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2014 AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS!

The level of quality of each film we screened this year is truly astounding and all of our filmmakers should be proud. It was incredibly difficult to make these choices but I am pleased to announce this year’s nominees and winners:

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BEST PICTURE –  JULIA
Hard Sun
Algorithm
Kameleon
Time Lapse
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BEST DIRECTOR - Kyle William Roberts, THE POSTHUMAN PROJECT
Vincenzo Cosentino, HANDY
William J. Stribling, LIES I TOLD MY LITTLE SISTER
Edward Dublin, SMALLTOWN
 Michael Medeiros, TIGER LILY ROAD
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER - Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, JULIA
Jeanne Tyson, LIMO RIDE
Joshua Lassing, SMALLTOWN
Aidan Schultz-Meyer, INDIGO
Satsuki Murashige, ALGORITHM
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BEST SCREENPLAY - Bradley King & Bp Cooper, TIME LAPSE
Michael Hanley, LEARNING TO RIDE
Frank Whaley, LIKE SUNDAY, LIKE RAIN
Réka Divinyi & Krisztina Goda , KAMELEON
Kyle Arpke, CATALYST
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BEST PERFORMANCE - Robyn Buck, HARD SUN

Skylar Pinkerton, INDIGO
Ashley C. Williams, JULIA
Sean Christopher Lewis, THESE HOPELESS SAVAGES
George Finn, TIME LAPSE
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BEST ENSEMBLE CAST - THE MALADJUSTED
Teacher of the Year
The Posthuman Project
Time Lapse
Run Like Hell
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BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE - William Hill, TIGER LILY ROAD
John Bain, HARD SUN
Angela Gulner, ALGORITHM
John C. Bailey, THE MALADJUSTED
Dana Pelevine, INDIGO
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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - PARADISE GARDEN

What about Eric?
Limo Ride
Not Exactly Cooperstown
Art of Darkness
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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE - COWBOYS
After The Rain
Hopeful Hopeless
Schimbare
Zone 7
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BEST SHORT FILM - TOBACCO BURN
Dead Hearts
Ghost Light
Warhol
The Earth The Way I Left It
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BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM - INTO THE SILENT SEA 
Moths
Boome & Slade
Fork
Birthday Boy
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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT - PIXEL THEORY
Ephemeral
Blood, Rice And Tears
Bernard The Great
Life’s A Bitch
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BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM - THE COLD HEART
One Thousand & One Tear Drops
Garbanzos
Green Acres
Sebastian
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BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - ROMY, I AM SHY
Dan Behind His Eyes
Missing Moon Rocks
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MOST OUTRAGEOUS : The Sunny Side
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MOST INSPIRATIONAL: 100 Days In The Raw
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INDIE SPIRIT AWARD:  Just About Famous
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FIREBALL RUN SOCIAL AWARENESS AWARD: The Hidden Enemy
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Dr. Philips Center Focus on Art Award: Project: Shattered Silence
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 CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

 

 

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AWARD WINNERS!

OFF 2013 Awards Stage

This was by far our biggest year ever with over 220 films screening in 6 theaters at the beautiful Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe. As you can imagine, it took a long time to tally up all the ballots for this year’s Audience Choice winners. But the votes are in and I am very honored to finally share all of our award winners & nominees!

AUDIENCE CHOICE FEATURE  – RIDE WITH LARRY

AUDIENCE CHOICE SHORT NARRATIVE – WELCOME AND… OUR CONDOLONCES

AUDIENCE CHOICE SHORT DOC – TRUE DELTA

 

*** denotes Award Winner

 

BEST PICTURE

*** CHASING SHAKESPEARE

BEFORE I SLEEP

THE HAUMĀNA

B-SIDE

ONLY DAUGHTER

 

BEST DIRECTOR

*** Norry Niven – CHASING SHAKESPEARE

Aaron J. Wiederspahn – ONLY DAUGHTER

Diego Rougier – SALT (Sal)

Samit Kakkad – AAYNA KA BAYNA

Amos Posner – B-SIDE

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

*** Sanjay Jadhav  - AAYNA KA BAYNA

David Bravo – SALT (Sal)

Anthony Powell – ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE

Clive Neeson – LAST PARADISE

Matt Bucy – BEFORE I SLEEP

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

*** Aaron J. Wiederspahn – ONLY DAUGHTER

James Bird – EAT SPIRIT EAT

James Bird – CHASING SHAKESPEARE

Diego Rougier – SALT (Sal)

Will Prescott – FEEDING MR. BALDWIN

 

BEST PERFORMANCE

*** Emily Seymour – ONLY DAUGHTER

Danny Glover – CHASING SHAKESPEARE

Fele Martinez – SALT (Sal)

Sacha Dhawan – GIRL SHAPED LOVE DRUG

Dalton Leeb – FEEDING MR. BALDWIN

 

BEST SUPPORTING

*** Tobias Segal – B-SIDE

Clayton Rohner – EAT SPIRIT EAT

Aaron J. Wiederspahn – ONLY DAUGHTER

Patricio Contreras – SALT (Sal)

Louise Griffiths – CHASTITY BITES 15:30 – 15:52

 

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

*** EAT SPIRIT EAT

THE HAUMĀNA

BAD CHICKEN

HALFWAY TO HELL

FEEDING MR. BALDWIN

 

BEST FEATURE DOC

*** ANTARCTICA

WITHIN REACH

TALES FROM ORGAN TRADE

BEHIND THE GATE

REBEL

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

*** SALT (Sal)

AAYNA KA BAYNA – 20:53 – 21:13

ADVERSE EFFECTS (Reacciones Adversas)

THE DUCK HUNTER (IL CACCIATORE DI ANATRE)

 

BEST SHORT FILM

*** MOSES ON THE MESA

LAPSUS

MRS. SWEENEY

IMAGINE

FAR

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT

*** PAULINE IN A BEAUTIFUL WORLD

HAVEN’S POINT

AMALGAMATIONS

NO ONE KNOWS

88 MILES TO MOSCOW

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SHORT

*** Who’s Afraid Of The Big Black Wolf?

POSTACTION

WELCOME AND… OUR CONDOLENCES

PARTISON

MACHSOM

Green Line

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

*** LIGHT ME UP

FEAR OF FLYING

MONKEY RAG

GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE

LOVE ME KNOT

HANDI & V

 

BEST DOC SHORT

*** RHYTHM CLUB FIRE

THE BONOBO CONNECTION

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS

THE FINEST

LOVE STORY OF LEONARD KNIGHT

 

MOST OUTRAGEOUS

*** JUST PULL IT

MELON HEAD

SPEED DATE

MAN WITH A VAN AND SOME BOXES

LEND A HAND

THE FAMILY BUSINESS

PARK RANGER

MELISSA 74-22-A

WAY OF SEEING

MEET ANNA

 

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

*** RIDE WITH LARRY

WITHIN REACH

BENDING STEEL

LOVE STORY OF LEONARD KNIGHT

BREAK THROUGH

 

INDIE SPIRIT AWARD – CHASTITY BITES

ECO WARRIOR AWARD – WITHIN REACH

FIREBALL RUN SOCIAL AWARENESS AWARD – William T. Still for JEKYLL ISLAND

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THAT’S A WRAP!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this our biggest festival ever. We are  incredibly proud of what we accomplished and we all cannot wait to do it  again next year. Please look for updates, photos, videos & more throughout the week. Thanks again for a great year!

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OPENING NIGHT!

Come out to the Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe in Downtown Orlando for Opening Night of the Orlando Film Festival. At 7 pm we are screening CHASING SHAKESPEARE starring Danny Glover & Directed by Norry Niven.Following the film we are heading over to the Citrus Club for an After Party with food & drinks, followed by an After After party at the Grand Boheme lounge. Get ready to get OFF!

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BUY YOUR PASSES TODAY!

Just as the title says, you can now purchase your festival passes online & reserve your seats for most individual screenings. We operate on a Day Pass system which means there are no tickets for any  specific screening (except a few special events we will reveal soon). To buy your passes, just visit the VIP PASSES tab on the top menu or just click HERE. Day Passes are $10 each or $35 gets you into every regular screening at the festival. Upgrade to VIP passes for even more access!

Speaking of VIP passes, our always popular promotion is back. Be one of the first 75 to purchase either a VIP PASS for $100 or a VIP ELITE PASS for $200 & receive 1 FREE Park-to-Park Universal Studios Admission! That is a $138.47 value right there plus you get access to incredible movies & amazing events all festival long. Be sure to act fast though because the bonus Universal Admission is a limited time offer!

To see all the different pass options & purchase your own, just click on our fest logo below!

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NEW PROMO VIDEO!

As you are probably aware based on our web presence,  we are slowly  trying to take over the internet. We put together this fun little promo that explains all the different ways you can connect with us via social media. Enjoy!

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SUBMISSIONS ARE OVER!

Our submissions period has officially come to a close and I am very proud to say that we broke pretty much every record we had. Thank you to everyone who submitted and those who shared our videos or spread the word about our festival. We already have some amazing films selected that we can’t wait to share with all of you!

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2013 SUBMISSIONS PROMO

We just posted our first official promo for the 2013 Orlando Film Festival. Check it out below & share it with everyone you know!

Remember, submissions end July 1st!

Also, in case you missed it on our TUMBLR, Festival director Dan Springen put together a list of 10 Festival Submission Tips for Filmmakers! I added a few extras as well. Check it out - SUBMISSION TIPS FROM A FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

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1 Month Left To Submit!

If you are on this site, you probably already know that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2013 Orlando Film Festival. Well there is just 1 month left for you to send in your films. July 1st is the absolute FINAL deadline for this year’s festival.  Submit your films through Withoutabox by going to this link - http://bit.ly/send2OFF.If you have any questions at all about the submission process or about our festival in general, please let us know.

And just in case you don’t know much about us, we do not care about premiere status, budget or the star power of your film. We are just looking for good films to screen to huge crowds of cinema-lovers in one of the most incredible cities in the world. If you come down to the festival, expect a warm reception from appreciative audiences, fun panels, incredible parties, free Stella, a private backlot tour of Universal Studios & so much more. If you have any questions about our festival at all, please just ask. And if you have a film playing on the fest circuit or ready to make its debut, look no further. OFF is one festival you don’t want to miss!

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SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

This is just a quick little message to let you all know that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Send your films to us now until July 1st by going to http://bit.ly/send2OFF. Share this with everyone you know because 2013 will be our biggest year yet!

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