Queens World Film Festival Winners

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EMERGING ARTISTS
Bubby & Them by Hazel Katz, Je’Jae Daniels

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Ghoul Catchers by Joseph Voce, Thomas Finn

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE BEST STUDENT FILM
Paper Boats by Gonzalo Guajardo-Fajardo

BEST ANIMATION
Embraces & Touch of Skin by Sara Koppel

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
Lost Treasure of the Valley by Robert Husted

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
Metamorphosis by Fernanda Parrado

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE
Dia 1 by Rafael Escolar

BEST LGBTQ SHORT
Wonder by Javier Molina

BEST SHORT SHORT
Hard Shadow by Neda Khanifar

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
About Colonia by Ralph Salazar
Dragonfly by Angela Wong Carbone

BEST FEMALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE
Zalinia/Outline by Veronika Povalyaeva

BEST MALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
Extended Stay by Drew Starkey

BEST MALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE
Chakkar by Avon Raj Upreti

BEST ENSEMBLE – NARRATIVE FEATURE
The Good Day by Juo Hae

BEST ENSEMBLE – NARRATIVE SHORT
The Fever by José María Flores Miranda

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY – NARRATIVE SHORT
Kiko’s Saints by Manuel Marmier
Dragon Song by David McClister

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – NARRATIVE FEATURE
In The Land of Lost Angels by Bishrel Mashbat

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Tofino is a Place by Ryan Struck

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Path of the Daff by Michael Piscitelli

BEST SCREENPLAY – NARRATIVE SHORT AND INKTIP MEMBERSHIP
Kept by Amber Viera and Patricia Lundy

BEST SCREENPLAY – NARRATIVE FEATURE AND INKTIP MEMBERSHIP
Seneca by Armando Riesco

BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Return by Jon Fish

BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Siqueiros: Walls of Passion by Lorena Manríquez, Miguel Picker

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Grandpa Fire by Alfonso O Donnell Gonzalez de Castejon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Last Sermon by Jack Baxter & Fran Strauss-Baxter

BEST DIRECTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
Troublemaker by Olive Nwosu

BEST DIRECTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE
Exit 5 by Khaled Nadershah

BEST COMEDY SHORT
Sixteen Thousand Dollars by Symone Baptiste

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EFFECTS
The Creeper’s Curse by Blake Rice
Look Further by Sergio Lodolce

BEST COMEDY FEATURE
I Wrote This For You by Jason Zavaleta

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
The Turner Exhibit by Mathew Gregory Bainbridge

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
The Rabbits’ House by Valeria Selinger

BEST OF FEST
Zalinia/Outline by Vadim Dubrovitskiy

THE YASUJIRŌ OZU CINEMA AWARD
Gold Star by Paul Frankl

QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL GODDARD CINEMA AWARD
Let Them Have Their Way by Dien Vo

QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL AWARD FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Hanged by Roqiye Tavakoli

LOIS WEBER PIONEER AWARD
Pamela Falkenberg & Jack Cochran

QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL TRUTH SEEKER
Jack Baxter & Fran Strauss-Baxter for The Last Sermon

QUEENS WORLD AUTEUR CINEMA AWARD
Sourpuss by Conrad Stojak

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION NARRATIVE FEATURE
Gutman’s Alternative by Aleksandrs Mirskis

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION NARRATIVE SHORT
The Lepers by JD Ganz

BEST OF THE BOROUGH
The Taxidermist by Natalie Johnson

POETIC CINEMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Pepper by Jayil Pak

FOUNDER’S CHOICE
The Factory by Max Chicco

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Sammy Sayed – Deeply Absurd lucidity

BEST ANIMATION
My Moon

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
The Widow

BEST LGBTQ SHORT
Marguerite

BEST SHORT SHORT
Welcome to the Ball

EMERGING FILMMAKERS
Jingjing Tian: Cowboy Joe
Adonis Williams: Civic Mind
Catalina Jordan Alvarez: Mune

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Ginger

FEMALE ACTOR SHORT
Paola Bontempi – Mask of Sanity

FEMALE ACTOR FEATURE
Kim So Min – The gift of love

MALE ACTOR SHORT
Jesse James Keitel – Like glass

MALE ACTOR FEATURE
Joe Martyn Ricke – Palace

ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE SHORT
Like Glass

ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

LOIS WEBER PIONEER AWARD
Christina Raia

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT (A TIE)
Angels Guard Thee
Seventy

