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My Big Fat Independent Movie best feature at Temecula

THE 11TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL AWARDS

The Jury Award Winners

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER – BEST OF THE FEST
“The Fix” Director/Producer, Adam Kane
THE FIX
USA 2005, 16mm, 32 min,
Director: Adam Kane
Writer: Jonny Hirschbein
Producers: Adam Kane, Chris Brinker
Cast: Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Travis Aaron Wade, David Paymer, Michael R. James, Leslie Hope,
Shay Riley, once a heavyweight contender, lost his career years ago by throwing a fight for money.
Now Shay coaches his son Benny in the ring. Benny 's hooked on Novocain. On a high stakes
fight night, Shay withholds the drugs. Benny explodes. Benny fights to no avail. Shay walks silently to the gym showers to find out what remains of his broken relationship with his son...


BEST LONG DOCUMENTARY
“The Loss of Nameless Things” Director: Bill Rose
THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS
USA 2004, Video, 103 min.
Director/Producer: Bill Rose
Oakley Hall III was a 28-year old playwright with a reputation for brilliance and on the verge of national recognition when head injuries from a mysterious fall from a bridge took away his artistic life. The Loss of Nameless Things is the haunting story of Hall's fall from grace - and what happens when 25 years later a theater company discovers and stages the very play he was writing the night he fell.

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
“Road To Kosovo” Director: James Saldana
ROAD TO KOSOVO
USA, 2004, Video, 26 minutes
The true story about the exodus of a Kosovar Albanian Family and their struggle to return home after the war.


BEST FOREIGN FILM
“Dual Citizen” Director, Christy Garland
DUAL CITIZEN
(d. Christy Garland, Canada) 13 min, 2002
DUAL CITIZEN is a welcome and breezy comedy about Bob (David Bolt), a retired Canadian who lives in Floriday. It's Canada Day and Bob decides to raise a Canadian flag for the occasion, but since the Fourth of July is only days away, his neighbours insist he take the flag down. Offended, Bob leaves his Maple Leaf flag up. Never in his wildest dreams did he think it would disappear.

BEST FEATURE
“My Big Fat Independent Movie” Director, Phillip Zlotorynsky, Writer/Producer, Chris Gore
MY BIG FAT INDEPENDENT MOVIE
USA 2005, Video,
Director: Philip Zlotorynski Writer/Producer: Chris Gore
Exec. Producers: David Wiggins & Tim Misenhimer
Cast: Paget Brewster, Eric Hoffman, Neil Barton, Darren Keefe, Bob Odenkirk, Jason Mewes, Ashley Head, Clint Howard, Brian Krow, Rob Schrab, Paul Goebel & Neil Hopkins. A comedy that includes spoofs of some of the indie film world's movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," "Magnolia," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Amelie," "Run Lola Run," "El Mariachi," "The Good Girl," "Pi," "Swingers" and many others. The story follows Johnny Vince a hipper-than-thou swingin' hepcat and band trombone player. Two talkative hit men, Sam and Harvey, mistakenly believe Johnny to be the third member of their gang, assembled by their evil crime boss to pull a "botched robbery" in Las Vegas. Along the way, they take a beautiful hostage - the lovely, desperate and lonely cashier Julianne). Little do they know that she will forever change their pathetic lives.
TVIFF AWARDS -ADD 1-1-1

BEST ANIMATION
“Milton Is A Shi*bag” Writer/Producer/Director, Courtney Davis
MILTON IS A SHITBAG
USA 2004, Video, 5 minutes, University of Texas, Austin
Writer/Producer/Director: Courtney Davis
Cast: Courtney Davis, John Merriman, Michelle Biloon
Milton is a small orange kitty. He hates your guts.


BEST STUDENT FILM
“Chaos Theory” Director/Writer/Producer, Suny Behar
CHAOS THEORY
USA, 2004, 35mm, 30 mins., UCLA
Writer/Director: Suny Behar
Producer: Jocelyn Hublau
Cast: Donovan Oakleaf, Greg Lee, Alexandra Ford Thum, Shelby Janes, Michael Troynel, Lorinne Vozoff, Darryl Saraga Fairly Tull, Jim Grollman
A comedy about the outrageous misadventures of a meteorologist desperate to stop the endless cycle of disorder that is ruling his life. If a butterfly flapping its wings on Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas, imagine what it could do to his love life.

