• Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Film Comedy

Nora Dunn, actress and comedian best known for her work in NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and guest juror for the Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Film Comedy, presents awards to the 2011 winners at the 8:00 pm show on June 16. The audience is invited to congratulate the winners and special guests at a reception in our gallery/café.


Thu, Jun 16th at 8:00pm
Tue, Jun 21st at 7:45pm
Average: 5 (4 votes)

Chicago premiere! Filmmakers in person!

  1. 2010, Steve Skrovan, USA, 91 min.
  2. With Fred Stoller, Angelo Tsarouchas

2010, Peyton Brown, USA, 7 min.
With Drennen Quinn, Peyton Brown

First Place Feature winner of $5000 in the Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Film Comedy, FRED AND VINNIE comically and poignantly chronicles the odd-couple relationship of a down-on-his-luck Hollywood actor and a vegetarian moocher. Fred allows Vinnie, a long-distance friend he’s never met, to crash at his small apartment until he can “get on his feet.” Unfortunately for prissy neat-freak Fred, supersized agoraphobic Vinnie turns out to be more familiar with lounging on his backside. A battle of wills ensues. HDCAM video.

Preceded by THE TOOL T-SHIRT, First Place Short winner of $2500. The purchase of a heavy-metal band T-shirt brings new meaning to its owner’s life. Mini-DV video. (BS)

Director Steve Skovran, writer and co-star Fred Stoller, and co-star Angelo Tsarouchas of FRED AND VINNIE, and director Peyton Brown of THE TOOL T-SHIRT will be present for audience discussion.

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