Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Keynote Address and Screening
10:00 p.m. Reception
Presented by the 26th annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival, Directors Spotlight features a jury-selected showcase of the latest distinguished student films in the production/directing and animation programs. Films selected by panels of industry professionals and alumni will be presented with the Blue Ribbon Panel Award, Alumni Jury Award and awards for Spotlight finalists.
Each year, this event also celebrates an extraordinary filmmaker in the industry. Past honorees have included UCLA TFT alumni and Academy Award winners such as Francis Ford Coppola, M.F.A. ’67 (Apocalypse Now, the Godfather trilogy), Alexander Payne, M.F.A. ’90 (Nebraska, The Descendants), Gina Prince-Bythewood, B.A. ’91 (Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball), Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), Lee Daniels (Precious), Ben Affleck (Argo) and Spike Jonze (Her). This year’s honoree will be announced soon.