LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - The Long Wait, written and directed by multi-award winner Wolfgang Bodison, continues to garnish accolades for star Elizabeth Yoder who was awarded "Best Actress" at the 2014 Jersey Shore Shorts Film Festival. The award was given for her captivating portrayal of Grace in the original short drama, which was inspired by tragic childhood events that took the life of Yoder's father.

This is the latest win in a series of awards for Ms. Yoder, the Director and the film; including "Best Actor" and the Ribaut Award for "Best Short Film" at the 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, and "Best Director" at the 17th Annual Playhouse West Film Festival.

Elizabeth Yoder was nominated for "Best Actress" alongside screen icon Shirley MacLaine, who was also nominated for her starring role in Elsa & Fred, at this month's Hill County Film Festival in Fredericksburg, TX.

"It was such an honor to share my nomination with one of Hollywood's living legends," Elizabeth gushed. "Shirley is truly inspirational and this moment was a dream come true for me."

Festival screenings of The Long Wait continue to spark high emotions amongst audiences on the festival circuit. Next screening is on Saturday, May 31st, at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema's Historic Hemet Theatre. Check The Long Wait's website to stay up to date on future festival screenings.

In addition to Elizabeth's prolific work on stage and screen, she is the Founder of Elevating Hope, a charity that helps the bereaved transition through grief to find acceptance, forgiveness and healing when someone close dies.

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