"My intent with this festival is simple: bring art alive again. I spent a span of two years covering film festivals as a member of the media, I began to discover that the main motivation for many of these events was not the movies. Because I am a leader and not one who lags, I took it upon myself to produce a platform whereby art would once again come alive. Less celebrity and red carpets; more about honoring the czars of independent cinema. Give filmmakers and fans a chance to mesh and make dreams happen. Show worthy work by astounding artisans. Lastly, help them to create more film through offering them more exposure and the essential - money." - Cindy Mich,  Founder


Behold the winners of the 2018 Art is Alive Film Festival.  I strongly suggest you follow them and their work. As they are actors, I would also throw out there that are always in need of a new role - so cast them too!

My sincerest congratulations to all of you for creating amazing art in cinema. I stand in awe of your terrific talents.

Best Feature Film - 53206:Milwaukee

Director/Writer: Kimberley T. Zulkowski


Best Short Film - Drama: Want

Director: John Gallagher
Writer: Meredith Stack Ross


Best Cinematography- Sunday in the Park with DoG

Director/Writer: Robert P Rosenbaum


Best Short Film - Suspense/Horror: The Prime

Director: Jessica Green
Writer: Jimmy Pravasilis


Best Short Film - Human Interest: Famous Land

Director: Kaye Tuckerman
Writer: Norman Outlaw


Best Female Actress - Valerie Lonigro (The Falls)

Director/Writer: Rob Figueroa


Best Male Actor - Michael Gentile (Charles Haux) and
Jared Prudoff-Smith (The Light Watcher)

Charles Haux - Director/Writer: Nick Iorio

The Light Watcher - Director: Jessica Green; Writer: Jen Lyon


Best Director - Jessica Green (The Prime and The Light Watcher)


Best Screenplay - Where Do The Clouds Go? - Serge Ioan Celebidachi