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NYIIFVF: New York Film and Video Festival Awards

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces the winners from its highly successful fall film extravaganza in Los Angeles. As alway, the NYIIFVF showcased a diverse range of features and shorts from all over the world and the scope of the festival ranged from high profile to novice, so one may experience an array of films and individuals driven by independent movie making.

NYIIFVF founder and executive producer Stuart Alson commented, "I am delighted that so many striking and professional films were screened at our LA event. The filmmakers deserve recognition for all their hard work and we hope the awards help pave the way for success in this competitive industry.”

Los Angeles 2006 Awards

Grand Jury Prize Category

Best Feature- MAD BAD

Best Short- Brothers

Best Documentary (Feature)- Ghost Adventures

Best Documentary (Short)- Shooting Henry Hill

Best Animation- The Tragical Histoire of Guidolon, The Giant Space Chicken

Best Director – Kamal Ahmed for “Rapturious”

Screen Craft Award
Best Feature- Indigo Hearts
Best Short- What If
Best Documentary (Feature) – Ghost Fleet: The Epic Voyage of Zheng He
Best Documentary (Short) – Willie Frances Must Die Again
Best Director – Chris McIntyre for “Hell to Pay”
Best Actor – Clayne Crawford in “F8 (Fate)”

Honorable Mention
Best Feature- The Devil Wears Spurs
Best Short- Waiting Room
Best Documentary – Why Okinawa? Messages from the People

International Film Awards
Best Feature- Film Festival (Kinofestival)
Best Short- Blighty
Best Documentary- El Barrio
Best Director – Chris Stone for “Mirage”
Best Cinematography – Holiday

Feature Film-Genre Awards
Best Drama- Fragments of Daniela
Best Horror- Chill
Best Comedy – What’s the Vig?
Best Dark Comedy- Under the Radar
Best Mockumentary – A Study in the Orientation of Han Sum
Best Mystery – The Passage

Short Film-Genre Awards
Best Drama - Atrophy
Best Comedy- Caught Off Tard
Best Suspense – The Binge
Best Film Noir – Too Bad
Best Thriller- F8 (Fate)
Best Action – The Vendetta
Best Music Video- Today’s Hero
Best Childrens- Watching Mikey
Best Horror – Paramnesia
Best Sci-Fi – French Bomber Detective
Best Animation – Public Bath
Best Experimental – Basket of Sane

Best Director Awards
Feature- Serge Rodnunsky for “Indigo Hearts”
Short- Tom Kennedy for “The Bartender”
Documentary – Mavash Mossaed for “I paint a woman’s life in my culture…(Unveiling)”

Best Directorial Debut Awards
Feature- Richard J. Swank for “Simon’s Shadows”
Short- Fernando Scarpa for “Brothers”
Documentary- Spencer Mandel for “God’s Open Hand”

Documentary Awards
Best Social- Caridad Madre Mia
Best Urban – The Forgotten City
Best Geographical - Alaska – The Land Beyond
Best Music/Hip-Hop - East Tennessee Hard Hitters
Best Spiritual - Simon The Stylite “The Closest to Heavens”
Best Historical – Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings, Volume I: The New Atlantis
Best War - Mom is at War

For screener copies, and additional information about the NYIIFVF, please contact Nicole Holland at 702-263-4480.

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