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2020 (ARFF 9th) FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS

2020 NAMED AWARDS

The Tostevin Award

Filmmaker of the Year

Aaron Hose
Aby Pierce
Alison-Eve Hammersley
Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
Bob Celli
Calvin J. Walker
Drew Dammron
DB Sweeney
Dennis Cahlo
Jeremiah Kipp
Marisa Luz
Michael Charron
Timothy Troy

LUKAS HASSEL - WRITER/DIRECTOR

Patrick Penta
Ferdia Mac Anna
Vasily Chuprina
Tommy Faircloth
Dennis Cahlo
Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Ya'Ke
Jenn Shaw
Venita Ozols-Graham
Cedric Hill
Melissa Vitello
Jaysen Buterin
Richard Rowntree
Shane J. Collins

MARGARET ANN GARZA - ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Jess Paul
Rachael Perrell Fosket
Sierra Pond
Brooke Coleman
Carlye Tamaren
Ashley Tyler
Diana Rose
Jessica Irvine Drake
Andie Kratzer
Shanae'a Moore
Megan Hughes-Jones
Rachael Grace
Jennifer Holland
Melissa Saint-Amand

MARGARET ANN GARZA - ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Tina Goldfarb
Morgan McLeod
Ben Richardson
Lukas Hassel
Noah Crawford
Ben Morrison
Joseph Fotinos
Danny Trevino
Eric Anderson
Adam Kitchen
Peter Keleghan
Sam Lucas Smith
Blake Rosier
Sean Gunn

MICHElle Mower - Female Filmmaker

Abby Pierce
Clare Cooney
Alison-Eve Hammersley
Carlota Pereda
Katherine Hunsaker
Katie Burris
Natasha Halevi
Paulina Manseau
Marisa Luz
Nicole Ballivian
Aimiende Negbender Sela
Rachel S. Thomas Medwin
Vivianna Chan
Venita Ozols-Graham

ADAM HAMPTON - ACTOR/DIRECTOR

Abby Pierce
Vivianna Chan
Bob Celli
TL Westgate
D.B. Sweeney
Jonathan Stimac
Amy Huckabay
Ben Richardson
David Baugh
Erica Papa

TOBE AWARD

Cheap Devils
Caprock
Bewere
Goodbye
Lonely Hearts
The History Of Monsters
Post It
The Things With The Glowing Green Eyes
Marshmallows
Sweet Erebus
Buffalo & Trout
Backward Creep

CEDRIC SMITH "CONVICTION AWARD"

Harrell D Williams, Sr - "A Natural Choice"
Jenn Shaw - "Afro"
Ali Alkhafaji - "Allergies"
Jon Alston - "Augustus"
Ya'Ke Smith - "Brother"
Sean Patrick Leonard - "Falling From Arms"
Nicole Ballivian - "Joe & The Shawl"
Nick Breaux - "San Marcos River Project"
Cedric Hill - "Noisy"
Tracey Anarella - "There She Is"
Katt Gilrease - "Third Base"

Sav Rodgers LGBTQ+ Filmmaker of the Year

Brook Cravy
James Tison
Gus Constantellis
Emma Rappold
Nicholas B. Gianforti
Jon YonKondy
Stacy Jill Calvert
Kasio Violet Drake
Lisa Marie Tedesco

Randall Greenland Writer of the Year

Darien Sills-Evans
Austin Koch
Brandi Blevins
Dani Fiondella
Erica Owens
Eric Zoa
Jeff Bassetti
Jeffrey Howe
Lukas Hassel
Meg Swertlow
Muse Seymour
Paulina Mandeau
Robert McDormand
Tasha Hardy

BILL HASS AWARD

Texas Director

Calvin Walker
Michael Charron
J Budro Partida
James Arrabito
Cody Lovorn
Erik Bernard
Ali Alkhafaji
Katherine Hunsaker
Harrell D. Williams
Mike Carreon
James Arrabito
Ya'Ke Smith

ERIC ADAIR: Veteran or Veteran Themed Film

Rachel Farrell Fischer
Nicholas B. Gianforti
RJ Nevens
Robert T McDorman
Trish Dotson

BELLA MARCO

High school Filmmaker of the Year
Olivia Carter
Kate Saltel
Kaia Goudreau
Greg Smoley
Jocelyn Tchety
Grace Eitrheim

YA'KE SMITH

Given to the Best College Filmmaker.


