Keith Carradine & Zachary Levi To Be Honored At The 2018 San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, announced today that they have honored Oscar-winning performer Keith Carradine with the Gregory Peck Award, and Zachary Levi, star of New Line Cinema's upcoming superhero adventure Shazam!, with the Humanitarian Award for his work with Operation Smile. The awards will be presented October 11th at The Night of the Stars Tribute at the Pendry San Diego in Downtown San Diego, CA.

Now in its 17th year, the San Diego International Film Festival will run from October 10th through October 14th in San Diego, CA. The most up to date festival information is available at

Keith Carradine, honoree of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema, has starred in over seventy feature films, five Broadway shows and has released two LP Albums of his music. His song "I'm Easy" from Nashville won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for "Best Song" and was a Billboard Top Ten single. Carradine has been chosen repeatedly by some of our best and most daring filmmakers to star in their films. Among those are Robert Altman for McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Thieves Like Us and Nashville; Alan Rudolph for Welcome To L.A., Choose Me and The Moderns and Walter Hill for The Longriders and Southern Comfort. Other notable film credits include Louis Malle's Pretty Baby and Ridley Scott's The Duellists.

He recently worked again with director Alan Rudolph on his film Ray Meets Helen opposite Sondra Locke and with director David Lowry on his film Old Man And The Gun with Robert Redford, Casey Affleck and Sissy Spacek. Recent film appearances include Terrence Davies' A Quiet Passion, Ain't Them Bodies Saints opposite Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara (also for director David Lowry) and Cowboys and Aliens opposite Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

He currently stars as President Conrad Dalton on the CBS hit series Madam Secretary, opposite Tea Leoni, which returns for its fifth season this fall. Other recent and notable television series roles include Penny's father, Wyatt, on The Big Bang Theory, Wild Bill Hickock on HBO's Deadwood, Special Agent Frank Lundy on Showtime's Dexter, and Lou Solverson, opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Martin Freeman, on FX's Fargo.

Carradine began his career on stage, starring in the original Broadway production of Hair. He won an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in Foxfire with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. He created the title role in the original Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies, receiving both a Tony nomination and Drama Desk nomination as "Best Actor in a Musical." In 2013, he was again nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of J.D. Drew in Hands on a Hardbody. He starred in the New York City Center "Encores" production of Lerner and Loew's Classic Paint Your Wagon.

"Keith Carradine has captivated audiences for years with spectacular performances, from recent hits like Old Man and the Gun to his career defining performance in Nashville. We couldn't be more excited to honor him this year with the Gregory Peck Award," said Tonya Mantooth, CEO and Artistic Director of the San Diego International Film Festival.

Zachary Levi has firmly established himself as one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He will next topline the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures big screen adventure Shazam!, based on the DC Super Hero, in theaters April 5, 2019. Levi will also appear in the second season of the Emmy-winning series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Levi's previous film credits include Thor: The Dark World and Tangled. He is best known for his fan favorite performance as Chuck Bartowski in the hit NBC series "Chuck," and his other TV credits include "Alias Grace" and "Heroes Reborn." Levi is an ambassador for Operation Smile, a non-profit dedicated to raising money to provide surgeries for children suffering from cleft lip or cleft palate.

Leading the program at this year's festival are the Gala Features screenings, which include seven titles of various genres.

In addition, the San Diego International Film Festival is proud to screen narrative, documentary and short films, both in and out of competition, vying for top award honors. The lineup below includes 115 films total, seven Narrative Spotlight Competition films, 17 Narrative Competition films, 13 Documentary Competition films, and 72 Short films.

Screenings will be held in the historic Balboa Theater and Regal Theaters in Downtown San Diego, and ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla. The complete list of 2018 San Diego Film Festival titles including descriptions will soon be available at

Passes are currently on sale to VIP members and the general public. In addition to screenings and events, VIP passes provide access to the official festival lounge and parties where pass holders interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. Individual tickets are currently on sale.

For more information regarding passes/tickets, press accreditation, industry passes, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit

San Diego International Film Festival is produced by the nonprofit, San Diego Film Foundation.

About the San Diego International Film Festival?

The San Diego International Film Festival is the region's premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. The San Diego International Film Festival offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never-before-seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

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About the San Diego Film Foundation?

The San Diego Film Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to making a difference through film. We believe that film can be transformative and we are bound together through human connection. Our mission is to use film to explore issues of global impact, to create dialog, to encourage self-reflection, and ultimately to develop empathy and understanding in an increasingly diverse and complex world.

The San Diego Film Foundation brings the finest independent cinematic storytelling from around the world to San Diego each year. We present films that make a difference through a robust variety of events and programs including:

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