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Colin Fitz Lives!, also known simply as Colin Fitz is a 1997 independent film directed by Robert Bella. Colin Fitz Lives! was shot on 35mm in New York City. The budget was $150,000 and the film was shot in 14 days. It had its World Premiere in Dramatic Competition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The film won awards at numerous film festivals, including the Austin Film Festival and the Long Island Film Festival, but did not receive theatrical distribution.[citation needed]

Colin Fitz Lives!
Colin Fitz Lives! IFC Poster.jpg
Colin Fitz Lives! poster
Directed byRobert Bella
Produced byRobert Bella
Written byTom Morrissey
StarringJohn C. McGinley
Matt McGrath
William H. Macy
Andy Fowle
Julianne Phillips
Martha Plimpton
Mary McCormack
Chris Bauer
Music byJason Downs (Original Music) Matthew Puckett (Original Music)
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • 1997 (1997)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

In August 2010, IFC Films released a newly remastered version of the film as part of its Video On Demand platform.[1]


Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Sundance Film Festival
    • Nominated, 1997, Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic (Robert Bella)
  • Austin Film Festival
    • Nominated, 1997, Feature Film Award (Tom Morrissey (writer)/Robert Bella (director))
    • Won, 1997, Feature Film Award for Cinematography (Henry Cline)
    • Won, 1997, Feature Film Award for Best Feature (Robert Bella)
    • Won, 1997, Audience Award (Robert Bella)
  • Florida Film Festival
    • Nominated, 1997, Grand Jury Award for Narrative (Robert Bella)
  • Long Island Film Festival
    • Won, 1997, Best of Fest (Robert Bella)
  • WorldFest Houston awards
    • Won, 1997, Gold Award for Comedy (Robert Bella)


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