Award of Recognition May 2022

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

Abdul Kamara (USA), Wild Flowers, Film Short (Student)
Adelino Matias de Carvalho and Venício Fonseca (Brazil), Wake up, Zé! Your wife is on her feet! (DEAF), Disability Issues
Alex Goldblum (USA), The Thin Green Line, Jewish
Alex Martins (USA), Art, Film Short
Amal Morse (USA), Displaced, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Andy Stapp (USA), DESTINATION MARFA, Script / Writer
Angel Alvarez (USA), Misophonia, Film Short
Batya G. Cruz (USA), Blood Dust, Ensemble Cast (Batya G. Cruz, Pam Renall, Marty Lindsey, Tami Nichols Reilly)
Brian Choi, Busan Foreign School (Korea), Lion Dance, Film Short (Student)
Charles Victor Nunley IV, Honor Flow Productions Films, Marymount California University (USA), Made In America, Documentary Short (Student)
Charli Brown (USA), Seasoning of the Soul, Webisode
David Charles Bird (USA), The Polar Bear, Film Short
Dexter Carver (United Kingdom), Life In The Blood, Editing, Ensemble Cast, Film Feature
Don Tjernagel (USA), Singles, Direction
Ed Breeding (USA), Traditional Indigenous Ways of Being, Documentary Feature, Nature / Environment / Wildlife, Narration / Voice-Over Talent (Geronimo Vela)

Emily Anderson, Kate Battersby, and Elizabeth Usher (USA/Australia), Share Your Messy With Me, Music Video
Emma Dickson, Neoteric Dance Company (United Kingdom), Through Her Eyes, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Giacomo Cardone (Italy), Cortona 70s – Idiots armed and dangerous ! –  The Artifact, Film Feature
Gianfranco De Micheli (Italy), InTheHeartOfMystery, Experimental
Guy Zimmerman (USA), Gary’s Walk, Film Feature
Harrison Ainsworth (USA), Twins, Experimental
Hisham Zreiq (Germany/Palestine), Don’t Cry, Animation, Direction
Huanshuo Wang (China), The Dilemma of Extra-Curricular Institutions in China, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Isaiah Crawford (USA), TheSpiritChildren, Animation
Scott Simmons and David Johanssen (Mexico), DENIAL: The Armenian Genocide, Documentary Short
Jake Oletsky (USA), The Diary of Aaron Stanford, Film Short (Student)
James Chen (Taiwan), Mom’s war time stories, Asian, History / Biographical
Jamieson Tabb (USA), Glory & Injustice, Disability Issues (Student)
Jeremy Licht (USA), Here to There-Ep 3, Actress: Leading (Melissa Archer as Casey Cardwell)
Jermaine Foster (USA), CAWDOR STREET THANES, Film Short, Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value
Jesse Foy (USA), Who’s Watching You, Film Short

John Badalamenti (USA), Horse Heroes, Disability Issues, Documentary Feature
Jonathan Moore (USA), Listening, Disability Issues
Joseph Daniel Rodriguez (USA), Atone, Animation, Narration / Voice-Over Talent (Talen Winchester)
Joseph Polito (USA), The Persistence Of Amazing Grace, Script / Writer
Joseph Thomas (USA), Untitled, Film Short
Ken Smyth (United Kingdom), Skookum Jim and The American Dream, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Kevin de la Isla O’Neill (Ireland), Si se llevan se aguantan, Actress: Leading (Susan Barrett as Claire)
Kim Wozniak (USA), Here to There, Actor: Leading (David A. Gregory as Andrew McGinniss), Actress: Leading (Melissa Archer as Casey Cardwell)
Lisa A. Sniderman (USA), Tell Me What to Eat, Disability Issues, Health / Medicine / Science
Matt Dooley (USA), Let Me In, Film Short
Matthew King (Australia), Henrietta, Actress: Leading (Teirah Green as Henrietta)
Melissa Millard, Sara Maurelli and Brandon Brown (United Kingdom), Ups… I did it again!, Film Short
Michael Farrell (USA), The StoneMan, Documentary Feature, Research
Monica Martinez and Jack Marziliano (USA), Flawless, Film Short
Nehanshu Gupta (India), The Colour Of Blood, Film Short, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery
Nic Best (USA), Shit City Funland, Animation (Student)

Nicholas Kundrat (USA), Spiritual Avail, Experimental
Pamela PerryGoulardt (USA), Underwater Hazards, Script / Writer
Paul Heron (United Kingdom), Paracide, Film Feature
Rafael Altamira (USA), When You Are Gone, Film Feature
Raymond Edwards and Marisa Nikole (USA), No Apologies, Music Video, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Richard M. Carrillo and Casey Showalter (USA), Pale Shelter, Cinematography (Nick Korompilas)
Rob Margolies (USA), Lola Does Manhattan, Television – Pilot Program
Robyn Roots (USA), 2020 Year of the Nurse, Documentary Feature, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Rock Wilk (USA), The Center of Distance, Original Score (The Center of Distance composed by Steve Peckman)
Saibal Mukherjee (India), MYSTERY AT JATINGA, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Samuel J. Punto (Germany), The Holding Room, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger, Original Song (Escapades (Mermaid Song) composed by Jonathan Feist)
Sayef Zaman (USA), A Road To Nowhere, Narration / Voiceover Talent (Thomas J. O’Brien), Creativity / Originality (Sayef Zaman, Ivana Windel, Phill Katz, Thomas J. O’Brien)
Sergio Jimenez (USA), Man in a Maze, Film Short, Direction
Shelby Phoenix (USA), Cronch, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan), Doomsday War and Anti-Christ according to Nostradamus, Editing
Steve Downey (United Kingdom), We are the Lost Girls, Disability Issues
Thomas Gidlow (USA), Camisado, Television – Pilot Program, Dramatic Impact
Tyris Lemon (USA), Child of Wood, African American, Dramatic Impact
Vera Howard (USA), Mirror Mime, Film Short
Wilbur W. Henderson (USA), Remember This, African American, Actress: Leading (Adrien Cannon as Mora Camille)
William J. Thinnes (USA), A World Of Sphericals, Animation

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