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2009 Backseat Film Festival: Award Winners

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 27, 2009

Film festival logo that looks like the Welcome to Las Vegas sign

If one could give an award to an awards lists, then the Backseat Film Festival would win the Most Creative List award. In addition to everyone’s favorites like Best Feature, Best Short, Best Doc, etc., Backseat gives out awards for Best Robots, Best Zombies, Most Disgusting, Weirdest and other unique awards.

It’s a good thing, too, since a couple of Underground Film Journal favorites are included in the awards list. Special congrats go to perennial Underground Film Journal hits that keep on coming: Brian Lonano‘s Attackazoids! for Best Robots and Joshua von Brown‘s Altamont Now for Staff Favorite; as well as Mike Davis‘ hilariously recycled Sex Galaxy. (See the full festival lineup here.)

But everyone below is a winner, so congrats to you all. Also, if you live in Philadelphia and missed Backseat when it ran back on March 6-15, then you can catch some of these award winners at a special Best of the Backseat Film Festival screening event on April 4 at 9:30 p.m. at the International House. See their official site for more info on that screening and see below for all the award winners:

Best Feature Film
Run! Bitch Run!, dir. Joseph Guzman

Best Short Film
Nomansland, dir. Scott Belyea

Best Documentary
Vampiro: Angel, Devil, Hero, dir. Lee Demarbre

Best Music Video
Turbotronics “Corporate Lady“, dir. Jessica Burstein & Robbie Norris

Best Animation
God of Tears, dir. Max Margulies & Naoko Masuda

Best Local Filmmaker
Going Public, dir. Douglas Poland

Best Soundtrack
Blood on the Highway, dir. Barak Epstein & Blair Rowan

Best Movie Title
(tie) Run! Bitch Run!, dir. Joseph Guzman
You All Fucking Deserve It, dir. Justin Powers

Best Trailer
Run! Bitch Run!, dir. Joseph Guzman

Eel Girl, dir. Paul Campion

Best Drinking Movie
Sex Galaxy, dir. Mike Davis (Read the review)

Best Breasts
National Lampoon’s The Stoned Age, dir. Adam Rifkin

Best Cars
Revenge of the Hellcat, dir. Natalee Dacquisto

Best Zombies
I Love Sarah Jane, dir. Spencer Stussy

Best Robots
Attackazoids!, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)

Most Disgusting
Attack of the Staph Spider, dir. Aramis Sartorio

Dec. 2666, dir. James Hollenbaugh & Derek Roden

Jones Big Ass Truck Rental and Storage, dir. Pedro Castro

Staff Favorites
Altamont Now, dir. Joshua von Brown (Read the review)
Puppet Rodeo, dir. Kevin Maher

Filmmaker Appreciation – Adam Rifkin / Bam Margera / Bill Plympton