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2017 AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Juried Award Categories

BEST OF FEST  |  WORLD CINEMA  |  DOCUMENTARY SHORT  |  DRAMATIC SHORT  |  COMEDIC SHORT  |  HORROR SHORT  |  ANIMATED SHORT  |  ANIMATED SEQUENCE  |  MICRO-CINEMA  |  CINEMA DIRECTOR  |  CINEMATOGRAPHY  |  ORIGINALITY IN CINEMA  |  CINEMATIC WRITING  |  CINEMATIC EDITING  |  SOUND DESIGN  |  UPSTATE NY FILM  |  FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR

Specialty Award Categories

BLACK FEATHER AWARD

Lars Fuchs

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Amelia Ponirakis

BEST STUDENT DIRECTOR

Mitchell Ensman


 

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Louisiana 1961

Audience Choice Award Categories (TBD)

AUDIENCE CHOICE  |  DOCUMENTARY  |  HORROR  |  ANIMATION

BEST OF FEST AWARD

 Resistance

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

Stitched

A Town Called Theocracy

Creator

Honk! Honk!

Lily

Shining eyes

Viking

Mayfield

 

WORLD CINEMA AWARD

 Lily

Shining eyes

Viking

Hidden

The Sunken Convent

Montréal Caché

A Space in Time

Colt 13

Not So Loud

Papaunderwater

Rod Zegwi Dan Pikan

The Stone

The Sucker

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT AWARD

 Thin Ice

Trust

Make It Float

Andy at Night

Emerald Ice

Food City: Feast Of The Five Boroughs

Green Grass

Lives of Liberty NYC

Magic Cobra Tattoo

The Slum Dwellers

 

DRAMATIC SHORT AWARD

 EST. 1896

Das Licht

Manhunt

Elemental: WATER

Family Shadows

Herb & I

How It Sounded to Squish A Cockroach

I'm Beautiful

MAHAL

Rosethorn

tereza

Two Landscapes

Uncle Buzzy's House

 

COMEDIC SHORT AWARD

 Montréal Caché

A Town Called Theocracy

Creator

Honk! Honk!

Darts

Flaws

IRL

Marisa At Brunch

Mating Call

Mission Accomplished

Sipped

To Live Forever

Tom, the Knife Salesman

You, Me & Me

 

HORROR SHORT AWARD
Hidden

The Sunken Convent

Resistance

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

Stitched

Black Out

Shades

The Blackout

What Goes Up

 

ANIMATED SHORT AWARD

A Space in Time

Brotherhood

Dust Buddies

Lucy

Perched

Pokey Pokey

Riptide Rhapsody

The Moment

The Perfumist

The Trophy Man

Time Space Reflections

 

ANIMATED SEQUENCE AWARD

 A Bone to Pick

Lifeline

Love Song of the Drone

Mittashane

Cacophony

Design-A-Human

Detach

Equipoise

Forest of Berries

Luscious

Venture

 

MICRO-CINEMA AWARD

 Design-A-Human

Flaws

Conspiracies

Bloody Mary

Body of Christ

Flat

Misjudged

Pint Puller

The Most Beautiful Thing I´ve Ever Seen

 

CINEMA DIRECTOR AWARD

 Herb & I

tereza

Uncle Buzzy's House

Creator

Honk! Honk!

To Live Forever

Tom, the Knife Salesman

Hidden

Resistance

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

Stitched

Mayfield

Kiss Me Goodbye

Warm Feet

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

 Hidden

Resistance

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

Stitched

Mayfield

Kiss Me Goodbye

Elemental: WATER

Emerald Ice

Shining eyes

To Those Who Doubt

 

ORIGINALITY IN CINEMA AWARD

 Hidden

Herb & I

Creator

Honk! Honk!

To Live Forever

Time Space Reflections

Rosethorn

A Town Called Theocracy

You, Me & Me

STAY

Concurrence

Pangaea

Swipe

The Sky On His Back

 

CINEMATIC WRITING AWARD

 A Town Called Theocracy

You, Me & Me

Stitched

Mayfield

Emerald Ice

How It Sounded to Squish A Cockroach

Marisa At Brunch

Rod Zegwi Dan Pikan

Everywhere I Go

LOUISIANA 1961

Mother's Cry

 

CINEMATIC EDITING AWARD

 A Town Called Theocracy

Mayfield

Creator

Swipe

The Sky On His Back

Elemental: WATER

To Those Who Doubt

Mating Call

The Sucker

Black Out

 

SOUND DESIGN AWARD

 Sipped

Mayfield

Mating Call

Black Out

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

Bloody Mary

Cacophony

Dust Buddies

Perched

Pokey Pokey

The Moment

The Trophy Man

Solo

 

UPSTATE NY FILM AWARD

 Thin Ice

Guilt Trip

Solitude

Resistance

A Bone to Pick

Lifeline

Love Song of the Drone

Mittashane

Das Licht

Manhunt

Make It Float

Flying Around

FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR AWARD

 STAY

Conspiracies

Brotherhood

EST. 1896

Thin Ice

Trust

Guilt Trip

Solitude

Life of Being Wild

The Hindu Thread