San Diego Film Festival

SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2004 AWARDS Five-Day Competitive Festival Featured 85 Screenings, Nightly Parties, Exclusive Galas, Panels and Workshops by Industry Gurus SAN DIEGO— The San Diego Film Festival, a five-day, competitive event that showcased more than 85 domestic and international films, today announced the winners for the 2004 fest. Of the nearly 1,200 films submitted, 85 made the cut; 14 were honored with awards. A special honor was bestowed on veteran actor— star of stage and screen— Cliff Robertson, as he accepted the San Diego Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s Actor’s Ball, on Saturday, Oct. 2. Awards: San Diego Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award - Cliff Robertson Governor’s Award - Phyllis Diller Best Feature Film Award - “Around the Bend,” director Jordan Roberts Best Director Award - “Black Cloud,” director Rick Schroder Best Screenplay Award - “Purgatory House,” Celeste Davis SD Screenwriting Contest Winner - “Whitefish,” George Olson Best Documentary Award - “Sonny Boy,” director Soleil Moon Frye Best Short Film Award- “American Made,” director Sharat Raju Best Actor Award - “The Box,” James Russo Best Actress Award - “Her Majesty,” Sally Andrews San Diego Feature Film Award - “Never Been Done,” director Matthew Powers San Diego Filmmaker Award - Devin Scott, American Dream Cinema Feature Audience Award Winner – “Eating Out” Documentary Audience Award Winner – “Goodnight We Love You” SDFF AWARDS By year three, the San Diego Film Festival has garnered several of their own awards from industry peers and festivalgoers, including Best Local Film Festival (editor's pick and reader’s choice 2002, 2003) SignOnSanDiego, National Bulldog Media Relations Award for Excellence in Entertainment Publicity, Top 10 Film Festival Vacations according to Film Threat as well as Best Beach Film Festival, Best Kept Secret Film Festival and Best Regional Film Festival according to The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, Second Edition. ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL The San Diego Film Festival is an annual celebration of film produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, held in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. The competitive five-day event, which celebrates the actor's work, highlights more than 80 films and showcases the best in American and international feature, documentary and short films. More than just movies – the Festival includes educational workshops and panels, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and their cast, and guest appearances by nationally recognized film artists. It also hosts some of San Diego's most glamorous parties - an Opening Night Premiere Gala, the Industry Party, the exclusive Actor's Ball and Award Ceremony, and a closing night Wrap Party. For more information, visit Contact name Robin Laatz, executive director - Jennifer Chidester, Publicist -


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Jennifer Chidester, Publicist
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