Southern States Indie FanFilmFest 2022

On the Gulf Coast, USA

~ Listed as Southern States Indie Film Fest on IMDb ~

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022 SEASON!

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~ SSIFFF​ 2021 was not scheduled or held due to the Covid-19 pandemic ~

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PAST EVENTS:

#SSIFFF​ 2020

Listed as Southern States Indie Film Fest on IMDb ~

2020 FESTIVAL AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Best of Fest - Augustus

Atman Award for Diversity in Film - Shaw Rising

Best Southern States Film - Salting the Fly

FILM CATEGORIES BY TYPE

Best Feature - Torn: Dark Bullets

Best Southern States Feature - Bastard's Crossing

Best Featurette - Calf Rope

Best Southern States Featurette - Funeral of a Nation: A Musical Essay

Best Short - Augustus

Best Foreign Language Short - Manasanamaha

Best Southern States Short - Salting the Fly

Best Comedy - The Casserole Brigade

Best Fantasy/Horror - Deus Otiosus: The Idle God

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

Best Short Short - Ramble

Best Smart Phone Film - Frankie and Jude: Star Wars - The Search for Jude

Best Animated Film - Division Series

Best English Language Web Series - Bottled Up

Best Foreign Language Web Series - Chrysalis

Best Southern States Web Series - Tank Talk

Best First Film - Your Name

Best Student Film - Hanger's Limb

Best Music Video - Peace/Matthew J. Thomas

Top Trailer - Wisper

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

Best Feature Documentary - The Offline Playlist

Best Southern States Feature Documentary - Blood, Bone & Stone

Best Short Documentary - The Pink House

Best Southern States Short Documentary - Stories Happen in Forests

SOUNDTRACK / SONG / POSTER

 

Best Original Soundtrack over 20 minutes - The Huntress: Rune of the Dead

Best Original Soundtrack 20 minutes or less - Augustus

Best Song with Lyrics - Tidal Wave (from Unsafe)

Best Song (Instrumental) - R. J. Fighting To Live

Movie Poster - The Dark Places

~ #SSIFFF​ 2020 SEASONAL CATEGORY WINNERS ~

AUTUMN SEASON

Best Feature Film - Bastard's Crossing

Best Featurette - Funeral of a Nation: A Musical Essay

Best Short Film - Augustus

Best Southern States Short (tie) - Lessons from a Moonwalk (and) A Violent Storm

Best Short Short - Petalers

Best Art House/Experimental/Film Noir/Silent - R. J. Fighting To Live

Best Smart Phone Film - Black Lives Matter

Best Animated Film - Chums

Best Feature Documentary (tie) - Hard Road of Hope (and) Last Call for Tomorrow

Best Southern States Feature Documentary - Blood, Bone & Stone

Best Short Documentary - How We Vote Here

Best Southern States Short Documentary - Sheltered

Best Web Series - Tank Talk

Best Music Video - She Moved Through the Fair

Best Song (Instrumental) - R. J. Fighting To Live

Best Song with Lyrics - Come Away With Me

SUMMER SEASON

Best Feature Film - Torn: Dark Bullets

Best Featurette - Calf Rope

Best Short Film (tie) - Manasanamaha (and) Deus Otiosus

Best Southern States Short (tie) - The Casserole Brigade (and) The Dark Places Film

Best Short Short - Ramble

Best Art House/Experimental/Film Noir/Silent - Keu-ri-seu-ma-seu (Christmas)

Best Smart Phone Film - Cops and Robbers

Best Animated Film - Division Series

Best Feature Documentary - The One and Only Jewish Miss America

Best Southern States Feature Documentary - Shaw Rising

Best Short Documentary - The Pink House

Best Southern States Short Documentary - Stories Happen in Forests

Best Web Series - Bottled Up

Best Music Video - Peace/Matthew J. Thomas

Best Song - Tidal Wave (from Unsafe)

SPRING SEASON

Best Feature Film - No Ordinary Love

Best Featurette - Revelation, Alabama

Best Short Film (tie) - Your Name (and) 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

Best Song (tie) - Moment: Theme Song from Countdown (and) The Ice Cream Man: Regret Never Tasted So Sweet

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#SSIFFF​ 2019

Biloxi, MS, USA January 2020

~ Listed as Southern States Indie Film Fest on IMDb ~

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

Student Film - Gasp

Southern States Short Documentary - Water is Life

 

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/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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#SSIFFF​ 2018

Biloxi, MS, USA January 2019

~ Listed as Southern States Indie Film Fest on IMDb ~

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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#SSIFFF​ 2017

Biloxi, MS, USA January 2018

~ Listed as Southern States Indie Film Fest on IMDb ~

 

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)