Featured Friday Filmmakers! Weekly interviews
THE 2021 Spring Grove International Film Festival is July 23,24 and 25!
Bill Roach is the Director of "Shift Change - The Regeneration of an American Home Town." Mr. Roach is this winner of 17 Emmy Awards for his work on Television as a cinematographer.
Canadian filmmaker Wayne Diu wrote and directed "The Dental Plan" which won the "Best Action Film" in the Spring Grove International Film Festival 2020". Congrats Wayne!
Sophia Castro is the winner of Best in International Dance Films award. Sophia comes to us from Argentina! Enjoy.
Deb Wallwork tell the story of the Monarch Butterfly through the eyes of storytelling and different voices. Deb won the "Butterfly Films" category in The Spring Grove International Film Festival.
Director of "The Blue Butterfly"
Winner of Best Wisconsin Filmmaker for directing "Three Bells"
”The One and Only Miss America” by David Arond won The Best Documentary award of The Spring Grove International Film Festival
Emmett is the winner of Best Marketing Producer and Director in Festival. He is the Director and producer of "Beauty, Brains and Personality".
Brian Connors is winner of a number of awards in Festival including best Feature "Senior Entourage" Starting Ed Asner, Helen Reddy, and numerous stars! Watch this for more fun facts!
Winner of Best Dance Film in the United States. Amazing cast of "Cookaphony!" Watch Joe and his mega-talented cast and crew talk about their experience. Straight from Minneapolis MN.
Accomplished filmmaker Julie Koehnen, Diretor of "Master Servant" won the Best Best Film in Minnesota Award 2020! Watch her and her cast now!
Winner of most heartwarming film, "Blake" was directed by talented filmmaker from Iowa
Director Severn Lang won The Best Trilogy of Short Films award in Festival. Winner of Best Iowa short filmmaker award! Beautiful work!
Winner of "Best Psychological Intellectual Script in Festival". Watch gifted award winning up and coming filmmaker M.R. Fitzgerald and cast talk about making the movie. "The Wolf"
The first virtual celebration for the Inaugural Spring Grove International film Festival 2020. 20 awards go to o20 filmmakers from the festival with Artistic Director Katie O'Regan Artistic Director of Sacred Noise Society, producer of the festival.
September 25th 2020
Filmmaker Awards “Spring Grove International Film Festival”
Inaugural Festival September 11-13th 2
1) “Three Bells” Director Jake Griggs.
1) Most Inspiring short film.
2) Best Wisconsin Filmmaker Award.
2) ”1000 Miles to Nome” Director David Mabel & Steve Cannon
Best Nature Feature Award.
3) “16 to Life” Director Becky Smith.
Best Iowa Feature Film Award.
4) Trilogy of Shorts films. “Inner Peace” “Pretty Ugly Dreams”
“The Space of Peace” Director Svern Lang.
Best Iowa Short Filmmaker Award.
5) “The Butterfly Effect” Directed by Deb Wallwork and Janet Bayliss.
Best Butterfly Film in Category Award.
6) “The Dental Plan” Director Wayne Diu.
Best Action Film Award.
7) “Cookophony” Director Joe Chavala.
1) Best Dance Film Director in Festival Category Award.
2) Best Dance Cast Award.
8) “The Wolf” Director/Writer M.R. Fitzgerald.
1) Best psychological Intellectual Script “The Wolf” M.R. Fitzgerald.
2) Best Cinematography 10-30-minute category.
9) ”The Chair” Director Ronnie Cramer.
Best Animation Award.
10) “Blake” Directed by David Busch.
Most heartwarming Short Film.
11) “The Business of Autism” Director Stephen Mackey.
Best Film in Autism Category Award.
12) “Beauty Brains and Personality” Writer/Director Emmet Loverde.
1)Best scripted Feature.
2) Best Film Marketer Award.
13) “The One and Only Jewish Miss America” Director David Around.
Best Documentary Feature Award.
14) “Father and Father” Directors Michael Baumgarten & Art Camacho.
Best Short Action Film Award.
15) “Master Servant” Director Julie Koehnen.
1) Best Short Film Minnesota Filmmaker Award.
2) Best Costumes in Festival Award.
16) “On Top of The World” Director Kevin Isaacson.
Special Director Media Award for film and podcast work.
17) “Maids” Director Sofia Castro.
Best International dance film award.
18) “Senior Entourage” Director Brian Connors.
1) Best Supporting Actress Marion Ross.
2) Best Actors Lifetime Achievement acting awards, Mr. Ed Asner and Mr. Mark Rydell.
3) Best special supporting actor award David Lockhart.
4) Best Singer Award Helen Reddy.
5) Best Director/Writer. Brian Connors.
6) Best Bit Player Zia Jamali.
7) Best Producers Award Teresa Porter, Zia Jamali.
19 ) “Good Men” Director/Writer Brian Connors.
1) Best Actor of the festival. Mr. Ed Asner.
2) Best short script 10-minute category award.
20) “The Blue Butterfly” Directed by Gina Meinertz.
Best short family historical creative film Minnesota Award.