2012 Winners

Grand Jury Award
Bringing King to China directed by Kevin McKiernan
Saturday, December 1, 8:15pm
This is a 'love letter' from the filmmaker to his adult daughter, a young American who is struggling to bring Martin Luther King's dream of non-violence to China. Caitrin's journey begins after she mistakenly learns that her father--who was then a reporter covering the Iraq war--has been killed by a suicide bomber.
Special Jury Award
Time of the Plums directed by Sezen Kayhan
Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm (Short Film Block 3)
What a deaf girl living in a coastal town experiences between fantasy and reality during the time of the plums.
Special Jury Award
Mossadegh directed by Roozbeh Dadvand
Saturday, December 1, 3:30 PM (Short Film Block 2)
It is six years after the CIA orchestrated coup that overthrew democratic Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh from power. Now living under house arrest and suffering from a life-threatening condition, Mossadegh must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American physician that is sent to treat him.
Special Jury Award
Gamma directed by Jonathan Gales
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 PM (Short Film Block 1)
GAMMA is a story of urban regeneration in a nuclear irradiated future.
Best Actor
David Call in The Best Man For The Job directed by Joshua Zeman
Saturday, December 1, 3:30 PM (Short Film Block 2)
James was the best man for the job. He would go into the seedy motel room surrounded by cops. He would negotiate with the man barricaded inside - James' former partner. What James' superiors didn't know when they sent him inside, is that James is in love with the hostage.
Best Comedy
Trailer Park Jesus directed by Sean Gerowin
Saturday, December 1, 9:00 AM
Inspired by a true misadventure, a college student bargains his way home with a sheet of acid, when he becomes stranded at a trailer park in rural Mississippi.
Best Director
An Innocent Family directed by Richard Stark
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 PM (Short Film Block 3)
A cat burglar preys on an unsuspecting family by breaking into their home while they're away, only to fall victim to a web of secret perversions hidden within their bedrooms.
Best Documentary
An Inconsistent Truth directed by Shayne Edwards
Saturday, December 1, 1:15 PM
An Inconsistent Truth is one man's odyssey to find the truth about man-made global warming. As the title suggests, this is an answer to Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary but it's much more than a simple rebuttal.
Best Documentary Short
Over Troubled Waters directed by Russell Fisher
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 PM (Short Film Block 1)
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas and a national treasure.  If you have heard of the Delta at all, you have heard that it is both a vital resource and a seriously threatened region.
Best Feature
Happily Never After directed by Jamie Heinrich
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 AM
A dramedy redefining the existence of Cole Killian who's large heart and ill judgment leads him into twisted relationship issues causing life destructive consequences.
Best Foreign Film
King of Comics directed by Rosa Von Pronheim
Saturday, December 1, 6:00 PM
Rosa Von Praunheim portrays an unpretentious and modest man that with his brilliant observation skills has been leaving his mark on generations.
Best Music Video
Love Hitch directed by Adam Badlotto
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 PM (Short Film Block 1)
A psychedelic journey visualizing the cognitive process of forgetting a lost love.
Best Nevada Film
The Roots Of Happiness directed by Matt Schultz
Saturday, December 1, 3:30 PM (Short Film Block 2)
A Humanitarian Documentary filmed at a Children's Home deep inside Kenya. The story is based on the happiness of children who have nearly nothing to their name but their faith and pure happiness for life. A small independent production team and a Reno Nevada based organization, Think Kindness, shares this hear filled story of happiness.
Best Screenplay
Happily Never After directed by Jamie Heinrich
Saturday, December 1, 10:30 AM
A dramedy redefining the existence of Cole Killian who's large heart and ill judgment leads him into twisted relationship issues causing life destructive consequences.
Best Sci-Fi Film
Perceptio directed by Brendan Gabriel Murphy
Saturday, December 1, 12:00 PM (Short Film Block 1)
The surreal journey seen through the cold white eyes of our protagonist Viola. Through a dream-like fantasy interpretation of dying, Viola experiences the powerful seduction of the Angel of Death.
Best Short
Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale directed by Alison Parker
Saturday, December 1, 3:30 PM (Short Film Block 2)
A young boy struggling with the death of his mother finds solace with a ferret named Jasper.
Best Television Pilot
Holt & Randy directed by Russell Griffith
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 PM (Short Film Block 3)
The story of two childhood friends- Holt Holiday and Randy Thyme, Los Angeles natives who return home to LA after spending years touring around the world as roadies for the Rolling Stones to start new lives running a small film studio owned by Holt's Uncle Ron.
Best Television Commercial
Doritos: Super Cheesy directed by Jen McGowan
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 PM (Short Film Block 3)
A cheesy Senator's secret obsession is exposed.

2012 Silver Screen Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

Pasteurized directed by Nicolas Villarreal
Countdown directed by Stephen Studyvin
The Game directed by Marcin Janiec

Documentary Film Competition

Boom Varietal directed by Sky Pinnick
Water the Mystery of Life directed by Robert Bezbradica & Mladen Djakovic
Surviving Mommie Dearest directed by Jerry Rosenburg & Christina Crawford
A Sister's Call directed by Kyle Tekiela & Rebecca Schaper
Vancouver Vagabond II directed by Heath Tait
The Iran I Remember directed by Morteza Rezvani
A Place in the World directed by Adam Maurer & William Silva Reddington
V-Day 11.11.11 directed by John Goheen
Afflicitions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia directed by Robert Lemelson
Set for Life directed by Susan Sipprelle

Experimental Film Competition

Woody the Redneck directed by Jack Truman

Feature Film Competition

The One-Nighter directed by Jill Jaress
Vacant House directed by Jeremy Casper
The Big Noise directed by Dominic Pelosi
Crashcourse: On the State of Being directed by Merlin Merton
The Longer Day of Happiness directed by Shane Stevens
Zeri in the System directed by Time Mccann
Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas directed by Daniel Smith-Rowsey
180º directed by Fernando Kalife
The Unusual Calling of Charlie Christmas directed by Adam Hampton
The Count directed by Luke Launer

Music Video Competition

Yeku Remixed directed by Simon Lardie Under The New Morning Sun directed by Hugo Coulais

Short Film Competition

El Nido Vacío directed by Francisco Lupini-Basagoiti Naturally Gifted Athletes: It's a Band directed by Alrik Bursell
Occupy Rothschild directed by Israel Winkler
Bridges directed by Christopher Bell
The Boat directed by Somchay Phakonkham
Shoot the Moon directed by Alexander Gaeta
Mission: Apo11o directed by Stephane Guenin & Daniel Jenny
Highway Amazon directed by Ronnie Cramer
Selling It directed by Choice Skinner
Repressed directed by Matthew Smith

TV Commercial Competition

Psychic directed by Caroline Park
Big Shake directed by Bruno Mourral