Awards 2017

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JURY AWARDS

Our wonderful jury this year consisted of Paul Sbrizzi, Scenery Samundra, and Leila Jarman. They deliberated the shorts at the end of the festival and decided on the following awards:

Jury Award for Best Narrative Short: Railment, directed by Shunsaku Hayashi

Honorable Mention - Narrative: Lunch Time, directed by Alireza Ghasemi

Honorable Mention - Narrative: Gentle Moments, directed by Sabrina Mertens

Jury Award for Best Documentary Short: Atlantic City Character Study, directed by Billy Linker and Ben Carey

Honorable Mention - Documentary: Moriom, directed by Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi

Jury Award for Best Experimental Short: Gunge Buddies, directed by Meredith Moore

Honorable Mention - Experimental: Hotel, directed by Damon Mohl

Jury Award for Best Music Video: Boomerang, directed by Steven Vander Meer

Honorable Mention - Music Video: The Pretty Greens - Elevator Eyes, directed by Sam Gurry


AUDIENCE AWARDS

Every competition screening was balloted; our audiences voted for their favorites and the winner was determined by the highest average vote at the end of all the screenings.

Audience Award for Best Narrative Short: Oh Damn, directed by Matt Ingebretson and Pat Bishop

Audience Award for Best Documentary Short: Atlantic City Character Study, directed by Billy Linker and Ben Carey

Audience Award for Best Experimental Short: Gutterball, directed by Sam Gurry

Audience Award for BestMusic Video: Big Boy, directed by Sasha Gransjean

 

And the winner of our raffle was Avery Cordray, who won two VIP tickets to Desert Daze in October!

 

Congratulations to all the winners!