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Florida Film Festival Announces 2017 Award Winners

ORLANDO, FL (FNN NEWS) The Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2017 Florida Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony on April 29th. The 26th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 21-30, 2017, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

SHORTS

·         Special Jury Award for Comic Originality was presented to NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT, directed by Tim Mason

·         Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short was presented to RED APPLES, directed George Sikharulidze

·         Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short was presented to HOT DOG HANDS, directed by Matt Reynolds

·         Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short was presented to THE RABBIT HUNT, directed by Patrick Bresnan

·         Audience Award for Best Short Film was presented to SUMMER CAMP ISLAND, directed by Julia Pott

·         Audience Award for Best Midnight Short was presented to DO NO HARM, directed by Roseanne Liang

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

·         Special Jury Award for Vision and Storytelling was presented to THE PEACEMAKER, directed by James Demo

·         Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature was presented to STRAD STYLE, directed by Stefan Avalos

·         Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature was presented to RAT FILM, directed by Theo Anthony

NARRATIVE FEATURES

·         Special Jury Award for Acting was presented to Robin Weigert – PUSHING DEAD, directed by Tom E. Brown

·         Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature was presented to GIRL FLU., directed by Dorie Barton

·         Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature was presented to DAVE MADE A MAZE, directed by Bill Watterson 

INTERNATIONAL

·         Audience Award for Best International Feature was presented to I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE (Mexico/Netherlands), directed by Ernesto Contreras

·         Audience Award for Best International Short was presented to 5 FILMS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY (Canada), directed by Peter Huang

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