BEST DIRECTOR
Adam Kane – “The Fix”

BEST SCREENPLAY
Jonny Hirshbein – “The Fix”

BEST ACTOR
Robert Patrick – “The Fix”
THE FIX
USA 2005, 16mm, 32 min,
Director: Adam Kane
Writer: Jonny Hirschbein
Producers: Adam Kane, Chris Brinker
Cast: Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Travis Aaron Wade, David Paymer, Michael R. James, Leslie Hope,
Shay Riley, once a heavyweight contender, lost his career years ago by throwing a fight for money.
Now Shay coaches his son Benny in the ring. Benny 's hooked on Novocain. On a high stakes
fight night, Shay withholds the drugs. Benny explodes. Benny fights to no avail. Shay walks silently to the gym showers to find out what remains of his broken relationship with his son...

BEST ACTRESS
Anna Ardova – “The Hunter”

THE HUNTER
Russian Federation 2004, 35mm, 28 min.
Director/Writer/Producer: Hitoshi Hirano
Cast: Anna Ardova, Tatyana Markova, Leonid Gromov, Tatyana Augshkap
A lone female hunter's life is abruptly altered when she accidentally acquires a dildo!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“La Cerca”
LA CERCA (THE FENCE)
USA, 2005, 35mm, 18 minutes, Columbia University
Writer/Director: S.J. Main
Exec. Producer: Shannon Factor
Cast: Hector A. Garcia., Edward James Olmos,. Rene Preyre, Eloy Mendez, Roger Fanter
A Mexican recounts memory of his youth 1959. As a 17 yr. old ranch -hand, he found himself trapped within a barbed wire world until a cow broke free and discovered a bizarre opening in the fence. Nino's discovery of tworld beyond the barbed wire fence changed his life forever.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Dror Lefindger






TVIFF AWARDS ADD -2-2-2

HONORABLE MENTION – SPECIAL JURY AWARDS

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – SHORT

LITTLE TERRORIST (film from India)
LITTLE TERRORIST
India, 35mm, 15 minutes
Writer/ Director/ Producer: Ashvin Kumar
Cast: Julfuqar Ali, Sushil Sharma, Megnaa Mehtta
Set between the borders of India and Pakistan a boy crosses into No Man's Land when his ball rolls away.

CAMERA (film from Canada)
CAMERA
(d. David Cronenberg, Canada) 7 min, 2001
An aging actor get's a second chance to relive his glory days when a
group of children show up with a 35mm movie camera decend on his house.


SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – BEST MUSICAL
LITTLE DICKIE
(d. Anita McGee, Canada) 7 min, 2003
A cowboy confronts his inadequacies in a most unusual way: he sings about them. With LITTLE DICKIE, Newfoundland filmmaker Anita McGee has made an hilariously ribald musical featuring a cowpoke who is man enough to sing a little ditty about his lack on manly endowment.

WINNER OF THE FUJI FILM STOCK AWARD
Adam Kane – “The Fix”

SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARD (FIRST –EVER)
The Maggie Allen Filmmaker Award

Background: In 1995, Jo Moulton, Festival Director, co-founded the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival with Maggie Allen. Maggie Allen just recently passed away, but her spirit is alive in this special award, which honors her core belief in ‘overcoming obstacles.” The film which represents that core belief for 2005 is:

“The Goal” – Director/Writer/Producer, Darla Rae

THE GOAL
USA 2005, Video, 120 min.
Director/Writer/Producer: Darla Rae
Cast: Ryan Parker, Gale Grove, Wendy Duncan, & Darla Rae
Steve and Jason meet through wheelchair rugby and discover that perseverance and hope conquer all!
When your world crumbles, the journey within begins, and that's the Goal!

The Audience Choice Award Winners

Out of 6,000 votes cast during from September 15-18th during general screenings of the 11th annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival's run September 14-22nd,2005 at the Movie Experience at Tower Plaza - the Audience has voted and their choices are:

IndieFlix, the newest distribution marketplace for independent films, joins TVIFMF this year sponsoring cash prizes to the TVIFF Audience Choice Award winners for Best Feature Film ($1,000) Best Documentary ($500), Best Animation ($250), Best Short Film ($250) and Best Student Film ($250).

