5 October 2017

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Catalina Film Festival Wraps 7th Annual Fest With Awards in 14 Categories From 113 Films in Competition; Career Tributes, Film & New Media Summit Rounded out the Five-Day Fest

Attendees Included Catherine Hardwicke, Matt McGorry, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 91-Year-Old Veteran Producer, Marcia Nasatir, Theodore Melfi, Wyatt Oleff, Cady McClain, Jon Lindstrom and More

Actor and activist, Matt McGorry (How to Get Away With Murder, Orange is the New Black), and director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Lords of Dogtown) at Catalina Film Festival
Actor and activist, Matt McGorry (How to Get Away With Murder, Orange is the New Black), and director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Lords of Dogtown) at Catalina Film Festival, in the projection room of the historic Avalon Theatre. (Credit: Jerod Harris)
The 7th annual Catalina Film Festival (CFF) wrapped with awards issued in 14 film competition categories selected from 113 films screened at venues throughout the famed Catalina Island. The annual film festival also featured career tributes, as well as the annual Film & New Media Summit.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear, Destiny 2, upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong) attends Catalina Film Festival on Catalina Island to accept the Festival's Crest Award for Directing
Acclaimed director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear, Destiny 2, upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong) attends Catalina Film Festival on Catalina Island to accept the Festival's Crest Award for Directing. (Credit: Jerod Harris)
CAREER TRIBUTE AWARDS INCLUDED:
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award: 91-year-old veteran producer, Marcia Nasatir (The Big Chill, Rocky, Carrie, Apocalypse Now)
  • Maverick Award: Actor and Activist, Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder)
  • Crest Award—Directing: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear, Destiny 2)
  • Crest Award—Acting: Wyatt Oleff (IT, Guardians of the Galaxy)
FESTIVAL AWARDS INCLUDED:
  • U.S. Feature — Winner: ROCKAWAY / Excellence: Tater Tot & Patton
  • Documentary — Winner: Black and Blue / Excellence: A Classy Broad
  • Wes Craven Horror — Winner: Matthew 19:14 / Excellence: The Madame in Black
  • Screenplay — Winner: Time Zero / Excellence: The Joyrider
  • Animation — Winner: Alike / Excellence: Catching the L Train
  • U.S. Short — Winner: Chocolate / Excellence: The Visit
  • Conservation — Winner: Manmade Waters / Excellence: Gaviota: The End of Southern California
  • Advanced Student — Winner: Icarus / Excellence: The Transfer
  • High School Student — Winner: Puget Sound / Excellence: Color My Dreams
  • International Short — Winner: Pushing Night Away / Excellence: Girl in White
  • International Feature — Winner: Secret from the Past / Excellence: Generation Wolf
  • Festival Treasure — My Loyal Audience
  • Deb Bauer Unsung Hero — SEARCHDOG
  • Golden Fox Award for Excellence in Directing — Brian CranoPermission
George Boucher, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Ron Truppa
George Boucher, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Ron Truppa (Credit: Jerod Harris)
About Catalina Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film on the West Coast's only resort island, just 26 miles from Los Angeles. Sponsors include Panasonic, IEX Helicopters, Catalina Express, Island Spa Catalina, ALS Limo and Car Service, Catalina Flyer, BIG, Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and The Cafaro Group. 

Past CFF honorees include Nicolas Cage, William H. MacyAndy GarciaSharon StoneJon Favreau, Emmy RossumMena Suvari, F. Gary GrayStan Lee and more.