2005 Zoie Films Online Film Festival Announces Winners

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The Zoie Films Online Film Festival announced the recipients of the 9th-annual ZoieFest Online Film Festival on Saturday, April 23rd.

The Zoie Films Online Film Festival (http://www.ZoieFilms.com) announced the recipients of the 9th-annual ZoieFest Online Film Festival on Saturday, April 23rd. Online screenings begin April 28th to feature works from around the globe.

The 2005 Zoie Films Online Film Festival Awards 35 recipients including:

Best Feature Film

"Sweet Deadly Dreams," directed by Walter Steward. | Taylor, an unemployed, burned-out ex-special-forces commando, hopes to scrounge a couple of bucks on a simple package delivery. But he finds that the gig’s not so cut-and-dried. It’s a murder, and it leads him into a confusing maze of intrigue, deception, and death where he must answer a single question to survive: What happened to the last novel of Evelyn St. James?

Best Dramatic Short Subject

"The Park," directed by Chris Schwager l A wounded hit man collapses in a park convinced his number is up when an experience transforms his life forever.

2nd Place Comedy Short

"The Devil & Manny Schmeckstein," directed by Jim Goodman. l When washed-up comedian Manny Schmeckstein dies, he goes to hell for a lifetime's worth of bad jokes. But the Devil gives Manny a shot at redemption. If he can get one laugh. *Click here to watch: http://www.ZoieFilms.com/asx/Spotlight_300k.asx

Best Documentary: Women's Issues

"Searching For Angela Shelton," directed by Angela Shelton. Filmmaker Angela Shelton discovers that 16 out of the 32 Angela Sheltons she spoke to had been raped, beaten or molested, herself included. Then there is an Angela Shelton who tracks sexual predators and lives in the same town as the filmmaker's father who is a child molester and it was Father's Day. Whether you know it or not, you probably know someone who was sexually abused and this movie is helping to break the silence by confronting the past.

Best Animation

"Elegy," directed by Nadine Takvorian l An eldery man plays with his marionettes, making them as if to dance, and reminisces about a lost love.

Best Music Video

Troy Dillinger's 'Dirty & Hairy' Film Festival l l 10 Austin Filmmakers. One Austin Musician. 11 Great Short Films. Austin Musician Troy Dillinger teams up with 10 Austin Filmmakers and 35 local businesses to create a collection of shorts based on his new CD "Dirty & Hairy."

Best SeXyShort

"Saliva," directed by Pandora Castelli l Intimate scenes of a marriage. A frustrated husband's struggle with his wife's sexual requirements. At times limits bring happiness.

To view a complete list of winning films and animations, visit http://www.ZoieFilms.com.

ZoieFest 2005 features 35 projects such categories as: Feature Film, Shorts, Documentary, Women's Issues, Animation, PSAs, Music Videos, and Flash Gallery. All categories are competitive for the Zoie Films Online Festival Awards. All award winning programs are viewed in their entirety for judging. All Zoie Films Online Film Festival films will remain on the Festival site, http://www.ZoieFilms.com.

Founded by Victoria lynn Weston in 1996, Zoie Films Festival is an exclusive online film festival dedicated to the development of independent artists and exploring innovative exhibitions of their work. Since its inception, Zoie Films Festival has grown into a globally recognized venue for filmmakers and screenwriters. Zoie Films Festival is held every March and celebrates independent works from around the world. Zoie Films Festival is the leading online film festival for international works and maintains a unique archive of independent films, documentaries and animations.


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