~ The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners ~

 The next Accolade Global Film Competition deadline is February 17, 2017

Go to www.AccoladeCompetition.org for details

~  The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners  ~

(La Jolla, CA, December 2016) – The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.

~ Best of Show ~

Dax Phelan  –  Jasmine – Feature Film
Dax Phelan (USA), Jasmine, Film Feature – A year after his wife’s murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman, Leonard, is still reeling from the tragedy.  Having lost his job, friends and all sense of order in his life, he becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife’s grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.  The restrained pace lulls viewers until the jarring finale. Leonard is a precisely crafted character brought to life brilliantly by Jason Tobin (The Fast and the Furious, Pound of Flesh) who is both achingly sad and increasingly creepy.  With an excellent supporting cast including Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) , Byron Mann (The Man with the Iron Fists, Hawaii Five-0, The Big Short)and Sarah Lian.  With thoughtful direction, on point cinematography, intensive use of sound and a haunting soundtrack.

~ Award of Excellence Special Mention ~

Phillip Rhys (USA), The Scarecrow, Film Short – Randall feels the joy of his son and the pain of a lost love, but when encountering the Scarecrow, he discovers what ultimately unites us all. Poignant and heart breakingly honest. Golden Globewinner and Emmy Nominee Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and Darren Pettie (Mad Men, The Good Wife).

John J. Budion (USA), Life Now, Life Then, Film Feature – An introvert recounts the summer when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father.  A heart-warming and heart aching tale of love and loss.  Marjan Neshat (RoboCop), Keidrich Sellati (The Americans), Tanner Flood(Moonrise Kingdom), Colin Critchley (Breaking Brooklyn)

Patrick Osborne and David Eisenmann (USA), Pearl, Animation – Living in their car, a girl and her dad cross the country chasing their musical dreams. It’s about gifts, their power of love and finding grace in unlikely places.  Driven by and indelible and touching song, Oscar-winner Osborne brings extraordinary filmmaking to this charming film – part of the Google Spotlight series.

Andrea Kalin (USA), First Lady of the Revolution, Doc Feature – Emmy-Award winning Kalin tells the remarkable story of Southern belle Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign man and foreign land and became part of a revolution – and ultimately the first lady of Costa Rica.  Engaging, informative and entertaining.

Tony Germinario (USA), Bad Frank, Film Feature –  Frank leads a normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges his mask of sanity loosens.  Tom Sizemore(Natural Born Killers), Amanda Clayton (Scorceses’ Bleed for This), Brian OHalloran (Clerks), Boxing Champ Ray Boom-Boom Mancini, and a blistering performance by Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos).

Mark J. Blackman (United Kingdom), Ferried, Film Short –  Michael is intensely lonely and relies on a taxi to take him into town.  New driver Ahmed treats him like a friend to be made.  Featuring veteran actors Richard Cordery (Les Miserables)and Navin Chowdhry (Doctor Who).  A nuanced, emotional and painfully honest portrayal of isolation and kindness.

Doris Liu (Canada), In The Name Of Confucius, Doc Short – An exposé of China’s multi-billion dollar Confucius Institute program and the growing global controversies surrounding it including a loss of academic integrity, foreign influence, violations to human-rights codes, and potential infringements on national security. Reenactments star Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin.

Klaus Naumann, Naumann Film (Germany), MAN eMobility Truck, Industrial / Technical / Business – The first electronically operated MAN eMobility Truck has been shown in action in this exhibition film beautifully shot and crafted.  An ad made to look like a creative film it shows MAN – as a pioneer in the transport industry.

Wolff Brothers GmbH (Germany), Enjoyment – EQ9 Series, Sales / Branding – Part of a brilliant multi-media campaign capturing both technology and passion, the film intensively captures the fundamentals of coffee creation with a mirror to life’s esthetic, contemplative and emotional nature.

