Eleven teams gathered at Freedom Point Event Center in February to begin a 52-hour scripting, filming and editing marathon known as the Clarksville Film Festival.
Clarksville Parks and Recreation held the annual event, and while the teams completed their films, the screening and awards ceremony was scheduled during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in its indefinite postponement.
After months of waiting, the 2020 Clarksville Film Festival Screening and Awards were held Sept. 19 at the Roxy Regional Theater. Capacity was limited to allow social distancing, and cloth face coverings were required to ensure the safety of attendees. All 11 films were shown, and 13 awards were presented.
Maggie Houts, event planning specialist for Clarksville Parks and Recreation, said guests were happy to have the event despite the delay.
“We were excited to finally showcase the talents of these filmmakers,” Houts said. “They worked extremely hard on these films, and having this event was important to us.”
Awards and recipients included:
• first place overall – Elim Films, "The Heart Changer."
• second place overall – Studio24, "The Corn Job."
• third place overall - Jab Entertainment, "Battle of the Corn"
• best use of prop – Jab Entertainment, "Battle of the Corn."
• best actor – Studio2Propa, "Investments," Jaren Hampton.
• best actress – Foil Films, "Kernels of Truth," Sarah Turner.
• best use of effects – Raging Abe Productions, "Honor Among."
• best use of line – Studio2Propa, "Investments."
• best use of character name – First Timers, "Old MacDonald."
• best use of Clarksville – ImagineWorks Productions, "I Ain't the One."
• best use of action – Foil Films "Kernels of Truth."
• social media guru – ImagineWorks Productions, "I Ain't the One," Carley Martone.
• viewers choice – Jab Entertainment, “Battle of the Corn.”
Waterdogs Scuba and Safety, the J.R. Group Partners, Kings Bluff Brewery and Love Blood Ink sponsored the Clarksville Film Festival.