WHERE THE FILMMAKERS ARE THE STARS!

BEST FEATURE
*CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (USA)

*MAD SHIP (CANADA)

*THE K EFFECT, STALIN'S EDITOR (SPAIN)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
*KEN'S JOURNEY TO RECOVERY (USA)

*MAKING WASTE (USA)

*RISKY BUSINESS: A LOOK INSIDE AMERICA'S ADULT FILM INDUSTRY (USA)

BEST SHORT 
*LIL TOKYO REPORTER (USA)

*MRS. SWEENEY (USA)

*TITANIC LOVE- THE SHORT FILM 
(UNITED KINGDOM)

BEST DIRECTOR-FEATURE
*Cris Silvent- CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (USA)

*David Mortin- MAD SHIP (CANADA)

*Valenti Figueres Jorge- THE K EFFECT, STALIN'S EDITOR (SPAIN)

BEST DIRECTOR-SHORT

*Jeffrey Chin- LIL TOKYO REPORTER
(USA)

*Kathleen Kinmont- MRS. SWEENEY
(USA)

*Mark Pressdee- TITANIC LOVE-THE SHORT FILM (UNITED KINGDOM)

BEST SCREENPLAY-FEATURE
*Cris Silvent, Michael Seminerio - CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (USA)

*David Mortin, Patricia Fogliato- MAD SHIP (CANADA)

*Valenti Figueres Jorge, Helena Sanchez- THE K EFFECT, STALIN'S EDITOR 
(SPAIN)

BEST  SCREENPLAY-
SHORT
*Jeffrey Chin, Guinevere Turner- LIL TOKYO REPORTER
(USA)

*Hardeep Giani- ROSE, MARY AND TIME
(UNITED KINGDOM)

*mark Pressdee- TITANIC LOVE- THE SHORT FILM
(UNITED KINGDOM)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY-FEATURE
*Michael Marshall- MAD SHIP 
(CANADA)

*Jon Provan- CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER 
(US)

*Pablo Garcia- THE K EFFECT, STALIN'S EDITOR
 (SPAIN)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY-
SHORT
*Ryo Rex- LIL TOKYO REPORTER
(USA)

*Richard Sands- ONE YEAR'S CROP
(USA)

*Jeff Thompson- THE FLORIDA SUITE
(USA)

*Gary Tanner - TITANIC LOVE- THE SHORT FILM
(UNITED KINGDOM)

BEST EDITING-FEATURE
*Greg Jocoy- CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER 
(US)

*Michael Munn- MAD SHIP 
(CANADA)

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(SPAIN)

BEST EDITING-SHORT
*Chisako Yokoyama- LIL TOKYO REPORTER
(USA)
*Mark S. Henning- THE FAMILY BUSINESS
(USA)

* Navid Khayati Daryan- TITANIC LOVE- THE SHORT FILM (UNITED KINGDOM)

FLORIDA'S FILM GEM AWARD

*Critical Care 

*Dhivaan's Dream

*Lambs Among Wolves

*Our Forever Friends

*The Family Business

*The Florida Suite 

*The Mind of a Comic

*Vaudeville Comedy, Then and Now

BEST ANIMATION
*Espora
(CANADA)

*Green Acres
(USA)

*HU's Game
(SOUTH KOREA/USA) 

*Light Me Up
(USA)

STUDENT FILM COMPETITION FINALISTS
*Beyond Belief 
(USA)

*Breathe Life
(USA) 

*Diptych
(RUSSIAN FEDERATION) 

*Gas Mask X 
(USA)

*Life In Pink
(USA)

*Morning after mid-night
(USA) 

*Shoot the Moon
(USA)

*Sun Flower 
(South Korea/USA)

*The Farm 
(USA)

*The Models of Bekonscot
(USA)

*Titans of Newark
(USA)

*Upside Down
(USA)

*Wind Up
(USA)



Beyond Belief 
Directed by: William Stribling
Short Film Comedy/Drama
(World Premiere)

A once-renowned magician who loses his wife, his mistress, and his rabbit tries to make his troubles disappear in this offbeat, dark comedy... But it will take more than magic to turn his pitiful life around.
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Breathe Life 
Directed by: Matthew Jekowsky
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

Although the Montelone's must fight Cystic Fibrosis on a day-by-day basis, their passion for love, life and surfing allows them to get through these uncertain times. Known as the 'Brady Bunch' of the Cystic Fibrosis world, the 'Monte Five' cherish each moment and truly live life to the fullest. Breathe Life explores the difficulties the family must live with, as well as the love and unbreakable bonds they share.
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Critical Care 
Directed by: Frank Eberling
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

A mother and daughter lunch begins with a dialogue over a relative in critical condition and evolves into the mother's retrospect of her own mortality
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Chronological Order (USA)
Directed by: Cris Silvent
Comedy/Drama Feature
(World Premiere)

