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By Film Threat Staff | June 21, 2005

The 29th Annual Atlanta Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s feature narrative, documentary and short film awards. The nine-day film festival included over 150 films and videos from around the world, including works produced locally by Georgia filmmakers. Festival attendance matches that of last year.

Perfect Pitch offered local independents invaluable insight from industry professionals and for the winner of the Perfect Pitch competition, a trip to Los Angeles and an opportunity to meet with industry executives this December, courtesy of the Georgia Film, Video & Music Office. The winner of the Southeastern Media Award was awarded a package consisting of generous in-kind donations by local businesses including: Feature Systems, Inc, PC&E – Production Consultants and Equipment, LAB 601, Inc, Magick Lantern, Artisan Pictureworks, Crawford Communications, CineFilm, Digital Arts/Entertainment Lab, Georgia State
University, Kittyboy Creations, Abracadabra Video, Inc., Bob Mahoney Photography, Film Score Atlanta, Blue Media Supply, Digital Film Institute, Plexus Pictures, Susan Neal, Independent Production Coordinator, Robert Paraguassu, Independent Production Assistant and Darryl Cohen, Entertainment Attorney.


Best Student Short: ^ DEAD END JOB by Samantha Davidson Green

Best Animated Short: ^ S.P.I.C. THE STORYBOARD OF MY LIFE – GETTING SUSPENDED by Robert Castillo

Best Documentary Short: ^ HOW I LEARNED TO SPEAK TURKISH by Therese Shechter

Grand Jury Prize – Best Narrative Short: ^ MY NAME IS… by Don Handfield


Best Documentary Feature: ^ THE BOYS OF BARAKA by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Best Narrative Feature: ^ MOST HIGH by Marty Sader

Audience Award: ^ EMMANUEL’S GIFT by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern


Southeastern Media Award Winner: ^ THE LAST ADAM, narrative feature, by Erroll Bailey (Producer, Screenwriter), Shandra McDonald (Producer, Screenwriter) and Edford Banuel (Director)

The five finalists for this year’s Southeastern Media Award:
THE AIDS CHRONICLES, documentary feature, by Bailey Barash (Producer, Writer), Graylian Young (Co-Producer) and Trey Haney (Director)

GREAT WORLD OF SOUND, narrative feature, by Craig Zobel (Producer, Director, Screenwriter), Melissa Palmer (Producer) and George Smith (Screenwriter)

THE LAST ADAM, narrative feature, by Erroll Bailey (Producer, Screenwriter), Shandra McDonald (Producer, Screenwriter) and Edford Banuel (Director)

LOST IN THE SKY, narrative feature, by Polly McKinney (Producer) and Eric Blue (Director, Screenwriter)

WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, narrative feature, by Matt Crenshaw (Producer) and David Edmond Moore (Producer, Director, Screenwriter)


Perfect Pitch Finalists:
COO by Phill Maury
LITTLE WHITE LIES by David Littleton
JEN by Stephen Hart and Michael Friedman

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