Spring 2017: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Official Selections & Awards

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selections And Awards

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival: Spring 2017 Official Selections

April 10, 2017 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline

“Breaking and Mentoring” Directed by Chandler Perry and Andrew Harrison
“Church” Directed by Stephen Bodossian
“Conecta2” Directed by Paul Dean Vieillefrance
“Dicky Sledgehammer” Directed by Matt Dean and Landon Ashworth – Watch the Trailer
“Die Freundin (The homegirl)” Directed by Iván Sáinz-Pardo
“Five Star Services” Directed by Chris Parisi – Watch the Trailer
“Full House Rap” Directed by Ali Alkhafaji“Hipsta Shit” Directed by Daniel Reisinger (Australia)
“Hooked” Directed by Luca Vecchi (Italy) – Watch The Trailer
“I Dream of Zombies” Directed by Alex Forbes
“I Killed Them Both” Wayne Hancock Directed by Stanley Sievers (Chicago, illinois)
“Jam Therapy – Get Up Get Down” Directed by Diego Lozano (Austin, Texas)
“Knife Fight” Directed by Miguel J. Soliman
“Nutrition Man” Directed by Sahar Adri (New York, NY)
“obSETHed: Memorial Day” Directed by Zack Matzganis
“Oy Vey” Directed by Joe O. Davies
“Priority Seat” Directed by Gilbert Chan
“Production Value” Directed by Mike Winger
“Sala de Espera (Waiting Room)” Directed by Aitor González Iturbe
“Sci Fi Chicks” Directed by Laura Hauschild (Los Angeles, California)
“Smooth Talk” Directed by Zachary Isenberg (Los Angeles, CA)
“Squeezed” Directed by Michel Goossens (Spain)
“Stung Music Video” Directed by Larry Ziegelman (Chicago, Illinois)
“The Antithesis of Man” Directed by Vickie Gest (Australia)
“The Cunnlingus King” Directed by Shannon Burkett
“The Naughty List” Directed by Paul Campion
“The Rebeccas Ep 1: Get Crampy” Directed by Michael Chwastiak (Canada)
“The Snowman’s Hat” Directed by Jeff Draheim (Valencia, California)
“The Status Liker” Directed by Andreas Toumbas
“Woman of My Dreams” Directed by Javier San Roman
“You’re Alive” Directed by W. Alex Reeves

Comedy Feature Film Screenplay Official Selections

“Disarray Days” by Karl Ryan Erikson and Evan Dickerson
“Maybe Shower” by Lex Lybrand
“Royally Duped: A Fairytale Gone Askew” by Winnie Khaw
“The Drop” by Jarrod Austin

Comedy Short Screenplay Official Selections

“Anatomically Modern Human for President” written by Amanda Martinez
“Hammer Time” written by Sasha Siljanovic
“Haus Pandora” written by Steve Vasiliou
“Heather Has Four Moms” written by Rani Deighe Crowe
“Live At Five” written by Geoff Ross
“Modern Love” written by Hannah Dillon
“Ms Taken” written by Alison Markinson
“Murder Plotz (Pilot episode of “Brooklyn Deli”)” written by Jim Norman
“Paper Sunday” written by Rachel Napolitano
“Shelter in Place” written by Melanie Wilderman
“The Appetizer” written by Gerard and Olivia George
“The Importance of Clowning Around” written by Jake Smith
“Three Legged Dog” written by Joshua Magor
“TIIPI-FIVE Infomercial” written by Joy Lin
“Witch Way Love” written by James M Martin

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Award Winners:

“Best Actor”Award: Seth Coltan in “obSETHed: Memorial Day”
“Best Actress” Award: Abigail Miskowiec in “State Inspection”
“Best Animated Film” Award: “The Snowman’s Hat” by Jeff Draheim
“Best Cinematography” Award: “Dicky Sledgehammer” Cinematographer Katie Walker
“Best Comedy Short Screenplay” Award: “Hammer Time” written by Sasha Siljanovic
“Best Editing” Award: “Hipsta Shit” Edited by James Ashbol
“Best Dark Comedy Film” Award: “The Anthesis of Man”
“Best Director” Award: “Smooth Talk” Directed by Zachary Isenberg
“Best Ensemble Cast” Award: “The Naughty List”
“Best Feature Film Screenplay” Award: “Maybe Shower” by Lex Lybrand
“Best Micro Short Film” Award: “I Dream of Zombies” Directed by Alex Forbes
“Funniest Music Video” Award: “Hipsta Shit” Edited by James Ashbol
“Best Original Music” Award: “Sci Fi Chicks” Composer Julien Genuardi
“Best Comedy Short Film” Award: “Dicky Sledgehammer” Directed by Matt Dean & Landon Ashworth
“Best Supporting Actor” Award: Jamal Douglas in “Smooth Talk”
“Best Supporting Actress” Award: Ave Lindon in “Church”
“Most Original Concept” Award: “Full House Rap” Directed by Ali AlKhafaji
“Single Funniest Moment” Award: “I Dream of Zombies” Directed by Alex Forbes
“Best Texas Film” Award: “Full House Rap” Directed by Ali AlKhafaji

