Adrian Pasdar, Actor in Grey Knight 1993 and also a WorldFest winner for his feature film, Cement, premiered in 2000, winning the top Remi award.
Akira Kurosawa, Ran, Won Best film at WorldFest, 1985.
Ang Lee receiving his 1992 Gold Remi Award for Pushing Hands. In 1992, when Ang Lee originally won his WorldFest Gold Remi Award, he was unable to personally receive it in Houston, since he left for Los Angeles early, and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston accepted on his behalf. So 21 years later at the occasion of the 50th Annual Golden Horse Intl. Film Festival in Taiwan, Hunter Todd & Kathleen Haney presented Ang Lee with his personal Gold Remi Crystal award.
Anthony Quinn & Yvette Mimieux & Hunter Todd at WorldFest c. 1982. Anthony Quinn attended WorldFest and received his WorldFest Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and brilliant career.
Bill Plympton, Cheatin’ 2014 Gold Remi Award & multi-award winner at WorldFest.
Catherine Deneuve, VIP guest at WorldFest.
Chuck Jones, Affectionately known as the “Father” of Bugs Bunny, 1991 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient ~ (Marion & Chuck Jones, Kathleen Haney, Hunter Todd)
Cliff Robertson, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2000 (in photo at Maxim’s with Hunter Todd, Kathleen Haney & WorldFest filmmakers Frederic Golchan (France) & Rodney McDonald (USA) & Maxim’s Restaurant owner, Ronnie Bermann).
Coen Brothers, (Ethan & Joel) Directors of Blood Simple, 1984 World Premiere at WorldFest which later went on to win critical acclaims at various festival and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance a year later in 1985.
Corbin Bernsen, lead actor in Grey Knight 1993, Hickenlooper film.
Dalton Trumbo, Director & Writer (Johnny Got his Gun 1971) Winner at WorldFest.
12. David Lynch, 1970, Short film Remi Winner, The Grandmother.
Francis Ford Coppola, Producer, THX1138, 1972.
George Hickenlooper (Casino Jack) 1993 Gold Remi at WorldFest for Grey Knight.
George Lucas, Director THX1138, 1972 winner at WorldFest.
Hunter Todd, Jennifer O’Neill (Summer of 42) attending WorldFest in 1978 for film Caravans, 1978.
Hunter Todd, Master of Ceremonies, 2007 ~ Artist rendering in pastel.
Hunter Todd, Ang Lee, Kathleen Haney, 50th Golden Horse Intl. Festival, Taipei, Taiwan.
Isabella Rosellini with Hunter Todd, c. 1985.
Jack Palance at WorldFest, 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
Jimmy Stewart, Fools’ Parade, 1971 winner at WorldFest.
John Frankheimer, Director, Story of a Love Story (also entitled Impossible Object), 1973. Frankenheimer brought his own personal 35mm print of the film to festival because his distributors had placed a hold on the film, after its acceptance into the festival.
John Lee Hancock, (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks) 1991, Won Gold for Vaya Con Dios, 1991. John Lee Hancock, a Houston attorney at that time, worked down the hall from our Galleria office. He had previously won for an entered script and subsequent short film.
John Sayles, Return of the Seacaucus 7, 1980, winner at WorldFest.
Jonathan Demme, 1984, Stop Making Sense, winner at WorldFest.
Kirk Douglas, 1985, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
Kirk Douglas, Portrait by Houston artist named Clayton, 1985.
Kleiser, Randal (Grease) 2011, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Kleiser won his first top award for his short, Peege about his ailing Grandmother. This short film about her failing memory has been in distribution ever since as an aide to medical institutions which deal with Alzheimer’s patients.
Laszlo Kovacs, Richard Schenckman (filmmaker), Hunter Todd (Laszlo Kovacs, Career Achievement Award recipient at WorldFest, 1998).
Leslie Linka Glatter (Homeland, Mad Men, ER, etc), Remi Award winner for short 1985, Tales of Meeting & Parting.
Michael York, Career Achievement Award Recipient 1997.
Oliver Stone, WorldFest Remi Award for Salvador, 1986.
Ray Bradbury, Kathleen Haney & Hunter Todd. Ray Bradbury was Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, 1998. Attended for his film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, directed by Stuart Gordon starring Edward James Olmos.
Ridley Scott, Grand Remi Award for his 1984 Apple Computer Commercial.
Robert Loggia, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2014.
Robert Rodriguez, 1991, WorldFest Remi Award for his short, Bedhead
Robert Wise (4 time Oscar winner, The Sound of Music, Westside Story) WorldFest Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 1994.
Rod Steiger, (Oscar In the Heat of the Night, 1968) 1991 WorldFest Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Rod Steiger attended the WorldFest Gala which was held in the main lobby of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was so overcome with emotion at receiving his award, that he spontaneously jumped up, exclaimed he no longer needed it and vigorously tore off his toupee, much to the delight of all the audience who gave him a standing ovation.
Samuel Bronston, (El Cid, Circus World, King of Kings, Fall of the Roman Emprie) Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, 1990. Bronston was best known for building a huge studio complex near Madrid, Spain and for producing a series of super-spectacles, involving huge casts and giant sets, during the early to mid-1960s. He was a good friend & mentor to Hunter and a huge supporter of WorldFest, and he was responsible for bringing Hunter & WorldFest to Houston.
Steven Spielberg ~ While at WorldFest in 1972 to receive his Gold Remi for his short film, Amblin, Spielberg met Frank O’Connor, VP of Universal Pictures who told him, he would hire Spielberg when he came to Hollywood. Spielberg named his own production company, Amblin.
Steven Spielberg, 1972, Won Remi Gold for his short, Amblin that Spring and would go on to win also at the Venice Film Festival in the Fall.
Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator plus many other horror films) The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Gordon is a multiple winner and good friend to WorldFest.
Timothy Dalton, VIP Guest at WorldFest, 1996 for celebration of Robert Halmi, Sr.’s television sequel to Gone with the Wind.
Vilmos Zsigmund, WorldFest Career Achievement Award Recipient, 1998. Vilmos is a brilliant cinematographer. (The Deerhunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Black Dahlia, Bonfire of the Vanities, Deliverance) with his wife on the WorldFest Flagstaff train ride to Grand Canyon.
46. Hugh Wilson, 2004 Director of Mickey, written by John Grisham with Harry Connick, Jr. Mickey won Best Family film that year at WorldFest.