After a whirlwind week of VOLITION playing in three over-lapping festivals (Whistler Film Festival, Other Worlds Austin, and NYC Horror Film Festival), Director Tony Dean Smith takes home the prestigious Best BC Director Award at Whistler! We couldn’t be more proud! Thank you to Whistler Film Festival and all the others for screening our film to packed crowds. We so appreciate the support! Below is Tony’s acceptance speech from the Whistler Film Festival Award Ceremony.
The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival has just wrapped up and what a festival it was! VOLITION played to a packed theater and walked away with TWO of the festival’s TOP PRIZES. The cerebral science-fiction feature won for BEST SCI-FI/HORROR FILM and for BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY! To top things off, VOLITION was nominated in an impressive seven categories, including BEST DIRECTION: Tony Dean Smith, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Byron Kopman, BEST ACTOR: Adrian Glynn McMorran, and BEST ACTRESS: Magda Apanowicz. A huge thank you to the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival for their fantastic festival and warm hospitality!
For full list of winners and nominees, see the JTIFF site!
More good news for this mind-bending thriller! Volition is an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival, screening in Arizona multiple times, from April 4th-14th. For schedule and festival information, check out the festival site, and if you’re in the area, grab some popcorn and join us!