We are thrilled to be able to honor Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland at the festival this year. We will show some clips of Sally's work, do a Q&A and present her with a lifetime achievement award.
Tribute to Sally Kirkland
Who will win a "Shermie?" For the first four years of the festival, it was held at the CAP Theater on Ventura in Sherman Oaks. Since technically we were a few blocks from Studio City we decided to pay homage to Sherman Oaks by naming an award after the city. And that is how the "Shermie" was born. This year, of course, we are at the Laemmle, where we hope to be for years to come.
"This is one of the few festivals that actually likes filmmakers, unlike most that just screen your film and kick you out right after. I highly recommend this festival...had a lot of fun last year, great venue and organizers with a great host."