WINNERS

August 2017

Best Picture

BIKINI BLUE

Jarek Marszewski

 

Best Narrative Feature

BIKINI BLUE

Jarek Marszewski

 

Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Brian Herzlinger

 

Best Narrative Short

THE TAIL BEFORE

Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung, Jane Leung

 

Honorable Mention: Narrative Short

PLACES WHERE FLOWERS ONCE GREW

Michael Gonzalez

 

Best Indie Feature

90BPM

Filippo Arlotta, Salvo Campisano

 

Best Indie Short

FINDING HOPE

Krysten Resnick, Jean Maye

 

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

BLAKE

 Shamila Lengsfeld

 

Best Drama

HEAVEN KNOWS

Shangshi Chen

 

Honorable Mention: Drama

EMMOTT & ROWLAND

Aneel Ahmad

 

Best Comedy

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Brian Herzlinger

 

Honorable Mention: Comedy

YOU HAVE A NICE FLIGHT

Jimmy Dinh

 

Best Horror

SHANDA'S RIVER

Marco Rosson

 

Honorable Mention: Horror

FATHER

Chris Keller

 

Best Sci-Fi

TRAGIC CONSEQUENCE

Joseph Villapaz

 

Best Experimental

TRUE LOVE WAITS

Adi Halfin

 

Honorable Mention: Experimental

SURVIVOR

Dan Tonkin

 

Best Inspirational

HOME ALONE

Adi Halfin

 

Honorable Mention: Inspirational

SKINHEAD

Naima Chebahi

 

Best LGBTQ

NO WAY TO PARADISE

Ian Brooklyn

 

Best Western

BAD MEN AND THE DEVIL

Tino Luciano

 

Best Fantasy

LION

Davide Melini

 

Best Web Series

HEY YOU, IT'S ME

Frankie Ingrassia, Kerith Lemon

 

Honorable Mention: Web Series

RECKLESS JULIETS

Skyler Barrett

 

Best Documentary Feature

TRIUMPH

Rich Gentile

 

Best Documentary Short

I AM FAMOUS

Ismael Lotz

 

Honorable Mention: Documentary

MOZART AND HIS 260 PIANISTS

Benjamin Chen

 

Best Animation

GHOST BEATS

Brent Barson

 

Best Student Film

HEAVEN KNOWS

Shangshi Chen

 

Honorable Mention: Student Film

ROUGE

Marcelina Pieniążek

 

Best Microfilm

NORWAY - LET THE JOURNEY BE YOUR GOAL

Pasquale Baseotto

 

Best Director

THE TAIL BEFORE

Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung, Jane Leung

 

Honorable Mention: Director

THE SOMNIUM

Jingyu "Olivia" Liu

 

Best First Time Director

YOU HAVE A NICE FLIGHT

 Jimmy Dinh

 

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

LOOK AROUND

Pedro Henrique Chaves

 

Best Actor

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Shannon Brown

 

Honorable Mention: Actor

SAN WONT

Micheal Drew

 

Best Actress

BIKINI BLUE

Lianne Harvey

 

Honorable Mention: Actress

HEAVEN KNOWS

Alisha Seaton

 

Best Actor in an Indie Film

CONDEMNED

Daniel Wyland

 

Best Actress in an Indie Film

SOUTH OF SWAN CREEK

Debbie Sutcliffe

 

Best Supporting Actor

YOU HAVE A NICE FLIGHT

Richard Riehle

 

Best Supporting Actress

YOU HAVE A NICE FLIGHT

Dominique Swain

 

Best Young Actor

FATHER

Rodion Kilinc

 

Best Ensemble

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Director: Brian Herzlinger; Writer: Kurt Weichert;

Key Cast: Shannon Brown, Heather Matarazzo, Juliette Bennett, Jim O'Heir, Burt Young, Alice Amter, Ken Weichert, Chuck Ardezzone,  Will Haze, Jamie Bernadette, Whitney Kimball Long, Marilyn Bass, Michael Buscemi, Carl Rimi, Marilyn Bass, Joseph Ferrante, Chiko Mendez Jonathan Yaskoff, Robert Craighead and Alison England

 

Best Young Filmmaker

INDELIBLE

Ethan Paisley

 

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

ALIVE!

G. Lane Hillman

 

Best Cinematography

THE SOMNIUM

Zichen "Wolf" Tang

 

Honorable Mention: Cinematography

TRUE LOVE WAITS

Roman Linetsky

 

Best Editing

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Rick Derby, Michael Berenbaum

 

Best Editing

THE SOMNIUM

Ya-Chun Chan

 

Best Score

90BPM

Alexander Cimini

 

Honorable Mention: Score

CHERI AMOUR

Brigg Sterns

 

Best Song

ARSENIC

 "Poison" by Vic Martonne

 

Inspiring Woman in a Film

FINDING HOPE

Crystal Leaity

 

Best Commercial

HOME ALONE

Adi Halfin

 

Best Visual Effects

LION

Davide Melini

 

Inspiring Makeup

FATHER

Sangeet Prabhaker

 

Best Original Story

SMOTHERED BY MOTHERS

Kurt Weichert, John Fahy

 

Best Screenplay Feature

LAS VEGAS IS MURDER

Jim Norman

 

Honorable Mention: Screenplay Feature

LIONS OF THE SEA

Jessi Thind

 

Best Screenplay Short

DAKOTA CAVES - 2 MILES

Robert J. Rogers

 

Honorable Mention: Screenplay Short

BABY CINDY

Declan Mayfair

 

 

 

 

 

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