2013 Winners

Grand Jury Award
Guest House directed by Aaron Wolf
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Lance Wesley lost his job and fiancee on the same day. Depressed and downtrodden, he moves back into his parents' Guesthouse where he spent his youth. As he fights constantly with his frustrated and less-than-patient father, relics from his past pay him a visit. Will his past propel him forward?
Special Jury Award
Tales From the Organ Trade directed by Ric Esther Bienstock
Saturday, December 7, 2013
A gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday.
Special Jury Award
Hope For Hurting Hearts directed by Dwight Thompson
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Narrated by Dr. James Dobson, Hope for Hurting Hearts tells the stories of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and their families dealt with times of trial.
Special Jury Award
Franky and The Ant directed by Billy Hayes
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Franky has been betrayed and everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that.
Best Actor
Tatanka Means, Derby Kings directed by Valerie Bischoff
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The film follows Jim Sundell (Tatanka Means) as he struggles to make sure his younger brother Ace appears at an impending trial. With the local demolition derby looming, Ace makes a bold move that forces Jim to step far outside of his comfort zone.
Best Comedy
Diji. Death Fails directed by Dmitri Voloshin
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You'll see.
Best Director
Red directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Red, an African-American woman in Texas, is known for her flaming red hair and fiery ways. Crushed by the sudden death of her beloved grandmother, Mother Mabel, a grieving Red returns home to find that her lover has left; stealing her heart and Mabel’s most treasured possession. As the funeral procession begins, Red must reclaim all that is rightfully hers.
Best Documentary
Furever directed by Amy Finkel
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Furever is a quirky, educational, feature-length documentary that explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. It examines the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry.
Best Documentary Short
Families are Forever directed by Vivian Kleiman
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Vivian Kleiman (Always My Son, Frameline34),Families Are Forever offers a powerful glimpse into the life of a Mormon Family in a conservative California community as they journey from door-knocking in favor of Proposition 8 to acceptance of their adolescent gay son.
Best Feature
Stars directed by Derrick Borte
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Glen is on a drunken road trip when he plots to commit suicide on his birthday. His decision sends him on a spirited adventure that exposes his troubled soul to the simple beauty of life.
Best Foreign Film
Justice for my Sister directed by Kimberly Bautista
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Adela, 27, left home for work one day and never returned. Her ex-boyfriend beat her until she was unrecognizable and left her at the side of the road. Adela's sister Rebeca, 34, is determined to see that Adela's killer is held accountable.
Best Music Video
Flight Facilities - 'Clair de Lune' directed by Dave Ma
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Directed by Dave Ma, the beautiful 7-minute-long visuals for Flight Facilities’ dreamy track “Clair De Lune” follow two young girls who spend their time on late night drives, stopping to steal from off licenses and watching the city lights from the top of hills.
Best Nevada Film
The Heeler directed by Brett Edwards
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Ty Cooper is forced to find a new heeler when his partner and mentor Roscoe is unable to compete in the upcoming World Series of Team Roping.
Best Screenplay
Ellen is Leaving directed by Michelle Savill
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Ellen is cool. She is recycling stuff before she heads overseas including her boyfriend. She decides to gift him a new girlfriend, but can she really give him up?
Best Animation
Sleight of Hand directed by Michael Cusack
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sleight of Hand is the latest stop motion animation from Anifex, based in South Australia. At 10 minutes, the short film is a reflection on our concepts of free will and destiny. Just how free are we to make our own choices?
Best Sci-Fi
MicroTime directed by Nir Yaniv
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Bernie Eckstein, a young physics PhD student, is about to test the time machine he has built out of the microwave oven in his kitchen. He sets a camera to document the experiment - but it takes him some time to realize that he needs to remove the lens cover.
Best Short
Dotty directed by Mick Andrews & Brett O'Gorman
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sitting on her bed in a run-down rest home, Dotty is desperate to send a text message to her daughter. When her morning cup of tea arrives, Dotty manages to rope someone else into her long battle with technology.
Best Television Pilot
The Rocky Mountain Experience - Bull Riding directed by Rick Higgins
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Rick and Brian Higgins explore the Rocky Mountains through challenging activities in off the beaten path locations with unique local characters.
Best Television Commercial
Nike: Dare to Live directed by Carlos Hurtado
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Trent Cornelius played at University of Washington on a scholarship. In his first year, he got injured. Trent later went on to become a teacher and a coach. He realized along the way that your failures don't define who you are. Your failures only define your greatest achievements - if you keep pushing.

