Awards of Merit March 2022

Film festival awards

Award of Merit Special MentionFilm Festival Accolade

Luciano Barsuglia (USA), The Electric Man, Actor: Leading (Jed Rowen as Trace McNeil), Film Feature

Bernelee Kritzinger (South Africa), Volksvreemd, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Guy Gazit (Israel), Second Wind, Film Short (Student)

India Barnardo (Canada), Cat and Moth, Animation, Women Filmmakers

Joshua Butler and Brooke Lewis Bellas (USA), Red Rooms, Ensemble Cast (Brooke Lewis Bellas, David Alpay, Susan Lanier, Ricky Dean Logan, Noah Blake)

Mohammad Moravej (Iran), For the Clean up, Film Short

Niall Doran, Bookend Trust/Bookend Enterprises (Australia), SURVIVORS: Rediscovering the Short-Tailed Rain Crayfish, Documentary Short, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Rima Joseph Irani (Lebanon), AUTISM ACROSS THE GLOBE, Documentary Feature

Robert Craig Ellenwood (USA), Graniterock’s Green Journey, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Tane McClure (USA), Voyager 2150, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Film festival awards

Andrea Lodovichetti (Italy), PescAmare, Documentary Feature
Campbell Dalglish and Dr. Henrietta Mann (USA), Savage Land, Documentary Feature, Native Peoples
Carlos Moreno Jr. (USA), Numb, Actress: Leading (Luella Hill as Lola), African American, Film Short
Chris Weatherhead, Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina’s Moving Images Group film division (USA), Frederick Douglass…No Turning Back, Actor: Leading (Kyle Taylor as Frederick Douglass)
Dusan Popovic (Serbia), Memoirs from Sokobanja, Experimental, Direction
Ed Toolis (USA), There’s an App for That, Web Series, Comedy Program / Series
Gariseb Rodney, Aymane Ghatous (Germany), Caesura, Film Short
Gustavo Letelier (Chile), Back to the End, Film Feature
Hamid Reza Mahmoudi Mehrizi (Iran), Lonely Season, Film Short, Actress: Leading (Elnaz Naghibi as Farzaneh)
Hamid Reza Mahmoudi Mehrizi (Iran), The Game The Doubt, Experimental, Dramatic Impact
Harri James (USA), It’s Another Season, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Helen DJ Pyette (Canada), Runs Through Their Blood: A Life Impacted, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples, Documentary Short


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Heloise Magny (Canada), Keep Painting, Mom, Direction
Hunter Paul Nickless (USA), Haunted for Life, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
HyunWoong Cho (Korea), Over the rainbow, LGBTQ+
Jaime Urquiza (Mexico), Black Constellation, Film Short, Latin / Hispanic, Ensemble Cast
Jon Matthews (USA), Ang Motel, Actress: Supporting (Virginia Soliman as Virginia)
Joshua Butler and Brooke Lewis Bellas (USA), Red Rooms, Web Series, Direction (Joshua Butler), Women Filmmakers
Josiah Johnson (USA), The Wealthiest Man in the World, African American (Student), Film Short (Student)
Joy Millana (USA), Jacob, Broken by God, Christian
Kearsten Johansson and Trent Newton (Canada), Read Or Alive, Women Filmmakers, Actress: Leading (Kearsten Johansson as June Montgomery-Smyle), Film Short
Kenn Christenson (USA), The Longest Month, Documentary Feature
Lance Hoovestal, Ph.D , Casey G. Williams and Ian S. Williams (USA), America Boxed In, Documentary Feature
Linzy Attenborough (United Kingdom), Don’t Cry, Public Service Programming / PSA


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Mark Maynard (USA), Piconland: The Quest for the Perfect Picon Punch, Documentary Short, Tourism / Travel
Morgan Gullett (USA), Easy For Me, Music Video, Women Filmmakers
Neela Gerayli (USA), Martha, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Neela Gerayli (USA), Gift of Life, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Raffaella Verga (Italy), The beautiful youth, Christian
Ralph Giordano (USA), Knockout, Film Short
Ramesh Nicolas Iyer (USA), The Jenny Thing – “American Canyon”, Music Video
Ray Pietrzik (USA), The Other One Percent, Documentary Short (Student)
Robert Moon (USA), WIC 300, Webisode
Roman Nesterenko Viktorovich (Russia), BUMPING BLISS, Film Feature
Ronen Tregerman (USA), In the footsteps of the Holy Bible, Television – Pilot Program, Christian

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Shuojia Chen (USA), My Mom Wants to Kill Me, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Simone Chierici, Rainy Island Studio (Italy), Where Are You, Film Short
Sneha Das, Monjima Mullick, Om Singh and Sawanti Das (India), Hocchey ta ki? (What is happening?), Animation (Student)
Steffen F. Kaminski (Germany), Comedy, Music Video
Sushrut Bhagwat (India), 8 Don 75 Fakta Ichchashakti Havi, Asian
Tom Dwyer, Marie Hinson (USA), Frank Bey: All My Dues Are Paid, Documentary Feature
Tom Phillips (USA), Chasing the Dead, Documentary Feature
Victor Dean (USA), Survivors High – The Anthology, Animation, Direction
Winston Verdult, Kate Lee (USA), Sugar & Spice, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Yash Gadre (Australia), Jane Doe, Film Short