Award of Recognition September 2015

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Award of RecognitionAbbie Duquette (USA), The Smiffenpoofs: A History of Female A Cappella, Documentary Short, (Student)
Adam Dufour (USA), Forward Until Found, Christian
Aimee Ng and Grant Chang, The Perfect Asian Pear Productions (USA), Finding You, Film Short
Alex Fichera (USA), Murphy’s Law, Film Short
Alex Torres (USA), Darker,  LGBT
Alexandra Jackman (USA), A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism, (Student), Public Service Programming / PSA and Documentary Short (Student)
Alexandra Lazarowich (USA), A Big Black Space, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Amanda Lechner (USA), Mr. Sand Man, Women Filmmakers, (Student)
Amanda Murray (USA), Gone Fishing, Women Filmmakers
Annie Liu (Taiwan), Traces, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Ariela Alush (Israel), Indie-Capped, Documentary Short
Bård Ingebrigtsen (Norway), Tired Man, Music Video
Brandon Chappell (USA), SPOOF, Christian
Brendan Lynch, Daphne Daniels, Olivia Outlaw and Yi Shu He (USA), Missing Life, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Brett Bentman (USA), Hot Dog, Film Short
Cameron McCasland (USA), Tailypo, Film Short
Carlos Prias (Uruguay), Family Meal, Film Short, (Student)
Casandra Corrales and Tori Palmatier (USA), The Banana Theory, Film Short
Dan Jonathan (USA), Malibu Living, Film Short,  (Student)
Darlene Sellers (USA), Chop Socky Boom Episode II: Callbacks, Web Series, Ensemble Cast
Debbie Coutant (USA), The Making of a Ketubah Artist, Documentary Short, (Student)
Elaine Vedette Tack (USA), Hanka’s Tattoo, Documentary Short, Jewish, Women Filmmakers
Ellen Burns (USA), Water from the Moon, Film Short (Student)
Ellen Steves and Matt Holmes (USA), Summer of ’69, Experimental
Elyse Ostrow, Donald’s Mom, Actress: Leading (Student) (Lauren Langley as Maureen), Women Filmmakers, (Student)
Emily Faulkner (Canada), Step, Animation, (Student),
Emma Catalfamo (Canada), Meat, Experimental
Emma Zaiachkowski (Canada), Stealing the Sun, Women Filmmakers,  (Student),
Enrique Rico Diaz (USA), Harmony, Latin / Hispanic, (Student)
Errol Sack (USA), Bull Fighters, Film Short, Actress: Leading (Wendy Wilkins as Ona)

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Frederick Taylor (USA), Counter Histories: Rock Hill, Documentary Short
George Abi-Hanna (USA), claustrophilia, Experimental
Gii Ness-Chang (Australia), Two Lives, Film Short, Disability Issues, Women Filmmakers, (Student)
Gritzmore  (Canada), The Bad Bitch, Web Tube Length Video
Hank Isaac, (USA) LILAC – Series Pilot – Getting the Point Across,  Webisode
Harley Chamandy (Canada), Beautiful, Actor: Leading, Film Short (Student)
Ingrid Nachstern and Luca Truffarelli, A Night Star Dance Company Production (Ireland), Table Manners/Stopping at Red Lights, Film Short
Jack Pullman and Viktoira Winge (USA), The Beginning, Music Video
James Hartley and James Shepherd (Australia), James Is Grandiose, Disability Issues
Jasmine Chiong (USA), Amateurs, Television – Pilot Program
Jason Miller (USA), Death is a Salesman, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Jesse D’Angelo (USA), The Adventures of HORSE HOGG, Film Short
Jimmie Wing (Thailand), BANGKOK in MOTION, Disability Issues
Joan Molloy (United Kingdom), Unraveling Eve, Documentary Short
Jonathan Carlander (USA), The Pleasing List, Disability Issues (Student)
Joseph Villapaz (USA), 14 DAYS, Experimental
Joshua A. Green (USA), The Mayor of Pt. Isabel, Web Tube Length Video (Student)
Kai Kuei-Chieh Hsu (USA), Pressure-Man, Film Short (Student)
Karen Gall (Australia), REDEMPTION ‘People Can Change’, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers, Religion / Ethics
Keith Meyn (USA), Okrasend, Film Short
Ken Vathauer (USA), Meter Room, Documentary Short
Lindsey Weissman (USA), Adrenaline Rush, Remixes / Mashups
Louis Cooley, Jr. (USA), 0-1, Film Short (Student)
Luca Machnich (Italy), THE EVE, Experimental, Film Short
Man Zolf (Canada), The Enigma of Victory, Film Short
Mark Todd Bruner (USA), What I Might Have Been, Film Short
Mark Keavney (USA), The Poisoned Cup, Film Short
Mary Ratliff (USA), Catching Up, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Michael Pedro (Canada), THE FANTASY WINDOW, Movie Trailer
Michael Pedro (Canada), TORONTO 2015 PAN AM & PARAPAN AM GAMES DTZ Volunteers Official Video, Music Video, Special Purpose Productions

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Nice and Serious (United Kingdom), One Minute For Katrina, Animation
Nir Shelter (Australia), VTV – web series, Web / Internet Programming
Paige Snider (USA), (UN)SEXY, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Peewee Piemonte (USA), Last Writes, Actress: Leading (Julie Michaels as Julie Marit), Actor: Supporting (Raymond Forchion as Doctor)
Peter Alexander Eccles (USA), The Catfish, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Pietro A. Lombardo (USA), OHMAWING, Documentary Short
Rafe Blood (USA), A Good Woman, Film Short (Student)
Richard Lin (USA), LOVE LIFE, Experimental (Student)
Rob Lobosco (Australia), FATE – It is what it is!, Film Short
Robynne Trueman (Canada), Trapped, Film Short (Student)
Rochelle White (USA), P.S. I Can’t Breathe, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Rohun Vora (USA), Advance to Go, Film Short (Student)
Roman S. Koenig (USA), Thirst, Film Short
Sandra Vivas (Dominica), Pappy, Documentary Short
Savio Sequeira (Ireland), The End of a Journey, Film Short
Sean McSweyn (USA), The Last Stage of Grief, Film Short
Stephen C. Bortsalas (USA), By His Stripes, Christian
Steve Lainer (USA), The Attendant, Film Short
Stevie Wang (USA), Better Man, Film Short (Student)
Tara-Nicole Azarian (USA), #Nerdtabulous, Web Series (Student), Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger, Humor / Humorist (Student)
Tim Calgrinth (USA), the Terrorist, Islamic
Tsubasa Matsumoto, New York University (Japan), I AM IN YOUR BED, Film Short (Student)
Veniamin Levit (Russia), Living in the Belly of the Bear, Documentary Short
Willis Searcy aka Will Prodigy (USA), Wicked Games, Music Video
Xue Yu (USA), Rootless, Documentary Short (Student)
Yvonne Hsuan Ho and Silver Paul (USA), Emily, Animation (Student)

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