Southern States Indie FanFilmFest 2020

SUBMISSIONS CLOSING OCT. 15

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Due to the pandemic and the continuing rise in cases already this fall, these changes are underway: 1) we are closing submissions early and have moved the Final Submission Deadline up to Oct. 15, 2020, 2) we will first judge films based on seasonal submission periods and award seasonal laurels - see ~ SSIFFF 2020 SEASONAL CATEGORY WINNERS ~ below, 3) after all films have been judged we will announce Festival Selections - by the Dec. 5th notification date, 4) shortly thereafter we will announce Festival Winners, 5) we will set up a "Film Share Week" for selected filmmakers to share their films with other selected filmmakers who opt to participate, and lastly 6) ALL SELECTED FILMS from this year will be invited to the next live SSIFFF event, and all who opt to attend will have their films screened.

~ SSIFFF 2020 SEASONAL CATEGORY WINNERS ~

AUTUMN SEASON - coming soon!

SUMMER SEASON - coming soon!

SPRING SEASON

 

Best Feature Film - No Ordinary Love

Best Featurette - Revelation, Alabama

 

Best Short Film - Hanger's Limb

 

Best Southern States Short - Salting the Fly

Best Short Short - Don't Die

Best Art House/Experimental/Film Noir/Silent - Interview With Marilyn

Best Smart Phone Film - Phony

Best Animated Film - King of the House

 

Best Feature Documentary - The Offline Playlist

Best Southern States Feature Documentary - The Builder

Best Short Documentary - On the Edge

 

Best Southern States Short Documentary - How Great Thou Art

Best Web Series - Chrysali​s

Best Music Video - You're the Kinds Guy/Michelle Rose

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PAST EVENTS - AWARD RECIPIENTS

Southern States Indie FanFilmFest 2019

Biloxi, Gulf Coast, MS, USA January 2020

#SSIFFF​

Best of Fest - Easy Does It

 

Atman Award for Diversity in Film - Who Is James Meredith?

 

Best Southern States Film - Catatonia

FILM CATEGORY

Feature - This World Won't Break      Featurette - Watermark      English Language Short - Portrait of a Woman at Dawn     

 

Foreign Language Short - The House in the Suburbs      Southern States Short - Catatonia        Horror - Room 566

 

Comedy - We Should Hang Out More       Animated Film - The Ribbon       Drone - Day Thirty-Three

 

Experimental/Art House/Film Noir - SPIRIT: A Martian Story      Short Short - Another Love Story

 

Feature Documentary - Forced Change    Short Documentary - Ashes to Ashes    

 

Southern States Short Documentary - Water is Life     Student Film - Gasp

 

DIRECTOR

 

Feature - Easy Does It/Will Addison     

 

Featurette - Inhaling Red/Scott Allan Pardue

 

Foreign Language Film - It Comes From the Heavens/Oldren Romero

 

English Language Short - For Hope/James P. Rees     

 

Southern States Short - Magnolia & Clementine/Ashley Shelton          

 

Comedy - The Ham Sandwich/Paul Catalanotto     

 

Horror - Ghost in the Gun/Andrew Chen

 

Talented New Director  - Jules/Alexandra Gilbreath

 

ACTRESS

 

Feature or Featurette - Watermark/Katie Peabody         

 

Comedy or Horror - Ethnically Ambiguous/Tiffany Phillips

 

English Language Short - Portrait of a Woman at Dawn/Elizabeth Roberts

 

Foreign Language Short - The House in the Suburbs/Eleni Sani      

 

Southern States Short - Lillian/Shanae'a Moore

 

Supporting Actress  - Easy Does It/Linda Hamilton

TALENTED YOUNG ACTOR or ACTRESS

Soul Bones/Lucien Rattray

 

ACTOR

 

Feature or Featurette - Easy Does It/BenMatheny & Matthew Martinez      Comedy - Chronic/Bill Rogers 

 

English Language Short - Dreaming of the Moon/Tony Greengrass     Southern States Short - Swagger Back/Lawrence Green

Foreign Language Short - It Comes from the Heavens/Carlos Rafael Sanchez Vazquez

 

Horror - Fifty/Sasha Golberg     Supporting Actor - This World Won't Break/Matthew Posey     

CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

Feature - Limbo/Joe Stauffer        Featurette - Chapter 9/Jake Brown     

 

English Language Short - Bella/John Spencer     Southern States Short - I Resign/Jay Mohan

 

Foreign Language Film - It Comes from the Heavens/Alexander Gonzales      

MUSIC, POSTER, TRAILER

 

Feature or Featurette - This World Won't Break/Michael Paraskevas   

 

Short Film - The Blurry World of Marcello Casagrande/Luigi Porto

 

Original Song - The Island of Dr. Moron/Mission Statement     

Music Video - Across the River and Into the Trees/Enzo De Rosa

 

Southern States Music Video - I Will Survive/Don Smith

 

Trailer - Crowbar

 

Movie Poster - Lillian

 

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Southern States Indie FanFilmFest 2018

Biloxi, Gulf Coast, MS, USA January 2019

#SSIFFF

AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Best of Fest - Rice

 

Atman Award for Diversity in Film - Marching Forward

 

Best Southern States Film - The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle

FILM CATEGORY

Feature - Technicolour Daydream     Featurette - Esther’s Attic      English Language Short - Jump     

 

Foreign Language Short - Carro     Southern States Short - Scarlet Begonias       Comedy - The Writer   

 

Horror - The Invaders         Animated Film - Day of the Western Sunrise        Drone - Namibia       Web Series - Momtress 

 

Experimental/Art House/Film Noir - Liquid Soul       Silent Film - Poster Boy    Smartphone Film - Apartment 14

