Empire”), a beautiful, ambitious dreamer, and Mickey (Jeremy Luke, “The Irishman”), a lonely soul lost in a world full of treachery and trauma, who are reminded that love can undoubtedly break the chains that prevent what we all seek. Replica stars Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (“Iron Man 2”) and Emmy nominee Nicholas Turturro (“The Longest Yard”).



"Miracle at Manchester" (Based on a True Story)

+ Q&A (Sat., Sep. 23rd, 7:00pm-9:00pm)


Saturday, September 23rd, features the Faith-Based Feature, Miracle At Manchester, which is Eddie McClintock's directorial debut. The film's based on a true story when an entire high school (all 1,700 of them) says a prayer over a teenage boy and two weeks later, his tumor from an aggressive form of brain cancer is gone. The film stars Eddie McClintock (“Supergirl”), Dean Cain (“Out of Time”) and Daniel Roebuck (“Final Destination”).



"Ruby's Choice" + Q&A w/ Director Michael Budd

Sunday, Sep. 24th, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Los Angeles Premiere

Sunday, September 24th, the festival's final day of screenings, will showcase Ruby's Choice, starring Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour (“Wedding Crashers”). Ruby's Choice is a poignant tale that follows three generations of strong Australian women. Bonded by shared moments of wisdom and joy, secrets from the past reveal themselves.


Director Michael Budd (“Love of My Life”) shared his inspiration for the film, "I was inspired to make Ruby's Choice having lost my Grandma to dementia and knowing even in her final years, she had a lot to offer as a matriarch of our family."

Following the screening will be a Q&A with Director Michael Budd.




First Entertainment Credit Union is a Title Sponsor of the

2023 Burbank International Film Festival



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