This year marks the 10th Anniversary of VisionFest, Filmmakers Alliance's annual Vision Award Presentation, Screening and Gala party held at the Directors Guild of America Theater Complex on August 15th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.. It is Filmmakers Alliances' yearly celebration that brings together best of L.A.'s independent filmmaking community.
This year, Filmmakers Alliance will bestow its coveted Vision Award on filmmakers MICHAEL and MARK POLISH and actress/filmmaker LAURA DERN. Community Vision Awards will also be presented to ECHO PARK FILM CENTER and RIC HALPERN of PANAVISION for their contributions to independent film. Past Vision Award recipients include include Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell and Werner Herzog.
The presentation is followed by the introduction of the Los Angeles Short Filmmaking Competition winner which is, in turn, followed by a program of the best short films produced through Filmmakers Alliance in the previous year.
The program is as follows:
"Bueno" by Paul Gutrecht
"All The Fish In The Sea" by Charlie Chu
"The Bear and the Geisha" by Lisa Temple
"Far Sighted" by Elyse Couvillion
"Henri" by Will Braden
"Crossing The Line" by Marty Elcan
"Plus or Minus: A Few Things I Thought I should Consider"
by Amanda Sweikow
The evening finishes with an elegant but high-energy party in the DGA lobby catered by some of Los Angeles' best restaurants.
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