2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Award Winners

September 30, 2013 in Featured, Newsletter by admin


 

This year, The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival received over 350 short and feature-length films, animations, student works, music videos, and web series from around the globe. As a festival with 3 days and only one screen, only about 10% of the films submitted are of high-enough caliber to become Official Selections. In fact, we’ve found because of the exclusiveness of this festival, being an Official Selection here is akin to being an Award Winner in many other festivals. Of the films submitted worldwide, only about a dozen student films made the cut. Only the top 20 live-action shorts. Only 3 music videos, 2 web series, and 2 feature films were chosen as Official Selections from dozens of submissions to each. This is a very elite group of projects from tomorrow’s Spielbergs, Scorceses and Burtons.

For that, every “Official Selection” that has screened at this year’s festival deserves recognition.

The following films and animation have been acknowledged with additional recognition and awards:

Best Music Video

Nominees:

  • Snake Eyes, Jay Max/Katrina Connor
  • Separated, Mark Borgions
  • The Gold Sparrow, Daniel Stessen

Winner: Separated, Mark Borgions

Best Web Series

Nominees:

  • The Black Ties
  • Ghost Sasquatch

Winner: Ghost Sasquatch

Best Short: Live-Action

Nominees:

  • Kayip/The Loss
  • Couch
  • Free Kaa Refill

Winner: Kayip/The Loss

Best Short: Animation

Nominees:

  • THE COMPOSITOR
  • The Cold Heart
  • Double Occupancy

Winner: The Compositor

Best Student Film

Nominees:

  • Pink Slip
  • Still I Breathe
  • The Alligator

Winner: Still I Breathe

Best Feature

Nominees:

  • Sons Of Ram, Kushal Ruia
  • 45RPM, Juli Jackson

Winner: 45RPM

21-Day Filmmaking Competition

The rules of this program are a little different from the rest of the festival. Catering to pros and aspiring filmmakers alike, the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition seeks to level the playing field by giving every entrant the same length of time in which to create – 3 weeks – the same maximum film length – 10 minutes – and the same Element all teams must include in their films. This year, that Element was “Cell”. These teams compete and collaborate amongst themselves to create the works submitted.

Part of Project Twenty1’s mission with this program is to introduce the 21-Day filmmakers to those submitting to PFAF and vice versa, and through the collaboration and networking that happens this weekend, to better everybody’s work, and to build paying jobs in the industry. For this reason, every 21-Day film created within the contest rules are eligible for the following award categories. Here are the top 21-Day Films of 2013.

Audience Awards

Green Screening: Maximum Impact
Blue Screening: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
Red Screening: Cellophane

 

Best Marketing

Nominees:
Team The Board of Light and Sound: God’s Cruel Kingdom
Team InGlorious Splicers: Writer Madness
Team Blackjack: Terra-rists

Winner: Team InGlorious Splicers: Writer Madness

Best Use of Element:

  • Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner:

Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!

Best Visual Effects:

  • Team Sickening Thud: Everlasting Rain
  • Team GuyLoki Films: Puppets in Space!!
  • Team Drop the HAT: Maximum Impact

Winner: Team Drop the HAT: Maximum Impact

Best Sound Design:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Thing One: T.531

Winner: Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Best Music:

  • Team Coming Through The Door: 3 Poisons
  • Team Sickening Thud: Everlasting Rain
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Winner: Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Best Editing:

  • Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive
  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team Art Party Pictures: The Keeper

Winner: Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive

Best Writing:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner: Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Best Cinematography:

  • Team Thing One: T.531
  • Team EPV Films: Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Team Studio92: Frequency
  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Winner: (TIE!)

Team Thing One: T.531

Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom

Best Acting:

  • Team Assembled!: The Friend of My Friend is Not Necessarily My Friend
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Winner: Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Best Directing:

  • Team half-watt Productions: Test Drive
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane
  • Team Thing One: T.531

Winner: Team Thing One: T.531

Best Film:

  • Team The Board of Sound and Light: God’s Cruel Kingdom
  • Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix
  • Team Pure Genius Pictures: Cellophane

Winner: Team Badger Tsunami: The Exotic Misadventures of Beatrix

Founder Awards:

Volunteer of the Year

Honoree: Pete Lauritzen

Partner of the Year

For support of local arts and culture initiatives arts  and culture to the business

Honoree: International House

EPIC AWARD

This award is given to the community….Project Twenty1 mission of Exhibiting, Promoting, Inspiring, and Connecting creatives through film and animation. The following individuals have been named for their Team spirit, for individuals that don’t throw out demands, but ideas backed by elbow grease. …instead of providing demands and problems, they provide solutions.

Honoree: Steve Bradford