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The Japanese feature film ‘Fighting Okan’ and the Italian music video titled ‘Vucciría’ were the latest Best in Show winners at Indie Fest. Fighting Okan follows a 38-year old woman’s dream of becoming a professional boxer and the impact on her family; and Vucciría, music video, in which a young woman passes a mirror and her reflection is much more colorful than her real life.

Best of Show

Naoki Maeda (Japan), Fighting Okan, feature film, follows a 38-year old woman’s dream of becoming a professional boxer and the impact on her family. This film has a fun and uplifting storyline with strong character development created by a talented actress and director. Link


Nota Preziosa (Italy), Vucciría, music video, in which a young woman passes a mirror and her reflection is much more colorful than her real life. Drawn closer, she passes into a new world filled with strange and wonderful characters. A superbly crafted little film with dazzling special effects, unique costuming and souring music.

Award of Excellence

553AM, Memory Lane, feature film

7Ponies Productions, Inc., LA Love Story Part 1, supporting actor (Glen the Agent)

American Heart Association, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, educational/instructional

Dan Lieberstein, Lights! Action! Music!, documentary feature

GivenTendency, LLC (Germany), Bright in the Dark, feature film

Perception, 2 Kings, short film and leading actor (Sam Nima: Jon Alex)

Prashant Nair (France), Delhi in a Day, feature film

Robot Films & Three 21 Films, Starla, leading actress (Nancy Mitchell as Katie Wilson)

Saberman…too, My Life as Abraham Lincoln, feature film

Swinburne University (Australia), The Grace of Others, art direction

T-Films Limited (China), Beach Spike, feature film

Zumapaz Productions, I, Omega, short film

Award of Merit

Almost Holden Productions, Resolution of Two, short film

Andy Tubbesing, Another Day In (Retired) Paradise, music video

Anthony Brenneman, Frienemies, short film

Backyard Green Films, Hillsville 1912: A Shooting in the Court, short documentary

BadNinja9, Just Another Noir, feature film

bio/pic films, a wet dream, music video

Clever Lever Pictures, Pinching Penny, leading actor (Alex)

Daniel Killman, Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific, feature film

Dena Greenbaum, The Agents, short documentary

Different Drummer Films (Canada), Donkey Love, feature documentary

Digital Light Beam Productions (Canada), Affairs Across America – The Ashley Madison Story, movie trailer

Elemental Productions, Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia Series: Volume 2, documentary feature

Framework Production, Trapped in Perfection, feature film

James Ruffatto, Tinsel, experimental

Jon Ryan Sugimoto, Her, film short

Les Seraphins (France), Suivez La Flèche (Follow The Arrow), short film and direction

Light on a Hill Media & Diverse City Films (Australia), Worlds Apart: Together in Adversity, short documentary

Liquid Vision Pictures, Snooze, Charlie, short film

Michael Mazzeo, The Bakery, leading actor

Lisa Shreve, Lights! Action! Music!, editing

Moonshine Movies (Australia), LIFE Before Death, documentary feature

Morgan Paar Productions, Five Boroughs, music video

New Concept Films, Awakening Atlantis, short film

One Way Or Another Productions, Uptown, leading actress (Isabel: Meissa Hampton)

Parousian Pictures, Beneath The Veneer of a Murder, experimental

Perception, 2 Kings, post-production: overall, special effects: animation, and viewer impact: entertainment value

Preston Randolph, Bridging the Gap: The Beverly Morgan Story, short documentary

Productions Forever (France), Une Larme de Plus (A Tear More), short film

Raymond Yeung, Derek & Lucas, short film

Regent University, The Fire that Sweeps the Pine, short film

Richard Weiss Productions, The Book, feature film

Rick Almada, Papa Zeus, feature film

Sandra Weston, Phone Monkeys, supporting actress (Sandra Watson)

Scooping Owl Productions, Inc. (Canada), I Choose Chaos, feature film

Spheroid Productions, Love Carries, original song (Your Love Will Carry You Through)

Spinning Owls Productions, Through the Door , short film

Steven Pristin, Le Voidwell, tube length video

Susanne Barr, Christel Clear, short documentary

Swinburne University (Australia), The Grace of Others, short film, cinematography, and costume design

Sylvideo Productions, LLC, I Want A Man, short film

Tarantula Entertainment, The Pact, feature film

T-Films Limited (China), Beach Spike, supporting actress (Rachel)

Trevor Hollen, The Gate, short film

Winston Tao, Wash Me, short film

Zac Geoffray, Obsolete, short film

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