EFFIGY – Poison and the City (1:25) (Berlin, Germany)
(East Coast USA Premiere) Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 8pm
Director: Udo Flohr
Synopsis: 1828 in the German port city of Bremen: Two very different women collide in an age that has no place for either of them. One strives for a career in law, at a time when women aren't even admitted to universities. The other has lived life outside the law and may now have to pay the tab. One of them needs to get her head together – while the other would do anything not to lose hers. --- Based on the true story of female serial killer Gesche Gottfried, and on original trial records.
FROM THE VINE (1:34) (Ontario) CANADA (SC Premiere) Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 7:30pm
Director: Sean Cisterna (WINNER BEST FEATURE)
Synopsis: From The Vine is the story of a downtrodden CEO experiencing a moral crisis that travels back to Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. He discovers new life by reviving his Nonno's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magic realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of wine country Italy, the film is about finding your roots in your family when you're at the bottom of the barrel.
IMMORTAL (1:35) (USA) West Hills, CA (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 7:30pm
Director: Jon Dabach Tom Colley Danny Isaacs Rob Margolies
Synopsis: IMMORTAL boasts career best performances from Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Robin Bartlett, Samm Levine, and Agnes Bruckner. Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at their lives in the face with uncertainty and fear like they've never imagined.
LAST CALL (1:16) (USA) N. Hollywood, CA (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 3:35pm
Director: Gavin Michael Booth
Synopsis: Shot in two true single takes, filmed simultaneously in two different parts of a city, Last Call, is a real time feature presented in split screen showcasing both ends of a wrong number phone call that has the potential to save a life. Last Call follows a suicidal alcoholic on the anniversary of his son’s death. When he attempts to call a crisis hotline, a misdial connects him with a single mother working as the night janitor at a local community college. The split screen feature showcases both characters in real-time as they navigate a life-changing conversation. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/338689151
STAR LIGHT (1:30) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 9:30pm
Director: Mitchell Altierri and Lee Cummings
Synopsis: A teen's life is turned upside down when he helps a world-famous pop star on the run to escape her violent pursuers.
YES (1:44) (USA) New York, NY (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 7:30pm
Director: Rob Margolies
Synopsis: Based on Tim Realbuto's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play, YES tells the story of washed up child star Patrick Nolan, whose life was ruined when he was involved in a scandal involving a minor. Years later, Patrick becomes entranced with a 17-year-old student, who he decides to mentor. What begins as an innocent acting lesson turns into something much more intimate between two surprisingly common minds.
BAND GEEKS (45 Min) Ontario (CANADA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 9:40am
Director: Morgan Elliott
Synopsis: For 70 years, The Burlington Teen Tour Band has been Canada’s Musical Ambassadors. They are Canada’s oldest and largest youth marching band and have literally marched their way around the world. With less than 5 months to go before the Rose Parade, of the 220 current Teen Tour Band members, 60 are brand new to the band! These kids will have to be brought up to speed, learn to march, learn the music (memorizing 15-20 pieces), and learn the field show, get conditioned and uniformed. There is a ton to do and the clock is ticking. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fWM3ae2flY&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt
FLINT: THE POISONING OF AN AMERICAN CITY (1:26) (USA) Atlanta, GA (SC Premiere) Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 3:45pm (WINNER Susan A. K. Shaffer Humanitarian Award)
Director: David Barnhart
Synopsis: 100,000 people have been poisoned by lead, a lifelong affliction, yet somehow this shocking event has been normalized in the US. "Flint: The Poisoning of an American City" gives voice to the current struggle of city residents and follows the environmental history of the river and how the continued abuse and neglect of city infrastructure and environmental regulations have led to the poisoning of a city.
I AM PATRICK SWAYZE (1:30) (CANADA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 1pm
Director: Adrian Buitenhuis
Synopsis: An inside look at the life of Patrick Swayze as told by the people who knew him best.
