George Lindsey UNA Film Festival Finalists Announced

Feb. 6, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Burkhead, UNA Dept. of English 


FLORENCE, Ala. – Officials with the 2015 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival said that this year’s finalists have been selected for screening.  30 films in 8 categories representing 14 different countries were chosen from a pool of 3,000 films representing 100 countries. 

In addition to the 24 category films, 6 films from Alabama will be competing for the Clyde “Sappo” Black Sweet Home Alabama Award. 

The full list of films is as follows: 

Student Documentary

            Thirty-Nine, Germany

            Sound Thief, India

            From Human Life, Bohemia, Ukraine 

Student Narrative

            Home, Spain

            Captain Sandy, U.S.

            Zugzwang, Spain

            The Premiere, Cuba 

Professional Documentary

            Pie Lady of Pie Town, U.S.

            The Mural, U.S.         

            Something You Can Call Home, United Kingdom 

Professional Narrative Short

            Pixel Theory: Pandora’s Box, Spain

            TIC, Ukraine

            Dead Hearts, Canada

            Shotgun, U.S.

            Mosquito, Switzerland           

Professional Narrative Feature

            Stories Forlorn, China

            The Descendants, Iran

            The New World, Netherlands 


            Too Bad, Italy

            Lady and the Tooth, United Kingdom

            The Glass Hedgehog, France 

Young Filmmaker

            Mona, France

            Girly, U.S.

            Connie, U.S. 

Alabama Films

            Clean Break


            River Dreams


            Teacher’s Pet

            Old Timer


The films will be screened March 5-7.  Most screenings will be held in the UNA Communications Building, room 131. 

A complete and final schedule will be announced soon.  For more information about the festival and its related events: or 256-765-4592. 


George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer, the late George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career included several important roles, most famously the character Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.”