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Rockaway John Budion

After screening over 100 films, Rockaway was awarded the prize for Best U.S. Feature Prize, and Black and Blue the prize for Best Documentary at the 7th annual Catalina Film Festival (CFF).   Awards were issued in 14 film competition categories selected from the films screened at venues throughout the famed Catalina Island.

The annual film festival also featured career tributes, as well as the annual Film & New Media Summit.


U.S. Feature — Winner: ROCKAWAY / Excellence: Tater Tot & Patton

Documentary — Winner: Black and Blue / Excellence: A Classy Broad

Wes Craven Horror — Winner: Matthew 19:14 / Excellence: The Madame in Black
Screenplay — Winner: Time Zero / Excellence: The Joyrider
Animation — Winner: Alike / Excellence: Catching the L Train
U.S. Short — Winner: Chocolate / Excellence: The Visit
Conservation — Winner: Manmade Waters / Excellence: Gaviota: The End of Southern California
Advanced Student — Winner: Icarus / Excellence: The Transfer
High School Student — Winner: Puget Sound / Excellence: Color My Dreams
International Short — Winner: Pushing Night Away / Excellence: Girl in White
International Feature — Winner: Secret from the Past / Excellence: Generation Wolf
Festival Treasure — My Loyal Audience
Deb Bauer Unsung Hero — SEARCHDOG
Golden Fox Award for Excellence in Directing — Brian Crano, Permission


Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award: 91-year-old veteran producer, Marcia Nasatir (The Big Chill, Rocky, Carrie, Apocalypse Now)
Maverick Award: Actor and Activist, Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder)
Crest Award—Directing: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear, Destiny 2)
Crest Award—Acting: Wyatt Oleff (IT, Guardians of the Galaxy)

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