Winners November 2013

ron howard film festival
best of show words copy High Wire Films/Electric Living Productions (Australia), twentysomething

twentysomethingtenphotoHigh Wire Films/Electric Living Productions (Australia), twentysomething – season two, comedy series, leading actress (Jess Harris) and leading actor (Josh Schmidt). This caustically funny situation-comedy television series, which airs on ABC2 Australia, is about two best friends’ quest to stay young and have fun together. While their friends finish university degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend. When they find themselves unemployed, at the edge of eviction, they decide it’s time to become their own bosses. This six-part comedy/drama series sees Jess and Josh set out each week in search of their big break. An important aspect of the overall feel of twentysomething is the music. The soundtrack largely consists of local unsigned indie band and hence reflects the twentysomething lifestyle. This is original and entertaining television. LINK 
Award of Excellence wordsArizona State University Cronkite PR Lab – Fran MateraABIL: Be Bold. Be Strong. Be Fit. Be Able/ABIL., public service programming
Azita Damandan (Australia)Silence, short film
Backstage Productions International (Canada)Being a Musician in Today’s World, documentary program and direction
Billy HansonSurvivor Type, short film and leading actor (Gideon Emery as Richard Pine)
Caviar Films (Belgium)Clan, drama program/series
Coffee House ProductionsFLIP and GLIB…and the Theory of Everything, lead actress (Flip: Stephanie Erb:)
Dori Media Group (Israel)Little Mom, comedy program/series
Efran Films & Weather.comBrink, documentary program/series
Eugene Scott ProductionsSign of the Dragon, short film
Freedom From Choice AB (Sweden)The Other Sport, documentary program/series
High Wire Films/Electric Living Productions (Australia)twentysomething – season two, direction
Judith Studios and IHTP ProductionsJanie Charismanic, feature film
Naumann Film GmbH (Germany)BMW Teleservices: A Little Extra, sales/branding
Nicholas Arnold Productions (Canada)William’s Lullaby, leading actor (Richard Roy Sutton as Thomas Splinter)
Olga Korotko (Kazakhstan)Dove on the Roof, women filmmakers
Paul M. KellyMy Day, short film and leading actress (Judith Roberts as Mother)
Paul ZehrerPreparing for Life, educational/instructional/training
Rollman EntertainmentIesodo: Believe, animation
Sasanquafilms (Japan)Journey to Mt. Fuji, feature film
StoryCorpsListening is an Act of Love, short documentary
Swinburne University of Technology – Dr. John Hookham (Australia)Toombaworth, short film and dramatic impact
Three Horizons Productions, LLCOut of Focus, short film
TV60Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)The Revenge of the Traveling Whore, drama program/series
Viva Lundin ProductionsJens Jensen The Living Green, educational/instructional
Vladar CompanyGeneration Iron, feature documentary
Western Independent PicturesEmpire Gypsy, feature film
Award of Meritwords9 Point ProductionsJustice Denied, feature documentary
Ahmet Ozciftci (United Kingdom)Taxi Bike, short film
Amin Toyouri (Canada)I Am Three, short documentary
Angela J. ParkThe Love Remains, short film
Arizona State University Cronkite PR Lab – Fran MateraABIL: Be Bold. Be Strong. Be Fit. Be Able/ABIL., contemporary issues/awareness raising and editing; and ABA: Inform. Inspire. Insight., public service programming
Blue Infinity Films – Chloë Bellande (Canada)Lynched Series: While the Village Sleeps, movie trailer
Boston University – Andrew KightlingerDust of War, feature film
Brian To Productions, LLCDry Dock, gay/lesbian/transsexual
Burford Productions (United Kingdom)Jasmine’s Revolution, short film
Carlos HurtadoOnly Me, music video
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – James CosgroveThe Story of Folic Acid Fortification, short documentary
Chapman University – Michael Van OrdenCalled to Serve, pilot program/series
Choke ProductionsHome Sweet Home, short film
Clak Films (El Salvador)Contraste, feature film and leading actress (Cristina Meléndez as Julia)
Coffee House ProductionsFLIP and GLIB…and the Theory of Everything, webisode/internet programming and direction (Mark L. Taylor)
Cohencidence Productions, LLCRed Herring, movie trailer
Crevice Entertainment Company, LLCUndefeated, short film
Crystalfilm (United Kingdom)Rubicon or Let’s Talk About Hell, feature film
Dawn HigginbothamThe Usual, short film
Dessi IvanovaIt’s Temporary, webisode/internet programming
Division Twelve MediaUrban Dragons: Black and Latino Masters of the Chinese Martial Arts, short documentary
Dominic Pelosi (Australia)The Big Noise, feature film
Don CaronDifferent Drummers, children/family programming
Dori Media Group (Israel)The Village, reality programming; and Invisible Man, entertainment/drama/dance/variety
