2022 Oil Valley Film Festival Wrap-up and Winners
(OIL CITY, PA) – The 2022 Oil Valley Film Festival featured twenty-three films, representing nine different countries, at the seventh annual Oil Valley Film Festival from September 9-11. The festival was comprised of competitive sections for American and international narrative and documentary films, both feature-length and short. It was presented in-person at the Oil City Library and the National Transit Building in downtown Oil City, Pennsylvania.
The 2022 Oil Valley Film Festival was presented by and in partnership with Robot Blonde, InkTip, HomeLight, The George A. Romero Foundation, Virtual Pitch Fest, Entertainment Oxygen, The Oil City Library, and Oil City Civic Center. As always, a special thanks was given to Arts Oil City and the Oil City Main Street Program.
The following is a list of the winners from the 2022 Oil Valley Film Festival. The award categories were again condensed this year, but will expand in future iterations.
BEST PICTURE, FEATURE – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – BEYOND THE LAKE – Dir. Domenic Porcari
BEST PICTURE, SHORT – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – HEAVY PETTING – Dir. Brendan Prost
BEST DIRECTOR, FEATURE – NARRATIVE – Dir. Domenic Porcari – BEYOND THE LAKE
BEST DIRECTOR, SHORT – NARRATIVE – Dir. Max Kane – HOUSE OF BROTHERLY LOVE
BEST DIRECTOR, DOCUMENTARY – SHORT OR FEATURE – Dir. Iiris Harma – SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LEAD ACTING – FEATURE – David Socolar – BEYOND THE LAKE
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LEAD ACTING – SHORT – Allison Tolman – RETURN TO SENDER
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SUPPORTING ACTING – FEATURE – Cloris Leachman – NOT TO FORGET
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SUPPORTING ACTING – SHORT – Brooke Gardner – HOUSE OF BROTHERLY LOVE
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE IN ACTING – Rainey Qualley – DELILAH
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE IN VOICE ACTING – Stephen Fry – IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY, FEATURE – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – Visa Koiso-Kanttila – SHEPHERDS OF THE EARTH
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY, SHORT – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – Bryan Perido – IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING
BEST EDITING, FEATURE – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – Eric Randolph – MATCH STRUCK
BEST EDITING, SHORT – NARRATIVE OR DOCUMENTARY – Ben Simon – APING EDWIN PORTER
OUTSTANDING SCREENWRITING, FEATURE SCREENPLAY – Angelise Milton – AREN’T YOU THE FAMILY?
OUTSTANDING SCREENWRITING, SHORT SCREENPLAY – Diana Foronda – CANDYBYTE
OUTSTANDING SCREENWRITING, HOUR-LONG PILOT – Dean C. Cummings – CANAJOHARIE