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April 25 – 28, 2019

BEST FEATURE – ACTION: RAG DOLL

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. But with her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, where she is no longer who she is, if just for that hour.  Shannon Murray; Roxanna Sanchez; Stephanie Erb; Dante Basco; Dot Marie Jones; Daren Longley, writer; Bailey Kobe, director.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – ACTION: SHE IS THE OCEAN

Examines nine extraordinary women from the four corners of the globe who share one thing in common: a profound love for the Sea.  Keala Kennelly; Ocean Ramsey; Sylvia Earle; Anna Bader; Coco Ho; Andrea Moller; Inna Blokhina, writer/director. Russia

BEST FEATURE PRO-ACTION: WOODSTOCK OR BUST

Two seventeen-year-old singer/songwriters from the West Coast, LORIAN and MERYL, it’s the once-in-a-lifetime dream to travel cross-country and perform at Woodstock.  Willow Shields; Meg DeLacy; Teddy Van Ee; Elijah Stevenson; Leslie K. Bloom, writer/director. US

BEST DOCUMENTARY PRO-ACTION: SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT

FEATURE DOC – An intimate conversation with female directors who are using their voices to tell stories that matter to them.  Lesli Linka Glatter, Sarah Gavron, Li Lu, and Naima Ramos Chapman. Directed and Produced by Cady McClain. Produced also by Kate Super, Jon Lindstrom and Amanda Quinn Olivar. USA

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE – ACTION: IMBROGLIO

Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret.  Zoe Bell; Alina Andrei; Kiralee Hayashi; Jason Tobias; Robert Dill; Deosick Burney; Travis Johns; Joseph Michael Harris; Christopher Zatta, writer/director. USA

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – ACTION: A LAND SHAPED BY WOMEN

Two Freeride World Champions explore the country in a van through the adventure sports they are passionate about: snowboarding and surfing.  Anne-Flore Marxer; Aline Bock; Katrín Oddsdóttir; Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir; Heida Birgisdottir; Anne-Flore Marxer, director. Australia

BEST SHORT NARRATIVE PRO-ACTION: BETWEEN US

Explores life’s rawness and the belief in the magic of the parent/child connection of pure love that defies life and even death itself. Alicia Coppola, Gil Bellows, Anthony Michael Jones, Elaine Hendrix, Rebecca Field, Mila Jones; Alicia Coppola, writer/director. USA

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY PRO-ACTION: ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT

Taylor Richardson (Astronaut Starbright), is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up. Taylor Richardson; Lana Taylor, director. USA

BEST STUDENT SHORT – ACTION: BUTTERFLY

A high school boxer with a mission to make her late father proud and avenge the injuries to her boyfriend struggles to find balance in the relationship with her mother and must train to defeat her rival.  Margie Curran; Neil McDonough; Veronica Argentieri; Heidi Marie Ferren; Jonathan Sperling; Nicolas Alayo, writer/director. USA

BEST STUDENT SHORT – PRO-ACTION: RIVERMENT

A former Civil Rights activist fears for the safety of her granddaughter when her granddaughter decides to follow in her footsteps.  Diane Powell; Nicolette Ali Brown; Kike Ayodeji; Roland Sands; Roderick Bradford; Shayla Racquel, Israel Daramola, writers; Shayla Racquel, director. USA

VANGUARD: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

A documentary that uncovers what is behind one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry – the under-representation and misrepresentation of women.  Chloë Grace Moretz; Ilan Arboleda, Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Paul Feig, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon; Zoe Saldana and many others; Tom Donahue, director.  USA

BEST COMEDY: ARE YOU MY MOMMY

An action star in mortal danger is rescued by an unlikely savior with ulterior motives.  Paula Jean Hixson; Neil Napier; Sarah Booth; Enuka Okuma; Ava Penner; Christopher Grove; Paula Jean Hixson, writer; Gavin Michael Booth, director. USA

BEST FOREIGN SHORT: REEL WOMEN SEEN

Realities faced by women in the film and TV industry yet simultaneously depicts the necessary, possible and achievable ways to transform them.  Jodelle Ferland; Kristin Leman; Gabrielle Rose; Rosemary Dunsmore; Jennifer Podemski; Karen Robinson; Elvira Kurt, writer; Heather Allin, producer; Amanda Tapping, director. Canada

STUDENT SHORT, SPECIAL RECOGNITION: RELAPSE

A woman learns to control her anger through boxing.  Jessica Honz; Olaf Legner; Manuel Nero; Samuel Gheist, co-writer; Toby Oliver, co-writer/director. Germany

BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE: PHILIP S. PLOWDEN, RANGE RUNNERS

A woman thru-hiking an isolated trail runs into trouble when her pack is hijacked by two men hiding out in the woods, desperate and on the run.  Celeste M. Cooper; Michael B. Woods; Sean Patrick Leonard; Devon Colwell, writer; Philip S. Plowden, director. USA

BEST DIRECTOR SHORT: MAX ISAACSON, PIPE

When Pup, a young girl living on the fringe of a bombed out town, finds a dead body washed up on the beach she brings it home to give it a proper burial, but other people have plans for the body and Pup’s refusal to give it up brings hell down upon she and her father’s heads.  Zoe Bell; Tracie Thoms; Elizabeth Hunter; Jeffrey Nicholas Brown; Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, writers; Max Isaacson, director. USA

BEST ACTRESS FEATURE: WILLOW SHIELDS, WOODSTOCK OR BUST

Two seventeen-year-old singer/songwriters from the West Coast, LORIAN and MERYL, it’s the once-in-a-lifetime dream to travel cross-country and perform at Woodstock.  Willow Shields; Meg DeLacy; Teddy Van Ee; Elijah Stevenson; Leslie K. Bloom, writer/director. USA

BEST ACTRESS SHORT: ZOË BELL, IMBROGLIO & PIPE

Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret.  Zoë Bell; Deosick Burney; Robert Dill; Joseph Michael Harris; Kiralee Hayashi; Travis Johns; Christopher Zatta, writer/director. USA

When Pup, a young girl living on the fringe of a bombed out town, finds a dead body washed up on the beach she brings it home to give it a proper burial, but other people have plans for the body and Pup’s refusal to give it up brings hell down upon she and her father’s heads.  Zoe Bell; Tracie Thoms; Elizabeth Hunter; Jeffrey Nicholas Brown; Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, writers; Max Isaacson, director. USA

BEST ACTOR: NEIL NAPIER, ARE YOU MY MOMMY

An action star in mortal danger is rescued by an unlikely savior with ulterior motives.  Paula Jean Hixson; Neil Napier; Sarah Booth; Enuka Okuma; Ava Penner; Christopher Grove; Paula Jean Hixson, writer; Gavin Michael Booth, director. USA

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: DOT-MARIE JONES

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. But with her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, where she is no longer who she is, if just for that hour.  Shannon Murray; Roxanna Sanchez; Stephanie Erb; Dante Basco; Dot Marie Jones; Daren Longley, writer; Bailey Kobe, director. Adult themes. USA

BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY: IMBROGLIO

Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret.  Zoë Bell; Deosick Burney; Robert Dill; Joseph Michael Harris; Kiralee Hayashi; Travis Johns; Christopher Zatta, writer/director. USA

BEST FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY: NIGHT SHIFT

A guilt ridden police officer is forced to tackle her inner demons and rely on her training to survive and fight her way through 5 floors of a drug lab.  Adele Elasmar; Liz Conrado; Stephen Degenaro; Zia Kelly; Matt Theo; Adam Rowland; John Balazs, writer/director. Australia

BEST SCREENPLAY – FINAL DRAFT FEMME: SKYFOXES

Written by MARISA FORREST

BEST SCREENPLAY – ACTION: THE VALEDICTORIAN

Written by KATHALEEN BREWER

BEST SCREENPLAY – PRO-ACTION: 221B

Written by MARY WASCHE & STAN JONES

FINALIST 1ST PLACE: DRONES & DRIVERS

Written by HALEY ISLEIB

FINALIST 2ND PLACE: BEYOND LOGIC

Written by BRIDGET BELL McMAHON

BEST COMPOSER: ROMANCE

Written by PENNY CORRIS

BEST SCORE: NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE CUES

Written by SHERRI CHUNG

BEST ARTIST: ONE OF THE BOYS

Written by JASS BIANCHI

BEST THEME SONG: SHOTS FIRED

Written by PIPER MADISON

BEST FOREIGN COMPOSER: FIRESTORM SYMPHONY III: ALL THE TREES ARE GROWING

Written by MARGARET BRANDMAN

BEST FOREIGN SCORE: THE BORROWED DRESS

Written by SUAD BUSHNAQ

BEST FOREIGN ARTIST: HEAR ME

Written by EFRAT ALONY

BEST FOREIGN THEME SONG: CHANDILIER

Written by JANET DEVLIN

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