What? You missed the Awards Brunch at the Florida Film Festival 2013, and don’t know who the winners are? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of the winners and linked websites where you can find out more about the films and their filmmakers…
Huge thanks again to the kind folks at the Florida Film Festival, Enzian Theater and Eden Bar for another wonderful experience! Look for our Florida Film Festival 2013 episode in May!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Florida Film Festival
Jennifer Guhl, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
2013 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL HONORS THE BEST IN AMERICAN INDEPENDENT AND FOREIGN FILMS
Orlando, FL (April 22, 2013) – The 2013 Florida Film Festival, sponsored by Full Sail University, announced the Jury and Audience Awards during a highly anticipated ceremony this past weekend. With a record number of films (173) representing 22 countries, the Festival recognized the best in American independent and foreign film. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, the Grand Jury Award for Best Live Action and Animated Short films automatically qualifies the winners for entry into the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Academy Awards®.
“This year’s award winners reflect the incredible diversity and vitality of indie filmmaking from the U.S. and abroad,” said Matthew Curtis, Programming Director. “We have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to program some extraordinary new works of cinema and see audiences who have embraced the unexpected while being both challenged and wholeheartedly entertained.”
“Congratulations to the independent and foreign film award winners at the 2013 Florida Film Festival,” said Anne Watters, Program Director of Film at Full Sail University. “As primary sponsors, we were honored to join Enzian in celebrating with our students and our community the diverse talents and creative films in this year’s lineup.”
The jury and audience award winners of the 2013 Florida Film Festival in the American Independent and International Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film categories are as follows:
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast – THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE, directed by Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON, directed by Eric Slade, Stephen Silha, and Dawn Logsdon
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – SKATE YRSELF CLEAN, directed by Janna Jude Brown
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Directing – SHEPARD & DARK, directed by Treva Wurmfeld
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – MY NAME IS YOUR FIRST LOVE, directed by Rob Richert
Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – BACKYARD JAM, directed by Randall Christopher
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Narrative Short – ASAD, directed by Bryan Buckley
Audience Award for Best Short Film – THINGS YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT, directed by Viet Nguyen
Audience Award for Best International Feature – STARBUCK (Canada), directed by Ken Scott
Audience Award for Best International Short – HEAD OVER HEELS (UK), directed by Timothy Reckhart
About the Florida Film Festival:
The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, Barry Levinson, and Edward James Olmos, Cary Elwes, and Tippi Hedren. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
For additional information:
Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 28 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar.
For additional information:
Phone: (407) 629-1088
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film
Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association o fPostsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.