ShortFest Award Winners

ShortFest Award Winners

2017

JURY AWARDS
Best of Festival
Facing Mecca (Switzerland) | Jan-Eric Mack

Grand Jury Award
The Head Vanishes (France/Canada) | Franck Dion

Panavision Best North American Short
Dekalb Elementary (USA) | Reed Van Dyk

NON-STUDENT COMPETITION AWARD
Best Animated Short
The Head Vanishes (France/Canada) | Franck Dion

Best Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Retouch (Iran) | Kaveh Mazaheri

Best Live Action Short 15 Minutes & Under
Great Choice (USA) | Robin Comisar

Best Documentary Short
Edith + Eddie (USA) | Laura Checkoway 

STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS
Best Student Animation
Sog (Germany) | Jonatan Schwenk

Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Facing Mecca (Switzerland) | Jan-Eric Mack

Best Student Live Action Short 15 Minutes & Under
Iron Hands (USA/China) | Johnson Cheng

Best Student Documentary
Searching for Wives (Singapore) | Zuki Juno Tobgye
Special Jury Mention: I Made You, I Kill You (Romania/France) | Alexandru Petru Badelita 

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Live Action
Red Light (Bulgaria/Croatia) | Toma Waszarow

Best Animation
Coin Operated(USA) | Nicholas Arioli

Best Documentary
Kayayo (Norway) | Mari Bakke Riise

Best Online Film
Lost Face (Australia/Canada) | Sean Meehan 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS
Future Filmmaker Award
Where You Found Refuge (France) | Guillaume Legrand
Special Mention: Fry Day (USA) | Laura Moss

Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker
Chebet (Kenya/USA)| Tony Koros

HP Bridging the Borders Award presented by Cinema Without Borders
Pantheon (France) | Ange-Regis Hounkpatin

Youth Jury Award
Everybody Else Is Taken (New Zealand) | Jessica Grace Smith

2016

JURY AWARDS
Best of the Festival
Home (Kosovo) | Daniel Mulloy

Grand Jury Award
Minh Tâm (France) | Vincent Maury

Panavision Best North American Short
La Laguna (Mexico) | Aaron Schock

Future Filmmaker Award
Limbo (Greece) | Konstantina Kotzamani

NON-STUDENT AWARDS
Best Animated Short

Glove (U.S.) | Alexa Lim Haas & Bernardo Britto

Best Live Action Over 15 Minutes
Bon Voyage (Switzerland) | Marc Wilkins

Best Live Action Short 15 Minutes & Under
Filip (Sweden) | Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Best Documentary Short
Clínica de Migrantes: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (U.S.) | Maxim Pozdorovkin

STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS
Best Student Animation

Mr. Madila (UK) | Rory Waudby-Tolley

Best Student Live Action Over 15 Minutes
Peacock 
(Czech Republic) | Ondrej Hudecek

Best Student Live Action Short 15 Minutes & Under
Gabber Lover
 (France) | Anna Cazenave-Cambet

Best Student Documentary
I, Destini (U.S.) | Nicholas Pilarski & Destini Riley

JURY SPECIAL MENTIONS
Thunder Road (U.S.) | Jim Cummings
People of the Delta (Ethiopia) | Joseph Lawrence

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Live Action Short

The Chop (U.K.) | Lewis Rose

Best Documentary Short
Phil's Camino (U.S.) | Annie O'Neil and Jessica Lewis

Best Animated Short
Taking Flight (U.S.) | Brandon Oldenburg

Best Online Film
High Chaparral (U.S.) | David Freid

ADDITIONAL PRIZES
Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker

Peacock (Czech Republic) | Ondrej Hudecek

HP Bridging the Borders Award presented by Cinema Without Borders
French (France) | Josza Anjembe

Youth Jury Award
Taking Flight (U.S.) | Brandon Oldenburg

2015

JURY AWARDS
Best of the Festival
Carry On (Austria) | Rafael Haider 

Grand Jury Award
Over (UK) | Jörn Threlfall 

Future Filmmaker
Submarine (Brazil) | Rafael Aidar

Panavision Best North American Short
Marta Rosa (USA/Mexico) | Barbara Cigarroa

Best Student Film (from a US film school)
It's Better in Italian (USA/Italy) | Jordan Ledy 

NON-STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS
Best Animated Short
Bear Story (Chile) | Gabriel Osorio

Best Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
The Good Life-Over There | Izer Aliu

