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2009 Reel Rose Awards

It is our pleasure and a priviledge to announce the John Paul II International Film Festival 2009 “Faith Through the Storm” Winners. Below are the categories, nominees, and pictures of the 2009 Award Ceremony.

THE AWARDS:

The Faith Through the Storm Award:
This Award is given to the film and filmmaker whose story best falls under the film festival’s theme.

Nominees: The Water Project, The 13th Day, The Mighty Macs

**WINNER: The Water Project

The Reel Rose Awards:
Also known as the Director’s Choice awards, these are given to the filmmakers whose film’s were simply the best in their category, obtaining great quality in production, performance, and story.
Reel Rose Short Film Nominees: Messy Spirituality, Suddenly the Sunrise, Gone, Bread of Life

**WINNER: Gone


Reel Rose Documentary Nominees: Duska, The Birth of Freedom, As We Forgive, Testimony

**WINNER: Duska


Reel Rose Feature Film Nominees: The Human Experience, The 13th Day, The Mighty Macs, BandSlam

**WINNER: The Mighty Macs

The People’s Festival Award:
Known as “The People’s Pope”, John Paul II was a man who belonged to the people. In the spirit of the man, “The People’s Festival” award’s recepient is the film the audience votes to represent the festival for that year.
Nominees: The Mighty Macs, The 13th Day, The Human Experience

**WINNER: The Mighty Macs

THE RECIPIENTS:

The Faith Through the Storm Award: The Water Project (LIFO Ministries)
The Reel Rose Award, Best Short Film: Gone (Stephanie, De Latour, Dir.)
The Reel Rose Award, Best Documentary: Duska (Wanda Rozycka-Zborowska, Dir.)
The Reel Rose Award, Best Feature Film: The Mighty Macs (Tim Chambers, Dir.)
THE PEOPLE’S FESTIVAL AWARD: THE MIGHTY MACS (Tim Chambers, Dir.)

Congratulations to all of our filmmakers, nominees, and winners. We were blown away by your talent and look forward to seeing your future endeavours.

Stephanie De Latour's GONE won her the "REEL Award" for Best Short Film
Stephanie De Latour’s GONE won her the “REEL Award” for Best Short Film
THE 13th DAY Producer, Natasha Howes, with her Nomination for "People's Festival Award"
THE 13th DAY Producer, Natasha Howes, with her Nomination for “People’s Festival Award”
DUSKA Writer/Director Wanda Rozycka with her "REEL Award" for Best Documentary
DUSKA Writer/Director Wanda Rozycka with her “REEL Award” for Best Documentary

Head of LIFO Ministry, Albert Perez & his film "The Water Project" went home with the "Faith Through the Storm Award".
Head of LIFO Ministry, Albert Perez & his film “The Water Project” went home with the “Faith Through the Storm Award”.
The night's big winner was Director Tim Chambers with his film "The Mighty Macs" which took home the "REEL Award" for Best Feature Film and later won the "People's Festival Award" by getting the most votes from our audience.
The night’s big winner was Director Tim Chambers with his film “The Mighty Macs” which took home the “REEL Award” for Best Feature Film and later won the “People’s Festival Award” by getting the most votes from our audience.



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