Local & Regional Films Take Home Top Awards

Former Mayor Jerry Abramson attends screening of "Voice Teacher"

(Photo above of former mayor Jerry Abramson and his wife)

Louisville native Greg King and New Albany, Indiana filmmaker Ray Cart are among the winners of the top prizes at the 2011 Derby City Film Festival which was held February 18th through the 20th. Greg King and David Teague’s “Our House” took home Best Documentary and Cart’s “Queens of the Dead” won the Audience Choice award for favorite film.

Cincinnati Filmmaker Michael Maney’s film “Meth” took home the award for Best Short Film and Actress Stephanie Brait picked up Best Actress for her role in the same film. Another Cincinnati film, “Hitting the Nuts” from filmmaker Joe Boyd won Best Feature Film.

Los Angeles actor Richard Tyson was named Best Actor for his role in the short film “Red Princess Blues”.

The full list of Award winners:

Best Actor: Richard Tyson – “Red Princess Blues”

Best Actress: Stephanie Brait – “Meth”

Best Short Film: “Meth”
Starring: Stephanie Brait, Dan Davidson & Nick Rose
Written & Directed by Michael Maney

Best Documentary: “Our House” by Greg King & David Teague

Best Feature Film: “Hitting the Nuts”
Starring: Joe Boyd, Mike Betette & Megan Soule
Written & Directed by Joe Boyd

Audience Choice: “Queens of the Dead”
Starring: Joshua Loren, Justin Heim & Benjamin Wood
Written & Directed by Ray Cart

Dates for the 2012 Derby City Film Festival and when submissions will open will be announced later this Spring. More information about the festival can be found at the festival website: www.derbycityfilmfest.com or by calling the DCFF office at 502-618-3192

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