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Method Fest Honors The 2020 Award-Winning Films

By Film Threat Staff | September 1, 2020

The Method Fest Independent Film Festival wrapped up its two week run and for the first time showcased its films with a Drive-In movie experience on the rooftop outdoor deck under the stars at Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks. Named for the “Stanislavski Method,” which brought truth and realism to the world of acting, The Method Fest is the only major film festival in the U.S. that truly pays homage to the actor. The Method Fest is the Actor’s Film Festival, a festival of discovery, seeking breakout-acting performances of emerging stars and established actors in story-driven independent films.

This past Sunday, The Method Fest organizers honored this year’s best film on the red carpet at the rooftop deck of Westfield Fashion Square, highlighted by a special screening of Clint Eastwood‘s masterpiece, Unforgiven.

The winners For Feature and Short Films are:

Variety Jury Award, Best Feature Film: Our Lady of the Nile

John Garfield Award for Best Actor, Feature Film: Jackson Rathbone, The Wall of Mexico

Defiance Fuel Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress, Feature Film—Patrycja Planik, Lillian

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Best Director Award—Amy Glazer, Beautiful Dreamer

Variety Best Ensemble Cast, Party With Me

Daily News Best Screenplay—John Meyers, Being Dead

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Film, Wendie Malick, Beautiful Dreamer

Rise Brewing Co. Best Supporting Actor, John Ashton, Once Upon A River, Louie Ozawa, Beautiful Dreamer

Best Foreign Language Film—Stiches, Scent of My Daughter

Breakout Acting Award Feature Film, Sarah Rich, #Like

Festival Directors Award, Best Film: Party With Me

Stella Artois Maverick Award for Quality in a Low-Budget Feature Film—Breaking Them Up

Festival Director Award for Outstanding Performance, Marina Vasileva, Beware of Dog

Rising Star, Filmmaker Award, Ben Senior, The Fall

Jury Award, Short Film: I’ll End Up In Jail

Best Actresses, Short Film, Lou-Ann Zozime, Chaya Kama, Koko Kids of Paris and  Sarah Noble Peck, Beth Triffon, Patricia

Best Actor, Short Film: Joshua Vaverenth, Waiting for a Ride

Best Director, Short Film: Kate Hackett, Oleander

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