~ Award of Excellence ~

Ahmed Alkhudari (Kuwait), THE UNMISSING PART, Disability Issues (Student)

Andrea Wing (Canada), Africa Yoga Project, Women FilmmakersLog Out

Charles  Kinnane (United Kingdom), Generation Hope, Documentary Short

Cheryl Halpern (USA), WishMakers, Disability Issues

Dax Phelan (USA), JASMINE, Actor: Leading (Jason Tobin as Leonard To), Actor: Supporting (Byron Mann as The Suspect), Actress: Leading (Eugenia Yuan as Grace Wang), Direction (Dax Phelan), Cinematography (Guy Livneh), Editing (Chris Chan Lee), Original Score (Shie Rozow), Script / Writer (Dax Phelan), Sound Editing / Sound Mixing (Erick Jolley)

Derek Wayne Johnson (USA), John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs, Documentary Feature

Doris Liu (Canada), In The Name Of Confucius, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Women Filmmakers

Douglas Beer (Switzerland), Mary’s Loop, Film Feature

Giles Alderson, Lourdes Faberes and Jessica Henwick (United Kingdom), The Heart of the Forest, Film Short, Direction (Giles Alderson)

Glenn Gebhard (USA), Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution, Documentary Feature

Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi, and Jonathan Goodman Levitt (USA), Among the Believers, Islamic

Jade Chamberlain (Australia), My Name is Grace, Disability Issues, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest (Student)

Jane Rosemont (USA), Apotheosis, Experimental

Jeffrey Scott Gould (USA), Quiet Please…, Documentary Feature

Kevin McAfee (USA), The Samaritan, Documentary Feature

Klaus Naumann, Naumann Film (Germany), MAN eMobility Truck, Special Effects: Animation, Cinematography, Editing, Lighting, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery, Direction (Klaus Naumann), Script / Writer (Klaus Naumann)

Lauri Randla (Estonia), Mausoleum, Film Short (Student)

Lisa Cawthorne, The Fable Fox Group (United Kingdom), M Restaurants – £1.6 million Crowdfunding Campaign, Nonprofit / Fundraising, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery, Videography

Marianna Dean (United Kingdom), Symptoms, Women Filmmakers

Mayo Clinic (USA), Forever Looking Forward:  The Remarkable Life of Dr. Henry S. Plummer, Special Purpose Films

Michael Clayton (USA), The Dunning Man, Film Feature

Michael Raso (Australia), Solitude, Film Short

Michael Wong (China), The Story of 90 Coins, Film Short

Peter Dickson (Australia), The Final Draw, Documentary Feature

Po Chih Leong (USA), The Jade Pendant, Film Feature

Roberto D’Antona (Italy), The Reaping, Television – Pilot Program

Simon Easton (United Kingdom), Test Pilot School Promo, Educational / Instructional

Steve Hally (United Kingdom), Twisted Sobriety, Film Short

Taira Akbar, Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, Yachaywasi Films (Peru), When Two Worlds Collide, Documentary Feature

Tyna Ezenma (Nigeria), STRAW, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Wolff Brothers GmbH (Germany), Enjoyment – EQ9 Series, Commercial / Infomercial

Yutang Wang (China), CHOICE IN QUANTUM, Film Short

 ~ Award of Merit Special Mention ~

Bal Brach (Canada), Little India Big Business, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers

Bryce Berger, Derek Rose and Spencer Flannery (USA), Barbara Ingram School for the Arts – Dance Department, Special Purpose Productions and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts – Visual Arts Department, Special Purpose Productions

Cheryl Halpern (USA), WishMakers, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers

Chris and Maurice Micallef, CMM Productions (Malta), THE UNSOLVED MYSTERY, Doc Feature, Research, Special Effects: Animation, History / Biographical, Tourism / Travel, Cinematography, Creativity / Originality

Dax Phelan (USA), JASMINE, Actress: Supporting (Sarah Lian as Anna Z)

Freddy Rodriguez (USA), You’ll Never Know, Music Video

Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi, and Jonathan Goodman Levitt (USA), Among the Believers, Documentary Feature

Javier Fesser (Spain), Bienvenidos, Film Short

Juan Zapata (Brazil/Colombia), Another Forever, Actor: Supporting (Marlon Moreno as John)

MediaLab, Pacific Lutheran University (USA), Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Noel Izon (USA), An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines, Asian, Doc Feature, Jewish

Susan Downs (USA), The Big Secret, Doc Feature

Tim Richardson (USA), A Girl and Her Zombie, Film Short

Travis Lupher (USA), A Hero In All Of Us, Film Short

Vladimir Beldian (Russia), The Buzzing of a Bumblebee, Film Short (Student)