Brittaney Bandoh - "Bitter"
Olivia Carter - "Colors Run"
Kavita Parekh - "Engulfed"
Sade Joseph - "Hats"
Emma Rappold - "Homesickening"
Josh Donaldson - "Overthrow"
Spencer Flynn - "Popped Culture"
Kyle Sahadeo - "Sex Toy"

2020 JURIED FILM AWARDS

Texas Short Drama

Moving Pieces
A Natural Choice
Out Of The Walls
Finding Olivia
Allergies
Mors Bonum
The First Time After
Salting The Fly
Bloom
Come! (eat)
Antenna Farm
Modern Cowgirl
Lillian

Texas Short Comedy

Half Cooked
Press Conference
The Dog Days of Quarantine
Your First Day in Hell
You're The Puppet
Killer Friends
Friend Hunter
Hard-ish Bodies

Texas Genre Short

Cheap Devils
Innocent Boy
Caprock
Killing Time
Bewere

Texas Feature

The Place We hide
I See A Darkness
Ultimate World

ALLISON WOOD TX ACTRESS

Diana Rose
Latoya DeCosta
Peggy Shott
Laura Corral
Jackie Luke
Lauren Lox
Hollie Gonzales
Nikki Dixon
Elyana Barrera
Jessica Irvine Drake
Andie Kratzer
Shanae'a Moore

Texas Actor

Frank Leal
Zachary Stocks
David Baugh
Kentrell Wright
Zach Desutter
Samuel Irving
Zane Shieh
Joseph Fotinos
Danny Trevino
Eric Anderson
Adam Kitchen
Mike Carreon

Texas Produced Script

Ultimate World
The Place We Hide
I See A Darkness
Allergies
Modern Cowgirl
A Natural Choice
Hard-ish Bodies
Innocent Boy
Salting the Fly
Bewere
Friend Hunter
You're The Puppet

series

TikTok-IN
Fully Formed Adults
After Ray
Public Writer
Peter Pan
Anxious Taxidermist
The Influencers
Sycamore Valley
The Mismangement of Medwin Monroe

series actor

Sean Conroy
Blake Rosier
Sean Gunn
Emmanuel Schwartz
Wynton Odds
Jeff Harms
Jason Rhee

series actress

Jenness Rouse
Jennifer Holland
Melissa Saint-Amand
Ève Duranceau
Aurora Florence
Shaunna Harmon Thompson
Rachel Hroncich

series director

Jenness Rouse - TikTok-IN
Scott Boxenbaum, Nik Smith - Fully Formed Adults
Natasha Halevi - After Ray
Eric Piccoli - Public Writer
Ronald Lee Allman - Peter Pan
Jeff Dickamore - Anxious Taxidermist
Katie Burris - The Influencers
Marisa Luz - Sycamore Valley
Kevin Garbee - The Mismangement of Medwin Monroe

varsity film

Chupacabra Uncovered
The Spell
Rewind
Potluck
Melted
Encrypted
Colors Run

f/x short

Fruit Loops
Who Wants Desert
Backward Creep
Solstice
Resurrected
Closed For The Weekend
The Things With The Glowing Green Eyes
Marshmallows
Sweet Erebus
Buffalo & Trout
Date Night
Perfect
Goodbye
Lonely Hearts
The History Of Monsters
Post It

f/x feature

The Silent Natural
A Nuns Curse
Galatea
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Subferatu
Kill Giggles

US Short Drama

Lupita
The Garage
Falling From Arms
Afro
Brother
The Squirrels In The Attic
Third Base
Hermit
The Mushroom Huntress
A Rodeo Film
Off Season
Augustus
Bang. Bang.
Walk Off
Three Grand Souls
Walking Point
Extra Innings

US Short Comedy

I'll Miss You
Out Of Line
The Searcher
Bryer's Cucumber Tostinos
The Bra Mitzvah
The Last Two
Joe & The Shawl
Compartmentalization Storage Faciity
The Perfect FU Font
Two Dum Micks
Proper British Sex
Spy Guys
Dog4Life

US ROMANCE/ROM COM SHORT

Hotline
Eat Your Heart
Go Ahead, Grab Time By The Throat
Nosiy
The Keeper

US SCI-FI/FANTASY

Bella And The Slasher
Empty
Canis Major
Prodigal's Road
Eyes
One Last Monster
Throw Like A Girl