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Award Nominations:

Nominations for “Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay”
“Disarray Days” by Karl Ryan Erikson
“Maybe Shower” by Lex Lybrand
“Royally Duped: A Fairytale Gone Askew” by Winnie Khaw
“The Drop” by Jarrod Austin

Nominations for “Best Short Comedy Screenplay”
“Anatomically Modern Human for President” written by Amanda Martinez
“Hammer Time” written by Sasha Siljanovic
“Modern Love” written by Hannah Dillon
“Paper Sunday” written by Rachel Napolitano
“TIIPI-FIVE Infomercial” written by Joy Lin

Nominations for the “Best Actress” Award
Marian Aguilera in “Woman of my Dreams”
Mary Elizabeth Cobb in “Knife Fight”
Mariola Figueroa in “Knife Fight”
Demitra Alexandria in “The Status Liker”
Abigail Miskowiec in “State Inspection”

Nominations for Best Supporting Actor
“Dicky Sledgehammer” Richard Portnow
“Breaking and Mentoring” Xavier Wolf
“Church” Jeffrey J. Scott
“Smooth Talk” Jamal Douglas
“Hooked” Valerio Desirò

Nominations for the “Best Actor” Award
“The Anthesis of Man” Leon Cain
“You’re Alive” Michael Palascak
“I Dream of Zombies” Josef Altin
“Dicky Sledgehammer” Landon Ashworth
“obSETHed: Memorial Day” Seth Coltan

Nominations for the Best “Supporting Actress” Award
Jennifer Hall in “Dicky Sledgehammer”
Ave Lindon in “Church”
Stephanie Figueira in “Squeezed”
Georgina Minter-Brown in “Oy Vey”
Josephine Ehlert in “The Homegirl”

Nominations for the “Best Cinematography” Award
“Dicky Sledgehammer” Cinematographer Katie Walker
“I Dream of Zombies” Cinematographer Daniel O’Flaherty.
“The Cunnilingus King” Cinematographer Chris Suchorsky
“Stung” Cinematographer Christopher Barrett
“The Anthesis of Man” Cinematographer Dan MacArthur

Nominations for the “Best Editing” Award
“Jam Therapy – Get Up Get Down” Directed by Diego Lozano (Austin, Texas)
“Five Star Services” Directed by Chris Parisi
“Hipsta Shit” Directed by Daniel Reisinger (Australia)
“Sci Fi Chicks” Directed by Laura Hauschild (Los Angeles, California)
“I Killed Them Both” Wayne Hancock Directed by Stanley Sievers (Chicago, illinois)

Nominations for “Best Original Music”
“Dicky Sledgehammer”: Composer Kevin MacLeod
“The Naughty List: Composer Andrea Possee
“The Anthesis of Man”: Composer Sonaire
“Sci Fi Chicks” Music Video
“The Cunnilingus King” Music Video

Nominations for “Best Comedy Short Film”
“Church” Directed by Stephen Bodossian
“Dicky Sledgehammer” Directed by Matt Dean and Landon Ashworth
“Oy Vey” Directed by Joe O. Davies
“The Naughty List” Directed by Paul Campion
“The Anthesis of Man” Directed by Dan Macarthur (Australia)

Nominations for “Best Comedy Micro Short Film” Award
“Breaking and Mentoring” Directed by Chandler Perry and Andrew Harrison
“I Dream of Zombies” Directed by Alex Forbes
“Production Value” Directed by Mike Winger
“Smooth Talk” Directed by Zachary Isenberg
“The Rebeccas Ep 1: Get Crampy” Directed by Michael Chwastiak (Canada)

Nominations for Best “Music Video”
“Full House Rap” Directed by Ali Alkhafaji (Austin, Texas)
“I Killed Them Both” Directed by Stanley Sievers (Chicago, Illinois)
“Stung” Directed by Larry Ziegelman (Chicago, Illinois)
“Sci Fi Chicks” Directed by Laura Hauschild (Los Angeles, California)
“Hipsta Shit” by Timmy Trumpet & Chardy ft The Bondi Hipsters directed by Daniel Reisinger (Australia)

Nominations for the “Best Ensemble Cast” Award
“Production Value”
“The Naughty List”
“Hooked”
“Conecta2”
“The Waiting Room”

Nominations for the “Best Texas Film Award’
“Jam Therapy – Get Up Get Down” Directed by Diego Lozano (Austin, Texas)
“Full House Rap” Directed by Ali Alkhafaji

About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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