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Burbank International Film Festival: Awards Gala 2023

Burbank International Film Festival: Awards Gala 2023

Filmmakers from around the world gathered for the 15th Annual Burbank International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center on September 24th. Actress Kelly Stables hosted the ceremony with the help of honorary guests who presented awards across short and feature-length film categories. Congratulations to all 2023 Award Winners: -U.S. High School Student Filmmaker — “JACKIE” - Director, Sundiata Enuke, Viewpoint School -California Student Young Filmmaker — “SHARING THE FLOOR” - Director Lily Brooks O’Briant, ICL Academy -Collegiate Filmmaker Spotlight — “I AM MORE DANGEROUS DEAD” - Director, Majiye Uchibeke, USC -Best Faith-Based Film — “CHRISTINE’S WAGER” - Director, Jessica Koloian -Best Television Pilot Script — “ACTORs” - Writers, Kenneth T. Griggs & Hallie Newcomer -Best Feature Film Screenplay — “LOVE ME X 3” - Writer, Erin Elizabeth Keefer -Best LGBTQ Short Film — “GAY-ISH” - Director, Michelle Askew -Best Comedy Short Film — “THE AVON LADY” - Director, Carolina Espiro -Best Female Artists — “INSTANT NOODLE” - Director, Michelle Sastraatmadja -Best Animated Short Film — “FLUTTER” - Dir. Adam Reed Levy -Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Film — “EVENVEIL” - Director, Sam Balcomb -Best Horror/Thriller Short Film — “OUIJA BRO” - Director, Justin Zackariah Zagri -Tim Burton “Native Burbank” Visionary Award — “RADIO TELESCOPE” - Director, Tanner Beard -Best Cinematography — “EN POINTE” - Cinematographer, Joseph Choi -Best Film Score/Musical Compositions for a Short Film — “CHRISTINE’S WAGER” - Music by Benjamin Moy -Best Documentary Short Film — “LOCALS ONLY - THE BIG, LITTLE PUB” - Director, Gareth Kelly -Best Documentary Feature Film — “SONG OF THE CICADA” - Directors, Aaron Weiss & Robert Weiss -Best Foreign Short Film — “JUST THIS” - Director, Avigail Graetz -Best Foreign Feature Film — “RUBY’S CHOICE” - Director, Michael Budd -Audience Award For Short Film — “LUCY’S LAST SONG” - Director Raul Rosco Guerrero -Audience Award For Feature Film — “GOLDEN VANITY” - Director, Max Abram -Best Drama Short Film — “LUCY’S LAST SONG” - Director Raul Rosco Guerrero -Best Actor — MELORA HARDIN - “Golden Vanity” -Best Director — FLORIANE ANDERSON - “Unforgotten” -Best Feature Film — “RUBY’S CHOICE” - Director, Michael Budd -Best Art Direction — “MIDNIGHT ZERO” - Production Designer, Joe Tiernan -Best LGBTQ Feature Film — “LOST COS” - Director, Robin de Levita #BIFF2023 #BIFF #BurbankFilmFestival #Burbank #filmfestival #indiefilm #independentfilm #moviemagic #film #filmmaking #filmdirector #director #screenwriter #actor #LA #Hollywood #California #filmawards #filmawards #awardsshow #filmfestivalawards #bestactor #bestdirector #bestpicture #bestscreenplay #screenwriting
Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Attend the Burbank International Film Festival for "Tim Burton Day"

Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Attend the Burbank International Film Festival for "Tim Burton Day"

It's not every day you get to honor a legend. BIFF was incredibly thrilled to have Tim Burton and his longtime friend and film composer, Danny Elfman, at our 2023 Awards Gala. With the City of Burbank, we proudly declared that day, September 24th, "Tim Burton Day" in recognition of the iconic filmmaker born and raised there. 🕷️ The Burbank Marriott Convention Center was transformed into a Burton-esque setting with 'Beetlejuice'-striped tablecloths and a private lounge designed by David Rodgers, complete with some of Tim's favorite Burbank specialties, like milkshakes from Bob's Big Boy and Hot Dog on a Stick. After receiving his honor, Tim sat down for a career retrospective with Scott Feingerg of the Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. Burton's relationship with BIFF began in 2022 when he agreed to lend his name to the Tim Burton Visionary Award. This award annually recognizes a local Burbank filmmaker who shows unique imagination and creativity. We are still on cloud nine that Tim was a part of this year's festival, and we are excited to continue honoring his filmmaking legacy with the Tim Burton Visionary Award for years to come! 🕸️ To hear Tim's interview from that night, visit: #TimBurton #TimBurtonDay #DannyElfman #BIFF2023 #BIFF #BurbankFilmFestival #Burbank #HollywoodReporter #ScottFeinberg #AwardsChatter #filmfestival #indiefilm #independentfilm #moviemagic #film #filmmaking #filmdirector #director #screenwriter #LA #Hollywood #California #filmawards
"Miracle At Manchester" LIVE Q&A: Burbank International Film Festival (2023)