The 17th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival will present actor Booboo Stewart with the Rising Star Award on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the festival’s annual Gala taking place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Festival Director Jo Moultoncommented, “Mr. Stewart is an extremely gifted young talent. What he has accomplished to date at such a young age is remarkable. We are delighted to present The TVIFF’s Rising Star Award to Booboo Stewart.”
If you don’t know Booboo, you will soon. Teen star Booboo Stewart, 17, grabbed the global spotlight with his role as Seth Clearwaterin THE TWILIGHT SAGA – ECLIPSE (2100 Best Picture MTV Movie Awards) and reprises his role in the highly anticipated “The TWILIGHT SAGA – BREAKING DAWN, Parts 1 & 2.
Booboo, a multi-talented actor, singer, dancer, gymnast, model and musician, can be seen opposite Val Kilmer in the Indy feature AMERICAN COWSLIP and in the family film SMITTY with Mira Sorvino and Peter Fonda. He is currently tackling the dramatic leading role of a teen that suffers from Aspergers Syndrome in the Indy feature WHITE FROG. Recent television appearances include roles on “Good Luck Charlie,” “CSI:Miami” and R.L. Steins “The Haunting Hour.” Before the “Twilight Saga” movies, Booboo was best known as a member of the Walt Disney Records recording group “T-Squad” and toured with The Cheetah Girls, The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus.
Booboo, born Nils Allen Stewart, Jr., lives in Los Angeles with his parents and sisters. He is a Celebrity Ambassador for USA Child Help and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The family volunteers time each Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving feeding the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission.
About the Festival
The 17th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival takes place Sept. 14-18, 2011 at Ultrastar Tower 10 in the Tower Plaza Shopping Center. The festival is presented by Cinema Entertainment Alliance, a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to celebrating world cinema and music. In 2010 over 300 filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors, writers, judges, composers, arrangers, agents, publicists, cast and crew participated in the festival, which was attended by more than 18,000 people.
Past young TVIFF award recipients include Kay Panabaker, Steve Rushton, Lucas Grabeel and Matthew Underwood.
For more information about the festival, call (951) 699 5514 or visit www.tviff.com. Tickets for this year festival, including Opening Night, the Black Tie Gala and other events are now available at www.tviff.com.
Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones, no texting, don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Film, see her work on SilentHollywood.com