The Misty Moon International Film Festival 2020

I am still buzzing from Saturday night’s Misty Moon International Film Festival.
How brilliant was that?

As our beloved Cinema Museum is temporarily closed due to “that virus” instead of postponing the festival we decided to stream it online.

With a full online house packed with guests and filmmakers from around the world, enjoying the best in independent film. No technical glitches and all the films streamed perfectly, thanks to the technical brilliance of Martin Rudman. I had one of the filmmakers from New York messaging me during the festival to say how thrilled he was that their film streamed seamlessly… the miracles of modern technology…

I am so proud of Misty Moon’s special guest MC Suzanne Maddock… Suzanne did a wonderful job holding everything together…The judging panel were fabulous in their deliberations as I mediated them. Also in true Misty Moon tradition we stayed on chatting and drinking in our virtual pub The Slaughtered Lamb until the very wee small hours…

This was also a fundraiser for our beloved Cinema Museum and we raised £362.50 on Saturday night and a couple of days before, The Misty Mooners had already been donating so we have raised over £500, so well done everyone.

We even had Lindsay Honey aka adult Legend Ben Dover doing a drum roll from Spain before each winner‘s announcement…..

So here are the Winners of The Misty Moon International Film Festival 2020 are:

The Geoffrey Morriss Award – The Boy Who Thought He Could Fly – Director Emma Pitt

The Fenella Fielding Award OBE – Close – Directors – Emily Bollwell and Thomas Attwood

The Dudley Sutton Award – Les Monstres – Director – Leslie Carles

The Misty Mooners Award – Fools Gold – Director Jim Allison

The Judge’s Award – The Boy Who Thought He Could Fly – Director Emma Pitt

The Misty Moon International Film Festival will be back Halloween 2021 with new films, new judges and some big surprises… Submissions open February 2021. Online photos courtesy of Matthew Bartram and Matthew Stanford

The judges for The Misty Moon International Film Festival 2020
The Curator and Mrs Moon
The host of The Misty Moon International Film Festival 2020 the fabulous Suzanne Maddock
Scream Queen Judge Diane Franklin Hollywood Legend
Scream Queen Judge Sandy Johnson aka Judith Myers from Halloween
Judges Linzi Drew aka Brenda Bristols and Lindsay Honey aka Ben Dover
Scream Queen judge Judy Matheson
Judge renowned film critic Ben Peyton
Robo Films director Jason Read
Misty Moon tech guru Martin Rudman
The winner of the Geoffrey Morriss Award and The judge’s award
The winner of the Dudley Sutton Award
The winner of the Fenella Fielding OBE award
The winner of the Misty Mooners award

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