The PBIFF will also honor community leaders Ambassador Ned L. Siegal, new United States Ambassador to the Bahamas, with the Chairman’s Award. Longtime Board Member Robert Sanders will be given the Founders Award and Sunrise Cinema’s owners Mitch and Nancy Dreier will receive the Friends in Film award.
Those who will also be awarded this year for their contribution to filmmaking include actor Mickey Rooney, who will receive the Legend Award, and Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Juno”) will receive the Visionary Award. The Showmanship Award will be presented to Cheryl Hines (“Waitress”), who has emerged as one of our foremost comedic actresses. Receiving the Horizon Award is Josh Hutcherson, who will be seen this summer opposite Brendan Fraser in Eric Brevig’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D”).