Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival Winners
(released 10/13/2014)

The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival was held this past weekend. The theme for the festival was "From Bollywood to Hollywood" and seemed to work with audiences, because Festival Director Terry Cronin said the festival had record attendance.

The festival announced its award winners on Saturday evening at the Premiere Theaters Oaks 10 in Melbourne, Florida.  The winners follow:

Robert W. Kurrus Memorial Humanitarian Award
Stronger directed by Steven Shea featuring Prita Chhabra

Rising Star Award for Excellence in Acting
Actor: David McMahon in "Don't Tell Your Mother" directed by Phil Lister
Actress:Tiffany Dion in "Memory" directed by Steven Shea featuring Summer Day Rescue

Space Coast Film Commission Florida Filmmaking Award
Air Mobile Joe directed by Roger Lee Miller

Best Animation
Complicit directed by Gavin Hoffman

Best Cinematography
Amazing Grace directed by Todd Thompson

Best Comedy
Satellite Beach directed by Luke and Andrew Wilson

Best Documentary
The Promotion directed by Sid Eudy

Best Dramatic Short
Us directed by Robby Sparks

Best Horror/Thriller
Feature: Jersey Shore Massacre directed by Paul Tarnopol
Short: The Society directed by Robby Sparks

Best Musical Score
Army of Frankensteins directed by Ryan Bellgardt

Best Music Video
Stronger directed by Steven Shea featuring Prita Chhabra

Special Recognition for Excellence
Misty Posey in Panis Angelicus

Robin & Eddy Independent Spirit Award
Sue Dontell

Florida Beer People's Choice Award for Best Film (Audience Award)
Love is All We Got directed by Paulette King

Kelly's Hard Cider Crystal Apple Award for Best Film (Director's Choice)
Stronger by Steven Shea featuring Prita Chhabra

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