Current and former Kentucky filmmakers take home top awards at this year’s festival.
LOUISVILLE, KY. (February 21st) —
Louisville natives Scooter Downey & Sean Elliot, and Frankfort filmmakers Todd Sheene, Allen Martin, & Scott Stafford are among the winners of the top prizes at the 2012 Derby City Film Festival which took place February 17th through the 19th.
“It’s in the Blood” written by Downey & Elliot, took home the awards for Best US Feature Film, Audience Choice, and Best Actor (Elliot). The film was directed by Downey and also stars Lance Henriksen who received a Lifetime Achievement Award prior to the film screening. Sheene, Martin, & Stafford took home the award for Best US Short Film for their film “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic”
The full list of 2012 Award winners:
Videoblocks & The Footage Firm Award for Technical Achievement: “Grounded”
Audience Choice: “It’s in the Blood”
Lifetime Achievement: Lance Henriksen
Best Actor: Sean Elliot - “It’s in the Blood”
Best Actress: Kristen Booth - “Below Zero”
Best Student Short Film: “Thin Air”
Best International Short Film: “Donkey”
Best US Short Film: “Bizarnival: Tuxedos in the Attic
Best Documentary: “Bailout”
Best Feature Film: “It’s in the Blood”
Dates for the 2013 Derby City Film Festival and call for entries will be announced later this Spring. More information about the festival can be found at the festival website: www.derbycityfilmfest.com