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FEATURE
Bad Bad Winter

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
Miikshi the Meek Sheep in the Cosmic Potato

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: FOSTERING AND PRESERVING ORAL HISTORY
The Little Fish and The Crockadile

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOC SHORT
The Swimmer

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOC FEATURE
Harvest Season

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE SHORT
The Apologizers

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

INKTIP MEMBERSHIPS
Adonis Williams and Galia Barkol

BEST DIRECTOR DOC SHORT
For a better life

BEST DIRECTOR DOC FEATURE
Quiet Storm

BEST DOC SHORT
Born in Gambia

BEST DOC FEATURE
The Sweetest Land

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: WORLD SOCIAL JUSTICE
Abby Ginsberg And Ken Schnieder Then They Came For Us

SPECIAL JURY AWARD BEST FIRST FEATURE
Pamela

SPECIAL JURY AWARD BROOKLYN FIREPROOF STAGES PRODUCTION PACKAGE
Jean Goto and Adam Lim

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE SHORT
Heimlich

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
Rag Doll

BEST COMEDY SHORT
Best Wishes

BEST COMEDY FEATURE
Poor Greg Drowning

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Tsar Bomba

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Bad Bad Winter

FOUNDER’S CHOICE
Dot – Marie Jones

‘Best OF’ and ‘Honorable Mention’ are awarded in all categories along with Screenplay awards, Best Actor, Founder’s Choice, Best of the Fest and three one-year memberships to InkTip.

EMERGING FILMMAKER
Lionel Jeffries
Orges Bakalli
Travis Wood
Eva Depoorter
Richa Rudola
Ambarien Alqadar

BEST FIRST FEATURE
THE MAGIC BOMB

BEST STUDENT FILM
THE DEVIL’S ROSE

BEST ANIMATION
PANIC ATTACK
Honorable Mention
OUR WONDERFUL NATURE – THE COMMON CHAMELEON

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
DO YOU WANT TO BUY SOME COOKIES?

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
ATOMIC MOTHER

BEST LGBTQ SHORT
FRAGMENTS 83
Honorable Mention
PRIA
ORIZABA’S PEAK

BEST SHORT SHORT
THE CALL
Honorable Mention
THE STAGE

BEST FEMALE ACTOR-NARRATIVE SHORT
SADIE FONG DAME in SPEAK
Honorable Mention
REECHA SHARMA in SILVER BANGLES

BEST FEMALE ACTOR- NARRATIVE FEATURE
MAGDALENA COMBES TILLARD in DALIA
Honorable Mention
ADELINA AMOSCO in THE FEVER AND THE FRET

BEST MALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
DANIEL MARTIN BERKEY in THE LAST VISIT
Honorable Mention
ANDRE M. HENNICKE in THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR. MAHLER

BEST MALE ACTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE
MARK PHELAN in BESIDES THESE WALLS

BEST ENSEMBLE – NARRATIVE FEATURE
KNOWING NOTHING COLD
Honorable Mention
TO THE FLAME

BEST ENSEMBLE – NARRATIVE SHORT
PARADISE COVE
Honorable Mention
NO KISSING

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – NARRATIVE SHORT
A LONG WAY HOME
Honorable Mention
(OUT)CASTE
BLACKMOOR
SILVER BANGLES

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – NARRATIVE FEATURE
DAY SIX

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
OME: TALES FROM A VANISHING HOMELAND

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
THY FATHER’S CHAIR
Honorable Mention
LIGHT

BEST SCREENPLAY – NARRATIVE SHORT
BRICKLAYER’S POET
Honorable Mention
HOLY WEEK

BEST SCREENPLAY – NARRATIVE FEATURE
TO THE FLAME
Honorable Mention
YESTERDAY LAST YEAR

BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY SHORT
DECODING DARK MATTER

BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
ZOIS

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND FRACKING

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
NOTHING CHANGES: ART FOR HANK’S SAKE
Honorable Mention
OPEN LAND – MEETING JOHN ABERCROMBIE

BEST DIRECTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
MIRACLE MAKER
Honorable Mention
NEVADA

BEST DIRECTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE
RESTRAINT
Honorable Mention
THE FEVER AND THE FRET

