The 28th Annual Florida Film Festival Announces Grand Jury and Audience Award Winners #FFF2019

The Florida Film Festival returns this week for another exciting year from April 12th – 21th, and there are so many reasons you should attend.

The 2019 Florida Film Festival announced the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 20th.

If you weren’t present, here are the chosen winners:

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FEMALE FILMMAKER TO WATCH AWARD, PRESENTED BY CHLOE WINE COLLECTION
  • Alix Lambert – Director of “Edge of Daybreak” and “Prison Zoo”

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SHORTS
  • Audience Award for Best Midnight Short – Chowboys: An American Folktale (Directed by Astron-6)
  • Special Jury Award for Innovative Storytelling – Technology Lake: Meditations on Death and Sex (Directed by Brandon Daley)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – Las Del Diente (Directed by Ana Perez Lopez)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – Lockdown (Directed by Celine Held and Logan George)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – Departing Gesture (Directed by Brian Bolster and Jonathan Napolitano)
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film – The Next Edition (Directed by Alice Li and Whitney Shefte)

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
  • Special Jury Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking – The Interpreters (Directed by Andres Caballero and Sofian Khan)
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – Kifaru (Directed by David Hambridge)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – Roll Red Roll (Directed by Nancy Schwartzman)

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NARRATIVE FEATURES
  • Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance – Tayler Buck, “Princess of the Row”
  • Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – Postal (Directed by Tyler Falbo)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – Chained for Life (Directed by Aaron Schimberg)

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INTERNATIONAL
  • Audience Award for Best International Feature – Yomeddine (Egypt/Austria/USA) – Directed by Abu Bakr Shawky
  • Audience Award for Best International Short – Nefta Football Club (France/Tunisia) – Directed by Yves Piat

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The 28th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 12-21, 2019, 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.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

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