Chained for Life
Chained for Life

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.

FEMALE FILMMAKER TO WATCH AWARD, PRESENTED BY CHLOE WINE COLLECTION

Alix Lambert – Director of “Edge of Daybreak” and “Prison Zoo”

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

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

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

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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