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International Family Film Festival awards

International Family Film Festival 2011 IFFF AWARD RECIPIENTS

IFFF Spirit Award
48 Below!
Director: Michael Archambo
Sterling Crown Studios

IFFF Pearl Award
Christmas Bunny
Director/Producer/Writer: Tom Seidman
Honey Creek Pictures, LLC

IFFF Top Applause Award
Hannah’s Gold
Director: Joel Souza
Visualeyes Productions
2011 IFFF FEATURE FILMS
Winner:
Best Feature – Drama
Christmas Angel, SunWorld Pictures
Finalist:
Best Feature – Drama
Cooper, MSNations Productions

Winner:
Best Feature - Foreign Drama
Horizon (China), Ruoming Huari
Zixun International Culture Media, Beijing, China
Finalist:
Best Feature – Foreign Drama
Champions of Our Time (Nigeria)
Macnuel Productions

Winner
Best Feature – Comedy
Monster Mutt, Illusion Industries, Inc
Finalist:
Best Feature – Comedy
Life of Lemon, Tigerstorm Productions

Winner:
Best Feature – Foreign Comedy
One Week (China), Onon Choi

Winner:
Best Feature – Foreign Animation
The Jasmine Birds (Syria)

Winner:
Best Feature – Documentary
The Young Composer’s Challenge, Lisa Mills
University of Central Florida
Finalist:
Best Feature – Documentary
Yellow Roses, The 5 Stones Group

Winner:
Best Feature – Foreign Documentary
The Masters of Chinese Traditional Medicine (China)
Henan Chinese Medicine Institute
Finalist:
Inclusion (Japan), Pictures Department Co. Ltd

Winner:
Best Feature – Musical
Bright Lights and Promises, SAP Films
Finalist:
Best Feature – Musical
Chloe and the Great Fish, Lightstone Studios

Best Feature – Foreign Musical
The Singer (China)
Xiao Xiang Film Group, Ltd

Best Child Actor – Sophie Bolen
The Christmas Bunny
Honey Creek Pictures
Finalists:
Best Child Actor – John Paul Howard, First Dog
Best Child Actor – Leigh Wryn Rhiannon, Monster Mutt

Winner:
Best Foreign Child Actor – Jian Jian Duo, Dream Girl (China)
Finalists:
Best Foreign Child Actor – Treasure Obasi, Champions of Our Time (Nigeria)
Best Foreign Child Actor – Zenghui Liu (China), The Happiness Swan
2011 SHORT FILMS
Winner:
Best Short – Drama
Hero
Director: Brent Huff, Zac Titus
Finalist:
Best Short – Drama
Honesty, Pencil, Rose
JACK Productions

Winner:
Best Short - Foreign Drama
My Dad and Spike (UK)
Murat Kebir
Finalist:
Best Short – Foreign Drama
Friends Remain Friends (Kenya)
Kibra Film School

Winner:
Best Short – Comedy
Buddha’s Bracelet
Trentertainment Films
Finalist:
Best Short - Comedy
Kosher Pig
ChoChing, LLC

Winner:
Best Short – Foreign Comedy
Connect (UK)
Frank Morris

Winner:
Best Short – Animation
El Salon Mexico
Paul Glickman
Finalist:
Best Short - Animation
Tom Thumb
Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

Winner:
Best Short – Foreign Animation
20 Anos (Cuba)
Barbaro Joel Ortiz Perez
Finalist:
Best Short - Animation
Alex et Les Fantomes (Canada)
Cite Amerique

Winner:
Best Short – Documentary
Voices of Sculpture
Palace Production Center
Finalist:
Best Short – Documentary
Erin’s Light
Snagbuddy Productions


Winner:
Best Documentary – Foreign
Mistura – The Power of Food
Chiwake Films

Winner:
Best Short – Educational
The Enemy of A Smile
Hessam Nwzari, DDS
Finalist:
Best Short – Educational
Reason for Math: Gauss’s Addition
Beau Janzen

Winner:
Best Short - Mixed Media
A World Without Numbers
Red Red Rose Productions
Finalist:
Best Short – Mixed Media
A Jake and A Tom
Mythmakers Productions

Winner:
Best Short – Foreign Mixed Media
The Show With the Elephant (Germany)
Westdeutshcer Rundfunk Koln

2011 IFFF STUDENT FILMS
Winner:
Best Student Short – Drama
Jeremy
Brian Faye, Chapman University, CA
Finalist:
Best Student – Drama
Paper and Colored Pencils
Karin Binanto, Columbia-Hollywood, CA

Winner:
Best Student Short - Foreign Drama
Color and Boots (Brazil)
Juliana Vicente, Preta Porte Filmes
Finalist:
Best Student Short – Foreign Drama
Fake Eyelashes (China)
Jianying Zhao
School of Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Winner:
Best Student Short – Comedy
Deaf Jeff
Ingi Larusson, Miami University of Arts and Design, FL

Winner:
Best Student Short - Foreign Comedy
Masquerade (Canada)
Blake Ponto, Powell River Digital Film School, Vancouver, BC
Finalist:
Best Student Short – Foreign Comedy
Knock, Knock (Who’s Dead?) (Burundi)
Grace Nzeyimana, Burundi Film Center

