United International Film Festival (UIFF) 2016 Winners

HOLLYWOOD, CA – On March 6, 2016 United International Film Festival (UIFF) held  a special evening  of networking, red-carpet gala, special screenings and an award ceremony. The evening was hosted by UIFF Host Amy Cox. The event was managed by Jaden Hwang, Event Director and CEO of Mind!Control Entertainment. Six films were nominated for best picture and screened at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. UIFF Director Klement Tinaj presented  awards in 13 categories during the award ceremony. “The Weight of Blood and Bones”, starring Danny Trejo, took home two awards, including the trophy for Best Picture. 

After the ceremony a selection of craft wine and appetizers were served to guests as the winners were interviewed on the red carpet.  UIFF announced their next festival will take place in New York on July 30, 2016. Submissions are now open on Filmfreeway. 

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“The festival was such a success and the team did such a wonderful job. Special thanks to Amy Cox, Jaden Hwang of Mind!Control Entertainment, Leandro Simozza, Raleigh Studios and all the supporters and media present at the film festival. I am very pleased that UIFF offers a great opportunity for talented filmmakers from around the world to showcase their artistic talent and vision and to gain recognition from the film industry leaders in Hollywood for their hard work. We look forward to our next festival in New York,” said Klement Tinaj, Director of United International Film Festival (UIFF).

United International Film Festival (UIFF) presents a program of new international cinema from filmmakers from across the globe. It takes place twice a year in Hollywood, California and once a year in New York City. UIFF features industry networking events, red-carpet galas, special screenings and award ceremonies.

United International Film Festival (UIFF) supporters are a community of passionate individuals and organizations that are united in their support of UIFF mission to advance the work of independent artists in film and to share their stories with the world. The UIFF community understands that fresh perspectives from visionary storytellers are essential for a healthy and vibrant society.

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Klement Tinaj Director of UIFF, 2016 Hollywood

Festival Winners

BEST FILM

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD AND BONES, Directed by Chris Ekstein.  Written by Chris Ekstein and Jason Chase Tyrrell. Starring Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Rosa McGowen and Mark Book Junior. 

(USA) The past of a legendary bounty hunter catches up with him and haunts the memories of his young son. 

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BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

DOMIZIANO ARCANGELI, ORGY OF THE DAMNED, Directed by Creep Creeperson. Written by 

Domiziano Arcangeli and Creep Creepersin. Starring Domiziano Arcangeli, Lorielle New, Naama Kates and Vincent Hoss Desmarais. (USA) An erotic vampire tale set in a surreal world of pleasure and betrayal. Fosco, a 300 year old vampire, lives in a beautiful mansion with his wife Sabina and their son Dimitri. Their lives are a non-stop lust orgy where anything goes and always does! Until, Fauna (a naive young woman) and her boyfriend Micah show up and turn the ecstasy-driven clan into murderous back-stabbers, hell-bent on revenge and power.

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BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

ROMAN XING (XING, HAN), PERMISSION,  Directed by Jun Kuang. Written by Roman Xing. 

Starring Roman Xing, Maya Arwen, Robert Factor and Rosanna Iversen (USA) Chinese middle class student Hua decides to propose to his American upper-class girlfriend Virginia, but first, he has to get her father’s permission.

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Roman Xing, winner of Best Leader Actor at UIFF 2016 film festival http://www.uiff.info

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BEST ACTRESS

NICOLE NELSON, MISALIGNMENT, Directed by Jeremy Nelson. Written by Nicole Nelson. 

Starring Nicole Nelson, Ashton Whitney, Lauren Mizenko and Holly Glasser.  (USA) Sometimes it takes being with the wrong person to know when you have met the right one. Misalignment is a story about love, choices, and discovering what’s really important in the quirky, cute romantic comedy.

