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November 2012

Best of Show
Fara PasarellThe Visit, women filmmakers, when a tragic event turns Diana’s life upside down, she receives a visit from her estranged mother, exposing the complicated bonds of mother and daughter. This realistic, raw short film has outstanding performances by Odessa Rae (ERHard Candy) and four-time Emmy Nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BlueGrey’s Anatomy). LINK 
Mariano Santilli (Argentina)The Alien, short film, Francois is convinced his girlfriend Ophelia is an alien being. Upset by a recent discovery, tells his friend Olivier his theory: an alien species is taking over the women of earth through sex. Francois starts following her in a surreal journey. This is a well-crafted, wonderfully textured film with outstanding visual effects. LINK 
Awards of Excellence

7Ponies ProductionsFrock My World, Episode 2, web series
Berger Bros EntertainmentJew, Jewish
Chetin ChabukJujitsuing Reality, short documentary
CMM Productions (Malta)120741, experimental and viewer impact: motivational/inspirational
Dan GoodmanSkinja!, movie trailer
Dave Was Here, Ltd. (Canada)The Strange and Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom, short film
Devin Bell, Fatal Vittles, animation
Hyun-Suk Seo (South Korea)Derivation, experimental
Jordan Schmelzer, Kneejerk, tube length videos
Kids at PlayGood Karma $1, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Nine Ten FilmsStigma, gay/lesbian/transsexual
No Love Here FilmsBroken Things, leading actress (Rachael: Hollis McLachlan)
Sara Khaki, Facing the Mirror, short documentary


Awards of Merit

A Menace Named Dennis ProductionsA Daughter's Dilemma, African American
Al GermaniAngel's Reach, disability issues
Amanda Fugate-MossImpact, short film
Anamorphic Films (Spain)The 24/7 Fitness Club, experimental
Bad Lady FlicksDog Bytes, women filmmakers
Ben Poschmann (France)Vila, experimental
Black Spur ProductionsA Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, short film
Broken FilmsRoomtone, experimental
Carrie LazarOne in Eight, women filmmakers
Clak Films (El Salvador)Among Angels and Demons, Christian
CMM Productions (Malta)120741, creativity/originality and special effects: animation
Debi LangHearts in the Himalayas, women filmmakers
Eric WilsonThe Coffers, African American
Feine Idee Film (Germany)Everything Like Always, music video
Free Seed Films, Ltd. (United Kingdom), Los Jack Machine, short film
Garrett WilliamsCall to Action, leading actor (Hunter)
Grossmont College - Loren-James ClarkA Man Walks Into A Bar, short film
Heart Anchor Productions, LLCThe Devil's Snare, women filmmakers
Ileana Daniela Darie (Canada)Joy Cut by the Sword, animation
Inglenook Productions (United Kingdom)Roses in Winter, disability issues
Jeanne TaylorThe Co-Star, women filmmakers and leading actress (Jeanne Taylor)
Jen McGowanDoritos: Super Cheesy, commercial/infomercial
Kael ElliottPicture Perfect, short film
Kamen CaseyParty Love and All of The Above, short film
Kenneth OefeleinSkeleton Canyon, short film
Kids at PlayGood Karma $1, short documentary
Lazarus FilmworksDeserted, Christian
Maciej Pasynkiewicz, Pipelines, short film
Michele Coggiola (Italy)The Fallen Angel, short film
Mitlas Productions, LLCA Green Kippah, short documentary
Moonshine Movies (Australia)Common Ground, use of film/video for social change
Mosaic Entertainment (Canada)Delmer & Marta on Love and Money, special purpose production
New Generation Arts (Bulgaria)Changes, short documentary
No Love Here FilmsBroken Things, women filmmakers
Oppenheim Films / The Opp-GuideThe Dogmatic, short documentary and viewer impact: motivational/inspirational
Philippe Thimel (France)Charlie, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Pouria Heidary Oureh (Iran)Beyond the Deadend, short film, direction (Pouria Heidary Oureh) and sound editing (Alireza Alavian)
Richard MillenChronicle of a Death Postponed, disability issues
Richmond (R!ch) Obeng (Canada)The "Helping Hand", public service programming/PSA
Rogier Beeck van Calkoen (Spain)The Puppets Family, short documentary
School of Visual ArtsMy Friend Jodie, women filmmakers
Shadow Puppet FilmsSands of Overtime, short film
Southern Illinois University - Ashley SeeringDisability Awareness Project, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Stephen BattsSuicide Kings, short film
STuFF FiLMSSTuFF HaPPeNS, pilot program/series
Taylor Made ShortsAnn Romney's "I Love You Women" Face Cream, tube length videos
Teddy KeyThe Old Fashioned Way, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Tom Swift & His Amazing ProductionsThe Beginning, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Tony TambiChapter One, short film
William HoldenThe Bird, short film
Worthwhile FilmsCommunity Report: Health, disability issues
Zheng LiuAdam's Gift, short film