2013 Platinum Reel Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

Highway Duel directed by Auburn Hodgson
Jamon directed by Iria Lopez
King Tigermore In Strawberry Fields directed by Tunde Reid-Kapo

Documentary Film Competition

Alpsummer directed by Thomas Horat
Alien Highway directed by Michael Dale Brown, Roger Mexico & Robert Fowler
Lemon directed by Beth Levison & Laura Brownson
Generation Iron directed by Vlad Yudin
Redemption of the Fall directed by Robert Cochrane
The Campaign directed by Christie Herring
Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry directed by David Mech
FrackNation directed by Phelim McAleer, Magdalena Segieda, Ann McElhinney
Naked Ambition directed by Joe Wihl
Back Home - A Tale of a Warrior's Battle directed by Cornelius Porter III

Experimental Film Competition

Bebete e Daniboy directed by Ruy Veridiano
Mornin' Mountain Moonlight directed by Leonard Millward
Redneck Roadtrip directed by Jack Truman
Ownerbuilt directed by Lawrence Andrews

Feature Film Competition

The Secret Life, Secret Death directed by Genevieve Davis
Available directed by Michael Gibrall
Celestial Hunt directed by Jesse Eyman III
Tarsus directed by Mickey Reece
Tu Seras Un Homme directes by Benoit Cohen
Never Die Butterfly directed by Hyun Sang Chang
The Heroes Of Arvine Place directed by Damian Lahey
Stenwyken directed by Adrian Patterson
Esto No Es Una Cita directed by Guillermo Groizard
Home directed by Jono Oliver

Music Video Competition

Anzen Unten directed by Ben Suzuki
Only Me directed by Carlos Hurtado
Brakes directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang
Delegate directed by Mat Govoni

Short Film Competition

1-800-Opportunity directed by Dennis Dorrah
Ellen Is Leaving directed by Michelle Savill
Der Kampf directed by Michael Reyes
The Dark directed by Greg Shull
Imag-in directed by Stan Harrington
Avidity directed by Madina Altynbayeva
Grace Period directed by Maria Della Croce
Kayip directed by Mete Sozer
The Assistant directed by Dave Hill
Unlaced directed by Patrick Ortman

TV Pilot Competition

The Grid directed by Kevin Keiser
Going Up? directed by Dana Morgan
Intermission directed by Chris Basso

TV Commercial Competition

Inner Demons directed by Ben Caird

Actor's Showcase Competition

The Lost Interview directed by Richie Cerda
Mourning in China directed by Tony Chiu

2013 Gold Reel Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

The Ninety Nines directed by Howard Cook, Stephen Baker, Sean Blair, Jessica May, & Rex Privratsky
Uncle Wormsley's Christmas directed by David Shute
Virtuos Virtuell directed by Thomas Stellmach & Maja Oschmann
Sherlock Holmes and Little Chimney Sweeps directed by Alexander Bubnov

Experimental Film Competition

The Last Man directed by Joerg Steineck
Between I and Us directed by George Pfau
Retrocognition directed by Eric Patrick

Music Video Competition

Air I Breathe - Justin Lanning directed by Patrick Perez
Malk de Koijn - En Gang directed by Kira Richards Hansen
Who I Am directed by Dawn Young
Dear Someone directed by Tetsuo Kamata

