Past Winners

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2021

Jury Award Winners

Best Narrative
The Ephemeral
Directed by Jorge Muriel
Juror: Kristen Bedno

Best Documentary
The Box
Directed by James Burns, Shal Ngo
Juror: Mridu Chandra

Best Animation
Souvenir Souvenir
Directed by Bastien Dubois
Juror: Mia Olufemi

Programmers' Choice Winner

RESIST: The Resistance Revival Chorus
Directed by Susan O'Brien

Audience Award Winners

Best Overall Short Film
Distances
Directed by Susan Béjar

Best Narrative
Over My Dead Body
Directed by Meital Cohen Navarro

Best Documentary

Best Animation
Migrants
Directed by Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise

Best Comedy
The Treatment
Directed by Álvaro Carmona

Best Specialty
"enough."
Directed by Caleb Slain

Best Local
Project Chick
Directed by Gregory Scott Williams, Jr.

Best Student
Refrigerate After Opening
Directed by Kevin Ung

Best Chiller Theater
The Sale
Directed by Max Cianci

Best All Ages
Windup
Directed by Yibing Jiang

2020

Jury Award Winners

Best Narrative
Ala Kachuu - Take and Run
Directed by Maria Brendle
Juror: Deesha Philyaw

Best Documentary
LIV
Directed by Alan Hicks
Juror: Martha Rial

Best Animation
Pangu
Directed by Shaofu Zhang 张少甫
Juror: Michael Killen

Programmers' Choice Winner

Misfits
Directed by Ciani Rey Walker

Audience Award Winners

Best Overall Short Film
1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me
Directed by Emil Gallardo

Best Narrative
American Typecast
Directed by Dane Cook

Best Documentary

Best Animation
Umbrella
Directed by Helena Hilario, Mario Pece

Best Comedy
Demand Curve
Directed by The Bragg Brothers

Best Specialty
Human
Directed by Erin Brown Thomas

Best Local
Saving Amelia
Directed by Matthew Fridg

Best All Ages
Zog
Directed by Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon

Best Student
Mum's Hairpins
Directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya

2019

Jury Award Winners

Best Narrative
The Neighbors' Window
Directed by Marshall Curry
Juror: Kevin Smith

Best Documentary
St. Louis Superman
Directed by Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan
Juror: Iris Samson

Best Animation
Mind my Mind
Directed by Floor Adams
Juror: Ellen Doherty

Audience Award Winners

Best Overall Short Film
Footsteps of my Father
Directed by Paul Allman

Best Narrative
Sylvia
Directed by Richard Prendergast

Best Documentary
Unforgivable
Directed by Giosue Petrone

Best Animation
Wild Love
Directed by Paul Autric

Best Comedy
Made Public
Directed by Foster Wilson

Best Local Film
The Return
Directed by Jon Fish

Best Student Film
Esta es tu Cuba
Directed by Brian Robau

Best All Ages Film
All in Good Time
Directed by Bonnie Dempsey

2018

Jury Award Winners

Best Narrative
Three Pages
Directed by Roger Gariépy
Juror: Charlie Humphrey

Best Documentary
Period. End of Sentence.
Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi
Juror: Minette Seate

Best Animation
Two Balloons
Directed by Mark C. Smith
Juror: Marcel Lamont Walker

Audience Award Winners

Best Narrative
Bagheera
Directed by Christopher R. Watson

Best Documentary
Beneath the Ink
Directed by Cy Dodson

Best Animation
One Small Step
Directed by Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas

Best Comedy
Stag
Directed by Jonnie Stapleton

Best Pennsylvania Film
My Paintbrush Bites
Directed by Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender

Best Student Film
Mammoth
Directed by Ariel Heller

Programmer's Choice Winners

The Astronaut
Directed by Manuel Trotta

Sacred Hair
Directed by Mario Morin

2017

Jury Award Winners

Best Narrative
Red Light
Directed by Toma Waszarow
Juror: Jesse Shapira

Best Documentary
Woody's Order!
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Juror: Rick Sebak

Best Animation
Coin Operated
Directed by Nicholas Arioli
Juror: Janera Solomon

Audience Award Winners

Best Narrative
My Mom and the Girl
Directed by Susie Singer Carter

Best Documentary
The Gnomist
Directed by Sharon Liese

Best Animation
Coin Operated
Directed by Nicholas Arioli

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