New Media Film Festival 2014

New Media Film Festival

Grand Prize Winner: CURIO SHOP - PILOT

CURIO SHOP
Director: 2 X Emmy Winner Eric S. Anderson
Starring: Scott Crane
Country: USA
Running time: 18:11
World premiere!

A Post Apocalyptic Acid Western.
Everything and everyone in this world is broken… Even time.

On The Red Carpet being interviewed by Cary Harrison
Photo by Francis Jennett

Category Winners 2014 A-Z

BEST ANIMATION: BLANK - A VINYLMATION LOVE STORY

BLANK - A VINYLMATION LOVE STORY
Director: Kristen Beissel
Country: USA
Running time: 37.28

Based on the popular Disney Parks Vinylmation collectible franchise, a stop-motion animated film that tells the story of Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation, on an journey through an original new world to find his lost soul mate. Blank is an epic adventure in miniature scale, a completely original, heartwarming love story filmed entirely in practical stop motion.

BEST NEW MEDIA SCRIPTS: RUN CHICKEN RUN

RUN CHICKEN RUN
Written by: Eric Vasallo

A champion cock fighting Rooster gets smuggled out of Cuba by his handlers and 'El Diablito' (the Little Devil) wreaks havoc, highlighting the cultural rifts between neighbors on an unsuspecting middle class Miami neighborhood.

BEST APP: PUNKY DUNK

PUNKY DUNK
Director: Katllyn Llewellyn
Country: USA
Running time: 1:00

Matthew Modine and Kate del Castillo voice this intimate, century-old tale of a curious cat in English and Spanish. Help the gold fish teach Punky a valuable lesson in this sweet, hand-drawn homage to a lost centennial classic.

BEST LGBTQ+: SCISSR

SCISSR
Director: Lauren Augarten
Country: USA
Running time: 9:40
World premiere!

Our 20-something lesbians from very different backgrounds are navigating life & love in Brooklyn NY which isn’t easy. But when they meet through an iPhone app, the girls realize they have much more in common than they thought.

BEST WEB SERIES: SUBWAY STORIES

SUBWAY STORIES
Director: Garine Tcholakian
Country: USA
Running time: 5:01
World premiere!

In a rat race world, street musicians are mental magicians-the modern minstrels of our time-who remind us daily, if only for a few moments as we rush by, what it is to be human again. Shot on Canon 5D.

BEST STUDENT: THE STORY OF M

THE STORY OF M
Director: Viktor Lurkov
Country: Russia
Running time: 22:21
LA premiere!

She smiles like Marylin she walks like Marylin she even dresses like Marylin. A chance encounter at a second hand store - and the world of dreams is crushed by reality. Shot on Canon Mark II.

BEST SNIPLER - 30 SECOND PITCH: TINSEL'S TOWN

TINSEL'S TOWN
Director: BAFTA Winner Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Country: USA
Running time: 0:30
World premiere!

Tinsel, an outwardly confident but secretly insecure LA actress, makes a bid for fame & attention via her own YouTube channel.

BEST DOCUMENTARY: WHY WE RIDE

WHY WE RIDE
Director: Bryan H. Carroll
Country: USA
Running time: 1:29:00

An inspiring adventure into the world of motorcycling, told by the famous racers, passionate riders and everyday families who live each day to the fullest on their two-wheeled machines. Shot on Canon C300 and Canon C500.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: MY KIND OF FREE BY JP HOPFELT

MY KIND OF FREE BY JP HOPFELT
Director: Rainer Lipski
J.P. Hopfelt & The Stars Band
Country: USA
Running time: 3:23
World premiere!

Shot on Canon 5D II, GoPro, iPhone 5.

Winners Not in Attendance

BEST 3 D – THE WHITEWASHING OF 5 POINTZ
BEST MACHINIMA - THE DRAX FILES
BEST PILOT - ANA MEAD
BEST S.T.E.A.M. - WILDFIRE
BEST DIGITAL COMIC - GENERATION WAR
BEST NEW MEDIA - WARSAW
BEST SRC - Socially Responsible Content - WE HEAR YOUR VOICE
BEST SHORT - APP THE MOVIE
BEST TRAILER - ANITA- SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

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