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Fourth Annual Green Bay Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Fourth Annual Green Bay Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Film Green Bay announced today the jury and audience award-winning films at the 2014 Green Bay Film Festival. The awards were presented Sunday, February 23 during the closing night of the Fourth Annual Green Bay Film Festival.

The Best Director Award was presented to How to Become a Criminal Mastermind (United Kingdom), directed by Henry Scriven, for its overall composition and superb comedic timing.

The Best Screenplay Award was presented to Southern Baptist Sissies (United States), written by Del Shores, for its rich dialogue about the complexities of growing up both Baptist and gay.

The Best Cinematographer Award was presented to Faces - Volti (Italy), cinematography by Valerio Coccoli, for its dramatic rendering of theater scenes through the eyes of a boy with Down syndrome.

Audience Awards were presented to Gabriel (Poland) in the Children and Family category, Fifty Lakes One Island (U.S.) in Documentaries, Swim Little Fish Swim (U.S.) in Features, All it Takes is a Second (France) in Shorts, Euphoria (Canada) in the 'In Focus' category, Yellow Fever (U.S.) in the Native American category, and Jens Jensen The Living Green (U.S.) in the Wisconsin category.

The ten titles receiving awards were among ninety independent films that screened February 21 to 23 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center as part of the Green Bay Film Festival.

"Film Green Bay is truly honored to support the work of emerging and established filmmakers from Wisconsin and all over the world," said Festival Director Cyndee Sweetland.

The Festival is presented by Film Green Bay, a nonprofit organization. The Fifth Annual Green Bay Film Festival will be held March 2015.

Film Green Bay, a 501(c)(3) corporation, was founded in 2010 by a group of community leaders responding to the growing interest in the art of film in Northeast Wisconsin. The mission of Film Green Bay is to provide a rich cultural and educational experience for our community and Visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for filmmaking and film appreciation.

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