MY FATHERS BROTHERS (1:14) (USA) Charlotte, NC (SC Premiere) Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 12pm
Director: Shawn Kelley (WINNER Best Documentary Feature and Audience Choice)
Synopsis: Jack Kelley, a Citadel graduate, volunteered for Vietnam. As a Captain, he routinely led his company of 140 men on patrols in the jungles of Vietnam. The orders came down from higher command that on June 29, 1966 Capt. Jack Kelley, and the other company commanders, were to spread their platoons 1,000 meters apart in order to cover more area when looking for the Vietcong.
WIND RIDERS (55 Min) (USA) New York, NY (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 10:40am
Director: Emi Katayama
Synopsis: A feature documentary, “Wind Riders” tells the untold stories of three American balloonists who dedicate their lives to their sport – a masterful solo balloon pilot whose enthusiasm crosses generations and a 2 person team in a high-risk quest to defend their world title.
BORN IN AMERICA (35 Min) (USA) Orange, CA (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 2:30pm
Director: Zhan Luo
Synopsis: The documentary, Born in America, focuses on a Chinese family who comes to California to have their baby in order to obtain the privilege of American citizenship. Throughout the film, the audience will learn more about ‘birth tourism’ and why many Chinese families and investors are buying into these programs. Is it legal or not? How will American people be affected by birth tourism? The audience will figure this out with the help of these two families, the agencies, lawyers, and professors.
DIVIDED (19 Min) (USA) Orange, CA (SC Premiere) (Chapman University) Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 2:45pm
Directors: Brynne McKee, Jackie Palacios, Benjamin Allen, Jack Mullinkosson
Synopsis: This film explores the American divide between red and blue post-2016 election, as seen by two queer women on opposite sides of the aisle.
The directors of 'Divided' hope that this examination of the post-2016 American political climate will motivate Americans of all backgrounds to come together for the future good of the nation.
ST. SIMONS: SURVIVING SUCCESS (15 Min) (USA) St. Simons Island, GA (SC Premiere) Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 10:50am
Director: Lance Lipman
Synopsis: Two retired filmmakers living on St. Simons Island, GA have created a short documentary to inspire and challenge island residents and visitors to play a more active role in the decisions affecting efforts to preserve the island’s character and charm. The project includes participants’ early island memories, an appreciation of the island’s natural environment and the depiction of current development and infrastructure pressures. The producers’ approach was to make the documentary entertaining, including upbeat pacing, dramatic landscapes and first-person storytelling. We’re attempting to promote island pride and make the issue of preserving St. Simons’ charm and natural beauty at the top of everyone’s mind. The documentary is intended to be a call to action.
WATERPROOF (31 Min) (USA) South Hampton, NY (SC Premiere) Screens: Thu, Feb 19, 9:20am
Director: Ross Kauffman (WINNER Best Documentary Short)
Synopsis: immersive and cinematic, WATERPROOF is the story of one community’s crusade to create a safe swimming environment in East Hampton, New York. Led by the incomparable Big John and Johnny Jr., these lifeguards give the best of themselves to train, compete and ultimately ensure the safety of locals and tourists alike at the eastern end of Long Island.
A LONELY DEATH (27 Min) Dodge College (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screen: Sat, Feb 22, 3:10pm
Director: Matthew Suppes (WINNER Best Student Film)
Synopsis: A quiet cleaner specializing in unattended or “lonely” deaths makes a discovery at an old man’s apartment, which leads him on a path to the man’s estranged daughter, and a new purpose to his life.
GHAZAAL (15 Min) Dodge College (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 11:15am
Director: Ragini Bhasin
Synopsis: A 13-year-old Afghan refugee hustles around in a refugee camp, trying to survive the harsh circumstances.
LOGGED ON (12 Min) UNCSA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 9:40am
Director: Cameron McCormick
Synopsis: A young teenager is trapped in her own home by a much older date after they meet for the first time.
