Awards for 2017

The Mary Austin Award

Best Director

NOMINEE

Excellence in Directing- Short Film

NOMINEE

Excellence in Directing

NOMINEE

Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (director)

Excellence In Directing Feature or Featurette

NOMINEE

Occupants: Russ Emanuel (director) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))

Excellence in Directing a Documentary

WINNER

Excellence in Screenwriting- short film

WINNER

Excellence in Screenwriting

NOMINEES

Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (writer)

Best Screenwriting Featurette

WINNER

Cinematography

WINNER

Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (cinematographer)

NOMINEE

Excellence in Producing- Short Film

NOMINEES


All Thumbs, and Green: Kim Kaczorowski (executive producer)

Excellence in Producing a Documentary

WINNER

Outstanding Achievement in Producing by a Woman

NOMINEES


Excellence in Producing

WINNER

NOMINEES


Achievement in Producing

NOMINEE

Excellence in Producing - Feature

NOMINEE

Ekaj: Mike Gonzalez (producer), Cati Gonzalez (producer)

Excellence in Producing Featurette

WINNER

NOMINEE

The Marshall Hawkins Award

Best Original Score - Short

NOMINEES

All Thumbs, and Green: Gary Swindell (composer)
"I Wish I Knew"

Best Musical Score Short Film or Featurette

NOMINEES



Best Musical Score

NOMINEES


Best Musical Score - Feature

WINNER

Dark Roads 79: Chase Smith (Spirit World Productions)
The Road You're Going Down, The Devil Between You and Me, Hot Night In Georgia, Long Dark Road, Here Come The Devil Blues, Blue Collar Man,

The Juan Ruiz Anchia Award

Best Cinematography - Featurette

NOMINEES



Best Cinematography - Short Film

NOMINEES


Lost Face: Sean Meehan (Cinematographer)


Best Cinematography - Feature

WINNER

Bridge: Zoran Veljkovic (cinematographer)

NOMINEES

Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (cinematographer)

Occupants: Emile Haris (director of photography) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))



Honorable Mention

Best Actor in a Short

NOMINEE

Grand Jury Award

Best Actor - Featurette

NOMINEES


Best Actress - Featurette

NOMINEE

Best Director - Featurette

NOMINEE

Best Featurette

NOMINEE

Rated: Christie Lynn Smith (Executive Producer, Producer, Co-Wiriter, Actor), John Fortson (Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Co-Wiriter, Actor)

Best Ensemble - Featurette

WINNER

IIFC Award

Best Actor - Feature

WINNER

NOMINEES


Occupants: Michael Pugliese (actor) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))


Best Actor Featurette

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Actor - Short

NOMINEES





Best Actor

NOMINEES


Best Youth Actress

WINNER

Best Actress - Featurette

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Actress - Short

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Actress Featurette

NOMINEES


Best Actress - Feature

WINNER

NOMINEES


Occupants: Briana White (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))

Best Supporting Actor - Feature

NOMINEE

Best Supporting Actor - Featurette

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Supporting Actor - Short

NOMINEES



Best Supporting Actor Featurette

NOMINEES


Best Supporting Actress - Short

WINNER

NOMINEES



Best Supporting Actress - Feature

WINNER

Bad People (feature film): Sara Fletcher (actress)

NOMINEES

Occupants: Chalet Lizette Brannan (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))


Best Supporting Actress Featurette

WINNER

NOMINEE

Best Director - Short

WINNER

NOMINEES



Lost Face: Sean Meehan (Director)

Best Director - Feature

NOMINEES



Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (director)

Occupants: Russ Emanuel (director) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))

Best Director Documentary

NOMINEE

Best Director - Featurette

NOMINEE

Best Screenplay - Short

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Screenplay - Feature

WINNER

Occupants: Julia Camara (writer) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))

NOMINEES



Best Screenplay - Featurette

NOMINEE

Excellence in Screenwriting

WINNERS


Best Short Film

WINNER

Standpoint: Erik Hirschhorn (writer/director)

NOMINEES


All Thumbs, and Green: David Harland Rousseau (writer/director), Kim Kaczorowski (executive producer)

Lost Face: Sean Meehan (Director/Writer/DOP), Sam McGarry (Producer)


Best Ensemble Cast- short film or web-series

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Documentary

NOMINEE

Best Foreign Documentary

NOMINEE

Best Foreign Short

NOMINEE

Lost Face: Sean Meehan (Director/Writer/DOP), Sam McGarry (Producer)

Best Ensemble Cast Featurette

NOMINEES





Producer's Choice Award

WINNER

The Watchers: Jason Fedusenko (producer/director/writer), Edward King III (executive producer/director/writer), Michael Van Patten (producer/director/writer), Christina Jo'Leigh (producer) (Silver Shadow Pictures, Cinematic Artistry)

Best Student Film

NOMINEES

Standpoint: Erik Hirschhorn (writer/director)

Excellence In Filmmaking

WINNER

Excellence in Acting

WINNER

Excellence in Filmmaking

WINNERS

Occupants: Russ Emanuel (director), Howard Nash (producer), Robert Kwartler (producer), Prem Singh (executive producer), Aaron Retford (executive producer), Julia Camara (writer) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))




Most Humanitarian Film

NOMINEE

Excellence in Film Making

WINNER

Best Feature Film

NOMINEES


Best Featurette

NOMINEES




Best Ensemble - Feature

WINNERS


NOMINEES

Occupants: (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))



Best Feature

NOMINEES


Ekaj: Cati Gonzalez (director)

Occupants: Russ Emanuel (director) (Starrunner (production company), Running Tiger Films (production company))


Festival Director's Choice Award

Festival Director's Choice Award

WINNER

Lost Face: Sean Meehan (Director/Writer/DOP), Sam McGarry (Producer) (Soma Films)

The Chuck Washington Award

Best of Festival

WINNER

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