Winners of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival announced

George Lindsey - Photo by Marc Parker
George Lindsey - Photo by Marc Parker

Florence, AL – Twenty-two year old director and screenwriter Brad Thompson, along with his crew, submitted two films for consideration in this year’s George Lindsey UNA Film Festival; Collecting Chloe and Honor Code.

The Athens, Alabama native and University of North Alabama student is serious about his craft, wishing tto pursue a career in filmmaking.

“I’d like to use this opportunity as a stepping stone either to Los Angeles or to New York,” he said during the festival.

That dream may now become closer to reality as the young talent is the recipient of the 2010 $2,000 Clyde Sappo Black Sweet Home Alabama Award for his film Collecting Chloe. This award honors a film shot at least partially in Alabama.

Brad Thompson - Photo by Marc Parker
Brad Thompson - Photo by Marc Parker

Collecting Chloe, a Hitchcock-type thriller, was created in 2008, and had previously won several honors at Thompson’s hometown film festival in 2009.

Here is a complete list of George Lindsey UNA Film Festival winners for 2010:

Feature Screenplay: Sophronia L.
Short Screenplay: Culling Hens

Professional Feature Documentary: Cody
Professional Feature Narrative: The Frost
Professional Short Documentary: I Am A Man, From Memphis
Professional Short Narrative: Interpretation
Student Documentary: Sustaining Life
Student Narrative: One Day
Young Filmmaker: Crippled
Vanguard: Elephants
Shoals Spotlight: Collecting Chloe

Best Actor: Jeffrey Buckner Ford (Under God)
Best Actress: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (The Frost)
Best Cinematography: The Frost
Best Directing: Elephants
Best Editing: The Frost
Best Score: Slim
Best Sound Design: The Frost
Best Story: Crippled

Best of Fest: The Frost
Best of State: Collecting Chloe

Audience Choice: Running Away with Blackie

Dr. William G. Cale, University of North Alabama president, was also honored with a special Golden Lion award for his dedication to the annual event.

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is held at the University of North Alabama in Florence. It welcomes film entries from around the world and provides workshops, panels, screenings, network opportunities, and informal interaction among filmmakers and guests.

Article by Melissa Parker

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