Current and Past Winners

2016, 18th Annual GCFVF Winners:

June Griffin Garcia
Actress June Griffin Garcia

THE 2016 LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
June Griffin Garcia, Actress
San Antonio, Texas

Best Of Festival
An Ordinary Couple
Directed By Jay Gianukos and Susan Barnes
Los Angeles, California

Best Animation
Table Wars
Director Joseph M. Clark IV
JMC Films
Houston, Texas

Best Drama
The Example
Director Wyatt Cagle
CGL Studios/G Sharp Productions
Cleveland, Texas

Best Comedy
Randy
Director Shawn Ryan
ShawnJohn Productions
Los Angeles, California

Special Class
Diving The Lembeh Strait
Director  PJ Campagna
Get Innovative Images
Houston, Texas

Best Mini Feature
Greed
Director Robby Martinez
DJRR Productions
Fresno, Texas

Best Foreign Language
Summer Park
Director Michael Benko
Alice Films Global
Beijing, China

Best Documentary
The Blimp Trap
Director Shawn Welling
Welling Films, RedFan Films
Houston, Texas

Best Trailer
I Am Princess X
Director Mark Baird
Clear Lake Christian Media Project
Clear Lake, Texas

Best Screenplay
The Key
Screenwriter  Norman Ray Fitts
Houston, Texas

 2015, 17th Annual GCFVF Winners:

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Actor Lew Temple

THE 2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Lew Temple, Texas Actor

BEST OF FESTIVAL
If I Could Talk
Director Shawn Welling
Welling Films
Houston, Texas

BEST FEATURE FILM
Beta Centauri
Director Daniel R. Poulson
Daniel R. Poulson Productions
Salt Lake City, Utah

BEST SCREENPLAY
The Border
Written by: Norman Ray Fitts
Houston, Texas

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sweethearts of the Gridiron
Director Chip Hale
Overton Films, LLC
Kilgore, Texas

BEST OF COMEDY
What If My Wife Died in Yoga Class
Director Jeffrey Williams
Mile 47 Post Productions Company
Los Angeles, California

BEST STANDARD FILM
The Kid
Director David Scott Heck
WTH Films
Houston, Texas

BEST DRAMA
Charlie
Director Shawn Ryan
Soul Captain Films
Los Angeles, California

 

2014, 16th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Actor Brad Leland

THE 2014 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Brad Leland, Texas Actor

BEST OF FESTIVAL
Adamo
Director Shawn Welling
Welling Films
Houston, Texas

BEST STUDENT PROJECT
Donovan
Director Yus G. Marto
Narratology Productions

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Come Together
Director Catalina Parra

BEST OF COMEDY
The Game
Director Shawn Welling
Welling Films
Houston, Texas

BEST SHORT
The Bounty Hunter
Director Bradley Weatherholt
Ministry of Cinema

BEST SCREENPLAY
Corporate Trilogy
Written by: James Coate
Pearland, Texas

BEST TRAILER
The Legend of Darkhorse County
Director Shawn Welling
Welling Films
Houston, Texas

BEST DRAMA
The Call To Serve
Director Damon Rexroad
Rexroad Entertainment
Houston, Texas

 

 2013, 15th Annual GCFVF Winners:           (No Lifetime Award)

BEST OF FESTIVAL
Shell Game
Director Melinda Halvorsen
Out Of Own Productions-Subsurface Entertainment Group
Pearland, Texas

BEST STUDENT PROJECT
Out Of The Blue
Director Matt Stamm
Madison, Wisconsin

BEST HORROR
Stockholm
Director Theodore Horrocks
Houston, Texas

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Help Save Jack!
Director Patrick James
Patten Pictures
Galveston, Texas

BEST ACTION
Paper Planes
Director Nelson Lopez
DC Monkey Films
Houston, Texas

BEST STANDARD
Binding Paper
Director Xing You
Forth Worth, Texas

BEST SHORT
Illness
Director Jonathan Bucari
Demian Pictures
Brewster, New York

BEST SCREENPLAY
So Long Suckers
By Angela Moore
Sugarland, Texas

 

2012, 14th Annual GCFVF Winners:

 

Actor Brandon Smith

THE 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Brandon Smith, Actor

BEST OF FESTIVAL
Bodhisattva
Director San Banarje
Production Company….Lake Camp Productions/NAS
Houston, Texas

BEST STANDARD
Burnt    DRAMA
Director Lucia Apicella
Production Company….Random Cow Pictures
Santa Clara, California

BEST STUDENT PROJECT
Liz Un-Caged
Directors  Margo S. Toombs, Kapil Nair
Houston, Texas

BEST FEATURE
Stick Em Up!
Director  Alex Luster
Production Company  Shoot Edit Sleep
Houston, Texas

BEST SHORT
Catostrophic Skies…Music
Director  Sean Duke
Production Company DukeLove Productions_Think Big_Jexar
Houston, Texas

