Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers Announce 14th Annual Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival Award Winners
Cedar Rapids, IA, April 12, 2014 – Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers hosted the 14th Annual Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 at the Collins Road Theatres in Marion, Iowa. The Festival showcased the work of filmmakers from across the state and around the world. In accordance with CRIFM's stated mission, all the films screened featured stories or filmmakers with strong connections to the Hawkeye State.
CRIFM’s Director Scott Chrisman was impressed with this year’s slate of films. “Iowa’s filmmakers continue to tell engaging stories,” he said. “Even in challenging times, they still manage to bring the Iowa spirit to the screen.”
Gold and Silver Eddy Awards were presented to Professional, Professional-Amateur and Student filmmakers in Feature, Short Form, Documentary, and Freestyle categories.
And the Eddys went to . . .
Pro-Am DocumentaryGold Eddy: Baking Alaska
Silver Eddy: We Will Be Back "The Lake Delhi Story"
Pro-Am FeatureGold Eddy: The Shower
Silver Eddy: Demonica
Insane Mike Saunders
Pro-Am FreestyleGold Eddy: Horror Love
Insane Mike Saunders
Silver Eddy: Hollywood Troka - Entering the Exit
Pro-Am ShortGold Eddy: The Organizer
Silver Eddy: Proof
Professional DocumentaryGold Eddy: Rising Above: The National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library
Silver Eddy: West Union A Deeply Connected Sustainability In A Small Rural Community
Professional ShortGold Eddy: We Could Be Your Parents
Silver Eddy: Red i
Student DocumentaryGold Eddy: Pretty In Pink - Covered In Dirt
Silver Eddy: Werner
Student FreestyleGold Eddy: You and I
Silver Eddy: No One's Laughing
Student LongGold Eddy: Annexation
Silver Eddy: Skindiana Gones and the Concrete Jungle
Student ShortGold Eddy: Best Mistake
Silver Eddy: Burning
Iowa ConnectionBest Mistake
indiSystem Gear AwardCaught In Condiments
Collins Road Theatres ScholarshipBurning
Audience ChoiceRed i
About the Cedar Rapids Independent Film FestivalThe Eddy Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison who, among many other pursuits, was a pioneer in motion picture technology. The term eddy is also defined as "a current moving contrary to the direction of the main current," which is a suitable description for independent filmmakers, who often go against the current trends in mainstream cinema.
For additional information about Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers, please visit www.crifm.org, e-mail Scott Chrisman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (319) 431-1320.
The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a venue for Iowa filmmakers to screen their work for peers and general audiences. The organization's primary goals are to encourage Iowa independent filmmakers to continue improving their craft, to provide a place to specifically showcase Iowa-connected films, present a unique cultural event to the community, and to offer networking opportunities for the purpose of building the Iowa film industry.