2012

2012 Film Festival Awards

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Best Live-Action: ‘Til Death
Best Feature: Strange Frame
Best Animated: The Narrative of Victor Karloch

Animated Comedy
Winner: Zing
Finalists: Cedric & Hope
Inner City

Animated Fantasy
Winner: Opening Day
Finalists: Fisher
Scrap Metal

Animated Horror
Winner: The Narrative of Victor Karloch
Finalists: Dark Vessel
The Old Man and the Old Woman

Comedy
Winner: How to Get to Candybar
Finalists: Imminent Danger!
Pillow Fight

Dark Comedy
Winner: Twisted
Finalists: Blood on the Gaming Dice
Felix Graves

Documentary
Winner: When the Zombies Come
Finalists: Devoted to the Dark Side
Souvenir

Fan Film
Winner: A Light in the Darkness
Finalists: To Catch A Predator
Harvey

Fantasy
Winner: Wilt
Finalists: The Passage
Perceptio

Horror
Winner: ‘Til Death
Finalists: Baby-Sitting
Whom God Helps

Horror-Comedy
Winner: Reverse Parthenogenesis
Finalists: The Post-Lifers
Werewolf in a Girls Sorority

Music Video
Winner: Old Man Cabbage
Finalists: Giant Mushrooms
Madly in Love

Science Fiction
Winner: D.N.E.: Do Not Erase
Finalists: 88:88
White Room: 02B3

Thriller
Winner: No Rest For The Wicked
Finalists: Owen’s Hobby
Stuffed

Honorable Mention: Blood on the Gaming Dice

[Photos by Joe Lombardo]

A Zombie Invasion

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A Zombie Invasion

Written by Brendan Vogel; Directed by Matt Green; Produced by Robert Pralgo

The inhabitants of a small town and it’s very popular diner have to fend off a nasty infestation of hungry zombies.

Rock Jocks

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Rock Jocks

Written/Directed by Paul V. Seetachitt; Produced by Sheri Bryant & Craig Lew

Gamers.  Geeks.  Heroes.

A group of dysfunctional government employees find themselves responsible for shooting down asteroids that are headed for earth. The cast includes Felicia Day, Jason Mewes, Doug Jones, Robert Picardo, and Garrett Wang

Blood Fare

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Blood Fare

Written/Directed/Produced by J.A. Steel

Corporal Henry Trout fought valiantly in the forgotten skirmish of the Lethe Confluence during the Civil War. The year was 1861. In 2011, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood begins. Tyler and her brother Chad, Henry’s fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred. Starring Gil Gerard.

86 min.

Werewolf In A Girls Sorority

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Werewolf In A Girls Sorority

Written by Alex Barbatsis & Andy Mogren; Directed by Andy Mogren

This satire of college and werewolf movies is a melting pot of bloody deaths, sexy situations, explosions, werewolves and love at first sight.

Barksdale University is typically a very safe place. But last month’s killing of a young couple on a full moon has people worried, especially detective/wolf expert Will Funter who is in town to investigate Moon Studies 101 teacher Dr. Howell.

The girls at the sorority house are taking the death of their sister pretty hard, and they’re going to get over it the only way they know how, throwing a full moon party- after all, it’s tradition. ‘Every full moon!’ as they say.

Twenty two minutes of that, what could possibly go wrong?
Watch the Trailer.

22 min.

Backyard Blockbusters

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Backyard Blockbusters

Written/Directed/Produced by John E. Hudgens

For years, people have been making home movies, many times using pop culture properties that they may not own, but love. In recent years, these types of projects have come to be known as “fanfilms.” Backyard Blockbusters looks at the history and influence of the fanfilm genre, as well as the copyright and fair use problems these films create, featuring highlights from and interviews with the creators of many popular films.

119 min

The Post-Lifers

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The Post-Lifers

Written/Directed by Greg Kovacs; Produced by Nathan Hawkins & Brad MacMillan

The dead have risen and want your brains! Or do they? This hard-hitting mockumentary chronicles a group of zombies during a world-wide infestation. Tremble with fear and laughter as you are taken along an exclusive journey into the unknown and undead. It’s zombies like you’ve never seen them before…articulate.

14 min.

When The Zombies Come

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When The Zombies Come

Produced/Directed by Jon Hurst

At a hardware store in the middle of nowhere fans of The Walking Dead have turned their love of zombies into an obsession which has warped the way they see the store and costumers.

9 min.

Tilting At Skyscrapers

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Tilting At Skyscrapers

Written/Produced by Frank Stasio; Directed by Benjamin Pitts

When a gamer is overcome by his obsession, his neighbor must shepherd him home.

8 min.

Think For Yourself

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Think For Yourself

Written/Directed/Produced by Joseph Nanni

Thinking for yourself is absolutely free and you can do it right now! You’ll see results in minutes.

2 min.

