And The Growler goes to… Announcing the winners of the 2016 Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival!

Gigi Saul Guerrero and The Growler - Gigi & Luchagore Productions took home a Growler for winning the Emerging Filmmakers Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Gigi Saul Guerrero and The Growler - Gigi & Luchagore Productions took home a Growler for winning the Emerging Filmmakers Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

At the 2016 Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival held in Little Rock, AR on April 7-10, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER (Directed by Nicolas Pesce) made a clean sweep of the Feature Film Jury Awards, while THE SMILING MAN (Directed by A.J. Briones) won the Best Short Film Jury Award that included a distribution deal from Crypt TV!


FANTASTIC CINEMA GRAND JURY FILM AWARDS

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

Best Feature Film: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Director: Nicolas Pesce

Best Director: Nicolas Pesce
Film: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Best Screenplay: Nicolas Pesce
Film: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Best Cinematography: Zach Kuperstein
Film: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Best Editing Nicolas Pesce
Film: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Feature Film Jury:  Chris Alexander, Justin Beahm, and Eric England

SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Best Short Film: THE SMILING MAN
Director:  A.J. Briones
*This award includes a distribution deal courtesy Crypt TV, a Premiere Sponsor of Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival.

Honorable Mention Best Short Film: THE HEAT
Director: Bartosz Kruhlik

Best Director: Spencer Parsons
Film: BITE RADIUS

Director Spencer Parsons' accepting The Growler for Best Short Film Director for Bite Radius - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Director Spencer Parsons' accepting The Growler for Best Short Film Director for Bite Radius - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Best Screenplay:  Sacha Feiner
Film: LAST DOOR SOUTH

Best Cinematography: Gabe Mayhan
Film: CURED

CURED, Co-Director Eric England, accepting The Growler for Best Short Film Cinematography on behalf of Director of Photography Gabe Mayhan - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

CURED, Co-Director Eric England, accepting The Growler for Best Short Film Cinematography on behalf of Director of Photography Gabe Mayhan - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Best Editing: Julie Lena
Film: BIONIC GIRL

Short Film Jury: Jarrod Paul Beck, Josh Millican (Crypt TV),  Luchagore Productions (Luke Bramley, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Raynor Shima)

FANTASTIC CINEMA SPECIAL AWARDS

Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award: LUCHAGORE PRODUCTIONS

Luchagore Productions took home The Growler for the Emerging Filmmakers Award. Pictured: Josh Millican from Crypt TV, Raynor Shima (Luchagore), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Luchagore), Tony Taylor (Festival Director), and Luke Bramley (Luchagore) - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Luchagore Productions took home The Growler for the Emerging Filmmakers Award.
Pictured: Josh Millican from Crypt TV, Raynor Shima (Luchagore), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Luchagore), Tony Taylor (Festival Director), and Luke Bramley (Luchagore) - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Fantastic Cinema Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award (Feature):  IN THE DARK
Director: David Spaltro

Fiona Horrigan accepting The Growler for IN THE DARK winning the Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Fiona Horrigan accepting The Growler for IN THE DARK winning the Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Fantastic Cinema Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award (Short): TWELVE TRADITIONS
Director: Jonathan Cuartas

Producer/Cinematographer Michael Cuartas and Producer/Director Jonathan Cuartas accepting The Growler for TWELVE TRADITIONS winning the Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

Producer/Cinematographer Michael Cuartas and Producer/Director Jonathan Cuartas accepting The Growler for TWELVE TRADITIONS winning the Blood, Sweat, & Tears Award - Photo credit: Gigi Saul Guerrero

AUDIENCE AWARD PRESENTED BY SUMOTEXT

 
 

Best Feature Film: SOMNIO
Director: Travis Milloy

Favorite Craft Beer Festival Brewery: STONE’S THROW BREWING

 
 

EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN AWARD PRESENTED BY CRANFORD CO.

 
 

SHORT FILM POSTER DESIGN WINNER

Auld Lang Syne
Design by: Michael Parkin

FEATURE FILM POSTER DESIGN WINNER

Female Werewolf
Painting by Nick Percival
Designed by Marc Schoenbach

 
 

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