BEST DOCUMENTARY
World Of The Fight Doctor
Directors   Daphne Boyd, Nobby Brown
Production Company  Tri Banana
Holmes Beach, Florida

BEST STANDARD WORK SCREENPLAY
Screenwriters  Jonathan Cook, Derrick Ferguson, Brent Whiteside
Angelton, Texas

 

2011, 13th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Marsha Mason, Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award
Marsha Mason

Best of Festival: “Where I Begin”
Dir. Thomas L. Phillips
Where I Begin, LLC, Oxford, MS

Best Drama: “The Care Taker”
Dir. William Collins
Eye Candy Films, Houston, TX

Best Animation: “The Ninjews: Goy-O Trouble”
Dir. Josh Bass
Non-Practicing Productions, Houston, TX

Best Comedy: “Tomboys”
Dir. Gretchen Almoughraby
Spring Film Group, Spring, TX

Best Short: “You Are What You Eat”
Dir. Scott & Paula Merrow
Purpose Pictures, Albuquerque, NM

Best Action: “Hog’s Tooth”
Dir. Loren Gilley
Los Angeles, CA

Best Foreign: “Women in a Box”
Dir. Charles Propst Jr.
Prod. Co. Charles Propst Jr., Houston, TX

Best Screenplay: “Baker’s Mound”
Screenwriter James Coate
Pearland, TX

2010, 12th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Cheryl Tiegs
Cheryl Tiegs, Model/Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Cheryl Tiegs – Actress/Model

Best of Festival: Eternal Peace
Dir. Jason Clemons
SBJ Films, Houston, Texas,

Best Drama: TOW
Dir.Adam Newell
Grillbust Productions, Indianapolis,IN

Best Short:
Dir. John Estrada
Blue Bird Pictures, Austin,Texas

Best Student Project: The Cold Day In Hell
Dir.Eric Ochoa
League City Galena Park Media Kids, Houston,Texas

Best Documentary: Humble Trash
Dir.Debbie Eynon Finley
DEF Multimedia, Austin,Texas

Best Comedy: Audrey The Trainwreck
Dir.Frank V. Ross
Zero Trans Fat Productions, Kemah, Texas

Best Foreign Film: Why Are There Thing That Are Never Forgotten
Dir. Lucas Figueroa
LMF Films, Midrid Spain

 

2009, 11th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Jon Lovitz, Actor

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Jon Lovitz – Actor/Comedian

Best Script: Super Luke
Cynthia Neely

Best of Festival: Forgive Me
Clayton Miller

Best Short: Unfortune.net
Randy Chapman

Best Comedy: Do You
Gordon S. Williams

Best Documentary: The Messenger
Shawn S. Welling

Best Drama: Entertainer’s Last Stand
Carlos A. Pagan

Student Project: Ha Ha You’re Dead
Paul Zienty

 

2008, 10th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Erin Gray, Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Erin Gray – Actress

Best of Festival: The Cruiser Houston: Of Pride And Purpose
Director: Jim Fisher and Matt Brawley

Best Student Project: Walk With Me God
Director: Taylor Washington and Andrew Elam

Best Documentary: This Is Sam
Director: Scott H. Jones
Prod. Co.: XL Films Ltd.

Best Comedy: Joey and Jerome’s Artistic Meaningful Independent Film
Director: Josh Bass
Prod. Co.: Non-Practicing Productions

Best Horror: Domain Of The Damned
Director: Stacy Davidson
Prod. Co.: DBW Entertainment Inc.

Best Drama: Swinger
Director: James Coate
Prod. Co.: The Mighty Gwinn Productions

 

2007, 9th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Jasmine Guy, Actress
Jasmine Guy, Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Jasmine Guy – Actress
“I’ve had a great time and have had a lot of fun”

Best of Festival: Razor Sharp
Director: Marcus Perry
Prod. Co.: M-Pact Films
Los Angeles, CA

Best Student Project: Not Even Jesus Christ Himself
Director: John Lanser
Prod. Co.: Important Food Productions
Beach City, TX

Best Documentary: Surviving Rita: Looking Forward
Director: Gordon S. Williams
Prod. Co.: Gordon S. Williams
Cleveland, TX

Best Comedy: A Piece of Pie
Director: Janet Davidson
Prod. Co.: Tough Cookie Productions
Albuquerque, NM

Best Music Video: Still Pippin on Hobos
Director: Paul Beckman
Prod. Co.: Beckman Productions
Houston, TX

Best Short Film: The Rug
Director: Chris Dollard
Prod. Co.: Palomino Productions
Los Angeles, CA

 

2006, 8th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Robert Wuhl – Actor

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Robert Wuhl – Actor

Film Name: “O Happy Tumor”
Director: Taylor Johnson
Category: Best of Festival
Prod. Co.: Cinema North East
San Antonio, TX

Film Name: “Quitter”
Director: Paul Blaskowsky
Category: Best Comedy
Prod. Co.: Gato Malo
Deer Park, TX

Film Name: “Fantastic Fortune”
Director: Mike Fisher
Category: Best Short Film
Prod. Co.: Goofa Man Productions
San Antonio, TX

