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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Idyllwild Festival of Cinema honors filmmakers


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:44am

Tony Ault

Dozens of indie filmmakers, directors, producers, cinematographers, actors and actresses gather outside the Idyllwild Rustic Theater awaiting entrance to the ninth annual Idyllwild Festival of the Cinema Awards Ceremony Sunday, March 10.

Idyllwild's 221-seat Rustic Theater was overflowing with hopeful indie film directors, producers, cinema photographers, actors and actresses from all over the world, Sunday, March 11, anxiously awaiting the announcement of this year's winners of the 2018 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.

"Like, how would it feel if we were at the Oscars," Ashish Shah, the film editor of "Battlefields" asked of Answar H. Smaine, the film's writer, director and lead actor, who sits behind him in the tightly packed theater.

Many other filmmakers attending the awards banquet laughed and hugged each...

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