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2013 NIFF Recap:

Who got a NIFF? Here they are!

Congratulations to all the nominees.

The nominee with the ***'s took home the NIFF Trophy.

Best Documentary

*** Between the Harvest By Scott Drucker, IL ***
Go Ganges By J.J. Kelley & Josh Thomas, US
Gus American Icon By Pedro Brenner, IL
Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home By Ethan Bensinger, IL
The Storykeeper By Rogier vanBeeck Calkoen, Netherlands

Best Director

*** It’s Not You, It’s Me By Nathan Ives, CA***
Least Among Saints By Martin Papazian, CA
Pechorin By Khrushch Roman, Russia
The “K” Effect:Stalin’s Editor By Valenti Figures Jorge, Spain
Thursday’s Speaker By Gary Herbert, CA

Best Feature Film

It’s Not You, It’s Me By Nathan Ives, CA
*** Least Among Saints By Martin Papazian, CA ***
The Hobby Stop By Robert Gruen, NC
Thursday’s Speaker By Gary Herbert, CA
Wingmen Incorporated By Jason Schaver, IL

Best Short Film

Remember to Breathe By Marc Saltarelli, CA
*** Rose, Mary, and Time By Hardeep Giani, London ***
Spaghetti for Two By Matthias Rosenberger, Germany
Summer Campbell By Scott Sullivan, CA
Towing By Wenhwa Ts’ao, IL

Best Actor

It’s Not You, It’s Me Ross McCall
*** Least Among Saints Marty Papazian ***
Reverberacion Pedro Rebollo
Rose, Mary, and Time Zak Lee
Spaghetti For Two Johannes Silberschneider

Best Actress

*** It’s Not You, It’s Me Joelle Carter ***
Least Among Saints Laura San Giacomo
Remember to Breath Lee Meriwether
Rose, Mary, and Time Isla Lindsay
Us and Them Elizabeth Spano

Best Animation

*** Moon Cakes By Chang Liu, IL ***
Psycho By Dan Lloyd, UK
Sidewalk By Celia Bullwinkel, NY
Tea For Three By David Pierson, UK
Zombie Eggs By Dan Lloyd, UK

Best Student Produced

Chubby Cupcake By Tony Venezia IL
*** Pipelines By Maciej Pasynkiewicz, CA ***
Sloth On a Cliff By Tony Venezia, IL
The Marriage By David Pierson, UK
Until College By Caitlin Halliburton, CA
Us and Them By Carrie Ferrante, CT

Best Music Video

*** “Delusional” Artist: Pride of Lions , IL ***
“Newtown”(You’re Not Alone) Artist: Marc Scherer, IL
“Come Dancing” Artist: Lisa McClowry, IL
“Let Your Light Shine” Artists: Bianca & Chiara D’Ambrosio, CA,
“Wave swept” Artist: Stephanie Boesso, IL

Best Mobile Video

*** Mamas Apple Pancakes By Tina KaraKourtis, IL ***
Life With The Boys By Todd Koenitz, IL
Cooking With Chef Michaels By Michael Bussan, IL

Best Screenplays

Life Time Loser By James Ross
The Secret of Daisy Blythe By Barbara Blomquist
Ultimate Flight Queen By Billie Bates
*** Condition of Return By John E. Spare ***
Leave of Absence By Bill Redding

Once again, congratulations to all the film makers at the festival for their hard work in producing a fine showing of films this year. We encourage you to continue your development as film makers and submit again next year!

The 2013 Program Guide

In case you didn't get our guide, here it is for you as a pdf to download.

It's big (10MB) - packed with info!


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