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Laugh or Die Comedy Fest

July 9th, 2022

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S

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ALTGELD HALL
595 College Ave
Dekalb, IL 60115

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2022 AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS!

Full list of 2022 Nominees and Winners below!  Since most filmmakers were not able to attend the festival in person this season, in the next few days we will have digital versions of the awards certificates available.  Congrats everyone!

BEST FILM

PRETTY METAL
DOWN TO CLOWN
THE MYSTERY MURDER
WHAT'S SO SCARY?
***WINNER***LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT***WINNER***

BEST DIRECTOR

NICK VOLKERS - GOOD ENOUGH
BRIAN LACHOWSKI - DOWN TO CLOWN
MIKHAIL TOT - PRETTY METAL
***WINNER***ANTHONY MILTON & JOE BANNISTER - THE MYSTERY MURDER***WINNER***
ANDREW D PRINGLE - WHAT'S SO SCARY

BEST WRITER

ZACHARY TRUSSEL - THAT NIGHT
ANTHONY MILTON, JOE BANNISTER & RYAN SERR - THE MYSTERY MURDER
***WINNER***ELLEN C BURR - LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT***WINNER***
NICK VOLKERS - GOOD ENOUGH
ED TOOLIS - THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

BEST ACTOR

***WINNER***JULIE ALEXANDER - THAT NIGHT***WINNER***
DAVON ROBERTS - DIGGERS
BROWN FROWN THE CLOWN - ROCK HARD WITH THE CLOWN
PETE BERWICK - GOOD ENOUGH
BRODY BOWMAN - CUT THE WIRE

BEST ACTRESS

ALLISON NORRIS-AUSTIN - LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT
EMILY SHULMANOVICH - MAYBE NEXT YEAR
***WINNER***JENNIFER TAYLOR - GOOD ENOUGH***WINNER***
MARY JESS PRICE - THE TURKEY
ALLISON GRISCHOW - KITCHEN SPACES

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

PRETTY METAL
***WINNER***THE MYSTERY MURDER***WINNER***
GOOD ENOUGH
LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT
ROCK HARD WITH THE CLOWN

BEST EDITING

***WINNER***MAYBE NEXT YEAR***WINNER***
THERE MAY BE GHOSTS
WHAT'S SO SCARY?
DIGGERS
THE MYSTERY MURDER

BEST SOUND

THE TURKEY
THAT NIGHT
THE MYSTERY MURDER
***WINNER***PRETTY METAL***WINNER***
GOOD ENOUGH

BEST MUSIC

DOWN TO CLOWN
THE TURKEY
***WINNER***DING-DONG!***WINNER***
THEY MYSTERY MURDER
THAT NIGHT

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S CHOICE

THERE MAY BE GHOSTS
LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT
I'D RATHER NOT
THE MYSTERY MURDER
***WINNER***DOWN TO CLOWN***WINNER***

SCREENPLAY CONTEST FINALISTS

KURT AN DLUNA VS SEXUAL INADEQUACY BY JACQUES SPAUL
OPERATION WEEK WACKER BY WENDY EIBEN
***WINNER***REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL BY PETER HARDY***WINNER***
DOLORES BY MICHAEL SEABOLT & GREG SCHROEDER
DELAYED BY STANLEY EISENHAMMER

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