COLCOA CRITICS AWARD
in association with LAFCA
LAFCA is a professional organization of Los Angeles-based film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each year since its creation in 1975, LAFCA members honor outstanding cinematic achievements during their annual Achievement Awards ceremony in January. LAFCA also sponsors film events and donates funds to various Los Angeles film organizations.
Two films among the 2011 COLCOA Awards will be rerun for the audience on Monday April 18th at 7:30 pm in the Renoir and Truffaut Theatres.
Awards and films to be announced Sunday, April 17th in the evening on this website as well as Facebook, Twitter and the COLCOA info line: (310) 289 5346
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2011 LAFCA JURY
PRESIDENT: Peter Debruge
Peter Debruge serves as Senior Film Critic and Features Editor for the showbiz trade paper Variety. His writing and film reviews have also appeared in such publications as the Miami Herald, Austin Chronicle, LA Weekly, Life, Premiere and Creative Screenwriting. After studying film criticism at the University of Texas at Austin, he moved to New York, where he worked for Entertainment Weekly and AOL Moviefone before relocating to Los Angeles. Il adore les sous-titres, but he will never forgive his Belgian father for not speaking French around the house.
David Ehrenstein commenced his writing career in 1965 with an interview with Andy Warhol at the "Silver Factory," published in Film Culture magazine in 1966. He moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and began work as a film critic and entertainment journalist for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. In 1982, he collaborated with Bill Reed on the book, Rock On Film (Delilah/G.P. Putnam's), while continuing to write for diverse publications, including Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Rolling Stone, Cahiers du Cinéma, Daily Variety and The Advocate. His other books include The Scorsese Picture: The Art and Life of Martin Scorsese'(Birch Lane Press, 1992) and Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000 (Willima Morrow/ Harper-Collins)
Mark Olsen writes about movies from Los Angeles. He currently produces the weekly feature "Indie Focus" for the Los Angeles Times and is a contributing editor to Film Comment magazine. Having grown up in Kansas, he is a graduate of the University of Kansas and New York University. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, LA Weekly, Sight & Sound and Interview.
Justin Lowe is a film critic and entertainment journalist with an emphasis on independent, international and documentary film who contributes to both print and online media outlets. His reviews from the Sundance, Los Angeles and Hawaii International film festivals, as well as COL-COA, have appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Filmmaker magazine and other outlets. He has also written feature articles on filmmakers and the independent film sector for Creative Screenwriting, Filmmaker and SOMA magazines, as well as online outlets, including indieWIRE, MySpace.Com and and Citysearch.com. His reporting on a variety of other topics has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, In These Times and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Henry Sheehan is the longest-serving critic on KPCC-FM’s “Film Week,” having joined the program during its first year, 1987. During those years he was also the film critic for the Orange County Register (1993-2002) and the Los Angeles Reader (1986-1991). Sheehan has been a contributing critic to several publications, including the Chicago Reader (1986-1991), the Boston Phoenix (1983), and The Hollywood Reporter (1986-1993). His work has appeared in Film Comment, Sight & Sound, the Atlantic Monthly, Daily Variety and the Boston Globe. Sheehan served two three-year terms as president of LAFCA and has been a member of the National Society of Film Critics for over 20 years.
Jean Oppenheimer (PRESIDENT)
F.X. Feeney (PRESIDENT)
Wade Major (PRESIDENT)