LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO — A previous resident of Preble County, Manfred Schreyer, of Mirage Art Photography, has won an “Award of Merit” from the IndieFEST Film Awards, a recent press release announced.
“The award was given for the film “The American Experience,” a feature 1.5-hour documentary, where filmmaker Schreyer traveled over 19,000 miles in a van across the USA in 2021 to produce a film time capsule to identify in interviews what we as Americans hold as truth; what we believe, what we think we know, and who we are,” the release noted.
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.
According to the release, in winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Manfred Schreyer of Mirage Art Photography joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including 2021 Academy Award winner “If Anything Happens I Love You” by Laura Dern, Will McCormack and Michael Govier; Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson as the narrator of “Love Thy Nature;” “A Path Appears” documentary featuring Oscar-winner George Clooney and Blake Lively; “Radical Grace” executive produced by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon; the expose “Davids and Goliath” by Peabody winner Leon Lee, and “Touched with Fire” starring Katie Holmes.
Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, said about the lateste winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
The movie will be shown in the Fountain Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 25.
For more information about Mirage Art Photography, visit www.mirageartphotography.com or call 937-533-1291.