The Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2019 Florida Film Festival were presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, with the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature going to Chained for Life directed by Aaron Schimberg, and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Roll Red Roll directed by Nancy Schwartzman.
The Audience Awards, went to Kifaru, directed by David Hambridge for Best Documentary Feature; to Postal, directed by Tyler Falbo for Best Narrative Feature and to Yomeddine directed by Abu Bakr Shawky for Best International Feature.
The 28th Annual Florida Film Festival took place April 12 to 21, 2019, in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida.
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Alix Lambert – Director of “Edge of Daybreak” and “Prison Zoo”
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
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
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
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