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Academy Award Winner, Michael Westmore, named 2011 Judge
Star Trek Makeup Artist Michael Westmore Named Judge for Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA The Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival® is pleased to announce that Academy Award® winning makeup artist Michael Westmore will serve as a 2011 judge. Westmore is best known in industry circles for his visionary work on Star Trek® television productions, including “The Next Generation,” ‘Deep Space Nine,” and “Voyager,” as well as four feature films from the franchise.
Westmore won the Academy Award® for makeup for his pioneering achievement in the film Mask (1985). He has been nominated three other times, for the films 2010 (1984), The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). He has received nine Emmy Awards® for his work and multiple nominations. He has also been nominated in the makeup category for BAFTA®, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films®, and the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards®.
His career includes more than 70 films and television shows, including series “The Munsters,” “The Land of the Lost,” “Bosom Buddies,” “MacGyver,” and “Hart to Hart,” along with Best Picture winners Rocky (1976) and Raging Bull (1980).
“Getting Michael Westmore is a real treat for us,” said Christopher Gaida, the festival’s Director of Programming. “Both horror and science fiction films rely heavily on the use of makeup to create characters and tell a story. Michael is a seasoned veteran in the field with a unique perspective for this kind of detail. That makes him the perfect choice to be on our judges’ panel.”
The festival added a Science Fiction category this year to broaden its reach and appeal to up-and-coming filmmakers. Westmore joins producer/director Tom DeSanto and film composer Harry Manfredini on the judge’s panel for this year’s festival.
About The Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival
Founded in 2009, the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival® is held annually in the mountains of Big Bear Lake, CA, to recognize excellence in the film genres of horror and science fiction. The festival continues to grow in popularity among novice filmmakers and Hollywood power players. This year’s festival is scheduled for September 30th – October 2. Film submission deadlines have passed, but tickets are available for purchase for the three-day event. For more information and to get tickets in advance (recommended), please visit the festival’s official website at www.bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com
July 26, 2011 (All day)