BEST COMEDY SHORT
HANDLE WITH CARE
Honorable Mention
HONEY

BEST COMEDY FEATURE
STARLIT

KODAK AWARD $1,000
CLAYTON DEAN SMITH
OFF TRACK BETTY

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – WORLD SOCIAL IMPACT
SACRIFICIAL VIRGINS

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – POETIC CINEMA
ON THE ENDLESS ROAD

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
MIRACLE MAKER
Honorable Mention
CAL & V
FRESH BLOOD
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
(OUT)CASTE

FOUNDERS CHOICE – OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
RICHARD STABLES – WEDGETAIL

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
BESIDES THESE WALLS

BEST OF THE FEST
DALIA

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BEST ANIMATION
CHIKA, DIE HÜNDIN IM GHETTO ( CHIKA, THE DOG FROM THE GHETTO) by Sandra Schießl

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
DILLZILLA: TITAN OF TERROR! by Elizabeth Pasieczny

BEST LGBTQ
MARIPOSAS ( BUTTERFLIES) by Angel Villaverde
Honorable Mention:
TO HAVE YOU HERE by Jen Ackerman

BEST FEMALE ACTOR NARRATIVE SHORT
Julie Kline in THE GIRL ON THE MAT

BEST FEMALE ACTOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
Ai Ai delas Alas in AREA
Honorable Mention:
Dorothea Hagena in MANN IM SPAGAT – PACE, COWBOY, PACE

BEST MALE ACTOR NARRATIVE SHORT
Paolo Graziosi in AMORE GRANDE (A BIG LOVE)
Honorable Mention:
Christopher Dylan Whites in WAYS

BEST MALE ACTOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
Pierre Walters in THE RED EFFECT
Honorable Mention:
Brian Smolensky in SEARCHING FOR FORTUNE

BEST ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE FEATURE
SCUMBAG by Mars Roberge

BEST ENSEMBLE NARRATIVE SHORT
FATA MORGANA by Jon Keng
Honorable Mention: BRIAN MICKLER by Michael Taylor Jackson

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NARRATIVE SHORT
Andrea C. Vannucci for IO NON DEVO
Honorable Mention:
Yorgos Karvelas for LIMBO
Vahid Buoteh for BUILDING NO. 13

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NARRATIVE FEATURE
Amin Oussar for PAWO
Honorable Mention: Dominik Friebel for MANN IM SPAGAT – PACE, COWBOY, PACE

EMERGING FILMMAKER
Pat Campo for SWISS CHEEZ BRAIN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Doug Leconte for FIRE OF THE FINAL DAYS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Luise Schröder for VALENTINA

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE SHORT
Robert Joseph Butler & Lucie Gillipsie for THE GIRL ON THE MAT
Honorable Mention:
Debra Markowitz for BY BLOOD

BEST SCREENPLAY NARRATIVE FEATURE
Brian Smolensky for SEARCHING FOR FORTUNE

BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY SHORT
THE MARGARET LAMBERT STORY by Nina Horowitz

BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
THE BULLISH FARMER by Ken Marsolais

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
DUTEE by Vanessa Hudson

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
VALENTINA by Maximilian Feldmann
Honorable Mention:
UNDOCUMENTED by Patricia Shih

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE SHORT
THE SUITOR by Alvaro Congosto

BEST DIRECTOR NARRATIVE FEATURE
LOTTE by Julius Schultheiß

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SHORT
THE LAST TIP by Patrick Chen

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
AFTER SCHOOL by Alec Tibaldi
Honorable Mention:
RABIE CHETW ( WINTERY SPRING) by Mohamed Kamel
THE SURFACE by Jordan Berger

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
PAWO by Marvin Litwak & Sonam Tseten

AUDIENCE AWARD NARRATIVE FEATURE
ADAM GREEN’S ALADDIN

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: WORLD SOCIAL IMPACT
POSITIVE HELL

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: MUMBLECORE VÉRITÉ
CHILDREN OF HIP HOP

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: SARDONIC LAMPOON
CAKE

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: MOST OUTRAGEOUS COMEDY
TIGHT PANTS

FOUNDERS CHOICE: FEATURE
TARDE EN EL ABISMO (AFTERNOON AT THE ABYSS)

FOUNDERS CHOICE: DOCUMENTARY
BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS

