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.

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Audience Award: Kuleana, Director Brian Kohne

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Best Experimental Feature: Woodsrider, Director Cambria Matlow 

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Best Narrative Feature: Prodigy, Director Brian Vidal

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

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

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

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

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Best Experimental Short: Pittari, Director Patrick Smith 

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Best Narrative Short: Kongs, Director Ian Schiller

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

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

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Best Documentary Feature: Bigly Yellow, Director Nigel Deans 

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Best Locally-Produced Work: Marshall, Director Ben Judkins

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Best Short Documentary: Les Cloÿs, Director Julia Hechler

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EarthVision Environmental Feature Award: Between Worlds, Directors Brad Kremer

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

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