Pulling Focus Award Ceremony
Our Best Films Will Be Announced
Best in Midwest - The Wait We Carry By Eugene McKinney
About The Event
Experience the extraordinary at the Pulling Focus independent film festival award ceremony! Join us for a beautiful evening celebrating cinematic innovation, artistic expression, and thought-provoking storytelling. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a community passionate about independent film. Don't miss the chance to network with filmmakers, gain insights into the creative process, and be inspired by the power of independent cinema. Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of film at our independent film festival award ceremony.
Our Esteem Judges
A filmmaker from Washington DC. This origin informs his work and his community-centered orientation. "Residue".
An American filmmaker who gained critical acclaim for his realistic and intimate portrayals of African American families. Burnett’s films, most of which he wrote as well as directed, were revered by critics. Two of his movies were added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry: Killer of Sheep (1977) in 1990 and To Sleep with Anger (1990) in 2017.
Daniel De Boulay
Film Acquisitions Executive / Manager Film Acquisitions Executive / Manager
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Stephen James Taylor
An American composer best known for his film and TV scores. He has earned four Emmy nominations, two Annie nominations, and a DVD-X Award for "Best Original Score.
A versatile artist, filmmaker, and educator based in Los Angeles.
Our esteemed panel of judges, with diverse expertise in the film industry, faced the difficult task of making the final judgment for our film festival. Each film presented a unique vision, making the selection process challenging. The judges analyzed storytelling, technical proficiency, and thematic depth. After passionate deliberation, they chose films that captured their hearts and pushed boundaries. The judges' commitment and collaboration ensured the chosen films represented artistic excellence in cinema. We are grateful for their guidance in celebrating creativity and innovation in the industry.
Special Thanks to Our Esteemed Judges!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed film festival judges for their dedication and invaluable contributions. Your expertise, discernment, and tireless efforts in reviewing submissions have made this festival a resounding success. Your feedback and cinematic vision have empowered emerging talents to enrich the film industry. Thank you for promoting creativity, innovation, and diverse storytelling. Your commitment has left an indelible mark, inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to continued collaboration.