Jan. 3, 2012
-- Powers Boothe, the multitalented, award winning actor of the stage, screen, and television, will be presented the Jean Ribaut Award for Excellence in Acting at the 6th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival taking place February 15 - 19, 2012 in Beaufort, SC. He won an Emmy in 1980 for the role of Reverend Jim Jones in the Guyana Tragedy. Other notable performances were in the major motion pictures Southern Comfort, Red Dawn, Nixon, Men of Honor, and Tombstone just to name a few. He appeared most recently as Vice-President Noah Daniels in the TV series "24" and villain Cy Tolliver in Deadwood. Presenting the award will be Academy Award Nominated Actor, Tom Berenger. Powers Boothe and Tom Berenger appear together in the upcoming History Channel Mini-series, Hatfields and McCoys.
The mission of the Beaufort International Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for the art of filmmaking. It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful "film-friendly"
region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands. For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and many more. Through this festival we will reintroduce our sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers.
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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.