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Selected Films is a blog series that promotes the films selected in each year’s FanFilm Awards event. To see which film has been nominated and awards, please select the year within the menu category.

Winners of FanFilm Awards 2018


Dear Filmmakers, Writers, and Supporters,

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Stefanie Warner, CEO

Near, Far, and In-between, thank you for everyone who helped make Fan Film Awards 2018 a big success.

When we first started the Fan Film Awards, we put it onto the inter webs as a call to participate in the greater nerd community. Small in it’s beginnings; it was created to draw film creators, actors, and cinephiles to join our current project at the time: Ninjacon, an anime cultural festival, that was creating a community of fans interested in the indie scene of nerd lifestyle. Four years later, we stand from less than a dozen submissions our first year to over a hundred and growing. Fan Film Awards has branched out as a strong stand alone force, molding itself into Azure Lorica’s largest yearly event. It has connected us with people from all over the globe, displaying some of the finest pieces in independent film making.

You– fellow contributor and participant is what has makes this festival so great! We simply put out the desire, but it was you that created the reason for this event to grow and thrive. On behalf of the Board and myself, we are truly humbled with your extensive response to our film festival. It’s always such a pleasure to see your actively choose to submit to us and joy to meet you when you join us for the screenings and award ceremony.

This year was was our second year at the Pasadena Central Library and Dupar’s Bakery. With such overwhelming response, we might be in need of yet another space next year to accommodate the growth of the festival. Thank you for all that made the trek by plane, car, and train to join us this year. We look forward to seeing all of you new and returning faces in the years to come. We would also like to thank the growing number of donations from old and new patrons, it is with these donations that we are able to expand the festival, and continue to carry out as a 501c3 charity. We are also grateful for our business donors who help us to create a warm and productive atmosphere for all who participate and allow us to give attention to even the minuet details.  We would also wish to draw attention to our volunteers, as this charity is entirely driven by 50+ volunteers strong: all who wish to bring art with a message to a greater community.

A very special thank you to all film creators who had submitted to the festival. I am always blown away by the beautiful work that comes pouring in from around the world. This year did not disappoint! Last but not least we would like to congratulate all of our Winners!

To continue support for the Fan Film Awards, and others events sharing the same cause, we encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list for updates on events, promotional interviews of our film winners, and other projects to come. This wraps up Fan Film Awards 2018, Azure Lorica is grateful for your continuing support to make this event and many others a reality.

Cheers!
Stefanie Warner
CEO/ Creative Director of Azure Lorica


It is our honor to announce the winners of the FanFilm Awards 2018!

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BEST PICTURE
Black Sand – A Sandman Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Max Payne Retribution – Fan Film

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Harley

BEST ANIMATION
Star Wars -Dark Legacy

BEST DIRECTOR
David Strano for The Cold Dance

BEST ACTRESS
Deborah Smith in The Force and the Fury

BEST ACTOR
Troy Honeysett in Superman Meets Batman

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Paul Bianchi for Deadpool The Musical

BEST COSTUME
Black Lightning: Tobias Revenge

BEST FAN REPRESENTATION
The Wanderer

BEST SCREENPLAY (film)
Litter-ally A Saw Parody by Beau McCombs

BEST SCRIPT (non-film)
You’re on Tumblr, Charlie Brown. by Brian Balazar

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awardsWinners of the FanFilm Awards receive their winning title in their category, their sword-award, and marketing assistance from the Azure Lorica Foundation.

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A big thank you to Mr. Dean Warner for making the awards!

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We’d like to thank & recognize our Nominees

NOMINEES FOR BEST PICTURE

Litter-ally A Saw Parody
The Cold Dance
Deadpool The Musical


NOMINEES FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

The Cold Dance by David Strano
Superman Meets Batman by Kasey Baker
Black Sand- A Sandman Story  by Bernhard Pucher


NOMINEES FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Kacey Baker for Superman Meets Batman
Elvis DelBagno for A Batman’s Tale: In the psychosis of the Ventriloquist
Anthony Pietromonaco for Star Wars – Dark Legacy


NOMINEES FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Deadpool The Musical
Star Wars – Dark Legacy
A Batman’s Tale: In the psychosis of  the Ventriloquist


NOMINEES FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

The Force and the Fury
Black Lightning: Tobias Revenge
Stealth & Silence: DC Comic Fan Film


NOMINEES FOR BEST ANIMATION

Prop Wars :Prop Harder
Droids a Star Wars story
Man- At- Arms


NOMINEES FOR BEST COSTUME

Deadpool The Musical
The Force and The Fury
Fallout: Wasteland Survival Guide


NOMINEES FOR BEST SOUNDTRACK

James O’Connell for Black Sand- A Sandman Story
Ross Bugden for The Cold Dance
Ronald Mair-Gruber for Survivors: A Star Trek Fan Production


NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTOR

Phil Biedron in Litter- ally A Saw Parody
Sid Phoenix in Black Sand- A Sandman Story
Aris Juson in The Force and the Fury


NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTRESS

Allison Powell in Black Widow: Origins
Ashley Van Egeren in The Cold Dance
Jaqui Verdura in Harley


NOMINEES FOR BEST FAN REPRESENTATION

Survivors: A Star Trek Fan Production
ZERO, LA SERIE – “Isolated Citizens”
Stranger Things: The Story of Henry and Dale


NOMINEES FOR BEST SCRIPT

Star Wars VIII- The Last Jedi by Timothy Brummett
Suicide Squad: Hell Cometh by Jessi Thind
Spinach Run by Neil Chase


Fan Film Awards 2018 was a charity event, supporting Azure Lorica. For more information, visit: azure-lorica.org/campaigns


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We wish to thank our Sponsors & Hosts

Award Ceremony Host
EUGENE CORDELL

Sponsored Podcast
THE FAN FILM BOYZ PODCAST

1st Floor: Children’s Theater
EUGENE CORDELL

1st Floor: DRW Auditorium Host
EUGENE CORDELL

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Our Honorable Judges

Stefanie Warner

Diana Keeler

Eugene Cordell

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Our Producers

Eugene Cordell

Stefanie Warner

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Special Thanks to FFA’18 Ensemble

 

And to our wonderful volunteers who’ve helped us make this event happen – Thank You!

FanFilm Awards 2018 is a film and screenplay festival, premiered at Pasadena Central Library, in Old Town Pasadena, CA, on February 6-9, 2018. Award Ceremony premiered at Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery, in Pasadena, CA, on February 9, 2018. Produced by Azure Lorica Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charity for the arts. For more information, please visit:

www.azure-lorica.org

Support and Sponsorship came from:

 

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Join us for next year’s FanFilm Awards 2019!

Submissions are now open | Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019


submit film/screenplay


Fan Film Awards 2018 was a charity event, supporting Azure Lorica. For more information, visit: azure-lorica.org/campaigns

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2018 Nominees

As the festival days are counting down, we are pleased to announce our final nominations.

The screenings are free for all to come and enjoy! We encourage you to join us for the award ceremony, where we will have the table reading of the final nominated scripts, dinner, and the presentation of the swords.

Tickets for the award ceremony can be purchased here

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The Nominees are as follows:

Best Screenplay
Litter-ally A Saw Parody by Beau McCombs
The Cold Dance written by David Strano
Superman Meets Batman by Kacey Baker
Black Sand – A Sandman Story by Bernhard Pucher

Best Actor
Phil Biedron in Litter-ally A Saw Parody
Sid Phoenix in Black Sand – A Sandman Story
Troy Honeysett in Superman Meets Batman
Aris Juson in The Force and The Fury

Best Actress
Allison Powell in Black Widow: Origins
Ashley Van Egeren in The Cold Dance
Jacqui Verdura in Harley
Deborah Smith in The Force and The Fury

Best Director
The Cold Dance by David Strano
A Batman’s Tale: In the psychosis of the Ventriloquist by Elvis DelBagno
Superman Meets Batman by Kacey Baker
Star Wars – Dark Legacy by Anthony Pietromonaco

Best Choreography
The Force and The Fury
Harley
Black Lightning – Tobias’s Revenge
Stealth&Silence: DC Comic Fan Film

Best Cinematography
Deadpool The Musical
Star Wars – Dark Legacy
Max Payne Retribution – Fan Film
A Batman’s Tale: In the psychosis of the Ventriloquist

Best Costume
Fallout: Wasteland Survival Guide
Deadpool The Musical
Black Lightning – Tobias’s Revenge
The Force and The Fury

Best Soundtrack
Deadpool The Musical Composed by Paul Bianchi
Black Sand – A Sandman Story Composed by James O’ Connell
The Cold Dance Composed by Ross Bugden
Survivors: A Star Trek Fan Production Composed by Roland Mair-Gruber

Best Animation
Prop Wars: Prop Harder
Droids a Star Wars story
Star Wars – Dark Legacy
MAN-AT-ARMS

Best Fan Representation
Survivors: A Star Trek Fan Production
ZERO, LA SERIE – “Isolated Citizens”
Fallout: Wasteland Survival Guide
Stranger Things: The Story of Henry and Dale

Best Script
Star Wars VIII – The Last Jedi by Timothy Brummett
Suicide Squad: Hell Cometh by Jessi Thind
Spinach Run by Neil Chase
You’re on Tumblr, Charlie Brown. by Bryan Bazalar

Best Film
Litter-ally A Saw Parody
Black Sand – A Sandman Story
The Cold Dance
Deadpool The Musical

We hope to see you there!

