Phenom Film Fest

Phenom Presented a Phenomenal Fest

The Phenom Film Festival, held in conjunction with Digifest in the Shreveport/Bossier area had a very successful first year event. While Digifest showcased everything digital from art to video games, the film festival had a wide range of films in all genres. Here’s a list of the 2012 Phenom Film Festival Winners:

Best Narrative Feature Film: Underbelly Blues
Best Narrative Feature Film Director: Phil Messerer, Underbelly Blues
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film: Todd Robert Anderson, Fuzz Track City
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film: Genevieve Padalecki, Hated
Best Narrative Feature Film Cinematography: Fuzz Track City
Best Narrative Feature Film Screenplay: True Bromance
Best Narrative Feature Film Editing: Fuzz Track City
Best Documentary Feature Film: Stigma
Best Documentary Short Film: The Mountain Between Us
Best Short Film: Auditioning Fanny
Best Louisiana Filmmaker Feature Film: Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle
Best Louisiana Filmmaker Short Film: I Need a Hero
Best Student Short Film 17 & Under: Alone Together
Best Student Short Film 18 & Over: Children of the Air
One Story, Three Visions Best Screenplay: He Knows
One Story, Three Visions Best Short Film: Music Box
Best Music Video: Muscle Hawk’s Electric Light
Founders Award for Feature Film: Fuzz Track City
Founders Award for Short Film: Nursery Crimes
Audience Best Feature: For the Love of Books
Audience Best Short: Hula Girl

In addition to these awards, Phenom Film Fest presented a lifetime achievement award posthumously to James McCullough for his groundbreaking work in the film industry. McCullough was likened to a “Roger Corman of Shreveport” creating opportunities for many cast and crew in the film industry. McCullough’s son was on hand to accept the award for his father.

The Phenom Film Festival is already making plans for next year. Film submissions should open sometime in early 2013. For more info, go to



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