2016 TRIFI Film Awards
SF&F Feature Film – Virtual Revolution (USA)
Horror Feature Film – Dark Tapes (USA)
Comedy Feature Film – Dumbells (USA)
SF&F short – Zero (Spain)
Horror short – Vicious (UK)
Animation – Lila (Argentina)
Comedy – Strange Bedfellows (USA)
Documentary – America’s Boulevard: A Mural on MLK (USA)
Fan – Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story (USA)
72 hr Film Challenge
1st Place – 11th Amendment
2nd Place – A Had a Dream Last Night
Honorable Mention – Our Empty Space
Virtual Revolution – SF&F Feature – USA – PG-13 (Brief Nudity)
Director: Guy-Roger Duvert
In 2047, most of the population spends all of their time online, connected into virtual worlds where they can fulfill all their fantasies, losing all interest for reality and leaving it to a small minority. A shadow Agent is tracking and eliminating terrorists who want to destroy this system…
The Dark Tapes – Horror Feature – USA – PG-13
Director: Michael McQuown
A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent, original anthology. The movie stars an up and coming ensemble group of actors such as Brittany Underwood (TV star of Hollywood Heights, One Life To Live & Youthful Daze), Cortney Palm (Sushi Girl, Zombeavers) and Emilia Ares Zoryan (Amazon’s Bosch: Season 2). Ghosts, spirits, creatures, demons and more from the paranormal world collide with rational curiosity. Could the supernatural exist in our everyday lives and have a plausible, scientific basis? The Dark Tapes explores this and more with surprising, sometimes shocking results that will leave you questioning what could be real.
Dumbbells – Comedy Feature – USA – PG-13
Director: Chris Livingston
A buddy comedy set in a struggling fitness club where mayhem ensues when a new owner arrives with the grand scheme to save the gym by turning it into a reality show.
Zero – SF&F – Spain – PG-13
Director: David Victori
Father and son are emotionally and physically separate the day that Earth loses gravity intermittently. The child wanders the city obsessed in responding to the recent death of his mother, while his father tries to find him in a world that is collapsing around him.
Vicious – Horror – UK – PG-13
Director: Oliver Park
A young woman comes home one night to find her front door unlocked and suspects she might not be alone in the house.
Lila – Animation – Argentina – PG-13
Director: Carlos Lascano
Armed with her sketchbook Lila walks off to the world convinced that she has the power to make it a better place. Sitting at a bar hanging out at a park or walking down a street Lila draws the lines that fill up the magic lost by those around her.
Strange Bedfellows – Comedy – USA – PG-13
Director: Eliot Gurrin
Two strangers wake up next to each with no memory of the night before, or where they are.
America’s Boulevard: A Mural on MLK – Documentary – USA – PG-13
Director: Tyler Jones
Renowned artist Meg Saligman has been commissioned to paint one of the largest murals in the country on M.L. King Boulevard in Chattanooga, TN. As the muralists attempt to capture the rich and complex racial history of the neighborhood, they encounter a community at the crossroads of redevelopment, and one that is reflective of America’s unfulfilled dream of equality for all.
Spider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story – Fan – USA – PG-13
Director: Ivan Kander
In the wake of Peter Parker’s death, will Miles Morales find the courage to put on the mask and become Spider-Man?