DIY FILM FESTIVAL NAMES WINNERS OF 11th ANNUAL COMPETITION

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HOLLYWOOD, Ca (February 14, 2013) _ The DIY Film Festival has named the winners of its 11th annual competition honoring the best of independent and self-produced film.


The feature-length documentary “Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds” was named best picture for the event. An elegiac look at the birth of the universe, the film was directed by Daniel Schmidt.

Musician/composer Thomas Dolby was named best director for his “The Invisible Lighthouse,” a haunting examination of a landmark near his family’s home on the coast of Suffolk in East Anglia. Dolby will perform as part of the screening of the film during the private awards reception on Friday, March 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

Other winners in the competition:

BEST STUDENT SHORT

WINNER: “Stray,” directed by Brendan Dean

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • “Bookstore,” submitted by Alexander Haney
  • “Statue,” directed by Andrew Bryan
  • “Black,” submitted by Mason Howard

 

BEST DRAMATIC SHORT:

WINNER: “Disconnection,” submitted by Kristine Gerolaga

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • “Elegy for a Revolutionary,” directed Paul van Zyl
  • “The Drop,” submitted by Marvelyne Engel
  • “Long Days After,” submitted by Noel Taylor
  • “Welcome,” submitted by Max Loera

 

BEST COMEDY SHORT

WINNER: “2nd Avenue,” submitted by Joe Gabriel

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • “Evil,” directed by Brendan Dean,
  • “We Think Nate Terrence is Dead,” submitted by Nate Terrence

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:

WINNER: “How Not to Rob A Bank,” submitted by Susanne Allen

HONORABLE MENTION: “Rock 01,” submitted by Erdi Yao

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:

WINNER: The Invisible Lighthouse,” directed by Thomas Dolby

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • “Nile Perch,” directed by Josh Gibson
  • “I is Another,” directed by Kelly Donnellan

 

BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE

WINNER: “Francis of Brooklyn,” directed by Josh Wick