The "Charlie LeSueur Award", will be presented every year to the person that shared Charlie's passion, love and respect for westerns and the western lifestyle. Someone that has done outstanding work for the year to help keep westerns alive, and especially if it relates to Arizona. Maybe someone that did outstanding history research on a movie, TV show, documentary or a screenplay or film with the most accurate depiction of Western history.​ This person will be chosen annually by various committee members associated with TWBFF. This award will stand out like no other.

2020 will be the first year for The Charlie LeSueur Award! 

2020 Winner will be announced Oct 4th at TWBFF Award Show!
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Charlie LeSueur (01/22/1951 - 11/10/2019)

Charlie was "The Wild Bunch Film Festival" emcee from 2017 through 2019 and he'll be missed by us all. 

He was Arizona's Official Western Film Historian and emcee/moderator for several celebrity Q & A panels throughout the USA. 

His reputation became well known and he earned the title of, "The Human Encyclopedia," by Buck Taylor of Gunsmoke fame. 

His "boot prints" have been placed in cement and installed on the Apacheland Wall of Fame alongside prints of western stars who had once filmed there like, Peter Brown, Robert Fuller, Richard Boone and Ronald Reagan. The wall is located at the Superstition Mountain Museum in Apache Junction, Arizona where the remaining buildings from the movie location reside. 

Charlie also has several published books including the "Riding the Hollywood Trail" series on western film and television history, as well as the stars.
​All donations are accepted in any amount to help offset the cost of the "Charlie LeSueur Award".
Thank you so much!