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2012 EBE UFO Film Festival Winners

MC Alejandro Rojas, film fest volunteer JK Scott and Heather Fetter at the 2012 EBE Awards

One of the highlights of the International UFO Congress each year is the EBE Film Festival. The EBE Film Festival is a celebration of ground-breaking films which push the limits with their exploration and study of UFOs and related phenomena.

Best UFO Short Film

This category is for films that are less than an hour. The nominees were:

Legend of the Flatwoods Monster

Director: Barry Conrad

Legend of the Flatwoods Monster is a fascinating documentary about one of America’s earliest close encounters with a UFO and its mysterious occupant that reportedly landed on a hilltop in rural West Virginia in 1952. Dramatic reconstructions of actual events along with exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses make this a must-see film for all UFO enthusiasts.

Presence & the Ummo Files

Director: D.R. Denocla

Presence covers new amazing discoveries in Europe: The crop circle makers identified, 18 ET species described in detail, the UFOs travels explained, the mystery of the black matter solved.. For more information and to purchase this film, visit:

And the WINNER is…

Craft of Unknown Origin

Director: Mike Fisher

Drawing from a number of credible UFO witnesses and UFO reports, the video is crammed with diagrams as well as 2D and 3D animation that accurately visualize the strange vehicles that these witnesses report seeing. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: Goofaman Productions.

Best UFO Feature Film

This category is for films that are more than an hour. The nominees were:

The Truth is Out There

Director: Phil Leirness

Dean Haglund is an actor, artist, improv comic and investigator. Best known as one of the Lone Gunmen from “The X-Files”, Dean continues to be closely identified with the paranormal realm and the conspiracy field. An epic that is equal parts comedy, consciousness and conspiracy, “The Truth is Out There” follows Dean Haglund as he travels the globe hoping to discover what it means to search for the truth in a world where conspiracies, conspiracy theories are everywhere. For more information about this film and to purchase it, visit: The Truth is Out There.

Montauk Chronicles

Director: Christopher Garetano

This documentary investigates the planet’s history of UFO phenomenon from the 1940’s. High ranking government officials disclose their knowledge and/or experience of the extra terrestrial presence, and prominent leaders in the UFO field share their decades of research. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: Montauk Chronicles Movie.

And the WINNER is…

It Could Happen Tomorrow: Disclosure Dialogues

Director/Producer: Ron James & Jen Stein

It Could Happen Tomorrow covers the history of the truth embargo, the media’s role in the truth embargo, the church’s rule in disclosure and finally, what are the real social and spiritual implications of such a historic moment. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: Paranormal Media Group.

The People’s Choice Award

The final EBE given out this year was the People’s Choice Award. The nominees in the other two categories are eligible for this award. Attendees at the conference rate the films, and the highest rated wins in this category. This year the winner was…

Christopher O'Brien and Jennifer Stein (credit: Michell Jonas)
It Could Happen Tomorrow

The award was accepted by Jen Stein and Christopher O’Brien.

Special thanks to J.K. Scott who runs the film festival and did a magnificent job and Dakota James!

Please note the Open Minds Production UFO Researcher of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards begin this video. The EBE Film Festival Awards begin at mark 16:45 in the video.

Maureen Elsberry

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director, co-host and associate producer of Spacing Out!, and Co-organizer of the International UFO Congress. She is also a contributing writer for and the former Open Minds magazine. She starred on the show Uncovering Aliens with appearances on Animal Planet, Science Channel, Destination America, and the American Hero's Network and has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country . Follow Maureen on Twitter: @maureenelsberry or subscribe to her public updates on Facebook here: Maureen on Facebook

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