Best Live Action Short 15 Minutes and Under
August | Tomek Slesicki

Best Documentary Short
Pinkboy | Eric Rockey

HONORARY MENTIONS
Exceptional Performance by an Actress
Miriam Zohar (Israel) | Paris on the Water

Exceptional Cinematography
August (Poland) | Tomek Slesicki 

STUDENT AWARDS
Best Student Animation
Soar |  Alyce Tuze

Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
Paris on the Water | Hadas Ayalon

Best Student Live Action Short 15 Minutes and Under
Marta Rosa (USA/Mexico) | Barbara Cigarroa

Best Student Documentary Short
It's Better in Italian (USA/Italy) | Jordan Ledy

ADDITIONAL AWARDS
Alexis Award For Best Emerging Student Filmmaker
Zelos | Thoranna Sigurdardottir

HP Bridging the Borders Award Presented by Cinema Without Borders
Ave Maria | Basil Khalil

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Live Action
The Way of Tea (USA) | Director: Frank Meli

Best Documentary
Body Team 12 (Liberia) | Director: David Darg

Best Animation
Bear Story (Chile) | Director: Gabriel Osorio

Best Online Film
The Deadman (Peru) | Director: Franco Finocchiaro 

2014

JURY AWARDS
Best of the Festival
Carry On (China) | Yatao Li

Grand Jury Award
Joanna (Poland) | Aneta Kopacz

Future Filmmaker Award
Whisker (New Zealand) | Steven Saussey

Panavision Best North American Short
90 Days (9O天) (Canada/Hong Kong) | Timothy Yeung

NON-STUDENT AWARDS
Best Animated Short
Los Rosales (Italy) | Daniel Ferreira
Runner-up |Dwarf Giant (Nain Geant) (France/Switzerland) |Fabienne Giezendanner

Best Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes
That Music (Esa Música) (Colombia) | Darío Vejarano
Runner-up | The Nostalgist (UK) | Giacomo Cimini

Live Action Short 15 Minutes & Under
The Chicken (Germany/Croatia) | Una Gunjak
Runner-up | Oranges (Naranjas) (Colombia) | Iván D. Gaona
Honorable Mention | Through the Breaking Glass (A través del espejo) (Spain) | Iván Mena

Best Documentary Short
Joanna (Poland) | Aneta Kopacz
Runner-up | The Dogwalker (Hundvakten) (Sweden) | Caroline Ingvarsson
Honorable Mention | A Paradise (Un Paraiso) (Cuba/UK) | Jayisha Patel

STUDENT CATEGORIES
Best Student Animation
Mend and Make Do (UK) | Bexie Bush
Runner-up | The Little Cousteau (Maly Cousteau) (Czech Republic) | Jakob Kouril

Best Student Live Action Over 15 Minutes
The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375 (Egypt) | Omar El Zohairy
Runner-up | Serori (Japan/Netherlands)| Pedro Collantes

Best Student Live Action 15 Minutes & Under
Siham (Lebanon/USA) | Cyril Aris
Runner-up | Here (UK) | Colum Eastwood

Best Student Documentary
Tyres (Myanmar) | Kyaw Myo Lwin
Runner-up| The Immaculates (Gil immacolati) (France) | Ronny Trocker

Best Student Cinematography
Aung Ko Ko (cinematographer) | Tyres (Myanmar)
Runner-up | Jeff Wong (cinematographer) | 90 Days (9O天) (Canada/Hong Kong)

Best US Film School Student Film
Pigs (Singapore/USA), Laura Mohai

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Live Action Short
Dragula (USA) | Frank Meli
Runner-up | Young Americans (USA) | Kevin Lacy

Best Documentary Short
Showfolk (USA) | Ned McNeilage
Runner-up | The War Photographers (USA) | Steven Kochones

Best Animated Short
Bendik & the Monster (Norway) | Frank Mosvold
Runner-up | The Gulf (Canada) | Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, David Forest

Best Online Film
Juliet (Australia) | Martin Høgberget

ADDITIONAL AWARDS
Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker
Sun Can Blind (O Sol Pode Cegar) (Brazil) | Toti Loureiro
Runner-up | He Took His Skin Off For Me (UK) | Ben Aston

HP Bridging the Borders Award presented by Cinema Without Borders
Foad (Norway) | Farzad Samsami
Runner-up | Kush (India) | Shubhashish Bhutiani

2013

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