The inaugural Mammoth Film Festival™ came to a close last night with a standing-room only Awards Ceremony held at the Canyon Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Jennifer Morrison took home the top prize, Best Picture for her film Sun Dogs which closed the festival earlier that day. Sun Dogs also took home a total of 3 Awards last night, including the Grand Jury Prize. The film was recently Acquired by Netflix. The indie thriller Josie starring Sophie Turner also took home 3 Awards. Screen Media recently acquired the film and will release it in theaters and On Demand in March. Sophie Turner won the Best Actress Award. Sons of St. Clair the documentary chronicling Bone Thugs N Harmony’s Krayzie Bone & Bizzy Bone Directed by Tim Newfang took home Best Documentary Award.
The 4-Day Festival was one for the ages, with attendees hailing it the largest first-time film festival. On Friday the usa network launched the West Coast Premiere of Director Anthony Hemingway’s new series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. which received a standing ovation in Mammoth. The series debuts on February 27 on USA. The festival’s celebrity bowling tournament presented by the Mammoth Media Institute was a rousing success with participants including: Krayzie Bone, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Greene, Tom Welling, Josh Henderson, Luke “Dingo” Trembath, Arielle Vandenberg, Matt Cutshall, Scott Haze, Jay Hunter, Alexandra Chando, Ryan Rottman among others.
Recap Video for the 4 day festival can be found on the Mammoth Film Festival’s Facebook.
The festival Awarded two stunning, handcrafted trophies: The Mammoth Film Summit Awards and the Mammoth Film Festival Awards. Below is breakdown of all of the winners:
The Mammoth Film Summit Awards
Mammoth Film Festival 2018 | Achievement in Filmmaking | SHORT | Exit Strategy Directed by Travis Bible
Mammoth Film Festival 2018 | Achievement in Filmmaking | FEATURE | Oxalis Directed by Brian Gottlieb
Mammoth Film Festival 2018 | Achievement in Filmmaking | ACTING | Ryan Rottman (“The Long Walk Home”) short film
Mammoth Film Festival 2018 | Achievement in Filmmaking | ACTING | Michael Angarano (Sun Dogs)