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OIFF 2015 Jury Awards:

Best Student Film, K to Middle School: Save The Date (Jarrod Bainbridge, Poway, CA)

Best Student Film, High School: Two and a Quarter Minutes (Joshua Ovalle, Huntington Beach, CA)

Best Student Film, College: Somos Amigos / “We Are Friends†(Carlos Solano Perez, Madrid, Spain)

Best Short Documentary: Over the Coals : Santa Maria the BBQ Capitol of the World (Noah Rosenstein, Los Angeles, CA)

Best Feature Documentary: Omo Child: The River and the Bush (John Rowe, Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

Best Animation Film: Tick Tock (Zeynep Kocak, Turkey)

Best Narrative Short Film: Keeper of The Past (Marco J. Riedl, Berlin, Germany)

Best Narrative Feature Film: Wildlike (Frank Hall Green, New York, NY)

Best Picture: Keep In Touch (Sam Kretchmar, New York, NY)

OIFF 2015 Audience Choice Awards:

Best Student Film – K thru Middle School: The Sad Snowman (Pierre Schantz, Irvine, CA)

Best Student Film – High School: A Stacked Deck (Cameron Penn, Carlsbad, CA)

Best Student Film – College: Inner Peace (Ryan LaPine, San Diego, CA)

Best Short Documentary: King Corduroy (Paul Von Petrzelka, San Diego, CA)

Best Feature Documentary: Breaking Point (Bill Wisneski, San Marcos, CA)

Best Animation: Telling a You (M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, New York, NY)

Best Narrative Short Film: The Knockout Game (Benjamin Goalabré, Santa Barbara, CA)

Best Narrative Feature Film: Keep In Touch (Sam Kretchmar, New York, NY)

Best Picture: The Age of Reason (Andrew Schrader, Santa Clarita, CA)

OIFF 2015 Special Awards:

  • OIFF “Oceanside Spotlight†Contest Winner: Oceanside Short Film (Larimore Productions, Oceanside, CA)

  • OIFF Lifetime Achievement Award: John DeBello (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!) – Cult Filmmaker turned multimedia CEO, John DeBello, Accepted OIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his work in the independent film industry & his contributions to cinema within the city of Oceanside. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! was programmed as OIFF 2015’s Opening Night feature, with DeBello present for both the opening & closing night galas.

  • OIFF Awareness Award: Stacy Goldberg (Make-A-Film Foundation’s Mito Ambassador, The Magic Bracelet short film) The Make A Film Foundation grants film wishes to children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions, helping them to create short film legacies by teaming them with noted actors, directors, and writers. They believe the art of filmmaking is not only healing and therapeutic but also offers hope and builds self-esteem. The Magic Bracelet was a film thought up by Rina Goldberg & seen through by her parents Stacy & Ari. Rina’s script was adapted for the screen by Director Jon Poll & Academy Award Winner Diablo Cody. Its cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Bailey Madison, JK Simmons, James Van Der Beek and many more. Stacy Received OIFF’s Awareness Award in 2015 for her work along side the Organization’s Founder Tamika Lamison for bringing further awareness to Mitochondrial Disease.

  • Special Guest Performance: Gabbi McPhee (Sunday, August 16th, 2015) – Star of OIFF’s 2015 Winner for Best Picture, Keep in Touch, McPhee graced Oceanside with 2 Songs from said Film as the Closing Ceremony Came to an End.

OIFF 2015 Took Place August 9 – 16, 2015 in Downtown Oceanside, CA

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