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SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thanks and honors everyone associated with this year's event.

 

Ron Cooper and Ken Knoll

FOUNDERS AWARD

recipients

 

 

 

Here are the recipients of...

THE SACRAMENTO FILM AWARDS

 

 2015

 

SACRAMENTO - The California Film Foundation (CFF) is proud to announce the winners from the 20th annual Sacramento International Film Festival (SFF). Watch for these rising stars in a cinema near you! Thanks from everyone at CFF and the Sacramento Film Festival. Watch for our call for entries to the 2016 show coming soon! www.SacramentoFilmFestival.com

 

April 29th. Sold out screening: "PLAYING TO WIN"

 

SFF staff Vince, Savannah amd Martin with Bob Rider and Phil Schaff

of Don't Quit, The Joe Roth Story

 

48 Hours Sacramento class of 2015

 

Sac Fashion Week's Duane Ram, Chef Pannell & SFF Filmmakers

 

 

Mark S. Allen and friend 

 

The Opening night crowd was enthralled with All Things Must Pass

 

TIM RUSS

"LOCAL VANGUARD" 2015

 

Sean Stewart and Colin Hanks: VISIONAY SPIRIT AWARDEES

 

 

CALIFORNIA FILM NEWS YOU CAN USE:

THE WINNERS of SFF 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Januschka and friends @ Sac Film Awards

 

OUTSTANDING HARD CINEMA

THE MEN of SANTA MUERTE

 

This one went to Jared Januschka for his amazing film, "The Men of Santa Muerte".

 

LINK HERE

 

 

 

 

Screenwriter Conference went off to a packed house!

 

AMERICAN SCREENPLAY WINNERS

 

BEST SHORT - "Frank and Nuala's Wedding" by Tracey Maye.....

 

BEST COMEDY -"Under My Roof" by Jennifer De Poyen.

 

DRAMATIC FORM - "Black Mustard" by Michael Clebenger

 

LEW HUNTER AWARD - "A Clash of Iron" by Richard Reed

 

 

MORE HERE

 

 

     On stage at the Don't Quit screening

 

OUTSTANDING BIOGRAPHY

DONT QUIT, THE JOE ROTH STORY

 

Tuesday, April 28th

 

Joe Roth came to Cal in 1975 and led the Golden Bears to a co-championship of the Pac-8. A Heisman Trophy favorite in 1976, Joe's story took an unexpected turn

 His personal battle is, quite simply, the greatest secret in the history of college sports.

 

By Phil Schaaf and Bob Rider.

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING NORCAL FEATURE

 

THE OTHER BARRIO

 

Directed by Dante Betteo and based on a short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia. "The Other Barrio" tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales, played by Sacramento native, Richard Montoya (Nacho Libre, Encino Man) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s Mission District. See the trailer...

 

MORE HERE

 

 

                      Melissa Hoppe and friend

 

OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM -

STEALTH

 

"Stealth" by Melissa Hoppe is a fantastic film about a young transgender girl seeking a way to fit in. The film's star is actually a transgender girl living this story.

 

played with the feature, "IN THE TURN".

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN ANAYA and RUSS SOLOMON

 

Russ is the founder of Tower Records. On April 25th he was recipient of a Sac Film Fest "Founders Award" for being one of the founding board members of the then Sacramento Festival of Cinema. Specifically, Russ founded the "Tower of Youth", originally a part of the festival and now managed independently by Bill Bronstien.

 

Adam Shell of Pursuing Happiness gets award

 

 

OUTSTANDING NON-SCRIPTED

STORYTELLING

 

PURSUING HAPPINESS

 

If you've ever struggled to maintain happiness you must see this film. It's quite a voyage. Directed by Adam Shell.

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

  Cast and Crew of Vince Dee Miles' film at Crest

 

 

WINNERS:  48 HOURS SACRAMENTO

Sunday April 26th

 

AUDIENCE AWARD- Johnnen Mayfield  for "Slumber Party'...

 

BEST USE of THEME - " I was an Anime Super Villian" by Dylan Nelson....

 

MOST UNIQUE USE of THEME - Angry Metropolis by Zachariah Erson....

 

GRAND PRIZE -  "The Reckoning" by Jag Sindhu...Congrats to ALL the 48 films!! 

 

 

MORE HERE

 

 

      A-Team members Savannah, Kim and Sahar

 

 

OUTSTANDING NORCAL - GREEN THUMB

 

The film Green Thumb is one of two fantastic programs of NorCal shorts that just blew audiences away! Phil Lorin and Liel Murray, whose day job is working as screenwriters for PIXAR entertainment have brought us their second fantastic comedy short, "Green Thumb"...This wonderful film about a boy and his plant brought the house down in two hilarious screenings. Congrats to Phil and Kiel...

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

PLAYING TO WIN

OUSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

 

On February 11th, 2011 it was made public that the owners of the Sacramento Kings intended to sell the team. That day began an odyssey that left the people of Sacramento wondering if they would ever see their team again, a team that had meant to much to its city. This film chronicles that incredible story.

 

By Rusty Prevatt

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

 

 

OUSTANDING FEATURE FILM

 

The Umbrella Man... is an original feature by Sacramento natives Michael and Joseph Grasso. Set in Pittsburgh in 1983, This compelling film charts the downward spiral of Peter and Annie Brennan after the death of their young son.

 

MORE HERE

 

 

 

"PINK" AFTER PARTY

 

Friday May 1st following our Hard shorts program.

 

Vlade Divac at the premiere of "Playing To Win"

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Mims with Tom Pressler and Zombie buddy

 

 

 

 

 

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