2020 Macon Film Festival - Award Winner Showcase
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ALINAMelvyn Douglas - Best in Show Award: ALINA directed by Rami Kodeih (25:00)Watch
As Nazis separate children from their parents in the Warsaw Ghetto, a gang of women risks everything to smuggle their friend's three-month-old baby to safety. Inspired by true events. Starring Alia Shawkat , Edin Gali, Rebeca Robles, Erika Soto, and Mark McCullough.
PACARRETEBest Narrative Feature Film: PACARRETE directed by Allan Deberton (98:00)Watch
Russas, a small town in northeastern Brazil, is the home of Pacarrete, a grumpy retired dance teacher who dreams of getting a big shot and starring at a dance spectacle for the whole town to see. She’s close to fulfilling that dream, but not without overcoming a few impediments along the way.
SINGLEBest Narrative Short Film: SINGLE directed by Ashley Eakin (14:09)Watch
A film that confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Kim, who was born with on arm, gets set-up to go on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes he also has a physical disability, and she is pissed.
LIFE IN SYNCHROBest Documentary Film: LIFE IN SYNCHRO directed by Angela Pinaglia (54:24)Watch
If a single figure skater is a marvel, a team of figure skaters is practically a miracle. Welcome to the beautiful, cold, hard world of synchronized ice skating - the toughest sport you’ve never heard of.
DUSTY GROOVE: THE SOUND OF TRANSITIONBest Music Documentary Film: DUSTY GROOVE: THE SOUND OF TRANSITION directed by Danielle Beverly (84:00)Watch
Chicago vinyl buyer Rick Wojcik walks us into the homes – and stories – of strangers, digging through their jazz, soul, and hip hop records, purchasing their once-prized possessions. Each seller shares a common reason: they face a major life transition. The documentary is a collection of intimate narratives, akin to a record album of songs. About love, loss, and our deep personal connection to music.
LILLIAN SMITH: BREAKING THE SILENCEBest Georgia Made Film: LILLIAN SMITH: BREAKING THE SILENCE directed by Hal Jacobs (53:47)Watch
Lillian Smith (1897-1966) was one of the first white southern authors to crusade against the evils of segregation. A child of the South, she was deemed a traitor to the South for her stance on racial and gender equality. A friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., she used her fame after writing a 1944 bestselling novel ("Strange Fruit") to denounce the toxic social conditions that repressed the lives and imaginations of both blacks and whites.
NEXT LEVEL SHITBest LQBTQ Short Film: NEXT LEVEL SHIT directed by Gary Jaffe (11:16)Watch
Taylor prepares obsessively for the perfect third date with dreamboat Chris, but his efforts backfire, sending the relationship spiraling to a whole new level of intimacy.
VIOLABest Student Short Film: VIOLA directed by Ellen Marmol (12:32)Watch
Inspired by true events that took place in the rural town of White Plains, Alabama, Viola tells the story of Viola Hyatt, a farmer's daughter who takes matters into her own hands after she is raped by two brothers who work on her father's farm.
Synopsis: 2020 Macon Film Festival – Official Selection Award Showcase:
Relax and spend the final day of the 2020 Macon Film Festival viewing this year’s award winning films!
Melvyn Douglas – Best in Show Award: ALINA directed by Rami Kodeih (25:00)
Best Narrative Feature Film: PACARRETE directed by Allan Deberton (98:00)
Best Narrative Short Film: SINGLE directed by Ashley Eakin (14:09)
Best Documentary Film: LIFE IN SYNCHRO directed by Angela Pinaglia (54:24)
Best Music Documentary Film: DUSTY GROOVE: THE SOUND OF TRANSITION directed by Danielle Beverly (84:00)
Best Georgia Made Film: LILLIAN SMITH: BREAKING THE SILENCE directed by Hal Jacobs (53:47)
Best LQBTQ Short Film: NEXT LEVEL SHIT directed by Gary Jaffe (11:16)
Best Student Short Film: VIOLA directed by Ellen Marmol (12:32)