About 15 years ago, I was one of eight founding members of the non-profit film collective Filmmakers Alliance. Now the group has over 400 members and has made hundreds of films.
This will be our 11th Year presenting VisionFest, Filmmakers Alliance annual screening and celebration held at the prestigious Directors Guild of America Theater Complex - regularly attended by overflowing audiences, celebrity filmmakers, and press.
Watch the promo here:
A Filmmaker's Life: More VisionFest 08
It begins with the presentation of the Vision Award to an established filmmaker whose artistic ambition and excellence inspires emerging filmmakers around the world. Past recipients include MIke Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Werner Herzog, and Mark and Michael Polish.
This year's Vision Award recipient is filmmaker Kevin Smith.
The presentation is followed by the Los Angeles Short Filmmaking Grant, an award that I won two years ago. And that is followed by a program of the best short films produced through Filmmakers Alliance in the previous year. This year, my film "Melancholy Baby" will end the the program.
The evening finishes with an elegant but high-energy party in the DGA lobby catered by some of Los Angeles' best restaurants. So go to the Filmmakers Alliance website, buy a ticket and COME!