2017 Awards

2017 Awards

Indie Memphis award sculpture designed & created by Yvonne Bobo and commissioned by Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Indie Memphis award sculpture designed & created by Yvonne Bobo and commissioned by Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Narrative Features Jury Awards

Best Narrative Feature*
($1,000 cash prize)
COLD NOVEMBER, directed by Karl Jacob

Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award*                   
($1,000 cash prize)
Theodore Collatos, writer and director of TORMENTING THE HEN

Documentary Jury Awards

Best Documentary Feature*
($1,000 cash prize presented by Classic American Hardwoods)
FOR AHKEEM, directed by Landen Van Soest and Jeremy Levine

Documentary Feature - Special Jury Award
95 AND 6 TO GO, directed by Kimi Takesue

DEpartures JURY AWARD

Best Departures Feature
COMMON CARRIER
, directed by James M. Kienitz-Wilkins

SOUNDS JURY AWARD

Best Sounds Feature
A LIFE IN WAVES, directed by Brett Whitcomb


Narrative Short Film Jury Awards

REBUILDING IN MINIATURE, by Veena Rao

REBUILDING IN MINIATURE, by Veena Rao

Best Narrative Short*                                                      $500 cash prize
ONE UP, by Eimi Imanishi

Best After Dark Short
GREAT CHOICE
, by Robin Comisar

Best Departures Short
THIS IS YATES, by Josh Yates

Best Sounds Music Video
BWAdirected by Marcin Starzecki, featuring the artist Soniamiki

Documentary Short Film Jury Awards

Best Documentary Short*
$500 cash prize                                                                
REBUILDING IN MINIATURE
, by Veena Rao

Special Jury Award for Documentary Short
MICKEY'S PETS
, by Ashley S. Brandon

Best Poster Design
FLESH AND BLOOD


AUDIENCE AWARDS

GOOD GRIEF, by Laura Jean Hocking and Melissa Anderson Sweazy

GOOD GRIEF, by Laura Jean Hocking and Melissa Anderson Sweazy

Narrative Feature
FLESH AND BLOOD, by writer/director/actor Mark Webber

Documentary Feature
SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY, directed by Scott Rosenbaum

Narrative Short
TRUE BLUE, by Chris Osborn

Documentary Short
THE MAN IS THE MUSIC, by Maris Curran

Hometowner Feature
GOOD GRIEF, directed by Laura Jean Hocking and Melissa Anderson Sweazy

Hometowner Narrative Short
MUDDY WATER, by Nathan Ross Murphy

Hometowner Documentary Short
BIKE LEE, by Lauren Squires Ready

MLK5o Hometowner Short
ARKABUTLA, by Katori Hall

Poster Design
GOOD GRIEF


Director Matteo Servente, winner of the Best Hometowner Narrative Short and MLK50 Hometowner Short

Director Matteo Servente, winner of the Best Hometowner Narrative Short and MLK50 Hometowner Short

HOMETOWNER AWARDS

Best Hometowner Feature* 
(Narrative or Documentary)
$1,000 cash prize
GOOD GRIED, directed by Laura Jean Hocking and Melissa Anderson Sweazy

Best Hometowner Narrative Short*
$500 cash prize
WE GO ON, directed by Matteo Servente

Best Hometowner Documentary Short*
$500 cash prize
BLACKOUT DAY, by Graham Uhelski

MLK50 Hometowner Short
AN ACCIDENTAL DROWNING, by Matteo Servente

Best Hometowner Music Video
I'M A GOD, directed by Quintin Lamb, featuring the artist Telisu

Hometowner Music Video - Special Jury Award                      
HARBOR HALL,directed by Lawrence E. Matthews III, featuring the artist Don Lifted


FESTIVAL AWARDS

2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival Winners

2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival Winners

Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award
THE PRICE, directed by Anthony Onah

Southern Soul of Independent Film Award
MARVIN BOOKER WAS MURDERED, directed by Wade Gardner

Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award
THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP, directed by Erik Jeung

The INDIE Award
Jordan Danelz

Vision Award
Les Edwards and Emily Trenholm

 

 

 

 


indiegrants

2017 IndieGrants Winner, Aisha Ronson

2017 IndieGrants Winner, Aisha Ronson

$5,000 in cash, $8,500 in-kind services

MORGAN JON FOX for THE ONE YOU NEVER FORGET                  
A 15-year-old boy nervously prepares for his first dance, and when his date shows up, his father has to make a split second decision.

AISHA RONSON for DANCIN' TO BLUE MOON          
An introverted black woman spends the night with her imaginative boyfriend for the last time.