CFF Open Hands
Christian Film Festival Award Winner


Title: Open Hands


Creator: James Burns


Genre: Short Film


Length: 33:46


Description: Rancher Clay Cain is sentenced to hang after he's found with the body of Luke Owens, a known card shark who swindled Clay's father in a game of cards to obtain the Cain family ranch. While Clay waits his demise he must deal with the hate he has for Luke and his brother Perry.


CFF Awards: Best Short Film, Best Actor Supporting, Best Costumes and Props, Best Hair and Make-up, Best Cinematography, Best Music/Sound


COLFF Awards: Best Short Film, Best Producer, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actor Supporting, Best Costumes/Props, Best Visual Effects, Best Villain, 'Best Cast', both ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Villainess’ for Catherine Stewart, ‘Best Actress Supporting’ for both Mary Burns and Mary Donohue (TIE), ‘Best Actor Child’ for Billy Wilson, and finally ‘Best Poster’!


Other Awards: TBD



James Burns (Director, Writer)

Hughie Wilson (Writer)

John Halliday (Producer)

Mickey Halliday (Key cast)

Catherine Stewart (Key cast)

Jimmy McMillan (Key cast)

George McMillan(Key cast)

Joe Halliday(Key cast)

Jeannie Burns (Make-up and Costumes)

Jamie Halliday (Costumes) 

Pastor Charles McMillan (Special thanks) 


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