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2011 Midwest Independent Film Festival BMA Winners

January 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In 2011, The Midwest Independent Film Festival BMAs (Best of Midwest Awards) seemed to go off without a hitch. Held at Rockit Bar & Grill in downtown Chicago, the restaurant venue was elbow-to-elbow with attendees waiting to hear the results of this year’s BMAs. The most talked about attendees were The Rites of Joe May Director, Joe Maggio, along with lead actor, Dennis Farina.

Mike McNamara, The Midwest Independent Film Festival Director, hosted the awards ceremony with gusto as he listed the Best of Midwest Award categories –Best Music Video, Best Short Film, Best Editing, Best Female Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Male Actor, Best Director, and Best Feature.

 

For the purposes of Chicago DIY Film magazine, the winners of the filmmaking categories go as follows:

Best Short Film

Winner

A Certain Breed, directed by Scott Smith

Nominees
Breakups, directed by Ted Tremper
Mumbai Golf, directed by Joel Edwards
Apartment Guy, directed by Alex Fendrich
Off Into Space, directed by Anna Jung
Graveyard, directed by Ron Lazzeretti
Above the Sun, directed by Steve Delahoyde

Best Editing

Winner

Randy Palmer Jr. and Brooks Ruyle, Ballhawks

Nominees
Steve Delahoyde, Above the Sun
Joel Edwards, Mumbai Golf
Dean Peterson, Incredibly Small
Josh Bodnar, Butterflies

Best Cinematography

Winner

Joel Edwards, Mumbai Golf

Nominees
Michael Gabriele, Green Vial
Kerry Shaw Brown, Be Infectious
Mike Diedrich, Ballhawks
Adam Ginsburg, Incredibly Small

Best Screenplay

Winner

Dean Peterson, Incredibly Small

Nominees
I. Michael Toth, The Dream Play
Keith Bearden, Meet Monica Velour
Yaron Deskalo, Mumbai Golf
Ron Lazzeretti, Graveyard

Best Director

Winner

Mike Diedrich, Ballhawks

Nominees
Joel Edwards, Mumbai Golf
Scott Smith, A Certain Breed
Dean Peterson, Incredibly Small
Keith Bearden, Meet Monica Velour

Best Feature

Winner

The Last Rites of Joe May, directed by Joe Maggio

Nominees
Cherry, directed by Jeffrey Fine
Meet Monica Velour, directed by Keith Bearden
Incredibly Small, directed by Dean Peterson
Ballhawks, directed by Mike Diedrich
The Dream Play, directed by I. Michael Toth

For a complete list of BMA winners and nominees and ways to purchase these films, visit The Midwest Independent Film Festival’s website at: www.midwestfilm.com.

Chicago DIY Film will be covering all of the First Tuesday’s with The Midwest Independent Film Festival monthly events held in 2012. Midwest filmmakers can submit their films for festival panel review by visiting The Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Submit Your Film page.

Several of The Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Best of the Midwest Award nominees Chicago will be featured in future articles over the coming months.

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