2018 Traverse City Film Festival

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders won the top prize, the Founders Grand Prize at Michael Moore’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival. The Audience Awards went to “Streakers” by Peter Luisi for Best Non-Fiction Film, and “The Russian Five” by Joshua Riehl for Best Documentary.

2018 TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

AUDIENCE AWARDS

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM
“Streaker” by Peter Luisi

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
“The Russian Five” by Joshua Riehl

FOUNDERS AWARDS

THE MICHIGAN AWARD
“Arthur Miller: Writer” by Rebecca Miller

NORA EPHRON AWARD
“Amateurs” by Gabriela Pichler

BRUCE SINOFSKY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
“One of Us” by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

SPECIAL AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
“Hillbilly” by Sally Rubin and Ashley York

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXUBERANCE IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” by Dava Whisenant

YOUSSEF CHAHINE AWARD
“The Insult” by Ziad Doueiri

STANLEY KUBRICK AWARD FOR BOLD AND INNOVATIVE FILMMAKING
Fiction: “The Captain” by Robert Schwentke
Non-Fiction: “Our New President” by Maxim Pozdorovkin

ROGER EBERT PRIZE FOR BEST FILM BY A FIRST TIME FILMMAKER
Fiction: “And Breathe Normally” by Ísold Uggadóttir
Non-Fiction: “The Sentence” by Rudy Valdez

BEST US FICTION FILM – TIE
“Hostiles” by Scott Cooper
“Hearts Beat Loud” by Brett Haley

BEST FOREIGN FICTION FILM
“1945” by Ferenc Török

BEST US NONFICTION FILM
“Jane Fonda in Five Acts” by Susan Lacy

BEST FOREIGN NONFICTION FILM
“The Silence of Others” by Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word

FOUNDERS GRAND PRIZE
“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” by Wim Wenders

SHORT FILM AWARD WINNERS

STUART J. HOLLANDER PRIZE FOR BEST FAMILY FILM
“Sherbert Rosencrantz, You’re Beautiful” by Natalie van den Dungen

SPECIAL MENTION SHORT FILM
“Lifeboat” by Skye Fitzgerald

SPECIAL MENTION SHORT FILM
“Mini Bimaadiziwin” by Shane McSauby

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Period. End of Sentence.” by Rayka Zehtabchi

AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FICTION SHORT
“Great Choice” by Robin Comisar

BEST NONFICTION SHORT FILM
“Period. End of Sentence.” by Rayka Zehtabchi

BEST FICTION SHORT FILM
“Emergency” by Carey Williams

WINNERS OF THE TCFF BUMPER CONTEST, SPONSORED BY FIM GROUP

Honorable Mentions
Tami Evans & Brenda Smith – “Pellicula Flickinicus”
Ryan Schmitz, Rich Tran, Sierra Falconer – “Deserted”
Patti Perkette – “What Makes a Movie?”
Brad Geimenhardt – “Right On Time”
John Hobbs – “One More Wish”
Sierra Falconer – “The Last Ticket”

Award Winners
Don Blublaugh – “Game Night”
Maggie Buerkle – “Photobomb”
John Plough – “Lighthouse,” “Dogwalker,” “Popcorner”

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