2011 Winners

Grand Jury Award
Amy Alyson Fans directed by Jonathan Bowen
A struggling actor launches an unofficial fan site for his rising star girlfriend without her knowledge, growing her stardom and aiding her career, but when she finds out about his online endeavors, their relationship is put to the test.
Special Jury Prize
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story directed by Will Hess & Nikki Frakes
At 88 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on over 1 billion comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Stan has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk!
Special Jury Prize
Bring It 2 Peter directed by Janelle Sorenson & Melany Joy Beck
After stumbling upon an endearing fan letter, two women hit the road in search of its intended recipient, Hollywood actor Peter Fonda. The unlikely couriers retrace the steps of Fonda and pal, Dennis Hopper from their 1969 counterculture classic, Easy Rider. From the forgotten diners of Old Route 66 to the sunny hills of Malibu, the duo discover more than they bargain for in their ultimate quest to Bring It 2 Peter.
Special Jury Prize
Mexican Cuisine directed by Francisco Guijarro
In California, the state with the largest Mexican immigrant population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.
Actors Showcase Winner
Turning Japanese directed by Paul Bickel
A couple struggling with their finances stumble upon an unknowing roommate and exploit her nightly episodes.
Best Comedy
The Shoes Maketh the Man directed by Tarek Sursock
An ambitious but misguided accountant hurries to sign-on his next important client. His materialistic values are going to be put to the test as he makes his way through the concrete jungle of Beverly Hills.
Best Director
You Have the Right to an Attorney directed by Matthew Bockelman
'You Have the Right to an Attorney' enters the daily grind of two young public defenders in the South Bronx. Matt and Scott strive to resolve hundreds of client cases, while also facing the weighty emotional burden of working within a system they consider fundamentally broken.
Best Documentary
Age of Champions directed by Christopher Rufo
Age of Champions is the inspiring story of five senior athletes chasing their dreams at the National Senior Olympic Games.
Best Documentary Short
50,000 Tribute Fans Can’t Be Wrong directed by Casey Watterworth
Examine the fans of tribute artists and how celebrity impersonating became a profession.
Best Feature
Skew directed by Sevé Schelenz
When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between the three close friends. Each one of them must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed...and recorded.
Best Foreign Film
Menschenliebe directed by Alexander Tuschinski
Arnold Richter studies physics, loves opera and writes novels. Not exactly the hobbies most women find attractive!  Time for a change: Somehow, it has to be possible to learn how to seduce any woman within a few days. Just like 'Don Giovanni' does in Mozart's opera!  Luckily, he finds an experienced teacher soon, and with each successful seduction, more and more 'Don Giovanni'-elements sneak into his world...
Best Music Video
We'll Be Alright directed by Jarek Zabczynski
We’ll Be Alright takes us on a journey across space, time and other worlds. Set in a not too distant post apocalyptic future, Theory sets to embark on an adventure to reunite himself with the girl of his dreams.  A futuristic love story filled with mystery, suspense and a little bit of danger.
Best Nevada Film
Veterans directed by Valerie Bischoff
Everything changes for Diamond, the fallen star of a Nevada brothel, after a unique encounter with a young veteran.
Best Screenplay
Seasons directed by Harlan Hegna
Seasons follows a love story that follows a young couple from when they meet in 1949 until present day.  Each scene demonstrates how love changes with the seasons.
Best Sci-fi Film
Earthship directed by David Wilson
In 2047 Post global warming Canada the Whitmore family has remained hidden from the rest of the world for years. Now the youngest son Dax wants to see what has become of the world, but the world is coming to them.
Best Short
Easy Street directed by Russell Greene
A young, Southern lawyer goes to New York for a job interview with the country's most eccentric and intimidating Federal Judge. After experiencing the weirdest encounter of his life, he is given an ultimatum that pits his morality against his ambition. Both comically absurd and socially relevant, the film asks: How far would you go to land your dream job?
Best Television Pilot
The Drama directed by Joe Flowers
A down-on-his-luck high school athlete finds himself thrown into an advanced drama class, where he falls in love with a beautiful ingenue and makes enemies with the intensely aggressive class star.

