Red Carpet Event: King Vidor and Independent Film Awards

Presented by BHE Renewables

Also sponsored by Luna Red, 93.3 KZOZ, Martin Resorts, New Times, Tribune, KSBY, The Movie Experience, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, The Cakestress, Old San Luis BBQ Company, SLO Provisions, Splash Cafe, Windows on the Water, Big Sky, Justin Vineyards and Winery, Cass Winery and Kenneth Volk Winery.

Join us for a festive evening as we celebrate award-winning films and our 2018 King Vidor Award recipient, actress Pam Grier, on the stage of the historic Fremont Theatre.

The George Sidney Independent Film Awards, presented in several categories, are juried by film and media professionals. Major festival sponsors will be on hand to present the cash awards, and all winning films will screen at the Downtown Cinemas, following the festival (March 19-22) courtesy of the Movie Experience.

Film legend and 70’s cinema icon Pam Grier will be this year’s King Vidor Award honoree. She is the iconic feminine face of urban cinema in the 70s. She inspired that genre’s mainstream success, and her presence has long served as a muse and inspiration for many actors and filmmakers that followed, most notably Quentin Tarantino and his classic noir, JACKIE BROWN. We are thrilled to celebrate a truly remarkable career and have her here in San Luis Obispo to offer her unique and colorful perspective on the journey she has seen film take, from FOXY BROWN to today.

We are delighted to welcome back Turner Classic Movie Host Ben Mankiewicz, who will present the award and then sit down for an entertaining conversation with this year’s honoree. After the movie, enjoy a screening of the 90s classic, JACKIE BROWN.

Saturday, March 17 – 7:00pm – Fremont Theatre
$20 General / $15 Students & Film Society
All Access Passes and Red Carpet tickets will be accepted

King Vidor & Filmmakers Awards After-Party
Party the night away with award winners and some great SLO Jazz, with the Black Market Trio and vie for your own awards! Come dressed as your favorite celebrity, or even better as a Celebrity Look-a-Like and win passes to the 2019 SLO Film Fest! Special St. Patrick’s Day prize goes to the Best Irish Celebrity costume! The party will happen in two places…our Festival Tent in Mission Plaza (just a few blocks from the Fremont Theatre) and the scenic patio of Luna Red, adjacent to the Festival Tent. Great food, wine, beer and martini’s will be served in the tent, and Luna Red will provide delicious nibbles and a “Bubbly Bar”!

Saturday, March 17 – 8:30pm – Festival Tent and Luna Red Patio
All Access Passes only
Tickets at the door: $50 General / $45 Students & Film Society