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Saturday, March 9 – 7:00pm • Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo
Master of Ceremonies, KSBY’s Dan Shadwell will host the George Sidney Independent Film Awards, given each year to films in several categories, and juried by a group of film professionals and film-loving journalists. Audience Awards will also be presented by major Festival media sponsors and City officials.
We are extremely delighted to announce that actor,
John Hawkes will be the recipient of this year’s King Vidor Award. Star of The Sessions, Winter’s Bone and Deadwood, John Hawkes recently won Best Actor honors at the Independent Spirit Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for his role in The Sessions. SLOIFF Co-Founder and Palm Theatre owner, Jim Dee, will present the award and lead a conversation and Q&A with John Hawkes.
For anyone who missed
The Sessions the first time around, the Palm Theatre is bringing it back for an encore, starting today – Friday, March 8th. Don’t miss John Hawkes and Helen Hunt in this incredible film!
Note: Actor James Cromwell is no longer able to attend the festival due to circumstances beyond his control. He sends his regrets!
King Vidor Award Reception
Warden Building, 762 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo – 8:30pm (after awards ceremony)
Rub elbows with John Hawkes, SLOIFF filmmakers and other celebrity guests while enjoying fine wines and great food in the cozy setting of the historic Warden Building in downtown SLO. Gourmet grazing courtesy of some of SLO County’s best restaurants and caterers: Windows on the Water, Novo Restaurant, Mama’s Meatballs, the Granada Hotel & Bistro, and Bello Mundo Cafe, along with local, award-winning vintners: Ancient Peaks Winery, Baileyana Winery, Treana Winery, Roxo Port Cellars and Center of Effort Winery. And there will be martini’s made with the very finest, Tito’s Vodka! Magician Rich Ferguson and pianist Mikaylah Williams will round out the entertainment.