Awards for 2017

Golden Space Needle Award

Best Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Kongens nei: Erik Poppe
Second Place


Patti Cake$: Jeremy Gaspar
Fourth Place

Lane 1974: S.J. Chiro
Fifth Place

Best Actor

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION




Powidoki: Boguslaw Linda
Fifth Place

Best Actress

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Es esmu seit: Elina Vaska
Second Place



Gook: Simone Baker
Fifth Place

Best Director

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Gook: Justin Chon
Second Place



Best Animated Short Film

IN-COMPETITION

A La Derive: Cyprien Clément-Delmas (director) (Fabian & Fred (production company), Koro Films (co-production company))

Best Short Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION




Best Documentary

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


Step: Amanda Lipitz
Third Place


Short Film Competition Award

Best Animated Short

WINNER

Cipka: Renata Gasiorowska
"A witty and whimsical animated short about a girl and her body, Pussy quickly takes the audience on a wild ride through female sex positivity."

Best Short Film: Live Action

WINNER

Kvinner&Cava: Liv Karin Dahlstrøm
"For its honest depiction of friendship that, over a short period of time, authentically runs the spectrum from silly and beautiful to awkward and heartbreaking, we give the Jury Award for Best Live Action Short to Women&Wine, directed by Liv Karin Dahlstrom."

IN-COMPETITION


Documentary

WINNER

Refugee: Joyce Chen, Emily Moore
"For many refugees, getting to the United States is only the first step of a decades-long journey. Refugee is the moving and powerful story of a mother of five, Aicha Diop, whose journey to obtain asylum encapsulates the hope of life in America, as well as its harsh political realities."

IN-COMPETITION

Short Film Competition Award - Special Mention

Best Animated Short

WINNER

Une tête disparaît: Franck Dion
"Through its beautiful animation and unique perspective, The Head Vanishes poignantly captures the exceptional challenges, the hopeful glimmers, the peaceful moments, and the continual struggles of dealing with a mentally ill parent."

Best Narrative Short

WINNER

Nothing Ever Really Ends: Jakob Rørvik
"For its exceptional craftsmanship in all areas of the filmmaking process we decided that Nothing Ever Really Ends could not go unmentioned. From the writing and directing to the editing and acting this film unfolds effortlessly. And all in the service of an incredibly entertaining and relatable story."

Best Documentary Short

WINNER

Waiting for Hassana: Ifunanya Maduka
"By bringing to light one young girl's traumatic experience, this important documentary gives a voice to all 276 teenage girls whose lives were violently interrupted by Boko Haram in 2014. This film is a necessary reminder that an issue doesn't vanish when its hashtag stops trending."

Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award

WINNER

Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking

WINNER

Batailles: Karen Pinette Fontaine
"For its richly composed visuals and poetic journey of self that takes the viewer from a hollow party atmosphere to a seemingly empty space that becomes filled with the narrator's culture that is thriving within her."

New Directors Competition - Special Jury Mention

WINNER

Documentary Competition Award - Special Mention

WINNER

Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention

WINNER

Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Jury Statement: "For their deft handling of a large ensemble cast, for their approach to a subversively feminist story within a patriarchal culture, and for their ability to capture emotional chaos with depth, grace, and resonance, we present a Special Jury Mention for Excellence in Direction to Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross for My Happy Family."

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