California Film Awards

2014 Winners

Grand Winners

Grand Jury Award: Reflections of Maya Rose directed by Alexandra Wedenig

Special Jury Prize: One Small Hitch directed by John Burgess

Special Jury Prize: If The Trees Could Talk directed by Michael Weinstein

Best Narrative Feature: Indigo directed by John Smith 

Best Documentary Feature: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back directed by Regina Russell

Best Narrative Short: Wake Up, Samantha Evans directed by Haley Doyle

Best Documentary Short: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution directed by Matthew VanDyke

Best Foreign Feature: The Boss Wants a Happy Ending directed by Kivanc Baruonu
Best Foreign Short: I Remember The Future directed by Klayton Stainer

Best Student Short: Two and a Quarter Minutes directed by Joshua Ovalle

Best Animation: I Need My Monster directed by Howard Cook

Best Director: Blue Chameleon directed by Teresa Carante

Best Screenplay: The Niece written by Martin Ponferrada

Best California Feature: Waiting In The Wings: The Musical directed by Jeffrey A. Johns

Best California Short: Slushamed directed by Anne McGrath

Best Music Video: Away directed by Rodney Daughtrey

Best Television Pilot: Todd and Anne: Water in the Pot Jeffrey Engelson

Orson Welles Awards

Animated Film: September Sketch Book directed by Ronnie Cramer
California Film: A Good Ol' Chap directed by Ryan Casselman
Documentary Film: Another Sertao directed by Warlise Weller
Music Video: Kat Vinter - Sooner or Later directed by Daniel Bartels
Narrative Film: Now We're Alive directed by Thibault Arbre
Screenplay: Young Love written by Wyatt Lemoine
Short Film: Faith in LOVE directed by Alwiya Thani
Student Film: Welcome Home directed by Daniel Tomlinson
Television Pilot: The Ushers - A Dark Tale of a Bright Night directed by Andrea Galatà

Screenplay Competition Feature 

1st Place: The Family written by Steven Shepherd
2nd Place: Soul to Soul written by Michael Sieve and John Harris
3rd Place: And On The Seventh Day written by Phillip Hardy
4th Place: Dead Men Will Rise written by Connor Twigg
5th Place: Forgive Me Father written by Jose Olivier

Official Finalists

Through the Glass Ceiling, Darkly written by Richard Geiwitz
Season of Change written by Charles Laulette
The Italian Spy written by Pim Hendrix
SkyBurner written by David Baugnon
In Deep written by Jason Bitzer
The Moose Head over the Mantel written by Jessi Gotta
The Night Witches written by Steven Prowse
The Realm of The Stones written by Minoti Vaishnav
Saving Samantha written by Wynn Reichert
Lilium written by Ashley Matteson

Honorable Mentions

The Grey Wolf written by Michelle Daniel
Mimmo Fortunati written by Tony Cammarata
The Pages written by Charles Laulette
The Prophet written by Keith Adams
What a Man Does written by Deborah T. Kinnebrew
Change of Venue, The Condition written by Charles Laulette
D. T. written by Ken Comer
My Monster Burrufu written by Alberto Corral
When She Went Away written by Kevin Silva
Raptor Cop: K-9 Unit written by John G. Pedicini

Short Script Competition

1st Place: Give My Love to Rose written by Michael Sieve
2nd Place: The Importance of Sex Education written by L. Elizabeth Powers
3rd Place: Double Mary written by J.G. Wu
4th Place: A Snake This Long written by Daniel Fallik
5th Place: Detachment written by Kristina Barry

Official Finalists

Follow-Through written by Robert Clark
Unite As One written by Wangshu Zhao
Psycho Assessment written by Stephen M. Hunt
The First Date written by Daniel Johnson
They Call'm the Hook! written by Giovanni Sanseviero
Remember Me written by J.G. Wu
Church written by Tony Cammarata

Diamond Awards

Animated Film Competition

tIme directed by Elpida Panourgia
Lady and the Frog directed by Tina T.Hsu

California Film Competition

Gen RX directed by John Taschner

Documentary Film Competition

Los Olvidados de Karagand directed by Yolanda Mendiola
That He May Have the First Place directed by Linpu Gao
Grow directed by Linpu Gao
Net Positiva directed by Peter Cambor

Music Video Competition

From Tribulation To Triumph directed by Jake Wood
Who Mines The Riches - by Strange Tenants directed by Jeffrey Bird

Foreign Film Competition

Dernière directed by Marco Marra
The Loot directed by Claudio Cirri
Blood Empires directed by Peter Rajesh Joachim

Narrative Film Competition

Pop Star Puppy directed by Andrew Van Slee
Us and Them directed by Kriss Munsya
A Ghost and the Boy (With a Box on his Head) directed by Heather Lynn
101 Secrets directed by Tophy Cho
I Sell Love directed by Kevin Chu

