Kristina Nikolova’s Bulgarian film FAITH, LOVE & WHISKEY won the narrative category and Bill and Turner Ross’s TCHOUPITOULAS for documentary at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival.
The Narrative competition jury also gave a Special Mention for Breakout Performance to Michael Rainey Jr. for LUV and a Special Mention for Acting for Kim Kold in TEDDY BEAR.
Ya’ke Smith’s directorial debut WOLF was awarded the winner of the Texas Competition, with a Special Mention to David Zellner’s KID-THING.
Two years to the day since Deepwater Horizon exploded and oil poured into the Gulf, Bryan D. Hopkins accepted the Environmental Visions Grand Jury Prize for his documentary DIRTY ENERGY, a personal look into the trials of the citizens directly affected by this disaster. With only $200 in his bank account and on food stamps, Hopkins travelled to Louisiana to highlight these ongoing personal struggles that have since been forgotten in the mainstream news cycle.
Narrative Feature: FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY
Dir: Kristina Nikolova
Special Mention, Breakout Performance: LUV, Michael Rainey Jr.
Special Mention, Acting: TEDDY BEAR, Kim Kold
Documentary Feature: TCHOUPITOULAS
Dirs: Bill Ross, Turner Ross
PANAVISION Texas Filmmaker Award: WOLF
Dir: Ya’Ke Smith
Special Mention: KID-THING
Dir: David Zellner
Silver Heart Award: THE INVISIBLE WAR
Dir: Kirby Dick
Environmental Visons Grand Jury Prize: DIRTY ENERGY
Dir: Bryan D. Hopkins
Grand Jury Prize Short: AARON BURR, PART 2
Dir: Dana O’Keefe
Special Mention Short: THE LOVE COMPETITION
Dir: Brent Hoff
Grand Jury Prize for Student Short: NANI
Dir: Justin Tipping
Special Mention Student Short, Unique Storytelling: GRANDMOTHERS
Dir: Afarin Eghbal
Grand Jury Prize, Animated Short: A MORNING STROLL
Dir: Grant Orchard
NARRATIVE: MY WAY
DIR: Kang Je Kyu
Cast: Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, Fan Bing-bing, Kim In-kwon, Do Ji-han, Han Seung-hyun
DOCUMENTARY: FIRST POSITION
DIR: Bess Kargman
DIR: Justin Tipping
TXU ENERGY “Light Up the Red Carpet” VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS:
$7,500 prize winner – NO BLACKOUT
DIR: Abelardo Gonzalez
$5,000 prize winner – A SPARK
DIR: Christian Vasquez
$2,500 prize winner – THE ENERGY POLICE
DIR: Carolina Trevino
TXU ENERGY “Light Up the Red Carpet” VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS FOR COLLEGES:
$7,500 prize winner – ZAP!
DIR: Dillon White
$5,000 prize winner – DOMI CILE
DIR: Edgar Cortes
$2,500 prize winner – MAN POWER
DIR: Wojciech Stypko