Award of Merit August 2019

Indie Film Festival
The judges wish to recognize the Award of Merit winners for notable
artistic or technical aspects of their project in the categories entered.

IndieFEST Award of Merit

Andrés Eduardo (USA), Con Fuerza, Latin / Hispanic (Student)
Brandon Jarrett Lawrence (USA), FISHERMAN, Film Short
Dominique Cruz, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (USA), Pink Tax PSA, Public Service Programming / PSA (Student)
Joe Matthews (USA), From The Land of In-Between, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Justin Jahn (USA), Opposition, Film Short
Mahesh Madhav (USA), How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps, Documentary Short
Michael Woloson (USA), The Golden Realm: An American Larping Experience, Film Short (Student)
Nitin Chaudharii (India), I AM BANNI, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Richard Eschenroeder (USA), Schwinn Varsity, Movie Trailer
Rick Korn (USA), When In Doubt, Do Something “The Harry Chapin Story”, Documentary Feature
Y Sreenivas (India), ARGHYAM, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Yelena Krivosheyeva (USA), Before the Thunder, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Indie Film Festival winner

Abdullah Şahin (Turkey), Cleats, Film Short
Adam J. Boyer, Eric Keneifel, Kevin McCabe and Kenneth J. Smith (USA), Rebuilding History: Three Miles Across The Hudson, Documentary Short
Adam Ravetch (USA), Breath Hold, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Amin Ghashghaiyan Razi (Iran), You went on with your dying, Film Short
Anthony Grimm, Erin Martinez and Claire Cerda, Grimm Films (USA), 11:11, Film Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student), Cinematography (Student), Script / Writer (Student), Direction (Student), Creativity / Originality (Student)
Antony Stone (South Africa), Fracked, Film Short, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
bellopropello (Switzerland), shadowland, Animation
Blake Johnston and Kelso Steinhoff (Canada), Uncaged: A Stand-In Story, Documentary Short
Bruce D. Schmiechen (USA), This Ain’t Your Mother’s Theater Company: The Medea Project’s “Birthright?”, Documentary Short
Cameron Barrett, MySafe:California (USA), Don’t Be Next, Public Service Programming / PSA
Cameron Barrett, MySafe:California (USA), A Deadly Swim: Santa Cruz’s Notorious Toilet Bowl, Educational / Instructional / How-To, Women Filmmaker
Catrina Fielis (USA), Every Time, Actress: Leading (Sydney Rose Walker as Cassidy), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Cimi Grace (USA), Never Have i Ever, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Dale Fabrigar and Suzanne DeLaurentiis (USA), D-Railed, Actress: Leading (Carter Scott as Evelyn), Film Feature, Women Filmmakers
Dianna Ippolito (USA), The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress, Women Filmmakers

Elena Schak (Australia), Dealing with Disasters: the Silent Achievers in Public Health, Educational / Instructional / Training
Elizabeth Blake Thomas (USA), Running On Empty, Actress: Leading (Asta Leigh as Alice)
Fiona Cochrane (Australia), Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life, Documentary Short
Gary Centrone (Australia), Waves, Actress: Leading (Rose McKenna as Carol), Christian
Giles Sander (Canada), The Legend of the ChickenFish, Animation
Gisela Nadasy (Sweden), A Kiss, Film Short
Jason Kurth (USA), Recreational, Children / Family Programming
Jim R Coleman and Robin Nutter Coleman (USA), Bon A Pet Eats, Reality Programming
Joe Matthews (USA), From The Land of In-Between, Documentary Short
Johnny Vonneumann (USA), An American in Europe, Experimental
Jordan Ellsworth (Canada), Comedic, Film Short (Student)
Joseph Aceves (USA), Sparklers, Asian, Latin / Hispanic, Film Short
Justin Jahn (USA), Lady of the Lake, Music Video
Katayoun Parmar and Mohammad Roohbakhsh (Iran), You’re still here, Film Short
Kevin M. Turner, Logic Film Company LLC (USA), Hear Me, Film Short

Lavinie Boffy (France), Life or rain, Women Filmmakers
Leena Pendharkar (USA), Scrap, Actress: Leading (Vivian Kerr as Beth)
Mark Riddle and Ximena Rios (Canada), Complacency: Episode 4, Web Series
Marta Krunić (Croatia), ZOE, Film Short
Michael Aiello (USA), Grandma & The Skeleton, Film Short
Michael Carvaines (USA), Magnolia Kane, Film Short
Michael Steves (USA), Youth in Dearborn, Documentary Short
Michael Woloson (USA), The Golden Realm: An American Larping Experience, Actor: Leading (Student) (Sam Uehling as Raeganhard / Dylan), Actor: Supporting (Student) (Joey Bader as Tallonvor / Toby)
Misha Osherovich (USA), E.very D.ay, LGBT
Paul Schwartz (USA), TIME CAN BREAK YOUR HEART, Film Short
Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke (USA), FOBia, Television – Pilot Program
Rhiannan Falshaw-Skelly (United Kingdom), Duty’s Veil, Web Series
Richard Anthony Dunford (United Kingdom), Dragonflies only live for 24 hours, Film Feature
Rik Zak and Jun Ren (Canada), Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyssey, Documentary Feature
Rob Loos (USA), Salt and Light – The Miracle in Hollywood, Christian
Robin Wang (USA), The Gift of Winter, LGBT, Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
Sara Eustáquio (USA), Hazel, Experimental (Student)
Stefan Müller (Austria), Marlene, Film Feature
Vitor Baumgratz and Paulo J. Leite (Brazil), Carnaval Till The End, Latin / Hispanic

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