Feature Film Winner
Mystery - 96:32
Jill Reeves suffers from retrograde amnesia, forgetting the last seven months of her life. When the mysterious Carter Tallerin tells her they're married, Jill's world unravels. Everyone in Jill's life has a secret, including herself. Behind every truth is a lie, and behind every lie -- a bigger lie.
Philadelphia native David Lasdon attended NYU and the UCLA Extension Dramatic Writers Program where he was mentored by Stigmata screenwriter Tom Lazarus. While Mind Games is David's first work brought to the screen; he has completed six screenplays. David is Executive Producer of the documentary Women on the Water.
Short Film Winner
Drama - 22:30
"Elza" documents a pivotal coming of age experience in the life of a mentally challenged young woman haunted by the death of her mother and psychologically abused by her older sister who has had the responsibility of raising her since childhood.
Dan Aeberhard produced the world's first all-teenage made feature, "Common Bonds", which premiered at Sundance 1997 and sold to The Encore Channel. He then wrote, directed and produced his debut short film, "Anything Once", which went on to screen at more than 20 major film festivals in 11 countries.
Short Film Winner
"HOT WINTER NIGHT"
Music Video - 2:53
"Hot Winter Night", weaves a tale of lusty secrets, using only the universal language of music, as we peek in on a steamy night of love with a blusey, Bourbon Street feel.
Sylvia Binsfeld started her career in front of the camera, but quickly moved to the other side. Four years ago she quit her day job to start her production company, DreamWeaver Films. She has become an award-winning producer and director, including winning the Telly Award in 2000.