BROTHERS IN EXILE and TOMMY AND FRANK Top 2014 La Costa Film Festival's Sports Category

BROTHERS IN EXILE and TOMMY AND FRANK Top 2014 La Costa Film Festival's Sports Category

The La Costa Film Festival (LCFF) announced today the winners of the 2014 festival. The La Costa Film Festival opened on September 18, 2014 with Frank Vs. God, starring Henry Cusick and Ever Carradine at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

Throughout its 4-day run, The La Costa Film Festival screened 43 films from 13 countries, hosted nightly red carpet galas, 3 exciting panels, receptions, and welcomed a number of prominent filmmakers such as Golden Globe winner Ed Harris and Oscar nominated writer and director Ron Shelton to Carlsbad. This year, the festival was pleased to announce a partnership with Mandalay Sports Media (MSM) to help curate the festival's sports themed narrative, documentary and shorts programs.

The 2014 La Costa Film Festival Sports Competition Jury featured an impressive roster of industry professionals, including Cash Warren, noted producer, Brad Holland, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Ira Opper, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, Paul Rudy, Sports Director of KUSI-TV in San Diego, and John Carney, former NFL Chargers kicker and philanthropist.

2014 SPORTS JURY COMPETITION WINNERS:

FEATURE FILM - Brothers in Exile (ESPN FILMS)

SHORT FILM - Tommy and Frank (ESPN FILMS)

La Costa Film Festival 2014 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS:

Audience Award-Narrative Feature - una Vida - Richie Adams

AUDIENCE AWARD-FOREIGN NARRATIVE FEATURE - WHITE LIES - DANA ROTBERG

Audience Award-Documentary Feature Film - brothers in exile - Mario Diaz

Audience Award-Foreign DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - Bella Vita - Jason Baffa

AUDIENCE AWARD - SHORT FILM - Tandem-matthew Douglas Helfgot, Jared Hillman

AUDIENCE AWARD - Foreign SHORT FILM -- Bis gleich - Benjamin wolff

Audience Award Honorable Mention - h2mexico - Brent deal

2014 FESTIVAL HONORS:

LEGACY AWARD - Ed Harris (Radio, Apollo 13, The Truman Show, The Abyss, The Hours, Pollock, and Golden Globe winner)

'AMBASSADOR OF SPORTS' AWARD - Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup and White Men Can't Jump)

HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM COMPETITION WINNER:

Sofia - Jason Phillips and Brandon Chase of Canyon Crest High School

Attendance at the 2014 La Costa Film Festival grew from last year's attendance with over 4,500 patrons.

About La Costa Film Festival - The La Costa Film Festival of Carlsbad beckons you to explore this idyllic coastal town known for its gorgeous beaches, exquisite local cuisine, and sports loving citizenry. It is home to sports industry giants such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Cobra, as well as family focused attractions such as LEGOLAND, and 'The Flower Fields.' Another great choice is simply strolling through the Village of Carlsbad, and enjoying its quaint seaside ambiance. Our mantra is much like Carlsbad by the Sea, "casual yet intimate, relaxed yet unforgettable."