Catalina Film Fest Rolls out Red Carpet This Weekend for 5th Annual Festival — Sept. 24-27!

F. Gary Gray, Menu Suvari, Kristin Davis, Diane Warren, Lucas Till &

Plus, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Nightmare on Elm
Street Cast Join Craven Family for Wes Craven Tribute

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Catalina Film Festival (CFF) announces additional honorees for the
September 24 – 27 festival, held on the famed Catalina Island. 2015
Catalina Film Festival attending honorees include:

  • F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Friday)
    – Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award (Friday). The award honors a film
    professional whose work embodies Stanley Kramer’s qualities of social
    consciousness within their artistry while taking risks to create and
    influence a social transformation. Past recipients include Sharon
    Stone, William H. Macy.
  • Diane Warren (With over 100 songs featured in motion pictures,
    Warren has worked with music superstars including Lady Gaga, Adele,
    Elton John, Kelly Clarkson) – Inaugural Soundtrack of Our Lives Award
  • Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie) –
    Avalon Award (Saturday)
  • Kristin Davis (Sex & the City, Gardeners of Eden,
    Couples Retreat
    ) – Conservation Activist Award (Sunday)
  • Wes Craven Tribute – A touching tribute to the late Wes Craven  a
    supporter of Catalina Film Festival, who graciously founded the annual
    Craven Award for excellence in horror filmmaking, and personally
    selected the winning films — will include the Craven family, Robert
     (Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm
    ), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm StreetBetter
    Off Dead
    ), and more. The Festival will also distribute the annual
    Craven Award that Craven chose only days before his passing. (Saturday)
  • Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, Bravetown) – Crest
    Award (Saturday)
  • Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom, Twin Peaks) – Maverick
    Award (Friday)

Recent honorees include Nicolas Cage, Andy Garcia, William H. Macy, Jon
Favreau, Sharon Stone, Kate Bosworth, Stan Lee, and more.

The Festival will also feature 26 premieres, including the West Coast
premieres of The Benefactor (starring Theo James, Richard Gere,
and Dakota Fanning); Car Dogs (with Patrick J. Adams, George
Lopez, Octavia Spencer); Moments of Clarity (with Marguerite
Moreau, Lyndsy Fonseca, and Eric Roberts); Jack of the Red Hearts (with
AnnaSophia Robb and Famke Janssen); Project Greenlight Short Film –
Day One; The Preppie Connection
; and the North American premiere of Battalion.

The competitive fest and film market also features the Catalina TV
and New Media Summit
; Mercedes Benz Music Stage; Blackmagic
Catalina Treasure Hunt
($5000 in prizes hidden throughout the
island); Stella Artois Beer Garden; Horseshoe Bend Vineyards
Catalina Filming Wine Mixer
; and Boxcast Live-Stream Lancer

About Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film on the only West
Coast resort island, where blue water and coastal breezes provide the
perfect backdrop for films, parties, panels and networking…just 26
miles off the coast of Los Angeles. CFF’s beneficiary is the Catalina
Island Conservatory. For additional information, visit,
follow @CatalinaFilm, #CatalinaFilm and


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