HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS

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2018 WINNERS

2018 BEST OF FESTIVAL

MAYFLY CYCLE

&

THEY I AM

Screening @ Paramount Studios Backlot

10/06/2018 @  7:15 pm

FILMMAKER: BOBBY EMPRECHTINGER

NARRATIVE FEATURE: DRAMA

GOLD AWARD: Ballerina A One Woman Play; Director; Stephanie Herman

SILVER AWARD: The Breakout: A Rock Opera; Director: Jenn Page

BRONZE AWARD: Inclusion Criteria; Director: Josh Hodgins

HONORABLE MENTION:

AFTER Director; Benjamin Brown  

NARRATIVE FEATURE: COMEDY

GOLD AWARD: Here There Where; Director: Howard Cao 

NARRATIVE FEATURE: HORROR

GOLD AWARD: Followed; Director: Antoine Le

SILVER AWARD: Odds Are...; Director: Peter Markle

BRONZE AWARD: THE BARN; Director: Matt Beurois

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:

GOLD AWARD: D'Inked - A Tattoo Removal Documentary; Director: Jacob Tillman 

SILVER AWARD: Good Karma: An Immigrant Story; Directors: Kevin Flint, Brian Flint

BRONZE AWARD: Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story; Director: Roy Tighe

NARRATIVE SHORT: DRAMA

GOLD AWARD: Empty Lot, Director: SungKyu Kim

SILVER AWARD: Saviors; Director: Chris Gallego Wong

BRONZE AWARD: Remember This Voice; Director: Jeff Chan

HONORABLE MENTION:

(In alphabetical order)

BLINDERS; Director; Edward Klau

One Last Cut; Director; Everett Mason

The Evil I've Seen; Director: Paul Preston

NARRATIVE SHORT: COMEDY

GOLD AWARD: KATE ALLEN IS GETTING A LIFE; Director: Linda Stuart

SILVER AWARD: She Is Mine; Director: Sena Tunali

BRONZE AWARD: Maw Kitty; Director: Ian Lynch

HONORABLE MENTION:

(In alphabetical order)

Bloody ShameDirector: Chris Game

THE KIDS MENU; Director: Paul Borghese

NARRATIVE SHORT: HORROR

GOLD AWARD:  GoodnightDirector: George Heras

SILVER AWARD: Last Meal Director: Lula Fotis

DOCUMENTARY: SHORT

GOLD AWARD: Knox’s Story; Producer: Christine Wood

SILVER AWARD: Haunted Hotels of Hollywood; Director: Chris Astoyan

BRONZE AWARD: Beyond The Beyonds; Directors: Laurence Powell, Paul OFlynn

HONORABLE MENTION:

(In alphabetical order)

Bipolar; Director: Adamos Krasas, Katerina Kaikoushi

Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro 5POINTZ; Eirini Alligiannis

NARRATIVE SHORT: SCI-FI

GOLD AWARD: Pushing Skills; Director: Michael A. Krehan

SILVER AWARD: WHISPER​; Director: Dean Hang

BRONZE AWARD: Drown The Lovers; Director: Israel Ekanem

NARRATIVE SHORT: LGBTQ

GOLD AWARD: REAL; Director: Cass Dennis

WEB SERIES:

GOLD AWARD: CEREBRUM; Director: George (Donghoon) Kim

SILVER AWARD: Awkward AliDirectors: L. Stephanie Tait, Kate Motzenbacker, Emme Geissal, Matt Reidy, Joseph Kibler

MUSIC VIDEO:

GOLD AWARD: 793 (Official Music Video); Director: Sascha Krüger 

SILVER AWARD: We're All Mad Here - Marquis Of VaudevilleDirectors: Toby Lawhon, Geneva Arena, David Antunes

BRONZE AWARD: Rokeaux - Silent; Director: Gorkem Tekdal

HONORABLE MENTION:

(In alphabetical order)

Cinnamon; Director: Antonis Zacharakis 

Honey Dear; Director: Daniel Prypchan 

Sexy N' Domesticated; Director: Samuel Roukin

Unhappy Holiday; Director: Anna Haas

Violet Hum; Director: Tribambuka (Anastasia Beltyukova)

STUDENT FILM:

GOLD AWARD: Overexposed; Directors: Jake Shiptenko, Jackie Natividad - Syracuse University, USA

SILVER AWARD: Abyss; Director: Liyanbing He - NYU Tisch film '20

BRONZE AWARD: SALTY DISH​; Director: ZiJun Xiao - New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, USA

HONORABLE MENTION:

(In alphabetical order)

Astronaut Starbright; Director: Lana Taylor - H.S., Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Feet of Fire; Director: AMANDA ABICALAFFE - MFA Film & TV Program, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles , USA

The Head Trip Chronicles | "Online Society"​; Director: Doug Rich, USA

MOVIE TRAILER:

GOLD AWARD: Got My Hustle Up Trailer; Director: Jason dbks Hampton

SILVER AWARD: Fool's Gold Trailer; Director: Joe Falcione

BRONZE AWARD: "We The Women of Afghanistan: a silent revolution"; Director: nahid shahalimi

HONORABLE MENTION:

Night Skies (Trailer); Director: Brian Green

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