HypeFest concluded its weekend-long screenings and festivities with an awards show and the stylish sounds of DJ Starskee Suavé. The festival took place July 24 – July 25 at CineSpace in Hollywood and showcased approximately 75 original short-subject works from filmmakers around the world.
The Style Council Award, which recognizes a project for its unique style and visual panache, was given to the short film Heaven by Todd McCammon. The Incubus music video, “Megalomaniac,” directed Floria Sigismondi and submitted by Stardust, received the Honorable Mention. The D.I.Y. Award, presented to a compelling project created on a limited budget, went to Keith Schofield for his music video, The Notwist “One With the Freaks.” Honorable Mention went to Stop Thief! by Soseh Kevorkian. Stash Magazine’s Animation Award, which honored the best animated project, was presented to The Balloon by Satinder Singh. Director Joel Trussell’s kid606 “The Illness” music video won Honorable Mention. The short film, Gravity, directed by Erik Weigel, received the Audience Award, which went to the project voted most popular by attending audiences.
Also honored were the music video Gwem “FYMW” by Alexandre Singh with the You Won’t See This on MTV Award, Praxis by The Pattan Brothers with the Triumph Over Adversity Honor, and Headache by Eric Devlin Taylor with the Take Two Aspirin and Call Me In The Morning Award.
For the screenplay competition, with prizes provided by The Writers Store, first place went to Amy Roy for “Rent Control.” Second place was awarded to Ned Farr for “How to Ace an Intervention.”
For more info, visit the Hypefest website.