A guy without many everyday worries finds a door floating in the ocean and soon suspects he is being followed. He discovers that it is himself that is following him and that the door allows him to travel back in time. He sets about trying to improve his life by changing his past; leaving himself notes all while trying to track down and correct the corrections his future self keeps trying to make.
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Diptych (Russian Federation)
Directed by: Anastasia Galkina
Short Film Mystery/Drama
(World Premiere)

Irina works at supermarket as a cashier to earn enough money for herself and her young son Fedya. After several months Irina saved some money to buy a new kitchen furniture set and today she is ready to pay for it.But suddenly she finds out that arts school of her son - a talented drawer- suddenly becomes paid.
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Dhivaan's Dream (USA)
Directed by: Michael Eldon Lobsinger
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

A 13 year old boy from South Africa with Asperger Syndrome and Aspirations of becoming a film director.
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Espora (Canada)
Directed by: Jasmine Lalonger Bernier 
Short Film Animation
(World Premiere)

Ava is a nymphet who loves her forest, as strange and dangerous as it may be. One night, she's just found a bug for her supper when everything goes awry. The bug escapes and she accidentally crushes the mushroom on which it was resting. That send a cloud of spores in the air. At first, Ava is scared, but then she decides it was pretty funny after all and decides to go look for other similar mushrooms in order to see their spores fireworks.
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Frankendancer (USA) 
Directed by: Lila Scott
Short Film Comedy/Horror
(Florida Premiere)

Ballet is a dangerous profession... especially with a mysterious limb thief on the loose. But, when ballerina Sophia's leg is stolen, she's determined to get it back...
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Gas Mask X (USA) 
Directed by: Yoon-ha Noh
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

Often a suicide can trigger the repetition of self-killing inside families. In Gas Mask Man, a 38 year old artist acts out the shame of his birth that killed his mother and the blame and violence that was put on him by his father. At age 35, the father killed himself in front of the artist when he was 10 year old.
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Green Acres 
Directed by: James Beck
Short Film Animation
(World Premiere)

A parched tortoise wanders through a vast desert desperately in search of water. He comes across an oasis only to find that trespassers are unwelcome. Somehow he must slip past the defenses to quench his thirst.
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HU's Game (South Korea) 
Directed by: Shaun Seong-young Kim
Short Film Animation
(Florida Premiere)

The game to make friends, and the game to beloved by artists!
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Kayip- The Loss (Belgium, Turkey)
Directed by: Mete Sozer
Short Film Drama
(Florida Premiere)

The Loss’ is the story of a man’s grieving uncomplainingly after the loss of his love and a woman’s awareness of her own loss as she gets older. Their ways cross time after time at the old Greek cafe. A lifetime passes by, changing them both spiritually and physically, while trying to cope with their pain.
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Ken's Journey To Recovery (USA) 
Directed by: Marty Kelley
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

This film documents an autistic boy's extraordinary results with a controversial new treatment--stem cell therapy. See for yourself the changes that occurred in just a few year period!
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Lambs Among Wolves (USA) 
Directed by:Frank Panico
Documentary Feature
(World Premiere)

This film uncovers the spiritual warfare on earth that occurs 24-7, exploring the constant battle between good and evil, entities that are not always visible to the human eye. Invisible forces do sway us, but the decision to dwell in the light or the darkness is ultimately the choice of every human being. Mental and psychical possession, interviews with individuals ranging from the homeless to Roman Catholic priests, and our means of protection, The Trinity, are topics that arise throughout this unique cinematic experience. ____________________________________________

Life In Pink (USA) 
Directed by: Zach Madden
Short Film Romance
(World Premiere)

WWII era Bob (John Gilbert) and Peg (Joyce Greenleaf) have a romantic encounter based around jazz tunes of the 1940s inside of a present day Laundromat, revisiting past memories and rekindling a passion 50 years in the making.
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Light Me Up (USA) 
Directed by: Derek Dolechek
Short Film Animation
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

Meet the Wattsons. They're spending some quality time together. In this short film, animation and live-action are combined to tell a story about a family of light bulbs.
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Lil Tokyo Reporter (USA) 
Directed by: Jeffrey Chin
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

1935 Los Angeles, community leader Sei Fujii uncovers the corrupt activities of his community's underground mafia. He must choose between saving the face of his deteriorating community and confronting the issues head on through his newspaper. Based on a true story.
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Lunch with Yoshi (Thailand) 
Directed by: Chaitanya Gopinath
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

Yoshi is blind but lives a life of grace, self-sufficiency and hope, helping sighted people and spreading a spirit of positivism and independence. 'No one is just a giver. No one is just a taker,' says Yoshi. 'We are all givers and takers.' This movie weaves an interview with Yoshi with a day in her life when she goes vegetable shopping and then cooks lunch for a friend.
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Mad Ship (Canada) 
Directed by: David Mortin
Drama/Romance Feature
(World Premiere)

