Past Winners

History

The Fault Line Film Festival began in 2010 at Southeast Missouri State University. Each year, winners are recognized at an award ceremony and gala in Rose Theatre.

Award-winning films are listed under each year with links included for viewing the films.

First Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Frank Live"
Director: Cody Tucker

Best Drama
"Clincher"
Director: Bryan Birks

Best Comedy
"We've Got A Problem"
Director: Bryan Schilligo

Best Mystery/Suspense
"Clean Up"
Director: Paul Edwards

Judges' Award
"Ecstasy of Tuco"
Director: Hunter Hempen

Best of 48-Hour Film Frenzy
"Bag"
Director: Joe Groeller

Audience Choice Award
"Late"
Director: Kurt Ehlmann

Honorable Mention
"A Living Nightmare"
Director: Osby Tomlin

Honorable Mention
"Everly"
Director: Whitney Buckner

Second Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Coming and Going"
Directors: John Haas and Gloria Day

Best Drama
"Shift"
Director: Bryan Birks

Best Comedy
"Terrible Tides"
Director: Hunter Hempen

Best Mystery/Suspense
"Lost and Found"
Director: Kurt Ehlmann

Best Animation
"Kreigshund"
Director: Kurt Dillow

Judges' Award
"Achromatic"
Director: Paul Stokes

Audience Choice Award
"Lies in the Night"
Directors: Sam Pixley and Will Hughes

Honorable Mention
"Not to Run"
Director: Elena Brown

Honorable Mention
"Lies in the Night"
Directors: Sam Pixley and Will Hughes

Third Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Madison"
Director: Josh Friedrich

Best Drama
"Caliginosity"
Directors: Robert Foote and Hunter Hempen

Best Comedy
"Blind Date"
Director: Amanda Sachtleben

Best Mystery/Suspense
"Crossroads"
Director:Paul Stokes

Best Animation
"I'm Awake"
Director: Jenny Martinez

Judges' Award
"The Wight King"
Director: Robert Spurlock

Audience Choice Award
"Blind Date"
Director:Amanda Sachtleben

Honorable Mention
"The Distance of the Heart"
Director: Hailan Wang

Honorable Mention
"Etc."
Director: Bryan Birks

Honorable Mention
"Misericordia"
Directors: Gary P. Schmidt, Jr. and Adam Miller

Fourth Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Putting Out the Fire with Gasoline"
Director: Noah Canavan

Best Invitational Film
"Lemon"
Director: Jenny Brinkman

Best Drama
"To Beat the Devil"
Director: Bryan Birks

Best Comedy
"Servants"
Director: Jordan Tingle

Best Mystery/Suspense
"Inside Oblivion"
Director: Madison Friend

Best Animation
"Scaredy Kat"
Director: Jonathan Piedimonte

Judges' Award
"P-a-r-a-n-o-i-a-c"
Director: Wes Lyons

Audience Choice Award
"Servants"
Director: Jordon Tingle

Honorable Mention
"The Jar"
Director: Ashley Toombs

Honorable Mention
"A Mess"
Director: Noah Canavan

Fifth Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Unexpected"
Director: Amanda Sachtleben

Best Other
"I Have Been Here Before"
Director: Taylor Stuart

Best Drama
"Back-up"
Director: Kyle Mitchell

Best Comedy
"All Sales Final"
Director: Gregory Jackson

Best Mystery/Suspense
"The Rosewood Music Box"
Director: Andy Theis

Best Animation
"Molecular Virology"
Director: Thomas Wack & Clinton Hughes

Judges' Award
"Ordinary Mary"
Director: Jenny Brinkman

Audience Choice Award
"Unexpected"
Director: Amanda Sachtleben

Honorable Mention
"Captured"
Director: Livvy Runyon

Honorable Mention
"The Death of a Coke Dealer by a Cowardly Goon"
Director: Ethan Myer and Gregory Jackson

Honorable Mention
"Eye of the Beholder"
Director: Laura Liefer

Sixth Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Jack and Alice"
Director: Madison Friend

Best Other
"Until Sunrise"
Director: David Keninger

Best Drama
"When You Go"
Director: Jon Dzuik

Best Comedy
"Be Persistent"
Director: Stephanie Salyer

Best Mystery/Suspense
"The Break In"
Director: Rhett Thompson

Best Animation
"Sleep is Brainless"
Director: Kestrel Erickson

Judges' Award
"Tulley's Lift"
Director: Jesse Bader

Audience Choice Award
"Be Persistent"
Director: Stephanie Salyer

Honorable Mention
"Rut"
Director: Elizabeth Davis

Honorable Mention
"The Menace(s)"
Director: Greg Wolgast

Honorable Mention
"A Bone to Dig"
Director: David Keninger

Gala Screening
"Wait Here"
Director: Ben Hendricks

Gala Screening
"Milkman"
Director: Amber Langston

Gala Screening
"After They Met"
Director: Brandon Oatsvall and Akayi Win

Seventh Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Myles"
Director: Kevin Brooks

Best Other
"Charlie's Matrix"
Director: Larry Miller

Best Drama
"Staged"
Director: Aaron Berger

Best Comedy
"Over and Over"
Director: Stephanie Salyer

Best Mystery/Suspense
"Ladies' Night"
Director: Johnnie Brannon

Judges' Award
"Renounce"
Director: Valentin Merlet

Audience Choice Award
"Myles"
Director: Kevin Brooks

Honorable Mention
"Looking Back Merrifield"
Director: Morgan Johnson

Honorable Mention
"The Date"
Director: Zachary VanHoy

Honorable Mention
"Reflection"
Director: Sydney White

Gala Screening
"Chimera"
Director: Ethan Myer

Gala Screening
"Tasty"
Director: Spencer Elmore

Eighth Annual Fault Line Film Festival

Best of Festival
"Personal"
Director: Sonia K. Hadad

Best Other
"Two Rails from Hell"
Director: Russell Gummelt

Best Drama
Frame of Mind"
Director: Alexandria Ferguson

Best Comedy
"The Gift"
Director: Tim Garrett

Best Mystery/Suspense
"The Devil Made Me Do It"
Director: Johnnie Brannon

Best Animation
"Flying"
Director: Jacob Hood

Judges' Award
"Certainty"
Director: Candace Nelson

Audience Choice Award
"The Gift"
Director: Tim Garrett

Best High School Film
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
Director: Noah Mooney

Redhawk Award
"Break"
Director: Braydon Leadbetter

Honorable Mention
"Atonement"
Director: Jared Dollins

Honorable Mention
"The Pitch"
Director: Spencer McGruder

Honorable Mention
"Early Birds"
Director: Jeffrey Mundinger

High School Runner-Up
"Did Ya Get Em?"
Director: Skylar Tarkington

High School Honorable Mention
"Eyes"
Director: Jasmine Jones

High School Honorable Mention
"Chester Maxwell"
Director: Bennett Turner

High School Honorable Mention
"A Ligneous Voice"
Director: Ryan Fuemmeler

Gala Screening
"Consumed"
Director: Jordynn Rascoe

Gala Screening
"A Date"
Director: Olena Benko

Contact

Fred Jones
(573) 651-2614
fjones@semo.edu
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