Actors, Ed Faulkner, Jon Walsmley, and Donna Beauvais, Receive Awards At The Yosemite International Film Festivalian Music

Nashville, TN (Nov. 23, 2010) – Actors, Ed Faulkner (multiple film and television credits) and Jon Walmsley (best known as Jason Walton from the Waltons), along with Christian music’s multi-talented, Donna Beauvais, were recently in Yosemite National Park to receive multiple awards at the Yosemite International Film Festival held in the beautiful Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, California for their roles in the animated film Elf Sparkle Meets Christmas The Horse.
The cartoon received the Silver Sierra Award for Best Animated Film.  In addition, the associated music videos both received awards for Best Music Video.  Those were “Christmas In Our Village” and “Christmas Is Coming” (which was written by French song-writer, Cedric Coche, and performed by Beauvais).  Coche was also in attendance to receive his award, as was the creative writer and heart behind all of the cartoons, author, Beth Roose.
Beauvais (voice of main character, Elf Sparkle) shared, “This experience continues to be a ‘pinch me if this is really happening’ dream.  Yosemite was a beautiful place and these awards are truly an honor.  The bulk of the credit for these awards must be directed to author, Beth Roose.  Beth has the ability to take the scenes in her head and make them magic in a cartoon.  Besides that, she is intent on writing scripts that teach something positive to kids.  I am incredibly grateful to be a part of this endeavor.  I count it an absolute privilege.”
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About the Yosemite International Film Festival: Fostered in the spirit of the historic, and breathtakingly beautiful Yosemite, the world’s most magnificent national park and one of America’s premiere natural wonders, the Yosemite International Film Festival awards and bestows recognition for some of the world’s finest and most visionary independent films made by many of the leading contemporary artists and creative minds working in cinema and screenwriting today.