2020 AWARD WINNERS & NOMINATIONS

 

Award winners were announced during the Virtual Award Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 4pm (EDT).

2020 BLACK FEATHER AWARD

CHRISTINA RAIA

The Black Feather Award is given to a filmmaker who reflects the inclusive values Blackbird stands for and embodies the spirit of the festival. Typically, Black Feather Award winners are festival alumni who remain engaged and continue to show their support year after year.  

 

BEST OF FEST

Ashes to Ashes

Cavity

Donny and Clive

Extra Innings

Portraitiste

Rose & Raven

The Lock

To Bleed True

Tracks

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

500+ The Ride of a Lifetime

Ashes to Ashes

Farming on the Flint

Sadika's Garden

 

BEST DRAMATIC SHORT

Cavity

Extra Innings

Jack and Anna

Leaving to live

Portraitiste

Proof

The Boy Hero

To Bleed True

Tracks

 

BEST COMEDIC SHORT

Aphasia

Blow Out

Cover Up - Handarbeit

Donny and Clive

GRiT

Oh, Baby!

They Won't Last

BEST ACTION SHORT

Blind Date

Exkursion

Saci (Remix) - BaianaSystem ft. TropKillaz

The Lock

You - James Arthur ft. Travis Baker

BEST THRILLER SHORT

Cassandra

Mania

Rorrim

The Re-Education of Jane Brown

 

BEST ANIMATION

Embraces & the touch of skin

Kaeru

Stitch

The Ribbon

Umbrella

Wash Day

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Pearl Cadillac - Gary Clark Jr.

Saci (Remix) - BaianaSystem ft. TropKillaz

You - James Arthur ft. Travis Baker

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CINEMA DIRECTOR AWARD

All the Wrong Things - Chelsea Gonzalez

Bill, the Alien - Ricardo Herrera

Cavity - Ian Adelson

Extra Innings - John Gray

Rabbits - Riley Sugars

Rose & Raven - Nicolas Alayo

The Boy Hero - Kyle Thompson

To Bleed True - Karl Richter

Tracks - Rosie Day

CINEMATIC WRITING AWARD

All the Wrong Things

Chemistry

Donny and Clive

Extra Innings

Portraitiste

The Lock

They Won't Last

Tracks

Zugzwang

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cavity

Exkursion

Ius Talionis

Mania

Pearl Cadillac

Tracks

Universe

 

BEST CINEMA EDITING

Blow Out

Cavity

Drawing Blank

Postal

Rose & Raven

To Bleed True

Tracks

Zwart

 

BEST SOUND DESIGN

@theinternet

Pearl Cadillac

Mania

Saci (Remix)

The Lock

You

Zwart

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BETTER WORLD AWARD

Amal

As One

Gabrielle

Love Like You Give A Shit

Sadika's Garden

We All Have Wings

THE DARKNESS AWARD

Cassandra

Here There Be Tygers

Mania

Rorrim

The Gaze

The Re-Education of Jane Brown

 

HEART & SOUL AWARD

As One

Cortaca: The Road to Metlife

Gabrielle

Rainslide

Jack and Anna

Rose & Raven

Ten

THE SNEAKY TWIST AWARD

[Untitled]

Beyond Charlie

Extra Innings

Ride Scare

The Keeper

The Lock

Trigger

Zoo

 

LIFE & FAMILY AWARD

Aleita

Amal

As One

Portraitiste

The Ribbon

Umbrella

Zugzwang

 

POWERFUL VOICE AWARD

Chemistry

Gabrielle

Gear Shift

Invitation

Medium

Plunge

Stitch

Un homme un vrai (A real man)

W

  

MOST ORIGINAL FILM AWARD

@theinternet

Baggage

Blow Out

Drawing Blank

Oh Baby!

Rainslide

To Bleed True

Zoo

Zwart

NEW YORK FILMMAKER AWARD

500+ The Ride of a Lifetime

Extra Innings

Last Knight Standing

Oasis

The Keeper

Zugzwang

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BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Candace Hammer - Lucy (All the Wrong Things)

Rebecca Knox - Cleo (Cavity)

Charlotte Martin - Naomi (Chemistry)

Allie Leonard - Grace (Dosed)

Penny Munroe - Charlie (Here There Be Tygers)

Kate Morgan Chadwick - Jane (Oh, Baby!)

Isabelle Fuhrman - Martha (Tracks)

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Joseph Lopez - Frank (Birthday)

Ian Weglarz - Jasper (Cavity)

T.J. Thyne - Gary (Extra Innings)

Sam Goodchild - Chris (Plunge)

Ali Ansarian - Driver (The Lock)

Des Flanagan - Henry (Rabbits)

Jared DeBusk - Raven (Rose & Raven)

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AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

Audience Choice Awards were determined by votes submitted during both the Sunset Cinema Drive-In Event as well as the Virtual Festival during the timespan of October 1st to October 17th, 2020.

BLOCK A - EMPOWERED, MOTIVATED, STRONG

Gabrielle

BLOCK B - SURVIVING LOSS

The Boy Hero

BLOCK C - TRAPPED

Trigger

BLOCK D - FRIDAY NIGHT FRENZY

Extra Innings

BLOCK E - STRANGER DANGER

Blind Date

BLOCK F - TOXIC LOVE

Dosed

BLOCK G - ZOMBIES, SPACE & THE APOCALYPSE

Oasis

BLOCK H - THE ART OF LIFE

Portraitist

BLOCK I - MAKIN' BABIES & STREALIN' STUFF

Oh, Baby!

BLOCK J - DADDY ISSUES

Rabbits

BLOCK K - UNLEASH THE BEAST

Here There Be Tygers

BLOCK L - CROSSING BORDERS

Sadika's Garden

 

BLOCK M - THE PERFECT YOU

Jack and Anna

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