EFF selection Julian Higgins wins big at College Awards at Motion Picture Academy.
Beverly Hills California, April 20th, 2011. Julian Higgins wins Best Film and Best Director for his drama “Thief” that deals with Saddam Hussein’s fall from grace in 2003. The amazing short (24 minutes) swept the top two categories with a cinematic style and directorial flare reminiscent of David Lean. The Emerging Filmmakers Forum is rapidly becoming the place to be seen in the heart of the motion picture business and the best and brightest of the young scene are finding the direct channel to notoriety they have sought for years at the Aidikoff Screening Room. Lior Geller’s film (Roads) played to the audience in a West Bank drama that rocked the house with fast paced urban street action that had all the elements of great film entertainment combined with political impact as Palestinians scramble to survive in alliance with a former Israeli soldier in the trenches of the steaming ghetto. Great music, powerful performances, and tight direction held the audience spellbound for the twenty minute film. The next EFF will be held on May 21st at the Aidikoff.