OFF WITH YOUR HEAD (20 Min) Dodge College (USA) (SC Premiere) Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 9:15am
Director: Kaitlin Moore
Synopsis: In 1850’s London, Cora falls down her personal rabbit hole after being dropped off at an insane asylum, finding solace in the “Wonderland” she has fabricated in her mind. As a reaction to the abandonment by her father, Cora turns into none other than the evil Queen of Hearts.
PAINTED LOVE (16 Min) UNCSA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 9:08am
Director: Michelle DeGrace
Synopsis: Stuck in her dreary job as a debt collector, an old-fashioned dreamer discovers a magical portal to a new world full of life and color.
THE CHEF (20 Min) AFI (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 1:15pm
Director: Hao Zheng
Synopsis: In the near future, when all labor works are replaced by humanoids, a Chinese chef, Pu (60s) is ordered to pass on his cooking skill to a humanoid robot William and to teach him Chinese cooking. Designed to satisfy his owner, William tries to follow Pu’s every instruction, but his robotic demand for precision and perfection is essentially contradictory to Chinese cooking. At the same time, the protests against AI replacing the human labor are more and more intense. Qiang, Pu’s apprentice is also one of the protestors. Since Qiang disappoints Pu time and time again in cooking, Pu starts to get closer with William, which pushes him to the opposite of human beings. Pu becomes at a loss in this dilemma.
MISGUIDED (3 Min) RINGLING (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 9am
Director: Sean Kim (WINNER Best Animation)
Synopsis: Tom, a clumsy guide retriever, take his eye off his blind master, Albert, because of a tennis ball for a while, and lost him. And Tom chases him to resolve the situation after witnessing he tumbled through the dangerous construction site.
MOCKING BIRD (3 Min) CLEMSON (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 9:06am
Director: Katherine Crossan
Synopsis: Amocking bird and walnut tree experience the change of seasons.
SELFISH (3 Min) SHERIDAN COLLEGE (CANADA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 9am
Director: Po-Chien Chen
Synopsis: The film is about human beings are consuming delicious seafood, but sea animals are suffering from the trash we made-- not only do we eat them but also make their living environment poisonous and miserable
THE HIDDEN RIVER OF MY LIFE (5 Min) EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY (CANADA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 9:am
Director: Kate Woodward
Synopsis: A multimedia music video set to Sufjan Stevens’ “The Hidden River of My Life” illustrates a cosmic, yet deeply intimate exploration of humanity: our past, our present, and the places we might go.
TIFFANY (7 Min) CENTRAL FLORIDA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 9am
Director: Christina Christie
Synopsis: While packing away her deceased grandmother's affairs, Pauline discovers that one of their stained glass sculptures has come to life. As the lights in the house go out and their memories together begin to dim, Pauline realizes there is joy in celebrating the legacy of those who have been lost.
40 MINUTES OVER MAUI (14 Min) Los Angeles, CA (USA) (SC Premiere) Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 4:45pm
Directors: Michael Feld Josh Covett
Synopsis: or 40 minutes on January 13, 2018, the fate of the world hung in the balance, for Larry and Penny... their Hawaiian vacation was ruined.
AGE OF BRYCE (10 Min) Waco, TX (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 9:30am
Directors: David Feagan Brian Elliott
Synopsis:mothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution. It’s time to ripen. Bloom. Break the shackles of parental paranoia. It’s the Age of Bryce. Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.
or 40 minutes on January 13, 2018, the fate of the world hung in the balance, for Larry and Penny... their Hawaiian vacation was ruined.
AS ONE (15 Min) New York, NY (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 2:50pm
Director: David Spaltro
Synopsis: ill must put one foot in front of the other to move through her grief, and with connection she discovers that every mile has a story.
AUDITIONING WITH MOM (10 Min) Marietta , GA (USA)
(SC Premiere) Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 12:15pm
Director: Steve Coulter
Synopsis: A sometimes-working-mostly-struggling actor is forced to ask his 80-year-old mom to help him with his TV audition.
