2014 Diamond Screen Film Festival Awards

May 8th, 2014

icon_11_image_xl128 The 16th Annual Diamond Screen Film Festival took place on May 6th and 7th at International House Philadelphia. Over 200 people attended the Closing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony including Dr. Robert Stroker, Dean of Temple University’s Center for the Arts, David Freese,  the founder of The Derek Freese Film Foundation  and Allison Koehler from The Philadelphia Film Society which offered screenwriter level memberships to the top prize winners–Malia Bruker, Craig Scheihing and Viraj Nayar. Check out the full list of this year’s winners below: 2014 Diamond Screen Film Festival Awards -Best Long Form Screenplay:

“Senior Project: Take 5″ by Jasmine Callis

-Best Short Form Screenplay: “Wildfire” by Chikira Bennett -Best Editing:

“Home Movies, Sketches, and Snapshots” by Craig Scheihing

-Best Experimental/Animation Film:

“Home Movies, Sketches, and Snapshots” by Craig Scheihing

-Best Cinematography: “A Man Full Of Trouble” by Michael Johnston (Cinematographer-Matt Smith) -Best Graduate Film: “Heirloom” by Malia Bruker -Best Undergraduate Film: “Dice” by Viraj Nayar -Best Non-Fiction Film: “Heirloom” by Malia Bruker -Best Fiction Film: “Dice” by Viraj Nayar -Derek Freese Filmmaker Awards: “Streets To Call Our Own” by Kara Lieff and “Dice” by Viraj Nayar

Check out the pictures below:

Photo Credit: Menglong Liang


April 25th, 2014



Tuesday May 6th, 6-8pm, International House, 3701 Chestnut St.

-Mannequins-3m, Directed by Aaron Immediato
-A Man Full of Trouble 22m, Directed by Michael Johnston
-Streets To Call Our Own-15m, Directed by Kara Lieff
-Syncope-3m, Directed by Allegra Norris
-Pine Tree-15m, Directed by Adam Evans
-Like An Ocean: A Home Movie-6m, Directed by Leslie Koren
-Praise and Blame-29m, Directed by Shane Book

Running Time: 93m

Wednesday, May 7th, 6-8pm, followed by Awards Ceremony, International House, 3701 Chestnut St.

-Home Movies, Sketches and Snapshots-9m, Directed by Craig Scheihing
-Dice-15m, Directed by Viraj Nayar
-Fantasy-5m, Directed by Mengchen Niu
-Playing Chess-15m, Directed by Graham Cooper
-Parallel-4m, Directed by Garret Diffenbaugh
-Merch Girl-15m, Directed by Rakel Joyce
-Heirloom-27m, Directed by Malia Bruker

Running Time: 90m