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Carmel Film Festival to Honor ‘Fruitvale Station’ Actress

The Carmel Art and Film Festival will honor Melonie Diaz with the “Breakout Actress of 2013” Award at their annual Women in Film luncheon and fundraiser, which will take place Oct. 12 in Carmel, California. The award will be presented by Jennifer Howell, founder of The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that brings art into the lives of children suffering from critical medical conditions.

Diaz, 29,, is being honored for her role in “Fruitvale Station,” which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Prize of the Future Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

“These two women are rock stars,” said festival director Tom Burns. “Melonie is on her way to becoming a major star launched out of the world of indie films, and Jennifer is the power broker who uses star power and art to bring comfort to sick children.”

The two will meet on stage in front of an audience of female filmmakers to celebrate the CAFF Women in Film Program, which recognizes and encourages women working in the creative arts, and raises money for scholarships and grants awarded to young film and art students every year.

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