This year, our panel of jurors reviewed hundreds of short and feature-length films from around the world. At our April 2019 film festival, we will announce the “Best of Festival” winners and our Director’s Choice Awards. For now, have a look at our last year’s winners.
2019 “Best of Festival” Award Winners
The following films were selected as “best of” in their respective film categories in this year’s juried film competition. Our panel of jurors reviewed over 100 accepted films and selected finalists based on originality, creativity, cinematography, and performance.
Best Foreign Film — Stone on Stone — Iran
Best Comedy — Sorry for Your Loss — USA
Best Comedy (Foreign) — Little Family Troubles — Bulgaria
Best Drama — Division Avenue — USA
Best Animated Film — Night Light — USA
Best Animated Film (Foreign) — Her Birthday Night — Iran
Best Youth Film — Mr. Orange and Baby Snot — USA
Best Film Directed by a Woman — Meer bei Nacht — Germany
Best Action Film — Fight — Taiwan
Best Feature Film — Terrolun and Lunlun — Japan
Best Student Film — Neon 110 — Australia
Best Local Night Film — Mother’s Milk — USA
Best Sci Fi — Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story — USA
Best Horror — Keep the Gaslight Burning — USA
Best Short Documentary — Violet is Blue: A Tale of Gibbons and Guardians — USA
Best Web Series — Alibi — Russian Federation
2019 Director’s Circle Award Winners
The following films represent our Festival Director Mattie Scariot’s top choices from among the selected films for our 2019 lineup.