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2015 AMPS Festival

A NOTE FROM THE BOARD:

Filmmaking is a long, oftentimes arduous business that requires both the filmmaker, and everyone else involved in the process, to explore the far reaches of creativity… and exercise extreme patience. We are all dreamers, though, and watching our dreams germinate and then come to life makes the journey nothing short of magic.

To all of the dreamers who have shared their visions with AMPS, the Board of Directors wishes to thank you. Your journey was not an easy one, which makes the Film Festival a painstaking process as well.

It is with great pleasure that the American Motion Picture Society Board of Directors announces the recipients of the 2015 AMPS Film Festival Awards!

COMEDY…
WINNER / DEATH AND THE IRON MAIDEN / Kevin McGuiness / CANADA

1st Runner Up /
THE BUMP IN MY NOSE / Kevin McGuiness / CANADA

DRAMA…
WINNER / DOPPELGANGER / Carly Lambert / UNITED STATES

WINNER / THE STOLEN GOAL / Filippo Lubiato / UKRAINE

WINNER / THE WAREHOUSE / Kurt Velghe / BELGIUM

1st Runner Up / BROKEN JAM / Emanuele Michetti / USA - ITALY

2nd Runner Up / YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE / R.A. Dunford / UNITED KINGDOM

DOCUMENTARY…
WINNER / THE LAST TEAR / Christopher H.K. Lee / UNITED STATES

1st Runner Up / MASTER OF TIME / Willy Van Der Linden / BELGIUM

2nd Runner Up / FIRST LIGHT / John Roberts / UNITED KINGDOM

2nd Runner Up / HOPE / Min Min Hein / USA / MYANMAR

2nd Runner Up / A THUMP IN THE EYE / Michael Slowe / UNITED KINGDOM

A FINAL NOTE…
The results from every judge, from every festival are, of course, subjective. We are all moved and motivated by our own personal point of view. We approach filmmaking from different perspectives. And so, naturally, one judge may rate a film differently than another. The reasons we participate in festivals is to learn, explore, grow and improve our craft. And absorbing and using the input from judges and audiences alike is an invaluable part of the growth process.

Regardless of where we are in the filmmaking world, or whether this is a career or a hobby, we all need to value the opinions of others, through which we learn and develop new techniques and improve our skills. And always, but always, continue to explore the world through a different lens…

Links to the winning entries are available through our CINEMA portal, located on the
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