Robert Fritz studied composition and theater at the The Boston Conservatory of Music where he earned a BM and MM in composition. He also studied on scholarship at the Darmstadt Institute (Germany) for New Music.
As a filmmaker, Fritz studied cinematography at the Rockport Workshops, and directing with Jim Pasternak. Fritz has directed many theater productions. He also has made documentaries for government, industry, and television, has written and directed seven feature films and two dramatic shorts. He has directed and co-hosted Creating (a TV series made for a Canadian Network), directed episodes of the PBS series LeaderTalk with Garrison Krause, for which he also composed the theme music. Fritz wrote and directed the TV series Vermont Stories. He created She Was A Dancer, a multi –media work commissioned for the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. His films have won over 90 awards from film festivals over the world. His credits include the feature films Chasing Rainbows, Past Tense, Twice, and Overload. His short films include that dramatic love story AKT 2, A Visit (2018), and documentaries of several artists. His latest feature film is a documentary Party On The Moon (2018.) His stage play I Used To Have This Cat premiered at the River Rock Players October 2017.
  • Writer (7 Credits)
    In Session2018
    Short
    Party On The Moon2018
    Documentary
    The Uganda Project2018
    Documentary
    A Visit2017
    Short
    Chasing Rainbows2014
    Feature
    Past Tense2013
    Feature
    AKT 2 (ACT 2)2012
    Short
  • Director (7 Credits)
    In Session2018
    Short
    Party On The Moon2018
    Documentary
    The Uganda Project2018
    Documentary
    A Visit2017
    Short
    Chasing Rainbows2014
    Feature
    Past Tense2013
    Feature
    AKT 2 (ACT 2)2012
    Short
Official Selecion
Party On The Moon
Boston International FIlm Festival;
Boston
2018
Accolade Award from the Accolade Competition, and Natalie Neilson, who plays the lead, has won their highest honors, an Award of Excellence. The film has also been chosen for The Hollywood Weekly Magazine Film Festival and has won top honors, Best Feature Film, at the Honolulu Film Awards. Robert Fritz has also won a bronze medal at the Global Music Awards for his original score for Past Tense. Natalie Neilson also won top honors, an Award of Excellence from The Indie Fest, as did Past Tense as a feature film. Robert Fritz won an Award of Merit for his script. Also, the film is an official selection for the Columbia Gorge Film Festive. Natalie also won a Gold Award from the International Independent Film Festival, Past Tense, itself, won a Silver Award, and Robert has won 2 Silver Awards, one for the script and another for his original score.
Past Tense
Feature Film Winner Best Feature Film 2014 Honolulu International Film Festival The Indie Fest Award of Excellence Past Tense International Independent Film Silver Narrative Feature Award of Merit Narrative Feature Accolade Competition Gold Award California Film Awards Natalie Neilson and Cast International Independent Film Gold Winner Natalie Neilson Award of Excellence Accolade Competition Natalie Neilson The Indie Fest Award of Excellence Natalie Neilson VTIFF Vermont Filmmaker Showcase Best Actor’s Ensemble Screenplay Award of Merit The Indie Fest Screenplay Robert Fritz VTIFF Vermont Filmmaker Showcase Robert Fritz, Best Screenplay International Independent Film Awards Silver Winner Screenplay Robert Fritz International Independent Film Awards Silver Winner Screenplay Robert Fritz Cinematography Winner Best Cinematographer Robert Fritz - Hollywood Weekly Review Film Festival Official Selction Official Selection Ocktober Film Festival Official Selection NYC Independent Film Festival Official Selection Hollywood Weekly Review Film Festival Official Selection The World’s Independent Film Festival Official Selection Columbia Gorge Film Festival Official Selection VIFF Vermont Showcase Original Score International Independent Film Silver Winner Original Score Robert Fritz Global Music Awards Robert Fritz Original Score Bronze Medal Onward...Many festivals
Many festivals...
2014
Honorable Mention
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
New Jersey Film Festival
New Jersey
2014
Audience Choice Award
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Woods Hole Film Festival
Woods Hole MA
2013
Grand Jury Prize
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Woods Hole Fim Festival
Woods Hole, MA
2013
The Audience Choice Award
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Artisan Festival International Cannes World Cinema Initiative
Cannes, France
2013
Nominated for Best Short
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
International Film Awards Berlin
Berlin
2013
Award of Excellence Screenplay
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Award Winner
Party On The Moon
American Movie Awards
Semi-Finalist
Party On The Moon
Los Angeles CineFest
Award Winner
Party On The Moon
The IndieFEST Film Awards
Winner
The Uganda Project
DMOFF - Winner
Award of Merit Dramatic Impact
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Award of Merit Robert Fritz Original Score
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Award Winner
Party On The Moon
International Independent Film Awards - Summer Session
Award if Excellence Michel Riddez Lead Actor
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Award of Excellence for Lead Actress Kirsti Torhaug
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Award of Excellence
AKT 2 (ACT 2)
Best Shorts Film Competition
California
Social Impact Award
The Uganda Project
A Show for Change - Social Impact Award
Winner
The Uganda Project
Independent Documentary Award - Winner
Platinum
The Uganda Project
International Independent Film Awards - Platinum
Award of Merit
The Uganda Project
Impact Docs Award - Award of Merit
Best Film
The Uganda Project
International Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality - Best Film
Award of Merit Shawn Parr/Leading Actor; Award of Merit Robert Fritz/Director; Award of Merit Narrative Feature Film; Award of Merit Kirsti Torhaug and Natalie Neilson Lead actresses;
Chasing Rainbows
Accolade Global FIlm Competition
California
Honorable Mention Narrative Film
Chasing Rainbows
San Francisco FIlm Awards
San Francisco
2 Awards of Merit Special Mention Kirsti Torhaug/Natalie Neilson Lead Actresses; Award of Merit Shawn Parr/leading actor; Award of Merit Supporting Actor Joe Pike; Award of Excellence Supporting Actor Michel Riddez; Award of Merit Narrative Film
Chasing Rainbows
IndieFEST
Califormia
Bronze Metal Kirsti Torhaug/vocal performance
Chasing Rainbows
Global Music Awards
California
Bronze Metal for Original Score
Chasing Rainbows
Global Music Awards
California
Gold Award/Narrative Feature, Gold Award, Kirsti Torhaug/lead actresses, Gold Award Shawn Parr/Leading actor, Gold Award Robert Fritz/Directing, Silver Award Robert Fritz/screenplay, Silver Award Robert Fritz/Original Score
Chasing Rainbows
International Independent Film Awards
California
Award of Merit
The Uganda Project
Indie Fest - Award of Merit
College
Boston Conservatory BM, MM
Composition
Birth Date
May 2, 1943
Birth City
Cambridge, MA
Current City
Newfane, VT
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