WINNERS

July 2017

Best Picture

CHASING TITLES VOL. 1

Ryan Egypt

 

Best Narrative Feature

DANCER

John Balazs

 

Best Narrative Short

CRAZY MEDICINE

Richie Moore

 

Honorable Mention: Narrative Short

HIGHWAY CHILDREN

Lauren Clinton

 

Best Indie Film

DEADZONE

Rafe Karen

 

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

LUCA

 Adi Wojaczek

 

Best Drama

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Kyle Kelley

 

Honorable Mention: Drama

STREET GAMES

James Fink-Jensen

 

Best Comedy

ALZHAÏMOUR

Pierre Van de Kerckhove

 

Honorable Mention: Comedy

BRIAN FOR HIRE

Krishna Ribeiro 

 

Best Thriller

THE GETAWAY

Shervin Shirazian, Nicholas Cooke

 

Best Horror

WE KNOW

Nicolò Fumero

 

Best Sci-Fi

THE GETAWAY

Shervin Shirazian, Nicholas Cooke

 

Best Parody

CAROL SUPPORT GROUP

Allison Tate

 

Best Experimental

HOSTESS

Ruby Bowman

 

Best Inspirational

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

Sofia A. Wellman

 

Best Dark Comedy

VIGILANTES

Michael Mastrangelo & Alexa Mercado

 

Best Action

DANCER

John Balazs

 

Best Web Series

CODE-SWITCHED

Karan Sunil

 

Honorable Mention: Web Series

DANCER BY TRADE

Christine Lakin

 

Best Documentary

WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

Sofia A. Wellman

 

Best Animation

CRACK'D

Sebastian Brown

 

Honorable Mention: Animation

DON'T F WITH ME

Fiona Percival

 

Best Music Video

SECOND HAND LOVERS

 Oren Lavie

 

Honorable Mention: Music Video

30 CENTS

Director: Markus Thorington, Performance: Eli Raybon

 

Best Student Film

THE GETAWAY

Shervin Shirazian, Nicholas Cooke

 

Honorable Mention: Student Film

FAIRY TALE

Joshua Yune

 

Best Microfilm

FAIRY TALE

Joshua Yune

 

Best Director

DID YOU REALLY SAY NO

Oren Lavie

 

Honorable Mention: Director

DANCER

John Balazs

 

Best First Time Director

CHASING TITLES VOL. 1

 Ryan Egypt

 

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

CRACK'D

Sebastian Brown

 

Best Actor

CHASING TITLES VOL. 1

Landon Jimenez

 

Honorable Mention: Actor

CRAZY MEDICINE

Chris Wegoda

 

Best Actress

DEADZONE

Jewells Blackwell

 

Honorable Mention: Actress

CRAZY MEDICINE

Libby Jennings

 

Best Actor in an Indie Film

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jeffrey Staab

 

Honorable Mention: Actor in an Indie Film

ALZHAÏMOUR

Yves Jadoul

 

Best Actress in an Indie Film

FAIRY TALE

Diana Smendra

 

Honorable Mention: Actress in an Indie Film

IN A HEARTBEAT

Diana Perez Riveros

 

Best Supporting Actor

CHASING TITLES VOL. 1

Barry Shabaka Henley

 

Best Supporting Actress

CRAZY MEDICINE

Kate Tiger

 

Best Ensemble

PLANET REPUBLIC

Director: J.R. Zambrano; Key Cast: Jon Stringer, Timothy Banfield, J.R. Zambrano, Arlo Neill, Joy Ying-Chun Lin, Jasmine Palacios, Joe Moore, David Joe Garza, Tommy Berretz, Kaleb Rimer, Michael David Yuhl, Chase Archer Evans, Luke Knapton

 

Honorable Mention: Ensemble

VIGILANTES

Directors: Michael Mastrangelo, Alexa Mercado; Key Cast: C. Hope Belmont, Tasos Bishop, Gillien Goll, Angela Gunn, Michele Lyman, Alexa Mercado

 

Young Filmmaker Award

TO DARE TO SAVE

Jane Mangubi

 

Best Cinematography

SECOND HAND LOVERS

Roman Linetsky

 

Honorable Mention: Cinematography

THE GETAWAY

Shervin Shirazian, Nicholas Cooke

 

Best Editing

CRACK'D

Sebastian Brown

 

Best Song

MOON BLUES

Director: Brock Daubert, Song by: Vanessa Delaine

 

Best Trailer

CRAZY MEDICINE

Richie Moore

 

Inspiring Woman in a Film

TO DARE TO SAVE

Mikayla Raines

Best Original Story

CHASING TITLES VOL. 1

Ryan Egypt

 

Honorable Mention: Original Story

PLANET REPUBLIC

Sam Robles

 

Best Screenplay

FIGHTING CHAIR

Writer: Trevor Lee Georgeson, Story by: Michael Hayden

 

 

 

 

LAFA Best Director - Oren Lavie, "Did You Really Say No"​

LAFA Best Student Film: The Getaway - Official Trailer

LAFA Best Animation: Crack'd - Official Trailer

LAFA Best Drama: Happy Birthday - Official Trailer

LAFA Best Indie Short: Deadzone - Teaser

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