GRAND PRIZE FILM AWARD
London, United Kingdom
by Tom Batt, Alan Price, Pawel Regdosz
Produced by Pawel Regdosz & Sam Edwards
Synopsis: Dante, an exiled top cop with a terminal illness, uncovers
a government conspiracy with the tobacco industry to tackle
the issue of population control in a radically inhumane way. Out of
a sense of duty and humanity, he goes on a brutal rampage
against the forces of evil who are purposely keeping secret a health
breakthrough to save lives. Dante must alert
the world with the evidence he possesses before his illness or his
deadly pursuers catch up to him and kill him.
ACTION/CUT 2010 BEST
FICTION FILM AWARD
Directed by Kody Zimmerman
by Kody Zimmerman - CoProduced by Jennifer Nick
Produced by Riley Walsh and Kody Zimmerman
Synopsis: Following his lifelong obsession, Sam has accepted a
very odd job: to be the personal caretaker of an amoral, immortal,
bloodsucking vampire named Bolivar. Sam soon realizes it is not
pleasant to serve Bolivar's corrupt and psychotic behavior.
The appealing fantasy of this supernatural vampire world quickly wears thin
for this assistant.
Be careful what you wish for as it may come back to bite you in the
ACTION/CUT 2010 BEST
ANIMATION FILM AWARD
AND THE GHOSTS
Directed by Eric Warin
Produced by Lorraine Richard, Benoit Briere, Raphael Hubert, &
Executive Producers Vivianne Morin & Daniel Proulx
Synopsis: The story of childhood magic and wonderment around a
legendary hockey team, uniting past and present,
reaching out to the youthful hearts of sport fans of all ages.
ACTION/CUT 2010 BEST
DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Directed by Steve Audette
and Produced by Steve Audette
Synopsis: An inspiring story of a courageous 13-year old
named Nico, who faces special physical challenges as he decides
to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the world's highest
freestanding mountain rise from its base at 15,100 feet. His goal is
to raise money to purchase and deliver 2000 wheelchairs to the
disabled who desperately need them in Tanzania, Africa.
This coming of age adventure pushes Nico, along with his dad, to the
limits of human endurance and perserverance.
If you wish to share Nico's dream and donate a wheelchair, please go
ACTION/CUT 2010 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
Produced at York University
by Daniel Clements
Produced by Kari Fairweather and Ned Huber
Synopsis: A man and a woman meet at a coffee shop for the first
time. As if on an awkward date, they exchange timid pleasantries.
But as their conversation unfolds, the horrifying truth behind their
meeting is revealed.
ACTION/CUT 2010 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
DEPORT US ALL"
Directed by Rocky Curby
& Lyrics and Performance by Chingo Bling
Written by Rocky Curby
Produced by Chingo Bling & Big Chile Entertainment & Rocky
Synopsis: The US government attempts to deport a toy
manufacturer suspected of smuggling weapons of small destruction.
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ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS -
ACTION/CUT 2010 FILM AWARDS
SPECIAL MERIT IN FILMMAKING
AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by Pete Guzzo - Tampa, FL
Synopsis: An MMA trainer's dark past catches up with him after he
adopts his friend's son and turns him into a top professional
Directed by Jeff Brown - Astoria, NY
Synopsis: Three young women, battered and terrified, run
through thick woods to escape their deadly mad hunters lurking
just behind them.
FOREIGN FILM AWARDS - FICTION FILM
Directed by Andrew Mitchell - Prahran, Australia
Synopsis: Hugo recruits the help of an old friend in order to save
his sister from the clutches of the evil brainwashing TV
Directed by Peter Sawka - Toronto, Canada
Synopsis: Two gangsters are torturing a man only to realize they
abducted the wrong guy. But is he really innocent?
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS -
Directed by Nathan
Billington, Rebecca Forth, Bart Ovaitt, Ryan Porter - Denver, CO
Synopsis: The Penguin is looking for love and meets Mary Poppins. As
they both travel by umbrella, a stranger appears in a black cape.
Produced at University of Colorado Denver - Digital Animation
Directed by Serguei Kouchnerov - Los Angeles, CA
Synopsis: On a vividly imagined landscape, mechanical characters
offer a message of collaboration to face our planet's energy
AWARDS - DOCUMENTARY FILM
JEWS, & THE NEWS
Directed by Bob Albers - East Lansing, MI
Synopsis: The 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and how it paralleled the
conflict in the Arab community which erupted in Detroit, Michigan.
& PENS: ART IN AN UNEXPECTED PLACE
Directed by Deborah Schull - Washington, DC
Synopsis: A transformative art workshop designed for criminally
insane patients living in maximum security at St. Elizabeth's
Hospital in DC.
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS -
Directed by Michael Chasin - Hollywood, FL
Miami Film School
Synopsis: A hardcore condemned killer, waiting on death row, is the
only donor match available for a child dying of cancer.
Directed by Michael Ballaschk - Los Angeles, CA
Synopsis: A deadly high school shooting is captured on video and the
footage reaches national TV. What is really going on?
Directed by James Moore - Los Angeles, CA
University of Texas in Austin
Synopsis: A moral man and father is recruited by the Nazis and has
to make a choice when he is ordered to kill Jewish children during
FOREIGN AWARD - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Nik Sentenza - Berlin, Germany
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Synopsis: In a hotel room, the "Eye" starts an evil game
taking famous actor Thomas van Boys to the uttermost depths of his
PROMISING YOUNG STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS (18 & under)
COURAGE IS FEAR
Directed by Trevor Wall (18) - Lake Forest, CA
Mater Dei High School
Synopsis: A young man, stricken with agoraphobia, is tormented by
his older brother until a caring, young girl comes to the rescue.
SPARKS IN THE NIGHT
Directed by Ben Kadie (15) - Bellevue, WA
Seattle Country Day School
Synopsis: A black and white 40's style detective film of the
humorous pursuit of lawbreakers encapsulating the mood/fun of the
Directed by Edward Heffernan (17) - Chicago, IL
Northside College Preparatory High School
Synopsis: Alfred's elderly life is driven mad by his loneliness when
he starts receiving mysterious and anonymous letters.
AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
Directed by Michael Tiddes - Los Angeles, CA
Music & Lyrics by
Synopsis: Legendary Bay area hip-hop artist E-A-SKI has made a deal
with the devil (Danny Glover) and is back to renegotiate for his
FOREIGN AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
Directed by Zero Tuonela - Vantaa, Finland
CAPENAPE & THE FOUNDATION
Synopsis: A metaphorical gramophone flies through a psychedelic
world of subconscious. Are there countless ways to escape the
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