The first annual International Moustache Film Festival, held March 30-31, 2012 in Portland, Maine, United States is in the books!
Scroll down for the winners and please check back soon for the official Stache Fest weekend wrap-up video.
Winners of Stache Film Fest Awards:
Audience Award (and a
$100, no, wait, thanks to the Progressive Messenger it is a $200 cash prize!) goes to:
Results May Vary, Erica Smith South Portland, ME, USA
Runner Up: Moustache, Vicki Sugars, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
3rd: Super Stache, Bonfire Films and Gunkat Films, Portland, ME, USA
4th: The Mustache, Émilie B. Guérette and Joannie Lafrenière, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5th: Mr Mustache’s Day Off, Shoot Media Project, Portland, ME, USA
Best Silent Film:
Cabbagemincer, Vadim Viner/ St.Petersburg University of Cinema and TV, St. Petersburg, Russia
Best Foreign Film:
tie Moustache, Vicki Sugars, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
and The Mustache, Johan Rosell Linköping, Sweden
Best Stache Growth Story:
Mo and Me, or… how to grow a moustache from scratch!, Adam Fisher, Portland, OR, USA
Best Stache Shaving Story:
First Shave, The Cole Family, Bourne, MA, USA
Best Moustache Death Relationship Story:
The Changing Face of India, William Hartley ,Ulverston, England, UK
Best Fake-Moustache Movie:
L’Aventure de Lolo, Chris Clavio, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Best Collection of Moustaches in One Film:
Short Story of Hungarian Moustache, Nora Lakos, Budapest, Hungary
Best Moustache Super Hero Story:
Super Stache, Bonfire Films and Gunkat Films, Portland, ME, USA
Best Moustache film 30-second or less:
You Sir!, Duffell Films, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Best Bad-Ass Moustache Movie:
Possum, Daniel Perry Brooklyn, NY USA
Thanks to all the filmmakers who submitted films, wonderful attendees, the sponsors and the press who made the inaugural International Moustache Film Festival a success. Planning is already underway for next year’s festival.
Festival organizers are currently in negotiation with theater-owners, promoters, bar managers, fundraiser organizers and moustache advocates to bring the “best of the stache film fest” to a theater, motorcycle club, dive-bar or van-down-by-the-river near you.
(Interested in bringing the festival to your town? Please get in touch!)
The Moustache Films
A hair-felt thanks to all who submitted work to this important festival. Though we could not include every submission in the festival, each one we received contained the spirit of expression and essence of freedom that the moustache represents. Thanks to you all.
The World Premiere screening of the festival is March 31, at the stacheuesque Deering Grange Hall at 1408 Washington Ave in Portland, Maine, USA.
Screenings will be held at 3pm and 7pm. Reserve a Seat(s)
The International Moustache Film Festival is proud to announce the following Official Selections for 2012:
|Film Name||Genre||Running Time||Filmmaker||Where From|
|A Cod Bit My Kipper||Short Animation||1:10||Lack of Gravity Pictures||Victoria, BC, CANADA|
|A Story about a Boy and His Stache||Documentary||5:24||Neil Jacobsen||Chicago, IL, USA|
|All Moustaches Go to Heaven||Fake-Moustache Comedy||2:58||Taylor Rummell||Orange Country, CA, USA|
|Beard & Moustache Experiments nos. 1-4||Short Documentary||10:29||Cable Hardin||Brookings, South Dakota, USA|
|Between the Upper Lip and Nasal Passageway.||Short Documentary||10:21||Ryan Steven Green||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Cabbagemincer||Silent Drama||7:54||Vadim Viner/ St.Petersburg University of Cinema and TV||St Petersburg, Russia|
|Dangerous the Trailer||Moustache Action-Film (trailer)||2:28||Gorgeously Hansom Pictures||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Fire in the Sky||Music Video||4:25||Frank Strick||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|First Shave||Drama||3:06||Partner Projects||Bourne, MA, USA|
|High Plains Stache||Very Short Stop-motion||0:08||Adam Gebauer||Spokane, WA, USA|
|Itchy Mustche||Parody||2:38||Brandan Moulin||Rennes, France|
|L’Aventure de Lolo||Comedy Short||9:00||Chris Clavio||Albuquerque, NM, USA|
|MM: The Final Cut Extended Trailer||Moustache Action-Film (trailer)||3:43||Chad McClarnon||Nashville, TN, USA|
|Mo and Me, or… how to grow a moustache from scratch!||stop motion animation||0:30||Adam Fisher||Portland, OR, USA|
|Moochwali||Advertisement||1:24||Prasoon Pandey/Corcoise Films||Mumbai, India|
|Moustache||Comedy||13:08||Vicki Sugars||Adelaide, South Australia, Australia|
|Mr. Mustache’s Day Off||Comedy||2:12||Shoot Media Project||Portland, ME, USA|
|Mr. Mustache||Short Documentary||6:43||Oerjan Jensen||Oslo, Norway|
|Mustache Mayhem||Animated Drama||7:44||Cheryl Cabrera/University of Central Florida/School of Visual Arts and Design||Orlando, FL, USA|
|Mustache Town||Comedy||4:05||James Joseph Kaplan||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Mustache vs Goatee||Comedy||0:58||Danny Shelby / Shelby Films||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Possum||Action / Comedy||9:57||Daniel Perry||USA|
|Results May Vary||Comedy||4:23||Erica Smith||South Portland, ME, USA|
|RSVP||Comedy Short||3:52||Stuart Townsend||Portland, ME, USA|
|Santa Gets into Character||Video Christmas Card||1:13||Paul Buxton||Venice, CA, USA|
|Short Story of Hungarian Moustache||Documentary||8:11||Nora Lakos||Budapest, Hungary|
|Super Stache||Moustache Action-Film||1:44||Bonfire Films and Gunkat Films||Portland, ME, USA|
|Tashtastic||Short Documentary||4:42||Tessa Morgan||UK|
|The Changing Face of India||Documentary||17:08||William Hartley||Ulverston, England, UK|
|The Lady Crooners – “Two Become One” presented by Lili and Eduard||Music video||3:11||Michael Greischar and Heidi Krilanovich||Burbank, CA, USA|
|The Mustache||Drama||5:48||Johan Rosell||Linköping, Sweden|
|The Mustache||Short Documentary||4:29||Émilie B. Guérette and Joannie Lafrenière||Montreal, QC, Can|
|Toy Cops||Animation||6:18||Bryan Ferrante / Slow Children Productions||Portland, ME, USA|
|You Sir!||Comedy Short||0:25||Duffel Films||Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK|
Attend the International Moustache Film Festival
Saturday, March 31 at the 200-seat Deering Grange Hall, Portland, Maine, USA
- 3 pm
- 7 pm
To attend the International Moustache Film Festival on March 31,
you must become a member of the International Stache Film Club.
Join the club for $5 at:
NOTE: Your membership card will be handed to you when you arrive to the screening.
The Deering Grange Hall is located at 1408 Washington Ave in Portland, Maine.
This event is a fundraiser for Northeast Historic Film, a non-profit archive and distributor of fine Maine and northeast films (both moustache and non-moustache). It should be noted that Northeast Historic Film’s Executive Director David Weiss wears, and has worn, a moustache since NHF’s founding in 1986.
Please visit Northeast Historic Film in the restored Alamo Theater at 85 Main St in Bucksport, ME or online at www.oldfilm.org
THE SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED
Contact Festival Director: Nick Callanan. stachepag (at) noumbrella [dot] com
This event is in conjunction with Portland, Maine’s annual Stache Pag.