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Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1 and 2)

"My favorite, though, was Veronica Rodriguez’ compellingly weird Hummingbird & Crane, which follows a newbie (played by co-writer Pam Covington) as she takes part for the first time at an unexpectedly cutthroat bird-calling competition in Santa Fe. The contestants’ utmost seriousness recalls Christopher Guest’s comedies, while there’s a Pitch Perfect-esque set of TV commentators breathlessly reporting on the action. The New Mexico setting is funny, too, as the antics play out against barren desert landscapes and cheesy Western-decorated rooms." - Kristian Lin

2016 Chick Flicks Film Festival Award Winners

"Competition was fierce and our Judges, Betty Buckley, Courtney Ware and Dawn Burkes, had a long debate. They started with a three-way tie for Best of Fest and asked me if we could add two honorable mention awards to this year’s festival. 

I am excited to officially announce this year’s Chick Flicks Festival award winners.


HONORABLE MENTION:  Hummingbird and Crane and Untertow


AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: Hummingbird and Crane"

-Melanie Yonks


Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

"Santa Fe Independent Film Festival brought down the curtain on its eighth annual film festival. Celebrating five extraordinary days of cinema that included over one hundred films and events, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Jacqueline Bisset, masters discussions and educational panels, a Filmmakers Brunch at Bouche French Bistro, and five nights of parties at the hottest venues in downtown Santa Fe....Best New Mexico True Short: Hummingbird and Crane by Veronica Rodriguez."

2016 Lone Star Film Festival Award Winners

"While the 10th annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square has come to a close, the results of the wildly successful four-day event are still being talked about. The Lone Star Film Society would like to congratulate all of the winners from this year’s festival.

Films and filmmakers recognized this year include:

Best Short Film 
Hummingbird & Crane directed by Veronica Rodriguez"