The reviews are in: Life Fest Film Festival 2013 was a resounding success! Our move to a new venue at the historic Family Theatre Productions on Sunset Boulevard and the closing ceremonies at Raleigh Studios gave Life Film Fest the perfect atmosphere for filmmakers and filmgoers to come together and network and share their love of film.

Life Fest 2013 Award Recipients

The Frank Capra Award: Crescendo

The Jury Award: Posey

Best Documentary Feature:  j&j

Best Documentary Short: Life in Reverse: Selma’s Story

Best Short Short Film: Lessons in Life #3

Best Short Film: Forgetting Regret

Best Feature Film: Return to the Hiding Place

The Director’s Selection Awards

The Director’s Selection Awards are given by the Life Fest Leadership Team to recognize films that touched our hearts and carry the message of Life Fest. The 2013 Recipients of the Director’s Selection Awards are:

Return to the Hiding Place

Super Heroes

The Founders Award for Excellence

The Founders Award for Excellence are given to those films that achieve a high level of excellence both in their presentation of the theme of Life Fest, but also in their production values. The 2013 Recipients of The Founder’s Award for Excellence are:

A Perfect Day


5×5 for Life Competition Awards

Best Spirit of Life Fest Theme: Life Lessons of a Young Girl

Best Use of Required Dialogue Line: Priceless

Best Use of Required Prop: Life Lessons of a Young Girl

Best Use of Required Character Name: The Recycler

Best Cinematography: Life Lessons of a Young Girl

Best Editing: Life Lessons of a Young Girl

Best 5×5 Film: Life Lessons of a Young Girl

Audience Choice Awards

Audience Choice: Best Documentary Feature – j& j

Audience Choice: Best Documentary Short – Life in Reverse: Selma’s Story

Audience Choice: Best Short Short Film – Super Heroes

Audience Choice: Best Short Film – MENSCHEN

Audience Choice: Best Feature Film – Return to the Hiding Place

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    Life Fest is the film festival dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life.

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