“If a person new to Sacramento were sitting in the audience today, they would have experienced the creative spirit of our wonderful community”, Cooper commented after the world premiere. “These are great people and the films reflect this intangible quality on the big screen. We are all very proud today”.
Immediately following all ten films, the filmmakers were called to the stage one at a time to thank all the many people responsible for their successful efforts. Each of the ten was awarded a commemorative plaque to remember the day and an “Audience Favorite” and a “Producers Favorite” films were selected for a special honor. More details on these films next week.
Hundreds stayed for the sound of “Sister Swing” singing trio in the Crest Lobby as the energy and excitement was shared by all. “Congratulations!” and “Well Done!” were heard often as appreciative friends and family greeted the enthusiastic filmmakers. In the 12 years, 119 films have been successfully completed and distributed at the theater, on the Access Sacramento cable channels, and posted online.
Outgoing Chairman of the Access Sacramento Board, Carl Burton, was also honored for his years of leadership by incoming Chair Jo Ann Fuller. “Carl’s leadership and vision has kept our organization on course over the years,” Fuller stated. “We all owe him a debt of gratitude.”
Many Board members were in attendance and helped organize the event. Special thanks also goes to Michelle Barbaria for her coordination of the year-long film production process.
The film script process begins anew as many PCS audience members were heard commenting, “Next year, I think I will enter a script”. Good luck to all, as the PCS Festival enters its thirteenth year. DVD copies of all ten PCS 2011 films are on sale for $20 by calling the Access Sacramento office at (916) 456-8600 ext. 112