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Burbank International Film Festival Announces 2019 Winners And Finalists


The 11th Annual Burbank International Film Festival announced its winners at their closing night Awards Show and Reception held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel on September 8. This year's honorees included Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Over 200 short and full-length films by up-and-coming filmmakers were screened during September 4-8 at the AMC Burbank 16.


*Winners highlighted in bold text.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ed Asner

Garry Marshall Spirit Award: Marion Ross

Honorees - Writing: Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel

2019 Awareness Award: Documentary Short Film - ONE

FEATURE FILM FINALISTS: Right Before Your Eyes, Chubby Café, Relish, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, Senior Love Triangle, A Brand New Kitchen

Best Drama: Relish
Best Comedy: Senior Love Triangle
Best Faith-Based: A Brand New Kitchen
Best Feature Film: Max Winslow and The House of Secrets

Animated - Short: The Wrong Rock, Mogu and Perol, The Blues Crab, Snip, Ameratsu

LA County Student Filmmakers: Dear McKraken, NicoTeen, Starfish, Dreamcatcher

Comedy - Short Films: Porch Light, Nailed, Chowchilla, Scott and Lenny go to Thai Town, Skin: The Movie, The Last Christiansa??

Documentary - Feature Length: Stallone: Frank That Is, ONE, Animal Pharm: Where Beasts Meet Biotech, Man on the Bus, Campesino, Where There is Darkness

Documentary - Short: Can We All Get Along, Composite, Song of the Open Road, Still Plays With Trains, The Death of Mr. Tamimi's Foot, Talk To Me Niko: Rescuing Rhinos In South Africa

Drama - Short Films: Disorder, Cemetery Tales, Leveling Up, From This Day Forward, When The Train Stops, Sides of the Horn

Faith-Based Short Films: Saved - Escape from Kim's Regime, Warriors of Lourdes, Mystical Crises, Sent Forth

Films By Women - Short: On The Other Side, Kool, 10 Syllables, Lalos House, Red Watch, Chance of Showers, Then & Now

Foreign Language - Feature: In Full Bloom, Curtiz, NO-ONE, Lament

Foreign Language - Short: The Heritage, Wanderer Wanderer, Rewind, Portraitist, Seven Seas

Horror/Thriller - Short Films: Smiley Death Face, The Sound, Spitting Image, Ricochet, The Faceless Man

Los Angeles County Student Filmmakers Award: Dear McCracken, Starfish, NicoTeen, Dreamcatcher

New Media: Outrageous, Badge of a Quitter, All Talk: The Series, Agness and Estelle

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Thriller - Feature Films: My Soul To Keep, Volition, Other Monsters, Creators/The Past, Into Darkness, Home With A View Of The Monster

Science Fiction/Fantasy - Short Films: Tale of the Kite, The Way The Future was, a??Mr. Sushi, Deadpool the Musical 2, Sparks

Screenplays - Original: The Choice Machine, The True Fairy Tale of the Mythical Superghero, Burning Down, Katie Killed Brian, The Fall, A Dog Movie, Impaired Innocence, The Bohemian Alchamist, Luana, The Lease of nature, Fever, Bonspiel, Mammon's Bidding, Natasha Mail Order Bride Escape to America

Screenplays - Adapted: Stubblefield, Bear Witness: Murder Among Sisters, Agent Thumb, The Time Machine, Buddha's Shadow

Student Films: Super, Don't Croak, First Position, How to live your life Correctly,

Film Scores / Musical Composition - Short films: 8, Construct, Final Curtain, The Ribbon

Film Scores / Musical Composition - Feature films: American Mirror, Imitations of Immortality, Max Winslow, My Soul to Keep, Dream Killer, Rock n' Roll Eddie

LGBTQ Short Films: Hank, Ladylike, Hiding in Daylight, Dream House

Best Actor: Chad Michael Murray (Max Winslow and the House of Secrets), Timothy V. Murphy (In Full Bloom), Peter Jacobson (The Hour After Westerly) Vincent D'Onofrio (It's A Mess)

Best Actress: Cheri Oteri (Turkey's Done), Jade Chynoweth (Max Winslow and the House of Secrets) Hana Hayes (Relish), Sondra Currie (Take My Hand), Traci Lords (Cemetary Tales: A Tale of two Sisters)

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