Breakout’s The Civilian-Military Divide: Bridging the Gap a Finalist in the Documentary Category at the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival.

Records fall as the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival comes to a close.


Feb. 17, 2015 – BEAUFORT, S.C. — The Ninth  Annual Beaufort International Film Festival is in the books. Record books that is. The festival concluded on February 14th with the winners being announced in 12 categories and the presentation of the first ever Spirit & Pride Award of South Carolina to  Actress/Model and native South Carolinian. Andie MacDowell. This inaugural award was presented by Best Selling author and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Pat Conroy.

Beginning with a record turnout for the Opening Ceremony, the crowds continued to swell over the next three days of screenings and ending with a record crowd of over 500 for the Festival Awards Ceremony. In all, it’s estimated that approximately 10,000 people attended at least some part of the four day festival. This tops the nearly 8000 who attended in 2014.   Early indications are that more than 65% of attendees were from outside a radius of 50 miles from Beaufort. A record number of filmmakers also attended this year’s festival. From as far away as Rome, Italy to as close as St. Helena, SC, nearly 70 filmmakers took part in this year’s festival.  Screenings averaged nearly 300 in attendance with 7 screenings with 400 or more people.

Location Specialist Steve Rhea from Charleston, SC  was presented “Behind the Scenes” Award for his more than 30 years of work in the film and television industry.

Awards were presented in the areas of Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Student Films, Screenplays, Animation. and Audience Choice. For the first time an award will be presented for Best Comedy which will be chosen by the audience.  Also, winners will be named for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director

The 2015 Beaufort International Film Festival Documentary Winner was:
Cotton Road Directed by: Laura Kissel, Columbia, SC

The Documentary Finalists were:

The Civilian-Military Divide: Bridging the Gap

Directed by:  Robert Roy

Toronto, ON, CANADA


In An Ideal World

Directed by: Noel Schwerin

San Francisco, CA

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

Directed by:  Matthew VanDyke

Baltimore, MD

Something You Can Call Home

Directed by:  Rebecca Keynon

London, United Kingdom
You Belong to Me

Directed by:  John Cork

Carmel, CA

For more information about the 9th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, visit The festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society.

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

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The Civilian-Military Divide a Finalist at the Beaufort International Film Festival