Tomas Sorensen is a man of great passion, optimism and ideals. A Norwegian immigrant to Western Canada in the 1920’s, he dreams of establishing a family wheat dynasty. But the perfect storm of prairie drought and the economic crash of 1929 delivers his family to the precipice of ruin. When his beautiful wife, Solveig dies, he vows to return her body to her homeland, embarking on a Quixotic mission to build a ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl. He is pulled back from the brink of madness by the unconditional love of his young children.
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Making Waste (USA)
Submitted by: Stan Arthur and Scott Reus
Short Film Documentary
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

Making Waste' is a funny, touching, and inspirational look at one mans seven year journey to complete his first feature film. After beginning this odyssey with his life savings and a dream, filmmaker Tom Thompson has endured an avalanche of business failure, personal tragedy, and financial ruin. Through it all, and now facing homelessness, he continues the struggle to finish what he started..
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Morning after mid-night (USA) 
Directed by: Habeeb Lawal
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

The film 'Morning after mid-night' centers of the plight of a mother who had lost a child. Unknown to so many, a lot of mothers suffer from postpartum depression after conceiving and thus find it hard to love their child. This movie highlights a mother's plight in the hands of this demon.
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MRS. SWEENEY (USA)
Directed by: Kathleen Kinmont
Short Film Comedy/Suspense
(World Premiere)

Mrs. Sweeney is about elder abuse and the consequences of bad behavior. The nasty pranks a band of latchkey neighborhood kids pull on a seemingly harmless old widow have very Grimm results.
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One Year's Crop (USA) 
Directed by: Richard Sands
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

Back on the farm upon the death of his father, Robert Biggs, prodigal son of the soil, faces the demons that drove him away, while blessing the angels calling him home. Long an actor, musician, composer and writer, Robert struggles to reconcile the story of where he came from, with the stories he now writes for the stage. Haunting, big-sky visuals of the windswept Illinois prairie support a narrative story unfolding in four patient seasons. Shadows play with light in this homespun American tale of a wandering spirit and the land that he loves.
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Our Forever Friends (USA) 
Directed by: Gary Lester
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

The film visits an animal education center, an Animal CPR workshop, a shelter for unwanted horses, and an old-age nursing home especially designed for animals who are aged, infirm, or handicapped, and in need of a comfortable place to spend their final days.
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Oxymoron (USA)
Directed by: Mason Howard
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

How could one steal from the people that have given them everything? How far will someone go to feed their addiction? Too far. Oxycodone is a drug that acts to relieve pain, however in the case of this family, it has only caused more pain than it has relieved.








Passio (Denmark)
Directed by: Mette Mikkelsen
Short Film Drama
(Florida Premiere)

Passio (lat. suffering; passion)
An old man wakes up to a morning with sunshine and hope, which slowly disappears.
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Prized Begonias 
Directed by: Frank Eberling
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

Ms. Pink, a lonely eccentric spinster takes regular walks in a cemetery to find people to talk to and befriend. Ms. Pink meets a recently widowed young woman , Ms. Black and tries to console her. We discover how this gregarious older woman is really a desperately lonely woman in search of companionship. The only problem is she doesn't stop talking long enough for anyone to get a word in edgewise. These two strangers serve as a witnesses to each others' grief in this film that veers from hilarious comedy to poignant drama.
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Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry (USA)
Directed by: David Mech
Documentary Feature
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

This film examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.
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Rose, Mary and Time (United Kingdom)
Directed by: Hardeep Giani
Short Film Drama/Fantasy
(Florida Premiere)

The film is a story of second chances. Barney is married - unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years ago - she was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her... but life isn't always as easy as that.
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Shoot the Moon (USA) 
Directed by: Alexander Gaeta
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

Marcy Meyers is down on her luck. Faced with piling bills, the remnants of a failed marriage, and now an imminent home foreclosure, she places all of her hope onto a national game show that promises a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win it all.
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Sun Flower (South Korea/USA)
Directed by: Taeho Kang
Short Film Drama
(World Premiere)

Single, pregnant Young-Hwa Kim just moved in a sanatorium. She has lost her sense of reality, doesn't care about herself and lives with various addictions until she feels the baby move for the first time.
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Sweet Rock: The Red Weasel Story (USA) 
Directed by: Dan Almoney
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

Before flannel was the fashion and alternative music became the sound of mainstream radio, a group of friends dared to change the rules where they lived.
Nearly 3,000 miles from Seattle, Red Weasel was playing their own brand of rock, punk and heavy metal that would clearly become defined as 'grunge' just a few short years after the band broke up.
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THE K EFFECT. STALIN'S EDITOR (Spain)
Directed by: VALENTI FIGUERES JORGE
History/ Adventure Feature
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

