"Intersections of Entertainment & Activism"
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS

MPAC ACTIVISM AWARD (Social Awareness)

DANIEL MONTOYA for the Documentary 'him' (TX)

FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER AWARD

FOROUZAN JALAIL for GLOOMY GREEN (Iran)

YOUNG FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT

MICHAEL MYLES HAYES

Nine (9) year old Writer and Director of BEAST FACTOR (TX)

2018 MPAC FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

BEST STUDENT SHORT

SNACK LIST by Alyce Rogers (FL)

BEST STUDENT SHORT (Honorable Mention)

BEAST FACTOR by Michael Myles Hayes (TX)

BEST FAMILY FILM

CONNECTED by Christopher Satola (CA)

BEST FAMILY FILM (Honorable Mention)

THE RING by Brandon Curless, Eric Jones, and Lea Jones (TX)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

FIFO by Sacha Ferbus (Belgium)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

'him' by Daniel Montoya (TX)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE SALVATION by Christopher Satola (CA)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (Honorable Mention)

THAT SMELL by Kyle Lavore (NY)

BEST COMEDIC SHORT - ROMANTIC COMEDY

MIXED SIGNALS by Tracie Laymon (TX)

BEST COMEDIC SHORT - DARK COMEDY

WHITE PICKETT FENCE by Jacqueline King-Howell (TX)

BEST SUSPENSE/THRILLER

DAVID by LaKisha Lemons (TX)

BEST SUSPENSE/THRILLER (Honorable Mention)

MUGARTHIRAI (MASK) by Harish Gokul (India)

BEST DRAMATIC SHORT

TAPFERKEIT by Joseph (Tim) Quinn (UT)

BEST DRAMATIC SHORT (Honorable Mention)

A SHORT STORY ABOUT LOVE by Christopher Satola (CA)

BEST DIRECTOR

LAKISHA LEMONS for the Suspense/Thriller DAVID (TX)

BEST DIRECTOR (Honorable Mention)

DANIEL MONTOYA for the Documentary 'him' (TX)

And, with unanimous recommendations from 11 judges and 8 AWARD WORTHY nominations, the MPAC Film Festival Award for BEST IN FEST goes to...

DAVID by LaKISHA LEMONS!!

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