2008 Festival

2008 Festival Honorees

 

 

Janusz Kaminski At Big Bear Festival Video

 

FILM COMPETITION WINNERS SCREENPLAY WINNERS
JURY AWARDSBest Feature Film
“Blind Ambition”
directed by Bala RajesekharuniBest Documentary
“Alaska Far Away: The New Deal Pioneers
of the Matanuska Colony”
directed by Paul Hill, Joan JusterBest Student Film
“Dudley’s Raft”
director: Robert Matthews
Chapman UniversityBest Student Film – Cinematography
“A Day’s Work”
directed by  Rajeev Dassani
USCBest Short Film
“Struck”
directed by Taron LextonBest Animation
“Plain and Simple”
directed by Merrin Marra
Columbia College, Chicago

Best Family Film
“$1.11″
directed by Colton Tran
Utah Valley State College

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“Chain Link”
directed by Dylan Reynolds

Best Documentary
“88 Years in the Closet”
directed by Peter Shafron

Best Animation
“Little Blue”
directed by Bob Svihovce

Best Short Film
“Still Me”
directed by Beth McElhenny

Best Student Film
“Smoke”
directed by Andrew Baldwin
AFI

Best High School Film
“819″
directed by George Mikhail
Culver City High School

Big Bear Lake Film Award
“Big Bear Medicine Wheel:
Healing Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites”
directed by David Faithful and Debbie Nagata

SIDEBAR SHOWCASE AWARD
there was a tie!

“Armed for the Challenge”
directed by Patricia Thio and Kent Allison

and

“The Sublimation Experiment”
directed by Chris Kitchen and Sam Pope

OPENING NIGHT FILM
GHOST TOWN
Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures

1st Place
Gabriel’s Calling
written by Megan Breen2nd Place
Love Marriage
written by Soman Chainani3rd Place
The Commando
written by Timothy BuckHonorable MentionsBuccaneer’s Cove
written by
Julian Stoneand

Loss of Innocence
written by
Eric Gaunaurd