Eclumes Studios (Switzerland)Urban Hippie, experimental
Efran Films & Weather.comI Am Unstoppable, webisode
EJ LimChange: The Life Particle Effect, short documentary
Elpida-Dorothea Panourgia (Greece), The Teammate, animation
Emancipationthefilm, LLC, Emancipation, short film
Ertug TufekciogluCok Uzun Bir Hikayenin Tam Ortasi, short film
Flying Eagle ProductionsThe Equation of Life, short film
Fordworks FilmsBoom Up!, short film
Free Prisoner ProductionLove, Death and Conflict, short film
Green Turtle Films (Australia)2 Degrees, feature documentary
H2 Crew ProductionsThirteen, short film, leading actress and sound: overall impact
Hamad Alawar (United Kingdom)Daddy ABC, animation
Hessam Nowzari D.D.S., Phd, Inc.Iran Israel: Can Our Ancient Collaborations Be Revived?, short documentary
High Wire Films (Australia)The Agony of Life, entertainment/drama/dance/variety
Homer AzariScenes of a Party, pilot program/series
J.J. StarrThe Dust on Our Feet, short documentary
JaZzyMaE MediaDemo Delgado: Live and Learn, music video
Jennifer Sheridan (United Kingdom)Catch, short film
Jonathan KelleySecrets of the Universe: Pomelos, educational/instructional/how to
Joseph OhayonCrossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview, feature documentary
Keith WoolfCity Bird: The Nest Song, music video
Key West Video Inc. (Canada)CI Investments, corporate/employee communication
KoalaMotion (Canada)Noah, short film
L.A.F. ProductionsIt’s All about Youth: Mending Hearts Recovery Center, interview/talk show
LEDJER Film & Theatre ServicesDesert Road Kill, Latino/Hispanic
Living Web FilmsCancer: What Is the Truth?, feature documentary; and 350: The Most Important Number, feature documentary
Luciano Saber, Inc.Edge of Salvation, Christian
Lungelo KuzwayoBedtime, children/family programming
Matthew Modine & Adam RackoffFull Metal Jacket Diary: iPad App, mobile media programming
Monkey Kingdom ProductionsCon Artists, feature documentary
Morning Person PicturesThe Usual, short film
Nathaniel CarterAcceptance, short film
Naumann Film GmbH (Germany)Lufthansa Cargo, cinematography
Nic Barker (Australia)Modern Intruder, short film
Olga Holtz, The Zahir, women filmmakers
Open Eye Productions, Within a Season, feature documentary
Out of the Closet Entertainment, Hidden Hills, feature film
P.T. Damien Dematra Production (Indonesia)Let’s Play Ghost, feature film
Paul Emmanuel (United Kingdom)The Maid, feature film
Peter Kelly (Ireland)Frank Duff Agus An Léigiún Mhuire, documentary program
Plat4m Studios, Submit the Documentary: the reality of cyberbullying, use of film/video for social change
PLU MediaLabTapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis, short documentary and use of film/video for social change
Rachael L. MeyersHighway 15, women filmmakers
Regent University – Daniel Jeter & Joseph BaughmanSwitzerland, music video
Rollman EntertainmentIesodo: Believe, original song (My Quest: Luke’s Song)
Roman PicturesSignals 2, feature film and creativity/originality; and Touching Yonder Episode 2: Mirror Mirror, pilot program/series and leading actress (Sharon Carpenter Rose as Gena/Genivive)
Ruben Arnaiz (Spain)Feel, Not to Say, short film
Scottish Documentary Institute (United Kingdom)I Am Breathing, feature documentary
Scout Films Limited (United Kingdom)Drone Strike, short film
Simply Stories LLCArt is the Tree of Life, short documentary
Spark MediaTears, use of film/video for social change
Spencer Austin (United Kingdom)We Are Rhino, short documentary
Spot On Media, Inc.Crossroad, Christian
Studio8 (Russian Federation)Signora Russa, women filmmakers
Swinburne University of Technology – Dr. John Hookham (Australia)Thin Air, short film; and I Dream A Geisha, animation
Sydney NikolsHow to Live Like a Lady, pilot program/series
The Mattawin CompanyThe No Name Painting Association, short documentary
The NAOJ CompanyManiac, short film and leading actor
TV60Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)The Forbidden Women, drama program/series
Ultimate Outdoors TVThe Falconer: Sport of Kings, feature documentary and viewer impact: entertainment value
Undercover Bitch Productions, Grace, short film
University of California – Peter Guenther, Tough Break, experimental
Valerie Van CleveThe Silent Epidemic: The Untold Story of Vaccines, feature documentary
Venkat KrishnanButterfly Dreams, direction
Vladar CompanyGeneration Iron, voice-over talent
VFX Fantastique/Double Power StudiosAttack of the Killer Bees, animation
Whistlingwoods International (India)For God’s Sake…, short film
Whitestone FilmJudith, Christian
Wil J. JacksonThe Denied, gay/lesbian/transsexual
WVU NewsWVU News Special Edition: Campus Edition, news/weather
Xavier Neal-BurginOne on One, African American
Zara McDonaldRight Now: Living with Mountain Lions, music video