2004 Festival

2004 Festival Honorees
FOUNDERS AWARD
“Finding Home” directed by
Lawrence David Foldes

JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“A Night At Sophie’s”
directed by Scott Schofield

Best Student Film
“Maree (Tides)” directed by
James Pellerito
(Columbia University)

Best Animation
“Auction” directed by Carlo Sansonetti

Best Documentary
“Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea”
directed by Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer

Best Short Film
“Family Tree” directed by Vicky Jenson

Best Family Film
“Our Story” directed by Blanca Aguerre


DIGITAL BEARFEST AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“Sons of Provo” directed by Will Swenson

Best Digital Student Film
“Something For Nothing” directed by
Montae Russell
(Los Angeles City College)

Best Digital Short Film
“Play War” directed by Robert Locke Jones

Best Digital Animation
“Auction” directed by Carlo Sansonetti

Best Digital Documentary
“Conscientious Objector” directed by Terry L. Benedict


AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“The Fallen” directed by Ari Taub

Best Animation
“Bid ‘Em In” directed by Neal Sopata

Best Student Film
“Simones Labyrinth” directed by
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
(Academy for Television & Film, Munich)

Best Short Film
“Chance” directed by Paul Baker

Best Documentary
“The Conscientious Objector” directed by Terry L. Benedict


CULTURAL SHOWCASE
Best African American Film

“Something For Nothing” directed by Montae Russell


SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

1st Place Winner
“The Secret of Lummi Island” written by Jane Turville

2nd Place Winner
“Left at Albuquerque” written by Monika Moreno

3rd Place Winner
“Dead Legends” written by Francisco Castro

Honorable Mentions:
“Stunnade” written by Andrew Smith

“Balls” written by K. Ray Thomas