The SOFF jury is extremely proud of every Official Selection that screened at the festival. All of the films are great! But they do have to choose the Grand Jury Prize winners, and as difficult as that task is, here are the winners that they selected.
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Zac Reeder is a versatile entertainment executive currently working as Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric Entertainment. Prior to Electric, Zac was a Senior Manager in content acquisitions on the Global Features team at Netflix. He previously oversaw content strategy and acquisitions for Hallmark’s streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) startup, Feeln. While at Feeln, Zac negotiated content deals with major studios such as Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, Paramount, and MGM, along with numerous independent distributors and producers. His duties also included creative development of original productions as well as business development and partnerships.
SOFF is proud to announce that director Mike Flanagan has joined the Board.
Mike Flanagan began his feature film career in 2000 with “Makebelieve” at the age of 21. His follow up, “Still Life” (2001) was an award winning digital feature shot in and around Baltimore. Flanagan then produced television programming for Discovery and ESPN in 2002, and in 2003 wrote and directed the award-winning feature film “Ghosts of Hamilton Street”. He wrote and directed the applauded indie horror film “Absentia,” which he credits with establishing his career. “Absentia” led to “Oculus” (2014) and “Before I Wake” (2015).
We are proud to announce that producer Jonathan Stern has joined the Board of Film Invasion L.A. Jonathan Stern is the founder of Abominable Pictures, a creator-driven comedy production company that develops and produces content for television, web and film. He is the Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of the television comedies Childrens Hospital (2008), NTSF:SD:SUV (2011), Newsreaders (2013), Garfunkel and Oates (2014), and You’re Whole (2012). In digital, Stern has executive produced Yahoo’s Burning Love (2012), Hulu’s The Hotwives of Orlando (2014), Wainy Days (2007), Horrible People (2008), and Beef (2014). He has produced numerous feature films including Oxygen (1999), Scotland, Pa. (2001), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Diggers (2006) and The Ten (2007).
SOFF is proud to announce that producer/director Dan Mirvish has joined the Board. A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter and producer. Labeled a “cheerful subversive” by The New York Times, and “Hollywood’s Bad Boy” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mirvish has been named as one of Variety’s Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today’s Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film.
SOFF is proud to announce that casting director Shannon Makhanian has joined the board. Ms. Makhanian’s work The Brother’s Bloom, Mysterious Skin, and 97 other casting credits with more sure to come