Vail Film Festival announces 2006 tribute award recipients and films in competition
VAIL – The Vail Film Festival, with presenting sponsor Best Life magazine, today announced its Tribute Award recipients, as well as films in competition for best dramatic feature, best comedy feature and best documentary categories at the 2006 festival that begins Thursday. The 2006 Gold Summit Award for contribution to film will be presented to actor William Forsythe. Forsythe has appeared in more than 75 feature films working with such notable directors as John Frankenheimer (“Dead Bang”), Walter Hill (“Extreme Prejudice”), Paul Schrader (“Patty Hearst”), Michael Bay (“The Rock”), Warren Beatty (“Dick Tracy”) and Edward James Olmos (“American Me”). His other film credits include “Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead” with Andy Garcia, “The Lightship” with Robert Duvall, “Virtuosity” starring opposite Denzel Washington, “Duece Bigelow: Male Gigolo” opposite Rob Schneider, “Weeds with Nick Nolte and City By the Sea,” again opposite Robert DeNiro. Most recently, Forsythe appeared with critical acclaim as Sheriff Jack Wydell in Rob Zombie’s 2005 box office success, “The Devil’s Rejects,” and just wrapped “88 Minutes,” also starring Pacino and directed by Jonathan Avnet.The festival will honor Alexie Gilmore with its 2006 Rising Star Award. Gilmore has guest starred on “Rescue Me,” “Love Monkey” with Tom Cavanaugh, “Conviction” and “Hope and Faith.” She stars in two screenings at this year’s Vail Film Festival, independent TV pilot “Nicky’s Game” opposite John Ventimiglia and “Find Love” with Christian Camargo and Craig Sheffer. Gilmore just finished shooting the film “Descent” with Rosario Dawson and recently completed “The Devil Wears Prada” starring Meryl Streep. Six categories will have films in competition at this year’s Vail Film Festival. The categories are dramatic feature, comedy feature, documentary, short film, student film, and TV pilot.n Best dramatic feature
“Find Love directed” by Erica Dunton”Jam” directed by Craig Serling”Laura Smiles” directed by Jason Ruscio “Sweet Land,” directed by Ali Selim “The Derby Stallion,” by directed by Craig Clyden Best comedy feature
“Outside Sales,” directed by Blayne Weaver “Stalking Santa,” directed by Greg Kiefer “The Oh in Ohio,” directed by Billy Kent n Best documentary10mph directed by Hunter Weeks F*ck directed by Steve Anderson
“Off Road to Athens,” directed by Jason Berry “One Per Cent,” directed by David ParkerBest Life magazine will present the award for best dramatic feature at the Vail Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday. The award will be presented by Best Life Publisher Mary Murcko and Editor in Chief Stephen Perrine, who is also a member of the Feature Film Jury.The 2006 Vail Film Festival will screen 75 films from around the world, including 20 feature films, 16 world premieres, as well as 55 documentaries, short films, animated films, action sports, student films and television pilots. Film details and the entire line-up of 2006 film selections in all categories are now available at http://www.vailfilmfestival.org.Vail, Colorado
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