Award of Recognition May 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

Alfredo Gómez (Spain), Father, daughter and old woman, Film Short, Actress: Leading (Teresa Gómez as Carmen)
Alina Hernandez (USA), The Guy Who Left for Milk, Set Design
Amber Akhtar (USA), Smoke Break, Film Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Amy Andersson (USA), Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, Women Filmmakers
Amy Sukserm (USA), (H)OURS, Music Video (Student), Concept (Student)
Ben Makinen (USA), JazzTown, Documentary Feature
BiLan Liao, Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter, LLC (USA), An Artist’s Journey from China to America, Asian, Documentary Short
Bill Jackson (United Kingdom), FLOAT, Sound: Overall Impact
Blair Dottin-Haley and Brandon Dottin-Haley (USA), The #SAVAGECHATSERIES, Web / Internet Programming
Bobby Adams and Bryan Ashford (USA), Do It Yerself Dewey/Sweet on Dewey S1 E9, Web Series
Brian K. Burns (USA), Through A Glass, Dimly, Actress: Leading (Magda Porter as Miss Jenny)
Catherine Dao (USA), Symphoria, Women Filmmaker
Canyon Clark (USA), The Rope, Film Short, Script / Writer
Carlos Dunn (USA), Maggie Shayne’s Embrace The Twilight, Film Feature, Production Design
Christian and Jason Bareford (USA), The Dirty Hands Man, Actor: Supporting (Erik Thompson as Robert Barlow)
Colby Herbst (USA), Girls Are Weird, Film Short
Craig Huckerby (Canada), WAS I NEXT?  THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY, Documentary Feature, LGBT
Dan Parks (USA), America: Socially Speaking, Documentary Feature
Dantly “ProwlaMan” Wyatt (USA), Larry Dickem (episode 2), Webisode
Dash (Netherlands), Presence of Absences, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Ed Breeding (USA), Traditional Indigenous Ways of Being, Documentary Feature

Edward Jeong-hoon Song and Andrew Jeong-ho Song (Republic of Korea), Navigating Rough Waters: How to Stop Past Wounds from Stealing Future between Korea and Japan, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Elizabeth Usher (Australia), I Could Uke All Week With You, Music Video
Elizabeth Usher (Australia), There is Room at the Table, Music Video
Erin M Wiljanen (USA), The Primary Difference is Who You See in Yourself, Experimental, Women Filmmakers
EveNSteve Schaub (USA), Rokeby, History / Biographical
EveNSteve Schaub (USA), A Wonderful Plague, History / Biographical
EveNSteve Schaub (USA), The Home Of My Choice, History / Biographical
Francisco J. Hidalgo (USA), Uncivil Seizure, Direction
Giampiero Torello (Italy), Fearless, Film Feature
Giles Sander (Canada), Soiled Shorts: THE SERIES, Television – Pilot Program
Grace Sims (USA), Birth of Venus, LGBT
Greg Runnels (USA), Let’s Talk About Farts, Film Short
Gregory Gunder (USA), Choral Music in South Florida – Dr. Kenneth Boos, Documentary Short
Inna Goroh (Namibia), Citizens – Only Jesus Christ Music Video, Christian
Jason Christ (USA), 10/31/2020, LGBT, Original Score (Composed by Randy Kish Jr. and Nick Geller)
Jeanette Groenendaal (Netherlands), Dutch Cocaine Factory, Documentary Feature
Jessica Gould (USA), Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion, Women Filmmakers
JianHao Tan (Singapore), I Am A Teacher, Film Short, Web / Internet Programming
Job Ethan Christenson (USA), BOJ the movie, Disability Issues
John Powell (USA), Between Forever, African American, Film Feature
Josef Steiff (USA), Jesse James, LGBT
Justin Strange (USA), Hidden Letters, Film Short (Student)
Lin Que Ayoung (USA), B-Sides The Series, Television – Pilot Program, Women Filmmakers
Melver Ritz L. Gomez, Ylocostar Films (Philippines), Iyallatiw (To Transfer), Documentary Short, History / Biographical

Michael J. Maimone (USA), isolation:001:the movie, Music Video
Mike McGee (USA), Happy Days! A Tribute to the Buffalo Bills, Music Video
Miranda Bowden-Parker (USA), The Light Dares To Desert Me, Actress: Leading (Katherine Norland as Alicia), Editing
Nick La Marca (USA), Reception, Film Feature (Student)
Nikki Swift and Matt Swift (USA), Those Who Spring of Me, Disability Issues
Patricia White (USA), Mrs. Whittle’s Cottage, Children / Family Programming
Paul Ingles (USA), Noon Time Legends, Documentary Feature, Sports
Pelan Le (USA), Inamorata, Film Short, Original Score (Inamorata composed by Nick Montopoli)
Phillip Chavez (USA), Manada, Experimental
Racheal Mbewe (Zambia), Mphaso, Women Filmmakers
Roman Romanov (Ukraine), Power of Moths, Disability Issues
Sally Rayn (USA), Still Treading Water, Music Video, Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays
Sam O’Neill (Ireland), Some Strange Being, Film Short (Student), Direction (Student)
Sarah Rosenthal (USA), We Agree on the Sun, Experimental
Seayoon Jeong (USA), Captive, Experimental
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), The two emperor poets, History / Biographical
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), Fighters in an invisible battle, Documentary Short
Shihyun Wang (USA), What happens in Mexico stays in Mexico, Latin / Hispanic, Documentary Short
Shihyun Wang (USA), 20 something in Taiwan, Asian
Shihyun Wang (USA), Poems by two emperor poets, Asian
Skyler Thomas (USA), Eschaton, Film Short
Steven JR Lawson (United Kingdom), THE RED MIST, Movie Trailer
Sue Backs and Emmett Hanly (Canada), Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans, Film Short
Tina-Marie Cox and Cranstan Cumberbatch (USA), Secretly Pregnant During A Pandemic, Women Filmmakers
Umberto Squitieri and Stefano Squitieri (Italy), The click, Film Short, Direction
Yi Xiong (USA), Singing Alone With A Farewell, Film Short (Student)
Yuri Brown (USA), Cursed Angel, Women Filmmakers, Actress: Leading (Yuri Brown as Crystal)
Zhang Hong-Jie (Taiwan), Rainbow Flag Flying High, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest (Student), Asian (Student)

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