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BJO FAN FILM AWARD WINNERS for 2018 announced!

By May 29, 2018 Fan Films

For the past four years, the annual TREKLANTA Convention has hosted an awards ceremony for the best Star Trek fan films released during the previous year.  Initially called the “Independent Star Trek Film Awards,” the name was shorted to “The Bjo Awards” last year in honor of Bjo Trimble, the woman credited with saving Star Trek from an early cancellation by NBC by coordinating the great letter-writing campaign back in 1968.

The Bjo’s for 2018 were awarded this past weekend in a variety of categories (see the full entry rules here).  Each category had four-to-six finalists selected from the following list of 21 nominees:

Release Date Run Time Series Name Episode
1/1/17 0:14:58 Star Trek: Natures Hunger Sting of the Prosecution
1/4/17 0:30:05 Starship Tristan Between Two Worlds
1/11/17 0:08:26 Starship Intrepid Duty of Care
1/13/17 0:11:33 Starship Deimos No Greater Love
2/1/17 0:20:42 Chance Encounter
2/10/17 0:07:49 Starship Tristan Seeing Red
2/20/17 0:57:20 Quark’s Space Station Too Much Traffic
4/2/17 0:54:11 Star Trek Continues Still Treads the Shadow
4/4/17 0:14:17 Starship Tristan Departures
4/29/17 0:15:00 Survivors
5/26/17 0:14:09 Starship Deimos The Archive
7/30/17 0:49:13 Star Trek Continues What Ships Are For
7/31/17 0:14:31 Starship Tristan The Monsters Are With Us
8/13/17 0:07:56 Starship Tristan The Voice of Your Blood
8/18/17 0:28:20 The Federation Files Extraction
9/8/17 0:12:18 The Derelict
10/18/17 0:46:34 Star Trek Continues To Boldly Go, Part I
11/13/17 0:58:10 Star Trek Continues To Boldly Go, Part II
12/14/17 0:05:47 Starship Triton New Orders
12/29/17 0:10:13 Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier
12/30/17 0:13:35 The Federation Files Walking Bear, Running Wolf

You might have noticed that all four Star Trek Continues episodes from 2017 are on this list, meaning that there was definitely an 800-pound mugato to contend with this past year (four mugatos, in fact!).  As such, many of the results below might not seem all that unexpected.  That said, there were still a couple of surprises.

Also, I’d like to add, on a personal note, that who won isn’t as important as who participated and, most of all, that these awards are given out annually in the first place.  All Star Trek fan films are worthy of our respect and celebration because, whether slick and polished or just grass roots with some soil showing, these productions each resulted from hard work, dedication, and love Star Trek.

So if you haven’t seen some of the nominees above, think about clicking on a few of the links.  You just might be pleasantly surprised!

By the way, a big thank you to Treklanta coordinator ERIC L. WATTS for organizing the Bjo Awards and for supplying me with the list of nominees, finalists, and winners And also the photo at the bottom)…


BEST SPECIAL & VISUAL EFFECTS

FINALISTS
Star Trek Continues  Still Treads the Shadow
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For
 Survivors

WINNER
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Marc Bell, Stephen Bailey, Daniel Dod, Gabriel Koerner, Michael Struck, Matt Boardman, John Knoll, Tom Martinek, Kenneth Thomson, Jr.


BEST SOUND DESIGN, EDITING & MIXING

FINALISTS
Star Trek Continues  Still Treads the Shadow
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For
Starship Tristan  Between Two Worlds
Survivors

WINNER
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Stephen Cevallos, Ralph M. Miller, Dan Scanlan, Michelle Sile


BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

FINALISTS
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For
Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care
Starship Tristan  Departures
The Federation Files  Walking Bear, Running Wolf

WINNER
The Federation Files  Walking Bear, Running Wolf
Konora, Dan R. Reynolds


BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

FINALISTS
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care
The Derelict

WINNER
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Genie Bolet, Crystal Broedel, Amanda Denkler, Lisa Hansell, Monique Paredes, Thomas E. Surprenant, Matthew Turull, Tim Vittetoe, Aubrey Warner, Randilee Warner, Hillary Warren


