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Highlights In Brief
April 1-2, 2005
Collins Road Theatres, Marion

  • 63 entries
  • 29 Official Selections awarded
  • Nearly 500 attendees
  • Special Guests: Producers Steve Schott and Tony Wilson of “The Final Season”
  • Keynote Address: Saturday Night Live alum and Cedar Falls native, Gary Kroeger

2009 Cedar Rapids Independent
Film Festival

April 3-4, 2009
Collins Road Theatres
Marion, Iowa 52402
319-377-4555

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2005 CRI Film Festival

2005 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival
April 1-2, 2005
Collins Road Theatres
1462 Twixtown Road
Marion, IA 52302

The 2005 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was held Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd, at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twix Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival showcased the work of filmmakers from Eastern Iowa, across the state, and around the country, all with strong ties to Iowa. A big thanks to all who participated and attended, and congratulations to all our winners!

Producers Steve Schott and Tony Wilson of "The Final Season", to be shot in the Cedar Rapids area this spring, discussed the work that has gone into making the long dream a reality.

Gary Kroeger, former cast member of Saturday Night Live and Cedar Falls native, described his career path and the differences between New York, Los Angeles and Iowa.

Over 60 films were submitted for consideration. A panel of expert judges selected 29 for exhibition.


The Results

Eddy Awards presented at the Saturday evening ceremony:

Official Selections: “Bartleby's Booth,” Daniel L. Opsal; “The Beard,” Adam Luksetich; “Brothers Sing On - The Road to St. Peter's,” Paul Marlow, Mark Janssen; “CAVEMAN - V.T. Hamlin & Alley Oop,” Max Allan Collins, Steve Henke, Dan Lind; “Comatose,” Nathan Matta; “Divine Intervention,” Drew Annis, Taylor Gentry; “Excuse Me,” Tawna Rathe; “Ext. Bench - Day,” Chris McInroy; “he seems,” Jenny Stolte; “Her Summer,” Bryan Woods, Scott Beck; “Hope Through Harmony: The Simon Estes South Africa Youth Choir Exchange Project,” Kent Newman, Full Spectrum Productions; “Lights, Camera, Kill,” Prescribed Films - “Insane Mike” Saunders, Jason Bolinger; “A Long Day's Nightmare,” Craig Paulsen; “Me and My Monkey,” Kory Cousins, Kelly Cousins; “On Account of Amber,” C.E. Doss, Nick A. Bertelsen; “Our Solar System,” Brian Markowski, Emma Markowski; “The Persecution of Al Kida,” Ben Godar; “The Race,” Geoff Love, Justin Veith, Reed Dinsdale, Tyler Schick; “Round Midnight,” Andy Brodie; “South Pole Padre,” Craig Schaefer, Pat Yackley; “Space Pirates: The Spiral Arms of Greed,” Michael “Tug” Buse; “The Summer House,” Joel Sadilek; “Terminus Est,” Per A. Malm; “University Heights,” Scott Beck, Bryan Woods; “What's It Worth,” Nathan Stoll; “What's two + three?” Peter Hawley; “Wheel,” Robert Monroe; “Who's Kyle?” Gerald Emerick; “Widow Maker,” Paul Martin, Glorinda Marie.

Student Documentary
Gold Eddy - “‘Round Midnight,” Andy Brodie
Silver Eddy - “The Beard,” Adam Luksetich

Master Documentary
Gold Eddy - “Hope Through Harmony: The Simon Estes South Africa Youth Choir
Exchange Project,” Kent Newman, Full Spectrum Productions
Silver Eddy - “CAVEMAN: V.T. Hamlin & Alley Oop,” Max Allan Collins, Steve Henke, Dan Lind

Student Freestyle
Gold Eddy - “he seems,” Jenny Stolte
Silver Eddy - “Wheel,” Robert Monroe

Master Freestyle
Gold Eddy - “Our Solar System,” Brian Markowski, Emma Markowski
Silver Eddy - “Space Pirates: The Spiral Arms of Greed,” Michael “Tug” Buse

Student Short
Gold Eddy - “Bartleby's Booth,” Daniel L. Opsal
Silver Eddy - “Divine Intervention,” Drew Annis, Taylor Gentry

Master Short
Gold Eddy - “The Summer House,” Joel Sadilek
Silver Eddy - “On Account of Amber,” C.E. Doss, Nick A. Bertelsen

Student Long Form
Gold Eddy - “University Heights,” Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Silver Eddy - “Her Summer,” Bryan Woods, Scott Beck

Master Feature
Gold Eddy - “A Long Days Nightmare,” Craig Paulsen
Silver Eddy - “Lights, Camera...KILL!,” Prescribed Films, “Insane Mike” Saunders, Jason Bolinger

Audience Choice Eddy
“Brothers Sing On - The Road to St. Peter's,” Paul Marlow, Mark Janssen

 


The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a place for area filmmakers to show their work to peers and the general public.

Many people who have made films do not have a way to show them to anyone besides their family and friends. The greatest reward for a filmmaker is having their film shown to an appreciative audience. One of our 2002 festival entrants commented what a wonderful feeling it was to observe an audience watching his film--and have them laugh when they were supposed to laugh! In addition to screenings and awards, the festival offers guest speakers and lots of networking opportunities.

For full results of each year, see the Festival History Menu in the sidebar.


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