NAVAJO FILMMAKER VELMA KEE CRAIG HONORED BY TheWIFTS FOUNDATION
Velma Kee Craig will be honored at TheWIFTS Foundation 2012 Visionary Awards for her short film 'Interview with Einstein' which
premiered at the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market NMAI Native Cinema Showcase, a festival which celebrates the creative work of indigenous cultures. Ms. Craig is the co-founder of White Springs Creative and a graduate of Arizona State University. She has produced film scripts, short stories, poetry and a video magazine about Native American Artists. In 2005, she was co-editor of 'Home', a project completed for the Heard Museum, a Native American Museum in Phoenix Arizona. The documentary features members of a variety of tribes including White Mountain Apache , Tohono O'odham, Acoma Pueblo and Pasqua-Yaqui who speak of what their land and the concept of home means to them.
'Interview With Einstein' is a heartwarming and delightful comedy in which a family take on the roles of a film crew to record an in depth interview with their pragmatic and talking family dog named Einstein.
The Women's International Film Television showcase (thewifts.org) is an organization dedicated to bringing together women from all walks of life through the art form of Film and Television, Business, the Humanities, the Environment and the world of Sports.
This year's event will honor more than twenty women from eleven countries and six continents. The organization prides itself in recognizing women of the twenty first century who with talent and conviction strive to make a difference in today's world.
TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards, now in its fifth year, will be held in Los Angeles on December 1, 2012 at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema with Red Carpet interviews beginning at 1pm followed by the awards ceremony at 2pm. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.thewifts.org/AwardTickets.php. Seating is limited and please note that there will be no ticket sales at the door on the day of the event.
TheWIFTS Foundation produces TheWIFTS International Visionary Awards, the Women's International Film Television Showcase,
The Women's International Shorts Showcase and The Women's International Documentary Showcase.
Sponsors for this year's event include Elizabeth Grant, Inc., Patrick Moulon, M.Mitcallef Grasse, Sylvie Nissan Gallerie Cannes, Jennifer Miller Studios, Paradigm Shift Worldwide, Pillvuyt France, Theatre for Humans, The Business of Film, LeParc Suites Hotel and Elan Hotel in Beverly Hills.
For additional information about the honorees and the event go to thewifts.org.