The winners of the 16th Annual On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival awards were announced on Sunday afternoon, September 6, during a luncheon at The Atrium in Midtown Memphis. This year’s panel of judges was made up of a diverse group of individuals including directors, producers, writers and business executives. The complete list of winners is below.
2015 Winners List
Primrose Lane – Kathleen Davison, Director (USA)
The decision to enter an unlocked home triggers an irreversible chain of events for Robin and Chris, catapulting them into an alternate reality where they are not as alone as they think.
Stink! – Jon J. Whelan, Director (USA)
Stink! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids’ pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design. Entertaining, enlightening, and at times almost absurd, “Stink!” takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls of Congress. Follow Whelan as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry. You won’t like what you smell
Live Action Short:
StarMan – Josema Roig, Director (USA)
Still living in the past, a has-been daredevil struggles with who he is now that the world has left him behind. Despite all warnings from his friends and family, Wyatt Star sets out to undertake the greatest jump ever made, in a desperate attempt to once again become the great “STARMAN.”
Golden Shot – Gokalp Gonen, Director (Turkey)
Rusty machines living in their small houses imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky someday. A small light keeps them alive and dreaming. But one of the machines wants to see the sun itself and he has a plan for that.
The Gift – Chris Gero, Director (USA)
The Gift chronicles three generations starting in the 1970’s, following an acoustic guitar as its handed down through the years and the gift of music passed along with it.
Memphis is Rockin’ – Christian Brothers University Honors Program, directed by Becky Wauford
Presented each year by the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, the Memphis Rocks program celebrates civic pride in Memphis and is open to individuals and organizations.