2015 Catalina Film Fest Wraps with Honors for Kristin Davis

Fest also feted Mena Suvari, F. Gary Gray, Diane Warren, Lucas Till, Billy Zane and a special Wes Craven Tribute with Robert Englund

LOS ANGELES--()--Catalina Film Festival (CFF) came to a close this weekend with a presentation of the Conservation Activist Award to Kristin Davis, following the premiere of her documentary Gardeners of Eden. The full list of honorees at this year's Festival included:

  • Conservation Activist Award: Kristin Davis (Sex & The City, Couples Retreat, Gardeners of Eden)
  • Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award: F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Friday)
  • Avalon Award: Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie)
  • Soundtrack of Our Lives Award: Diane Warren
  • Crest Award: Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, Bravetown)
  • Maverick Award: Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom, Twin Peaks)
  • Career Tribute: Wes Craven featuring Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise)

Additional talent attending the Festival included Bailey Noble (True Blood, The Haircut, Summer of 8); Chris Mulkey (Whiplash, Car Dogs, Twin Peaks); Nina Rausch (Orange is the New Black); Director Andrew Renzi (Director, The Benefactor)

**LINK TO MEDIA SELECT PHOTOShttp://1drv.ms/1LVRk2l
**LINK TO B-ROLL WITH MENA SUVARI, KRISTIN DAVIS, F. GARY GRAY, DIANE WARREN, LUCAS TILL, BILLY ZANE, AND ROBERT ENGLUND: http://1drv.ms/1O06HNm

Filmmaker awards included:

  • Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film: The Benefactor
  • Wes Craven Best Horror Film Award: The Bridge Partner
  • Best U.S. Short Film: The Haircut
  • Best Documentary: Angel of Nanjing
  • Best Animation Film: The Present
  • Conservation Award of Excellence: Great White Lies
  • The Chimaera Project Awards: Short Film The Haircut / Feature Film Jack of the Red Hearts
  • Best High School Student Film: Lucky Numbers
  • Best Advanced Student Film: Day One
  • Best International Short Film: Waiting for Dawn
  • Best Screenplay: Loveband
  • Best International Narrative Feature Film: Battalion

The competitive fest and film market also featured the Catalina TV and New Media Summit; Mercedes Benz Music Stage; Stella Artois Beer Garden; Horseshoe Bend Vineyards Catalina Filming Wine Mixer; the Boxcast Live-Stream Lancer Auditorium; and the Blackmagic Catalina Treasure Hunt, where a mother/daughter team (April Aleman and Hayley Hamilton) won $5000 in prizes hidden throughout the island, including a Simone and Son necklace and Modern Honolulu vacation!

About Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, where blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for films, parties, panels and networking . . . just 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. CFF’s beneficiary is the Catalina Island Conservatory. For additional information, visit www.CatalinaFilm.org, follow @CatalinaFilm, #CatalinaFilm and Facebook.com/CatalinaFilm.

Contacts

for Catalina Film Festival
Jennifer Chidester, 858.472.1952
Jennifer@modernpublicrelations.com

Release Summary

The Catalina Film Festival wraps up a weekend of honors for Mena Suvari, F. Gary Gray, Kristin Davis, Diane Warren, Lucas Till, Billy Zane and a special Wes Craven Tribute with Robert Englund.

Contacts

for Catalina Film Festival
Jennifer Chidester, 858.472.1952
Jennifer@modernpublicrelations.com