The USA Film Festival Announces Winners of the 38th Annual International Short Film Competition

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DALLAS – On Sunday, April 24, 2016, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 38th Annual
International Short Film & Video Competition. The awards program took place on Closing Night of the
46th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.
Chosen from more than 500 international entries, the winners included:

2016 Award Winning SHORT Films Include:

First Place NARRATIVE
Birthday, Chris King, director
First Place NONFICTION
A Passion of Gold and Fire, Sebastien Pins, director
First Place ANIMATION
Borrowed Time, Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats, co-directors
First Place EXPERIMENTAL
How You Look at It, Wendy Seyb, director
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS
The Schoolboy, Paloma Lommel, director
Patrolling Sandy Hook, Caroline Clark & Kelly Quinn, co-directors
Moom, Daisuke Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo, co-directors
Madame Psychosis Holds a Seance, Rosson Crow, director
A Mighty Nice Man, Joanthan Dee, director
STUDENT AWARD
Fish Eye, Tong Zhou, director
TEXAS AWARD
The Bus Stop, Justin Malone, director

 

The 2016 National Jury included writer/director/producer John Putch, writer/actor/director/producer
Karen Young, writer/director/actor Christina Beck, actor/writer/director Paul Marcarelli and
animator/writer/producer and voice actor Jorge Gutierrez.

In addition to the Jury awards, FESTIVAL-AWARDED PRIZES also went to the following Official Selection
and other short works:
ADDITIONAL AWARDS
Honorable Mention – Alzheimers: A Love Story, Monica Petruzzelli & Gabe Schimmel, co-directors
Honorable Mention – Squeeze, Jamie Kirkpatrick, director
Honorable Mention – Where We Begin, Mitsuyo Miyazaki, director
Honorable Mention – The Name You Carry, Herve Demers, director
Outstanding Performance – Linda Gray in the comedy Wally’s Will, Matteo Mosterts, director
Outstanding Performance – Peter Scolari in the dialoug-free How You Look at It, Wendy Seyb, director
Honorable Mention Student Film – Breathe, Paul Kowalski, director
Honorable Mention Student Film – Knob, Hans Tsai, director

OFFICIAL SPONSORS — Sponsors of the 46th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real
Estate, Gaedeke Group, Whole Foods Market, Suddenlink Communications, Dallas Film Commission, Texas
Film Commission, Sidley Austin LLP, HBO, Jackson Walker LLP, Texas Association of Motion Media
Professionals, Alford Media Services, Downtown Business News and Ticketmaster. The USA Film Festival is
supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. This program is supported in part by a grant
from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — The USA Film Festival is a 46-year-old Dallas-based 501c3 nonprofit
organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts. Yearround
events include KidFilm®; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film
Festival, held each spring. Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition,
educational, and cultural programs designed to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a “live cinema”
experience.

Posted 4/29/16