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And The Winner is… St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Winners 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 13-22, 2018 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.

The jury for the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase gave out more than two dozen awards to filmmakers at the closing-night awards party held on Sunday, July 22, at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. Cinema St. Louis also announced the Showcase films chosen for inclusion in the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Two films, narrative feature “Parallel Chords” and narrative short “Foxes,” each received the major awards. The full list of winners and films invited to screen this fall in the St. Louis International Film Festival are posted below.

The 18th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, a 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 residents or films with strong local ties.

Twenty film programs screened at Washington University’s Brown Hall from July 13-15 and 20-22. The programs ranged from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. This year’s Showcase featured 107 films

The Whitaker Foundation again served as the Showcase’s title sponsor. The foundation’s twofold mission is to encourage the preservation and use of parks and to enrich lives through the arts.

The event’s other sponsors included the Arts & Education Council, Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Film Office, The Muny, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, and Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

For more information, the public should visit cinemastlouis.org. For press inquiries, call Chris Clark at 314-289-4152 or email chris@cinemastlouis.org.

SHOWCASE JURIED AWARD WINNERS

DOCUMENTARIES

Best Use of Music: Busking on the Wagon, Randy Shinn & Drew Gowran

Best Sound: Such and Such, Cory Byers

Best Editing: Gateway Sound, Justin Fisher & Patrick Lawrence

Best Cinematography: Lingua Francas, David Christopher Pitt

Best Local Subject: The Man Behind the Merferds, Phil Berwick

Best Direction: Lisa Boyd, An American Tragedy

Best Documentary Short: For a Better Life, Yasmin Mistry

Best Documentary Feature: Gateway Sound, Justin Fisher

EXPERIMENTAL

Best Experimental Film: Passages in Revisiting: I Hear Someone Playing Urheen, Xinyue Deng

NARRATIVES

Best Costumes: Shutter, Nancy Eppert & Maude Vintage

Best Makeup/Hairstyling: East Plains: Get Out!, Jessica Dana

Best Use of Music: The Wedding Song, Ben Stanton, Thia Schuessler, & Will Dickerson

Best Sound: Strings, Ross Mercer, Ryan Kneezle, & Theo Lodato

Best Production Design/Art Direction: Parallel Chords, Gypsi Pate

Best Special/Visual Effects: Dawn of Man, Vlad Sarkisov

Best Editing: MLM, Benjamin Dewhurst

Best Cinematography: Parallel Chords, Kyle Krupinksi

Best Screenplay: Foxes, Tristan Taylor & Garrick Bernard

Best Actor: Ayinde Howell, Foxes

Best Actress: Jackie Kelly, Mother of Calamity

Best Direction: Richard Louis Ulrich, Steve

Best Animated Film: Tiffanys, Caitlin Chiusano, Sean Esser, & Zhara Honore

Best Comedy: Cabin Killer, Michael Rich

Best Drama: Saint Sinner, Brian Cooksey

Best Narrative Short: Foxes, Tristan Taylor

Best Narrative Feature: Parallel Chords, Catherine Dudley-Rose

Films invited to SLIFF 2018

FEATURES

An American Tragedy, Lisa Boyd

The Best of Us: 100 Years of Muny Magic, Kathy Bratkowski

Dirty Laundry, Conor Lewis

Gateway Sound, Justin Fisher

Parallel Chords, Catherine Dudley-Rose

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

#thesocialmovement, St. Louis Artworks Digital Squad

The 610 Project, Jessica Ambuehl & Alvaro Aro

The Buck: Midwest Gully, Jun Bae

Crowning Change: The Erin O’Flaherty Story, Alexis Kadey

Flags of Valor, Lou Cariffe

For a Better Life, Yasmin Mistry

The Joy of Doing, Ryan Fitzgerald & Jack Mulopulos

The Kinloch Doc, Alana Marie

Lingua Francas, Bret Hoy

The Man Behind the Merferds, Josh Herum

The Mountains That Made Me, Sharee Silerio

Movement Women: The Making of a Crew, Aziza Binti

Such and Such, Cory Byers & Ashley Seering

The Wave, Christopher Hill & Sean Loftin

NARRATIVE & EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

2.0, Shane Dioneda

Ashlock, Elliott Geolat

Birth Cycle: A Flip Book, Zak Zych

The Blair Trump Project, Paul Hibbard

Cabin Killer, Michael Rich

Foxes, Tristan Hill

Fugue, Gabe Sheets

Geek Lounge: Going Solo, Larry Ziegelman

Love in a Vacuum, Jenna Anderson, Kyla Anderson, Paige Lockwood, Brent Uramoto & Lincoln Ward

Saint Sinner, Brian Cooksey

Steve, Richard Louis Ulrich

Story 2: Scenes 1-9, Zlatko Cosic

The Stroke, Jessica Pierce

Tapeta Lucida, Zlatko Cosic

Tiffanys, Caitlin Chiusano, Sean Esser & Zhara Honore

The Wedding Song, Rex New & Thia Schuessler

Z-Grid, Van McElwee

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