Best Narrative Feature, Indie Memphis ($750 prize): "Say Yes Quickly," described as "a contemporary Southern Gothic love story" from director Gregg Hale, a "Blair Witch" producer.
Best Narrative Short, Indie Memphis ($500): "Raccoon," a story of two hunters in the winter of 1968. The film will be screened during a program of shorts at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Director Trey Nelson is scheduled to attend.
Best Documentary, Indie Memphis ($750): "Occupation: Dreamland," directed by Gary Scott and Ian Olds, an intimate portrait of American soldiers in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004.
Best Animated or Experimental Film, Indie Memphis ($500): John Cernak's computer-generated "Joyride," which screens during an animation program at 8:30 p.m. today.
Best Narrative Feature, Hometowner ($600): "Act One," a romantic comedy-drama directed by Brad Ellis and written by star Allen Gardner, produced by Old School Pictures, a company composed of a group of friends who have been making movies since the 1990s when they were at Houston High School. "Act One" screens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; the filmmakers will attend.
Best Narrative Short, Hometowner ($400): Andrew Nenninger's "Bright Sunny South."
Best Documentary, Hometowner ($400): Brett Hanover's "Above God."
"Bright Sunny South" and "Above God" will screen during competing programs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; the filmmakers will attend.
Best Music Video, Hometowner ($300): "Abra Cadaver," by the Hives, directed by John Michael McCarthy.
The Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award ($500) was awarded to MeDiA Co-op co-founder and filmmaker/activist Morgan Jon Fox, who has two movies in the festival: the documentary "What Does Love In Action Look Like: a prologue," and the feature "away(A)wake," at 8:30 p.m. today. Fox also acts in "Dollars & Signs," which shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The new Kodak Tennessee Filmmaker Award, which provides $1,000 worth of 16mm or 35mm film to the recipient, went to Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury, a past Indie Memphis winner.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Indie Memphis 2005 winners
Here are the winners as reported by John Beifuss in the CA. Still time to see many of them:
Posted by Jon W. Sparks at 11:01 AM