Screenplay Competition

3 Sons of a Gun written by James Christopher
The Blind Pig written by Phil Travis
Tenbris written by Alex Sobol
Circled In Red written by James Byrne
The Snakeman written by Jeffrey Ryback
Dreamwalkers written by Michelle Daniel

Short Film Competition

Judith directed by Riccardo Brex
Dispossessed directed by Cheyanne Kane
Valiant directed by Robin Phillips
9,125 Nights directed by Maan B.
Lapsus directed by Karim Ouaret
A Convenient Man directed by Charles Willis
Reproach directed by Daniel Hale
Intimate Temp Agency directed by Luciana Lagana
The Story of M directed by Anna Arlanova
Indigo directed by Paul Jerndal
Coral directed by Giacomo Martelli

Student Film Competition

Nadezhda directed by Denis Kulikov
The Boy Who Had No Thumbs directed by Shaun McCarthy
Flash Point directed by Colin Campbell
Awaken directed by Bruce Sze Han
Hands of Flame directed by Steven Markowitz
Crossroads directed by King Louie Palomo

Television Production Competition

She Rocks The Planet! directed by Meredythe Dee Winter
I Love LA directed by Valerio Esposito
Have You Met Miss Jones? directed by Tom Shell

Gold Awards

Animated Film Competition

Sumer directed by Alvaro Garcia

California Film Competition

The Shoot directed by Toby Poser

Documentary Film Competition

Freedom From Choice directed by Tim Delmastro
LeRoy Critter Wolfinger directed by Nancy Bowers
Flavor & Fuel - A Story of Modern Craftsmanship directed by Matthew Woodget

Music Video Competition

Moving Out directed by Sean McCarthy
Fade Away directed by Nikhil Korula

Foreign Film Competition

Tu Seras un Homme directed by Benoit Cohen
Break-Up directed by Alexander Tuschinski
Let's Play Ghost directed by Damien Dematra

Narrative Film Competition

Past Tense directed by Robert Fritz
I’m Star directed by Damien Dematra
Frozen Time directed by Eric Miyeni
3 References directed by Twitchy Dolphin Flix
The Immortal Augustus Gladstone directed by Mischa Jakupcak

Screenplay Competition

Saving Swans written by Stephen M. Hunt
The Fix written by Steven Canfield Crowley
Twelves Steps to Liberty written by Charles Laulette
The Niece written by Martin Ponferrada
Hooligan written by Tony Cammarata
White Calm written by Sid Bodalia

Short Film Competition

Savage Hero directed by Katie Canty
Bum on a Bench: A Fight to the Death at Storybook Park directed by Eli Halbreich
Frammenti (Scraps) directed by Emanuele Michetti
Fatty directed by Kat Waller
Who is Chang'e - A Lady on the moon directed by Patricia Li
Cassandra directed by Guy-Roger Duvert
Pint directed by Nic Barker
The Mirror directed by Selcen Yilmazoglu

Student Film Competition

Copyright Warfare directed by Runze Zhou
The Promise directed by Jean-Philippe Lopez
Carry On directed by Yatao Li
Kings directed by Thom Neal and Charlie Ford
Dorothy directed by David Ward
Television Productions Competition
Dr. Luciana Show – Aging and Falling directed by Luciana Lagana
Special Matchmaking directed by Gregory Graham
Breaking & Entering directed by Justin Carter

Silver Awards

Animated Film Competition

A Flower In The Box directed by Xin Yin

California Film Competition

Ghostline directed by Dean Whitney

Documentary Film Competition

We Weren't Given Anything for Free directed by Eric Esser
Plundering Tibet directed by Michael Buckley
Kia Over There directed by Chris Neighbors
The Dead directed by Dewayne Austin

Music Video Competition

The Ramona Flowers Tokyo directed by Bouha Kazmi

Foreign Film Competition

Woman in Red - Seahorse Aria directed by Maria Dubin
Materia directed by Natalia Naftalieva

Narrative Film Competition

Eat Blood directed by Roodney Clarke
N+N directed by Mo Lai Yan-Chi
Titus directed by Charlie Cattrall
Simshar directed by Rebecca Cremona
Insane directed by Eros D'Antona

Screenplay Competition

Hell on Neptune written by Robert Rogers
Pigeons written by Dhiraj Bakshi
The Memory Man written by David Bugay
A Clash Of Iron written by Richard Reed
Burning Flowers written by Jason Williams

Short Film Competition

The Hero Pose directed by Mischa Jakupcak
Some Things Mean Something directed by Dee Meaden
A Most Annoying Ghost directed by Ghost Sung
To Be Counted Among Men directed by Caspar Conrick
Once Again directed by Sanjay Arora
The House of the Rising Sun directed by Ivan King

Student Film Competition

You Bet directed by Sky Wang
Jonestown directed by David Berget
Rhododendron directed by Lewis Attey
Television Productions Competition
P.S.M. Confidential directed by Andrea Malpighi