2013 Whitaker ST. LOUIS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE Awards Announced

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And the winner is……..St. Louis!

With this years St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, we’ve again proven that our city is packed with ridiculously talented filmmakers, actors, and other artisans.

The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The various film programs that screened at the Tivoli from July 14-18, 2013 serve as the Showcase’s centerpiece. The programs ranged from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs included post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. Filmmakers of all ages within a 120 mile radius of St. Louis were strongly encouraged to submit their works, or at the very least attend the event to celebrate the amazingly talented St. Louis filmmakers.

A five-person jury of local film critics and filmmakers awarded prizes in 19 categories. The jury was headed by Andrew Wyatt, film critic for St. Louis Magazine’s Look/Listen blog and the Gateway Cinephile Web site; the other jury members were Mark Glass, film critic for St. Louis-area Web sites; Michelle McCue, film critic for the We Are Movie Geeks Web site; Bill Streeter, director of the documentary “Brick by Chance and Fortune” and creator of the vlog LoFi St. Louis; and Wyatt Weed, director of the narrative feature “Shadowland.”


Here are the results, announced at last night’s awards party that took place at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill:

Best Costumes: Dirigible Days

Best Makeup/Hairstyling: Little Man of Steel (Hillary Fenton)

Best Use of Music: Hotel (Chris Chartrand & Alex Nezam)

Best Sound: Traffic Cone (Milos Zivkovic)

Best Production Design/Art Direction: In Bloom (no one credited)

Best Special/Visual Effects: Little Man of Steel (John Michaels)

Best Editing: The 3 Day Rule (Nick Vitale)

Best Cinematography: Fishbone (Hannah Radcliff)

Best Screenplay: The 3 Day Rule (Anne Carmack)

Best Actor: Nick Glover in Alienated

Best Actress: Lyndsey Doolen in The 3 Day Rule

Best Direction: Fishbone (directed by Hannah Radcliff)

Best Experimental Film: Dream Travel/Travel Dream (directed by Van McElwee)

Best Animated Film: Traffic Cone (directed by Victor Ridaura)

Best Comedy: Little Man of Steel (directed by Larry Ziegelman)

Best Drama: The Rwanda Blend (directed by Sam Zvibleman)

Best Documentary: What Kind of Man (directed by Kamau Bilal)

Best Film Less Than 20 Minutes: Fishbone (directed by Hannah Radcliff)

Best Film More Than 20 Minutes: Jim Crow to Barack Obama (directed by Denise Ward-Brown)

And here are the films that will be invited to screen at The St. Louis International Film Festival in November:


The 3-Day Rule - Anne Carmack
Alienated – Will Morris
Between Clenched Teeth – Peter Engelsmann
* The Brooklyn Guys in All of the Dames – Frankie Chubb
Chocolate Coins - Jay Kanzler
The Come Up - Rotting Peaches Pictures
End of Line – Caitlin Zera
Fishbone – Hannah Radcliff
Go South for Animal Index: A Fable of Los Alamos – Chris King
Good Night Trina – Lynelle White
Hotel – Alex Nezam
Jim Crow to Barack Obama – Denise Ward-Brown
King of the Feeder Thieves – Sonja Ecton
Lake Windfall - Roger Vass Jr.
Little Man of Steel - Larry Ziegelman
Menstratia - Heidi Schlitt & Tamara Frank
newscaster/dragon/maggots - Chris Sagovac
The Painter – Nate Townsend
Penetrating Trauma – Igor Stevanovic
The Rwanda Blend - Sam Zvibleman
Something in the Water - Kathy Bratkowski
Sound of Nothing - Chris Grega
* Sunday Sundaes – Shayna Cohen
Traffic Cone - Victor Ridaura
What Kind of Man - Kamau Bilal
X-Ray Man – Kerri Yost
The Yard - Gary Lobstein

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