GRAND PRIZE FILM AWARD
Produced by Sam Ciurdar & Andy Sowers
Synopsis: A man must find out how to escape his unconscious
mind before being trapped forever...where?
ACTION/CUT 2012 BEST
FICTION FILM AWARD
YOU FIND ME"
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard
Los Angeles, CA
by Dane Charbeneau
Produced by Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri
Produced by Ron Howard
story of two sisters whose childhood bond is tested by a
tragedy they are too young to understand.
Alternating between past and present, "when
you find me" is an emotional fable of
two people coping with loss
in very different ways, and what it takes to find
peace within yourself and reconciliation
with the ones you love.
ACTION/CUT 2012 BEST
ANIMATION FILM AWARD
WAS THE SAILOR
Directed by Seana Kozar
Dursley, United Kingdom
& Produced by Seana Kozar
Synopsis: The Myth of Sisyphus is retold as poetic lyrical
imagery with a darkly humorous Maritime twist.
An old sailor is rescued at sea, and when back on land, he retires
and buys a farm. He encounters a spirited horse
that takes him back to the sea...his true destiny where he is
abandoned at sea again...and along comes a boat...
ACTION/CUT 2012 BEST
DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Directed by Skyler Thomas
San Francisco, CA
Synopsis: We fear what we do not understand...we do not
understand what we don't know...and
we still know very little of the white shark.
ACTION/CUT 2012 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
New York Film Academy
by Simon Hung
Produced by Nick Deruve
Synopsis: The Hive. A warehouse somewhere...filled with serial
killers and psychos.
They lock kids inside for a month to train child assassins. Ian, a
natural survivor, is ready to get out until he meets a
sweet girl who arrives as the next victim in the Hive. Does he leave
or does adolescent love win out against the evil monsters?
ACTION/CUT 2012 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Directed by Alex Raskin
Union City, NJ
& Lyrics by UK band WooWoos
Synopsis: "Fizzy Lettuce" is a dark and
mysterious song by the British band WooWoos that is
with bright and contrasty visuals to bring this great dance song to
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"Finalist: Action/Cut 2012 Short Film Competition"
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ACTION/CUT 2012 FILM AWARDS
SPECIAL MERIT IN FILMMAKING
AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by Brenda Lee Lau - Venice, CA
Synopsis: A Chinese/American psychological thriller: when the
people you love are the people you should fear...run!
Directed by Rick Cormona
- Astoria, NY
Synopsis: Desire rules over "don't do it"
for a cop during a New York City night full of crazy decisions and
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - FICTION
Directed by Simon Briand - Paris, France
Synopsis: A man organizes a huge mind manipulation through a
professional assassin as a last step to become chief of a secret
Directed by Gerald Grunow - Munich, Germany
Produced at Munich University
of Applied Sciences
Synopsis: Our hero is surviving and looking for hope and romance
in the daily grind of a futuristic depressing city and world.
Directed by Marcin Janiec - Poland
Synopsis: A thrilling chess match takes place...somewhere
between passing of time and inevitability of fate: between life and
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS -
Directed by Roozbeh Dadvand - Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
Synopsis: 1959 Iran. Former Prime Minister Mossadegh is under
house arrest and has to trust an American doctor to heal his
Directed by Althea Brown - Atlanta, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design
Synopsis: Shoshanna Johnson is the first black female POW in
2003 Iraq. This film dramatizes the terror of captivity.
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Daniel Kontur - London, United Kingdom
London College of
Communications at University of Arts
Synopsis: The struggle between a little boy's perception of what
he is told by religious authority and the truth he sees with his
Directed by Jon White - Staffordshire, United
Synopsis: A loving couple had the whole world ahead of
them..until one of them suffers a major illness. The dynamic
PROMISING YOUNG STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS (18 & under)
82 WESTING STREET
Directed by Peter Gundling (15) - Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest High School
Synopsis: A man finds a note for a "free room" and
drives to the house...what he finds is a mystery. (Clay
Directed by Jake Oleson (18) - Short Hills. NJ
Milburn High School
Synopsis: An imaginative child becomes fascinated with the idea
of flying...pursuing his dream. But sometimes, we need to let dreams
MAIL AND MORE
Directed by Christopher Dierenfeldt (17) - Manhattan, KS
Cedar Woods Academy
Synopsis: A customer tries to ship an unexpected package out of
AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
"As Long As I Live" by Bruce Peninsula
Directed by Chris Kohout - Seattle, WA
Synopsis: Bullets and blades fly when a sniper and her hitman partner steal a valuable briefcase from
a well-defended arms dealer.
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