James Babanikos Wins Accolade Global Film Competition Award
James Babanikos, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor, has received an Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit for “Fred Turns Fifty” in the Film Short Category.
Currently in its 14th year, the avant-garde worldwide competition strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators positive exposure. Entries are judged on quality, creativity and technical aspects.
“Fred Turns Fifty” was written, directed, produced and edited by Babanikos. Houston Wells, Telecommunication lecturer, served as director of photography and camera operator and Charlie Mitchell, associate professor in the UF School of Theater and Dance, was the lead.
In the film, Fred is at a low point in his life. He’s getting older, has gained some weight, is married to a domineering woman, and has an apathetic teenage daughter just entering college. And then one day things change.