Knoxville Film Festival

2016 Awards

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Knoxville Film Festival!   The awards go to…

Narrative Feature
1st Place: JUNE FALLING DOWN by Rebecca Weaver
2nd Place: JASMINE by Dax Phelan
3rd Place: RIDGE RUNNERS by Hunter West
Audience Favorite: RIDGE RUNNERS by Hunter West

Narrative Short
1st Place: WORTH THE WAIT by John Sinclair & Joel P. Perry
2nd Place: THE MOTHER by Paolo Monico
3rd Place: HERE LIES JOE by Mark Battle
Audience Favorite: WINTER’S JOURNEY by Susanne Boeing

Documentary Feature
1st Place: 91% by John Richie
2nd Place: PECH RIVER BOYS: TALES FROM AFGHANISTAN by Shannon & Jenny Fontenot
3rd Place: EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER by Ray Castro
Audience Favorite: 91% by John Richie

Documentary Short
1st Place: THE KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS: UNRIVALED by Nicky Alfieri
2nd Place: BOTTOMLESS by Veronique Vanblaere
3rd Place: LIFT LIKE A GIRL by Allie Sultan
Audience Favorite: VISIONARY by Caroline Knight

Web Series Pilot
1st Place: BOUNTY MOMMA by Wendy Keeling
2nd Place: SLICE by Marzy Hart
3rd Place: STATE OF FRANKLIN by Mitch Moore
Audience Favorite: STATE OF FRANKLIN by Mitch Moore

Tennessee Film Narrative
1st Place: HELEN AND THE GREATEST OF ALL by Matthew Fisher
2nd Place: THE SAURUS by Drew Maynard
3rd Place: MARY & MONTGOMERY by Emily Mastrapa
Audience Favorite: HELEN AND THE GREATEST OF ALL by Matthew Fisher

Tennessee Film Documentary
1st Place: THE KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS: UNRIVALED by Nicky Alfieri
2nd Place: LIFT LIKE A GIRL by Allie Sultan
3rd Place: VISIONARY by Caroline Knight
Audience Favorite: VISIONARY by Caroline Knight

7-Day Shootout

BEST FILM: [$5,000 GRAND PRIZE] AFTER LIFE CRISIS | Skitchbook with Flashpoint Creative, Team Leader: Matt Brewster

ORNL Federal Credit Union Emerging Filmmaker Award [$1,000]: Nicholas Crockett | Terra Red

Best Poster: REAR VIEW | Twin Pines Pictures, Team Leader: Jeremy Lowery
Best Use of Music: ROBERT & NANCY | The vandygirls, Team Leader: Maranda & Elisa Vandergriff
Best Use of Elements: NEANDERBOB | Comedy Sutra, Team Leaders: Robert Ivkovic & Andrew McGary
Best Editing: AURA | Post Retro Productions, Team Leader: Jacob Boyd
Best Cinematography: HOME | WilBur, Team Leader: Kelly Burke & Curt Willis
Best Writing: AFTER LIFE CRISIS | Skitchbook with Flashpoint Creative, Team Leader: Matt Brewster
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Rachel Stacy | AURA | Post Retro Productions, Team Leader: Jacob Boyd
Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Forrest Ferguson | THE RECLUSE | D.A.M.N. Media, Team Leader: Madeline McAdams
Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Susannah Devereux| ADVICE & CONSENT | IGBA Productions, Team Leader: Kristen Dye
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Mitch Moore | ADVICE & CONSENT | IGBA Productions, Team Leader: Kristen Dye
Best Director:
Niles Maddox | THE RECLUSE | D.A.M.N. Media, Team Leader: Madeline McAdams
2nd Place:
THE RECLUSE | D.A.M.N. Media, Team Leader: Madeline McAdams
3rd Place:
ADVICE & CONSENT | IGBA Productions, Team Leader: Kristen Dye
Audience Favorite: THE RECLUSE | D.A.M.N. Media, Team Leader: Madeline McAdams

 

Student Filmmaking Competition

Student Filmmaking Competition

1st Place – Middle School
CRAIG POWERS – Rose Farahi / Jefferson Middle School

 

3rd Place – High School
FIST BUMPS VS. HIGH FIVES – Parker Korpak, Matthew Phillips, Foster Pearson / Farragut High School

2nd Place – High School
THE YELLOW WALLAPER – Jessica Borchert / Community Christian Academy

1st Place – High School
REC – Noah Mezzacappa, Lucas Baudry / Bearden High School

 

Scholarship Offerings

Parker Korpak
Memphis College of Art – $8,000 per year for a total of $32,000

 

Matthew Phillips
Memphis College of Art – $8,000 per year for a total of $32,000

 

Foster Pearson
Memphis College of Art – $8,000 per year for a total of $32,000

 

Jessica Borchert
Memphis College of Art – $10,000 per year for a total of $40,000
and
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film – $3,000 per year for a total of $12,000

 

Noah Mezzacappa
Memphis College of Art – $12,000 per year for a total of $48,000
and
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film – $4,000 per year for a total of $16,000

 

Lucas Baudry
Memphis College of Art – $12,000 per year for a total of $48,000
and
Watkins College of Art, Design and Film – $4,000 per year for a total of $16,000

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