Awards for 2017

Golden Gate Award

New Director

WINNER

Todo lo demás: Natalia Almada
"For its humanism, its consistency of vision, its formal rigor, and its remarkable blend of fiction and non-fiction, we give the New Directors award to Natalia Almada and her film Everything Else."

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Best Animated Short

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Best New Visions Short

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Best Narrative Short

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Best Documentary Short

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Bay Area Documentary Feature

WINNER

The Force: Peter Nicks
"For its timely and in-depth examination of the relationship between the police and the community, unafraid to show the complex humanity of all sides of this fraught subject, we give this award to Peter Nicks' gripping and finely crafted documentary."

Best Documentary Feature

WINNER

Brimstone & Glory: Viktor Jakovleski
"Spectacular and visceral, dangerous and spiritual, this high-flying documentary transports us into the ecstatic rituals of a Mexican town."

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Best Youth Work

WINNER

Cycle: Caleb Wild
"Cycle presented an honest portrait of a young man coming-of-age that examined his character beyond the typical tropes of masculinity, offering viewers an engaging journey that felt personal and surprising with strong cinematography."

Best Family Film

WINNER

Valley of a Thousand Hills: Jess Colquhoun
"This film is a moving, refreshing, and unexpected portrait of a section of the culture of South Africa, feeling so far away geographically but so easy to relate to emotionally. We were drawn into the ease and dynamics of the kids' friendships. The authenticity of the storytelling from its young subjects helped create a deeper connection to the audience. It was hopeful, inspiring, reassuring, and visually stunning. We feel audience members of a wide range of ages can walk away with a lasting impression that captures the simplicity of childhood layered with life lessons on focus, respect, and friendship."

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Audience Award

Best Documentary Feature

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Best Narrative Feature

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Golden Gate Award - Special Jury Recognition

Best Narrative Short

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Best Documentary Feature

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In Loco Parentis: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane
"The jury would like to give a special jury prize to a movie that take us into an eccentric and idyllic world with intuitive grace and a richly empathetic vision."

Best Family Film

WINNER

Summer Camp Island: Julia Pott
"We want to see more of this and wish it could be turned into a series. We love the quirky originality of the story, animation, and characters."

Google Breakthrough in Technology

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