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The Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference is a project of the Galveston Island Film Society (GIFS).
The Galveston Island Film Society is a nonprofit  founded with the vision to promote and nurture a thriving film,

performing and media arts community in Galveston, Texas and Galveston County area.

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A native of Galveston, Texas, lives to create and entertain. Sherrill has extensive background in the dance and musical theater community in Texas and California.

Now she is taking on the film industry with the career goal of becoming a film and television producer and director.


In a short time span Miss Hilton has received accolade as the“Woman to Watch for

In Film” award 2010 from the Women In Media – Los Angeles Film School Chapter organization, for her work as a Line Producer and Art Director on several projects.

She was also awarded the Los Angeles Web Fest 2012

“Outstanding Achievement Producing Comedy, Sketch Comedy, Translated Comedy or Mockumentary series” award as Associate Producer for the web series “Sound Advice”.

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Head of Public Relations

Robert Stanton is an award-winning writer/editor whose career has taken him on the ride of his life, working for newspapers and electronic media in his career in journalism and media relations. He is a persuasive communicator with a strong background in writing, editing, photography and social media. 

At every stop – The Houston Post, The Houston Chronicle, KHOU-11 News, The Galveston Daily News and international media – he thrives in the fast-paced, deadline-intensive media world.

In 2014, he won First Place in Deadline Writing by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. The award went to The Houston Chronicle news team for its coverage of a tragic Houston fire that killed four firefighters.

A dynamic communicator, Robert is a sought-after writer whose work appears in local, national and international media. His work has appeared in the The Daily News, Minority Business News, The Houston Chronicle, and Reuters News Agency, and others.

Family Life

Robert was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, where he returned after the death of his father, Dr. R.H. Stanton Jr., a prominent African American dentist. Robert’s website, Humans of Galveston, spotlights the unique people who live and land on the island. He also writes an Isle Guy blog for

Robert’s formula for success is simple:
"Listen more than you talk, and give more than is expected."



Talent Coordinator

Lord Abraham Greatson is a poet, actor, and producer from Galveston (Auia), Texas. He’s been in one feature length film as a principal character, Dark Harvest 2004 version and several plays by local playwright, actor, director Matthew Stanford and Erma Phillips.


He is currently in the process of self-publishing his first poetry book entitled, “What’s Stirrin’?!” and truly hopes for community support of this years Film Festival events.


He is elated that Sherill Hilton is undergoing such an amazing overtaking by bringing to Galveston an event to help promote film and television enthusiast globally to showcase their talents and promote their artistic works.


He looks forward to the growth of the Galveston Film Festival and participants to realize their dreams of being world renowned film makers and story tellers.

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