FOUNDERS CHOICE: SHORT
AMORE GRANDE (A BIG LOVE)

BEST ANIMATION
LIMA
Honorable Mention
THE STRESSFUL ADVENTURES OF BOXHEAD & ROUNDHEAD
BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY
MR. READY
BEST LGBTQ
LIFE’S A DRAG
Honorable Mention
DIE BALLADE VON ELLA PLUMMHOFF (THE BALLAD OF ELLA PLUMMHOFF)
BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT
GRACE – Marisa Vitali
Honorable Mention
BROKEN BASKET – Belén Rueda
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE
OBLIVION SEASON – Sareh Bayat
Honorable Mention
DESIRE IN NEW YORK – Jennifer Gegan
BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT
BETTER MAN – Calvin Smith
Honorable Mention
JUNKIE HEAVEN – Joseph A. Halsey
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE
READ ME – Timothy Neil Williams
Honorable Mention
BUT NOT FOR ME – Marcus Carl Franklin
BEST ENSEMBLE
RIDE OR DIE
Honorable Mention
THE BLOOD IN OUR VEINS
BEST SHORT COMEDY
RSVP
Honorable Mention
MOTHER OF THE WEEK
BEST FEATURE COMEDY
DIRTY BEAUTIFUL
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT
CITY OF DREAMS – Yana Karin
Honorable Mention
QUIRA – Dhawal Deepak Mangrulkar
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A FEATURE
DYING CANDLE – Dipankar Sikder/Rabin Acharya
Honorable Mention
SHE SINGS TO THE STARS – John Defazio
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM – Gerardo Puglia
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR MOTION GRAPHICS
HOPPLA!!!!!
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR FIRST FEATURE
NOTHING SERIOUS
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT IN DOCUMENTARY
JULIO OF JACKSON HEIGHTS
AUDIENCE AWARD: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
SAVING JAMAICA BAY
AUDIENCE AWARD NARRATIVE FEATURE
POP MEETS THE VOID
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR
WITH LOVE – Christopher Ludgate
Honorable Mention
LAST DAY OF THE HOUSE – Lourdes de los Santos
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR
GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM – Todd & Jedd Wider
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
IN THE HOLLOW – Austin Bunnr
Honorable Mention
REVIVING NEPAL BHASA – Sam Shakya
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
MARZIA, MY FRIEND
Honorable Mention
I AM HAITI
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE DIRECTOR
QUEEN KONG – Monica Lisa Stambrini
Honorable Mention
A GRINGO HONEYMOON – Alexandra Debricon
BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE DIRECTOR
SHE SINGS TO THE STARS – Jennifer Corcoran
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
A WARM SPELL
Honorable Mentions
UNHAPPY ENDINGS
TOM IN AMERICA
A GRINGO HONEYMOON
BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE
H.O.M.E.
Honorable Mention
THE INQUISITION OF CAMILO SANZ
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR WORLD SOCIAL IMPACT
OBLIVION SEASON
FOUNDERS CHOICE FOR SHORT FILM
ALLES WIRD GUT (EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY)
FOUNDERS CHOICE FEATURE FILM
SHE SINGS TO THE STARS
BEST OF THE FEST
POP MEETS THE VOID

