The 37th Annual
WorldFest Houston is one of the oldest film festivals in the
world! Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone,
Robert Rodriguez, Ang Lee, David Lynch and Ridley Scott ALL
received their very first film awards here!! Now we are included
in that list! PURGATORY HOUSE won the highest American award
for "First Best Feature" (the most competitive category
in the festival)!
Premiere screening at the lovely AMC Theaters in Houston,
Texas (another multiplex) was great. At the festival I met
filmmakers from all over the world who flew in to participate.
Saturday night's award ceremony and four-course dinner was
delicious and a great cultural experience. The awards show
featured dancers from many different countries. The next day
the festival took all the filmmakers on a tour of the NASA
Space Center, and to a yacht club for a home-style Texas BBQ.