Established by filmmakers for filmmakers, IndieFlix shares with TVIFMF its dedication to providing a forum for creative independent film artists and their audience to interact and build a community that translates artistic vision into commercial success. IndieFlix is focused to be the solution to the independent film distribution challenge. For more IndieFlix details, check www.indieflix.com
TVIFF AWARDS -ADD 3-3-3


BEST STUDENT FILM: Chaos Theory, Writer/Director Suny Behar
CHAOS THEORY
USA, 2004, 35mm, 30 mins., UCLA
Writer/Director: Suny Behar
Producer: Jocelyn Hublau
Cast: Donovan Oakleaf, Greg Lee, Alexandra Ford Thum, Shelby Janes, Michael Troynel, Lorinne Vozoff, Darryl Saraga Fairly Tull, Jim Grollman
A comedy about the outrageous misadventures of a meteorologist desperate to stop the endless cycle of disorder that is ruling his life. If a butterfly flapping its wings on Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas, imagine what it could do to his love life.

BEST ANIMATION: Handshake, Producer/Director, Patrick Smith
HANDSHAKE
USA, 2004, 35 mm, 5 minutes
Producer/Director: Patrick Smith
An innocent greeting turns into a sticky tangled struggle for survival, illustrating the twists and turns of love at first sight.


BEST SHORT: Smart Card, Producer/Director, James Oxford; Writer, Joseph Anaya
SMART CARD
USA, 2005, 35mm, 16 minutes
Producer/Director: James Oxford
Writer: Joseph Anaya
Cast: David Kriegel, Bret Roberts, Bill A .Jones, Brad Greenquist
This is a story about a man who realizes that his perfect automated life is not in his control but the corporation who created the system. After the discovery, does he have the will or the power left to excape?


BEST FEATURE: FALLING, Producer/Director/Writer, Clayton Allis
FALLING
USA, 2004, Video, 83 minutes
Writer/Producer/Director: Clayton Allis
Cast: Sean Souza, Jenna Martinez, Malcolm Foster Smith, Armin Parsanejad, Jose Sanchez,
A man faces the family and friends of the petty criminal who died saving him. To repay the debt, he tries to be the perfect substitute husband and father to the dead man's widow and son.


BEST DOCUMENTARY: Choppertown: The Sinners, Writer/Producer/Directors: Scott DiLalla & Zack Coffman
CHOPPERTOWN: THE SINNERS
USA, 2005, Video, 90 minutes, World Premiere
Writers/Producers/Directors: Scott Di Lalla and Zack Coffman
This documentary is about a hot rod and biker club known as the Sinners. Modern day greasers, the Sinners are all about the old school. None of them is old enough to have experience the hot rod heydays of the 50's & 60's but they still live on the edge of society chopping cars, and bikes and searching for vintage parts to make their 'Rat Rods”, “”Trumps”, “Mercs” and “Bobbers” into rolling works of art.

BEST FOREIGN FILM: Dual Citizen, (from Canada), Director, Christy Garland
DUAL CITIZEN
(d. Christy Garland, Canada) 13 min, 2002
DUAL CITIZEN is a welcome and breezy comedy about Bob (David Bolt), a retired Canadian who lives in Floriday. It's Canada Day and Bob decides to raise a Canadian flag for the occasion, but since the Fourth of July is only days away, his neighbours insist he take the flag down. Offended, Bob leaves his Maple Leaf flag up. Never in his wildest dreams did he think it would disappear.

The festival is ‘extended’ thanks to the Movie Experience 10 at Tower Plaza with additional days showcasing more filmwork from Indie filmmakers and further expands the exposure of creative works from emerging artists with “Best of the Fest” encore presentation screenings from September 19-22nd, 2005.
For more info. go to: www.tviff.com or call Festival Director, Jo Moulton: 951/699-5514 jmmoulton@earthlink.net.
For media information, contact: Stacey Kumagai at 818/506-8675 or mediamonster@yahoo.com or Shari Crall at 951/323-6509 or scrall@adelphia.net


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