NFMLA Best of 2014 Awards – September 12th, 2015

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

The Heart of Bruno Wizard

Director: Elisabeth Rasmussen
UK

Aldo

Director: Ross Kolton

A New York Heartbeat

Director: Tjardus Greidanus

Cry Now

Director: Alberto Barboza
Best Live Action Short – Drama

Empyrean

Director: Sophia Savage

Sold

Director: John Irwin

East of Kensington

Director: Kellen Moore

Present Trauma

Director: Mark Manalo

Samnang

Director: Asaph Polonsky

For The Birds

Director: Tara Atashgah

Interstate

Director: Camille Stochitch

Way In Rye

Director: Goran Stankovic

Pagpag (The Refuse)

Director: John Paul Su

Stray Dogs

Director: Santiago Limon

Stay

Director: Brandon Zuck
Best Live Action Short – Comedy

Mediation

Director: Francisco Lorite

Another Happy Anniversary

Director: Miranda Bailey

#Twitterkills

Director: Brett Sorem

Dear Santa

Director: Maura Smith

Vacation

Director: Tracy Brown

Chicken Suit

Director: AK Hottman

Rosita Lopez For President

Director: Rachel Goldberg

Market Hours

Director: Jon Goldman

Somebody’s Mother

Director: Mandy Fabian
Best Foreign Short

Kakara

Director: Kimmo Ylakas
Finland

Le Passage

Director: Fabien Montagner
France

Sahasi Chori

Director: Erin Galey
India / Nepal

Matat

Director: Rotem Zisman-Cohen
Israel

God Maskingevaerlyd

Director: Truls Krane Meby
Norway

Taste in Guys

Director: Michelle Yu
South Korea

Dubois

Director: Kaz Ove’
UK

Save Me A Spot

Director: Alfredo Hueck
Venezuela
Best Animated Short

Operator

Director: Sam Barnett

Hopkins and Delaney LLP

Director: Sean Buckelew

How You Doin’ Boy?

Director: William D. Caballero

Roadkill Redemption

Director: Karl Hadrika

Toby and The Runaway Kite

Director: Dana Stockton
Australia
Best Documentary Short

Twenty-Eight Feet: Life On A Wooden Boat

Director: Kevin A. Fraser
Canada

Haenyeo: Woman of the Sea

Director: Alex Igidbashian; Daye Jeong; & Kevin Sawicki

Fighter’s Room

Director: Slav Zatoka

HOLLYGROVE:The True Life Story of Monserrat

Director: Carlos Hurtado

Los Villanos

Director: Sabrina Skau

The Last Killing

Director: Sati Kaur
Best Performance in a Drama

Patrick John Flueger

Film: Present Trauma

Escher Holloway

Film: A New York Heartbeat

Fernanda Romero

Film: Sold

Antti Luusuaniemi

Film: Kakara Short

Nazli K. Lou

Film: For The Birds

Rebecca Cox

Film: Tarsus

Eamonn Walker

Film: Dubois
Best Performance in a Comedy

Freddie Rodriguez

Film: Mediation

Marley Shelton

Film: Mediation

Nikki Deloach

Film: Another Happy Anniversary

Sunah Bilsted

Film: #Twitterkills

Christine Lakin

Film: Somebody’s Mother

Daniel Jones

Film: Ticket To Ride
Judges

Charles Mastropietro

Circle of Confusion
Bio

Bettina Fisher

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Bio

Peter Van Steemburg

International Creative Management (ICM)
Bio

William Swann

Content Director – Coca Cola
Bio

David Stone

William Morris Endeavor (WME)
Bio

Niki Montazaran

Paradigm Agency
Bio

Alex Ben Block

Award Winning Journalist
Bio

Olivia Gray

Independent Talent Group (UK)
Bio

Steven Wolfe

Sneak Preview Entertainment
Bio

Larry Laboe

NFMLA / SXM
Bio

Betsy Chasse

Award Winning Filmmaker
Bio

Danny De Lillo

BAFTA Committee Member / NFMLA Board
Bio

Yuri Lowenthal

Award Winning Filmmaker
Bio

Eric Adamsons

Bifrost Project
Bio

Varda Bar-Kar

Award Winning Filmmaker / NFMLA Board
Bio

Shelley Leopold

NFMLA Board
Bio

Tara Platt

Award Winning Filmmaker
Bio