Author George R.R. Martin will receive a lifetime achievement award for his work as a writer in television and film on October 18, 2014 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, according to a Santa Fe Independent Film Festival news relase.
George R.R. Martin – coined by TIME as "the American Tolkien" – is the author to the widely successful, A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of fantasy novels that HBO adapted into the series Game of Thrones, of which he serves as a Co-Executive Producer. Featured in 2011 TIME 100, George R.R. Martin is rightly there with six Hugo awards and countless others under his belt.
Awardees that evening include Pulitzer Prize winning author Hampton Sides to accept the American Author Award, Ted Hope CEO of Fandor to accept the Visionary Award, and Imogene Hughes owner of Bonanza Creek Ranch to accept the Community Spirit Award. The Awards Ceremony will be followed by the film "Elsa and Fred," according to the news release.
Embracing Santa Fe's reputation as a city with great theaters, the festival features selections from international and American independent films at each of the art house theaters in Santa Fe including the Lensic, Center for Contemporary Arts, Jean Cocteau Cinema, and The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
The festival also features the latest independent films, educational panels, Masters Discussions with visiting artists, and five nights of parties at venues in downtown Santa Fe.
From a Santa Fe Independent Film Festival news release.