Los Angeles – The THIRD annual Sunscreen Film Festival West will honor the work of actor Ron Perlman with its Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday evening, October 3rd, prior to showing the Festival premier film DESIREE (Also starring Kate Walsh and Walton Goggins) The South Bay festival takes place in Hermosa Beach October 2-4, with more than 70 films competing in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Animated Short, Documentary Short, Experimental Short & Web series, and Narrative Short. Special festival support was provided by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Co-founders Robert Enriquez and Tony Armer will announce presenters soon.
“Ron Perlman’s career personifies a dedication to excellence in his craft that is all too rare today, and we wanted to recognize not only his talent, but also the hard work and perseverance that goes into a career like his,” said festival co-founder Tony Armer.
710 Pier Ave. (Hermosa Civic Theatre)
Throughout the weekend, there will be compelling workshops on important aspects of the business, including: screenwriting for film and for television; film and television directing; acting; talent representation; how to get your film made, and film distribution.
About Sunscreen Film Festival West
The Sunscreen Film Festival West is organized and presented by the Sunscreen Film Festival West Society Film Society and, like its sister Sunscreen Film Festival (St. Petersburg-Clearwater-Tampa), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to education, economic development, informing the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset.
The festivals have grown from a gathering in a St. Petersburg, Fla., art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to nationally recognized events on both coasts. Sunscreen is different from other festivals in that guests, in addition to attending screenings of world-class films, are encouraged to take part in workshops, classes, and other events that support the festival’s mission. Importantly, the festivals receive special support provided by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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