Lawrence and Kristina Dodge – who are well-known for their philanthropic contributions throughout the region – will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Anaheim International Film Festival in October.
The inaugural event will be held at the Anaheim GardenWalk Oct. 13-17 and will feature an award ceremony, classes and workshops, and screenings of 100 selected films. Independent filmmakers have until June 20 to meet the regular entry deadline and July 7 to submit an entry online at withoutabox.com.
The Dodges are considered leaders in the business community and are founders of a motion picture company, American Sterling Productions. Over the years, they have shown unwavering support for a number of local causes and efforts, including a $20 million donation to Chapman University’s film school in 2004.
“As lifelong film enthusiasts and supporters of the arts, we know how vital events like the Anaheim International Film Festival are to the community and the film industry at large,” the Dodges said in a joint statement. “The AIFF will put a spotlight on untapped talent, providing emerging filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work.”
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