Award of Recognition August 2021

Indie Film Festival
The judges wish to recognize the Award of Reco
gnition winners for their achievement in a specific category of entry
Award of Recognition

Aaron Turner (USA), Our Story: Once the Doors Opened, Documentary Short
Ahou Alagha (USA), little Adam example, Animation
Aleksei Podturkin and Olga Burenkova (Russia), Impasse, Film Short, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Alessandro Nardini (Italy), F stand for liFe, Experimental
Alfie Blue (United Kingdom), When She Waves Goodbye My Fingers Evaporate, Direction (Student)
Andrea Assaf (USA), Eleven Reflections on September, Experimental
Anna Gerasimova (USA), The Breath of Life, Animation
Antonio Bellido Marín (Spain), TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE  – RUMBO AL PARAISO FISCAL, Experimental
bellopropello (Switzerland), the game just got real, Animation
Benjamin Bryant (USA), Station to Station, Actress: Supporting (Cate Farrow as Sarah)
Benny Paul (benro) (India), DIE-OUT, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Bérénice Achille (USA), Promise Me, Editing, Direction
C Freedom (USA), Africans on the Mississippi, Documentary Short
Carlos Daniel Flores (USA), Goslings, LGBT
Carlos Diaz (USA), The Ballad of Emma Wright, Film Short, Latin / Hispanic
Carole Dolan Weed (Ireland), Artemisia 2021, Disability Issues
Carolina Cordero (USA), We Hear You | Now Hear Us, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Carona Davis-Diop (USA), The Opening, Women Filmmakers

Christopher E. Terry (USA), Silence Speaks Volumes, Film Short, Editing
Dana Crypto (USA), Welcome Home, Animation
Devon Padley and Jacob Andres Padilla (USA), Playing with Fire, Actress: Leading (Devon Padley as Hattie), Film Short, Original Score (Composed by Diego Rojas)
Donald F. Mann (USA), The Paddler, Film Short
Efriem Kahsay Quada (Eritrea), The Night’s Tune, Film Short
Emad Asfoury (USA), Homebound, Children / Family Programming, Television – Pilot Program
Fella Cederbaum (USA), Will You Hold Me, Film Short
Francesca Nobili (USA), Bedtime Stories, Animation, Narration / Voice-Over Talent (Taylor Storm as Hannah, Jonas Grosserhode as Daniel and Vivian Huang as Alice)
Harrie Verstappen (Curaçao), Edgar Palm in Otrabanda, History / Biographical
Hugo Teugels (Belgium), AnoMiC, Music Video, Cinematography
Ilja Rosendahl (USA), Remaining Chance, Film Short
Jacob Hotaling (USA), Dragonfly Boy, Actress: Supporting (Student) (Maddie Touri as Dahlia)
Jaeyoung Kim (USA), The Hijras we met : The 3rd Gender, LGBT
Jailyn Osborne (USA), Main Street, USA, Public Service Programming / PSA
Jeevan Singh (United Kingdom), Isolation, Film Short, Asian
Jill Frechie and John Ricciutti (USA), Life without Parole: The Story of George Martorano, Documentary Feature, Use of Film / Video for Social Change
Jim Wang (Taiwan), Remi Wonders – The interns, Editing
Jordan Skipper (USA), Divine Living Part II, African American, Television – Pilot Program
Ken Peters (USA), The death of a taxi driver, Asian

Kevin Gibson, Renegade Cinematics (USA), A Walk in the Shadows, Direction, Film Short, Actor: Leading (Chance Guerra as Tommy)
Kevin Veatch (USA), Sophie Goes Ape, Children / Family Programming, Narration / Voice-Over Talent (Samantha Blanchard)
Koh-Ichi Kashiwaya (USA), Looking for Ai, Actor: Leading (Kiyota Sage as Jim Thompson), Actress: Leading (Sano Izumi as Ai Kidou), Actress: Supporting (Sage Morris-Greene as Rose Lucas)
Lynne Slater and Margie Kelk (Canada), Half of Everything, Experimental
Marquita Owens Robinson (USA), The Prayer Warrior, Religion / Ethics
Martina Bell (USA), Bent, Film Short
Matthew Conway Williams (USA), Outreach, Documentary Short, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Merivelle Hannah (USA), First Gig, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Michael U. Olowu (USA), Desolation, Experimental (Student)
Nancye Ferguson (USA), SUE, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Peter Strupp (USA), Cold Service, Actor: Leading (Drew Armstrong as Beau), Actress: Leading (Mary Magiera as Anna), Film Short
Polar Levine (USA), Strongman Sad, Animation, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Original Score
Radhika Jayanthi (USA), MAAYA, Women Filmmakers
René Schulz (Germany), Notas, Editing
Ricky J. Martinez (USA), I ELECT: Power Every Four Years, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Riley Del Rey (USA), Capitol Barbie, Television – Pilot Program
Roshi Givechi (USA), My Family Trees, Documentary Short
Ross Henson (United Kingdom), Door Salesman Dave, Actor: Supporting (Celal Can Orhan as Furkan), Film Short

Ryan C. Jordan (USA), Poor Guy, Women Filmmakers
Sean Cruser (USA), Convalescent, Film Short
Sean Gregory Tansey (Greece), The Pathos of Hamlet, Film Short
Sean Wever (Canada), Trend, Film Short
Sharon Hudson (Canada), Dark or Light – Extended version, Music Video
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), The love story of Su, Shi, Asian
Shihyun Wang (USA), Messages from another time, Webisode
Shihyun Wang (USA), The comet in doomsday prophecy, Asian
Sofía Anderson (USA), Doloris, Documentary Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Steven Jon (USA), Eliza Smiles, Documentary Short, Original Score
Susan Lim, Christina Teenz Tan and Samudra Kajal Saikia (USA), Evil Professor, Music Video
Susan Liverpool and Ada Frazier Turner (USA), The Lion and the Porcupine, Original Score (The lion and the porcupine composed by Susan Liverpool)
Susanne Deeken (United Kingdom), The Hairy Notion of a Green Afternoon, Animation
Sybil D. Jatta (USA), Akwaaba the Awakening, African American, Documentary Feature
Tony Holland (USA), Glove, Disability Issues (Student)
Travis Mills (USA), The New Frontier, LGBT
Whitney St. Ours (USA), YouBuddy, Women Filmmakers
Yuri Sasamoto (Japan), WHO IS BAD? The shouting of Rock-and-roll Samurai, Original Song (WHO IS BAD? composed by Altruist)

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