Second stop Hollywood. We applied to the FAIF International Film Festival because they held it at the Mann Chinese Theatres. That sounded just too cool to pass up. The stunner was that they accepted us three days after we applied. It was a thrill to see "Cyxork 7" on the big screen at the Mann Chinese and to meet the other filmmakers at various panels.

It was FAIF's first film festival and its organizers Donald Taylor, John Shafer, Matt Kautsky and Ray Gibb worked literally around the clock to make this festival enjoyable for the filmmakers. We loved their Cyxorkian spirit of taking on a huge challenge, defying all odds, juggling twenty balls and not to drop one.

Now, this was the first "real" festival for "Cyxork 7" and it was especially sweet to win the top award, but the real treat was watching our cast present the awards. We'll be back to in 2006 to support the festival as speakers of the directors panel. And we supported their spirit by making our theatrical premiere screening a benefit for the FAIF Foundation, which spells out to: Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Film.

Team Cyxork at the Mann Chinese. John Huff, Andreas Kossak, Ray Wise, Beata Pozniak, Joseph Culp
Almost everyone was there: John Huff, Beata Pozniak, Ray Wise, Cindy Chanin, Cassandra Creech, Roberto Bacalski and Joseph Culp
Cyxork on display. Movie buffs were fooled by our "black" poster: they hadn't seen the "original" "Cyxork." Maybe we should do it next...
At the Awards Ceremony: Joesph Culp, John Huff, Sonya Smith and Andreas Kossak. Sonya flew in from Miami for the Awards Show, interrupting busy shooting schedule for OLVIDARTE JAMÁS her latest telenovela for Univision.
Ray Wise and Beata Pozniak at the Mann Chinese. Ray and Beata play Kommander 88 and his pregnant wife Jacey in "Cyxork 7"
Joseph Culp with Sonya Smith. The "other couple" in "Cyxork 7"
"Cyxork 7's" Cassandra Creech presents an award
Roberto Bacalski. Always cool and always funny. "Cyxork 7's" Clever Bill Emory.
Ray Wise and his wife Cass at the Award Ceremony and the Beverly Garland Hotel. Their daughter Kyna plays one of "Clever Bill Emory's" assistants in the film.
Beata Pozniak at the Awards Show for the FAIF Film Festival.
Sonya Smith and the graciously darkened and blurred Andreas Kossak. It would have been a great photo of Sonya. Sorry for ruining it.