Winners of FanFilm Awards 2017

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It is our honor to announce the winners of the FanFilm Awards 2017!

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BEST PICTURE
Lila Cheney – I Will Steal Your Heart

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Tower Of Joy

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Uncharted: Ambushed

BEST ANIMATION
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Toy Story

BEST DIRECTOR
Robert Dodrill for Turpin: Terrible Toys

BEST ACTRESS
Erika Hoveland as Harley Quinn, in Injustice For All

BEST ACTOR
Alessio Fracchia as Capt. Jack Sparrow, in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Compass of the Seven Seas

BEST FAN REPRESENTATION
The Wanderer

BEST SCREENPLAY (film)
Kevin Torgence and Baptiste Bourdon for Man of Tomorrow

BEST SCRIPT (non-film)
Shirly Napoleone for Caught In The Web

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awardsWinners of the FanFilm Awards receive their winning title in their category, their sword-award, and marketing assistance from the Azure Lorica Foundation.

( read more )

A big thank you to Mr. Dean Warner for making the awards!

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We’d like to thank & recognize our Nominees

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Uncharted: Ambushed
Tower of Joy
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Compass of the Seven Seas


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Committed by Brandi Price, Colin Costello, and Terry Ziegelman
Batman: Patient Zero by Andrew Akler
Star Wars: Revengant by Ferdinand Korner


bestdirector-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

Hughes Puyau for Awakening
Steven Lawson for Freddy’s Nightmare
Michael McMullen for Portal: Origins (Part 2)


bestcinematography-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

World’s Finest [Canada]
ONE PM [USA]
Lila Cheney – I Will Steal Your Heart [USA]


bestchoreography-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

The First Laugh [USA]
ONE PM [USA]
Word’s Finest [Canada]


bestanimation-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

Force-Full Imagination Part 2 [USA]
Not Ghostbusters [USA]
Rapunzel Nabunzel [Spain]


bestactor-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

Michael Bienvenu in Turpin: Terrible Toys
Michael Stuart in Portal: Origins (Part 2)
Aaron Gaffey in Committed


bestactress-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

Brandi Price in Committed
Michele Eimmerman in Force-Full Imagination Part 2
Heather Danner in Turpin: Terrible Toys


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Not Ghostbusters [USA]
Star Wars: The Secret of Tatooine [France]
Left 4 Dead The Movie [Italy]


bestscript-nominee-fanfilmawards2017

Top Gun 2: Rescue Mission by Gary Whorley
The Mask of Leia by Ian Wilson
Star Wars Episode II: Twins of Alderan by Brian O’Flaherty
Green Lantern by Crafy St. James
Aeon Flux: Object of Perception by Dylan Stump
Bill and Ted’s Last Call by R. Lucas Xander


Fan Film Awards 2017 was a charity event, supporting Wolves At Bay: An Antibullying Campaign. For more information, visit: azure-lorica.org/campaigns


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We wish to thank our Sponsors & Hosts

Award Ceremony Host
DILLON FRANCIS

Sponsored Podcast
THE FAN FILM BOYZ PODCAST

4th Floor Studio Host
ZACKERY HUMPHREYS

1st Floor: DRW Auditorium Host
DILLON FRANCIS

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Our Honorable Judges

Stefanie Warner

Danny Gonzales

Diana Keeler

Eugene Cordell

Vincent Vecino

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Our Producers

Eugene Cordell

Zackery Humphreys

Manuel Sherbakoff

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Special Thanks to FFA’17 Ensemble

And to our wonderful volunteers who’ve helped us make this event happen – Thank You!

Ryan Love – Dean Warner – Elysia Funtiveros- Gladys Santillan – Remi Lewis

FanFilm Awards 2017 is a film and screenplay festival, premiered at Pasadena Central Library, in Old Town Pasadena, CA, on February 7-9, 2017. Award Ceremony premiered at Du-par’s Restaurant and Bakery, in Pasadena, CA, on February 10, 2017. Produced by Azure Lorica Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charity for the arts. For more information, please visit:

www.azure-lorica.org

Support and Sponsorship came from:

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Join us for next year’s FanFilm Awards 2018!

Submissions are now open | Deadline: Oct. 30, 2017


submit film/screenplay


Fan Film Awards 2017 was a charity event, supporting Wolves At Bay: An Antibullying Campaign. For more information, visit: azure-lorica.org/campaigns

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