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Film News: Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Best of the Midwest on Dec. 5, 2017

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CHICAGO – On Tuesday, December 5th, the Midwest Independent Film Festival will award their 2017 “Best of the Midwest” honors with a ceremony at Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago at 7pm. Nominees include the feature films “Dave Made a Maze,” “Halfway,” “Signature Move,” “The Legend of Swee’ Pea” and “The View From Tall.”

Best of the Midwest
Presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival
Photo credit: MidwestFilm.com

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is a year-round movie event in Chicago that takes place the first Tuesday of every month, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema. The festival has been recognized by Chicago Magazine in their “Best of Chicago” issue, and has become one of the top places for local filmmakers, producers and actors to network in the city. The “Best of the Midwest” Awards has a number of TV & FILM guests (click here) scheduled to attend.

The nominees for the 2017 “Best of the Midwest” Awards are as follows….

StarBest Music Video
HOT SHIT, directed by Andre Muir for Towkio
LSD, directed by Sam Bailey and Vincent Martell for Jamilia Woods
PULASKI AT NIGHT, directed by Natalie Morales for Andrew Bird
SHAME, directed by Ashley Rockwood for Jess Godwin
SPECIAL MOMENT, directed by Alec Basse and Max Moore for Post Animal

StarBest Short Film
MIRIAM IS GOING TO MARS, directed by Michael Lippert
RAP SKOOL, directed by Aaron Fronk
REKINDLED, directed by Erin Brown Thomas
STARVING ARTISTS, directed by Jeff Hadick
TANYA, directed by Monica Raymund

StarBest Editing

Benjamin May, THE LEGEND OF SWEE PEA
Felix Piniero, SIGNATURE MOVE
Jesse Roesler, FREEDOM RIDE
Michael Paulucci, PRONOUNS
Savannah Cannistraro, THE GOOD WORK

StarBest Cinematography
Austin Rink, MIRIAM IS GOING TO MARS
Christopher Rejano, SIGNATURE MOVE
Joel & Jesse Edwards, DUST TO DUST
Stephanie Dufford, THE VIEW FROM TALL

Tari Segal, TANYA

StarBest Animated Film
SENATAUR, directed by Alec Pinkston

DIE FLUCHT, directed by Carter Boyce
WHERE IT FLOODS, directed by Joel Benjamin

LINGUA ABSENTIA, directed by Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff

OPEN CARRY, USA, directed by Ron Fleischer

StarBest Screenplay

Ben Caird, HALFWAY

Caitlin Parrish, THE VIEW FROM TALL
Haroula Rose, LOST AND FOUND

Terrence Thompson, DRIVE SLOW
Tim Mason, DEJA VU

StarBest Female Actor
Amanda Drinkall, THE VIEW FROM TALL

Amy Pietz, HALFWAY

Ann Sonneville, MIRIAM IS GOING TO MARS
Fawzia Mirza, SIGNATURE MOVE

Kiah McKirnan, TANYA

StarBest Male Actor
Eamonn Walker, TANYA

Michael Patrick Thornton, THE VIEW FROM TALL
Nnamdi Ngwe, RAP SKOOL

Patrick Blanton, PRONOUNS
Tim Lyons, GENTLE DAN

StarBest Director

Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish, THE VIEW FROM TALL
Jennifer Reeder, SIGNATURE MOVE
Michael Lippert, MIRIAM IS GOING TO MARS
Monica Raymund, TANYA
Samantha Bailey, BROWN GIRLS

StarBest Feature
DAVE MADE A MAZE, directed by Bill Watterson
HALFWAY, directed by Ben Caird
SIGNATURE MOVE, directed by Jennifer Reeder
THE LEGEND OF SWEE PEA, directed by Benjamin May
THE VIEW FROM TALL, directed by Erica Weiss and Caitlin Parrish

The 2017 “Best of the Midwest” Awards, presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival, will be Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm, at at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street, Chicago. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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