The "Santini " is awarded to that filmmaker whose portrayal of the American military, veterans, or their families in a feature film, documentary, or short reflects the highest standards of service and sacrifice for the good of others. The award is named after Colonel Donald "The Great Santini" Conroy. father of Academy Award® nominated screenwriter and best-selling author Pat Conroy.
The mission of the Beaufort Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for the art of filmmaking.
The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre to include feature films, animation, short films, documentaries, student films, and screenwriting.
It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful "film-friendly"
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The Beaufort Film Society (BFS) is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.