Experience the Action with the SLO International Film Festival
It is that time of year again to enjoy film, wine and fun! Taking place March 5th – 9th, 2014, the SLO International Film Festival is “where movies matter” and they are celebrated each year with special screenings and tributes. The SLOIFF was founded in 1993 by San Luis Obispo attorney, Mary A. Harris as a celebration of classic films. The Festival has grown from screening 32 films over a week to screening over one hundred films in five days. Harris also added the George Sidney Independent Film Competition that promotes up-and-coming talent and seminars that attract filmmaking professionals from all over the country.
The SLO International Film Festival was announced as “…one of the best film events in the country” according to MovieMaker Magazine, Summer 2013.
This Year’s Events
This year five sensational special events are scheduled:
Opening Night Event – STARRING ADAM WEST – Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00pm – Adam West will be receiving the 2014 Spotlight Award as well as sharing a new documentary encompassing his life and career.
Silent Film – METROPOLIS – with German pianist Markus Horn – Thursday, March 6th at 7:00pm
RUNNING FOR JIM – (plus Running Blind) – Thursday, March 6th at 7:00pm
Surf Nite in SLO – FIVE SUMMER STORIES with HONK in concert – Friday, March 7th at 7:00pm
ANITA – The Women’s Legacy Fund is sponsoring a sneak preview of the documentary about Anita Hill – Sunday, March 9th at 1:00pm
20th Anniversary King Vidor Award
On Saturday, March 8th, Academy Award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges will be awarded the 20th Anniversary King Vidor Award for Career Achievement. This festive evening will include KSBY-TV’s Dan Shadwell as the MC for the George Sidney Independent Film Awards juried by film and media professionals and then former King Vidor Award recipient, James Cromwell will present the 2014 King Vidor Award. Following the award presentation, Jeff Bridges will be screening one of his films.
For more details on this special night and the career of Jeff Bridges, visit King Vidor & Independent Film Awards.
You can support one of San Luis Obispo’s most important cultural events with a tax deductible donation. $50 or more makes you a SLOIFF Film Society Member for the 2013/2014 season which entitles you to year-round discounts on festival tickets for films, receptions, workshops and special events, invitations to V.I.P. parties and dinners, and early bird opportunities for purchasing passes and special event tickets.
During the Festival, you will want a place to rest and relax as you gear up for the next day of film fun. SeaCrest, Pismo Beach’s OceanFront Hotel, provides the most comfortable of accommodations, friendly staff and pristine ocean views just minutes from the SLO International Film Festival venues.