25th Anniversary Celebration!
February 23rd - March 3rd, 2019

2018 Festival Award-Winners

2018 DIRECTORS’ CHOICE AWARDS:

Best Feature Film – Drama: “Rose” and “Django” (tie)
Best Feature Film – Comedy: “Humor Me”
Best Foreign Film: “Ayla The Daughter of War”
Best Documentary Feature: “Liyana”
Best Documentary Short: “Faces of Santa Ana”
Best Environmental Film: “The Need to GROW”
Best Foreign Documentary: “Blue”
Best Short Film: “A Whole World for a Little World”
Best Student Short Film: “Silence”
Best Animated Film: “Weeds”
Best Independent Spirit (Short): “Temporary”
Best Independent Spirit (Narrative): “Quality Problems”
Best Independent Spirit (Documentary): “I Am Jane Doe”
Best Humanitarian (Narrative): “My Name is Vaseline”
Best Humanitarian (Documentary): “Bending the Arc”
Heart of the Festival Award: “Nathan’s Kingdom”
Bill Muller Excellence in Screenwriting Award: “The Drawer Boy”
Marion Herrman Excellence in Filmmaking Award: “In Search of Perfect Consonance”
Technical Director’s Excellence in Exhibition Award: “Game”

2018 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS:

Best Animated Film: “E-Delivery”
Best Student Short Film: “Silence”
Best Short Film: “Alternative Math”
Best Documentary Short: “Mr. Connolly Has ALS”
Best Documentary Mid-Length: “Standing Still/Still Standing”
Best Environmental Film: “Yasuni Man”
Best Documentary: “I’ll Push You”
Best Foreign Film: “The Insult”
Best Feature Film – Comedy: “Adios Amigos”
Best Feature Film – Drama: “Instrument of War”
BEST OF FEST: “Ayla The Daughter of War”

2018 SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARDS:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Jane Alexander
Global Initiative Humanitarian Award: Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan