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BEST OF 2016
BEST FEATURE: RAINBOW KID
BEST SHORT: FIRE
BEST DIRECTOR: RAINBOW KID
BEST ACTRESS: FABIOLA BUZIM
BEST ACTOR: DYLAN HARMAN
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AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SHORT: DO NOT BLINK
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FEATURE: AFTER ADDERALL
Paul Polycarpou is currently the Publisher and Editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. He is also a filmmaker who has won numerous awards including the 1994 Best Director award at the New York International Film Festival for his production Faces in the Forest.
This year he co-wrote and produced the documentary Saving Banksy. Paul is also a musician who toured with legendary country singer Tammy Wynette.
Jeremy Childs is an actor with film highlights such as Dreamworks’ The Last Castle, Screen Gems’ Country Strong, and Closer to God with writer/director Billy Senese, whose short film The Suicide Tapes, in which Jeremy played the lead character, won Best International Short at the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival. Jeremy also has a recurring role on ABC’s Nashville. He is company member of the distinguished and award-winning Studio Tenn Theatre Company in Franklin, Tennessee, and has appeared in well over one hundred equity stage productions.
Denis Deck is Owner and Executive Producer at Sequitar Cinema, based in Nashville. Since forming the company in New York City in 2012, Deck has produced commercial campaigns both nationally and internationally. In 2015, he produced the feature documentary Mom Jovi and co-produced the feature narrative film In the Radiant City.
Tif Hassler is a story developer, producer, and editor based in Nashville. Since 2012, Tif has been a freelance producer working on feature narratives and documentaries, commercials, short films, and content for the web and mobile devices. She produced the award-winning feature film Homeless, which took home the Grand Jury Prize at Dances With Films Festival in 2015. Tif is currently shepherding Wet Paint’s second feature, STL, through post-production.
Will Morgan Holland is a commercial and narrative film maker residing in Nashville since 2001. Over the past few years, his clients have ranged from Bose Speakers to Castrol Oil to Tennessee Tourism. He is the 2014 recipient of London-based MoFilms' Best Commercial Director award. Most recently, Will wrote, directed, and produced his first narrative film, The Unbeliever, which premiered with several nominations at the Nashville Film Festival in 2016.