 

Feature Documentary - Day of the Western Sunrise      Short Documentary - Sugar Glass Ceilings     

 

Southern States Documentary - Sound and Sole        Music Video - Crosstie Town             Trailer - Death and Compromise 

 

DIRECTOR

 

Feature or Featurette - Beside Me (Tedy Necula)     Southern States Feature or Featurette - Luke & Jo (Joshua Overbay)

 

English Language Short - The Conversation (Adam Ethan Crow)   Foreign Language Short - Bhauvra (Saraswathi Balgam)

 

Southern States Short - Nashedonia (Will Berry)      Comedy - Incommunicado (John Marcucci)  

 

Web Series  - I Do (Nathalie Schmidt)    Talented New Director  - Sunrise, Sunset (Hannah Roark)

Talented Student Filmmaker - Bingo Night (Brooklyn Alexander)

ACTRESS

 

Feature or Featurette - Rice (Valerie Fortin)            English Language Short - Girl (Lindsay Trachtenberg

 

Foreign Language Short - Simple Simon (Amelie Radulescu)      Southern States Short - Polished (Andie Morgenlander)

 

Comedy - Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! (Kelly O’Neal) 

 

Web Series  - The So-So You Don’t Know (Sachi Parker)    

 

Supporting Actress  - The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle (Stephanie Northrup)

 

ACTOR

 

Feature or Featurette - Synthetic Phoenix (Ryan Perich)       English Language Short - The Conversation (Corey Johnson)

Foreign Language Short - I Killed Vincent (Cyril Caumont)    Southern States Short - A Leg Up (Phoenix Washington)

 

Comedy - Incommunicado (Felipe Viana)            Supporting Actor Drama - Last Call (Dustin Prince)

 

Supporting Actor Comedy - Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! (Robin Spriggs) 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

Feature or Featurette - Rice (Alex Vargas)          English Language Short - Peggy (Justin O’Neal Miller) 

 

Foreign Language Film - Cold Feet (Toshiya Chimura)       Southern States Short - A Leg Up (Derek Bauer)

SOUNDTRACK, SONG, POSTER

 

English Language Feature or Featurette - The Pea Shooter (Teri Lennox)   English Language Short - Dreamwisher (Asaf Sagiv)

 

Foreign Language Film - Sisya, The Disciple (Sarit Sekhar Chatterjee)     Southern States Short - Ripe Figs (Eric Laws)

 

Original Song - Epic Quest, Sevrin the Magnificent Mage (Philip Derochie)    Movie Poster - Sur'vi

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Southern States Indie FanFilmFest 2017

Biloxi, Gulf Coast, MS, USA January 2018

#SSIFFF

 

AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

Best of Fest - Zelos

 

Atman Award for Diversity in Film - Staring Down Fate

 

Best Southern States Film - The Importance of Sex Education

FILM CATEGORY

 

Feature Film - She, The Sergeant Matacho     Featurette - Tyson!     English Language Short - It Gets Better?

 

Foreign Language Short - Baba      Best Southern States Short - Christine     Animated Film ​ - Blows with the Wind

 

Comedy Film - The Importance of Sex Education      Drone Film - Kiss​     Experimental/Art House/Silent - Xing

 

Smart Phone Film - Signal      Web Series Pilot - Sounds of Freedom       Short Short - Balloon

 

Feature Documentary - Outcaste - The House that Carol Built     Short Documentary - The Healing of Heather Garden

 

Southern States Documentary - House of Saints    Top Trailer - Inherit the Stars​

 

DIRECTOR

 

Feature - Just a Fling (Gorune Aprikian)

 

Featurette - Last Dream for the Moon (Octavian Repede)

 

English Language Short - The Importance of Sex Education (L. Elizabeth Powers)

 

Foreign Language Short - Baby One More Time (Paolo Turro)

 

Talented New Director - Xing (Rosa Costanza)

 

Southern States Short - Barrow (Daniel Earney)

 

Talented Student Filmmaker - The Secret Life of Balloons (Lauren Graham, Nina Graham)

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

Feature - Ann (Sofia Oggioni)     Featurette  - One Year on a Bike (Martijn & Siebren Doolaard, Julian Wunderle, Hanz Lasthuis)

 

English Language Short - Imbolc (Rory Moore)       Foreign Language Short - The Victim (Rassam Feali)

 

Southern States Short - House of Saints (Gerry Melendez)      Short Short - Forgotten Birmingham (Ben McCafferty)

 

ACTRESS

Feature or Featurette ​- She, The Sergeant Matacho (Fabiana Medina)      English Language Short - Pickup (Mandy Evans)

 

Foreign Language Short - The Victim (Shahrzad Borjian)     Southern States Short - Greenwood (Tammy Thomas)

 

Supporting Actress Drama - Zelos (Ainslie McGlynn)        Supporting Actress Comedy - This is Jack (Amanda Tepe)

ACTOR

 

Feature or Featurette - Zelos (Ben Mortley)      English Language Short - It Gets Better? (Gys DeVilliers)

 

Foreign Language Short - Time Escapers (Cyril Benoit)      Southern States Short - Christine (Logan Reinhart)

Comedy - Those Shoes! (Crafty St. James)       Supporting Actor - Mombie (Nate Wells)

SOUNDTRACK, SONG

     

Feature or Featurette - Do U Want It? (Eric Heigle, Andy Rathbone, Kirkland Middleton)

 

English Language Short - Deirdre (Audio Network)

 

Foreign Language Short - Baba (Nadaka)

 

Southern States Short - Mombie (N.T. Bullock)      

 

Original Song - Wilmington on Fire (Voice of the Regular People/Ness Lee)

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