2019 Awards

Grand Jury Prize Winners

Best Feature Film – First Person: A Film About Love
Best Short Film – Drama – Nancy
Best Short Film – Comedy – IV-Effing
Best Short Film – Horror – The Orchestra
Best Short Film – Sc-Fi – Progeny
Best Short Film – Experimental – Blow Out
Best Animated Film – Exceptional Minds Animation Block
Best Documentary Film – Dennis and Lois
Best Music Video – Emergence
Best Director, Feature Film – Ashley Cahill, First Person: A Film About Love
Best Director, Short Film – Jeremy Weiss, The Teacher
Breakthrough Feature Film – Hollyweird

Best Actress in a Lead Role – Valene Kane, First Person: A Film About Love
Best Actor in a Lead Role – Carlin James, Turner Risk
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Anjali Bhimani, IV-effing
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Eddie Cahill, Sextpert Advice
Best Performance by a Full Cast, Feature – Turner Risk
Best Performance by a Full Cast, Short – Girl Stuff
Best Screenplay – Michael Dailey & Morgan Lintz, Turner Risk
Best Screenplay (Unproduced Script Competition) – One More Day by Wendy Wilkins
Best Cinematography – Amir Mokri, The Teacher
Best Production Design – Sophie Tabet, First Person: A Film About Love
Best Sound Design – Dungeons and Dairy (Exceptional Minds Animation Block)

Filmmakers Award Winners

Outstanding Short Films – Giving Up the Moon, Four Junkies, Sextpert Advice
Outstanding Directors – Justin Daering, Progeny; Ryan O’Leary, The Lost Weekend
Outstanding Screenplay – Tobit Raphael, Sextpert Advice
Outstanding Acting, Cast – Four Junkies starring Kevin Louis White, Alex Ansoleaga, Lindsay Elston, Paquita Hughes
Outstanding Lead Acting, Individual – Michael Yavnieli, Nancy; Gina Vitori, Sweetheart
Outstanding Cinematography – David Austin Thompson, Long Distance

Audience Award Winners

Audience Award, Feature Film: Turner Risk
Audience Award, Short Film: Girl Stuff
Audience Award, Documentary Film: The Silent Truth

Programmer’s Prize

Outstanding Films:  BrolgaMan Under Table