Best LGBT Short
ROXANNE by Paul Frankl
Best Comedy Short
DIWALI DREAM GARAGE by Johnny Pik
Honorable Mention: THE SHED by Brian Mcgleenon
Best Animation
DIRTY LAUNDRY DAY by Jamil Lahham
Best Actress In A Narrative Short
Miranda Wilson for BENEATH WATER
Best Actor In A Narrative Short
Tomas Pozzi for MARIONETA CIEGA (BLIND PUPPET)
Best Actress In A Narrative Feature
Nicole Hayden for THE PARK BENCH
Best Actor In A Narrative Feature
Ricardo Pinto for EL MAL TRATO (MALTREATMENT)
Best Ensemble
EULOGY by Don Capria
Emerging Filmmaker
Ralph Sepe for THE HIGH
Alexandra Jackman, Mike Jackman for A TEEN’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH AUTISM
Best Cinematography In A Narrative Short
LILY IN THE GRINDER by Michael Morgenstern
Best Cinematography In Narrative Feature
ADAGIO by Rafael Escolar
Best Director Documentary Short
Antonio Tibaldi & Àlex Lora Cercós for GODKA CIRKA (HOLE IN THE SKY)
Best Director Documentary Feature
Werner Schweizer for VERLIEBTE FEINDE (ENEMIES IN LOVE)
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Kenyon for SOMETHING YOU CAN CALL HOME
Best Director Narrative Short
Lisa Melodia for BIG GIRL
Honorable Mention: Max Chan for OUR BLOOD
Best Director Narrative Feature
Rafael Escolar for ADAGIO
Honorable Mention: Daniel Vivanco for EL MALTRATO (MALTREATMENT)
Community Award
Lydia Darly and Patrick Xi Hao Chen
Best Documentary Short
GASPER & SON by Hannah Jayanti, Jen G. Pywell, Miguel A. Rodriguez
Honorable Mention: COMIC BOOK HEAVEN by E.j. Mcleavey-Fisher
Best Documentary Feature
WOMEN OF 69’ UNBOXED by Peter Barton
Honorable Mention: TRUTH HAS FALLEN by Sheila M. Sofian
New Voices
MILLENNIAL by Colin Shields and Frank Anderson
Best Narrative Short
CARRY ON by Yatao Li, China
BORDER TRAFFICKING by Peter Rautek
Honorable Mention: ABRIENDO PUERTAS (OPENING DOORS) by Tomás Bases
QWFF 2015 Filmmaker Award
Rachel Mason for THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH
Cinema Of Cruelty
DEATH DRIVE by L.E. Salas
Best Narrative Feature
THE PARK BENCH by Ann LeSchander
Audience Award
THE DRIFTER by Craig Calamis
Founder’s Choice
ORIGINAL I.Q. TESTER by Alan Arrivée

FOUNDERS CHOICE
RECURSION by Sam Buntrock
Audience Award
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Best Narrative Feature
TU SERAS UN HOMME
Best Director Narrative Feature
Henry Barrial for THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Best Domestic Documentary Feature
FREELOAD
Best Int’l Documentary Feature
KATIA
Best Director Documentary Feature
Becca Roth for ONE: A STORY OF LOVE AND EQUALITY
Best Domestic Narrative Short
RECURSION
Best Int’l Narrative Short
THE NAKED LEADING THE BLIND
Best Director Narrative Short
Alex Lora for SOLO SOY SOLOMON
Best Domestic Documentary Short
JAIPUR MAHOUTI
Best Int’l Documentary Short
CRISALIDA
Best LGBT Feature Documentary
A SELF MADE MAN
Best LGBT Short
SHIFT
Best Actor Male Feature
Robert Nolan for MOURNING HAS BROKEN
Best Actor Male Short
Rob McClure for RECURSION
Best Actor Female Feature
Tina Holmes for BUOY
Best Actor Female Short
Marina Kovalskya for ISTORIYA M.
Best Cinematography Narrative Feature
SILENCIO
Best Cinematography Documentary
KATIA
Best Cinematography Short
UNFOLD
Best Unique Vision
HOMOSTRATUS
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Hena Ashraf for SMALL DELIGHTS
Sebastian Rea for LONE PROPHET
Best Animation
MY ART IS NOT DEAD

2014 HONORABLE MENTION

Animation
DAY 6011
Documentary Feature
FORGIVE US
Documentary Short
BENEATH THE TREES
Director Documentary Short
Zahida Pirani for JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR
Int’l Narrative Short
HESHTJE
Domestic Narrative Short
PERFECT DAY
Perseverance
THE GRAND HOTEL
Actor Male
Kevin Thomas Costigan for KILLER
Actor Female
Victoria Murdoch for UNHAPPY HAPPY
Director Narrative Feature
Joseph Israel Laban for NUWEBE

Best LGBT Short Film
A SON by Andre Gaumond from Canada
Best Animation
PLANET UTERO by Faiyaz Jafri from USA
Best Short Documentary
MOTORBIKE MIDWIFE by Masumi Higashi from UK/Ghana
Best Feature Documentary
FROM QUEENS TO CAIRO by Sherif Sadek from USA
Best Narrative Short
POLLICINO by Cristiano Anania from Italy
Best Narrative Feature
UOMO by Rafael Escolar from Argentina
Audience Award
MIKEY BOY by Christopher Berkenkamp from USA
Emerging Filmmaker
ANDREW CANNIZZARO for A GIRL AND HER GUARDIAN from USA
Best Actress
JUDITH ROBERTS for MY DAY from USA
Best Actor
HEIKO PINKOWSKI for HEAVY GIRLS from Germany
Founders’ Choice
WELCOME TO NOWHERE (BULLET HOLE ROAD) by William Cusick from USA
LONELY EROS by Ellen Andries from Belgium

