Winners March 2014

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best of show words copyCMM Productions, Hal Far Airfield, short documentary

film festival winner

CMM Productions (Malta), Hal Far Airfield, short documentary, traces the history of Hal Far Airfield. The film is impeccably researched and includes extensive original war time footage combined with re-enactments of Maltese Army Regiments and the British Royal Air Force. The Airfield’s location on Malta was of great strategic importance in the Mediterranean and during WWII it was one of the main targets of the Axis which dropped thousands of bombs yet never managed to close Hal Far Airfield. This carefully crafted, informative documentary was created by master filmmakers Chris and Maurice Micallef. It deserves a wide audience.
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Asset PicturesLeave Keys in Car, short film and leading actress
Caitlin Royse (Australia)Hard, women filmmakers
Chris EdgarSteve’s Quest: The Musical, animation
Chris RoweThe Neighbor, short film
Christian Jaburg – DW Duetsche Welle (Germany)Wind Power – A New Course for Heligoland, documentary series
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Craig LeonModern Nature, short documentary and viewer impact: content/message delivery
Guerilla Wanderers FilmMoving Out, music video
Hallie BaumannHolding On, women filmmakers
Innovation Films (Israel)Short “Love”, short film
James FeeneyKiller Kart, short film
John TaschnerLife’s a Dive, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Kettlefish Productions, LTD (United Kingdom)Fare, short film
Marc-Andre Monten (Canada)Color Blind, short film
Mark Brocking (United Kingdom)The Double Cross, short film
Min Young Oh – The National Film and Television School (United Kingdom)The Gravedigger’s Tale, animation
Napesni Motion PicturesFour Winds, Native American
Now TV (China)National Sports System, documentary series and Cancer Village, documentary series
Roy ZafraniThe Other Dreamers, disability issues
Santiago Claver – Academy of Art UniversityCallback, short film
Swinbourne University (Australia)Last Ditch, short film
Taj LewisThe Commute, disability issues
Taylor Made ShortsThe Co-Star: Master Acting Class, leading actress (Jeanne Taylor)
Toadie Boy AnimationRigg R Reet, animation
Toy Gun Films, Running Deer, Native American
Venkat KrishnanButterfly Dreams, short film and direction
Willona Productions, Burned, short film
Zeno FilmsBulletproof, short film
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Alexander Bermann (Germany)Momentum, short film
Alexander Preston (United Kingdom)Towards a Farm in Wales, short film
Alexander T. HwangOne Request, Asian American
Amber Studio (Russian Federation)Fish Day, short film
Anand VaneswaranSea of Tranquility, short film
Andrew PifkoGood Morning, music video
Anne McGrathSlushamed, women filmmakers
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Attic PicturesGoldrush, short film
Bea SoongCantonese Style!, Asian American
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Beard Force FilmsStraight Up: Tennessee Whiskey, short documentary
Ben FraternaleOff Script, short film
Billy HansonSurvivor Type, short film and leading actor (Gideon Emery)
Blonde Moment Productions, LLCLife Grows On, women filmmakers
Bluglass Pictures (United Kingdom)Viva, short documentary
Breaking and Entering, LLCBreaking & Entering, pilot program/series
Cali BondadTwin Lens, women filmmakers
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Christian Jaburg – DW Duetsche Welle (Germany)Serengti -Toward an Uncertain Future, special purpose production
Christoph Schinko Film & Animation (Austria)A Bench’s Tale, short film
Cleverish Media, Inc.The Antonym, women filmmakers
CMM Productions (Malta)Hal Far Airfield, dramatic impact and special effects: animation
Comeau Productions (Canada)The Level Below, short film
Common Fate ProductionsThe Choices We Make, short film
Dan ReheuserTiny Champions, pilot program
Daniel Tomlinson – Southern Methodist UniversityWelcome Home, short film
David Whittet Films (New Zealand)Amiri’s Child, movie trailer
Dirt Farm ProductionsAss.Assins, short film
Dixie FilmsThe Hermit, experimental
Dog-Eared Productions, Inc. (Canada)Margaret Finds Her Mojo, short film; and The Run, short film
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Eric Esser (Germany)Chaja & Mimi, short documentary
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Fricero Films (France), La Curée, direction
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Jennifer Harrison, Sitter, women filmmakers
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Judith CoppingerRed Deception, women filmmakers
Jyoti SinghSamosa, Asian American
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Kathy Kasic, Enter the Wild, experimental
Keller Entertainment GroupMy Persian Family, pilot program/series
Koma Films (Canada)Douce Amère, short film
Koncept FilmsSeeds of a Generation, women filmmakers
Lady Parts Productions (Canada)Ednos, women filmmakers
Last Minute ProductionsValediction, women filmmakers
Mary NiederkornHomophonia, short film
Michael LowendickEmber, short film
Michael SalzhauerMy Beautiful Zombie, short film
Miranda Handford and Kim Barr (Canada), Elevator, women filmmakers
Mohammed Jassim (Bahrain)The Power of Generations, experimental and Hodgkin’s, short documentary
Morgan Peterson – Santa Monica CollegeI’ll Take Care of You, women filmmakers
Nani Film/vidFame, LLCHallo New York, pilot program
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Now is Forever Productions (Canada)The Unforgettable Mistake, tube length videos
Now TV (China)Environmental War, documentary series
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Revek EntertainmentMolly’s Method, women filmmakers
Ronja Jansz – Santa Monica CollegeFalling Like Fools, music video
Sabine Kuper-Busch (Turkey)Teargas and Graffiti, short documentary
SBFilmsMosden, experimental
Scripter FilmsPieces, short film
Sha HuangUnder Ground, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Sasha FoxSuperdate, filmmaker 17 and younger
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Sibling Films (United Kingdom)The Jigsaw, short film
Simon Shepherd Productions (Australia)Progenitor Cryptocides, short documentary
Smart Life Productions, S.R.O. (Slovakia)Monthlies, women filmmakers
Sojin Jenny Park & JaeKyung Ahn – Savannah College of Art and Design35 Seconds of Sweetness, animation
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Stanton Sandalo Cameron – Ringling College of Art and Design, Breed, animation
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Sublime PicturesThe Briefcase, filmmaker 17 and younger
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