The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is excited to announce that we will honor Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin with the prestigious King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at its 23rd Annual SLO Film Fest in March.

Named for film director, producer, screenwriter, and part time SLO County resident King Vidor, the King Vidor Award is presented as an annual tribute to a talented filmmaker, actor or film artist in recognition of his or her exceptional artistic contributions to the motion picture industry. A powerful, sought-after film actor, Academy Award® nominated Josh Brolin continues to balance challenging roles in both mainstream studio productions as well as thought-provoking independents. In addition to impressive careers in common, Vidor and Brolin share a deep affection for SLO County. "I really appreciate the gesture," said Brolin, "as it means a lot being from the area."

Fellow actor and former King Vidor Award recipient, Jeff Bridges, hopes to be available to present the award to his friend and colleague at the event taking place at the historic Fremont Theatre in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm. TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz will chat with Josh Brolin about his accomplished career after the award presentation.

EVENT DETAILSThe Awards Night evening will begin at 7:00pm (6:30pm Red Carpet) with the George Sidney juried Filmmaker Awards. After a short intermission, TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz will introduce Jeff Bridges to present the King Vidor Award to Josh Brolin. They will sit down for a conversation about his career and a short Q&A from the audience. An awards after-party will follow at the SLO Masonic Lodge in downtown San Luis Obispo, sponsored by several preeminent local wineries, restaurants and breweries.

7:00pm - King Vidor Award and George Sidney Filmmaker Awards
Saturday, March 18, Fremont Theatre, 1025 Monterey St. SLO

$20 General / $15 Students & Film Society (Only Movie Mogul Passes accepted)

9:00pm -Awards Night After-Party
King David Masonic Lodge, 859 Marsh St. SLO
At door: $50 General / $45 Students & Film Society.

There are a limited number of tickets for the awards event & party available online for $60/$50.