SNAFF 2022 Nominees & Winners

Best Dramatic Short
Nominees
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir
Brutalia, day of labour – Director Manolis Mavris
Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee
A World Free of Crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac
CLARE – Director Lauren Minnerath
Winner: Brutalia, day of labour – Director Manolis Mavris

Best Comedy Short
Nominees
My First Dick – Director Kate McCoid
We Should Get Dinner! – Director Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz
Meat Friend – Director Izzy Lee
Turning Forty – Director Justin & Kristin Schaack
Artistic Character – Director Vasily Chuprina
Winner: My First Dick – Director Kate McCoid

Best Short Documentary
Nominees
Big Water Summer: A Creation Story – Director Sophie Harris
Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella
Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver – Director Lewie Kloser, Noah Kloster
Coming Home – Director Margot Bowman, Naim Naif
My Duduś – Director Tom Krawczyk
Winner: Big Water Summer: A Creation Story – Director Sophie Harris

Best Horror Short
Nominees
Guts – Director Chris McInroy
Wild Bitch – Director Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash
What a Harvest – Director Austin Rivera Davison, Matt Shapiro
Caregiver – Director Rafael De Leon
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
Winner:  Guts – Director Chris McInroy

Best Animated Short
Nominees
Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Five Cents – Director Aaron Hughes
Soft Animals – Director Renee Zhan
Life Is a Particle Time Is a Wave – Director Daniel Zvereff
Winner: Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias

Best Music Video
Nominees
A Feast that Never Comes – Director Maria Juranic
The Anix & Julien-K – Your Lies Are Like Fire – DirectorOscar Gutierrez
Daedric – Wretched – Director Kate Voskova
LOVESBLIND – letdown – Director Emille Lacsa
Saving Silhouettes – Director Kristopher J. Gathercoal
Winner:  A Feast that Never Comes – Director Maria Juranic

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short
Nominees
CENSOR OF DREAMS – Director Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez
The Last Minute Till Midnight – Director Adam Orton
No Shortcuts – Director Patrick Boberg
W.U.B.L.O (Weird Unidentified Baby-Like Organism) – Director Matt Pierce
Photalgia – Director Michael McCallum
Winner: CENSOR OF DREAMS – Director Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez

Best Foreign-Language Short
Nominees
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir
Brutalia, days of labour – Director Manolis Mavris
A world free of crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac
Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Winner:  A world free of crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac

Best Student Short
Nominees
Bed Bugs – Director Katilyn T. Busbee
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella
Soft Animals – Director Renee Zhan
Moonlight Dancer – Director Gray Fagan
Winner: Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella

Best Burlington Made Film
Nominees
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
LOVESBLIND – Letdown – Director Emille Lacsa
World War II – Director Russ Fry
Toc (A Tony Doc) – Director Bret Royer, Tony Miller, Ashlyn James, Abe Kershner
The Woods Gather – Director Seth Alan Jacobs
Winner: LOVESBLIND – Letdown – Director Emille Lacsa

The “That Person” Award
Emille Lacsa

Best First-Time Filmmaker
Nominees
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
We Should Get Dinner! – Director Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz
Wild Bitch – Director Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash
My Duduś – Director Tom Krawczyk
Tourist Trap – Director Vera van Wolferen
Winner: Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC

The Local History Preservation Award
Russ Fry

The Writer’s Block for Best Short Screenplay
Nominees
BOWEN – Written by Dustin Wood
Once Bitten Twice Shy – Written by Wes Worthing
Turn Over – Written by Richard Devon Endacott
Dog – Written by Paul Huenemann
Love to Go – Written by Bernhard Riedhammer
Never Alone – Written by Verlisha Thomas
Americans at Work – Written by Ben Matthews
Dreidel – Written by Glenn Lissner
The Magician – Written by Alexander James Dingeman
The Space Between – Written by Emille Lacsa
Winner: Turn Over – Written by Richard Devon Endacott

Best Iowa Made Film
Nominees
Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee
The Last Minute Till Midnight – Director Adam Orton
Pre-Existing – Director Kevin Isaacson
Into the Open – Director Hayden Froehlich
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
Winner: Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee

The Audience Choice Award
Torch – Director Matty Weiland

Director’s Award
Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You – Director Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair

Best of the Fest
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir

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2022 SNAFFAQ

Congratulations to you, the writers and filmmakers whose work has been selected for the 10th Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film, returning to the Capitol Theater July 21-24, 2022.
We received so many great entries, and we couldn’t be more excited to let the world see your work in a few short weeks!

The full film block schedule can be found here.
The full daily schedule and program book can be found here.

For those planning to attend we have some answers to your questions that will make your visit a little easier.

Each accepted writer/filmmaker can register for two free all access passes.
Think of your pass as a membership, and your rewards are free tickets!
These passes will give you access to tickets to the film blocks of your choice.


Writers & Filmmakers: Please follow the instructions in your email to claim your passes.
If you did not get this email, please contact us
.

In addition to an event t-shirt, every filmmaker and screenwriter will also receive a free swag bag full of local goods.

Registration is located right next to the Capitol Theater (also known as the Annex).
It connects to the theater while providing a sound barrier as to not disturb the screenings and readings. Volunteers will be here before screenings to help you with anything you need.

The free filmmaker and screenwriter’s luncheon takes place at 10am on Friday, July 22 at Good Restaurant + Lounge, 423 North 3rd Street. (two blocks down the street from the Capitol). 
Update 7/18/22: The filmmaker & screenwriter’s luncheon is at capacity.

SNAFFter parties are all located in downtown Burlington, within walking distance of the theater, and are free to attend. This is a fun time to socialize and wind down after a day of films.
Each location will have indoor and outdoor spaces available (weather pending).
Thursday we will be at Good Restaurant + Lounge, located two blocks down from the Capitol
Friday we will be at The Som on Jefferson Street.
Saturday we’ll head to Valley Monster Pub, less than a block from the theater.
Sunday we end the fest at the Art Center of Burlington, directly around the corner from the Capitol.

Travel — We have three nearby major airports.
One is in Iowa (Cedar Rapids) and two in Illinois (Moline & Peoria). Flying into these airports is much easier, as far as scheduling, than flying directly into Burlington.

Burlington offers several lodging options. There are also several downtown options as well as Air B&Bs

The Capitol Theater is located downtown, within a short walking distance of many restaurants, coffee shops, a great record store, and several small shops.
Take advantage of our beautiful downtown and support our sponsors!

Lastly, if you haven’t sent us a link to download your film for exhibition, please do so ASAP.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at snaffiowa@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you all for SNAFF 2022!

Snake Alley Festival of Film