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The NIFA Awards
The Film Forte (home of the National Independent Film Association (The NIFA Awards) ) is a film festival and music festival in the vein of South by Southwest (SXSW). Held at University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh - Fox Cities) (Top 10 Public University System in the Nation) & various venues in Appleton, WI (The home of Harry Houdini, Willem Dafoe and The Mile of Music). Hosted by Dan Davies star of the worldwide Netflix sensation "A Trip to Jamaica". This 2 day event, is also the home of the National Independent Film Awards (The NIFA Awards) The NIFA Awards comprise of Lifetime Achievement Awards (our inaugural winners in 2019 - Sir Sean Connery - NIFA Lifetime Achievement Award henceforth The Connery Award, Neal McCoy - NIFA Musical Legend Award - The Real McCoy Award, Jeff Olm - NIFA Lifetime Achievement - Post-Production - The Olm Award & Michael Blake (awarded posthumously) NIFA Legend Award - The Blake Award
2022 NIFA AWARD WINNERS
NIFA BEST SHORT FILM - "First Person"
NIFA BEST MICRO-BUDGET FILM - "You and What Army"
NIFA BEST DOCUMENTARY - "Firestorm 77"
"The True Story of the Honda Canyon Fire"
NIFA BEST SCRIPT - "Little Things Mean a Lot"
NIFA BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - "The Host"
ABOUT OUR HOST
Dan Davies is an internationally acclaimed and award winning writer/actor/producer. He has co-starred, produced or written feature films that have been nominated for a BIFA (British Independent Film Award), the African Academy Award, AIFI's American Indian Best Film Award, Toronto Film Festival Best Film, Raindance Film Festival Best Film etc etc etc and he has won Political Film Society's Best Film (Human Rights and Peace), the AMVCA (African Magic Viewers' Choice Award), AELA (African Entertainment Legend Award) and the Golden Movie Award (Africa) Best Supporting Actor Comedy. He is also the first American to ever be awarded a Golden Movie Award (Top 3 film award on the continent of Africa). His films have been nationally showcased on PBS, Retro TV Network, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Redbox, Tribeca Shortlist, Walmart, Barnes & Noble etc etc etc. He also co-stars in two films that are respectively the No. 9 and No. 40 Highest Box Office Nollywood films of All-Time. Nollywood is the second largest film market in the world and now Dan is considered the No. 1 American Actor in Nollywood. His film (co-star) "A Trip to Jamaica" premiered on Netflix in 190 countries (Dec 13th, 2019) and has consistently been a Top 20 Netflix International Comedy. His film (small supporting role) "The Runners" with Tom Sizemore and Neal McCoy was released on Amazon and was a Top 10 New Release in the Thriller and Action categories. Since its premiere July 14th 2020 it has been on many top film lists with the latest being Tubi's No.1 Thriller Film (July, 2021). He plays a recurring role on the Mental Ideas Radio show on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK-Radio 3). This show was nominated (Sept 22nd, 2020) for an Association of International Broadcasters Award (AIB Award) in its respective category (Radio & Audio). The AIB awards ceremony was televised worldwide via Al Jazeera Nov 13th, 2020. He's written a semi-autobiographical book entitled The Rantings of a Madman on Facebook that was published March 2021. His film (Supporting Role) the psychological horror, "I Dream of a Psychopomp" premiered at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago Sept 3rd, 2021 and will be distributed by Terror Films. His film (Producer, Co-Star & Writer) the comedic horror musical, "Ed Gein, The Musical" just received national distribution via SRS Cinema (Fall 2022). His latest TV pilots "A Forest Dark" and "Weird People in Weird Places" are currently being shopped around for national episodic distribution. He has been featured in over 1000 media including CBS (National) News, CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS, PRI, USA Today, RTHK (Radio TV Hong Kong), Al Jazeera, The Financial Times (UK), Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes etc etc etc
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