Film Name: “Fetus”
Director: Taylor Johnson
Category: Best Student Project
Prod. Co.: Cinema North East
San Antonio, TX

Film Name: “Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari”
Director: Paula Ely
Category: Best Documentary
Prod. Co.: Springbok Films
Sherman Oaks, CA

 

2005, 7th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Armand Assante – (Actor/Writer/Director)

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Armand Assante – (Actor/Writer/Director)

Film Name: “After Twilight”
Director: Gary L. Watson
Category: Best of Festival
Prod. Co.: Nu-Classic Films
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Once Upon A Time A King”
Director: Massimiliano Mauceri
Category: Best Foreign
Prod. Co.: Building Productions
Fironzo, Italy

Film Name: “This is Keith Rolyat”
Director: Taylor Johnson
Category: Best Student Project
Prod. Co.: Cinema North East
San Antonio, TX

Film Name: “Zoom Suit”
Director: John Taddeo
Category: Best Animation
Prod. Co.: Superversc.com
Lighthouse Point, FL

Film Name: “Once Not Far From Home”
Director: Ben Van Hook
Category: Best Art/Experimental
Prod. Co.: Stars North
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Clean People”
Director: Roy S. Ford
Category: Best Comedy
Prod. Co.: Roy Boy Films
Spring, TX

 

2004, 6th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Janine Turner – Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Janine Turner – Actress

Film Name: “What’s Two + Three?”
Director: Peter Hawley
Category: Best of Festival
Prod. Co.: Windy Cine Productions
Chicago, IL

Film Name: “Alone”
Director: Joseph Mark Clark IV
Category: Best Art/Experimental
Prod. Co.: Joe Clark
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Furniture People”
Director: Chris Night
Category: Best Drama
Prod. Co.: Knight
Birmingham, AL

Film Name: “Hope is a Thing with Feathers”
Director: Mamie McCall
Category: Best Music Film
Prod. Co.: Davine Trailer Films
Studio City, CA

Film Name: “Rose”
Director: Sam Salem
Category: Best Student Project
Prod. Co.: University of Miami
Coconut Grove, FL

2003, 5th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Barry Corbin – Actor

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Barry Corbin – Actor

Film Name: “The Vest”
Director: Paul Gutrecht
Category: Best of Festival
Prod. Co.: Door to Door Films
Venice, CA

Film Name: “Persistance”
Director: James Collinane
Category: Best Drama Film
Prod. Co.: EYE on U Films
Orlando, FL

Film Name: “Entertaining Vietnam”
Director: Mara Wallis
Category: Best Documentary
Prod. Co.: Wallis
San Francisco, CA

Film Name: “The Ninjews”
Director: Josh Bass
Category: Best Animated Film
Prod. Co.: Non-Practicing Productions
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Chimera”
Director: Doug Shineman
Category: Best Student Project
Prod. Co.: D-Media Entertainment
Westfield, NJ

 

2002, 4th Annual GCFVF Winners:

Melissa Gilbert – Actress

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Melissa Gilbert – Actress

Film Name: “Hum”
Director: Cheryl Hendrickson
Category: Best of Festival
Prod. Co.: Ampro Films
San Francisco, CA

Film Name: “Major Damage”
Director: Chris Bailey
Category: Best Animated Film
Prod. Co.: Cooper/Bailey
Glendale, CA

Film Name: “The Quarry”
Director: Greg Chwerchak
Category: Best Drama Film
Prod. Co. Berberich/Chwerchak/Jones
Hollywood, CA

Film Name: “Ocoee: Legacy of the Election Day Massacre”
Director: Sandra Krasa
Category: Best Documentary Film
Production Company: No Visuals
Webster, TX

Film Name: “Taste It All”
Director: Richard J. Liukis
Category: Best Short Film
Prod. Co.: H.H./R.J.L/J.B./&M.S.
Los Angeles, CA

2001, 3rd Annual GCFVF Winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Loretta Swit, Actress

Loretta Swit, Actress
Loretta Swit – Actress

Film Name: “The Marianao Kid”
Director: Arthur E. Bergel
Category: Best Of Festival
Prod. Co.: FJH Studios
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Alma”
Director: Eric Hoffland
Category: Best Drama Film
Prod. Co.: Third Wheel Productions
League City, TX

Film Name: “The Death of Everything Good and True”
Director: Matthew Marshall
Category: Best Art/Experimental Film
Prod. Co.: Romanstyle Films
Houston, TX

Film Name: “Five Wishes”
Director: Stuart Alexander
Category: Best Comedy Film
Prod. Co.: Five Wishes Productions
Valley Village, CA

Film Name: “Battleship Texas: The Lone Star Ship”
Director: Tim Holland
Category: Best Documentary Film
Prod. Co.: Triumvirate Pictures
Arlington, TX

 

2000, The 2nd GCFVF Winner:

Walter Coblenz – Producer/Director

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Walter Coblenz – Producer/Director