Beaufort Film Society’s Fade To Black: The 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday with an awards ceremony and record crowds, according to a society news release.
The five-day festival drew more than 300 film entries from 33 countries, which were narrowed down to 43 films and seven screenplays, according to the release. Approximately 14,000 people attended, with about 300 people per screening.
Military technical adviser, actor, and author Dale Dye was awarded the inaugural Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award and set decorator Missy Ricker was presented the “Behind The Scenes” Award.
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▪ Best Feature: “Love is Dead,” directed by Eric Capitaine, Paris, France
▪ Best Documentary (Feature): “Purple Dreams,” directed by Joanne Hock, Charlotte
▪ Best Documentary (Short): “To Breathe Free,” directed by David Barnhart, Atlanta
▪ Best Short Film: “Crab Trap,” directed by Shea Sizemore, Charlotte
▪ Best Student Film: “Night Call,” directed by Amanda Renee Knox, Los Angeles
▪ Best Comedy: “Love is Dead,” directed by Eric Capitaine, Paris, France
▪ Best Animation: “KCLOC,” directed by Ninaad Kulkami, New York City
▪ Best Screenplay: “Dead Drop,” written by Nancy Duff, Los Angeles
▪ Best Actress: Aliyah Conley, Los Angeles, (“I Am Still Here”)
▪ Best Actor: Johnny Rey Diaz, Los Angeles, (“I Am Still Here”)
▪ Best Director: Mischa Marcus, Los Angeles (“I Am Still Here”)
▪ Audience Choice: “Purple Dreams,” Director Joanne Hock, Charlotte