This year’s Gulf Coast Film Festival was full of action! The film festival showcased winners from last year’s independent film contest. There were also plenty of events and guests were able to meet and interact with this year’s special guest, film and TV star Marsha Mason.
Mason believes in the power of independent film makers. “It is where all great creativity is coming from,” said Mason.
Last weekend, the film festival kicked off with a mixer, which was held at Tabella at Clear Creek Winery in Kemah on Friday. Once guests had their fill of wine and conversation at the mixer, they made their way to the awards dinner at the South Shore Harbor Resort in League City on Saturday. Finally, guests watched the winning films from the 2010 film festival at a screening that was held at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City last Sunday. Hal Wixon, Director of the Gulf Coast Film Festival, worked hard to make the festival a success.
” One of the things I like to hear the most from people is,’We had so much fun!’ It is a big thing to hear that,” said Wixon.
2010 Awards winners included:
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Cheryl Tiegs – Actress/Model
Best of Festival: Eternal Peace Dir. Jason Clemons
SBJ Films, Houston, Texas,
Best Drama: TOW Dir.Adam Newell
Grillbust Productions, Indianapolis,IN
Best Short: Dir. John Estrada
Blue Bird Pictures, Austin,Texas
Best Student Project: The Cold Day In Hell Dir.Eric Ochoa
League City Galena Park Media Kids, Houston,Texas
Best Documentary: Humble Trash Dir.Debbie Eynon Finley
DEF Multimedia, Austin,Texas
Best Comedy: Audrey The Trainwreck Dir.Frank V. Ross
Zero Trans Fat Productions, Kemah, Texas
Best Foreign Film: Why Are There Thing That Are Never Forgotten Dir. Lucas Figueroa
LMF Films, Madrid Spain