Awards of Merit November 2019

Film festival awards

Award of Merit Special MentionFilm Festival Accolade

Alan J. Chriest (USA), Preamble, Film Short
Andrii Andreiev (Ukraine), THE SONGS of LOVE, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Aniruddha Rajandekar and Sandeep Dhumal (India), Chasing Whispers, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Brice Blanloeil (France), Pianocide, Commercial / Infomercial
Chen Tianyi (China), Miss Petunia, Asian
Daniel “Danny” Ramos (USA), The Margarita Man, Film Feature
Edgar Arreola and Giovannie Cruz (USA), Illegal, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), African Humphrey Voices: Agnes Igoye, Special Purpose Internet Productions
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), 10 Across Water Summit: Event Recap, Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Save the Date to Power Up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Nonprofit / Fundraising
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), The Global Leadership Forum Promotional Video, Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website
Giorgio Molteni (Italy), Dead man wait, Actor: Leading (Gian Paolo Mai as Dead Man)
Grant Pichla (USA), Making Time, Actor: Leading (Mason Heidger as Nick Cotter)
Gui Garcia and Cathryn Castle Garcia (USA), Transformation, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Juliana Tafur (USA), LIST(e)N, Special Purpose Productions
Kain Baigent (Australia), Ghosts That Cry in the Dark, Actor: Leading (Kain Baigent as Armand Bouton)
Kyle Robinson, Avatara Media (Australia), Isabel & Daniel – Wedding Highlights Trailer, Weddings
Leana Hosea (United Kingdom), Thirst For Justice, Documentary Feature
Lindsay Guion (USA), THERAPY, Film Short, Music Video
Marcio Kogan and Gabriel Kogan (Brazil), That Sound of Sea, Film Short
Nicole Conn (USA), More Beautiful…for Having Been Broken, Actress: Leading (Kayla Radomski as Samantha), Actress: Leading (Zoe Ventoura as McKenzie De Ridder), Actress: Supporting (Harley Jane Kozak as Vivienne Pinchot)
Paul Munger and J.P. Johnston (USA), The Reliant, Actor: Supporting (Blake Burt as Jimmy), Actress: Leading (Mollee Gray as Sophie)
Tom R. Pike (USA), The Long Dig, Web Series
Wojciech Zielinski (Canada), One Night Stand, Actor: Leading (Matthew Sauvé as Travis)

Film festival awardsAdva Reichman (USA), Silhouette, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Alyson Connew (United Kingdom), Risk Takers, Television – Pilot Program
Andronica Marquis (USA), Medea, Actor: Leading (Ed Gonzalez Moreno as Jason), Actress: Leading (Andronica Marquis as Medea), Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Anthony Sarracco (Canada), ORTONA, Documentary Feature
Benjamin Pollack (USA), Out Of Malibu, Documentary Short
Bessy Adut  (USA), THE ESCAPE ROOM, Women Filmmakers
Brian Finn (USA), Resilience and the Lost Gems, Actress: Leading (Kiara Finn as Resilience O’Neil), Direction, Film Feature
Chine-Cheng Lee (Taiwan), Thanks For Watching, Documentary Short
Chris Nebe, Monarex Hollywood (USA), Left Behind Children, Documentary Feature
Christine Chen (USA), Public Displays of Insanity, Television – Program / Series
Christine Scharmer, Kelli Gayle and Jim Manalisay (USA), Wake Up & Be Love, Documentary Short
Danny Ashkenasi (USA), The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre, Film Short
Doc Miguel (Germany), Frieda – Coming Home, Film Feature
Douglas Kerner (USA), A Shot in the Dark, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Empowers Africa  and Black Bean Productions (USA), Conservation Trip with Empowers Africa, Wildlands and WildlifeACT, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Eric Ritter (Switzerland), Toby’s Song, Film Short and Disability Issues

