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2024 Winners & Event Photos



Prisoner by Choice: The Frankie San Story

Director: Daniel Fisher
Runtime: 01:06:17

Description: This film tells the story of Frankie San who came to the United States after being saved from the depths of suicidal disillusionment in post WWII Japan by a missionary. He was driven by love to do whatever he could for his fellow man, which meant taking that love to the “least of these,” some of the worst men in prison…men hated and forgotten by the rest of society.

College Student Film


Director: Yinghui Li
Runtime: 00:08:33

Description: When a grumpy hermit is bribed to run for mayor of a rural town, she comes out of her shell to protect her trailer park from impending destruction.

Animated Film

Burn Out

Director: Lee Ricks
Runtime: 00:04:26

Burn Out is a stop motion film about a mechanical candlemaker. Follow his story as he receives more work each day than the previous. The night is growing longer and the work is piling up no matter how much he tries to do, and he must make the decision between finishing the order or completely winding down.

High School Student Film


Director: Shaw Shurley
Runtime: 00:02:41

Description:Two strangers meet in a ride-share service, eventually learning that everything may not be as it seems…

Best Short Film


Director: Lewis Rose 
Runtime: 00:20:00

Description:Gordon, the former keeper of a lighthouse now turned into a museum, is desperate for someone to help him maintain the site. When Musa, an Afghan refugee, comes knocking on his door, Gordon finally finds the helper he has been waiting for. The two men become friends, confronting their respective cultures and pasts with humour and kindness. But when Gordon discovers the true intentions of Musa’s visit, he is faced with a moral dilemma that upsets all his certainties…

Best Comedy Film

Wicked Image

Director: Caitlin Scherer
Runtime: 00:08:48

Description:  Lucifer, Satan, and the Devil meet with a corporate PR agent to rehabilitate their images — which includes reminding the world that they’re women. However, they quickly discover that the PR agent is more evil than they are.

Southeast Regional Film


Director: Eugene Rocco Utley
Runtime: 00:11:28

Description: An interview-style capturing of the life of Ab, a young struggling artist trying to find her way, all while dealing with the unwanted company of her sentient mirror reflection.

Upstate South Carolina Film

Honey, Hush! Honey

Director: Joe Lining 
Runtime: 00:05:00

Description: Classic southerner with a little trace of hippie, Neala Jones gives her unique take on beekeeping. She tells her inspiration to start, her struggles, and the rewards of her difficult but meaningful hobby.

People’s Choice

Ms Rossi 2: Ms Rossi Takes the Cake

Director: Pat Battastini
Runtime: 00:17:58

Description:While on her travels as a Loan Officer for the bank, Ms. Rossi encounters some obstacles along the way while just trying to do her job.

Reedy Reels Film of Distinction

How to Break a World Record

Director: Andrew Oliver & Dan Johnson
Runtime: 01:23:58

Description:  A rock band with a propensity to create their own adventures attempts to bring a mandolin Guinness World Record from India to their hometown in Greenville, South Carolina. Along the way, they discover it’s far more challenging than they had ever imagined, and there’s suddenly a lot riding on their ability to succeed in this one-of-a-kind documentary film.

Special Thanks to Micah Furtick photos