Link to 2006 Official Selections-Reviews
2006 Awards Night
OCTOBER 6 - OAKS THEATRE - BERKELEY
Pam McCann - M.C. Friday Awards Night
Mark Birnbaum & his " THE BIG BUY: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress"
was the Festivals Documentary favorite.
Warren Moliken, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager of DiscMakers
& Hoku Uchiyama receiving Disc Makers Award for 2006 for "ROSE"
Watch Hoku's award presentation:
Hoku Uchiyama accepts Grand Festival Award
Waylon Bacon's "POSTER BOY" receives Grand Fest Award in Comedy
Colin V. Barton - Grand Fest Award in Experimental Cinema -"Friend Film"
The Nick Roth Trio performing at the Festival Awards Ceremony
Brendan Borrell "Double - Spaced: A Berkeley Comedy"
accepts Grand Festival Award for Features
John Forte's "Yosemite": Spirits Among the Rocks"
receives Grand Festival Documentary Award
LaDonna Witmer & Michelle M. Brown "TwoFaced" Grand Fest Award in Arts
Katie McDowell of Houston accepts her Grand Fest Award-Young Producer for
"The Substitute" - Jungle Software Gorilla Award
Padric Payton accepts Grand Fest Doc Award for Rick & Sharon Ray's
"10 Questions for the Dalai Lama"
Alan Ransil & his "The Last Judgement" get Grand Festival - Young Producers Award
"A Thousand Words" - Expressions School for Digital Arts - Emeryville
Grand Fest Student Filmmakers Award
Jacob Schwartz accepts Grand Fest Award - Young Producer
for "Mission Space 2" co-produced with Kevin Horowitz
Oaks Theatre - Friday Evening Awards
M.Vapour, James Molesky, Attorney & Kim on Saturday
Additional Awards List
Festival Schedule & Official Selection Award Winners List
Final Screening Selections
2005 AWARDS & RECEPTION
The "Soldier of God" himself, actor Tim Abel, accepts the Grand Festival pecial Recognition Award for Feature on behalf of Mir Bahmanyar and Anabasis Films.
Eli Akira Kaufman & JB Powell accept the "Disc Makers" Grand Festival Special Recognition Award for Student Filmmakers-Short Feature for "Winning the Peace".
Gorham Kindem accepts the Grand Festival Award for his Documentary "Beyond the Wall".
Elan Glasser accepts his Grand Festival Award in Student Filmmaking for his Short Feature "Induction".
Ken Kimmelman accepts Grand Festival Award in the Arts from Mel Vapour for "Hot Afternoons have been in Montana" & schmoozes at reception.
Kelleth Chinn's "Apartment 202" wins Grand Festival Award for his Digital Feature that was an audience 'opening night' fave.
Paul Kealoha Blake, President of East Bay Media Center and Carolyn Erbele sample Briana Taylors catering.
Filmmaker, Attorney & '60's counter culture hero, R.G.Shalhoub, accepts the Grand Festival Special Recognition "Gorilla Software" Award for his Ethnographic film, "One Man's Treasure", truly, the 'peoples' choice favorite of 2005.
BV&FF Donor & Patron, David A.Woodrow, Filmmaker R.G.Shalhoub & Latvian Freedom Fighter, Andris Cukurs, mug & enjoy Briana Taylors catering.
Tomoe Umeda accepts Grand Festival Award for her Short Feature, "Sun After Darkness".
Ethan Kuperberg accepts the Grand Festival Award for Young Producers for his Short Feature, "Anthony in the Key of B".
New York Filmmaker Peter Bolte accepts his Grand Festival Special Recognition "Gorilla Software" Award for his Short Feature "V.O." & Best of Festival Award for his Experimental work "Liver-Colored Dew"
BV&FF Director Mel Vapour, Professor and Media Author Lalo Valdez and BV&FF Patron/Donor David A.Woodrow outside the Oaks Theatre.
Nonny de la Peña
"Nothing Really Happens"
"The Stoned Channel"
Karen Michel & Laura Black
Kevin Walker & Patrick Ouziel
Hannie J. Voyles
"The Children of Fate"
"There's Something About W"
"Eyes on the Fries"
"Daughters of Everest"
"America Deserves Better"
Peter C. Turner
Janice & Brad Burchell
Woodrow claims the record for viewing 46 films at BV&FF 04.
Awards Nite Reception
Friday, October 15, 2004
BV&FF 2004 was made possible by the contributions of all the filmmakers, the audiences, supporters, and our sponsors. Thank you.
|Filmmaker Allen Willis receives Lifetime Achievement Award from BV&FF Director Mel Vapour.|
|Filmmaker John Szabo receives Grand Festival Award - Short Features "on behalf of every bald person in the world."|
|Filmmaker Marjorie Sturm receives Grand Festival Award - Short Features for Smoke the Pipe Dream|
"Thanks again for everything! My friends and I really enjoyed the
films. A lot of provocative and political ones that stirred a lot of discussion...
from the Black Panther oral history to drag kings. Very cool."
- Marjorie Sturm "Smoke the Pipe Dream"
"Thank you for all of your efforts for the festival... I have never seen my work projected so beautifully. I hear from my film maker friends in NYC that the turn out was very solid for the BV&FF as compared to festivals they have attended."
- Carol Saft "My Brother Todd"
"Thanks for having our film played at your festival. It was really cool. Thanks again!"
- Sage Drake & John Westernoff "The Personals"
"Thanks for everything! I had a great time. Congrats on a great festival... Just got the trophy, thanks!!!"
- Jenny Andrews "The 'Bathroom' Agreement"
"Just wanted to thank you guys for the trophy..."
- Damon Packard "The Untitled STAR WARS Mocumentary"
|Jerry Leddy accepts Grand Festival Special Recognition Award - Documentary on behalf of New York filmmaker Mike Lennon.||Filmmaker Kia Simon receives Grand Festival Award - Music Video for The Dive. Kia adds this award to her seven prior BV&FF major awards collection.|
|Filmmakers Kim Caviness & Lyn Vaus receives Grand Festival Award - Features for Temptation.|
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