Cinematexas 8 Announces Geckos

With Artistic Director David Barker saying that "these films should be celebrated [as] films that arduously defend the beauty, integrity, and social role of the moving image," the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival awarded its Geckos at a closing ceremony at Club DeVille on Sunday, Sept. 21.

With Artistic Director David Barker saying that "these films should be celebrated [as] films that arduously defend the beauty, integrity, and social role of the moving image," the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival awarded its Geckos at a closing ceremony at Club DeVille on Sunday, Sept. 21. See www.cinematexas.org for more information.


International Competition Awards

Gecko Award for Best Film

"Meditations on Revolution, Part V: Foreign City" (D: Robert Fenz)

"Buildings and Grounds: The Angst Archive" (D: Ken Kobland)

"Paper Route" (D: Robert Frank)

Best Screenplay

"Tape 5925: Amy Goodrow" (D: Eileen Maxson)

Best Editing

"Slow Start" (D: Marc Schmidt)

Best No Budget

"The Stairway at St. Paul's" (D: Jeroen Offerman)

Audience Choice Award

"Viva la Guerra" (D: Paul Hanley)

Special Gecko Award for Animation

"Viva la Guerra"

Special Jury Award

"Fields" (D: Julie Speechley)

"Folk" (D: Ryan Feldman)

"Learning Stalls" (D: Torsten Z. Burns, Darrin Martin)

Programmers' Choice Award

"Jours en Fleurs" (D: Louise Bourque)

Founding Director Award

Nicolas Provost (Papillion d'Amour)

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Memorial Award for Emerging Video Artist

Ben Coonley (Pony Changes Everything, Trick or Treat Pony)

Paul Pierre Standifer Award for Cinematography

"Zentrale (2. Version)" (D: Dietmar Brehm)


Student Competition Awards

Gecko Award for Best Film

"Gretchen and the Night Danger" (D: Steve Collins)

"I Come From Iraq" (D: Nadia Shihab)

"Emma's Visit" (D: Elena Carr)

"South Paws" (D: Toni de Aztlan, Jay Holzer, Diane Zilliox, Michael Ferstenfeld)

Best Screenplay

"Good Morning, My Name Is Pam" (D: Lisa Gross)

Best Editing

"Clothes Lined" (D: Aaron Leggett, Franklin Peterson)

Best Documentary

"Afterlife" (D: Kendra Dorty)

Best No Budget

"Laying the Foundation" (D: Matthew Carey, Aaron Castillo, Amy Khoshbin)

Audience Choice Award

"Laying the Foundation"

Paul Pierre Standifer Award for Cinematography

"The Anatomy Lesson" (D: Scott Rice)

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