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Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Future Security Forum Promotional Video, Industrial / Technical / Business, Use of Film / Video to Foster Interactivity
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), 10 Across Water Summit Promotion, Sales / Branding / Product Demonstration, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), 10 Across Water Summit: Event Recap, College / University / Government, Web Tube Length Video, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), African Humphrey Voices: Agnes Igoye, Webisode / Web series, Use of Film / Video for Social Change, College / University / Government, Web Tube Length Video
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Save the Date to Power Up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Use of Film / Video in Social Networking
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Power Play: Meet Brendan, AKA Blue Bulldog, Nonprofit / Fundraising
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Power Play: Event Recap, Health / Medicine / Science, Use of Film / Video in Social Networking, Web Tube Length Video
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), The Croatia Connection: Celebrating 40 Years of Fellowship, Mobile / Cell Phone Media, Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website, College / University / Government
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), The Global Leadership Forum Promotional Video, College / University / Government, Web Tube Length Video
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Cronkite Conversations: Sparking Global Change Through Storytelling in Africa, Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars, Educational / Instructional / How-To, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising, College / University / Government, Webisode / Web series
Fran Matera, Arizona State University’s Cronkite Public Relations Lab (USA), Cronkite Conversations: Influence with Impact in the Middle East, Podcasts / Webcasts / Webinars, Webisode / Web series, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising, Educational / Instructional / How-To, College / University / Government
Gary O. Bennet (USA), The Absence of You, Actress: Leading (Student) (Ekin Naz Demirok as Alex)
Gary O.Bennet (USA), Getting a Scholarship, Actress: Leading (Student) (Carolina de’ Castiglioni as Lucy)
Gustavo Massola (Brazil), Night Immersions, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Jay B. Jammal (Lebanon), Welcome to Ouzville, Documentary Feature
Jiayi Li (USA), My Declaration, Film Short
John Gearries and Rich Baker, Stronger Entertainment Inc. (USA), Third Shift, Web Series
Johnny Vonneumann (USA), An American In Europe, Experimental
Jukka Ollila (Germany), Get a Better Life, Film Short
Justin R. Edelman (USA), Shebbie’s Live Life Series, Latin / Hispanic, Nature / Environment / Wildlife, Webisode, Web Series

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Karina Ulrike Sturm (USA), We Are Visible, Original Score (We Are Visible composed by Markus-Frederik Bohn)
Katie Garibaldi and Marc Morgan (USA), Star in the East, Music Video
Lindsay O’Keefe (USA), Alive Day, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Luke Bradford (United Kingdom), Can’t Go Back, Music Video (Music by Giovanna Marshall)
M Carpenter (USA), A World Burning PSA, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Madeleine White (USA), CAT, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Marcelo Vogelaar, Graciela Guarani, Alexandre Pankararu, Tiago Dezan, Leo Otero and Thomas Pedro (United Kingdom), My Blood Is Red, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Michaël Massias, PISTOLEROS (France), SAFARI PARK, Experimental
Michael Whalen (USA), A Day with Benton, African American, Disability Issues, Film Short
Michela Scolari and Gianluca Fellini (Italy), Paolo Rossi: Dreams Create the Future, Documentary Feature
Molly Vernon (USA), LILLIAN, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Nick Whelan (USA), Elsewhereness, Documentary Short
Nicole Conn (USA), More Beautiful…for Having Been Broken, Actress: Supporting (Gabrielle Baba-Conn as Gabrielle Pinchot), Disability Issues, Film Feature, LGBT, Women Filmmakers
Nitsan Tal (USA), 8000 Paperclips, Documentary Feature
Paul Munger and J.P. Johnston (USA), The Reliant, Actor: Leading (Brian Bosworth as Jack), Actress: Supporting (Julia Denton as Liz), Christian, Film Feature
Ralph Hammann (USA), Richard Wilbur and the Things of This World – Keeping the Difficult Balance, Documentary Feature
Randy Mason (USA), Falling Back to One, Movie Trailer
Robin Greenberg (New Zealand), MO TE IWI: Carving for the People, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Sagar Kapoor (India), Never Forgotten, Documentary Short (Student)
Saud Dowaihy (USA), Hail to the Chief, Film Short (Student)
Sean Feuer (USA), Tell Me Something Good, Actor: Leading (Dan Gregory as Chester)
Showta Manabe (Japan), Perfect White, Film Short
Students of The 2019 Institute for Documentary Filmmaking (USA), All The Rage, Documentary Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Yan Yu (USA), Sweet Sixteen, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

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