2005 Festival

2005 Festival Honorees

 

FILM COMPETITION

YOUTH HONORARY AWARD
“United”
directed by Taron Lexton

JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“Formosa”
directed by Noah Kadner

Best Documentary
“Hope in Heaven”
directed by Meredith Ralston

Best Short Film
“Smart Card”
directed by James Oxford

Best Family Film
“United”
directed by Taron Lexton
Produced by Leslie Brown

Best Animation
Catching Kringle
directed Jeff Wadlow

Best Student Film
“Winning the Peace”
directed by Eli Akira Kaufman
(UCLA)


BEARFEST DIGITAL AWARDS

Best Digital Student Film
“18 Minutes”
directed by Alexis Echavarria
(Idyllwild Arts Academy)

Best Digital Short Film
“Firefighter”
directed by Vanessa Ruane

Best Digital Animation
“Badgered”
directed by Sharon Colman


AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“Heart of the Beholder”
directed by Ken Tipton

Best Student Film
“Crescent Star”
directed by Turgut Turk Adiguzel

Best Student Documentary
“Baca: Breaking the Chains”
directed by Katrina Markel

Best Short Film
“Pawns of the King”
directed by Ming Lai

Best Student Animation
“Animals in Love”
directed by Benjamin Meinhardt
(Vancouver Film School)

Best Animation
“Red Planet Blues”
directed by David H. Brooks

Best Documentary
“The Greatest Good”
directed by Steven Dunsky David Steinke

CULTURAL SHOWCASE AWARD
Best German Film
“Before I Go”
directed by Heiko Hahn

 

SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

1st Place
“BRO” (Bull Riders Only)
written by Melinda May

2nd Place Winner
“Prison of the Damned”
written by Nicole Jones

3rd Place Winner
“Underground Run”
written by Steve Whitestone

Honorable Mentions:
“The Sphere”
written by Bradley Cramp

“Boiling Point”
written by Dr. Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough