2012 Festival

2012 Festival Honorees

2012 Winning Films

Audience Award - Best Animation
Snap directed by Hilere, Thomas G. Murphy

Jury Award – Best Animation
Worlds Apart directed by Michael Zachary Huber (Cogswell Polytechnical College)

Jury Award – Best Family Film
Nanuq directed by Jill Jones

Jury Award – Best Cinematography
The First 70 cinematography by Cory Brown

Audience Award – Best 3D Film
Snap directed by Hilere, Thomas G. Murphy

Audience Award – Best Student Film
Bekas directed by Karzan Kader

Jury Award – Best Student Film
Shoot the Moon directed by Alexander Gaeta (Chapman University, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts) & The Darkness is Close Behind directed by Sheena McCann (American Film Institute)

Audience Award – Best High School Film
Number 2 Pencil directed by Jason Granneman (Bonita High School Students)

Audience Award – Best Big Bear Connection
Into the Unknown directed by John Dion (USC)

Audience Award – Best Short Film
Quiet directed by Lauren Fash

Jury Award – Best Short Film
Crescendo directed by Alonso Alvarez

Audience Award – Best Native American Film
Shouting Secrets directed by Korinna Sehringer

Audience Award – Best LGBT Film
Pursuit directed by Patty Newton

Audience Award – Best Environmental Film
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey directed by Wendy J.N. Lee

Audience Award – Best Short Documentary
The First 70 directed by Jarratt Moody

Audience Award – Best Feature Documentary
To Them That’s Gone directed by Andrew Mckay

Jury Award – Best Documentary
The Eyes of Thailand directed by Windy Borman

Audience Award – Best Feature Film
Missed Connections directed by Eric Kissack

Jury Award – Best Feature Film
Liars, Fires and Bears directed by Jeremy Cloe

2012 Screenwriting Finalists:

Run   by Dennis Luu
The Motherload   by Joan Macbeth
The Kingdom of the Dead   by Todd Scheiperpeter
The Work of Zombies   by Patricia Semler
Will’s Friend Will   by Elaine Thomas

2012 Screenwriting Semi-Finalists:

After Her   by Michael Egan
Born a Dragon   by Michael Spohr
Diamond Express   by Kyle Curry
My College Essay   by Mary Krell-Oishi
Sand Devils   by Blair Cosby
The Black Grail   by Keith Russell
The Fugitive Heroes   by Scott Wallace
Tower Seige   by David Boito

2012 Screenwriting Quarter-Finalists:

Appearances   by Frederic Richter
Embargo   by Carole Ryavec
God Bless Alec Palmer   by Beth Hoover
Headless   by John T. Frederick
Holy Mother of God!   by Jim Bernfield
Me World   by Matthew Stodder
Mistress Mom   by Tony Scott
Redmen   by Sandy Tung
The Accidental Man   by Jennie Evenson
The Kill Zone   by Troy Hector
The Kiss   by Remi Vaughn
The Unity Trigger   by Anthony Moore
Time of the Jaguar   by Andrew Arthur
Visionary   by Jeff Malphurs
Zoey’s List   by Liz Skillman

(Saturday, September 15, 2012)

ARBITRAGE, the feature directorial debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from loyal wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller’s also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Côte (Laetitia Casta). Just as he’s about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected bloody error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller’s past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits.  Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity. Will hemake it out before the bubble bursts?

Written & Directed by Nicholas Jarecki
Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon , Brit Marling,Tim Roth
Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions
Running Time: 107 minutes