Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival
Friday Harbor Film Festival is proud to announce that the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented posthumously to Paul G. Allen for his contributions to the art of documentary filmmaking, television and media. The presentation during the festival’s opening night gala on Oct. 25 at San Juan Community Theatre, will honor Allen’s legacy by screening Vulcan Productions’ tribute reel, “A Tribute to Paul G. Allen’s Contributions in Film, TV and Media.”
Allen made significant contributions to filmmaking through his company Vulcan Productions and providing critical support to filmmakers working to make the world a better place by telling important stories. Without the support of people like Allen, documentary filmmakers struggle to find the funds to get their stories told.
Allen was known worldwide as a businessman, investor, researcher, humanitarian and philanthropist. As the co-founder of Microsoft, he helped start the microcomputer revolution. He also founded a variety of organizations to support medical research, education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, health care, community services and technology.
The award honors a person who has made outstanding contributions to raising the general public’s awareness of important issues, either through their activism or as a filmmaker. It is presented in memory of McLaglen an award-winning Hollywood film director and longtime resident of San Juan Island.
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