And The Winners Are…

If you couldn’t make it to the fest or the awards ceremony, (shame on you…and me) here are the winners and nominees.

Snake Alley Festival of Film Awards

 

Best Music Video

Nominees:

J.K. The Reaper – Exodia – Director: Josh Yates

Run – Director: David Kroll

Walk Away – Director: Landon Brands

Winner: Walk Away – Director: Landon Brands

 

Best Dramedy

Nominees:

Cowboys – Bernabé Rico

Falling to Pieces – Director: Chris Connolly

The Memory of Martin Fugue – Director: Eric Lang

Winner: Falling to Pieces – Director: Chris Connolly

 

Best Horror

Nominees:

Scared to Death – Director: Drew Marvick

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

Tickle – Director: Corey Norman

Winner: Tickle – Director: Corey Norman

 

Best Comedy

Nominees:

Dare Side of the Moon – Director: Alex Constantin

Death to Cupid – Director: Joe Gonzales

Damn It, Mamet! – Director: Michael Lang

Winner: Death to Cupid – Director: Joe Gonzales

 

Best Animation

Nominees:

Junk Girl – Director: Mohammad Zare

The Sound of the Road – Director: Barzan Rostami

Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

Winner: Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

 

Best Student Film

Nominees:

The Lost Mariner – Director: Tess Martin

The Woods – Director: Remington Smith

Safe Space – Director: Zora Rux

Winner: The Lost Mariner – Director: Tess Martin

 

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Nominees:

The Pen – Director: Derek Nelson

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Winner: The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

 

Best Action

Nominees:

Hyena’s Blood – Director: Nicolas Caicoya

Bandito – Director: Evan Kelman

Silenced – Director: Alaa “Zak” Noweihed

Winner: Bandito – Director: Evan Kelman

 

Best Drama

Nominees:

A New Man – Director: Hughes William Thompson

Tom in America – Director: Flavio Alves

Charlie – Director: Shawn Ryan

Winner: A New Man – Director: Hughes William Thompson

 

Best Documentary

Nominees:

Invisible Sister – Director: Jamie Rogers

Man in the Can – Director: Noessa Higa

Hollywood Gals – Director: Jack Truman

Winner: Man in the Can – Director: Noessa Higa

 

Best Foreign Film

Nominees:

Awakenings – Director: Bhargav Saikia

Innocent – Director: Àlvaro Pastor

Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

Winner: Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

 

Writer’s Block for Best Screenplay

Winner: My Friend Max – written by Chuck Mittan & Mikeal Burgin

 

The Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance

Nominees:

Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

Une Liberation – Director: Brian Crewe

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Winner: Une Liberation – Director: Brian Crewe

 

Audience Choice

Nominees:

Lennis Moore: Woodcut Print Artist – Director: Derek Nelson

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

That Night – Director: Phillip Mayall

Winner: That Night – Director: Phillip Mayall

 

Best Iowa Film

Nominees:

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

Lennis Moore: Woodcut Print Artist – Director: Derek Nelson

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

That Night – Director: Phil Mayall

Winner: The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

 

Best of the Fest

Nominees:

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Lapsus – Director: Karim Ouaret

Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

Winner: Lapsus – Director: Karim Ouaret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Right Around The Corner

Congratulations to all filmmakers and screenwriters whose work has been selected for the Fourth Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film. We received so many great entries, and we couldn’t be more excited to let the world see the fruits of your labor.

 

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

 

1. Each filmmaker or screenwriter will get two all access badges. This badge gets you into all SNAFF events and parties.

 

2. In addition to a t-shirt, every filmmaker and screenwriter will receive a swag bag full of local gifts.

 

3. Registration is Thursday, August 6 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, right next to the Capitol Theater (also known as the Annex). It connects to the theater, but provides a sound barrier as to not disturb the screenings and readings. If you cannot make it to Thursday’s registration, someone will always be there to assist you.

 

4. The filmmaker and screenwriter’s brunch takes place on Friday, August 7 at 10am at The Drake. Space is limited so please let me know in advance if you would like to participate. It’s a great time to get to know each other, learn about each other’s projects, and support one another’s films.

 

5. After parties are all within two blocks of the theater. Music will be provided, but we need you to bring the fun!

 

6. Travel — We have two nearby airports, each about an hour and half away. One is in Iowa (Cedar Rapids) and the other in Illinois (Moline). Flying into either airport is a lot easier, as far as scheduling, then flying directly into Burlington.

 

7. A Screenwriters Panel will take place at the theater on Thursday at 5pm to 6pm, and a Midwest Filmmakers Panel will be held on Friday from 5pm to 6pm. If you are able to participate, please let me know and make sure to be at the theater at the specified time.

 

8. Lastly, if you have artwork (preprinted posters, cards, swag, etc.) and would like to send them for display, please send to:

 

Snake Alley Festival of Film

1301 S. 3rd St.

Burlington Iowa 52601.

This will be very helpful in promoting your film.

 

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

 

We can’t wait to see you all for SNAFF 2015!

 

Tadd Good

Event Director

Snake Alley Festival of Film

 

A New Day At The Snake Alley Festival of Film!

Tadd's doll collection.

If you read the announcement on Facebook, this will come as no surprise…but Lonnie Schuyler has named Tadd good to be the new Festival director. Tadd is a real go-getter and very talented and creative.

(I have to say these things in case he’s reading this…if you know what I mean. C’mon! The guy collects these little dolls.)

I guess that means he’ll fit right in. Lonnie will still be around—just not involved in the day-to-day activities. Tadd will be handling all of that. He’s excited now, but wait until he finds out what’s in store for him. (Actually, I think he’ll do fine. (I just don’t want him to get a swelled head.)

In other news, there will be a new Schuyler-type at this year’s Snake Alley Festival of Film. I can’t say more than that. You’ll just have to show up to find out.

Start getting those entries ready. It’ll be here before you know it. And have a warm and wonderful holiday season.

One more thing. If Tadd wants to show you his doll collection…run!