Winner:
Best Student Short – Animation
Prayers for Peace
Dustin Grella, School of Visual Arts, NY
Finalist:
Best Student Short – Animation
T’anks for Nothin’
Joshua Armstrong, Cal State Northridge, CA

Winner:
Best Student Short – Documentary
Animation: A Palette of Possibilities
Angela Hinton, University of North Carolina, NC
Finalist:
Best Student Short –Documentary
Letters From Within
Stephen Sprague, Juan Ramirez, Cal State Monterey Bay, CA

Winner:
Best Student Short – Educational
Perspective
Jon Byron, Chapman University, CA
2011 IFFF SCREENPLAYS

2011 SCREENPLAYS - FEATURES
Winner:
Best Feature Screenplay – Drama
Under Pressure
Eric W. Carlson
Finalist:
Best Feature Screenplay – Drama
Eagles for Oil
Jerry Casagrande

Winner:
Best Feature Screenplay – Foreign Drama
The Gist of the Story (China)
Hong Ran

Winner:
Best Feature Screenplay – Comedy
Redberry Road
William Tyler Mitchell
Finalist:
Best Feature Screenplay – Comedy
A Sign of the Times
Briley Webb

Winner:
Best Feature Screenplay – Animation
Sheila, the Gila Monster
Donna Laemmlen
Finalist:
Best Feature Screenplay – Animation
A Toucan Amazon Adventure
Donna Lisa

Winner:
Best Feature Screenplay – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Passage
Michael Raymond
Finalist:
Best Feature Screenplay – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Jingletown
Dale Trujillo

2011 SCREENPLAYS - SHORT
Winner:
Best Short Screenplay – Drama
The Great Sambini
Scott and Paula Merrow
Finalist:
Best Short Screenplay – Drama
Knuckles
Steve Whitestone

Winner:
Best Short Screenplay – Comedy
Language of Love
Katarzyna Kochany
Finalist:
Best Feature Screenplay – Comedy
Momfia
Dean Watts

Winner:
Best Short Screenplay – Animation
Grizzly
Chris Hewitt
Finalist:
Best Short Screenplay – Animation
Drr and Grrr’s Adventure
Scott and Paula Merrow

Winner:
Best Short Screenplay – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Beast on 92nd Street
Bruno Bonugli
Finalist:
Best Short Screenplay – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Seeking Marlo
Louis Rosenberg, Joe Rosenbaum

2011 IFFF YOUTH FEST

2011 YOUTH FEST SHORT FILMS
Winner:
Best Youth Fest Drama
Amanda
Michael Tanner Cusumano
Finalist:
Best Youth Fest Drama
Flags
Mattan Cohen

Winner:
Best Youth Fest Comedy
Contagious (Canada)
Susan and Katherine Procopio
Finalist:
Best Youth Fest Comedy
King Kong Kid
Blake Buchanan

Winner;
Best Youth Fest Animation
Hungry for Health (UK)
Students at Aidan’s CE High School (UK)
Finalist:
Leeds Pals (UK)
Kell Bank CE Primary School

Winner:
Best Youth Fest Documentary
(Ex) Changed
Angad Singh

Finalist:
Best Youth Fest Documentary
The Documentary of a Skater

Winner:
Best Youth Fest Musical
Chicken Pox
Kevin Zhai

Winner:
Best Youth Fest Screenplay
The Farm
Julia Monahan
2011 MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE SHORT FILMS
Best Use of Filmmaking Skills
BEST FRIENDS – THE FRIEND STAND
Hannah Chou, Caitlyn Courtney
“Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You”
Best Friends forgive and share with each other.

BEST FRIENDS – THE PRINCESS DRESS
Hannah Chou, Caitlyn Courtney, Emily Chou
“Reckless words said to each other pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18)

Most Imaginative Film
THE AVERAGE KID
In a dream sequence after drinking and snorting cocaine, the world becomes unreal. Ronnie learns his lesson and never does drugs or alcohol again.
Cast & Crew: 2010 Summer Camp at John Anson Ford Theater, sponsored by
LAUSD – Office of Migrant Education Program.

ON THE BLOCK
Frances Eames Noland
Frances likes to run and dance down the block until the ‘bullies’ chase her and threaten to hurt her. “Bullies” never win!!

Best Representation of Theme
LOVE THY SELF (Theme - Take Care of Yourself)
Sophia DiPaola
The mother of 3 children discovers that she has cancer, and she finds comfort in her friend to be able to cope and teach her children to “Take Care of Yourself.”

PYRAMID (Theme - Try Not to Do Things to Others, That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You)
Elani Cassero, Kunga Yangzon
If someone starts to bully you, do not respond with violence.

The IFFF was an exciting and successful event this year, with many surprises...mostly the biggest rainstorm in 50 years!!! "The Show must go On!" was our motto...and we had a great time doing it...
DATES FOR 2012, MARCH 21-25
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Please support the IFFF with your annual General Membership of $35 to support the upcoming activities.
Visit the website: www.iffilmfest.org for Membership information, and keeping current with the future activities.
Email: info@iffilmfest.org or call 661-257-3131 or 818-230-2572

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