PRLog - Jun. 26, 2014 - It was a sight to see! A packed reception at Apres Diem and a steady line of moviegoers at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema were all part of the sights at the Women In FIlm & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) 2014 Short Film Showcase on June 25, 2014. However, the best scenes from the night were from the seven short films highlighted during the showcase screening; two films took home the top honors for the night: Kristen McGary's Rain won the "Audience Favorite" award and Leah Chen Baker's Cinephilia earned the "Judge's Choice" award.
2014 WIFTA Short Film Showcase - The Featured Films / Filmmakers
In Rain, the poetic path of a homeless man to the same field every year leads us to the devastating reason for his journey. Meanwhile, Cinephilia is a series of boy-meets-girl short films that explores the romanticism of classical cinema from the 1890s through the 1960s. The two very different films were representative of the night's varied film topics and genres; the showcase included drama, comedy, documentary and the experimental / animation films. The other films screened at the event were Chell Stephen's Crystal, Leanna Adams' Love Stinks, Marti Covington's The Black Bottom Line, Kate Tsang's So You've Grown Attached and Ruth Dusseault's Seven-Minute Walden.
In addition to the filmmakers who won last night, there were three additional winners of the evening. As part of a contest WIFTA held via Twitter, voiceover artist Michele Gourdine, actor Jamie Miles (represented by People Store) and actress Heather Lyda each won a WIFTA membership. Congratulations to all the night's winners!
According the WIFTA President Cheryl Jenkins, the next major event the organization will host to highlight the achievements of women in the TV / film industry will be a celebration for WIFTA's 40th anniversary. That event is currently slated to take place on November 8, 2014 in Atlanta. Details will be shared as they become available at http://www.WIFTA.org.
ABOUT THE WIFTA SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
The WIFTA Short Film Showcase is one of the organization's flagship events. Each year, WIFTA, often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts its Short Film Showcase to highlight the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond.
Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), a 501c-3 Georgia non-profit, is a member-based professional organization affiliated with other Women In Film chapters around the world. Since our inception in 1974, the Atlanta chapter has proudly had a membership community of multi-generational and culturally diverse professionals, which include producers, directors, actors, entertainment attorneys, camera and sound technicians, film editors, graphic design artists, make-up artists, wardrobe specialists, screenwriters, talent agents and casting directors. WIFTA is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video, and other screen based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion and inspire.