US Genre Short

Fruit Loops
Who Wants Desert
Backward Creep
Solstice
Resurrected
Closed For The Weekend
The Things With The Glowing Green Eyes
Marshmallows
Sweet Erebus
Buffalo & Trout
Date Night
Perfect
Goodbye
Lonely Hearts
The History Of Monsters
Post It

US ACtor

Patrick D. Green
Mike Dooly
Miles Barbee
Ayinde Howell
Peter Riegert
Andy Bustillos
Morgan McLeod
Ben Richardson
Lukas Hassel
Noah Crawford
Ben Morrison

US ACTRESS

Jess Paul
Erika Edwards
Rachael Perrell Fosket
Sierra Pond
Brooke Coleman
Carlye Tamaren
Melanie McNulty
Cherokee Rose Castro
Isabel Herrman
Ashley Tyler
Chanda Davetas
Bethany Watson
Tina Goldfarb

US FEATURE

The Silent Natural
A Nuns Curse
Galatea
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Subferatu
Kill Giggles

US SHORT FILM DIRECTOR

Jon Alston
Seri DeYoung
John Gray
Presley Paras
Christopher Hall
Eliaz Rodriguez
Justin H. Reich
Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
Shant Hamassian
Allison-Eve Hammerlsy
Timothy Troy
Scott McEntire

US Feature Film Director

David Risotto - The Silent Natural
Tommy Faircloth - A Nuns Curse
Benjamin T. Wilson - Galatea
Derek Carl - The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Patrick Penta - Subferatu
Jaysen Buterin - Kill Giggles

produced script short

TikTok-IN
Fully Formed Adults
After Ray
Public Writer
Peter Pan
Anxious Taxidermist
The Influencers
Sycamore Valley
The Mismangement of Medwin Monroe

produced script feature

The Silent Natural
A Nuns Curse
Galatea
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Subferatu
Kill Giggles

university film

Overthrow
Popped Culture
Adopt
Hats
Bitter
Behind The Bellydance
Homesickening
Engulfed
Sex Toy

Documentary Short

Living Like A King
San Marcos River Project
I Found It At The Video Store
Saddle of Hope
Cathedral of Smoke
Behind The Bellydance
The Brewchurch
Ridin' Ropin & Jumpin' Over Cars

Documentary Feature

The One And Only Jewish Miss America
There She Is
in Flowers Through Space

documentary director

Charlie Weber
Nick Breaux
Neta Rhyne
David Arond
Tracey Anarella
Matt Rainwaters
Aaron Hosé
Dennis Cahlo
Elaine Smith

World Short

The Remnant
Misconception
Those Beautiful Moments
SHHHH
Piggy
The Onion
Clickbait
Lycanthropy

World Feature

Dub Daze
The Duchess of Cancun
How To Stop A Recurring Dream
DannyBoy

World Actor

Peter Keleghan
Sam Lucas Smith
Andrew Chapman
Darragh Byrne
Valery Dyachenko
EREZ DERIGUS
Richard Kiess
Paul Duncan
Stephen Clark
Stephen Mahy

World Actress

Kaniehtiio Horn
Ali Hardiman
Megan Hughes-Jones
Rachael Grace
Ruby Barker
Clelia Murphy
Laura Tremblay
NOA KOLER
Laura Galán
April Maguire

animation

Press Conference
Canis Major
Adopt
One Last Monster
Overthrow

music video

Pearl Cadillac
Strut
Walk The Talk
Momma's Bible
Without You
Wanted
Go Rona Rona
Voice Box
The News
The Things You Thought

EDITING SHORT

Fruit Loops
The Onion
Backward Creep
Lonely Hearts
Empty
Post-It
The Thing With The Glowing Green Eyes
The Remnant
You're The Puppet
Killer Friends
Piggy
Misconception

editing feature

The Silent Natural
A Nuns Curse
Galatea
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Subferatu
Kill Giggles

CINEMATOGRAPHY FEATURE

The Silent Natural
A Nuns Curse
Galatea
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Subferatu
Kill Giggles

cinematography short

Brother
The Onion
Augustus
Piggy
Extra Innings
Buffalo and Trout
I'll Miss you
I'm The Puppet
Walking Point
The Keeper
The Remnant
Noisy
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