Temecula, California – Out of the vineyards and rolling vistas, the Temecula Independent Film Festival will present over 50 independent films from across the world and the US selected by a filmmaker panel.
Each year the festival selects an up-and-coming filmmaker to receive the Independent Trailblazer Award for pioneering in independent film. This year's honoree is Tracey Birdsall. As an accomplished independent actor, producer, and vocalist, Tracey has been a pathfinder on all frontiers of independent filmmaking.
After sizzling the screen in "Tick Tock", a dark romantic thriller she produced, wrote, and starred in, Tracey received rave reviews, accolades and numerous top awards on the festival circuit. "Tick Tock" was hailed by acclaimed critic Paul Pritchard (of Pulpmovies.com) as "one of the most memorable independent films of 2010". Releasing this year, Tracey showed her hilarious side in "Going Very Badly" as a trophy wife with a lustful appetite. In the up-coming "Dawn of the Crescent Moon" the role "Tracey" was specifically written with casting her in mind. Tracey currently has two films in production, including “Robot Fighter” – which she also produced – and the comedy “Who’s Jenna Jameson?”, and five to be released this year.
Tracey will be Guest of Honor at the Temecula Independent Film Festival's Opening Night Gala on June 10, 7-9 pm tickets and information: www.tiFilmFest.org.
The Festival is still accepting Film Entries and Poster Contest Entries until May 4th, 2015. Details can also be found at: www.tiFilmFest.org
The Temecula Independent Film Festival is a non-profit corporation dedicated to fostering and recognizing independent filmmakers. Organizers understand the special challenges of independent filmmaking and seek to recognize and support these resourceful artists.
Award-winning independent filmmaker, Gary Vinant-Tang is festival founder and director. A festival veteran, he understands the importance for filmmakers to network and help each other. Gary is also a long-time Temecula resident raising four children there and has always wanted to bring the film festival experience to the community.