Chesapeake Film Festival closes with ceremony
EASTON— The 11th annual Chesapeake Film Festival ended its four-day festival with a closing reception and award ceremony at the Avalon Theatre on Sunday.
Actress Marla Aaron Wapner and actor Vincent De Paul presented 13 awards on Sunday evening to categories, including environmental, and best actor and director. During the four-day event, the Chesapeake Film Festival had many people from the film industry going to theaters in Cambridge, St. Michaels and Easton.
“I want to say thank you so much for everything,” said Shayne Pax after winning the Best Director award. “(Cid Collins Walker, artistic director for the Chesapeake Film Festival) thank you so much for everything. Although I met you a few days ago, I immediately connected with her, so thank you for all the work you did on this I would also like to thank everyone who came today and all weekend, who came and supported not only our film, but other independent films, its really important.”
A total of 48 films were shown, 38 of which were Maryland Premieres, and one was a sneak preview. The long weekend was a celebration of stor ytelling and filmmaking including workshops, guest speakers, director Q&A’s and jampacked cinematic discovery.
“I would like to thank the patrons for coming in, enjoying and sharing this journey in these flickering lights, which is known as film,” said De Paul. “I would also like to thank my co-host [Wapner] for always writing my comedic sketches. We are ready to give out these great awards.”
The winners evening were:
“Saving Sea Turtles: Extinction”
Jennifer Ting, Gomes and
Cheryl Ottenritter Best Environmental Short “Current Revolution” Roger Sorkin
Best Environmental Short Animation
Michele “The Elephant’s Song” Lynn Tomlinson and Sam Saper
Best Animated Short “Shadow”
“The Executioner’s Shadow”
Maggie Stogner and Rick Stacks
“Moving Stories” Cornelia Ravenal and Mikael Sodensten
Best Narrative Short “Othello – San”
Ted Adams, III
Best Sound Design
Feature “The Elephant’s Song” Lynn Tomlinson and Sam Saper
Llysa Rie and Shayne Pax Best Emerging Filmmaker Shayla Racquel “Riverment”
Llysa Rie Ieska
Best Actor Timothy Troy
“Hold My Horse”
Best Director Shayne Pax and Llysa Rie Ieska
Llys Rie Ieska wins the 2018 Chesapeake Film Festival Best Actress for her work in “I, Matter,” at the Closing Reception and Awards on Sunday.