BEST COSTUMING

FINALISTS
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Star Trek Continues  Still Treads the Shadow
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For
Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care
The Derelict

WINNER
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Ginger Holley, Hannah Barucky, Nora Brand, Michelle Brooks, Hiba Faouri, Miguel A. Moreta


BEST GUEST ACTOR OR ACTRESS

FINALISTS
Nicola Bryant as Lana
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II

John de Lancie as Galisti
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Anne Lockhart as Thaius
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Elizabeth Maxwell as Sekara
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Amy Rydell as Romulan Commander
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part ITo Boldly Go, Part II

WINNER
Amy Rydell as Romulan Commander
Star Trek Continues  
To Boldly Go, Part I” & “To Boldly Go, Part II


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OR ACTRESS

FINALISTS

Kipleigh Brown as Smith
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II

Grant Imahara as Sulu
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II

Michele Specht as McKennah
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are ForTo Boldly Go, Part I

M. Brooke Wilkins as Kira
Quark’s Space Station  Too Much Traffic

WINNER
Michele Specht as McKennah
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are ForTo Boldly Go, Part I


BEST LEAD ACTOR OR ACTRESS

FINALISTS

Christopher Doohan as Mr. Scott
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I

Todd Haberkorn as Mr. Spock
Star Trek Continues Still Treads the Shadow” & “To Boldly Go, Part II

Roisin McCallum as Parker
Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care

Vic Mignogna as Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For“,
To Boldly Go, Part I” & “To Boldly Go, Part II

Hayward Morse as Dr. Goode
Chance Encounter

WINNER
Vic Mignogna as Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For“,
To Boldly Go, Part I” & “To Boldly Go, Part II


BEST DIRECTOR

FINALISTS

Matthew Lee Blackburn
Survivors

Nicholas J. Cook
Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care

Julian Higgins
Star Trek Continues Still Treads the Shadow

James Kerwin
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II

Vic Mignogna
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Aaron Vanderkley
The Derelict

WINNER
Vic Mignogna
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For


BEST ORIGINAL STORY OR SCREENPLAY

FINALISTS

Paul Laight, Gary O’Brien
Chance Encounter

Robert J. Sawyer, Vic Mignogna, James Kerwin
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I

Robert J. Sawyer, Vic Mignogna, James Kerwin
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II

Kipleigh Brown, Vic Mignogna, James Kerwin
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For

Aaron Vanderkley
The Derelict

WINNER
Kipleigh Brown, Vic Mignogna, James Kerwin
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For


BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

FINALISTS
Chance Encounter
Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier
Starship DeimosThe Archive
Starship Intrepid  Duty of Care
Survivor
The Derelict

WINNER
The Derelict
Aaron Vanderkley


BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

FINALISTS
Quark’s Space Station  Too Much Traffic
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part I
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Star Trek Continues  What Ships Are For
Starship Tristan  Between Two Worlds

WINNER
Star Trek Continues  To Boldly Go, Part II
Vic Mignogna, Steven Dengler


In attendance at TREKLANTA holding BJO AWARDS (from left): Treklanta Chairman and Bjo Awards producer Eric L. Watts, Star Trek Continues costume designer Ginger Holley, Star Trek Continues cast member Donald Hustón, Star Trek Continues script supervisor Kade Wilson, Treklanta Director and Bjo Awards MC Brian Holloway, Best Original Music award winner Dan R. Reynolds, Treklanta Guest of Honor and Bjo Award presenter Robert O’Reilly

Join the discussion One Comment

  • Robert Brandys says:

    Thanks so much for considering Quarks Space Station Episode 3. Episode 4 “The Dark” is even better and has some spectacular special effects.
    We certainly hope Episode 4 will be in the running for next year. We are working on Episode 5 and hope to have it finished in 2019.

    Bob Brandys, Executive Producer.