Awards
Best Feature

Winner:

Ray Cavaleri for Charlie Valentine

Nominations:
My Name is Jerry
Who Loves Judus
Becoming Eduardo
Lily’s Thorn

Best Sci-Fi

Winner:

Jason and Matt Shumway for Enigma

Nominations:
Enigma
Serum 1831

Best Short

Winner:

Peter Besson for True Beauty, This Night

Nominations:
Direct To Your Door
Ceremonial Behaviors
True Beauty This Night
Ugly

Best Commercial

Winner:

Kelly Anne Burns for HBO The Deal Breaker

Ezra J. Stanley & Alejandro Wilkins for Levi’s True Love Ad

Nominations:
HBO – The Deal Breaker
Levi’s True Love Ad

Best Documentary

Winner:

Gus, An American Icon

Nominations:
Finding Face
Macho Like Me
Gus, An American Icon
Residentially Challenged

Best Cinematography

Winner:

Samuel Benavides for Mansfield Path

Nominations:
Resurrection of Officer Rollins
Mansfield Path
Enigma

Best Student Film

Winner:

Rafael Flores for Jale

Nominations:
Jale
La Niña del Desierto
Tar Art

Best Based on A True Story

Winner:

Mark Esslinger for Grace Bedell

Nominations:
Grace Bedell

Best Film Noir

Winner:

Michael Tanner Cusumano for Sage

Nominations:
Laura
Sage
A Little Vinegar

Best Directing

Winner:

Daniel Sametz for Buroinfierno

Nominations:
Buroinfierno
Head In The Sand

Best Animated Short

Winner:

Skylight

Nominations:
We Are All Here
Skylight
NstaCharge

Best Socially Conscious Film

Winner:

Michael Webber for The Elephant in the Living Room

Bob Bowdon for The Cartel

Nominations:
The Elephant in the Living Room
The Cartel

Best Drama

Winner:

Tracey Birdsall-Smith for Tick Tock

Nominations:
Tick Tock
The Predator’s Return
Juche Rules

Shortest Short

Winner:

Douglas Williams for Peel

Nominations:
Peel
The Author
Direct to your Door

Best Western

Winner:

Alano Massi for The Sierra

Nominations:
The Sierra

Best Screenplay

Winner:

Daniel D. Molinoff for Outrider

Nominations:
Medicine Ave
Outrider
Returning Warhol

Best Music Video

Winner:

Mitch Barany for City of Noise

Nominations:
California Roll
City of Noise
We Are Punky Pets
The Magic Rabbit

Best Historical Piece

Winner:

Mark Kirkland for A Letter From Home

Nominations:
A Letter From Home

Best Live Action/Animation

Winner:

Nominations:

Hector Corp.
Glory to the Conquerors
of Space
Best Editing

Winner:

James Coblentz for Mansfield Path

Nominations:
City of Noise
Living/Dead
Mansfield Path

Best Foreign Film

Winner:

Sushrut Jain for Andheri

Nominations:
La Niña del Desierto
Scissu
Andheri
Grandpa?!
Jale

Best Acting

Winner:

Peter Green for Poetry Man

Nominations:
Peter Green
Micheal R. Escamilla
Raymond J. Barry

Best Sci-Fi Comedy

Winner:

Harland Williams for Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face

Chris Beck for The Adventures of Zion Man & The Supreme Commander

Nominations:
Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face
The Adventures of Zion Man
& The Supreme Commander

President’s Award

Winner:

James McSherry for Poetry Man

Nominations:
Resurrection of Officer Rollins
Mansfield Path
Poetry Man
Enigma

Honorable Mentions

Coma
Cruzando
Cubes
Finding Face
Nstacharge
Returning Warhol
Star Crossed
The Seer
Ugly

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Honary Award:
Lifetime Achievement in Entertainment
Awarded to: Mark Rydell
barryprimusBarry Primus
Introducing Katharine “Kat” Kramer

Barry Primus’ acting career includes some thirty feature films including Martin Scorsese’s BOXCAR BERTHA, Mark Rydell’s THE RIVER, Sydney Pollack’s ABSENCE OF MALICE, and Paul Mazursky’s DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS. Recently, Primus portrayed Nicholas Ray in the HBO film THE JAMES DEAN STORY. His numerous TV credits include “Knott’s Landing,” “Law and Order,” “The X Files,” and he was a regular on “Cagney and Lacey.” Primus co-wrote and directed MISTRESS, the first production of Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Company, which starred DeNiro, Martin Landau, and Danny Aiello. He has also directed for the stage and is a member of the Actor’s Studio, serving as a moderator for their playwrights and acting sessions.

Kat_KramerKatharine “Kat” Kramer
Introducing Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment

Katharine “Kat” Kramer is an actress, producer, and singer, and daughter of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer and actress/producer Karen Sharpe Kramer. She is also the goddaughter and namesake of the great Katharine Hepburn, who costarred in director Mark Rydell’s ON GOLDEN POND. Mr. Rydell joined the board of directors of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center at the request of Ms. Kramer, who is the organization’s West Coast representative. Ms. Kramer is the founder of Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World, a screening series honoring filmmakers who create socially conscious movies. As an actress, she can be seen in the soon-to-bereleased motion pictures KATIE Q and LITTLE FOCKERS. As a singer, she is working on an album of songs by Mick Jagger, titled “Gemstone,” as well as a related web series, “My Duet with Mick.”

mark_RydellMark Rydell
Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment

Mark Rydell’s initial training was in music. As a youth, he wanted to be a conductor. He began his career as an actor and first became known for his roles as Walt Johnson on “The Edge of Night“ and as Jeff Baker on “As the World Turns, “ who he played from 1956 to 1962. He won plaudits for his role of violent Jewish mob kingpin Marty Augustine in Robert Altman’s THE LONG GOODBYE (1973). His most recent significant film role was in Woody Allen’s HOLLYWOOD ENDING (2002). As a director, Rydell’s credits include THE REIVERS(1969), THE COWBOYS (1972), CINDERELLA LIBERTY (1973), THE ROSE (1979), ON GOLDEN POND (1981), for which he received an Oscar nomination as Best Director, THE RIVER (1984), FOR THE BOYS (1991) and INTERSECTION (1994). In 2006, Rydell directed the movie EVEN MONEY which starred Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, and Danny DeVito.