Congratulations to our 2017 Festival Award Winners!

We screened 75 astounding and memorable films in 2017. Below is a list of the films that not only captivated the festival team, but our audience as well.


Audience Award: Kuleana, Director Brian Kohne


Best Experimental Feature: Woodsrider, Director Cambria Matlow 


Best Narrative Feature: Prodigy, Director Brian Vidal

an evening of eternity.jpg

Best Student-Produced Work: An Evening of Eternity, Director Constantin Maier 

frans lanting the evolution of life.jpg

EarthVision Environmental Short Award: Frans Lanting: The Evolution of LIFE, Director Steven Kochones

dogs and tacos.jpg

Evan Kuhn Youth Film Award: Dogs and Tacos, Director Steven Bachrach

and the moon stands still.jpg

Best Animated Work: And The Moon Stands Still, Director Yulia Ruditskaya 


Best Experimental Short: Pittari, Director Patrick Smith 


Best Narrative Short: Kongs, Director Ian Schiller

the cinema travellers.jpg

Director’s Award for Artistic Merit: The Cinema Travellers, Director Shirley Abraham

the last smile.jpg

Spirit of Action Prize (Feature): The Last Smile, Director Shankey Srinivasan


Female Filmmaker Award: Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise, Director Jennifer Townsend

bigly yellow.jpg

Best Documentary Feature: Bigly Yellow, Director Nigel Deans 


Best Locally-Produced Work: Marshall, Director Ben Judkins

les cloys.jpg

Best Short Documentary: Les Cloÿs, Director Julia Hechler

between worlds.jpg

EarthVision Environmental Feature Award: Between Worlds, Directors Brad Kremer


Spirit of Action Prize (Short): Straws, Director Linda Booker