2014 Film and Screenplay Winners Announced

TrindieFest III wraps up Sunday night, 09/21 with dinner and awards, and great reviews. Below is the list of our winners and their level of award. 

A big Thank You to all of our film and screenplay participants - another year of great films and screenplays.

2014 FILM WINNERS ARE

BEST IN SHOW GOES TO Dust of War - Andrew Kightlinger

AUDIENCE FAVORITE Taken By Grace - Roger Lindley

 

DRAMA

   Gold 

Pechorin - Roman Khrushch, Director

The House That Jack Built - Henry Barrial, Director

   Silver

Taken By Grace - Roger Lindley, Writer/Director

I Believe In Unicorns - Leah Meyerhoff, Director

William's Lullaby - Nicholas Arnold, Writer/Director

   Bronze

Lilet Never Happened - Jacco Groen, Writer/Director

Honorable Mention:

Leaving Limbo - Sandy Boikian, Writer/Director

Finding Neighbors - Ron Judkins, Writer/Director

 

HORROR/SCI-FI/SUSPENSE

   Silver

Alien Hunger - Nancy Brindley Bhagia, Producer

   Bronze

The God Question - Stan Freeman, Writer/Director

   Honorable Mention

The Cabining - Mike Kopera, Producer

 

ACTION

   Gold

Dust Of War - Andrew Kightlinger, Director

 

COMEDY

   Gold

Arlo & Julie - Steve Mims, Writer/Director

   Silver

Sympathy Pains - Joe Dull, Director

   Bronze

Stop Pepper Palmer - Lonzo Liggins, Writer/Director

 

DOCUMENTARY

   Gold

The Italian Character - Alessandro Melazzini, Director

   Silver

Farewell To Factgory Towns ? 

   Bronze

Windy Lou's Last Mission - Ron Vigil, Director

 

ANIMATED SHORT

   Silver

The Nightmare Stumbles Past - F. Dean Sneed, Writer/Animation

   Bronze

Stop It - Vatt Pictures

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT

   Gold

As It Used To Be - Clement Gonzales, Writer/Director

   Silver

Zugzwang - Yolanda Centeno, Director

   Bronze

Red Blue And Purple - Janek Ambros, Director

   Honorable Mention

Civil War - Marina Bruno, Director

Love, And Other Devices - Elle Stanion, Writer/Director

 

LIVE ACTION/MUSIC VIDEO

   Gold

Walls by Sean Guerrero - Lamon Records

   Silver

Yours For The Taking with Vitoria Love - David Craig, Producer/Director

 

LIVE ACTION CALLING CARD

   Gold

One Armed Man - Tim Guinee, Director

   Silver

The Man Who Fed His Shadow - Mario Garefo, Writer/Director

   Bronze

WACO - Ansley Elizabeth Lee

   Honorable Mention

What Potential ! - Dave Shaver, Writer/Producer/Director

2014 SCREENPLAY WINNERS ARE

DRAMA

   Gold

Moon Of Popping Trees - Daniel Leonetti

   Silver

Opur's Blade  - James Ross

   Bronze

A Clash Of Iron - Richard Brent Reed

Stages  - Ron Podell

   Honorable Mention

White Water Rescue - Harold L. Brown

 

HORROR/SCI-FI/SUSPENSE

   Gold

Ship Of The Dead - Robert Kois

   Silver

Evil, Inc.  - Julia Watson

   Bronze

The Devil's Hammer  - Craig Walendziak

 

ACTION

   Gold

The Night Witches - Steven Prowse

   Silver

Setting Square - Neil Chase

   Bronze

Gunslinger  - David Craig

   Honorable Mention

McIntyre's Mountain - Nathan Goldman

 

COMEDY

   Silver

The Spy And The Fence - Michael Gibrall

   Bronze

Life Support - Noah Edelson

Time And Space - Steven Prowse

5 Nominations and 2 Wins at       ACTION ON FILM Festival for                        Dawn of the Crescent Moon!

What did we do a few weeks ago? Kevin and I went to Monrovia, CA to see how we did at the Action On Film Festival last week. We were nominated for Best Horror Film, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor (Barry Corbin), Best Cast, and Best Actress (Shiree Nelson). 

