Carl Brown Reviewing Films for Documentary Jury Award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival

Apr 22, 2009

One of the greatest benefits that I received screening “2nd Verse” last year at film festivals was all of the fantastic people that I met. One of the most vibrant, energetic and supportive film festival directors that I got to know was Jane Sullivan. Jane was a pleasure to hang with at the festival last year, and personally called me to relate how much she enjoyed my film upon submission. The Santa Cruz Film Festival, which is swinging back around this year, is a high quality professional festival with the small town vibe of Santa Cruz. The venues were great and staff awesome.

I was fortunate enough to win the Audience Award for Best Documentary last year and have been asked to sit on the Documentary Jury for this year’s festival. Here is a quick list with links to the films that I am judging.

Katrina’s Children
Lioness
Saint Misbehavin: The Wavy Gravy Movie
Salute
An Unlikely Weapon

Although I haven’t gotten through all of the films yet, so far everything looks fantastic and should be very successful year at the festival for feature length docs.

If you have the opportunity to travel to Santa Cruz for the festival this year, May 7th-15th, I highly recommend it. Fresh atmosphere, awesome people, and fantastic venues.