CARRY MY HEART TO THE YELLOW RIVER (22 Min) St. Paul, MN (USA) (SC Premiere) Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 9:05am
Director: Alexis Van Hurkman
SynopsisTaking her hospitalized friend's place on a bike tour to the Yellow River, a high school graduate travels to faraway Gannan and races the clock to share pictures of the journey.
DARLING, DARLING WENDY (14 Min) Los Angeles, CA (USA) (SC Premiere) Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 11:20am
Director: Elise Robertson
Synopsis: Fifteen years after her trip to Neverland, Wendy Darling is determined to go back for good. But Peter Pan has other ideas.
DICTATOR’S DON’T DIE (15 Min) Essen (GERMANY) (SC Premiere) Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 9:04am
Director: Serkan Öztürk
Synopsis: A boy who ran away from Nazi camp begins to live in a forest. He never leaves the forest since then because he fears being abducted by Hitler. After many years, he is found by a nature photographer wandering around his home. She takes him to a senior center. However, he cannot make it in there, he goes back to the forest. Since, he saw the news about refugees and the people died for their freedom, his old fears hunts him again and he believes Hitler has never died and still lives among us..
ENTWINED (15 Min) Santa Barbara, CA (USA) (World Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 12:40pm
Director: Dale Griffiths Stamos
Synopsis: Two people in their sixties find themselves standing in front of the same painting at a gallery. Joe is black and Lisa is white and almost 50 years ago, when in high school, they loved each other. Now they must face their troubled past, and feelings that time may not have erased.
FIFTY (19 Min) Los Angeles, CA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 3:20pm
Director: Javier Dampierre
Synopsis: A world-renowned psychiatrist is put to the test when a mysterious patient reveals his true identity.
HINDSIGHT (18 Min) Charleston, SC (USA)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 2:25pm
Director: Ian Kent
Synopsis: A young artist struggling with his identity meets an elderly blind man who offers a way out of restricting one's soul.
· Trailer: https://vimeo.com/346033926
HOLLOWED (24 Min) Los Angeles, CA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 3:30pm
Director: Cedric Thomas Smith
Synopsis: After discovering their father is dying of cancer, a family struggles to face their unresolved issues before time runs out.
KNEELING SHEEP (15 Min) Los Angeles, CA (USA)
(SC Premiere) Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 10:05am
Director: Hai Rihan
Synopsis: A Mongolian single mother fights to save her son who is about to be executed, only to discover that the absence of justice is crushing her life.
METHOD (15 Min) Livingston, MT (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 4:10pm
Director: Robert Grabow
Synopsis: A Machiavellian acting teacher pushes an aspiring actor to her breaking point with his unconventional “method.”
MINER’S MOUNTAIN (18 Min) Wilmington, NC (USA) (SC Premiere) Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 11:55am
Director: Bennett Pellington (WINNER Best Short Film)
Synopsis: A sheriff comes under fire when two S.B.I. Agents question his involvement in an unsolved murder that shares distinct similarities with a recent homicide.
MS ROSSI (6 Min) Santa Clarita, CA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 3:15pm
Director: Pat Battistini
Synopsis: While on her way to a business meeting, Ms. Rossi takes an interesting detour.
NOTICE (15 Min) Atlanta, GA (USA) (World Premiere)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 1:50pm
Director: Phyllis Jackson (WINNER Best Comedy)
Synopsis: He only has to make it one more day before he blows this popsicle stand. Or maybe he'll just blow a gasket.
PIPE DREAM (20 Min) Roseville, CA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 10:40am
Director: Chris King
Synopsis: Each year thousands of budding actors take that huge leap of faith and move to L.A. or New York in search of stardom. This is the story of once such actress who, with nothing but her talents and determination, would go from anonymity to Broadway stardom within a few short years. She would later become known as the beloved legend of stage and screen, Carol Burnett.
POOR BABY (8 Min) Findlay, OH (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 2:05pm
Director: KC Allen
Synopsis:Darlene Tate is nine months pregnant and fiercely independent, and means to raise her baby on her own if she's approved for a loan. When her loan is denied she resorts to desperate measures.
