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2014 Film Festival Awards

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The Dragon Con Independent Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 1st. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Action, Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy, Animated Science Fiction, Animated Surrealism, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Fan Film, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, Thrillers, as well as Feature. The finalists, as well as the winners, are listed below. Best Animated Short and Best Short Film were chosen from the 1st place winners in the genre shorts categories.  An Honorable Mention was given to a film that, due to particularly intense competition, did not place first in its category. The Spirit of Dragon Con was awarded to a film that embodied the overall essence of both the film festival and the convention.  This was a juried competition.

Best Short Film: Curio Shop: A Post Apocalyptic Acid Western Best Animated Film: Lessons Learned Honorable Mention: Recursion Spirit of Dragon Con: Of Dice and Men

Action

1st Place: Curio Shop: A Post Apocalyptic Acid Western Mack Blaster – The World in the Crosshairs The Hunting

Animated Comedy

1st Place: Monkey Rag Bless You Fog of Courage

Animated Fantasy

1st Place: Lessons Learned In The Beginning Country of Wolves

Animated Science Fiction

1st Place: The Looking Planet Doctor Puppet: A Timelord Christmas Terraformin’

Animated Surrealism

1st Place: Leviathan Ages Hitori Collectors

Comedy

1st Place: Logan Must Make Star Wars Star Drunk Losers

Dark Comedy

1st Place: The Lord of Catan Alejandrito and the Boogie Man M is For Mobile

Documentary

1st Place: Rise of the eSports Hero

Fan Film

1st Place: Grayson: Earth One Batman Evolution Ruins and Reckoning

Fantasy

1st Place: Portal Jonah Cassandra

Horror

1st Place: Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse Butterfly Dust The Jigsaw

Horror Comedy

1st Place: Clean Break Ghosting Tasha and Friends

Science Fiction

1st Place: The Developer Recursion Into the Dark

Thriller

1st Place: Dog I Owe You Job Interview

Feature Film

1st Place: Drew: The Man Behind the Poster Of Dice and Men Time Lapse

The Country of Wolves

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Directed by Neil Christopher; Produced by Louise Flaherty

Directed by Neil Christopher; Produced by Louise Flaherty

The Country of Wolves (Amaqqut Nunaat) is a traditional Inuit story about two brothers who find themselves adrift on broken sea ice while out hunting for seal. They drift in the darkness for many days, until the ice they are on settles on the shore of a strange and distant land. The hunters begin to look for landmarks or people to help them find their way back home.

Eventually, they come to a camp and the two brothers split up to find help. The younger brother goes to the large communal igloo, where music and merriment can be heard. The older brother walks to a small igloo at the edge of the camp. Here he finds a strange old woman who is surprised to see him. She identifies him as human and tells him that he is in the Country of Wolves. She warns him of danger, but says it is too late for his brother. From this land, almost no one returns…

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