Best screenplay award
Directed by the up-and-coming Long Island native Will Tully, this hilarious Christmas comedy looks at dealing with our dysfunctional families during the holidays. The story begins when Peg Fitzgerald (played by Annette Hunt) throws away the family TV set, forcing her husband, five children and two grandchildren to act like a family for the entire holiday weekend. Tully, whose credits include the short film Junglefish and a reproduction of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York and has worked under such greats as Steven Spielberg and Barry Sonnenfeld.
A clever short directed by Werner Bargsten, Sparks is a summer tale about the lives of nine neighbors who intersect in the worst possible ways.
Nara Garber and Ben Wolf's country music video about the L train.
of the Day
A quirky animated love story between man and fish, by John R. Dilworth.