2014 Fifth annual New Hope Film Festival announces awards

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New Hope, PA – The 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival, touted as the “emerging Sundance East” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, is excited to announce the awards presented on Sunday, August 3rd at the New Hope Arts Center in New Hope, PA. The event was hosted by Thom Michael Mulligan, Executive Director of Submissions.

The Festival presented 153 official selections from 16 countries. The awards were presented to these exceptionally talented artists for their films, music videos, scripts, and webisodes…


Danny Award, Best Picture- The Tailor’s Apprentice, Directed by Jeff Lehman, USA

Best Alternative Feature-Golem, Directed by Adam Deutsch, Israel

Best Documentary- No Problem! (Six Months with the Barefoot Grandmama’s) Directed by Yasmin Kidwai,India

Best Short Film-Trip in a Summer Dress, Directed by Maureen Quinn, USA

Best Experimental Short- Recursion, Directed by Sam Buntrock, USA

Indie Spirit Award- The Lengths, Directed by Tim Driscoll, USA

Best Animated Film- Light Me Up, Directed by Ryan Walton, USA

Best Biography- A Place of Truth, Directed by Barrettt Rudich, USA

Best Mid-Atlantic Film- Being George, Directed by Nyler Abdou and Adya Beasley,USA

Artistic Spirit Award- Recoil, Directed by Evan Matthews, USA

Best Student Film- Telleth of Those Who Dwell in the Water, Directed by Roy Ambriz, Mexico

Student Cultural Spirit Award- The Broken Mirror, Directed by Hannah Kilcoyne, United Kingdom

New Hope Award- Spirit of the Sato, Directed by Ellen La Torre, USA

Cultural Spirit Award- Moving Mountains, Directed by Jeanie Clark, USA

LGTB Spirit Award– Lambing Season, Directed by Jeannie Donohoe, USA

Female Eye on Filmmaking Award- Sophie, Directed by Liz Fisher, USA

Best Sci-Fi Film- Recoil, Directed by Evan Matthews, USA

Best Webisode- Talk it Up TV, Directed by Rick Walters, USA

Best Web Series- Investments, the Series, Directed by Steven Strickland, USA

Best Comedy- Give and Take, Directed by Scott Andrew Kurchak, USA

Best Comedy Short- The S Word, Directed by Jesse Stewart, USA

Best Director- Jerry Ciccoritti, The Resurrection of Tony Gitone, Canada






Best Script- Miami Feist, by Debra Zarne, USA

Best Narrative Feature- Lost Cause, by David Schroeder, USA

Best Teleplay- Saint Anthony’s, by Matthew Feely, USA

Best Comedy- Naughty or Nice, by JoAnn Hess, USA

Best Sci-Fi Thriller- Falling Star, by Dylan Brann, USA

Best Action Thriller- The Trail, by Yvonne Paulin, USA

Best Period Screenplay- Daniel and The Lady, Joy Gee,  USA

Best Psycho Thriller- Sinner, by Christopher Graves, USA

Best Short Screen Play- Viva Radilla, by Brian O’Neill, USA




Best Music Video- Yes Is My Favorite Word, Directed by Mak Azubike, USA

Best Pop Music Video- Tocondo El Sol (Touching The Sun), Directed by Vadim Lasca


Best Alternative Music Video- Brakes, Directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang, USA

Best Experimental Music Video- Fallen Sun, Directed by Ivan Andrijanic, USA

Cultural Spirit Music Video Award- Milk, Directed by Victoria Taylor, USA

Best Singer-Songwriter Music Video- Any Other Way, Directed by Dillon Garland


Best Inspirational Music Video- Ganesh is Fresh, Directed by Deborah Harse, USA, India




Best Art House Feature- The Lengths, Directed by Tim Driscoll, USA

Best Documentary- Riot on the Dance Floor, Directed by Steve Tozzi, USA

Best Short Film- Acceptance,Directed by Gene Gallagher, USA

Best TV Pilot- Jersey Chasers, Directed by Margaret Anderson, USA

Best Webisode- Talk it Up TV, Directed by Rick Walters, USA

Best Music Video- Skeleton Army, Directed by Brandon Pro, USA

Best Student Film- Sophie, Directed by Liz Fisher, USA

Best Mid-Atlantic Film- The Tailor’s Apprentice, Directed by Jeff Lehman, USA

For a complete list of Nominees visit the News section New Hope Film Festival website www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

About the Festival

New Hope Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple, an author, screenwriter and long-time resident of the New Hope area. Whipple formed the New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals.

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