NFMLA Best of 2014 Awards

NFMLA 2014

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles in the heart of the renowned Downtown LA Arts District as we recognize the best in achievement by emerging filmmakers worldwide.

The night will feature a VIP Reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and a special viewing of the A+D Museum’s premiere exhibition at their stunning new home, Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles, followed by Arrivals and the Awards Show.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles founded our Best of Awards in 2013 to celebrate the stellar work by emerging filmmakers featured in our monthly film festival series. For over eight years, NFMLA has been a leader in showcasing up and coming talent, and fostering Los Angeles’s filmmaking community through ongoing programs and partnerships.

NFMLA is a nonprofit arts organization with locations in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. We are thrilled to be partnering with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles, our first LA home, at their new home!

Parking for the Best of 2014 Awards

Parking is available at 360 S. Alameda St — at the corner of 4th Street / Alameda for $8. Please let them know that you there for the “Best of 2014 Awards” to ensure the $8 rate.

Both metered and free street parking are also available throughout the Arts District within easy walking distance of the museum. Please make sure to read posted signs carefully.

Best of 2014 Awards Winners

BEST NEW FILMMAKER OF 2014
Mandy Fabian

BEST FEATURE FILM
“A New York Heartbeat”
Directed by Tjardus Greidanus

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM – DRAMA
“Pagpag (The Refuse)”
Directed by John Paul Su

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM – COMEDY
“Dear Santa”
Directed by Maura Smith

BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM
“Sahasi Chori”
Directed by Erin Galey

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
“The Last Killing”
Directed by Sati Kaur

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Operator”
Directed by Sam Barnett

BEST PERFORMANCE – DRAMA
“For the Birds”
Nazli K. Lou

BEST PERFORMANCE – COMEDY
“Another Happy Anniversary”
Nikki Deloach

Best of 2014 Nominations

Best Feature Film
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The Heart of Bruno Wizard

Director: Elisabeth Rasmussen
UK
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Aldo

Director: Ross Kolton
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A New York Heartbeat

Director: Tjardus Greidanus
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Cry Now

Director: Alberto Barboza
Best Live Action Short – Drama
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Empyrean

Director: Sophia Savage
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Sold

Director: John Irwin
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East of Kensington

Director: Kellen Moore
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Present Trauma

Director: Mark Manalo
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Samnang

Director: Asaph Polonsky
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For The Birds

Director: Tara Atashgah
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Interstate

Director: Camille Stochitch
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Way In Rye

Director: Goran Stankovic
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Pagpag (The Refuse)

Director: John Paul Su
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Stray Dogs

Director: Santiago Limon
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Stay

Director: Brandon Zuck
Best Live Action Short – Comedy
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Mediation

Director: Francisco Lorite
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Another Happy Anniversary

Director: Miranda Bailey
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#Twitterkills

Director: Brett Sorem
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Dear Santa

Director: Maura Smith
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Vacation

Director: Tracy Brown
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Chicken Suit

Director: AK Hottman
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Rosita Lopez For President

Director: Rachel Goldberg
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Market Hours

Director: Jon Goldman
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Somebody’s Mother

Director: Mandy Fabian
Best Foreign Short
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Kakara

Director: Kimmo Ylakas
Finland
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Le Passage

Director: Fabien Montagner
France
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Sahasi Chori

Director: Erin Galey
India / Nepal
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Matat

Director: Rotem Zisman-Cohen
Israel
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God Maskingevaerlyd

Director: Truls Krane Meby
Norway
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Taste in Guys

Director: Michelle Yu
South Korea
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Dubois

Director: Kaz Ove’
UK
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Save Me A Spot

Director: Alfredo Hueck
Venezuela
Best Animated Short
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Operator

Director: Sam Barnett
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Hopkins and Delaney LLP

Director: Sean Buckelew
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How You Doin’ Boy?

Director: William D. Caballero
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Roadkill Redemption

Director: Karl Hadrika
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Toby and The Runaway Kite

Director: Dana Stockton
Australia
Best Documentary Short
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Twenty-Eight Feet: Life On A Wooden Boat

Director: Kevin A. Fraser
Canada
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Haenyeo: Woman of the Sea

Director: Alex Igidbashian; Daye Jeong; & Kevin Sawicki
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Fighter’s Room

Director: Slav Zatoka
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HOLLYGROVE:The True Life Story of Monserrat

Director: Carlos Hurtado
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Los Villanos

Director: Sabrina Skau
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The Last Killing

Director: Sati Kaur
Best Performance in a Drama
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Patrick John Flueger

Film: Present Trauma
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Escher Holloway

Film: A New York Heartbeat
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Fernanda Romero

Film: Sold
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Antti Luusuaniemi

Film: Kakara Short
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Nazli K. Lou

Film: For The Birds
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Rebecca Cox

Film: Tarsus
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Eamonn Walker

Film: Dubois
Best Performance in a Comedy
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Freddie Rodriguez

Film: Mediation
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Marley Shelton

Film: Mediation
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Nikki Deloach

Film: Another Happy Anniversary
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Sunah Bilsted

Film: #Twitterkills
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Christine Lakin

Film: Somebody’s Mother
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Daniel Jones

Film: Ticket To Ride
Judges
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Charles Mastropietro

Circle of Confusion
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Bettina Fisher

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Peter Van Steemburg

International Creative Management (ICM)
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William Swann

Content Director – Coca Cola
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David Stone

William Morris Endeavor (WME)
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Niki Montazaran

Paradigm Agency
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Alex Ben Block

Award Winning Journalist
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Olivia Gray

Independent Talent Group (UK)
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Steven Wolfe

Sneak Preview Entertainment
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Larry Laboe

NFMLA / SXM
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Betsy Chasse

Award Winning Filmmaker
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Danny De Lillo

BAFTA Committee Member / NFMLA Board
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Yuri Lowenthal

Award Winning Filmmaker
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Eric Adamsons

Bifrost Project
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Varda Bar-Kar

Award Winning Filmmaker / NFMLA Board
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Shelley Leopold

NFMLA Board
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Tara Platt

Award Winning Filmmaker
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