Who won the Mammoth Film Festival™? Find out here!
Film Festivals are definitely a year round sort of affair. They usually feel like they take place in the front half of the year. While there are the biggies like Cannes and Sundance, Film Daily loves those fascinating up and comers as well. On Monday, March 3rd the Mammoth Film Festival announced their awards for their best year ever. Mammoth Film Festival wrapped its 3rd annual year over the course of five days and over a 100 excellent entries of both films and episodics.
The big winners of the Mammoth Film Festival were Tony Hawk’s Pretending I’m A Superman, which won Best Action Sports (Feature) and Best Documentary (Feature). Festival Favorite went to Hour of Lead, which was directed by Peter Facinelli and starred Anne Heche and Thomas Jane. Alone, meanwhile, took Best Picture Feature with Jules Wilcox snagging Best Actress in a Feature Award for her work.
Lukas Haas nabbed the award for Best Achievement in filmmaking for the music video for She’s In My Head, which premiered live to YouTube during its theatre screening at the festival.
The Audience Award for the Mammoth Film Festival went to Runt, which one was of the final projects of the late Descendants star Cameron Boyce. It also nabbed the award for Achievement in Filmmaking: Director for William Coakley. Boyce’s family, representing the Cameron Boyce Foundation, were also in attendance for the premiere.
Lucifer fans will be pleased to know that the Kevin Alejandro directed short, Adult Night, also took home the Audience Award for Short. Alejandro also stars in the short with his Lucifer co-star Lesley-Ann Brandt.
Below are the list of the other winners for the Mammoth Film Festival.
Full Mammoth Film Festival’s Awards Winner List:
- Achievement in Filmmaking: Lukas Haas’ She’s In My Head
- Achievement in Filmmaking International: About Us
- Achievement in Filmmaking Music: Hour Of Lead
- Achievement in Filmmaking Cinematography: Now Is Everything – Dante Spinotti
- Achievement in Filmmaking Writer: William Day Frank – Susie Searches
- Achievement in Filmmaking Director: William Coakley – Runt
- Best TV Episodic: That One Time
- Best Genre Film (Short): Pleasant Canyon
- Best Genre Film (Feature): Deported
- Best Action Sports (Short): Rio Pangagonicos
- Best Action Sports (Feature): Pretending I’m a Superman
- Audience Award (Short): Adult Night
- Audience Award (Feature): Runt
- Best Documentary (Short): The Return
- Best Documentary (Feature): Pretending I’m a Superman
- Grand Jury Award (Short): Clarity
- Grand Jury Award (Feature): In Full Bloom
- Best Actress (Short): Joselyn Gallardo
- Best Actress (Feature): Jules Willcox
- Best Actor (Short): Brett Zimmerman
- Best Actor (Feature): Marc Manchecka
- Best Picture (Short): 40 Minutes Over Maui
- Best Picture (Feature): Alone
- Festival Favorite: Hour of Lead
About Mammoth Film Festival™
February 27th – March 2nd, 2020 in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Film Festival™ aims to lead the charge for an ever-changing landscape of film and media. This festival, founded by actor Tanner Beard and producer Tomik Mansoori, premiered in 2018 and specialized as an all media platform in celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work.
Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, CA as its beautiful backdrop, MammothFF is held in February at the Minaret Cinemas as well as various venues throughout town. This 5-day festival includes Special Screenings, a Charity Celebrity Bowling Tournament, Educational and Interactive Panels Discussions with Top Industry Leaders, Press Conferences and the MammothCON Vendor Exhibition Hall.
The festival partners of JSX, Kodak, Path Water, La Croix, RAK, Peroni, Snack Pop and Enterprise helped contribute to an incredible 2020 year of events.
The Grand Jury Award Winner (Feature), In Full Bloom, won its North American Premiere at Mammoth Film Festival against stacked competition. The debut feature written and directed by Adam VillaSeñor and Reza Ghassemi, is told in both Japanese and English, and features stunning cinematography and a spellbinding score by Andrew Kawczynski (whose credits include Dunkirk and Wonder Woman). In Full Bloo, has a unique style with a subtle Anime influence and is both poetic and prophetic in its tale of human resilience and strength of character.
The international ensemble cast is headed by newcomers Tyler Wood and Yusuke Ogasawara as boxers defending their countries. In Full Bloom explores the themes of political tension and the fighters’ parallel journeys as they test the very limits of human spirit against the backdrop of corruption and painful memory. Timothy V. Murphy, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Stefanie Estes, Hazuki Kato and S. Scott McCracken round out the excellent supporting cast