2011 Platinum Reel Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

5 Minutes Each directed by Vojin Vasovic
Fluffle directed by Stephanie Franz

Documentary Film Competition

Beatboxing - The Fifth Element of Hip Hip directed by Klaus Schneyder
Clickin' for Love directed by Pablo Pappano
Death By Medicine directed by Gary Null & Richie Williamson
Winter directed by Steve Bellamy
Flat Daddy directed by Nara Garber & Betsy Nagler
Hollywood to Dollywood directed by John Lavin
Last Stand At Nymboida directed by Jeff Bird
Reflections of the Past directed by Alexander Roman
The Rescuers directed by Michael King

Experimental Film Competition

Invertebrate directed by James McAleer
Passion directed by William DiPietra

Feature Film Competition

A Sud di New York directed by Elena Bonelli
Director's Cut directed by Elana Mugdan
Life! Camera Action... directed by Rohit Gupta
Meherjaan directed by Rubaiyat Hossain
True Bromance directed by Sebastian Doggart
Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit directed by Mark Jeavons
Yesterday is Here directed by Alfonso Lozada

Music Video Competition

Mutant Calculator directed by Alexander Tuschinski

Nevada Film Competition

Don't Call me a Hero directed by Loney Childress

Short Film Competition

14 Days with Alzheimer's directed by Lisa Cerasoli
Adam's Tallit directed by Justin Olstein
Bathing and the Single Girl directed by Christine Elise McCarthy
Cold Feet directed by M. Simon Lim
Dealing directed by Randall Sawka
Good versus Evil directed by Kim Sheridan
Insomniac directed by Tarek Sursock
Land der Kinder directed by Michael Zechmann
Purgatory directed by Mehran Rows
Quirk of Fate directed by Marco J. Riedl
The Tal Qadi Stone directed by Maurice Micallef

TV Commercial Competition

The Sterling directed by Edgar Tang

TV Pilot Competition

The Learning Curves directed by Michael Gibrall

2011 Golden Reel Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

My License directed by Elizabeth Herrick

Documentary Film Competition

Ciao Cirella directed by Berthaud Christophe
Cultures of Resistance directed by Lara Lee
Fast Talk directed by Debra Tolchinsky
Locked Out directed by Joan Sekler
One Revolution directed by Amanda Stoddard
Question One directed by James Nubile & Joseph Fox
Where the Sun has a Mustache directed by Phil Rached & Jayasinhji Jhala
Zielinski directed by Chase Thompson

Experimental Film Competition

Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician directed by Martin L. Demaine & Erik D. Demaine

Feature Film Competition

All Night directed by Jacob Lyman
Friends and Lovers directed by Ron Pike
I am Nasrine directed by Tina Gharavi
Nominated directed by Dan Pavlik
Rancho D'Amour directed by Bill Evashwick
Subprime directed by Brooks Campbell
Worlds Best Dad directed by Joshua Gross

Music Video Competition

House on Normandy directed by Marco Bottiglieri

Short Film Competition

Cantar directed by Lise Kearney & Clayton Cogswell
Conduit directed by Alyn Darnay
Dead Cat directed by Jay Reiss
Fractured Minds directed by Frank Battiston
Guitar Man directed by Michael Sweeney
Profile Update directed by Rafy Rivera
Static directed by Mel Miskell
Swanee directed by Xavier Perkins
The Emergence directed by Zachary Mami
The Incredible Shrinking Office directed by Stephen Kane

TV Pilot Competition

Flock of Meese directed by Russell Feher

2011 Silver Screen Award Winners

Animated Film Competition

The Girl and the Fox directed by Tyler Kupferer

Documentary Film Competition

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea directed by David Schmidt
Lost Airmen of Buchenwald directed by Mike Dorsey
My Brother's Other Mother directed by David Bradburn
Sixty in 60 directed by Ronnie Cramer
Southern Exposure directed by Jerry Misner
Take A Seat: Sharing a Ride Across America directed by Dominic Gill
The Discussion directed by Gen - Eric
Weapons of Mass Disruption directed by Bestor Cram & Mike Majoros
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward directed by Peter Joseph

Experimental Film Competition

Two Lives directed by Hebron Simckes-Joffe

Feature Film Competition 

Exley directed by Larry Kent
Lukus directed by Danny Lenko
Mausams directed by Shilpa Krishnan Shukla
The Bastard directed by Ryan Lindsey
The Quiet Room directed by Paul Vlachos & M.F. Chang
Trapped In Perfection directed by Michel Katz
Victor Greywolf We Hardly Knew Yee directed by Victor Greywolf

Music Video Competition

Titarius - D.O.A directed by Charles Quinn Frutos

Short Film Competition

America directed by Adam Dalhaus
Blood Roulette directed by Lee Lanier
Christel Clear directed by Susanne Barr
Come Together directed by Guilliean Pacheco
Dig directed by Joshua Caldwell
GoldenBox directed by Matt MacDonald
Kim the Waitress directed by Scott Eriksson
Postcard Mafia directed by Gregorius Grey
The Bag directed by Ray Nomoto Robison
What's Up? directed by Kim Sheridan

TV Pilot Competition

Miami Latin Nights directed by Robert Marrero