Andie MacDowell to receive inaugural Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award

Beaufort International Film Festival establishes award to honor South Carolinians for career achievement in the industries of film, television or music

Multi-talented actress and model, Andie MacDowell, will be presented the inaugural Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award at the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival being held February 11-15, 2015. TheCover-Andie MacDowell_circle award will be presented during the festival awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14 by internationally recognized best-selling author and Beaufort, South Carolina resident, Pat Conroy.

“We are thrilled and honored to announce that movie and television star, model extraordinaire, and native South Carolinian Andie MacDowell will be the first ever recipient of the newly established Spirit & Pride of South Carolina Award at the 9th annual Beaufort International Film Festival,” stated Festival Executive Director Ron Tucker. The new award is established to recognize that person native to South Carolina or current resident whose career achievements in the industries of film, television, or music have reflected positively on themselves and the state of South Carolina.

Ms. MacDowell is originally from Gaffney, a small town located in the upper part of South Carolina. She attended Winthrop College before becoming an Elite model and posing for L’Oreal and Calvin Klein. She is Cover-Pat Conroy by Steve Leimberg_circlemost notable for her acting roles in Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Short Cuts, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Groundhog Day. She currently stars in her own series on the Hallmark Channel, playing a small town judge on Cedar Cove, which is based on the novel by Debbie Macomber.

For more information about the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, visit beaufortfilmfestival.com. The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society.

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

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