2015 Winners

Experimental:

First Prize: UNDER THE ATMOSPHERE, Mike Stoltz

Second Prize: PERFORMANCE FOR PERFECTION, Ariana Gerstein

Third Prize: YUYU, Marc Johnson

Honorable Mention: RED LUCK, Mike Olenick

Animation:

First Prize: THE BIGGER PICTURE, Daisy Jacobs

Second Prize: BETWEEN TIMES, Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter

Third Prize: MI NE MOZHEM ZHIT BEZ KOSMOSA, Konstantin Bronzit

Honorable Mentions:
LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS, Melissa Johnson and Robert Zambrano
EGGPLANT, Yangzi She

Feature Documentary

First Prize: NUCLEAR EMPIRE, PatrĂ­cia Neves

Second Prize: MORTGAGED LIVES, Michelle Teran

Third Prize: GHOSTS OF AMISTAD, Tony Buba

Honorable Mentions:
LIVING STATELESS, Matt Filmore and Vila Somiah
MY PRIVATE LIFE, Jill Daniels

Short Documentary:

First Prize: NEFERTITI’S DAUGHTERS, Mark Nickolas

Second Prize: THE LAST BARN DANCE, Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson

Third Prize: YANGTZE DRIFT, John Rash

Honorable Mentions:
BROKEN LANDSCAPES, Michael T. Miller
IN BETWEEN, Paromita Dhar
HONEY FOR WOUNDS, Lulia Stolan

Feature Narrative:

First Prize: PROUD CITIZEN, Thom Southerland

Second Prize: HARVEST, S. Cagney Gentry

Third Prize: WILDLIKE, Frank Hall Green

Short Narrative:

First Prize: JOSEF AND AIMEE, Ben Shirinian

Second Prize: OUT OF REACH, Pablo Diartinez

Third Prize: LISTEN Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni

Honorable Mention: HAGERESEB, Zia Mohajerjasbi

The Black Bear Award for Best Use of Sound:

THE SOUND MAN, Chip Duncan