About the NIFA Awards
Saturday Sept 23rd, 2023
Welcome to the National Independent Film Association (NIFA Awards), a prestigious film and music festival held at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Join us in the home of Harry Houdini, Willem Dafoe, and The Mile of Music for a celebration of independent creativity. Hosted by Dan Davies, star of the worldwide Netflix sensation "A Trip to Jamaica" & the cult classic film, "Ed Gein, the Musical", the NIFA Awards honor the best in TV, film, and music, including Lifetime Achievement Awards and yearly Best of Awards.
$15 VIP Pass
5th Annual NIFA Awards Show Hosted by Dan Davies. VIP Pass includes the award presentations and a World Premiere of the feature length film "Happy Birthday". This Apocalyptic thriller is a thought-provoking thrill-ride. Also a world premiere of Len Eb's short film "Ballad of a Mushroom Cloud" and a sneak preview/trailer of the upcoming thriller/horror "Without a Name".
Tonight's NIFA Event at Warch Campus Center (The Cinema) at 7PM You may Park on Meade St, South Street, E.John St or E. Alton St.
Not to mention
Our Host Dan Davies
Dan Davies is an internationally acclaimed and award winning writer/actor/producer. He has co-starred, produced or written feature films that have been nominated for a BIFA (British Independent Film Award), the African Academy Award, AIFI's American Indian Best Film Award, Toronto Film Festival Best Film, Raindance Film Festival Best Film etc etc etc and he has won Political Film Society's Best Film (Human Rights and Peace), the AMVCA (African Magic Viewers' Choice Award), AELA (African Entertainment Legend Award) and the Golden Movie Award (Africa) Best Supporting Actor Comedy. He is also the first American to ever be awarded a Golden Movie Award (Top 3 film award on the continent of Africa). His films have been nationally showcased on PBS, Retro TV Network, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Redbox, Tribeca Shortlist, Walmart, Barnes & Noble etc etc etc. He also co-stars in two films that are respectively the No. 15 and No. 70 Highest Box Office Nollywood films of All-Time. Nollywood is the second largest film market in the world and now Dan is considered the No. 1 American Actor in Nollywood. His film (co-star) "A Trip to Jamaica" premiered on Netflix in 190 countries (Dec 13th, 2019) and has consistently been a Top 20 Netflix International Comedy. His film (small supporting role) "The Runners" with Tom Sizemore and Neal McCoy was released on Amazon and was a Top 10 New Release in the Thriller and Action categories. Since its premiere July 14th 2020 it has been on many top film lists with the latest being Tubi's No.1 Thriller Film (July, 2021). He plays a recurring role on the Mental Ideas Radio show on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK-Radio 3). This show was nominated (Sept 22nd, 2020) for an Association of International Broadcasters Award (AIB Award) in its respective category (Radio & Audio). The AIB awards ceremony was televised worldwide via Al Jazeera Nov 13th, 2020. He's written a semi-autobiographical book entitled The Rantings of a Madman on Facebook that was published March 2021. His film (Supporting Role) the psychological horror, "I Dream of a Psychopomp" premiered at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL Sept 3rd, 2021 and will be distributed nationwide via Terror Films. His film (Producer, Co-Star, Writer) the comedic horror musical, "Ed Gein the Musical" just received national distribution via SRS Cinema (Winter 2023) and they just had a 13th Anniversary screening at UWO-Fox Cities (Menasha, WI) Dec 2nd, 2022. His latest TV pilots "A Forest Dark" and "Weird People in Weird Places" are currently being shopped around for national episodic distribution. He has been featured in over 1000 media including CBS (National) News, CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS, PRI, USA Today, RTHK (Radio TV Hong Kong), Al Jazeera, The Financial Times (UK), Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes etc etc
The 5th Annual NIFA Awards
Celebrating Independent Film and Music
Dan Davies Interviewed Nationwide on Coast to Coast AM
Coast to Coast AM is the most listened to overnight radio program ever. Dan's been a fan of it for about 40 years! Now he will be a guest on it this Sat Sept 10th 12A - 2A PST. (technically Sunday). He will be interviewed with acclaimed author Donna Francart and they are going to talk about her book, ED GEIN, THE MUSICAL- A Novel, the cult classic film "Ed Gein, The Musical", the notorious Ed Gein and some of his upcoming TV/Film & book projects! Please join them anywhere in North America on their almost 700 radio stations!
2023 NIFA Award Winners
Feature & Short Films, Docs, Music Videos, Short & Feature Length Screenplays
And let's not forget
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The National Independent Film Association - NIFA Awards
The NIFA Awards is a prestigious film and music festival held at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of independent artists in the entertainment industry. Each year, we honor legends like Sir Sean Connery, Neal McCoy, and Jeff Olm with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while also highlighting the best TV shows, films, and music of the year. Join us for an unforgettable experience!