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2017 WINNERS


Narrative Features
Best Narrative Feature: Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town
Best Director: Pete Ohs and Andrea Sisson, Everything Beautiful is Far Away 
Best Cinematography: Christian Sorensen Hansen and Pete Ohs, Everything Beautiful is Far Away
Best Performance: Jun Zhao, King of Peking
Best Performance: Mackenzie Davis, Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town
Best Screenplay: Sam Voutas, King of Peking

Narrative Shorts
Best Cinematography: Christian Houge Laursen, Forever Now
Best Performance: Max Jenkins, The Mess He Made
Best Performance: Nicole Williams, Game
Best Screenplay: Kristian HÃ¥skjold and Trille Cecilie Uldall-Spanner, Forever Now
Best Narrative Short: Import
Best Director: Ena Sendijarevic, Import

Best Regional
Best Regional Film: Little Potato

Audience Choice
Best Local Short: Richard Twice
Best Local Feature: Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti 
Best Short: Game
Best Feature: A Shot in the Dark

Best Documentary Features
Best Director: Mike Day, The Islands and the Whales 
Best Cinematography: Mike Day, The Islands and the Whales 
Best Documentary Feature: For Ahkeem

Best Documentary Shorts
Best Director: Lauren Frohne, The Legacy of Linc's Tackle
Best Cinematography: John Pope, The Wizard Oz 
Best Documentary Short: Wildland


2016 WINNERS

Best Regional Film: Ernie - dir. Hadley Hillel
Best Narrative Short: Home - dir. Daniel Mulloy
Best Actor (Narrative): Out of the Village - Abraham Attah
Best Actress (Narrative): Hold On - Charlie Chan Dagelet
Best Screenplay (Narrative): Discipline - Christophe M. Saber
Best Cinematography (Narrative): Home - Paul MacKay, Victor Seguin
Best Director (Narrative): And Nothing Happened - dir. Naima Ramos-Chapman
Best Documentary Short: The Carousel - dir.Jonathan Napolitano
Best Cinematography (Documentary): I am Yup’ik - Nathan Golon
Best Director (Documentary): The Tricks List - dir. Brian Bolster
Local Audience Choice Short: Phil’s Camino - dir. Annie O'Neil
Local Audience Choice Feature: As You Are - dir. Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Audience Choice Short: Out Of The Village - dir. Jonathan Stein
Audience Choice Feature: Score: A Film Music Documentary - dir. Matt Schrader

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2015 WINNERS

Program
Best Regional Film: Even the Walls - dir. Sarah Kuck & Saman Maydani
Best Narrative Short: The Chicken - dir. Una Gunjack
Best Doc Short: Live Fast Draw Yung - dir. Stacey Lee & Anthony Mathile
Best Director: Una Gunjack, The Chicken
Best Cinematography: Mathias Pilz, The Chicken
Best Screenplay: Eric Fallen & Moon Molson, The Bravest, the Boldest
Best Actress: Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, The Bravest, the Boldest
Best Actor: Joseph Smith, Hagereseb
Audience Choice Feature: Landfill Harmonic - dir. Brad Allgood & Graham Townsley
Audience Choice Short: Birthday - dir. Chris King
Local Audience Choice Feature: The Glamour & the Squalor - dir. Marq Evans
Local Audience Choice Short: Big Boy - dir. Bryan Campbell




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2014 Winners

Program
Schedule Grid
Best Regional Film: Koinonia - dir. Andrew Finnigan
Best Narrative Short: What Cheer? - dir. Michael Slavens
Best Doc Short: David Hockney in the NOW - dir. Lucy Walker
Best Animated Film: Yearbook - dir. Bernardo Britto
Best Feature Doc: The Immortalists - dir. David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg
Best Narrative Feature: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter - dir. David Zellner
Audience Choice: Life Partners - dir. Susanna Fogel
Local Audience Choice: Laggies - dir. Lynn Shelton


2013 WINNERS

Program
Schedule Grid
Best Regional Film: Improvement Club - dir. Dayna Hanson
Best Narrative Short: The Telegram Man - dir. James Francis Khehtie
Best Animated Film: Woody - dir. Stuart Bowen
Best Feature Doc: A River Changes Course - dir. Kalyanee Mam
Best Narrative Feature: Euphonia - dir. Danny Madden
Audience Choice: Her Aim is True - dir. Karen Whitehead


2012 Winners

Best Narrative Short: Curfew - dir. Shawn Christensen
Best Doc Short: Odysseus' Gambit - dir. Alex Lora
Best Animated Film: Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon - dir. Brad Schaffer
Best Feature Doc: Lemon - dir. Laura Brownson & Beth Levison
Best Narrative Feature: Dead Man's Burden - dir. Jared Moshe
Audience Choice: The Magic Life - dir. Nelson Cheng
Local Audience Choice: Shadowed - dir. Joey Johnson


2011 Winners

Schedule
Best Regional Film: Connect To - dir. Sam Nuttmann
Best Narrative Short: Thief - dir. Julian Higgins
Best Animated Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - dir. William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg
Best Feature Doc: The Two Escobars - dir. Jeff & Michael Zimbalist
Best Narrative Feature: This Narrow Place - dir. Sooney Kadouh
Audience Choice: Fort McCoy - dir. Kate Connor & Michael Worth
Local Audience Choice: Half Empty (Fantastic Confabulations) - dir. Andrew Finnigan


2010 Winners

Best Regional Film: Shuffle - dir. Garrett Bennett
Best Narrative Short: Ana's Playground - dir. Eric D. Howell
Best Animated Film: A Complex Villainelle - dir. Nathan Billington, Howard Cook, Rebecca Forth, Bart Ovaitt, & Ryan Porter
Best Feature Doc: Back to the Garden - dir. Kevin Tomlinson
Best Narrative Feature: Earthwork - dir. Chris Ordal
Audience Choice: Wheedle's Groove - dir. Jennifer Maas


2009 Winners

Best Regional Film: Otis v. Monster - dir. Patrick Neary
Best Narrative Short: Sebastian's Voodoo - dir. Joaquin Baldwin
Best Feature Doc: Freeing Silvia Baraldini - Margo Pelletier & Lisa Thomas
Best Narrative Feature: White on Rice - dir. Dave Boyle
Audience Choice: The Stairwell - dir. Andrew Finnigan


2007 Winners

Best Narrative Short: Full Disclosure - dir. Douglas Horn
Best Feature Doc: Spitfire 944 - dir. William Lorton
Best Narrative Feature: Rain in the Mountains - dir. Joel Metlen & Christine Sullivan
Best Local Film: GPS - The Movie - dir. Eric Colley
Audience Choice: My Left Hand, dir. Joshua Isaac

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