Voodoo Sex Talk

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Voodoo Sex Talk

Written by Kyle Horton & Norm Fassbender; Directed by Norm Fassbender; Produced by Kate Holowach

A voodoo doll, a pink unicorn, and sexy Deb give sketchy sexual advice to callers on their radio program called Voodoo Sex Talk. Nobody in their right mind should trust these losers. We’ll have two episodes: The Wang and The Costumes.

1 min.

Reverse Parthenogenesis

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Reverse Parthenogenesis

Written/Directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Produced by Devon Kliger, Jessica Mills & Sarah E. Baker

In this satirical look at love, marriage, and the pitfalls of potential parenthood, a happily married couple undergo genetic testing before deciding whether to have a baby. The results are bizarre, comical, and ultimately bloody when their test reveals a dark and improbable secret that could change the very course of human history and bring about the end of civilization as we know it. From the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of the TV series Lost and staring Amber Benson and Adam Busch (both of Buffy The Vampire Slayer).

17 min.

Serene Valley

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Serene Valley

Written/Directed by Justin Lewis; Produced by Daniel Ford

A young girl who is sent on a dangerous mission to deliver a young boy to a military camp. Through their travels, the two form a touching relationship and she questions whether she is making the right decision.

Watch the trailer.

13 min.

Shoreditch Slayer

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Shoreditch Slayer

Written/Directed by Simon Levene; Produced by Mavreen Brown

Vampires have hunted humans since the dawn of time. Yet with rising inflation, soaring unemployment and higher taxes, it is vampires who are currently struggling for survival.

The 20th century was a golden age for the undead; a little known fact is that real vampires have often appeared in horror movies. Cinema offered a chance at cash, glamor and respectability.

However, after years of steady income, the vampire film craze ended, largely due to the over-saturation of Twilight, Buffy, etc. This left many out of work and unprepared for a life outside of cinema.

This comedy/horror mockumentary follows five vampires as they attempt, at all costs, to look for new sources of income. However, getting paid or not, the killing never stops.

2 min.

The Passage

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The Passage

Written/Directed by Fabien Montagner; Produced by Laurent Montagner

A lonely teenager, who is living with her grandfather, has a difficult cohabitation with him. One day, whilst walking outside, she will enter in an adventure out of time which will reveal a dark moment about her family history.

See the trailer.

18 min.

No Rest For The Wicked

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No Rest For The Wicked

Written/Directed by Ryan Schifrin; Produced by Ryan Schifrin & Theresa Eastman Schifrin

Spawning from the hit comic, The Devil’s Handshake, this horror-adventure romp features the title’s two main characters, Basil and Moebius. Basil (Ray Park) is a street tough brawler while Moebius (Zachary Levi) is a dashing cat burglar playboy. The partners-in-crime, who work for the mysterious and supernatural Collector, pull a daring heist during an illegal gambling party thrown by an underworld kingpin (Malcolm McDowell).

Watch the trailer.

For more adventures of Basil and Moebius, visit www.whoisthecollector.com.

16 min.

Lookout, Science

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Lookout Science

Written by Erin Hill; Directed by David Frame & Matt Bockelman; Produced by David Frame

Erin (aka The Sci-Fi Harp Girl) plays the harp, sings, and writes songs with science fiction lyrics; Lookout, Science is a song with a story: like a five-minute Twilight Zone episode set to a pop tune about the relationship between science and religion.
God (or Mom, depending on how you look at it) has a scientist daughter and pastor son. Erin plays an angel (with a harp, of course!) given a mission by God that she must carry out in appropriately mysterious, scientific, and supernatural fashion. The video also pays tribute to the TZ episode ‘Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?’ Stars Marni Nixon and Lisa Roberts Gillan.

Watch the trailer.

5 min.

Mr. Foley

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Mr. Foley

Written/Directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman; Produced by Mary McCarthy

Mr. Foley wakes up in a hospital to find his whole life is being sound-tracked with sound effects added in front of his eyes. He starts to panic as he doesn’t know the score…

4 min.

A Light In The Darkness

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A Light In The Darkness

Written by Fed Wetherbee & PJ Tamayo; Directed by Fed Wetherbee; Produced by Renee Otero & Wendy Dye

On a small planet in the Outer Rim. A young boy watches the Jedi who saved his people be killed by the very clones who once fought by his side. Years later, as a member of an insurgency against the empire, he and his team hatch a new plan to take back their planet by drawing the attention of the newly formed rebel alliance. Armed with the fallen Jedi’s light saber, they battle to strike fear into the local imperial garrison and overthrow their despotic governor. Their silent attacks give birth to a legend, and the people speak of a phantom Jedi whose spirit has returned.

As the story spreads they manage to draw attention to their forgotten corner of the galaxy, but who will arrive first, the rebel alliance or the empire?

40 min.

How To Kill Your Clone

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How To Kill Your Clone

Written by Ed McWilliams; Directed by Jack McWilliams; Produced by Asori Soto

Dick wants to kill his out of control clone, but due to their identical physical and mental abilities, he must hire the third party, Clone Killer Corporation, to do his dirty work.

5 min.

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