Waldemar Oldenburger (Germany), Len, Film Short

 ~ Award of Merit ~

Adam Dufour (USA), Andy’s Rainbow, Film Feature

Ahmed Alkhudari (Kuwait), THE UNMISSING PART, Actor: Leading (Ibraheem Alsheikhli as the customer), Film Short, Islamic (Student)

Ajay Saklani (India), Saanjh (An Evening), Film Feature

Alex Cvetkov (USA), Don’t Drink and Drive, Public Service Programming / PSA (Student)

Amen BK, C°Mantics Record Label (USA), #OneSkyAbove, Music Video

Bernard Kordieh (United Kingdom), Squares, Film Short

Brett Newton (USA), Dream Girl, Film Short

Chris D. Nebe (USA), Burma Road – Flying Tigers, Documentary Short

Christian Abi Abboud (Lebanon), ubuntu, Documentary Feature

Clémence Amiot (France), Another Christmas Gone, Film Short

Daniel Anghelcev (USA), The Second Coming Of Christ, Christian

Danielle Maloney, Howard Community College – Dragon Digital Television (USA), STARTALK at Howard Community College, Educational / Instructional / Training, College / University / Government

David Frey (USA), Outdoor Environmental Education Program, Nature / Environment / Wildlife and Kid Cop, Public Service Programming / PSA andInternational Admissions website, Use of Film / Video to Enhance Website

David Guevara (Ecuador), And What Have You Done?, Animation

David Harris (Australia), Confessions of a Henchman, Film Short

Denise Carey-Costa (USA), Growing Up With Hollywood, Documentary Feature

Don Sano, No and So Films (USA), The Book of Judith, Film Short

Elke Duerr (USA), Bison Nation-Walking Sacred Sites, Documentary Feature

Erin McCuskey, Yum Studio (Australia), Luxville, Women Filmmakers

Gayle Nosal, NeeNee Productions (USA), Sauti (voice), Documentary Feature

Ghazal Laura (France), A Battling Body, Disability Issues

Glenn Fraser (Australia), THE VEILED, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest

Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi, and Jonathan Goodman Levitt (USA), Among the Believers, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Television – Pilot Program, Women Filmmakers

HR Mariana (USA), Our Perfect World, Film Short (Student)

Jaclyn Bethany (USA), In Transit, Fim Short, Cinematography

John Henry Richardson (USA), …Where is she now?, Film Feature

Josue Oropeza (Mexico), Sueños Americanos, Latin / Hispanic (Student)

Juan Zapata (Brazil/Colombia), Another Forever, Actress: Leading (Daniela Escobar as Alice), Film Feature

Julie Epp (Canada), Contents of the Heart, LGBT

Kieran Shea and David Osorio (USA), Borderline, Film Short

Lawrence Bucher and Kiyano La’Vin (USA), Under The Radar, Film Short

Leonardo Martinez (USA), Feel The Love, Music Video and iH8U, Music Video

Lisa Russell, I Sell the Shadow (USA), Mother’s Cry, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Marcelo Tarud (Chile), The Huinca – Trailer, Movie Trailer

Marcus Vetter (Germany), The Promise, Film Feature

Marilyn Swick (USA), Sixteen Sunrises & Sunsets, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers

MediaLab, Pacific Lutheran University (USA), Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers, Documentary Short, Use of Film / Video for Social Change, Original Score, Editing, Title / Credit Design

Michael Notrica (USA), Creation’s Daughter, Film Short

Mitzi Kapture (USA), The Process, Direction, Women Filmmakers, Documentary Feature

Nicholas Bayfield, University of Brighton in association with Brighton Film School (United Kingdom), Asperger’s Syndrome, Disability Issues (Student), Experimental

Olivier Duchene (France), A man in a flower pot, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest

Owen Alabado (USA), Dudes, Web Series

Partho Gupte (India), Pigeonhood, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger

R.E. Keith (USA), Cleaners, Film Short

Shawn Cortel and Sten Olson (USA), Drop-Off, Film Short

Simon Mckeown (United Kingdom), Ghosts, Disability Issues

Steven Zlotowski (USA), Faith’s Gambit, Film Short

T.L. Quach (USA), Rule of Threes, Women Filmmakers

Taras Demian Groves (United Kingdom), Nowhere, Film Short

Tonia Pound (USA), Running Down the Music, Television – Pilot Program, Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays, Reality Programming

