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Encyclopedia > The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards
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Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards Trophy

The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards is an annual contest put forth by Lucasfilm and Atomfilms to showcase and acknowledge the growing genre of fanfilms made by, for and about fans of the Star Wars saga. The inaugural contest in 2002 was the first time Lucasfilm had officially sanctioned the genre. The contest is limited to short film and/or video parodies, mockumentaries, and documentaries of the Star Wars universe and fan experience; however, in-universe fan fiction-type stories are not allowed. Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards Trophy File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lucasfilm Logo Lucasfilm Ltd. ... The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ... Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ...

The contest’s grand prize is the George Lucas Selects Award, which is presented to the film Lucas himself selects as his favorite. The Audience Choice Award is selected by the worldwide internet audience, as all contest finalists are available to view online at Atomfilms. (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/spotlight/collections/starwars/) The Pioneer Award is given to a film that either defined, changed, or influenced the genre. Other awards are given by a jury of people selected from employees of Atomfilms and Lucasfilm. Beginning in 2004, some of the major awards were sponsored by Lucasfilm licensees. George Lucas George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...

The awards have been presented at ceremonies held at either San Diego’s Comic-Con International, or Lucas’ Star Wars Celebrations in Indianapolis. The first contest also had a TV special hosted by Kevin Smith on the SciFi Channel to showcase the winners and finalists. Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... This page is about the American film maker; for the New Zealand actor see Kevin Smith (actor). ... There are two television channels named Sci-Fi: a British satellite television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United Kingdom) a United States television channel; see Sci Fi channel (United States) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


2005 Winners

  • George Lucas Selects Award – For the Love of the Film (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/love_of_the_film); Barry Curtis & Troy Metcalf, directors
  • Audience Choice Award – Sith Apprentice (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/sith_apprentice); John E. Hudgens, director
  • Spirit of Fandom Award – Boba (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/boba); Mark Rusciano, director
  • Best Animation – Walk in a Bamboo Bush (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/walk_bamboo_bush); Tetsuro Sakai, director
  • Best Comedy – Cheap Seats (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/cheap_seats); Robert Reeves, director
  • Best Crossover Spoof – Anakin Dynamite (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/anakin_dynamite); Wayne Barnes, director
  • Best Original Concept – Star Wars: Elements (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/star_wars_elements); Robert Bunch, director
  • Best Original Song – One Season More (http://www.atomfilms.com/sw/content/one_season_more); Timothy Edward Smith, director
  • Pioneer Award – Return of the Ewok; Warwick Davis, director

2004 Winners

  • George Lucas Selects Award – Escape from Tatooine (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/escape_tatooine); David Tomaszewski, director
  • Audience Choice Award – Pink Five Strikes Back (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/pink5_strikes); Trey Stokes, director
  • Best Comedy – Recruitment (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/recruitment); Scott Zier, director
  • Best Animation – Wampa (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/wampa); Andreas Peterson, director
  • Spirit of Fandom Award – 8 Minutes (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/eight_minutes); Wendy Woody, director
  • Best Crossover Spoof – Carbonite Confusion (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/carbonite_confusion); Ryan Simmons, director
  • Pioneer Award – George Lucas in Love (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203523/combined); Joe Nussbaum, director

2003 Winners

  • George Lucas Selects Award – Pink Five (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/pink5); Trey Stokes, director
  • Audience Choice Award – The Jedi Hunter (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/jedi_hunter); John E. Hudgens, director
  • Skywalker Sound Award – Carbonite (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/carbonite); Mark Rusciano, director
  • Best Animation – Trooper Clerks (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/trooper_clerks); Jeff Allen, director
  • Spirit of Fandom Award – Silent But Deadly 2 (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/silent_deadly2); Jeff Cioletti, director
  • Best Commercial Parody – Dark Side Switch Campaign (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/dark_switch); Daniel Johnson, director
  • Pioneer Award – Hardware Wars (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077658/combined); Ernie Fosselius, director

2002 Winners

  • George Lucas Selects Award – Christmas Tauntauns (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/tauntauns); Matt Bagshaw, director
  • Audience Choice Award – Star Wars Gangsta Rap (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/atom_1403); Thomas Lee, director
  • Best Animation – Jar Jar’s Walking Papers (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/jar_jar); Joe Fournier, director
  • Best Documentary – Waiting for Jar Jar (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/waiting_jar_jar); Meredith Bragg, director
  • Best Mockumentary – SW Project (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/sw_project); Gregory Hiltz, director
  • Spirit of Fandom Award – Figure Club (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/figure_club); Matt Petrilla, director
  • Young Jedi Award – Sparring Program (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/sparring_program); David Tomaszewski, director
  • Best Comedy – Stargeeks (http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/atom_838); Marc A. Samson, director
  • Pioneer Award – Troops (http://www.theforce.net/theater/shortfilms/troops/); Kevin Rubio, director

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