Film Festivals

Since 2015, Blue Forge Films has hosted film festivals for both emerging and established filmmakers. Discover a current festival or scroll down to explore past winners.

Current Festival

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Past Festivals & Winners

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Cracked Mirror Film Festival

Watch the entire festival at BlueFlix.

 

Best Film: The Harvest

Writing: Lauren Patzer

Acting: Gregor Fjellrev, Alex Dunn

Editing, Music and Effects: Maxwell DiMarco

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Midnight Film Festival

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Best Film: The Harvest

Best Actress: Jessica Noel Thompson

Best Actor: Tyler Tanqueray 

Best Original Score: The Harvest

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Leap Film Festival

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Best Film: Thoughts Past Three

Best Actress: Lisa Rempel

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco

Best Original Score: The Fairy Garden

Audience Favorite: Sands of Time

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One Room Film Festival

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Best Film: Capitulate

Best Actress: Amber Rainey

Best Actor: Greg Laurel

Best Original Score: Capitulate

Audience Favorite: The Scavenger Hunt

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Perspective Film Festival

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Best Film: Hills Like White Elephants

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Best Actor (tied): Emmanuel Atkinson, Maxwell DiMarco

Best Original Score: Hills Like White Elephants

Audience Favorite: Hills Like White Elephants

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Take 8 Film Festival 2015

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Best Film: Vindicta (The director's cut of the feature film adaptation is due in 2022.)

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Best Actor: Gregory Marks

Studio Choice: In the Pudding (Made into the feature film Macbeth the Musical Parody on BlueFlix.)

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Take 8 Film Festival Forest

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Best Film: The Niobe Strain (The feature film adaptation is due in 2023.)

Best Actress: Angela DiMarco

Best Actor: Nathaniel Devish

Studio Choice: Caught on Film (The web series adaptation of the film is available here to watch for free.)

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Take 8 Film Festival White Room

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Best Film: Talking to Angels (The animation/live-action hybrid of this film is forthcoming.)

Best Actress: Stacey Venzel, Angela Faro

Best Actor: Ed Stone

Studio Choice: Eat (Combined with Park Dead by Rogue Raven Productions.)

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Take 8 Film Festival Catacombs

 

Best Trailer: Park Dead (Combined with Eat by Rogue Raven Productions.)

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Blackwood Film Anthology

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Best Film: For the Birds

Best Actor: Bill Read

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition of this film anthology.

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Saint August Chapel Film Anthology

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No awards were granted for this event. All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition of this film anthology.

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Wonderland Film Anthology

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Best Film: Promise of Paradise

Best Actor: Erik Rainey

Best Actress: Lisa Rempel

All participating filmmakers share in the revenue earned from the sale and rental of the dvd and digital edition of this film anthology.

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Spark Forge Film Festival

 

Best of Show: Tradewind (Adapted into the short film Trade, winner of the Best Shorts Competition for Disability Awareness and available now at BlueFlix.)

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Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 1

Watch all the Forge Flashpoint Film Festivals at BlueFlix.

Best Film: Gender Studies 101

Best Actress: Faith DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 2

Best Film: Tears, Home is Where His Heart Is, Within the Study (three-way tie)

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 3

Best Film: Buyer's Remorse

Best Actress: Stacey Venzel

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 4

Best Film: Sands of Time

Best Actress: Brianne DiMarco

Forge Flashpoint Film Festival 5

Best Film: Nothing Less

Best Actress: Amber Rainey

Best Actor: Maxwell DiMarco