Three Day Film Festival! July 15-17 Waukon, Iowa
Winners of the START CITY FILM FESTIVAL LACEY AWARDS 2022
STAR CITY FILM FESTIVAL
The LACEY AWARDS WINNERS
Stopped Motion: The Story of GULP
Director David Busch
Winner Best Director of Festival and Best Animated film
Director Tristan Crawford
Winner Best Actors in Festival
Winner Best Action Film
Director Tristan Crawford
Best new Filmmaker Award
Director Daryl Hrdlicka
in Minnesota Filmmakers
Winner best Comedic Minnesota Short Film
The Academy of Extraordinary Heroes
Director Scott Klumb
Winner Best Autism Filmmaker
Long Day on a Lonely Planet
Directors Robert Barhite, Will Machay II
Creative Sci-Fi Fiction
Director Anthony Cuomo
Winner Student Film Category
Seeds of Life
Director Paige McKenna Grube
Winner Best Documentary in Festival
Director Taylor C Pipes
Winner of Best
'Sin Rock: The Story of Johnny Bazooka
Director Sean Klaus
Director Penn Pauletich
Winner best Mystery
She Moved the Prairie
Directors Cheyla Clawson,
Winner Best Dance Film
Director Hunter James Cox
Director Julie Koehnen
Winner Best Minnesota Filmmaker
Director Barry Andersson
Winner Best Series Film in Festival
Director Steve Blackwood
Best Period Movie
Lacey Awards 2021
The Winners of The Spring Grove Caledonia Film Festival!
Project Title with Director to Follow and then Award⭐️🏆♥️
Best Wisconsin Filmmaker
Best Foreign Family Short
Dizzy's World © pilot
Best Television Pilot/Best Actress Joanna Sanchez
LUTAH A Passion for Architecture: A Life in Design
Best Documentary Women in History
Making a Play
Best Theater Short
She was the Deputy's Wife
Best Script Fiction Feature
Best Iowa Short
In their eyes
Best Foreign Short
To Live Again
Dr. Michael White
Best Iowa Feature Film
Bad Undercover Cops
Daniel Rudin, Kelby Joseph
Best Comedy Short
Best Horror Short
Best Minnesota Filmmaker Award
Love on Holiday
Best Music Documentary Award
Best Horror Series
People in A Box
Best Script Submission
Good Business Sense
Best Short Film in Festival
Sigmund & Dora
Best Costumes/Best Set
My promise to PJ
Best Documentary Feature in Festival
Best Cast in Feature/Best Director in Feature
Best Wisconsin Filmmaker Documentary
Dozer's Pet Diesel
Peter Charles Downey
Best in Dog Film Category
Best New Filmmaker Award
Hand Me Down
Best Cinematography Short
Best Actors in a Short Award
"A Dream of Touch When Touch is Gone"
Best Dance Film in Festival
Neurodiverse: One Couple's Experience
Best Film in Autism Category
The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson
Best Action Film in Festival
September 25th 2020
Filmmaker Awards “Spring Grove International Film Festival”
Inaugural Festival September 11-13th
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.
1) All films entered may have appeared at other festivals.
2) Selected film makers will be given a free pass to the festival.
3) Selected film makers may be asked to give a presentation for the audience.
4) No pornography or nudity will be accepted.
5) Festival will retain the right to show films at all venues within the festival.
6) All films must be sent in a digital file submitted on-line.
7) No hard copy films will be accepted for entry.
8) All materials submitted will not be returned to film makers.
9) Please be advised that the festival is family friendly and open to all people of all walks of life and of from all countries.
10) Housing will not be provided for film makers.
11) The La Crosse, Wisconsin airport is 40 minutes away and The Rochester Minnesota Airport is an hour away.
Films were shown all day Friday and Saturday, with invited artists speaking about their films in special sessions live and on zoom in some cases!
Live parade honoring Mr. Ed Asner on September13th. Spring Grove has declared Ed Asner Day an official Holiday! Come join the fun! Mask up and socially distant!
Sponsored by Sacred Noise Society Inc .