2020 OFFICIAL AWARDS

FEATURE LENGTH MOVIES

AWARDS

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

ANOTHER YESTERDAY
Directed by STEVEN HEIL

Family Drama

A Japanese-American high school student spars with his father while forging a close bond with two social outcasts one of whom is bullied because he is gay, while the other claims she is being followed by a spirit.

NOMINEE: Best Drama

NOMINEE: Best Foreign Language

AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE BEST MOVIE TRAILER

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

BEAUTY, BRAINS & PERSONALITY
Directed by EMMETT LOVERDE

Comedy

At a monthly dinner party between three female friends, one announces to the others, Together we make up the perfect woman -- you're the brains, you're the personality, and I'M the beauty! The other two are devastated.

NOMINEE: Best Comedy

AWARD: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE ROMANCE DRAMA FILM

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BULLET TRIP
Directed by NOZOMU KASAGI

Romance-Drama, Roadtrip

Former Shinjuku No.1 male host Noboru slams up the hostess lover Noriko and rushes 800 km nonstop on the night highway to the port town Mihonoseki. The trip, called "surprise bullet trip", has a purpose that only Noboru knew.

NOMINEE: Best Romance Drama

NOMINEE: Best Foreign Language

NOMINEE: Best PRODUCED FILM-HIDENICHI YAKABE

NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

DINOSAURS IN A MINING FACILITY
Directed by JORDIN GOFF

Sci-fi, Comedy

Dr. Stone's mysterious mining outpost just got a new employee. Ian is finally making something of himself, but will he become a hero or dinosaur food?

NOMINEE: Best Sci-Fi
NOMINEE: Best Comedy

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DISORIENTATION

Directed by RUSSELL WHALEY

College Comedy

After a string of bad luck with past dorm mates, Finn an underachiever hopes that a new year is going to bring some better luck. A 15 year old brainiac, Toby isn't exactly what he had in mind.

NOMINEE: Best Comedy

NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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I DO
Directed by
G.LEE GORDON

Faith-Based Drama

The spiritual journey of a Christian couple's trials and tribulations as they face divorce, temptation and other taboo subjects rarely addressed in the Christian community.

NOMINEE: Best Romance
NOMINEE: Best Faith-Based

NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020 NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

INTO THE NIGHT
Directed by KATE LI

Film Noir, Mystery

Following the sudden murder of her fiancÚ, Jane quickly finds herself caught in a web of manipulation and dark plot created by a successful bar owner and his estranged wife, both of whom claim to know about the truth of her fiancÚ's murder and try to persuade Jane to believe their side of the story.

NOMINEE: Best Drama

AWARD: Best Script-2-Screen

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LORD FINN
Directed by AL MERTENS

Thriller, Family Drama

Daniel Finley, a mentally-ill Native American of mixed race, struggles to reconcile love versus inner trauma, as do a storytelling female inmate, and a prostitute and car thief in a hotel suite.

NOMINEE: Best Thriller

NOMINEE: Best Oklahoma Soil

NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

MAX BISHOP
Directed by JACK BERANEK

Comedy, Crime

An unemployed hitman finds work as a janitor at the local elementary school.

NOMINEE: Best Comedy

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020 NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

NO ORDINARY LOVE
Directed by CHYNA ROBINSON

Romance Drama

When two women are betrayed by their manipulative husbands, they begin plotting to find a way out. The escape they seek, turns out to be deadly.

NOMINEE: Best Romance Drama
AWARD: Best DVA Drama

NOMINEE: Best PRODUCED FILM-TRACY RECTOR & TOM CROSS

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

NO TURNING BACK
Directed by DANNY PHILLIPS

Sci-Fi, Family Drama

An avionics engineer receives a letter from Mars One that he has been shortlisted to be on one of the first human expeditions to Mars. He completed the application form nine months previously, but hadn't told his wife or children. He must now break the news to them along with the news it is a one way trip.

NOMINEE: Best Sci-Fi

NOMINEE: Best Drama

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

RESCUED
Directed by CRISTER DE LEON

Faith-based Drama

A faith-based story inspired by true life events, which carefully gathers and meshes the lives of two brothers, bridged together by the incredible force of love, forming a multi-layered plot where questions of inner struggle and faith are depicted.

NOMINEE: Best Faith-Based

NOMINEE: Best Drama

NOMINEE: Best PRODUCED FILM-CRISTER DELEON & DIANNE WHITE

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

RIBBON
Directed by CADE THOMAS

Family Drama, Comedy

Two siblings face adulthood in modern corporate America.

NOMINEE: Best Comedy

NOMINEE: Best Oklahoma Soil

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SKINNY ATLAS
Directed by CHARLES STANLEY

Drama

A career as an astronaut hasn't prepared Commander Sylvester "Skinny" Atlas for life back on ground. Can Skinny's girlfriend Rocky Keep him from falling into trouble?

NOMINEE: Best Drama
NOMINEE: Best Oklahoma Soil



NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

AWARD: Best LGBTQ

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NOMINEE: INDIE AUTEUR 2020

THE HUMAN CONSERVATION EXPERIMENT
Directed by KORNBLUM KATZ

Sci-Fi Horror, Experimental

After humanity's self-destruction, a trans man repulsed by pregnancy and children becomes the best hope for the continuation of the species.

NOMINEE: Best Experimental Sci-Fi



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WEIGHTIER MATTERS
Directed by DOUG PHILLIPS

Faith-Based Romance-Drama

An expectant single mom re-evaluates her life choices while trying to win a singer-songwriter contest.

NOMINEE: Best Romance
NOMINEE: Best Faith-Based


NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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WISPER
Directed by RUSSELL EMANUEL

Crime Thriller

"Wisper" is the true story of the murder of a middle-class African American family in Northern New Jersey. In the summer of 2016, three children and their mother were found shot to death in their large suburban home. Loosely based on the personal videotapes and diaries owned by the father of the victims.

NOMINEE: Best Thriller

NOMINEE: Best PRODUCED FILM-HOWARD NASH & TIMOTHY LEE CONLEY

NOMINEE: BEST DIRECTOR (Feature)

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