Tony Perri (USA), DAYDREAM HOTEL, Film Feature

Vijay D. Varu, Scene 97 (United Kingdom), 833, Disability Issues, Film Short

Vincent De La Torre (USA), Trails of Hope and Terror, Documentary Short, Use of Film / Video for Social Change, Religion / Ethics

Wiebe Van Den Ende, P’tites Madeleines Productions (Netherlands), Tripper, Music Video, Women Filmmakers

Xavier Baeyens (Belgium), Berlin Virgin, Film Short

Xingjian Tang (USA), Cherish, Asian (Student), Film Short (Student)

~ Award of Recognition ~

Alexis Rudd and Terry J. Thomas (USA), Spare the Air PSA, Public Service Programming / PSA

Alicia Hayes (USA), PRIESTESS OF THE GATE, Music Video

Ann Huang, Saffron Splash (USA), Palpitations of Dust, Experimental

Barry Pagel (USA), Son Of Kala, Television – Pilot Program

Cappello Vincent (France), In the Rough, Film Short

Chris D. Nebe (USA), The World of Liu Yuyi, Documentary Short

Crafty St. James (USA), No Honkie, Film Short

Craig Bettendorf (USA), Treading Yesterday, Television – Pilot Program, Television – Program / Series, Drama Program / Series, Script / Writer

David Tittone (USA), Top Coat Cash, Film Feature, Movie Trailer

Dhyan Vimal (Malaysia), Meeting Fate, Film Feature

Didem Avkan Gultekin (Turkey), THE LOSS, Film Short

J.J. Osbun and Chris D. Nebe (USA), China Net – An Economic Miracle, Documentary Feature

Jaclyn Bethany (USA), In Transit, Actress: Leading (Jaclyn Bethany as Ava), Actress: Supporting (C.C. Kellogg as Caroline), Original Score (In Transit – composed by Markus Ffitch).

Jan Hillman (United Kingdom), BITTERSUITE, Film Feature

Jeanne Taylor (USA), Mrs. Carmody & Mrs. Jellineck: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow, Webisode / Web series, Actress: Leading (Jeanne Taylor as Mrs. Carmody and Mrs. Jellineck), Comedy Program / Series

John Adams and Toby Poser (USA), Halfway to Zen, Film Feature

John Henry Richardson (USA), …Where is she now?,  Direction, Creativity / Originality

Juan Javier Pescador (USA), Determined 2 Make It, Documentary Short

Jyoti Singh (USA), YADVI (The Dignified Princess), Film Feature

Karen Vadnais, Dragon Digital Media @ Howard Community College (USA), It Gets Better, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational

Karen Veninga-Zaricor (USA), Condolences, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Leonardo Corbucci (USA), The Art of Fighting, Film Short

Leonardo Martinez (USA), Through The Cobwebs (A Visual Testimony), Music Video

Maritza Brikisak (USA), The Lurking Man Trailer, Movie Trailer

Michael Resin (Switzerland), Vicious Minds Project, Music Video

Miguel Gonzalez  (USA), WHY ME, Christian

Mitzi Kapture (USA), The Process, Concept, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational

Nandajan K.A (India), SCENT OF CIGAR, Film Feature, Experimental

Nlyten Media (USA), Dreamtrap: Knife Safety, Educational / Instructional / Training

Paolo Asuncion (USA), Dirtbag II: The Return of the Rattler, Documentary Feature

Parker Queenan (USA), Business as Usual, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger

Ross Marks, Sherwin Lau and Mitch Fowler (USA), The Magnificent Aggies, Commercial / Infomercial, Web Tube Length Video

Simon  Camp (Australia), The Hidden, Film Feature

Stephen C. Bortsalas (USA), Denounced, Christian

Su Bin, Hainuo Zeng (China), The Tibetan, Documentary Short

Susan Davis (USA), The Highway, Film Short, Direction

Timothy Collins (USA), Blackout, Film Short, Cinematography, Actor: Supporting (Scott Oakley as The Officer)(Student)

Yihui “Cece” Jiao (USA), Blank, the Bird, Original Score (Student) (Blank, the Bird composed by Yihui “Cece” Jiao)

Zixian Ouyang (USA), I wish, Film Short