The 34th annual WorldFest, the Houston International Film Festival, concluded with an overall attendance of more than 400 up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as almost 24,000 filmgoing audience members.
Lifetime Achievement Awards went to legendary cinematographer Andrew Laszlo (Shogun, Newsies, Star Trek V-Final Frontier, You’re a Big Boy Now, etc) and a Career Achievement Award was also given to actor Sam Bottoms (27 feature films, including Apocalypse Now), who were both on hand to receive their honors.
WorldFests’s big award winners are:
[ Best Feature Film, ] “The Bread, My Sweet” a dramatic original story directed by Melissa Martin ^ [ Best Film & Video Production, ] “A Biography of America” WGBH Boston ^ [ Best Television & Cable Production, ] “Napoleon” 2 part mini-series, David Grubin Productions ^ [ Best Short Subject, ] “Pate” Blue Water Productions, Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo ^ [ Best Television Commercial, ] Zellers “Baby Shower”, Avion Film Productions, Canada ^ [ Best Experimental Film, ] “Homo Erectus” Ema Kugler, ZANK Productions, Slovenia ^ [ Best Student Film, ] “Lector” Greg Marcks, Director, Florida State University Film School ^ [ Best Music Video, ] “Cherokee Maiden ~ Asleep at the Wheel” Dan Karlock, Eugene Chrysler Films, Monclair, NJ ^ [ Best Unproduced Screenplay, ] “Kokopelli” Kevin Coleman, Houston, Texas.
For the full list of WorldFest winners, as well as dates and detials for the next Festival, visit the official site.
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