"My intent with this festival is simple: bring art alive again. I spent years covering film festivals as a member of the media. I began to discover that the main motivation for many of these events was not the movies. Because I am a leader and not one who lags, I took it upon myself to produce a platform whereby art would once again come alive. Less celebrity and red carpets; more about honoring the czars of independent cinema. Give filmmakers and fans a chance to mesh and make dreams happen. Show worthy work by astounding artisans. Lastly, help them to create more film through offering them more exposure.
Cindy Mich, Founder
Listed below are the winners of the 2020 Art is Alive Film Festival.
Best Feature Film - "The Last Christmas Party" & "Rock of Gibraltar"
Best Comedic Short Film - "Another Day in Manhattan"
Best Dramatic Short Film - "Anna" and "Jump Cuts"
Best Special Interest Film - "The Builder" & "Simple as That"
Best Cinematography - Chloe Sirois - "The Spectacle"
Best Female Actress (The Mela Hudson Award) - Diane Kelber & Gloria Jung
Best Male Actor - J Dixon Byrne & Will Trentham
Best Director - Emanuele Dega - "Florence" & Julian Santos - "The Last Christmas Party"
Best Screenplay - Ridin on Duke's Train - CCC
Best Singer/Songstress (The Judy Garland Award) - "Tell Tale Heart - A Musicabre" & Rock of Gibraltar