by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
2013 Guild Winners
2013 Guild Winners
Photo WV Filmmakers Guild

John Nakashima. Senior producer West Virginia Public Broadcasting who produced “West Virginia a Film History” has been named “Filmmaker of the Year” for 2013 by the WV Filmmakers Guild in Sutton Wv.

Huntington producer/director David Smith won best feature film for “Ladybeard,”  Smith’s Apartment 23 Productions  have entertained indie film audiences with “Maneater” (2007) and “Candytakers (2008), and two music videos, “Bitch Went Nuts,” and “Coconuts for You.”

Best Animation: "Oh Willy . . ."
Produced by Ben Teseur & Nidia Santiago.
$200 Cash Award, Sponsored by Bank of Gassaway.

Best Short Film: "Miracle Boy"
Produced by Jason Brown & Jake Mahaffy.
$200 Cash Award, Sponsored by Sutton Moose Lodge

Best Student Short Film: "Thyme"
Producer/Director Max Lincoln.
$100 Cash Award, Sponsored by Burl C. Adkins

Best Short Documentary: "Going Dark: The Final Days of Film Projection"
Produced by Jason Gwynn & Jay Sheldon
$200 Cash Award, Sponsored by Bernard Mauser, Esq.

Best Feature Documentary: "Where's the Fair?"
Produced by Brad Bear
$300 Cash Award, Sponsored by West Virginia Filmmakers Guild

Best Feature: "Ladybeard"
Directed by David Smith
$300 Cash Award, Sponsored by Senator Doug Facemire