Dear Filmmakers, Film Fans, Distributors and Supporters,

It is with great sadness that I have to put the PollyGrind Film Festival on an indefinite hiatus.

There will officially be no PollyGrind in 2015.

Will it return at a later time? I honestly do not know and I do not want to make any promises I can not keep.

PollyGrind is on pause for now.

Thank you for your support and interest,

Chad Clinton Freeman



2014 PollyGrind Awards

Biggest Baddest Mother of the PollyGrind
(Grand Jury Prize)
The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper dir. by Albert Pyun

(First Runner Up)
Best Dark Comedy
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla dir. by Stuart Simpson

(Second Runner Up)
Best Documentary
Rebel Scum dir. by Video Rahim


Based on attendance and crowd reactions
Favorite Film
Heidi dir. by Daniel Ray

First Runner Up
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla dir. by Stuart Simpson

Second Runner Up
Rebel Scum dir. by Video Rahim


Best Action Film
Teddy Bomb dir. by Justin Decloux

Best Arthouse Film
Memory Lane dir. by Shawn Holmes

Best Crime Film
The Black Tape dir. by Ramone Menon

Best Thriller
The Badger Game dir. by Joshua Wagner and Thomas Zambeck

Best Horror Film
Charlie’s Farm dir. by Christopher Sun

Best Fantasy Film
Army of Frankensteins dir. by Ryan Bellgardt

Best Foreign Language Film
Tombville dir. by Nikolas ListBest of Zombiepalooza
FPS - First Person Shooter dir. by Andreas Luetzelschwab

Best Super Hero Film
Um Conto De Batman: Na Psicose Do Ventríloquo dir. by Elvis DelBagno

Best Drama
See You Next Tuesday dir. by Drew Tobia

Best Nevada Film
Heidi dir. by Daniel Ray

Best Director
Albert Pyun, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Woman Director
Erin Davies, Fagbug Nation

Director on the Rise
Stuart Simpson, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Best Overall Individual Performance
Glenn Maynard, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Best Overall Cast
Charlie’s Farm
Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Allira Jaques, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Dean Kirkright, Madeleine Kennedy, David Beamish, Cameron Caulfield, Darrell Plumridge, Sam Coward, Lindsay Edgecomb, Brad Bromfield, Robert J. Mussett, Justin Gerardin, Trudi Ross, Colin Dixon, Mark E Darin, and Brad Avcin

Best Actor
Shane Ryan, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Actress
Tommie Vegas, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Supporting Actor
Tomer Shechori, Scrambled

Best Supporting Actress
Jillian Leigh, The Badger Game

Supporting Actress - Newcomer Award
Brittany Bochart, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Actress on the Rise
Joei Fulco, Heidi

Best Cameo Appearance
Kane Hodder, Charlie’s Farm

Best Screenplay
Cynthia Curnan, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Cinematography
Michael Su, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Visual Effects
Charlie’s Farm

Best Song
Rebel Scum

Best Film Score
Tony Riparetti, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Editing
Daniel Ray, Heidi

Best Sound Design
Tony Riparetti, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Production Design
Michael Tushaus and Kelly Schwarze, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Makeup
Amanda Martinez, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper

Best Poster
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Best Key Art
Glenn Cochrane, The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper


Best Use of Nudity/Sexuality
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Best Use of Violence/Gore
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Best Use of Music
The Beauty Strip

Most Outrageous
Rebel Scum

Most Creative
Memory Lane

Most Heart
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Most Thought-Provoking Film
Love Child

Most Cool
The Badger Game

Bad Girl Award
Tara Reid, Charlie’s Farm

Ultimate Badass Award
Nathan Jones, Charlie’s Farm

It Came From the 90s Award
Hi-8: Horror Independent 8

Best Title Award
Lust of the Vampire Girls

Best Use of Inanimate Objects
Teddy Bomb

The Willy B

Filmmaker of a Different Breed
Ted V. Mikels
Glen Coburn

Distributor of a Different Breed
Wild Eye Releasing

Advocate of a Different Breed
Weng’s Chop

Hype Man of a Different Breed
Flavor Flav

Tommie Vegas

Doug Farra

David Rosen

Joei Fulco

Best Medium Film
The Beauty Strip dir. by G. Correli

Best Transgression Medium Film
The Sex Doll She-Bitch dir. by Jaison H. Costley

Best Short
Cassandra dir. by Guy-Roger Duvert

Best Shortest Short (Under 5 Minutes)
The Small Stuff dir. by Andrea Capere

Best Foreign Language Short
O Corpo dir. by Rodrigo Lopes de Barros

Best Horror Short
The Last Halloween dir. by Marc Roussel

Best Drama Short
(tie) Forgive Me dir by. Nicholas Lamoreux
(tie) Go North dir. by Vanita Shastry

Best Experimental Short
The Return dir. by Ada Athorp and Adrian Frost

Best Dark Comedy Short
Cask of Amontillado dir. by Jeff Freeman

Best Fantasy Short
Freak dir. by Joshua Cockfield

Best Crime Short
Penance dir. Joe Lujan

Best Animated Short
Theres an Octopus in Your Head dir. by Ari Grabb

Best of Zombiepalooza
Naked Zombie Girl dir. Rickey Bird Jr.

Best Science Fiction Short
Quintipus dir. by Victoria Angell

Best Arthouse Short
Nayan and the Evil Eye dir. by Shaleen Sangha

Best Exploitation Short
32 dir. by Daren McCoy

Best Transgression Short
No Pets Allowed dir. Nadine L'Esperance

Best Thriller Short
Black Mask dir. by Alex Colonna

Best Action Short
Aakra-Man dir. by Mihir Desai

Best Film Noir Short
Pity dir. John Pata

Best Timed Competition Film Project
Never Have I Ever dir. by Jonathan Robbins

Best Nevada Short
The Gradations of Purgatory dir. by Douglas Farra

Best Super Hero Short
Supergirl: Strange in A Strange Land dir. by Walter Jones

Best of World of Death
(tie) Manscapping dir. by Mike Lenzini
(tie) Milk dir. James Chappell & Patrick Irving

Best Documentary Short
Alternative Model dir. by Brian Lally

Best Actor
Stephen Manley, Black Mask / The Gradations of Purgatory

Best Actress
Sheetal Sheth, Go North

Best Supporting Actor
William Grefe, Cask of Amontillado

Best Supporting Actress
Hannah Waterbury, 32

Best Director
Marc Roussel, The Last Halloween

Best Woman Director
Vanita Shastry, Go North

Best Director Under 21
Nicholas Lamoreux, Forgive Me

Best Screenplay
Daren McCoy, 32

Best Music Video
If Only Tonight I Could Sleep by David Rosen dir. by Douglas Farra

Best International Music Video
Violence Done Well dir. by Maida Hals

Best Music Video Song
Shoot 4 The Sky by Doms Gauge

Best Experimental Music Video
Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown dir. by Vira Ishchuk and Olga Ishchuk

Music Video Honorable Mentions
Pretty In The Dark dir. by Herman Wang
Artful Dodger dir. by Felipe P. Soares

Best Fake Trailer
Poultrygeist dir. by Lisa Jay

Best Real Trailer
Atelophobia dir. by Joe Lujan

Best Promo
Art Free World dir. by Sarah Lew

Best Television Episode or Webisode
Bad Guys, Episode 2: 9:47AM dir. by Vincent McLean

Best Television or Web Series
The Haunted World of Claire Wilmenson dir. by Dustin Austen, Emmy Johnson, Nicole Duff, and Savannah Salmons

Best Screenplay
Cop's Wife by Deirdre Patterson

Best Screenplay Short
The Terrorist by Charlotte Lyons

Best Television or Webseries Screenplay
Super Brains by Joseph Hedley Wilson and Ted Janet

“PollyGrind is unique in that it selects films that live on the edges, margins and in the shadows and brings them to the attention of mainstream distributors. That's the miracle of what Chad Clinton Freeman's built in PollyGrind, a festival not about pedigree or stars but about imagination, creativity and ideas.” - Albert Pyun

“One of the legitimate champions of truly independent filmmaking.” - Weng's Chop

"Specializes in all things alternative, with a wide variety of films not shown elsewhere." - MovieMaker

"Ignore everything that doesn’t serve the honoring of your purpose. Not ignore as in deny reality - ignore as in find a way to keep your eyes on the purpose at the end of the tunnel no matter what is pressing up against you. We lose our way when we get so lost in our distractions that we wander from our path. But when we can hold a vision of purpose safe no matter deepens within us and ensures that we will honor it when the moment is right." - Jeff Brown

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