Short Film Category: Sweet Dreams, Kristen Lepore, Kendall Park, New Jersey; Measured Sacrifice, John Whitney, Grove City, OH and A Polish Winter, Shane and Paula Shiels, Meathe ,Ireland.
Feature Film Category: Hellementary, Andrew Smoley, Mentor, OH, Impaled: Painfully Blunt, Richard Mullenex, Cleveland, OH and Ring of the Bishop, KM Fitzgerald, Boston, MA.
Student Film Category: Red Battle, Matthew Zaleski, Vermilion, OH, The Bocce Bunch, Vincent Radisek, Concord., OH, and Interns, Gina Ezzone, Painesville Twp, OH.
Best in Show went to Sweet Dreams, Kirsten Lepore, for top overall accumulative score.
"I am very satisfied with how well our first event went," said Greg Pribulsky, Vice President of the Geauga Lyric Theater. "We had no idea how many film makers would submit, we had no idea how this event would be received by community and media. All in all we are satisfied, very satisfied."
The six day event brought approximately 600 people to the historic Chardon Square and the event was enjoyed by the film makers and attendees alike.
"I have had people come up to me at the festival and say 'wow' what a great theater to do this in, thanks so much," Pribulsky said. "It's great to be able to expand our offerings of entertainment and exposure to the arts."