Award of Recognition May 2016

Indie Film Festival
The judges wish to recognize the Award of Recognition winners for their achievement in a specific category of entry
Award of RecognitionAbrahim Mahallati (USA)
, Panic, Baby, Experimental (Student)
Adrian Picardi (USA), Lemon Cove, Film Short
Al Milgrom (USA), Rediscovering John Berryman, Special Purpose Productions
Alexis Britt (USA), The Benefits, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Andre Jesequel (USA), Ericka’s Story: A Case of Human Trafficking, Film Short
Anna  Jones (USA), Awkward Friend, Film Short
Ari Stidham (USA), You and Me in the Desert, Film Short
Bellopropello (Switzerland), Another Day in Paradise, Animation
Bettina d’mello and dr:khan (Bavaria), the blue room – al-ḥamdu li-llāh, Music Video
Brian Ronalds (USA), The Final Resolution, Documentary Feature
Christopher Cohen (USA), Gravedigger, Television – Pilot Program
Cynthia Gray (USA), Taking Flight: Learning at The Logan School, Educational / Instructional / Training
Drew Crosby (USA), Within the Without, Film Short (Student)
Elizabeth Cirillo, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (USA), HomeGirls, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Ethan Daniel Levy (USA), October Pain, Actor: Leading (Ethan Daniel Levy as Eli), Casting, Actress: Leading (Maddie Levy as Liana)
Fred Paskiewicz (USA), Gufors, Film Feature
Gabriela Ledesma (USA), Anomic, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Grant Horne (USA), The Art of the Deal, Web / Internet Programming
Hojin Kim (Korea), Prowler, Film Short
Javier Reyna (USA), Scriptor, Film Short
Jeff Harder (USA), Carmilla, Film Feature

IndieFEST Recognition Color

Jessica Peterson (Guam), American Soil, Chamorro Soul, Documentary Short
Jing Ning (USA), Hit on, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Joseph Brandon (USA), Coincidental Romance, Film Short (Student)
Joud Kashgari (USA), Clearance, Islamic
Keith Kollee, Dan Gibbins and Ian Pond (Canada), Writers Circle: The Series, Webisode
Kelly Needleman (USA), Be The Change You Wish To See In The World, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Kharen Harper (Australia), HIGHWATER, Drama Program / Series, Special Purpose Productions, Use of Film / Video for Social Change
Lars Fuchs (USA), Honk! Honk!, Film Short
Leelila Strogov (USA), Someone Good Will Find You, Film Short
Leonardo Dell’Anno (Canada), Clap On The 2 and the 4, Music Video
Lindsay Shah and J. Eric Marler (USA), My Sister, the Psychopath, Film Short
Luca Scivoletto (Italy), The Stone Man (L’Uomo Pietra), Documentary Short
Madeleine Falk, MadDreams Productions, LLC (USA), I’m Gabrielle, Actor: Leading (Dogen Eyeler as Gabrielle), Actress: Supporting (Madeleine Falk as Caroline), Women Filmmakers (Madeleine Falk)
Marcelo Torcida (Paraguay), Like Drops, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Maria Cardenas (USA), The Grand Guignol, Actor: Leading (Student) (Oscar Cardenas as Steven), Actress: Leading (Student) (Emily Elicia Low as Mary Ann Milland), Film Short, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Mark Cochran (USA), First Do No Harm, Christian
Mathew Foss (USA), Roman Bickerstaff the Rise and Fall of an R.A., Film Feature
Meng Guo (USA), A Normal Man, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Michael Zomer (Netherlands), LA PINTURA, Webisode
Mike Gerard (USA), The Trial Of Everett Mann, Christian

IndieFEST Recognition Color
Morgan Shirk (USA)
, Producing Hope, Documentary Short (Student)
Morten Kjolberg and Stian Andersen (Norway), Backstreet Girls – Return to Muotathal, Documentary Feature
Nadia Talel (USA), Shit Head Monica, Film Short (Student)
Nihal Dantluri (USA), Day By Day, Documentary Short (Student)
Ron  Longo (USA), ‘So What’, Music Video
Ruben Arnaiz Parrondo (Spain), The Stranger Who Come from the Deep, Film Short
Ryan Larkin (USA), My Dad Didn’t Believe In Heaven, and Neither Do I, Film Short (Student)
Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch (Turkey), In The Dark Times, Documentary Feature
Seng Yang (USA), The Rose Cloth, Asian American
Seth Rose (USA), Fire Within, Film Feature (Script)
Shammeer Sultan (India), Me, Myself and My clones, Film Short
Shanaka Galagoda (Sri Lanka), The Possession, Film Short
Shawn Myles (USA), Cybertech Episode 1, Animation
Terimar Malones (Philippines), Who’s the Tiktik?, Film Short
Thomas G. Smith (USA), A Casualty of War, Documentary Short
Thomas Goltz (USA), On Aggregate: Champions Without A Home, Documentary Short
Timothy Collins and Jillian Kibler (USA), Kiss of Death, Film Short (Student), Direction, Script / Writer, Cinematography, Actor: Leading (Forest Jones as John), Actress: Leading (Kathryn Telford as The Woman), Actress: Supporting (Léa Boulch The Wife)
Tina Feyrer (Austria), Night Sea Journey, Film Feature
Tyna Ezenma (USA), Inner Journey, Actress: Supporting (Cameo Sherrell as Frankie) and Theatre Of Hate, Women Filmmakers
Yoshimi Itazu, Production I.G (Japan), Pigtails, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising, Religion / Ethics, Original Song (Kami-sama no Takurami / Divine Design)

Congratulating the Award of Merit winners here:
IndieFEST Merit Color

Congratulating the Award of Excellence and Best of Show winners here:
IndieFEST Excellence Color