REFUGE (19 Min) Atlanta, GA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 1:30pm
Director: Sara Logan Hofstein
Synopsis:After her recent move to Vienna, Rachel is overcome by the inherited trauma of her family’s Holocaust past when her life intersects with a homeless Syrian refugee family. With the philosophical guidance of a former Ethiopian refugee, she learns that true healing can begin with a single act of compassion.
SAFE & HAPPY (10 Min) St. Louis, MO (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 10:25am
Director: Richard Ulrich
Synopsis:RAY ROBINSON lives with his second wife, JOLENE, in a small town where they are raising his 13-year-old daughter, SHANNON, whom he brought into the marriage. But when it’s discovered that Shannon has leukemia and Ray is the only DNA match for her, Ray’s life suddenly starts to unravel.
SILENCER (16 Min) Atlanta, GA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Thu, Feb 20, 9:50am
Director: Ahmed Lucan
Synopsis:A school shooting might stay in the news cycle for a few days, a week, maybe a month; so common have they become. But the repercussions of a shooting on the families of the victims, and on the family of the shooter, will last forever - leaving only the silence of tragedy behind. 'Silencer' is the story of two mothers trying to reclaim their voices after a parent's worst nightmare.
STOP (27 Min) Burbank, CA (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 10:40am
Director: James Brown-Orleans
Synopsis:A routine traffic stop finds a New York State Trooper face to face with a storied stranger from his past. The chance encounter powerfully alters their fates...again.
THE 11THORDER (25 Min) Atlanta, GA (USA) (SC Premiere)
SANTINI PATRIOT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER (not in competition)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 2pm
Director: Joshua Defour
Synopsis:The true story of two U.S. Marines who, in a span of six seconds, must stand their ground to stop a suicide truck bomb and protect the lives of the 150 Marines and Iraqi Police behind them.
THE KEEPER (14 Min) New York, NY (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Sat, Feb 22, 10:10am
Director: Bob Celli
THE LONG COMMUTE (18 Min) New York, NY (USA) (World Premiere)Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 11:15am
Director: Miguel Garzón Martínez
Synopsis:A workaholic businessman attempting to reconnect with his estranged father discovers that time is unforgiving.
TRAPPED (24 Min) Bel Air, MD (USA) (SC Premiere)
Screens: Fri, Feb 21, 11:45am
Director: Billy Chizmar
Synopsis: When her weekend hike goes horribly wrong, Katie must use every ounce of strength to survive -- but is it enough? From the minds of Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.
TRUCE (14 Min) Boiling Springs, SC (USA)
Screens: Wed, Feb 19, 3pm
Director: John Niespodzianski
Synopsis: John Micelli sits in a hospital room, his mind and soul fractured after returning from Vietnam. His loving family is shattered as he tries to pick up the pieces and return to the man he once was. TRUCE tells the story of our wounded warriors -
AWAY WITH MY HEART (USA) LOS ANGELES, CA
WRITERS: : Hoyt Richards and Lawrence Nelson II (WINNER Best Screenplay)
Synopsis:A washed up, womanizing, alcoholic country singer is forced to reevaluate his life when he discovers not only is he dying of cancer but he also has a twenty-year old daughter that he never knew he had.
CONUNDRUM (USA) BOSTON, MA
WRITER: : Mark S Bourbeau
Synopsis:An Iraq War veteran is haunted by a tragic mistake he made on the battlefield. When the CIA accidentally kills his family in an illegal
domestic drone strike intended for terrorists, they cover it up,
but he is suspicious and sets out to investigate. As his quest for the truth unfolds, he must weather increasing attempts to deter him through deception as he crosses paths with an attractive FBI agent with a secret of her own, then dodge the CIA's attempts to kill him. The truth he uncovers shakes his faith in the government he served on the battlefield. Ultimately, with the clever assistance of an unusual and resilient young female co-worker, he achieves justice, can conquer his demons and start life anew.
