Fests, Awards and Upcoming

It's been a big few months for Gold Star! We took home Best Feature Film at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (our NYC Premiere, where we opened the festival), and had our New Jersey premiere at the Lighthouse International Film Festival.

We next screen Closing Night of the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival at the beautiful, historic Music Box Theater in Chicago. Our screening will be at 8:30p.m. on Thursday August 10th.

For tix and more info, visit BWiFF's site here.

Winner at the Oxford Film Festival!

Winner at the Oxford Film Festival!

We're excited to announce that Victoria Negri (writer/director/producer/actress) won the Lisa Blount Memorial Award for Acting at the Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi. Victoria was selected for the only acting award of the festival out of performances in over 150 films and received a beautiful Hoka statue. Because of the award, Gold Star saw an encore showing Sunday night.

Thank you, Oxford!


Oxford Film Festival - In Competition

Oxford Film Festival - In Competition

We're extremely excited to be in-competition at the upcoming Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi in February. We'll be screening in-competition alongside other beautiful, award-winning films for our Southern Regional premiere.

Join us on Friday February 17th at 6pm at the Malco theater. Tickets are currently on-sale here. You can buy a single pass or a package for the weekend! We can't wait!


Robert Vaughn, You Will Be Missed

Robert Vaughn, You Will Be Missed

We mourn the loss of the late, great Robert Vaughn and are honored that Gold Star will be his last film. He was one of a kind, a brilliant performer, and a true gentleman, a consummate professional through and through.

Robert, you will be missed. RIP to the greatest "movie dad" in the business.

Victoria has written a few extremely personal pieces on her experiences working him, and how he shaped her as an filmmaker and artist, posted in our "Press" Section for The Talkhouse and NoFilmSchool.

World Premiere Announcement!

We are extremely excited to announce that Gold Star will have its world premiere Opening Night of the Buffalo Film Festival on Friday October 7th. Tickets will go on sale on their website on September 1st and we'd love to see you all there!

BVEW's Distribution Lab

We are excited to announce that we will be participating in Big Vision Empty Lab's June Distribution Lab! 

What does this mean?!?! 

As we wrap up the final tweaks of the sound mix and power through our color correct, we will be pitching the film to sales agents, distributors, and others in Big Vision Empty Wallet's labs later this month. This is a huge opportunity, as it's the chance to being a conversation wtih distributors prior to our world premiere this fall. (Stay tuned for that!)

The Distribution Lab is held twice per year and is part of the Kickstart Diversity Program, which we are also a part of, which supports projects created by women, people of color and LGBT creators. 

This three-day distribution program is filled with intense education about distribution, audience building, pitching and partnerships, as well as panel discussions with distributors and platforms, and presentations from networks and sales agents. On the final day of events, select teams have a chance to have brief one-on-one meetings with distributors, networks and platforms. We're excited to be included!

Find out more at: http://bigvisionemptywallet.com/distribution-lab.

Stay tuned on news for our fall premiere, a teaser trailer and more excitement! You've all been so lovely and patient!


Team Gold Star



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