There are many stars in the nighttime sky, and all contribute to its amazing beauty. We can’t help but be drawn, however, to those few that shine just a little brighter than others. The purpose of our ‘Star’ Awards is to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the art of film, whether in their first impressions, rising acclaim, dynamic impact, or a lifetime of achievement. We honor these special people by expressing great appreciation for their talent, and invite you to join us in thanking them. Some of our past recipients have been: Ed Harris, Ron Shelton, John C. McGinley, and Chris Noth. Andy Garcia delivered our closing night film in the Festival’s first year and deserves special recognition, but come any time and you will find your night lit up with stars.