2022 Awards

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Named Awards

Director’s Prize
Elulu Director: Gabriel Verdugo Soto, Animation, Chile, 61 min

Programmer’s Prize
Matadata – Consciousness Transfers to Origins Director: Bingi Bongi, Music Video, Latvia, 5 min

From The Booth (given by the projection team)
Once There Was III Director: Nina McNeely, Experimental, USA, 7 min

Film House Award (Named by our friend Ed Lachman and given for visionary film making)
Freedom Swimmer Director: Olivia Martin-McGuire, Documentary, UK, 15 min

Black Bear Award (Named after our friend John Butler and given for best use of sound)
Our Mine Director: Shayna Strype, Experimental, USA, 11 min

Research Award (Sponsored by the Ohio University Libraries)
We Had Each Other Director: Kelly Gallagher, Experimental, Ireland, USA, 15 min

Jury Awards

1st Prize Narrative Feature
First Time [The Time for All but Sunset – Violet] Director: Nicolaas Schmidt, Narrative, Germany, 49 min

1st Prize Documentary Feature
Rez Metal Director: Ashkan Soltani Stone, Documentary, Denmark, USA, 75 min

1st Prize Animation Short
My Parent, Neal Director: Hannah Saidiner, Animation, USA, 9 min

1st Prize Narrative Short
Super Nova Director: Juliette Saint-Sardos, Narrative, France, 16 min

1st Prize Documentary Short
Pacha’s Notebook Director: Pedro Urizzi, Estevan Muniz, Documentary, Colombia, 30 min

1st Prize Experimental
When the World Comes to an End, I Will Have Loved You Director: Gloria Gammer, Experimental, Austria, 15 min

1st Prize Music Video
Incomplete Director: Dalena Tran, Music Video, USA, 4 min

Special Jury Mentions

Chilly & Milly Director: William David Caballero, Documentary, USA, 9 min
The Act of Coming Out Director: Alexandra Stergiou, Documentary, USA , 11 min
The Threatened Love Director: Héctor Herce, Narrative, Spain, 15 min
Reality is Not Good Enough Director: Rashayla Marie Brown, Experimental, USA, 20 min

See the best of the fest shorts program tonight at 9 PM