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2016 AMPS Festival

It is with great pleasure that the American Motion Picture Society Board of Directors announces the recipients of the 2016 AMPS Film Festival Awards!

COMEDY…
WINNER / FRIDGEMANIA / Emmanuel Dubois / FRANCE

1st Runner Up /
MY DATE FROM HELLEN / Kevin McGuiness / CANADA

DRAMA…
WINNER / A TALE TOLD HEART / Dan Fowlks / UNITED STATES

1st Runner Up / DIES IRAE - DAYS OF WRATH / Emmanuel Duboisi / FRANCE

1st Runner Up /
VALENTINE / Dan Bekker / NETHERLANDS

2nd Runner Up / CHARLIE / Kevin McGuiness / CANADA

DOCUMENTARY…
WINNER / SPRING BLOOM / José Victor / PORTUGAL

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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