Just because some filmmakers were not honored at the gala awards ceremony Saturday night inside a Grand Californian Hotel ballroom, it does not mean the Anaheim International Film Festival was done dishing out trophies.
Due to “technical difficulties,” a list of audience favorites did not reach the Weekly's inbox until yesterday afternoon (though the fest says it originally went out Monday night).
And the envelopes for audience awards, please . . .
Directed by David Brooks; produced by Brooks, Zev Brooks and Cary Glieberman; and starring Brian Wimmer, Bart Johnson, Don Most, Michael Buster, Susanne Sutchy, Kenneth Brown and Jesse Bennett.
Directed by Kevin Tostado; produced by Tostado and Craig Bentley; narrated by Zachary Levi; and featuring appearances by Hank Azaria, Matt McNally and Phil Orbanes.
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda; produced by Takuya Ito, Yuichiro Saito, Nozomu Takahashi, Takashi Watanabe; and featuring the voices of Nanami Sakuraba, Ryonosuke Kamiki, Ayumu Saito, Mitsuki Tanimura, Sumiko Fuji and Takahiro Yokokawa.
Directed by Pierre Stefanos
Directed by Max Lang and Jacob Schuh; and featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson
These films join the four others singled out by juries and presented awards at Saturday night's gala.
Directed by Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnell; and produced by Morgan Bushe and Macdara Kelleher.
Directed by Jang Kun-jae; produced by Jang Kun-jae and Kim Woo-ri; and starring Seo Jun-yeong, Lee Min-ji, Kwon Hyeok-pung, Han Na, Choi Hyo-sang and Choi Hyeon-sook.
Directed by Luke Matheny
Directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan.
The feature film jurors were: Julie Davis, director of I Love You, Don't Touch Me!, Amy's Orgasm, All Over the Guy and Finding Bliss; and Christian Gaines, the American Film Institute's director of festivals from 2000-08 who is now developing festival strategy and alternative distribution for Withoutabox, a division of IMDb.com and Amazon.
Short film jurors were: Kimberly Browning, a film, television and new media/web entertainment producer and director who founded and directs Hollywood Shorts, a monthly industry screening series and presenter of the annual African American Shortsfest at the American Cinematheque each February; and Matt Spain, creative executive at Magnet Media Group, which finances and produces theatrical feature films in the $10 million-$40 million range.