Friday, October 14th, the Crest opened its doors to ten filmmaking teams to compete with original, locally made, short films; welcoming a nearly sold out audience.  “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Premiere Event showcased ten shorts made from the winning screenplays of the script competition portion of this annual film festival and incubator.  Established in 1999 “A Place Called Sacramento” or “PCS” presented its 22nd annual live event this year (skipping a year for Covid), giving local filmmakers the ability to express their original ideas from script to screen. AccessLocal.TV News has the results of the awards here.

From the article, “Becoming Santa won six specialty awards including Audience Favorite, Best Director for Dawn Spinella, Best Editor for Avery Peck, Best Supporting Actor for Bob Andriola and Best Supporting Actress for Emery Gilbert, plus a shared win for the Producers’ Choice Award with the films The Ghost Hunt and The Not So Real Housewives of Sacramento.

A Place Called Sacramento annually showcases 10 films in a Festival that begins by choosing 10 winning script writers, who then get to make their films with guaranteed red-carpet world premiere and cable TV presentation on Access Sacramento. The competition begins each January with a call for scripts and a series of workshops to help writers be successful.”

October 13, 2023 marks the 23rd event. Script submissions begin December 1, 2022. Those who wish to make a film with this incubator must first be a top ten finalist in the script competition. Classes are offered at Access Sacramento to help new writers compete with their original, authentic vision. See more about A Place Called Sacramento HERE.