Entertainment Weekly’s Breaking Big honorees include Alaqua Cox, Caleb McLaughlin, Saniyya Sidney, and Suzanna Son
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announces additional honorees and programming for the 24th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, taking place in person and virtually October 23–30, 2021. Simon Rex (Red Rocket) will receive the Spotlight Award and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) will receive the Discovery Award during their respective film screenings at the festival.
They join previously announced honorees Kenneth Branagh, Adrien Brody, Clifton Collins Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Harry Gregson-Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Mike Mills, Ruth Negga, Dylan Penn, Sandy Powell, and Odessa Young. Festival media partner Entertainment Weekly will also host the Breaking Big Awards and Panel on Friday, Oct. 29.
This year’s honorees include Alaqua Cox (Hawkeye), Caleb McLaughlin (Concrete Cowboy, Stranger Things), Saniyya Sidney (King Richard), and Suzanna Son (Red Rocket), who will participate in a panel discussion and receive their awards. Entertainment Weekly will also host a photo and interview studio for talent and moderate select panels.
Celebrating its 24th year, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and competitions provide SCAD students with opportunities as unique as the selected films. This year, the festival received more than 1,500 submissions for the competition series. During the festival, students from every academic discipline connect with leaders from the entertainment industry through master classes, coffee talks, lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. Savannah, a premier film hub in the Southeast, promotes quality movies produced by independent and studio filmmakers.
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