HALF PLUS SEVEN (USA) TENAFLY, NJ
WRITER: : Wally Marzano-Lesnevich and Lindsay Adkins Marzano-Lesnevich
Synopsis:Nearing his 40th birthday, a bachelor falls for a younger woman and scrambles to fulfill a promise he made to his late father. The unlikely couple, and their families, learn that the equation for love is more complex than they thought.
MESTENGO (USA) VIROQUA, WI
WRITER: : Theresa Anne Carey
Synopsis:Conscripted to serve as a stable boy on a Spanish galleon bound for America, a young orphan’s life is forever changed when he befriends a wild Mustang and they must join forces to survive in this high-seas adventure based on the true origins of the wild mustangs of the American Southwest.
PRIDE & PRESIDENT (CANADA) TORONTO
WRITER: John Pisano-Thomsen
Synopsis:On her deathbed, First Lady Molly Fitzpatrick confronts her husband J.J of his torrid love affair with former chief speechwriter and now well-known TV journalist, Lucky Vega, provoking J.J. to reflect on his true nature and to re-pursue Lucky again. At the same time, Reverend Billy Ray Blanchard, a prominent evangelical congressman from Nashville, struggles to suppress and change the sexual awakening of his teenage son, Nolan, while railing against liberals and the LGBT community. Once the leader of the free world and a Southern teenage boy come to grips with their identity, comedy and tragedy ensue to bring their two worlds together
THE POLITICS OF LOVE AND DANCE (CANADA) TORONTO
WRITER: John Pisano-Thomsen
Synopsis:Triangles arrested for homosexuality during the reign of the Third Reich. Through a 2011 interview with Dr. Theodore Bitten of the United States Holocaust Museum, Dietrich, at the age of 95, takes us back to 1935 where we are led into his young life as a successful ballet dancer with the Berlin Staatsoper; a gay man suppressed by the enforcement of immorality law Paragraph 175; a lover pursing an impossible romance with a conflicted childhood pal forced by his stepfather to be a Nazi officer; and a victim of tragic circumstance that leads to his internment in Dachau.
THE WELL (USA) MAUREPAS, LA
WRITERS: Tom Bhramayana and Michelle Barfield
Synopsis:A strong willed young doctor, Ava Lindley, and texan oil driller ,Jake Barringer, gets approval to start a water well for the people of Burundi, Africa. Little do they know how challenging mentally, emotionally, and spiritually this task will be.
BEST COMEDY NOMINATIONS
40 Minutes Over Maui (Short Film)
Age of Bryce (Short Film)
Auditioning with Mom (Short Film)
From the Vine (Feature Film)
Ms. Rossi (Short Film)
Notice (Short Film) (WINNER)
Poor Baby (Short Film)
BEST DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS
UDO FLOHR (Effigy – Poison and the City) Feature Film
ROBERT GRABOW (Method) Short Film
CHRIS KING (Pipe Dream ) Short Film
ROB MARGOLIES (Yes) Feature Film
BENNETT PELLINGTON (Miner’s Mountain) Short Film
HAI RIHAN (Kneeling Sheep) Short Film
SEAN CISTERNA (From the Vine) Feature Film (WINNER)
BEST ACTRESS NOMINATIONS
SUZAN ANBEH (Effigy – Poison and the City) Feature (WINNER)
ANA ROSHELLE DIAZ (Trapped) Short Film
LISA FERRIS (Pipe Dream) Short Film
HONG MEI (Kneeling Sheep) Short Film
MARIA SOUZA (Method) Short Film
DEY YOUNG (Fifty) Short Film
BEST ACTOR NOMINATIONS
DYLAN BAKER (Immortal) Feature Film
SASHA GOLBERG (Fifty) Short Film
ROBERT GRABOW (Method) Short Film
ANTHONY ROBERT GRASSO (The Long Commute) Short Film
JOE PANTOLIANO (From the Vine) Feature Film
TIM REALBUTO (Yes) Feature Film (WINNER)