2014 Florida Film Festival Announces Awards

Orlando, FL – (April 15, 2014) Enzian announced the Jury and Audience awards of the 2014 Florida Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony, hosted by Robin Cowie on April 12th. The 23rd Annual Florida Film Festival, took place April 4-13, 2014, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partner Orange County Government.


Special Jury Award for Outstanding Storytelling was presented to THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST directed by Moon Molson
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short was presented to AFTERMATH directed by Jeremy Robbins
Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short was presented to YEARBOOK directed by Bernardo Britto
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short was presented to NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION directed by Matthew Vandyke
Audience Award for Best Short Film was presented to FOOL’S DAY directed by Cody Blue Snider


Special Jury Award for Demonstrating the Connection Between Art, Humanity, and Cinema was presented to LEVITATED MASS directed by Doug Pray
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature was presented to SLINGSHOT directed by Paul Lazarus
Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature was presented to SLINGSHOT directed by Paul Lazarus


Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast was presented to CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY directed by Jerzy Rose
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature was presented to DRUID PEAK directed by Marni Zelnick
Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature was presented to COPENHAGEN directed by Mark Raso


Audience Award for Best International Feature was presented to LE CHEF (France/Spain), directed by Daniel Cohen
Audience Award for Best International Short was presented to B-CLASS CULTURAL HERITAGE (Japan), directed by Yuji Hariu


Florida Film Festival

Now in its 23rd year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. Through ten days of 170 films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a locally-sourced menu.


“This wonderful community is bringing so much love of film to new generations of young people… you touched my heart!!” -Jon Voight, Academy Award® winning actor


“I wish I could have stayed longer.” -Glenn Close, Academy Award® nominated actress


The Festival is a program of the non-profit Enzian Theater. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include Primary Sponsor: Full Sail University; Primary Public Partner: Orange County Government, Florida; Public Partners: Art Works, Culture Builds Florida, United Arts of Central Florida; Major Sponsors: Acura, Bright House, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Orlando, Lure Design Incorporated, Metro Orlando Film Commission, Real Radio, Regal Entertainment Group, Walt Disney World Resort, Whole Foods, WKMG Local 6; Sponsors: Antonio’s, Bags, Inc., Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn, Brown Distributing, Buca di Beppo, Deeb Studios, Drive New Media, Francis Ford Coppola Wine, Garden Theatre, Inc., SAGIndie, Southern Wine & Spirits, TCreative, Terrapin Beer Co., Women In Film & Television – Florida, Yelp!; Media Partners: Edible Orlando, I Love Central Florida, Orlando The City’s Magazine, Orlando Arts Magazine, Orlando LIVE, Orlando Weekly, ProductionHUB.com, WMFE, WPRK 91.5 FM. Our Sponsor community enriches the Festival experience and helps sustain the year-round programs of the not-for-profit Enzian. floridafilmfestival.com



Since 1992, Enzian has been the proud host of the Florida Film Festival. As part of its mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film, Enzian presents innovative and original cinematic programming not just during the Festival, but all year long. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-supported arts organization for which ticket revenue accounts for only 25% of its operating budget, Enzian owes its existence to the generosity of fans of film, food, and fun–like you. enzian.org


Full Sail University

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.


Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.


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