2009 Festival

2009 Festival Honorees

 

 

FILM COMPETITION WINNERS SCREENPLAY WINNERS

JURY AWARDS

Best Feature
“Jackson”
Jonathan Lawton, writer/director

Best Documentary
“Where the Ocean Meets the Sky ”
Barry Berona, Greg Daniels, directors

Best Short
“The Bake Shop Ghost”
Lorette Bayle, director

Best Family Film
“Gerald’s Last Day”
Justin Rasch, Shel Rasch, directors

Best Cinematography
“Acholiland”
Cinematography by Amanda Treyz
Dean Israelite, writer/director
American Film Institute

Best Student Film
“Kwame”
Edward Osei-Gyimah, writer/director
University Southern California

Best Animation
“The Mouse That Soared”
Kyle T. Bell, director

 

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Feature
“Callous ”
Joey Lanai, Chris Billett, writer/directors

Best Documentary
Feat: 63 Marathons in 63 Days”
Deborah Carr, director

Best Short
“The Bake Shop Ghost”
Lorette Bayle, director

Best Animation
“Gerald’s Last Day”
Justin Rasch, Shel Rasch, directors

Best Student Film
“Where It Stops”
Kyle Shea, director
Chapman University

Best High School Student Film
“The Harry Hastings Method”
Josh Blake, writer/director
Culver City High School

Best Big Bear Film
“High”
Brandon R. Miller, writer/director

Best Film with Animal Actors
“Finale”
David Strong, director

OPENING NIGHT FILM
BURNING PLAIN
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

1st Place
“A Little Fire”
Written by Linda Fisher2nd Place — TIE–
“It’s Your Life”
Written by Todd Cerveris

“Redemption Road”
Written by Christine Downs

3rd Place
“Baby Girl”
Written by Jennifer Babin

Honorable Mention
“Agent Cynthia”
Written by Jonathan Miller