2012 Awards Announced!

19th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Awards: First, let’s thank the jury:  Julia Gibbs, Dan Koretzky and Jonathan Marlow! This year, the jury created 6 Jury Award categories around the […]

19th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Awards:

First, let’s thank the jury:  Julia Gibbs, Dan Koretzky and Jonathan Marlow!

This year, the jury created 6 Jury Award categories around the films they wanted to feature, and chose a handful of honorable mentions for each of those categories.  They were also asked to chose a “Made in Chicago” Award.

Congratulations Filmmakers!

Audience Award:

VIDEO DIARY OF A LOST GIRL- Lindsay Denniberg

Jury Awards:

Made in Chicago Award:
REMOTE- Jesse McLean

Honorable Mentions:
WAKING THINGS- Melika Bass
A.G.O.D 2012- Thorne Brandt

Best Narrative Feature:
PALACES OF PITY- Daniel Schmidt & Gabriel Abrantes

Honorable Mention:
HEADLOCK- Johan Carlsen

Best Documentary Feature:
ZERO KILLED- Michal Kosakowski

Honorable Mentions:
GIRL MODEL- Ashley Sabin and David Redmon
MASTER PLAN- Robert Todd
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW- Sarah J. Christman
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DREAMER- Sabine Gruffat

Best Documentary Short:
RIVER RITES- Ben Russell

Honorable Mentions:
MAURICE- Patrick Kack-Brice
SLAB CITY PROM- Jordan Blady

Best Film Using Appropriation or Pre-existing Material:
WALT DISNEY’S TAXI DRIVER- Bryan Boyce

Honorable Mentions:
DERIVATION- Hyun-Suk Seo
ONCE IT STARTED IT COULD NOT END OTHERWISE- Kelly Sears

Best Animation/Experimental Short:
NATURE’S VOICE- Peter Jessien Laugesen

Honorable Mentions:
THE LIFE AND FREAKY TIMES OF UNCLE LUKE- Jillian Mayer
WANING-Gina Haraszti
TRACES 1-6- Scott Stark
SECRET LIFE- Reynold Reynolds

And The Uncategorizable Bests:
TWO YEARS AT SEA- Ben Rivers

Honorable Mention:
HEAVY GIRLS- Axel Ranisch