ANIMALS Reign at BMAs

ANIMALS Reign at BMAs

It was another banner evening at the Best of the Midwest Awards (BMAs) last night hosted by the Midwest Independent Film Festival. ANIMALS dominated the awards, taking home Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Director.

The event drew some big names from the city's film and creative communities to the Underground in River North including CHICAGO FIRE's Jesse Spencer, Charlie Barnett, Christian Stolte, Yuri Sardarov, Eamonn Walker, Randy Flagler and Executive Producer Joe Chappelle. CHICAGO PD's star Jon Seda and TRAINSPOTTING screenwriter Irvine Welsh turned out too.

From the advertising community came Brian Smego SVP, Director of Integrated Production at Y&R Midwest / Cavalry, Stirling McLaughlin, creative director at Ogilvy and Dave Evans, co-head of Production at Havas Worldwide.

You can see photos from the event here. The full list of winners follows.

Best Music Video

Am I Awake?

Director: Joe Cuomo

Writer: Paul Swiatek

Best Short Film

The Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam

Director: Seth Henrikson

Best Editing:

Craig Lewandowski

Adventures in the Sin Bin

Best Actress

Katie Oellerich

The Cold and the Quiet

Best Cinematography

Pete Biagi

Bad Ambulance

Best Screenplay

Bill Boehler

Apartment Guy

Best Actor

David Dastmalchian

Animals

Best Director

Collin Schiffli

Animals

Best Feature

Animals

Director: Collin Schiffli