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

Best of the Festival

Film Title, directed by hdhgsdhfkh, France (Oscar nominated, best narrative short film)

Best Student Narrative Short

Film Title, directed by kzhdfkhdkh, Peru

2013

COMING SOON

2012

COMING SOON

2011

COMING SOON

2010

COMING SOON

2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

COMING SOON

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