It's A Wrap!

At the conclusion of the festival, FLIFF announced the following list of the winning films:

Feature – GOLDEN VANITY directed by Max Abram
Documentary – SHOW HER THE MONEY directed by Ky Dickens
Short Doc –INTERCEPTION: Jayne Kennedy – American Sportscaster directed by Safiya Sanghai
Short – On The Edge of Hope directed by Sukhvir Parmar
Sunshine Celluloid Doc – UNFILTERED directed by Josh McLawhorn
Filmed in Broward Feature – JUST MY TYPE directed by Jill Melody, Jerry Sommer and Mitchell Worley
Filmed in Broward Doc – Video Vagabond Broadwalk Biography directed by Stephen Sarsfield
Filmed in Broward Short Short (tie) – Prick directed by Alex DiBucci and Small Packages directed by Jenny Leser
Filmed in Broward Long Short – Sisters of Vengeance directed by George Monteiro

American Indie Feature – THE SENIOR directed by Rod Lurie
Foreign Language Feature – FIRST SNOW OF SUMMER directed by Chris Raiber
Documentary – WITHOUT PRECEDENT: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella directed by Barry Avrick Short Documentary (tie) – Our Ukrainian Sky directed by Bobby Roth and Astor Place: The American Dream directed by Guiseppe Malpasso
American Indie Short (tie) – Blue Hour directed J.D. Shields and Jack & Sam directed by Jordan Horowitz
Best Actress – Melora Hardin GOLDEN VANITY
Best Actor – Nick Jonas THE GOOD HALF

Female Directorial Debut – Brittany Snow for PARACHUTE
Male Directorial Debut -Andres Taboada for ALTA CALIFORNIA
True Story Depiction – Kelley Kali director of KEMBA
Breakthrough Comedy – Esther Povitsky (collaborating, acting) & Nicholaus Goosen (collaborating, directing) for DRUGSTORE JUNE
Documentary Excellence – Frank Marshall for RATHER
Best Romantic Feature – Juan Zapato for WHEN IN VENICE
Technical Accomplishment Feature – Jeffrey Lando (writing, directing) LISSA’S TRIP
Technical Accomplishment Animated Short – Jojo Scanlon for BRUTUS

AWARDS Amy Glazer (directing) for 7000 MILES;
Cinder Chou (writing, directing) for ARTIST UNKNOWN;
Casey McAdams (writing, directing)
Chynna Walker (acting) for HELLO IN HERE;
Paul Osborne (writing, directing) for FLUORESCENT BEAST;
Rob Margolies (writing, directing) for IN FIDELITY;
David Connelly (writing, directing, acting) for THE MAGIC HOURS;
Robert George Vaughn (directing) THIS TIME;
Jimi Petulla (writing, producing, acting) TRUST IN LOVE;
Ravit Markus & Dan Kazir (directing, producing) for AMERICAN POT STORY: Oaksterdam;
Salvatore Z. Zannino for THE GENIUS OF GIANNI VERSACE,
Denny Tedesco for IMMEDIATE FAMILY;
Randy Martin for KAREN CARPENTER: Starving for Perfection

Charles Martin Smith, Lifetime Achievement (acting, directing) – THIS TIME
Brittany Snow, Career Achievement (acting, writing, directing) – THE GOOD HALF, PARACHUTE
Michael Chiklis, Career Achievement (acting) – THE SENIOR
Robert Schwarzman, Renaissance Award (acting, producing, directing, composing, performing) – THE GOOD HALF, THE PRINCESS DIAIRIES, HUNG UP ON A DREAM, DRUGSTORE JUNE

Best Short Narrative THE LAMPBOY, OR THE UNIVERSE BETWEEN US directed by Tali Bardi of IFS Internationale Filmschule Köln, Germany
Second Place THE HAPPIEST AND SADDEST I’VE EVER BEEN directed by Molly Smith of Yale University, USA
Third Place BOXED directed by Alam Virk of New York Film Academy, USA Best Long Narrative ISTINA (Truth) directed by Tamara Denic of Hamburg Media School, Germany Second Place WANDERING MEMORIES directed by Yuta Noguchi of Digital Hollywood University Graduate School, Japan
Best Documentary ROOTED directed by Freddy Kwak & Nishika Goel of Villanova University, USA
Second Place LACED directed by Nico Wilcox of Florida State University, USA
Best Animation BEYOND THE FARM directed Allison Fraidenburg of Ringling College of Art & Design

Best Short GARAGE directed by Daria Batylina of Kinomolodost’, Russian Federation
Best Documentary THE HIDDEN TALENT OF GILBERT GOTTFRIED directed by Lily Gottfried of Ethical Culture Fieldston School, USA
Best Animation AMIRA’S LETTERS directed by Sarina Policastro of Ward Melville High, USA
Technical Achievement LIFE ON MARS directed by Shayan Habibnejad of NSU University School, USA
Certificate of Merit BIRTHDAY CAKE directed by Garvin Kim of Seoul Foreign School, South Korea;
GREY AREA directed by Jiayang Sang of 北京市中关村外国语学校, China;
BURNING IMAGE directed by Christopher Matthew Martin of West Orange High School, USA;
A SHOT OF EXPRESSO directed by Michael Pruski, Roman Losa, Ryan Armenta of Klein Collins High School, USA;
THE FATAL AFFAIR directed by Carter Stoudt of Souderton High School, USA;
FRESH COMPANY directed by Sabrina Dubner of American Heritage High, USA