2009 DIY FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2/14/2009 LOS ANGELES (Feb. 14, 2009)_ The disturbing short film “11 Missed Calls” has been named the Best Film of the 2009 DIY Film Festival, which honors the best of international do-it-yourself filmmaking.
The film, which also won the Best World Cinema category, will be screened at the American Film Institute on Friday, March 13 as part of the 2009 DIY Convention, which showcases the top independent films, music and books of the last year.
“11 Missed Calls” details three people seemingly trapped for an interminable length of time in an elevator. The tension mounts as they try desperately to summon help, quell dissension and find a way out. Director Philip Moran’s surprise ending will linger in your imagine for a long time.
The other winners of the 2009 DIY Film Festival:
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “Hard Coal,” an examination of the hardscrabble world of independent mining and the stacked deck such operations face;
BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE: “The Appearance of a Man,” a dark look at mysterious lights
over the Southwest;
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT: “Hung Up,” a noir-ish tale told by a red dress;
BEST STUDENT FILM, “Escapism,” a look at how two characters from different worlds find common ground;
BEST ANIMATED SHORT, “Larry and Roz,” a nostalgic look back at a grandfather’s attempts to woo his bride;
BEST WORLD CINEMA: “11 Missed Calls,” which details the interactions of three people in a stuck elevator;
BEST DIRECTOR: Philip Moran, “11 Missed Calls”
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