GUTTERBUG directed By Andrew Gibson
GUTTERBUG directed By Andrew Gibson

The 22nd edition of the fiercely independent film festival, Dances With Films (DWF) concluded with the awards ceremony at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters and awarded the Grand Jury Award to Gutterbug directed by Andrew Gibson. The Audience Awards went to Wade In The Water directed by Mark Wilson for feature film and to The Earthing Movie directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell for feature documentary film.

“This year’s festival was such a huge success, beyond our imaginations. We have stories to tell for the next great generation of filmmakers and it all started here! As we close in on another milestone year, we know that what we provide for the filmmakers is a valuable vehicle to showcase and highlight some of the best indie films from around the world. We continue to evolve the festival and we consistently strive to enhance our presence as we have emerged as one the premiere film festivals in Los Angeles and around the country because we are a filmmakers festival.” says Michael Trent and Leslee Scallon, festival Founders.

GRAND JURY AWARD | COMPETITION FEATURE:
GUTTERBUG
Written By Andrew Gibson and Chris Tobin
Directed by Andrew Gibson
Produced by Leigh Lanocha and Tim Haber
Executive Produced by Michael List

Honorable Mention | Grand Jury Feature:
(It’s a TIE!)

LAST CALL
Written By Daved Wilkins and Gavin Michael Booth
Directed by Gavin Michael Booth
Produced by Gavin Michael Booth, Daved Wilkins

and

LOVE CUTS
Written By Dragan Nikolic
Directed by Kosta Djordjevic
Produced by Milos Ivanovic, Kosta Djordjevic, Bojana Andric, Ivana Marinic Kragic and Nina Gortinski

GRAND JURY AWARD | COMPETITION SHORT:
FLYBY
Written & Directed by Jesse Mittelstadt
Produced by Tommee May, Britnie Banks and Caity Ware

Honorable Mention | Grand Jury Short:
(It’s a TIE!)

BIG BOY PANTS
Written By Scarlett Bermingham
Directed by Phillip Montgomery
Produced by The Bindery, Greg Beauchamp, Andrew Rhymer, Lisa Steen, Scarlett Bermingham, Phillip Montgomery and Sarah Eve Roberts

and

DEMAND CURVE
Written & Directed by The Bragg Brothers
Produced by Teddy Sylte, Victoria Hill and Executive Produced by Matt Edwards, Patrick Reasonover and Jon Gann

ICA | INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD OVER 40 MIN:
LAST SUNRISE
Written By Wen Ren, Elly Li, Yankang Mei and Min Yu
Directed by Wen Ren
Produced by Xinran Li, Mingqian Li, Yang Lu and Elly Li

ICA | INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD UNDER 40 MIN:
WANDA
Written & Directed by Benjamin Nicolas
Produced by Inna Pan, Philippe Lalande and Benjamin Nicolas

PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE
BLOWING UP RIGHT NOW
Written by Chris Lee Hill
Directed by Tom Morris
Produced by Jaz Kalkat, Aaron Webman, Tyler MacIntyre, Tom Morris and Chris Lee Hill
Executive Produced by Jonathan Lonsdale, Johnny Kuebelka, Natalie Oman, Neal Barta and John Giordano
Associate Produced by Rashaana Shah, Travis Hodgkins

DANCES WITH KIDZ By Pros AUDIENCE AWARD
THE BOY, THE DOG AND THE CLOWN
Written & Produced by Ron Peer, Nick Lyon
Directed by Nick Lyon

OVERALL AUDIENCE AWARD | FEST SHORT:
SUICIDE DATE
Written & Directed By Doug Hurley
Produced By Mike C. Nelson

WADE IN THE WATER directed by Mark Wilson
WADE IN THE WATER directed by Mark Wilson

AUDIENCE AWARD | COMPETITION FEATURE:
WADE IN THE WATER
Written by Chris Retts
Directed by Mark Wilson
Produced by Chris Retts, Mark Wilson

AUDIENCE AWARD | COMPETITION SHORT:
DEMAND CURVE
Written & Directed by The Bragg Brothers
Produced by Teddy Sylte, Victoria Hill and Executive Produced by Matt Edwards, Patrick Reasonover and Jon Gann

AUDIENCE AWARD | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
THE EARTHING MOVIE
Written, Directed & Produced by Josh and Rebecca Tickell
Featuring Mariel Hemingway, Amy Smart, Deepak Chopra, MD

AUDIENCE AWARD | DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD:
THE STORY OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH CHORALE
Directed By Melissa Dowler
Produced By Victoria Rhodes, Melissa Dowler and Tom Dowler
Executive Produced By EXEC PRODS: Victoria Rhodes, James Drollinger and Terry William Hamilton

AUDIENCE AWARD | Fusion FEATURE:
THE SYMPATHY CARD
Written & Directed by Brendan Boogie
Produced By Petey J. Gibson, Brendan Boogie and Phil Healy

AUDIENCE AWARD | Fusion SHORT:
SUICIDE DATE
Written & Directed By Doug Hurley
Produced By Mike C. Nelson

AUDIENCE AWARD | DOWNBEAT MUSIC VIDEO:
DANCE WITH DEATH
Written & Directed by John Fairchild
Produced By Astor Stark

AUDIENCE AWARD – TV PILOTS:
VICARIOUS
Written By Jeffrey Nicholas Brown, Scott Speiser
Directed By Mandy Fabian
Produced By Prarthana Joshi, Jeffrey Nicholas Brown, Scott Speiser, Mary Brown and Don Gold

AUDIENCE AWARD – WEB SERIES:
ONE TRUE LOVES
Written & Directed by Olivia Accardo
Produced By Will Mason, Andrea Massaro and Kristen Politis


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