In the two years since its inception, the Middleburg Film Fest has flourished, becoming itself a center for highly anticipated and buzzed about films, like 2013’s Nebraska and last year’s The Imitation Game. Thirty minutes from Dulles International Airport and in the midst of Virginia’s wine country, founder Sheila Johnson has carved out a niche for her festival that has been drawing attention from press, moviegoers, and governor Terry McAuliffe.
Yesterday it was announced that the 2015 Middleburg Film Festival will be honoring Carter Burwell (Mr. Holmes, Twilight, Fargo) with the Distinguished Film Composer Award and Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, The Last of the Mohicans) with the Distinguished Cinematographer Award.
Highly anticipated films Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, will be screening at the festival. Burwell worked on the former and Spinotti the latter, respectively. So there is a lot to look forward to!
The Middleburg Film Festival will take place from Thursday, October 22 to Sunday, October 25. You can check out the trailer Carol below. And the countdown begins!