Announcing the winners of the inaugural Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF)

(October 21, 2013 – Toronto) INDIEWEEK and REEL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL is super proud to announce the very first winners of the inaugural music-themes festival, that just finished its first run from The Royal. The winning films were decided on by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals. The winners were announced on Sunday night at The Rivoli, where their was a post party to celebrate.

THE WINNERS:

Best Feature sponsored by Harold Greenburg Fund awarded to Los Wild Ones directed by directed by Elise Salomon. Los Wild Ones is a documentary, which follows the lives of Reb Kennedy and the artists on his LA-based indie label, Wild Records.

Best Short Film sponsored by Cinespace Film Studios awarded to R. Luke DuBois: Running Out of Time. This short documentary tells the story of R. Luke DuBois, a composer and visual artist in New York City. His creative work builds on notions of cultural and romantic memory, exploring how information can be manipulated over time for emotional impact.

Best Music Video sponsored by Federgreen Entertainment awarded to Some Sweet Relief by Ola Podrida, directed by Kat Candler.

The celebration also included a performance by Marcio Novell who pulled double duty this festival as both an Indie Week artist and RiFF filmmaker for Walking Proof.

About REEL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) is an independent film festival with a focus on music-related content. Launched in 2013 as part of the 10th anniversary of Indie Week.  RiFF seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, and to support filmmakers’ music-oriented stories, using music as a platform for one’s thoughts and beliefs.  Films that capture the essence of a band or song.  www.reelindiefilmfest.com

About our Sponsors:
RiFF could not have happened without the passion and support of our terrific first-year sponsors: Presenting Sponsor and Opening Night Party Sponsor – William F. White; Best Feature Sponsor, Harold Greenburg Fund; Best Short Film Sponsor, Cinespace Studios; Panel Sponsor, Red Square Motion; Closing Night Party Sponsor, SIM Digital; Official Liquor Sponsor, Tito’s Vodka; Ticketing Sponsor, Ticketfly; Supporting Partners, Redlab, Toronto Irish Film Festival; Transport Sponsor, Autolux.

About Indie Week **10 year Anniversary** Indie Week is an independent music festival founded in Toronto in 2003. In the 10 years since its inception, Indie Week has grown to support 200+ bands from all over the world. The festival expanded to international waters with Indie Week Ireland in 2007. www.indieweek.com.

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