Thank you all for a fantastic 2014 film festival!
2014 Groovy Awards!
Thriller! Chiller! Groovy Awards are presented in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Thrill!, Best Chill! & Best FX!
The instruction to our jury is to examine a movie’s content as a whole and attempt to quantify its visceral impact as a story and how it best represents its particular genre rather than comparing genres with their fellow nominees. For instance, an action movie is evaluated within the action movie genre rather than comparing an action movie to a horror movie to a sci-fi movie and so forth.
Our 2014 movie nominees are:
Best Feature Nominees
“Time Lapse” (USA)
“Stomping Ground” (USA)
“Judas Ghost” (UK)
Best Short Nominees
“Dead Hearts” (Canada)
“Grave Shivers” (USA)
“He Took His Skin Off For Me” (UK)
“Abbitte Eines Morders –
(A Murderer’s Confession)” (Germany)
Best Short Nominees (continued)
“Flesh Computer” (USA)
“Il Serpente” (Italy)
“Let Me See Your Eyes” (USA)
“The Seventeenth Kind” (UK)
“The Boiler Room” (USA)
Our 2014 Groovy Award winners are:
The Boomstick! Award!
This sweet baby could only be presented by Thriller! Chiller! in Grand Rapids and is awarded to the Best Michigan Movie!
This award takes into account a great many factors including the fortitude necessary to create the movie despite the challenges which should have prevented it from being made in the first place.
The 2014 award was selected by a separate jury of Michigan filmmakers, professionals and educators.
2014 Boomstick! Award! Winner!
“Moths” Grand Rapids, Michigan. Director: Andy Fortenbacher
The Storey Award!
Mr. Stuart Poltrock, Sound Post Recording Studios.
The Storey Award is a community award created by Thriller! Chiller! and is presented in honor of journalist, friend, and community activist
Mr. Drew Storey who passed away unexpectedly in 2009.
The recipient is awarded based upon their body of work, their selfless contribution and its impact on building community relationships, which promote and connect Michigan’s artists to a larger audience around the world.