Short Film Competition

The Rescue directed by Renee McClellan
Split Decision directed by Antoine Allen
Comedy Gigs directed by Brendan Goss
O Pesar da Dúvida directed by Rafael Nani
Boop Beep directed by Murphy Gilson
Any Moment Now directed by Gary Glenn
Changing Tempo directed by Scott Hughes & Amy Fortier
Le Train Bleu directed by Stephanie Assimacopoulo
Rose, Mary and Time directed by Hardeep Giani
Reverberation directed by Fernando Usón-Forniés

Feature Film Competition

Stand-Up: A Documentary by Jennifer Darwin directed by Sezar Alkassab
The Blue Man directed by Utku Celik
Let's Play, Ghost directed by Damien Dematra
Chances directed by Han Rhyu
Daughter directed by Susan Nogues
Mac Daddy & The Lovers directed by Mac Jay
Red Herring directed by Ousa Khun
The United States directed by Mo Krishna
House Across the Street directed by Arthur Luhn
Shazam and the Lost Path directed by Gerald Gordon

Documentary Film Competition

Share the Road directed by Robert Cochrane
Anger Within directed by Stephane Le Goff & Frederic Khan
GreasePaint directed by Daniel Espeut
The Childhood of Orlandino - Antonio Pasqualino and the Sicilian Puppet Theatre directed Matilde Gagliardo
Play Until Your Fingers Bleed - The Story of Kleen Kut directed by Christian Capucci
Dali's Greatest Secret directed by Paul Perry
Touche: A Blind Fencer's Story directed by George Adams
Kazuya directed by Hiromi Tamura
War on Health, FDA's Cult of Tyranny directed by Gary Null
Win or Lose directed by Daniel Koehler

TV Pilot Competition

Don't Take This The Wrong Way directed by Ryan A. Markle
Between A and B directed by Dan Hasse

2013 Silver Screen Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

Sinsis directed by Carmen Lloret
Telling a You directed by Margarethe Baillou
The Cold Heart directed by Hannes Rall

Experimental Film Competition

Judith directed by Takahisa Shiraishi
Distant Meadows directed by Ryan Betschart
Organ directed by Jin Kyu Ahn

Music Video Competition

Gold-Video directed by Uzi Amir
Vertigo directed by Justin Thomas Ostensen
El Duelo directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang
Duette - Lover's Lane directed by Naeem Munaf

Short Film Competition

The Things My Father Never Taught Me directed by Burleigh Smith
Diptych directed by Oleg Zhiritsky, Anastasia Galkina
The Happy Couple directed by Kevin Welch
The Coffers directed by Eric Wilson
Oxymoron directed by Mason Howard
Part of the Change directed by Ezra Millstein
The Untimely Concurrence directed by Angela Matemotja
April 13th directed by Brandon Crowson
Nicky directed by Dom Portalla
Honk if you're horny directed by Joe Lonie

Feature Film Competition

Si Anak Kampoeng directed by Damien Dematra
Terezin directed by Nicholas Tolkien
Live At The Foxes Den directed by Michael Kristoff
Dream Obama directed by Damien Dematra
Silencer directed by Kendall Christianson
The Hit Girl directed by James Ward
Stars directed by Derrick Borte
Ogiwara Ikuzo, 63 Years Old directed by Morihiko Hasebe
Twice directed by Robert Fritz
Roundabout American directed by Boris Wexler

Documentary Film Competition

Seeds of Death: Unveiling the lies of GMOs directed by Gary Null, Richard Polonetsky
Vandalism directed by Heath Tait
Defensora directed by Rachel Schmidt
My Way directed by Vinny Sisson, Dominique Mollee
Zor Yillarin Kayip Cocuklari directed by Erkan Büker
Grand Deception directed by Rachel Milton
The Age of Anxiety directed by Scott Harper
Life Locked in a Suitcase directed by Genie Kolinkovsky
Ever To Excel directed Murray Grigor

TV Pilot Competition

We Are Family directed by Anthony J. Caruso, Sheree L. Ross
The Baby: 1st Date directed by Andre Verderame