LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT 2022

Ms. AnnaLee Jefferies

Ms. Jefferies is a performing artist who has worked in Theater, Film and Television spanning 43 years. She began her career as a company member for 3 seasons at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C., She spent 20 years as a company member at The Alley theatre in Houston Texas. Some of the outstanding roles were Angels in America (which toured to the Venice Biennale), Bad Dates, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hedda Gabler, Danton’s Death (directed by Robert Wilson), and A Moon for the Misbegotten .She was in the nine hour trilogy of Horton Foote’s “Orphan’s Home Cycle” in NY, which won the Drama Desk and Tony awards for “Theatrical Event of the Season” 2010. Roles by Tennessee Williams include Violet “Suddenly Last Summer” (Westport Country Playhouse), Hannah, “Night of the Iguana” ,Four Characters in “8 by Tenn.” ,Blanche “A Streetcar Named Desire ,” A Lovely Sunday at Creve Coeur”(Hartford Stage ), Carol,” Orpheus Descending”(Alley Theatre) “The Glass Mangerie’ ( directed by David Cromer at Kansas City Repertory). She toured England in John Barton’s ten hour epic, “Tantalus”, directed by Sir Peter Hall with the Royal Shakespeare Company). Film-“ Hellion” directed by Kat Candler (Sundance, SXSW), “Arlo and Julie” (SXSW), “The Sideways Light” written and directed by Jen Harlow, ”Monsters” directed by Gareth Edwards with Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able,” Violets Are Blue” with Sissy Spacek, and” No Mercy” with Richard Gere. Television-”Charlies Angels”,”L A Law”, “Dallas”, “Ned Blessing” written and directed by Bill Wittliff, PBS American Experience “War of The Worlds” .Three seasons as Frances Boudreaux in Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” on OWN 2018,19,20. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. She has managed the family farm for 20 years in Brenham Texas where she currently resides.

Upcoming Deadlines:
May 31, 2022 – Film Earlybird
July 15, 2022 – Script Final
July 16, 2022 – Film Regular
August 15, 2022 -Film Final

September 16-17 Film Festival Screenings/ Awards Dinner