Awards for 2016

Best of the Festival

Grand Prix Award

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Problem Play: Matthew Moore (director) (Year of the Rabbit Films (production company))

1992: Anthony Doncque (director)

Live Action

IN-COMPETITION

Jury Award

Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes

WINNER

Furiant: Ondrej Hudecek
"This urgently timely story of incarceration and its effects on a family employs a spare animation style and an eloquent metaphor to transform a deeply personal tale into a cinematic language that speaks to us all."

Best Student Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes

WINNER

Gabber Lover: Anna Cazenave Cambet
"Energetic and stylish, this film examines the fear and courage implicit in a proclamation of new love. The jury was stuck by this films pacing and use of color and music. Clearly, this student is a filmmaker to watch."

Best Documentary

WINNER

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Maxim Pozdorovkin
"For its immensely empathetic and measured approach to capturing the workings of a volunteer-run clinic servicing the uninsured and undocumented in Philadelphia. It's a film that's both urgent in its timeliness and warmly human in its approach to the doctors and patients it follows."

Best Student Animation

WINNER

Mr Madila: Rory Waudby-Tolley
"We loved this highly inventive and imaginative film. We were completely drawn into Mr Madila's hilarious and wild world."

Best Live Action 15 Minutes and Under

WINNER

Filip: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
"We loved the intimacy, sensitivity and delicacy of this family portrait, and were impressed by the nuanced performance of the young star; and we felt truly immersed in his point of view."

Best of Festival Award

WINNER

Home: Daniel Mulloy
"The winner of the Best of the Fest Award goes to a film that devastated the jury with its portrayal of a family escaping danger. This surprising and incredibly powerful film deftly elicits not just our compassion, but more importantly, our empathy."

Best Animation

WINNER

Glove: Alexa Haas, Bernardo Britto
"In five deceptively simple minutes, this animated film takes us from a factory in Delaware to the farthest reaches of space, transforming a real event into a delightfully speculative meditation on our place in the universe."

Grand Jury Award

WINNER

Minh Tâm: Vincent Maury
"For its honest, haunting and subtly devastating depiction of an emotionally damaged woman struggling to reconnect her body and her soul."

Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes

IN-COMPETITION


Reluctantly Queer: Akosua Adoma Owusu (producer) (Obibini Pictures (production company))



Best Live Action Over 15 Minutes

WINNER

Bon Voyage: Marc Raymond Wilkins
"A superbly directed thriller that explores the current dilemma of the refugee crisis. The film challenges the audience at every turn, implicating the viewer asking them to think what would they do if faced with the same situation."

Student Award

Best Documentary

IN-COMPETITION

Audience Award

Best Documentary

WINNER

Best Live Action

WINNER

Best Animation

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Violet: Maurice Joyce (director), Mark Hodkinson (writer/producer), Nuria González Blanco (producer) (Tidy Toys Pictures (production company))
Joint runner up: Alike

ShortFest Online Audience Award

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes

Best Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

In-competiton

IN-COMPETITION

Sea Breeze (short film): Chun-Yi Li (director)

Film Market

Short

IN-COMPETITION

Honorable Mention of the Jury

Best Live Action Short Film

WINNER

Best Documentary Short

Best Documentary Short

WINNER

Youth Jury Award

WINNER

HP Bridging the Borders Award

WINNER

Special Jury Award

WINNER

Thunder Road: Jim Cummings
"The jury would also like to give a special mention to a film that in one breathtaking, surprising and hilarious take revealed the extraordinary talent of its writer director and star, Jim Cummings, a filmmaker and actor we are sure we'll be seeing much more of."

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