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

IAN BUCHANAN, ONE NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD, Directed and written  by Sheri Sussman. Starring Ian Buchanan, Kyle Kaminsky, Rick Peters and Markus Reymann (USA) A writer and an actor find the perfect investor for their Indie film, who only has one request – they kill a studio executive that has crossed him and he’ll finance their film and they can have their coveted ‘complete creative control’. That’s a no-brainer! Now if they can only agree on an ending for their script!

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Ian Buchanan, winner of Best Supporting Actor at UIFF 2016 Film Festival

BEST DIRECTOR

CHRIS EKSTEIN, THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD AND BONES, Written by Chris Ekstein and Jason Chase Tyrrell. Starring Jason Patric, Danny Trejo, Rosa McGowen and Mark Book Junior. (USA) The past of a legendary bounty hunter catches up with him and haunts the memories of his young son. 

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Chris Ekstein, (The Weight of Blood and Bones) winner of Best Director at UIFF 2016 Film Festival

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

MIRCO SGARZI, ORGY OF THE DAMNED, Directed by Creep Creeperson. Written by Domiziano Arcangeli and Creep Creepersin. Starring Domiziano Arcangeli, Lorielle New, Naama  Kates and Vincent Hoss Desmarais. (USA) An erotic vampire tale set in a surreal world of pleasure and betrayal. Fosco, a 300 year old vampire, lives in a beautiful mansion with his wife Sabina and their son Dimitri. Their lives are a non-stop lust orgy where anything goes and always does! 

Until, Fauna (a naive young woman) and her boyfriend Micah show up and turn the ecstasy-driven clan into murderous back-stabbers, hell-bent on revenge and power.

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Mirco Sgarzi, winner of Best Cinematography at UIFF 2016 Film Festival

BEST SCREENPLAY 

JOUD KASHGARI, CLEARANCE, Directed and Written by Joud Kashgari. Starring Bobby  Kruger, Sharon Loo and Ara Woland. (USA) A routine inspection at the airport goes awry when an overzealous federal agent meets a well-travelled but secretive traveler.

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BEST ANIMATION 

NING CHENG, A SNOT ADVENTURE, animated by Ning Cheng

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BEST EDITING

J SCOTT HARVEY AND AUGIE HESS, ONE NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD, Directed and written  by Sheri Sussman. Starring Ian Buchanan, Kyle Kaminsky, Rick Peters and Markus Reymann (USA) A writer and an actor find the perfect investor for their Indie film, who only has one request – they kill a studio executive that has crossed him and he’ll finance their film and they can have their coveted ‘complete creative control’. That’s a no-brainer! Now if they can only agree on an ending for their script!

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BEST MUSIC

LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM, Directed by Bardroy Barretto. Written by Bardroy and Mridul Toolsidass. Starring Vijay Maurya,  Palomi Ghosh,  Prince Jacob and Blasco Andrade. (India) 

‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ is a Konkani feature film – a tribute to Goan Music and her legendary musicians. Narrated through the emotional roller coaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its prodigiously eclectic generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s. The film weaves its lilting narrative through 20 timeless Konkani songs that capture the timbre and texture of a sound scape these musicians made their own. Nachom-ia Kumpasar is a nostalgic musical tale set in the times these formidable talents lived and died in. Unrecognized. Unappreciated. 

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AWARD OF MERIT

THE MOMENT I WAS ALONE, Directed and written by Kellen Gibbs. Starring Tessa Espinola, Jordan Knapp, Valerie Spencer and Julia Parker. (USA) When time stops around a young girl, she is forced to grow alone while the world around her stays locked in a moment.

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AWARD OF RECOGNITION

NICOLAS RAGANATO, FIRST LOVE,  Directed and written by Nicolas Raganto. Starring Diego Delpiano, Samantha Kamp, Rebecca Ellen Evans and Laney Malone. (USA)  Daniel, a ten-year-old student confronts his evil teacher Ms. Ruth to get his valentine card back that was done for his girlfriend Sammy.

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“First Love” receives AWARD OF RECOGNITION March 6, 2016 at #UIFF WWW.UIFF.INFO

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UIFF Trophy

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