 

As if that wasn't enough, we nabbed two awards. Congrats to Shiree for her win and to the whole cast for theirs as well!

 

Shiree and her beau were their to pick up her award and also help grab the cast award with Tracy Birdsall.

 

RAVES FOR DAWN OF THE CRESCENT MOON!

by: Charlie J.J. Kruger

So, this film falls into the small budget, throwback, 'horror-fanatic drinking game' category. What that means is that, while this film has a SMALL budget, is full of throwback and referential elements, it manages to be a great party film for horror officiants. Particularly slasher/Argento lovers.

     
The film, while solidly entertaining, even with a few solid jumps and laughs here and there, is a bingo board of tropes, guidelines, staples and norms. And frankly it was handed very well. 
I cared about the leads, even though I cheered for them to be decimated. I enjoyed the scenery, even though I knew it was staged. I adored the soundtrack, even though it was campy and winking at me coyly. And most of all, I smiled and nodded my way through the film, never truly surprised, but never let down. This is a genre piece, and it is a solid one.

    
For all the film did right, and the few moments the film could have used pruning/re-tooling, I found myself most in love with the opening. Since 'Jaws', and even before, really, it has been the norm for slashers/killers/monsters/beasts to have an opening kill, a sort of greeting shot prior to the credits. It gives us our first jump. It glues us in, and it sets the tables. This opening was among the best I have seen all year, and actually had me grinning to watch it. And then we got the opening credits. True, gorgeous, wonderful opening credits... I loved them. They reminded me of Argento, they reminded me of Goblin. I felt nostalgic while they colored my darkened living room.

    
If you are in the mood for a good 'death in the woods' kinda flick, and you want to feel right at home, this is a safe jump for you.

After much deliberation and scrambling to watch and read all of our submissions for TrindieFest 2014, we have wrapped up our list of finalists.

 

We have 17 Feature Film Winners, 4 Calling Card Winners and 9 Short Film Winners. Our plan, as in the past, is to screen all 30 of these films in the 3 days of our festival. No easy task! As an added bonus, Dawn of the Crescent Moon will also show for the first time in Trinidad sometime during the festival. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a wide spectrum of films for this fun-filled weekend. Our selection of films range from Comedy to Drama, and Thrillers to Animated and Live Action Shorts. And for the first time...Music Videos. Pack up the family and join us this September 18-21.

 

We have not forgotten our screenplay winners either...

 

There have been 15 screenplays selected to win awards and we hope to soon see them in film. 

 

Originating in 2013, we filmed and screened an excerpt from each of the top screenplays to give our winners some added recognition during the festival. We have plans to continue this again this year with the help of the local theater and film students at Trinidad State Junior College. 

Congratulations to all our winners. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Check back to see when your films will be screening.

 

Past TrindieFest winner, Kaptara is finally complete and available for Pre-Order on iTunes.  (Official Release date: September 16th)

Dear Fans of Kaptara,

 

Kaptara is finally complete and available for Pre-Order on iTunes.  (Official Release date: September 16th)

 

Kaptara is an independent computer animated feature film. 

 

The movie tells the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur with a Steampunk twist.  It features a full orchestral score, tremendous voice acting, terrific animation, and a great story.

 

I’m reaching out to you because for independent films to truly be noticed we need support from people like you.

 

Please Pre-order the film at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/kaptara/id902807203

 

Then, Share the Link with your friends and encourage them to check out the film.

THERE'S A NEW KID IN TOWN! NORTHERN VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

It is always good to see someone new supporting independent film.

Fernando at Northern Virginia International Film Festival has launched what looks like a great festival. Check out his site. There is still time to enter! Best of luck Fernando!

http://www.novafilmfest.com

2014 PHOTOS TO ARRIVE SOON!

PHOTO GALLERY TRINDIEFEST 2013

2013 TrindieFest Helps Winners With Film Distribution Leads

As of today TrindieFest has had the privilage of helping three films from our festival get their films in the hands of a few distribution companies. This is the second year that we have had distribution compnies interested in our festival entries. Good luck to those films!

YOU NOW HAVE A CHOICE...SUBMIT YOUR FILM OR SCREENPLAY WITH THE DATABASE OF YOUR CHOICE.

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