CMG Short Film Festival 2019
Our jurors, NAT SEGALOFF, JC CALCIANO and ROY LIEBMAN, have returned their picks for this year's awards. Many thanks to all three for a great job! And the winners are:
Best Drama: WONDER directed by Javier Molina
Best Musical or Comedy: ZOMBIE EX directed by Daniel Gordh
Best Documentary: VERASPHERE, a Love Story in Costume, directed by Robert James
Best Performance, Drama: Benjamin Siegel, in WONDER
Best Performance, Musical or Comedy: Matt Wilkas, in ZOMBIE EX
This was a great year with quite a few crowd pleasers vying for our Audience Awards. (These awards are based on ballots filled out by audience members after they view the films. A crowd pleaser in our book is any film that averages better than 4 out of five "flags" -- not an easy thing to do.) Here are the winners and runners up in each category:
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR DRAMA:
WONDER (Javier Molina, director) was a clear winner with the best score of all films, 4.55.
The runner up was LA SERENATA (Adelina Anthony, director) which scored 4.32
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
ENGAGED (David Scala, director) scored an impressive 4.43, followed closely by NEXT LEVEL SHIT (Gary Jaffe, director) at 4.32
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY:
IN THIS FAMILY (Drama del Rosario, director) scored 4.5 edging out Jury award winner VERASPHERE (Robert James, director), which racked up an average of 4.32.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our award winners, and indeed, all our filmmakers! It was an honor and a privilege to screen your work.
Call for Entries 2020
will open in the Spring
CMG Short Film Festival 2017
Our jurors, MICHELLE EHLEN, ROY LIEBMAN, and GLENN GAYLORD, have returned their picks for this year's awards. While they enjoyed the process, "there were many close calls and what was so wonderful was we had so many films from which to choose…so many favorites. It would be easy to put together a large list of Honorable Mentions..."
Many thanks to all three for a great job! And the winners are:
Best Drama: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS directed by FABIAN GORGEART
Best Musical or Comedy: MEN DON'T WHISPER directed by JORDAN FIRSTMAN
Best Documentary: CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS directed by JONATHAN SKURNIK
Best Performance, Drama: Alice Butand, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
Best Performance, Musical or Comedy: Keaton Nigel Cooke, ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN
Best Director: FRANCY FABRITZ, for ETAGE X
Best Ensemble Cast: MEN DON'T WHISPER directed by JORDAN FIRSTMAN
Emerging Talent (Director): EYAL RESH, for BOYS
As always, the audience balloting gave rise to a few very close calls, but we do have the winners:
For AUDIENCE FAVORITE DRAMA, the winner was THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS, directed by FABIAN GORGEART, with an average score of 4.342 (out of possible 5.0). Runner up was THE REAL THING, directed by BRANDON KELLEY, with a score of 4.195.
AUDIENCE FAVORITE COMEDY (we had no musical films this year) was DANNY deVITO's film CURMUDGEONS, scoring a very impressive 4.69. SOMETHING NEW, directed by TJ Marchbank, was runner up with 4.662. And ETAGE X, directed by Francy Fabritz, scored 4.318 to become second runner-up.
AUDIENCE FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY was LITTLE POTATO, directed by Wes Hurley, with a score of 4.225. First runner up was CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS, directed by Jonathan Skurnik, with 4.048.
Congratulations to all our winners and runners up! We hope to see more of your work in the future.
Call for Entries 2018
will open in the Spring
to be notified, visit our 2018 page and submit the form.