GIJOEFILMFESTIVAL.COM announces the winners of the 1st GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL.
The winning films were selected from nearly 50 submissions created by Action Figure enthusiasts from around the world, who responded to the opportunity to help promote stop-motion through short film. The 2007 festival and today's announcement of the winners wrap up the initial launch of the GI JOE STOP MOTION FILM FESTIVAL, which will continue throughout next year for another edition. The winning submissions are:
Best Stop-Motion Film using 12" Action Figures: WAR AMERICAN STYLE by Paul Hanley and Kieran Healy (Austin, TX - USA)
Best Stop-Motion Film using 3 3/4 Action Figures: COVERT OPERATIVES by Jeff Gurwood and Anthony Carbone (Burbank, CA - USA)
The skills displayed by the participants in the following categories are also worth mentioning. We salute their spirit and innovation:
Best Action Scene: TERMINATOR 2 by Jakub Kuczynski (Vancouver, BC - CANADA)
Best Drama: RACE OF EVIL by Nick Hsu (Taipei, TAIWAN)
Best Vintage Film: THE ADVENTURES OF GI JOE by Mark L. Johnson (Lincoln Park, NJ - USA)
Best Documentary: DE WERELD VAN AKTIEFIGUREN by Harry Hendriks (Kampen, AL - NETHERLANDS)
Best Gory Film: BLOODY REVENGE by Tom Walker (London - ENGLAND)
Best Comedy: DICK CHENEY GOES HUNTING by Jack Bannon - TeamSafari.com (Lake Mills, WI - USA)
Best Photography: GI JOES by Nicholas Deegear (San Antonio, TX - USA)
Audience Award: WAR AMERICAN STYLE by Paul Hanley and Kieran Healy (Austin, TX - USA). Honorable mentions to DICK CHENEY GOES HUNTING by Jack Bannon (2nd Place), COVERT OPERATIVES by Jeff Gurwood and Anthony Carbone (3rd Place) A WORLD'S DESIRE by Adam Odell and Eddie Sandoval (4th Place) and GI JOE TAKES A BEATING by David Stebbenne (5th Place).