SILK won the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival! “this year’s selection committee reviewed 2,700 films from around the globe, and then showcased 380 films, representing 50 countries…”http://www.dailypilot.com/entertainment/tn-dpt-0504-newport-beach-film-festival-awards-20130503,0,5779408.story?page=1
The USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 35th Annual National Short Film & Video Competition. Chosen from more than 500 U.S. entries, the winners included:
First Place Fiction – Native Boy (Henry Roosevelt);
First Place Non-Fiction – Nine to Ninety (Alicia Dwyer);
First Place Animation – Strange Fruit (Neal Sopata);
Special Jury Award – Ice (Anthony Tarsitano), Ojala (Ryan Velasquez), Cicada Princess (Mauricio Baiocchi);
Festival Awarded Prizes –
Best If Used By (fiction) (Aemelia Scott),
Old Man (animation) (Leah Shore),
SILK (fiction) (Catherine Dent),
The Captain (fiction) (Nash Edgerton & Spencer Susser),
The Procession (fiction) (Robert Festinger),
Do Not Duplicate (documentary) (Jonathan Mann & Sean McGing),
A Little Something on the Side (fiction) (Stephen Tobolowsky).
This year marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Academy-qualified festival, which has awarded more than
$250,000 in cash prizes. The 2013 National Jury included Yale University Professor of Cinema Sandra Luckow, actor/producer Denise Crosby and writer/producer Paul Marcarelli. http://
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