2013 HONORABLE MENTION

Documentary
RETURN TO THE SEA by Genevieve McGill from Ireland
Narrative Short
SILENT RIVER by Anca Miruna Lazarescu, David Lindner from Romania
LE TETTE DI UNA DICIOTTENNE by Luca Gennari from Italy
OF GUILT AND GRIEF by Tom Van Den Broek from England
HEADS UP by Alex Merkin, Robert Krakovski from USA

BEST OF FESTIVAL
QUEEN by Adam Rose
Founders Choice
CAN’T DANCE by Richard Uhlig
The Directors Prize
MR BRICKS by Travis Campbell
Best Actor-Male
RYAN EGGOLD for QUEEN
Best Actor-Female
MARLYN MASON for MODEL RULES
Best Narrative Feature
DAVID DIXON IS DEAD by David Dixon
Best Documentary Feature
FAMBUL TOK by Sara Terry
Best Documentary Short
THE WORD NEVER MENTIONED by Elliot Bassman
Best Int’l Documentary Feature
THE SISTERHOOD by Roger Horn
Best Narrative Short
EASY STREET by Russell Greene
Best LGBT
COFFEE & PIE by Douglas Horn
Best Animation
SOMETHING LEFT, SOMETHING TAKEN by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Best Young Filmmaker
BENJAMIN TRAN for DUALITY
Emerging Filmmaker
ELLIOT LOBELL for ANDREW, STORY OF A CLOSET MONSTER
Best Going Rogue
CHRONICLES OF A PROFESSIONAL EULOGIST by Sarah Jane Lapp
Audience Award – Narrative Feature
THE MONKEY GANG by Montaigne P. “Logic” Massac
“Woody”
EMMANUELLE IN WONDERLAND by Rolfe Kanefsky

2012 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Narrative Feature
THE DUCK HUNTER by Egidio Vernonesi
Documentary Feature
MAKING MISTAKES by Hiroshi Sunairi
Documentary Short
THE ART OF REMEMBRANCE by Raúl Paz Pastrana
THE MAKING OF LIBERTY JAYNE by Charles W. Davidson
Int’l Documentary Feature
PROJECTING THE BODY by Walter McIntosh
Narrative Short
THERE IS NO GOODBYE by Pablo Bullejos
SWEET by Iván Ruiz Flores
STAYED FOR by Devereux Milburn
LGBT
SLATE by Eric La Barr
THE PERFECT MAN by Rubén Prieto
Going Rogue
ETHEREAL CHRYSALIS by Syl Disjonk
Animation
HELLO BAMBI by Faiyaz Jafri
Young Filmmaker
ANY THOUGHTS? by Evan Berger
IMPETUOUS by Tanner Cusumano

BEST OF FESTIVAL
ASHES by Ajay Naidu
Founders Choice
THE ECLIPSE OF TAREGNA by Rakesh Chaudhary
Best Actor-Male
SURENDRA RAJAN for THE ECLIPSE OF TAREGNA
Best Actor-Female
APHRODITE NIKOLOVSKI for THE SPIRIT OF ISABEL
Best Narrative Feature
THE GADARENE SWINE by Brian Smolensky
Best Documentary Feature
SHEPHERDS OF HELMAND by Gary Mortensen
Best Documentary Short
VERA KLEMENT: BLUNT EDGE by Wonjung Bae
Best Int’l Documentary Feature
HAULING by Sean Walsh
Best Narrative Short
WYLDFLOWER by Justin K. Staley
Best Animation
DRAT by Farin Farzaneh
Best Young Filmmaker
MICHAEL CUSUMANO for AMANDA
Best Going Rogue
PERSONAL REVOLTS by Eddy Falconer
Audience Award – Narrative Feature
MAGGIE MARVEL by Dan Brennan
Audience Award – Documentary
DJ ROB SWIFT by Rodolfo Duran