This week, the judges at the Milledgeville+Eatonton Film Festival awarded "The Outsider" Best Editing in their 5th Annual Film Fest. The judges also named Lori Kay Allred as a "Best Screenplay" nominee for her short film "Conversations at 35,000 Feet."
"We are very honored," said director Scott Takeda. "This is our third consecutive year at this festival, and this year's selection of films are the best I've seen. So I'm very honored that the jurors singled out our film for editing.
"Also, I couldn't be more happy for our Lori Kay Allred. Milledgeville-Eatonton does such a nice job honoring the nominees by having table-reads of all the scripts. Professional actors read the scripts, and it's one of the highlights of the entire festival, packing the house. Lori Kay got a huge standing ovation, and a lot of interest from those wanting to see it produced, including producers from Canada."
2018 was the fifth year for the Milledgeville Film Festival – a Top-100 reviewed festival on Film Freeway. Held in a small college town just east of Atlanta, it regularly attracts some of the industry's best filmmaking talent. This year's speakers included Oscar-nominated producer Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club), television screenwriter Jesse Zwick (Parenthood), and Disney's Director of Production David Hartle.