TRANSHOOD, directed by Sharon Liese
TRANSHOOD, directed by Sharon Liese

This year’s All Drive-in Edition of the Sidewalk Film Festival which ran August 24-30, announced the awards winners. The Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature went to The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain directed by Dwight Cameron; and for Best Documentary Feature to Transhood directed by Sharon Liese. Transhood also won the prize for Best SHOUT Feature.

The Jury Awards for Best Documentary Feature went to Feels Good Man directed by Arthur Jones, and for Best Narrative Feature to dark comedy The Immortal Jellyfish directed by Dusty Bias.

Local documentary film Jasper Mall directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb, which looks at a year in the life of a dying shopping mall in Jasper, Alabama, won both the award for Best Alabama Feature and the Audience Award for Best Alabama Film.

2020 Sidewalk Film Festival Award Winners

JURY AWARDS

Student and Family Films

Best Student Film ($250) – Slave 2

Student Film Honorable Mention for Creativity in Editing – Lunar Powers

Best Family Film ($250) – Tobi and the Turbobus

Family Film Honorable Mention – The Treasures of Mrs. Grady’s Library

Black Lens

Best Black Lens Film ($500) – Adullam

Honorable Mention for Black Lens as a Must-See Film – After Selma

Black Lens Grant sponsored by The Law Firm of Stacey A. Davis Recipient ($1,000) – Elisha Williams

Alabama Films

Alan Hunter Best Alabama Feature ($500) – Jasper Mall

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Performance (Virginia Newcomb) and for Strength in Short-Form Storytelling – Doodle

SHOUT

Best SHOUT Feature ($500) – Transhood

Best SHOUT Short ($250) – Vote Neil

Special SHOUT Jury Mention – We

Features

Best Documentary Feature ($1,000) – Feels Good Man

Special Jury Prize for Editing – Coming Clean

Feature Programmers’ Award ($500) – Giants Being Lonely

Best Life & Liberty Film ($250) – Coming Clean

Jambor-Franklin Founders’ Award for Best Narrative Feature ($1,000) – The Immortal Jellyfish

Honorable Mention for outstanding performance by Krisha Fairchild – Freeland

Spirit of Sidewalk Award – Suzi Quatro

Shorts

Best Narrative Short ($500) – Public Lot

Best Documentary Short ($500) – Conviction

Best Animated Short ($250) – If Anything Happens I Love You

Reel South SHORT Award ($1,000) – Coup d’Etat Math

Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award ($250) – Tantalization

Shorts Programmers’ Award ($250) – Good Guy With A Gun

Shorts Honorable Mention – Dafa Metti

Shorts Honorable Mention – Mizuko

Sidewrite Screenplay Competition Awards

Best Alabama Screenplay ($250) – “The Sympathetic Martian” by Scott Turner and Jim Torres

Best Short Screenplay ($250) – “Lab Partners” by Tommy Britt

Best Feature Screenplay ($500) – “Riding Shotgun” by Nafi Ayvaci

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Narrative Feature($250)– The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain

Best Documentary Feature ($250)- Transhood

Best Narrative Short ($150)– Lunar Powers

Best Documentary Short ($150) – Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty

Best Alabama Film($250)– Jasper Mall

Best Black Lens Film($250)– After Selma

Best SHOUT Film($250)– A Short Story About the Life of Elise

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