GRAND PRIZE FILM AWARD
THINGS I DO, THAT OTHERS
Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Austin
Synopsis: Less than 5 miles south of El Paso, Texas, a war is
raging across the Mexican border.
The drug cartels battle against each other in the towns of innocent
and helpless civilians for control of the drug trafficking
network entering into the United States. With a death total reaching
over 10,000 this battleground is known as one of
the most dangerous places in the world. The U.S. is forced to aid
the outgunned and outmanned Mexican government.
This is a story about a team of brave American warriors on the front
ACTION/CUT 2013 BEST
FICTION FILM AWARD
Directed by Andrew Young
Croton on Hudson, NY
by Billy Shebar and Tamara Rabil
Produced by Susan Todd,
Produced by Tamara Rabil
bedtime story about a robin chick who falls from its nest turns into
a dramatic confession...as a mother relives
a tragic accident she caused when her daughter was a baby. The
trauma had send shock waves between the parents and their
This beautiful sensitive film reveals the power of kind and innocent
to heal the deepest of wounds.
ACTION/CUT 2013 BEST
DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
Paul Johannessen and Jeffrey Jousan, Co-Produced by Ivan Kovac
Synopsis: "Then" in Japan: occurred with one of
the most devastating natural disasters in human history.
"Now" in Ishinomaki: survivors of this earthquake and
tsunami disaster reflect on their unimaginable
experiences and tell us about the reconstruction of their lives,
their towns, and their hopes for the future.
ACTION/CUT 2013 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
by Alexander Tsukernyk and Daniel Ruebesam
Produced by Fabian Baier
Synopsis: Tom is a driver for a security company and
lives a decent life now as he has left his criminal past
But when the life of his younger brother Mikey is in danger, he is
forced to help him out one last time. Can
he survive it?
ACTION/CUT 2013 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Directed by Juan David Salazar
Prague, Czech Republic
by Etostone, Lyrics & Vocals by Jason
Written and Produced by Juan David Salazar, Produced
by Pantheon Pictures
Synopsis: This ambitiously cinematic music video tells a
Medieval story story which at the same time
depicts an apocalyptic future...as told by Greek DJ Etostone.
VISUAL EXCELLENCE IN CINEMA AWARD
is an added award at the discretion of the 2013 Finalists
Directed by Gaetano Naccarato
Le Bourget du Lac, France
by Anne Morice and Gaetano Naccarato
Produced by Gaetano Naccarato
Synopsis: A bounty hunter, who works for the Singapore
is sent on a mission to assassinate a corrupt politician in France.
ANIMATION JURY HAS DECIDED THAT
ACTION/CUT 2013 BEST
WILL NOT BE AWARDED THIS YEAR
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"Finalist: Action/Cut 2013 Short Film Competition"
ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS -
ACTION/CUT 2013 FILM AWARDS
SPECIAL MERIT IN FILMMAKING
AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by John Sheetz - Oakdale, CA
Synopsis: A young woman locked in her grief, pours her heart out
in a letter to her deceased husband.
ARE REALLY INSANE"
Directed by John William Ross
- North Hollywood, CA
Synopsis: A storm rages outside, but it is within
the walls of her home that a woman finds her life spinning out of
FOREIGN FILM AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by Yasmine Ghorayeb - Montreal, Canada
Synopsis: The story takes place in Beirut...two couples, two
destinies, one spiraling upwards, the other downwards.
LOVE - THE SHORT"
Directed by Mark Pressdee
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
Synopsis: Lucy dreams to experience a
"Titanic" love cruise...Jack can't afford it, until he and
his wily friends find a way.
Directed by Franco Movsesian - Los Angeles, CA
Synopsis: A man awakens to a startling discovery: he's been shot
in the head! And has the bullet triggered supernatural powers, or
THE STORY OF CHOLERA"
Directed by Yoni Goodman - Waitsfield, VT
Synopsis: In response to the 2010 Haiti cholera epidemic, this
film educates the world of what cholera is and how to prevent its
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - ANIMATION
Directed by Alejandro Ayala Alberola - Mexico City, Mexico
Synopsis: The story of the last inhabitants of an old town on a
dying planet in a long forgotten region of space.
FOREIGN FILM AWARD - DOCUMENTARY
GIANT AND THE FISHERMAN"
Directed by Daniele Iop - Borso del Grappa, Italy
Synopsis: In West Papua, Indonesisia...the story of
environmental protection and preservation of the rarely found,
magical whale sharks.
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS -
Directed by Erin Galey - Los Angeles, CA
New York University, Tisch School of the
Arts, Singapore, Asia
Synopsis: A young Nepali girl travels to the big city with her
family friend on a fateful journey of unexpected events in a scary
Directed by Joe Fontana - Napa, CA
Berkeley Digital Film Institute, CA
Synopsis: Set in present-day Golan Heights, two winemakers
struggle to survive within their cultural, religious, and political
FOREIGN FILM AWARDS - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Sama Waham - Oakville, Canada
of Technology and Advanced Learning
Synopsis: A journey about art and vision told through a blind
artist's memories and dreams to experience and teach the visually
Directed by Mete Sozer - Istanbul, Turkey
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies, CA
Synopsis: After a painful breakup with the love of his life, a
man awaits at a cafe for a lifetime, hoping she would somehow walk
PROMISING YOUNG STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS (18 & under)
encourage young filmmakers to follow their film passions and career
Directed by Jeremy Bonwick (18) - Armadale, Australia - Scotch
College (7 minutes)
Synopsis: The story of a girl with a broken background who is
forced out into the streets and must make crucial moral decisions.
Directed by Alexander Haney (17) - Los Angeles, CA - Harvard-Westlake School
Synopsis: A business-minded teenager must efficiently manage
the school bookstore...for just one day!
DAY OF SILENCE
Directed by Gerry Orz (11) - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Wilson
Elementary - San Gabriel, CA (21 minutes)
Synopsis: A young boy finds the courage to stand his grounds
and fight against bullying at his school.
LIFE IN PINK
Directed by Zach Madden (15) - Ellicott City, MD - River
Hill High School (9 minutes)
Synopsis: In a present-day laundromat, an elderly couple
rekindle a romantic encounter based on 1940s jazz tunes and past
Directed by Scott Carney (17) - Yorktown, NY - Tisch
Summer High School (4 minutes)
Synopsis: A film exploring how the use of technology has
replaced simple human contact.
THE IN BETWEEN
Directed by Jackie Dozier (15) - Ormond Beach, FL - St.
James Episcopal School (9 minutes)
Synopsis: A troubled teenager must resolve her issues of
adolescence and bullying at her school...at all cost.
Directed by Benjamin Sulzberger (15) - Ames. IA - Ames
High School (14 minutes)
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, a young man
searches for the truth behind his father's death.
FOREIGN AWARD - MUSIC VIDEO
by Mr. Camboso - Lyrics by Joelle Amery & Norman
Cambridge - Vocals by Joelle
Directed by Norman Cambridge - London, United
Synopsis: A young British schoolgirl escapes her bullying in
dreary London for sunny L.A. to live out her fun dreams...but are
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