Winner Best Comedy Actress 2017
The Weekend Detectives
Meet Alex and Alice McNally: part-time cops, full-time twins. Anything they say or do can and will be used against them. After their father, the former Chief of Police, died in the line of duty, the McNally twins were thrown into the force to fulfill his last dying wish. Underqualified and overconfident, they are only permitted to work weekends. They are assigned “special police tasks” which often get them “in way over their heads.”
TV Short Comedy
Three Shades of Brown
Three Shades of Brown tells the story of three very different British Asians - a Rude Boy (trying to be black), a Coconut (trying to be white) and a Freshie (oblivious to how Asian he is) - who move into a flat together and immediately get off to the rockiest start.
K Great Thanks
Unlikely friends Zelda Karen and Aaron Sutter maneuver their way through failure after failure in Hollywood’s entertainment biz and find that maybe winning is the best thing that never happened to them.
Winner Best Comedy Actor 2017
Lazy Circles is a single-camera comedy taking a look at the hilarity and excitement in a small Oklahoma town. Whether it’s the house-raiding librarian’s book burnings, the mayor’s citizen arrest machine that catches perverts, or deadly storms being tracked by a weatherman’s nose, there’s always something crazy happening in Goshè.
TV Short Comedy
Everybody's a douche whether they know it or not. Doucheaholics centers around the international fellowship of men and women who exhibit poor, deviant behavior and want to better themselves in a supportive, healing, and nurturing environment. Think AA, but for douchebags.
Eytan gets arrested with a truck full of marijuana. When he claims in court for personal use, the judge rules that Eytan has 30 days to smoke all the marijuana which he got caught with. Eytan has to deal with the police, the media, the local mafia and the fact that Mor, the love of his life, wants to leave him while he is high as a kite.
TV Short Comedy
PARKED is a workplace comedy centered around a handful of valet’s, parking the cars of entitled customers in the San Fernando Valley. At the center of it all is Kyle, the thirty year old Co-Assistant manager of the lot. He’s offered a promotion to General Manager, but soon realizes, with great horror, his future as a career valet is solidifying.
TV Short Comedy
SAVE ME drops us into random lives, mid-sentence. We get to know people through storylines that unravel with humour and pathos and a built-in ticking time bomb - that one of them at some point will be blindsided by a medical emergency. And all of it is rooted in the on-going stories of our regular cast of EMTs who come to the rescue.
Short Film & Documentary
Winner Best Cinematography 2017
Served is a half hour, ensemble comedy-drama that follows the vibrant staff of a stylish LA eatery in their effort to function as a makeshift family, framed – in part – through the journey of a young Hispanic man whose hopes of being a server are suddenly dashed when he’s relegated to the back of the house.
Winner Best Writing 2017
Welcome to The Cliffs, the one and only teen drug rehab in Santa Cruz, California. Nobody wants to be there, not even the staff. As the pent-up teens sneak around trying to do whatever they can to get high, Jasmine and her eccentric co-workers, addicts in recovery themselves, do their best to “treat” them. And once an addict, always an addict.
Winner Best Actress Drama 2017
Angela Mills, an unravelling whirlwind of bulimia, alcohol abuse, and one night stands with guys who have cool mugs, has drunkenly enrolled herself in a partial-hospitalization eating disorder clinic. Now, she must juggle her failing pastry shop, an affair with her therapist, and a cast of bizarre food-abusers, all while trying not to tear herself and everyone around her into a million, damaged little pieces.
TV Short Drama
Giants is a scripted digital drama series that follows three black millennials reach battling their own inner giants as they approach age 30. The show tackles very real issues such as mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and unorthodox methods of economic survival.
A pampered Women’s Studies major, forced to leave college when her mother dies, must learn to deal with the hard-ass father she just met for the first time, survive in the foulmouthed, nicotine-fueled world of the hard-rock roadie, and find family where she least expects it.
Winner Best of ITVFest 2017
Public Housing Unit
Set in the late 1980's, three police officers take on both lawmakers and lawbreakers as they work to protect the people of Chicago's infamous public housing projects. These cops, the finest the city has to offer, have their morals pushed to the brink as they fight to serve a fragmented community, broken by an unjust system.
Winner Best Short Film 2017
Two estranged siblings, played by veteran actors Erin Daniels (THE L WORD) and Michael Maize (MR. ROBOT), suffer lifelong oppression at the hands of their now dying mother. Mark has been forced into years of servitude as the doting son. Beth has dealt with crippling guilt from afar.
Set in the near future, an average guy attempts to find love using a holographic dating app. After navigating a slew of ads, scams and uninterested women, it appears he may have found a match!
Recess is a comedic short film about a boy and his tough choices at recess. With only 15 minutes of free time, deciding what to do is often the hardest part of the day. Recess was written and produced by a 7-year-old midwestern kid named Aidan... whom also believes recess is too short to make these tough choices!
The Metal Detector
Detecting metal is more than just a hobby for Norm. He's more of an enthusiast. His life has been dedicated to the craft. We find him in the routine of life, an average day. But his day quickly changes when he is put in the position to be a hero.
"Defender" is a feature length film about the critical role that public defenders play in fighting for racial and social justice in America. The film takes viewers on a personal and intense tour through the underbelly of the criminal injustice system, seen through the eyes of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who is one of the nation’s few elected public defenders.
The Art of Television
The Art of Television : TV Directors explores modern television directing and those who stand behind the camera through intimate and never-before-seen portraits. Six directors from the most iconic TV shows, such as The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Law & Order, Six Feet Under and Mad Men welcome us into their home and walk us through their carrier and work methods.