GRAND PRIZE FILM AWARD
by Stephen Kunc
Produced by Courtney Graham & Melanie Windle
Synopsis: Two expert snipers face off in a moment of truth,
until finally...one of them has to make the kill.
But which one?
ACTION/CUT 2011 BEST
FICTION FILM AWARD
Directed by John Jacobsen
by Josh Bourland
Produced by Chris Oliver, Executive
Produced by Greg Moga
Synopsis: While his mother goes out for a run, eight-year old
Arthur gets up from watching TV and heads upstairs.
When he sees what's going on, he must call upon fantastical courage
and take action to confront this demon.
ACTION/CUT 2011 BEST
ANIMATION FILM AWARD
Directed by Raf Anzovin
& Produced by David Boutilier
Synopsis: Operative 4511, a stranded space marine, copes with
being on his own and outnumbered. His only hope is to contact
someone who can aid him in his escape, but that proves to be a
daunting task. ELEVEN is a parody that was inspired
by many of the cut-scenes we've come to expect from today's
big-budget video games.
ACTION/CUT 2011 BEST
DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Directed by Brynmore Williams
Synopsis: At the intersection of healing and henna dances
Catherine. This is a story about courage
and transformation...one woman's journey beyond breast cancer.
ACTION/CUT 2011 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
Johannesburg, South Africa
Produced at AFDA:
The South African School of Motion Picture Medium
and Life Performance
by Danielle Erasmus & Garon Campbell
Produced by Raeesah Essop
Synopsis: Isaac and Thandani are alone and struggling to
survive off the streets of Johannesburg.
Isaac desperately wants his son to get an education but with a
growing lack of respect for his father,
whom he blames for their lack of a proper home, Thandani ignores his
father's wishes and defies him.
With no money and a palpable coldness between them, Isaac must find
a way to prove himself as a man and a father.
ACTION/CUT 2011 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
- GOODBYE 'O9"
Directed by Julius Telmer
& Lyrics and Performance by Martin Hoffman Milo
From the album "Min Sidste Time" (My Last Hour 2010)
Produced by Julius Telmer
Synopsis: Danish rapper M.I.L.O.'s documentary styled
music video tells the real life story of the 6-month journey
that brought the rapper from his last concert in Denmark to the war
in Afghanistan as a soldier.
This song was his goodbye letter to his family should he get killed
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ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS -
ACTION/CUT 2011 FILM AWARDS
SPECIAL MERIT IN FILMMAKING
AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by Jason Kent Carpenter - Los Angeles, CA
Synopsis: After completing a secret mission, Agent 6 must decide
between delivering the acquired device or save the girl he left
OF OUR CHILDREN”
Directed by Clint Mouriño - Brandon, FL
Synopsis: A once-blissful park becomes a battleground
between the invading fifth graders and the third graders...can it be
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - FICTION
Directed by Ian Campbell - Greystones, Ireland
Synopsis: On the run from drug dealers, JK hides out in a church
where the consequences of his actions are played out over and over
Directed by Vojin Vasovic - Toronto, Canada
Synopsis: A metaphysical story about the constant struggle of the
artist to reach those 5 minutes of blissful limelight for their art
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - ANIMATION
Directed by Bryan Moses - Surry Hills, Australia
Synopsis: A video game character wants to get out of games and
transition into film & TV, but encounters the actors'
AWARD - DOCUMENTARY
Directed by Jeremy Taylor - New York, NY
Synopsis: A powerful doc showing the inhumane conditions of the
gentle Burmese people at the hands of a brutal military
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - DOCUMENTARY
Directed by Barbara Myers & Paul Loman - Brighton, United
Synopsis: A father reflects on how offering his dead son's organs
for transplant is helping him come to terms with his family's
PROMISING YOUNG DOCUMENTARIAN AWARD (18 & under)
Directed by Angad Singh (17) - Roswell, GA
Synopsis: A young Sikh-American and his classmates host 32 French
teens for two weeks as part of a cultural exchange program.
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS -
Directed by Gary Hubb - Santa Monica, CA
Art Institute of California in Los
Synopsis: Two US soldiers fight in the horror of Afghanistan when
they're suddenly faced with a dilemma of morality...and their worst
Directed by Simon Hung - Burbank, CA
New York Film Academy
Synopsis: A detective discovers the conspiracy of the human race
when he finds out he is really an android and his wife is an
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Jean-Christophe Cader - Paris, France
School, Czech Republic
Synopsis: In 2020 A.D. Lea wakes after an 8-year coma to discover
her family was killed by a Chinese regime...now she's hunted
Directed by Gregor Erler - Berlin, Germany
Synopsis: Driving alone on a backwoods road, Chris witnesses a
tragic accident and has to survive two sadistic cops and a crazed
PROMISING YOUNG STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS (18 & under)
Directed by Hannah Sullivan (16) - Westminster, CA
Pacific Coast High School - Tustin, CA
Synopsis: A blank canvas, ready to be painted...a story about
Directed by Zach Madden (16) - Clarksville,MD
River Hill High School
Synopsis: A psychological thriller about mysterious paintings
arriving at a gallery...and their shocking inspiration.
“SEND ME TO BABYLON”
Directed by Jeremiah James (17) - Houston, TX
Cypress Ranch High School
Synopsis: Only a few humans remain...who will survive?
Directed by Michael Kontaxis (18) - Rancho Mirage, CA
Phillips Andover Academy -
Synopsis: On a Halloween night, Adam has to decide if sacrificing
some of his humanity is worth the gain of unlimited intelligence.
“THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK”
Directed by Colton Smrz (16) - Simi Valley, CA
Santa Susana High School
Synopsis: A student forgets the essay in his mom's car and has to
chase her down...only to get hit by a car!
AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
WANNA BE A PIRATE"
by Nick Nicholson,
Waters Music, Produced at Willow Disc
Directed by Ed Waters & David Berrey -
Synopsis: A man keeps losing jobs due to outsourcing and the lousy
economy...he fantasizes about turning the tables on the rich folks.
FOREIGN AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
- AT THE MERCY OF MY POSTURE"
Music by Rosewell
(Chile), Produced by Smog
Directed by Sebastian Pagueguy - Drummoyne,
Synopsis: A protest song about ignored youths who see an empty and
cold world ahead...and a violent self-destructive society.
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