The K Effect reveals the curious and amazing story of Maxim - actor, instigator of the revolution, forger , Hollywood producer and Stalin's film editor - through his amateur footage and personal home movies. A road movie through the most significant events of the 20Th century: a century shaken by fascinating utopias, which spawned cheerful dreams and horrible nightmares. 
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The Corpse-Grinders 3 (Spain) 
Directed by: Manolito Motosierra
Comedy/Horror Feature
(World Premiere)

Lotus Cat Food is under new management...and this time they have improved the recipe even more!
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The Family Business (USA) 
Directed by: DONALD REYNOLDS
Short Film Comedy
(World Premiere)

A young woman must decide whether to pursue her own dreams and goals or to go into... The Family Business.
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The Farm (USA)
Directed by: Malone Lumarda
Short Film Thriller
(World Premiere)

A wanderer stumbles across an abandoned farm and discovers he is not alone.
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The Florida Suite (USA)
Directed by: Jeff Thompson
Short Film Wildlife/Musical Documentary
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

The Florida Suite is a poetic documentary that tells the story of Andrew Graham, a retired lawyer who lives in a log cabin in the middle of his 13-acre citrus grove, located near the shores of the Indian River. With three friendly dogs for companions, he tends to his organic fruit and takes care of his 90-year old mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The film is without dialogue, edited entirely to Frederick Delius' Florida Suite, a beautiful piece of music of the same name. The film explores the healing power of nature and the value of caring for the people and things we love.
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The Lying Truth (USA)
Directed by: Reggie Gaskin
(Opening Night Film)

A rapper is accused of rape by a beautiful video vixen. He says he didn't rape her and the sex was consensual. She says he raped her and he feels women are sex slaves. One of them will be exposed as a liar when the truth is revealed.
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The Mind of a Comic (USA) 
Directed by: Kenrick Thomas
Short Film Documentary
(World Premiere)

This short film takes on the challenges of a comedian on stage as well as us through his daily life and behind the scenes of his performances.
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The Models of Bekonscot (USA)
Directed by: Sophie Le Neveu
Short Film Documentary
(Florida Premiere)

A retro style documentary about an English model village dating back to the 1930's.This tiny town has a railway, buildings and animatronics - all in miniature.
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The Painted Girl 
Directed by: Ben Kadie
Short Film Drama
(Treasure Coast Premiere)

The story of Megan, a closeted gay 15 year old, who runs away from her mother's expectations. Hiding in an abandoned subway tunnel, she uses spray paint to create art for her mother. Megan hopes that through this gallery of graffiti she can help her mother understand who she is.
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Titanic Love - The Short Film 
(United Kingdom)
Directed by: mark Pressdee
Short Film Romantic Comedy
(Florida Premiere)

Lucy has found a Titanic Love cruise and wants to relive the Hollywood dream. Jack does not, they cant afford it and Lucy is furious. Their relationship hits rough waters and Jack calls on best friend Delroy for advice and a cheap alternative. True to form, Delroy and his trusty sidekick Jaz come up with a cunning plan that could change all their lives forever. 
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Titans of Newark 
Directed by: Mike Marino
Short Film Comedy/ Sci-Fi Fantasy
(Florida Premiere)

Bored with their retirement, the Greek gods of ancient lore decide to toy with the destiny of one man: an out of work accountant in New Jersey.
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Upside Down 
Directed by: Sharon Waich Botbol
Short Film Comedy/Family
(World Premiere)

In a world where roles are reversed and women have superiority over their male counterparts, Josh, 17, a naive high school boy tries to break the sexist ideals by running as the first male student body president.
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Vaudeville Comedy, Then and Now 
Directed by: Ray & Migdalia Etheridge
Comedy/Biography Feature
(World Premiere)

Then and Now' takes us back to the magic era of live vaudeville through the use of vintage (public domain) film clips of comedians whose careers were greatly influenced by vaudeville... W.C.Fields, Bob Hope, Burns and Allen, Abbott & Costello, Jack Benny, and many others. The rest of the movie is newly-filmed material, performed by modern-day actors. Their scripts contain original dialogue and humor from the days of vaudeville, and some of the material was written nearly a century ago by the original vaudeville performers.
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Wildblume 
Directed by: Tanner Morrison
Short Film War/ Action
(World Premiere)

When Klaus, a young German military recruit, is ordered to execute innocent civilians in a small French farming village, he must rise above his orders and stand up for what he believes in.
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Wind Up 
Directed by: Hadley Hillel
Short Film Thriller
(Florida Premiere)

Wind Up' is a dark film that follows the story of Jacob, a boy whose father has just died, leaving his mother unable to function. When he finds a toy monkey in the woods, dark events soon begin to unfold around him.
2013 FILMS 
2013 NOMINEES