The SVFF Rising Star Award recognizes breakthrough talent in the film and television industry.
Alex Ross Perry
Alex Ross Perry is an American writer and director, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He studied film at NYU. His feature directorial efforts include The Color Wheel (11), Listen Up Philip (14), Queen of Earth (15), and Golden Exits (17). Her Smell (18) is his latest work.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the 2018 recipient of SVFF’s Rising Star Award, broke into Hollywood in the show-stealing role of Cadillac in Baz Luhrman’s HBO series, The Get Down. Since then, he has become known for his roles in The Greatest Showman, Baywatch, and most recently as villain Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman.
2017 Rising Star Award Honoree Allison Williams, is and American actress, comedian and singer best known for her role as “Marnie Michaels” on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls.