Ocktober Film Festival 2018 Winners

An Army medic struggles to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and deals with carrying the baby of the Captain who sexually assaulted her. At the same time the Captain, who is dying from cancer, must confront his past.

SENSE OF PURPOSE

Best Feature

This is a dramatic story of one elder persons’ journey from being close to death, alone and depressed, to now having love and attention and happiness. This film follows Sara Kazarian, a 93 year-old woman (my mother) for three years. It shows clearly how spending time with her and “believing in her “ made all the difference in her well-being.  I believe this film will get that message across to those who have parents entering their 90’s. It is also an informative film, showing options of care for our aging parents.

IF YOU BELIEVE ME

Best Documentary

Official music video for "Together" by Sha Stimuli. Directed, produced, DPed, and edited by Alexxiss S. Jackson.

TOGETHER

Best Music Video

Frank  &  Lamar are  longtime  best  friends  and  black  men  who  rely  on  each  other  to  navigate  the  overwhelmingly  white  work space  of  prestigious,  progressive  education.  They  struggle  to explore  their  own  personal  growth  while  trying  to  help  grow the  minds  of  the  youth  they  teach.  From  work  obstacles  to the pressures  of  maintaining  relationships  with  the  women  they love,  a  time-honored  friendship  is  put  to  the  ultimate  test: adulthood. 

FRANKIE AND LAMAR

Best Web Series

When the wife of the affulent D.A. in New Orleans suspects her husband of infidelity, she tries everything to lean the truth.  When that doesn't work, things turn tragic. 

MELINDA

Best Short