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2016 Award Winners

We have introduced film festivals to an entire new group of citizens in Enid and NW Oklahoma. Our 3rd year is looking to be bigger and brighter. Don’t miss out!

Congratulations to all of our nominees and our winners. If you won and did not attend the celebration, someone will be in touch with you soon.

 TentSquare Dream ChallengeJorge Barahona
Creativity Award The Man’s Name is Spade
directed by Austin and Colton Warren
 Best Actor in a Short – MaleTIE:
Adam Hampton (Rough Cut: Episode 2)

Jason Leyva (Yes, We’re Open)

 Best Actor in a Short – FemaleMadeleine Hutchins (Nasty)
 Best Child Actor Aliyah Royale (Attached at the Soul)
Youth Virtuoso Award  William Leon (Attached at the Soul)
 Best Actor in a Feature – MaleDerek Babb (DisAssociationVille)
 Best Actor in a Feature – Female Terissa Kelton (DisAssociationVille)
 FLY Eye Award for Cinematography Mark Lammerding (Legend)
Maxine Austin Screenplay AwardLord Finn by Al Mertens
Best Documentary  Oklahoma Shakedown directed by Taylor Mullins
 Best Oklahoma Short FilmTIE:
Bunee: The Boy from Constanta directed by Bunee Tomlinson

Uterus Chat directed by Ted Satterfield

 Best Short FilmOn The Wrong Side directed by Lucy Henke
 Best Oklahoma Feature Film Oklahoma Shakedown directed by Taylor Mullins
 Best Feature Film Smile Again, Jenny Lee directed by Carlo Caldana
Kaboodle Polymath Award Adam Hampton (Rough Cut: Episode 2)

2016 Movie Nominations


There are sometimes special awards given that may not be announced or listed prior to the festival. So all winners and nominees may not be recognized below.

Best Short Film

MovieDirected By
On The Wrong Side Lucy Henke
The Usual SilenceSamuel Z. P. Thomas
 LegendMark Lammerding
No Less Than A ManWilliam Tyler
Rough Cut: Episode 2Adam Hampton

Best Feature Film

MovieDirected By
The Dark TapesMichael McQuown
Smile Again, Jenny Lee Carlo Caldana
DisAssociationVille James Christopher
A Tangled WebJP Thomas

Best Feature Film – Oklahoma

MovieDirected By
Oklahoma ShakedownTaylor Mullins

Best Short Film – Oklahoma

MovieDirected By
The ListAdrian Hernandez
Bunee: The Boy from Constanta Bunee Tomlinson
 Uterus ChatTed Satterfield
 Yes, We’re Open  Yousef Kazemi
Alma AviraKyle Harris

Best Documentary

MovieDirected By
 A Vision of Destiny Josiah Zumwalt
 American Road  Kurt Jacobsen & Warren Leming
 Oklahoma Shakedown  Taylor Mullins
 LEGS: A Big Issue In a Small Town  Beatrice Alda
 Isaiah Thomas  Brandon Russell

2016 Acting Nominations


There are sometimes special awards given that may not be announced or listed prior to the festival. So all winners and nominees may not be recognized below.

Best Actor in a Short Film – Male

MovieActorDirected By
 Rough Cut: Episode 2 Adam Hampton Adam Hampton
Uterus ChatDylan CoxTed Satterfield
Seeking Valentina Ali BavarianArmin Nasseri
The Usual SilenceChristopher Cassarino Samuel Z. P. Thomas
 21 Guns Jordan Farris Ben Hlavaty
 Yes, We’re OpenJason LeyvaYousef Kazemi

Best Actor in a Short Film – Female

MovieActorDirected By
 14 Days Emily Dennis   Joseph Villapaz
 Nasty Madeleine Hutchins  Prano Bailey-Bond
 Welcome to Where You’ve Always Been Michelle Lombardo  Justin Sandler & Mary Lou Sandler
Jordan Almonds Sally McGhee  Lorraine Portman
Lez Be Honest Lisa Tackett  Tiffany Gibson

Best Actor – Youth

MovieActorDirected By
 Legend  Nic Roy Garcia  Mark Lammerding
Movie Magic Rayden Alexander  Chris McIntosh
 Attached at the Soul Aliyah Royale  William Leon
 DisAssociationVille Reece Everett Ryan  James Christopher
 Rose  Mozart Dee  Israel Marquez
 Coming To Terms  Clarissa Bazler  David Bertran

Best Actor in a Feature Film – Male

MovieActorDirected By
 A Tangled Web  Tom Young  JP Thomas
DisAssociationVille  Derek Babb  James Christopher
Smile Again, Jenny Lee Carlo Caldana Carlo Caldana

Best Actor in a Feature Film – Female

MovieActorDirected By
 DisAssociationVille  Terissa Kelton  James Christopher
 The Dark Tapes  Britanny Underwood  Michael McQuown
 Smile Again, Jenny Lee  Monique Hafen   Carlo Caldana
 Smile Again, Jenny Lee  Linda DeMetrick   Carlo Caldana

2016 Screenplay Nominations

IGNITE by Caleb Smith

A young renegade and his new circle of friends track down the gang responsible for his parents death, but their crusade becomes dangerously similar to the those they seek to bring down

The Lord’s Soldier by Lorraine Portman

The Lord’s Soldier is a supernatural thriller about a steadfast married former professional football player who is questioning his faith and must accept God’s call to fight evil manifest in our world to save his own kidnapped daughter. Will he be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his family and community?

Lord Finn by Al Mertens

Three interwoven narratives build to a poignant conclusion in this story set in contemporary Indian country.