Award of Recognition January 2023

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

Achebe Dike (USA), Yard Work, Narration / Voiceover Talent (Achebe Dike)
Anitra Nelson (Australia), Beyond Money: Yenomon, Educational / Instructional / Training
Apolonia Davalos, Coo Cinema Club (USA), Worrywart, Music Video
Armin Nasseri (USA), George Hobbs: Stick Figure Wisdom, Documentary Feature
BJ Grogan (USA), The Consequences, Editing
Brad Banacka (USA), More…More…More…, Television – Pilot Program, Ensemble Cast
Bradley Christian Norkus and Michael Carl Daniels (USA), The Evil Burger Sitcom, Actor: Supporting (Teddy Hill as Garrett)
Brunilda Castejón (Austria), Things to Come-Year 2020, Animation
Carter Dodd (USA), Sam’s Town, Actor: Leading (Carter Dodd as Sam), Dramatic Impact
Chenyang Zhao (USA), OUT OF TIME, Script / Writer (Chenyang Zhao), Creativity / Originality
Cheryl E. Grant (USA), Women Of An Uncertain Age, Ensemble Cast, Webisode
Chia-yu Lu (Taiwan), That Summer, My First Experience, Asian, Film Short
Christina Dodwell (United Kingdom), Christmas Crisis for Willow Deer, Children / Family Programming
Dan T. Hall (USA), Greek Fire – Demon Spirit, Actress: Leading (Moli Hall as Faith), Movie Trailer
David Moreton (USA), Do You Want to Die in Indio?, LGBTQ+
Debra Knox (USA), Hearing Voices, Women Filmmakers
Diana Costa and Camille Sharon (USA), The Lola LaRue Variety Show, Actress: Leading (Diana Costa as Lola LaRue)

Diego Zamalloa (USA), Automate, Script / Writer (Student), Creativity / Originality (Student)
Edwin E. Brochin (USA), Falconer 2 The Untold Stories, Documentary Feature
Elaine Lai and AnQi Yu (USA), Happy New Year 新年快樂, Film Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Emerald Hardy (USA), Wine, Whiskey and Lullabies, Film Short (Student)
Felicia Gonzalez Brown  (United Kingdom), Vision of Love, Women Filmmakers, LGBTQ+
Frances Chang (USA), B Positive, Animation
Francesca Brice-Martin (USA), Forgiveness, Film Short
Helena Frawley (USA), The Boot, Animation (Student)
Iola Nguyen (United Kingdom), THE DORMANT TRUTH, Film Short
J. Z. Murdock (USA), Pvt. Ravel’s Bolero, Documentary Short
James M. Ault (USA), Esperanza: Hope for Our Cities, Documentary Feature
Jason Kelly Lee (USA), Sticks and Stones, Film Short, Original Score (Composed by Andrew Pierce and Amber Pierce Valentine), Original Song (These Sticks and Stones composed by Andrew Pierce and Amber Pierce Valentine)
Jessica Silber (USA), It Hurts to Love a Woman, LGBTQ+, Music Video
John Johnson (USA), FREEDUMB, Animation
Jordyn Russell (USA), You Found Me, Animation (Student)
Kandis Heckler (USA), America the Land of the Free?, Script / Writer (Kandis Heckler), Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising

Karim Mahdjouba (French Polynesia), I signed, Christian, Documentary Feature
Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel (Canada), Kanatenhs – When The Pine Needles Fall, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Kay Pavlou (Australia), GHOST TOWN, Documentary Short
Kenneth James Napier (USA), Rustle, Film Short
Kevin Caraher, Winged Victory Foundation (USA), JUST THE TRUTH, Film Feature, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Kevin Veatch (USA), The Offended Cat, Web Tube Length Video
Kip Pearson (USA), Hyde Street, Actress: Leading (Saskia Baur as Maggie)
Madge (USA), Fix, Women Filmmakers
Mae Edwards (USA), I.M.L.A. ~ A Musical Graphic Novel, Asian, Film Feature, LGBTQ+, Women Filmmakers
Marcos Almada (Mexico), OUTRAGE, Latin / Hispanic
Marisa Cohen and Peter Issac Alexander (USA), The Cloaked Realm, Ep 1 – The Knight and the Queen, Narration / Voiceover Talent (Linnea Sage as Athena)
Matthew R. Howe (USA), Lone Star Surf, Documentary Short (Student)
Matthew R. Howe (USA), The Reunion, Film Short (Student)
Michael Louis Sion (USA), Nikita (No Sugar Daddy), Music Video
Mike Lewis (USA), Pride, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Nancy Paradis (USA), Back to the Heart, Documentary Short
Oriana Theo (Canada), I am that girl., Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Riley Church (USA), Noise, Disability Issues (Student)
Robert L. Butler Jr. (USA), The Alliance 2 The Hunt for Breeze, African American, Film Feature

Roc Flowers and Matilde Bergamini (USA), Show me the Vision, Editing, Music Video
Rosie Maddox (USA), Part 1. Hit & Run, Webisode
Ruth Elliott (USA), THE NIGHT PRINCESS, Women Filmmakers
Sabrina Dubner (USA), The Last Sighting, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Samuel Taylor (USA), AT THE MERCY OF FAITH, Script / Writer (Samuel Taylor), Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Samuel Taylor (USA), AT THE MERCY OF FAITH – Alternative Horror, Script / Writer (Samuel Taylor), Religion / Ethics
Samuel Taylor (USA), AT THE MERCY OF FAITH – Terror Version, Script / Writer (Samuel Taylor), Dramatic Impact
Saryn Lisa Chorney (USA), Last Lions Left on Earth at Lionsrock Museum, Experimental
Séamus Miller (USA), She Speaks To The Trees, Film Short, Creativity / Originality
Serkan Aktaş (Turkey), The Librarian, Film Short
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), The Future in Our Hands, Web / Internet Programming, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), Growing with Our Family Tree, Asian, History / Biographical
Simon Zhao (USA), We The People?, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Timmy Walczak (USA), One Man Picture Show or: The Modern Tragedy of Creation, Editing
Timothy Jerome Myrick (USA), Meeting of the Big Four, Film Short
Timothy Jessop (Finland), Empty., Film Short
Vanessa Arcia (USA), Fixation, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Vijay Singh (USA), Sonant, Film Short (Student)
Virginie Balabaud (France), The Little Gift, Documentary Short, Script / Writer (Virginie Balabaud)
Yantra de Vilder (Australia), After the Flood, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

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