On stage at the Crest Theatre (from Left) Festival Mascot Quentin Sacramento, Festival Director Gary Martin and filmmakers Jeffrey Dym, Jodie Fleming, Larry Menard, J. Thomas Schuessler, Nick Coleman, Danna Wilberg, John Maniachi, Eric Sanderson, Access Sacramento Board Chair Robin Scott Peters, and writers Scott Slotterbeck, Chris Henry and Darrel Scheidegger (All photos by Tia Gemmell, Riverview Media Photography)

On stage at the Crest Theatre (from left) Festival Mascot Quentin Sacramento, Festival Director Gary Martin and filmmakers Jeffrey Dym, Jodie Fleming, Larry Menard, J. Thomas Schuessler, Nick Coleman, Danna Wilberg, John Maniachi, Eric Sanderson, Access Sacramento Board Chair Robin Scott Peters, and filmmakers Scott Slotterbeck, Chris Henry and Darrel Scheidegger (All photos by Tia Gemmell, Riverview Media Photography)

Access Sacramento presented 10 original all-Sacramento films and a special youth film “Returning Andrew” on Sat. Oct. 8 at the historic Crest Theatre.

This was the 17th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” celebration of local area filmmaking talent.

More than 800 people attend this year’s festival to see the 11 world premiere short films all about Sacramento.

Audience members texted their votes for four specialty awards this year.

And the winners are:

"Regrets" Writer Larry Menard

“Regrets” Writer Larry Menard

Audience Favorite Film – Regrets

Elizabeth "Bunny" Stewart

Elizabeth “Bunny” Stewart

Best Performer in a Leading Role – Elizabeth “Bunny” Stewart  from “Afternoon Delight”

 

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Jesse Jones

Best Performer in a Supporting Role – Jesse Jones from “Happy Accidents”

 

 

Tim Walton

Tim Walton

Best Cinematography – Tim Walton from “Afternoon Delight”

 

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Festival Director Gary Martin, Happy Accidents writer Nick Coleman, Board Chair Robin Scott Peters, Writer Danna Wilberg and Festival Mascot Quentin Sacramento.

In a vote of the 10 winning writers as a peer review decision for the Producer’s Choice award, there was a tie for  “Happy Accidents” written by Nick Coleman and “Afternoon Delight” written by Danna Wilberg.

Other films making their world premiere showing include: “The Black Carnation: by J. Thomas Schuessler, “Capital Treasure” by John Maniaci, “City of Trees” by Eric Sanderson, “Coming Back” by Scott Slotterbeck, “Faster” by Chris Henry, “The Last Laugh” by Darrell Scheiddegger,  and “A Neighborhood Lost – Sacramento’s Japantown” by Jeffrey Dym,

Thank you for all the community support and making this the best PCS yet! If you’d like to purchase a DVD copy of these 10 films, or to pre-order a copy of the full stage presentation and movies,  please call the Access Sacramento office with a credit card at 916-456-8600 ext. 0

 

For a detailed list and description of the 10 films and other details, click HERE.