The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has announced the award winners for its 21st celebration of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
The honors were revealed during an awards brunch held at local restaurant The Olde Pink House. A key stop on the Oscar festival circuit, this year’s SCAD Savannah Film Festival screened a total of 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts, more than any year before.
Twenty-seven awards were announced from the 105 films that competed in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts, and student shorts selections.
- Best Narrative Feature – Tomorrow
- Best Documentary Feature – The Human Element
- Best Narrative Short – Geoff
- Best Directing – Will Kenning & Michael Rouse – Geoff
- Best Editing – Hold The Night
- Jury Award for Acting – Skyler Samuels – Spare Room
- Jury Award for Screenwriting – One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure
- Jury Award, Unheard Voices – Facing The Dragon
STUDENT & ANIMATION
- Best Animated Short – Grands Canons
- Animation Jury Award – The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley
- Best Student Short – Blue Christmas
- Best Student Animation – Creature From The Lake
- Silver Screen Society – Best Short Film by a SCAD Student – $30 To Antarctica
- Student Jury Award – Cinematographer
GLOBAL SHORTS FORUM
- Best Global Short Overall – Period. End of Sentence.
- Best Global Short: Narrative – Believe Her
- Best Global Short: Documentary – Period. End of Sentence.
- Best Global Short: LGBTQ & You – Conway Pride
- Best Global Short: Woman Walks Ahead – Period. End of Sentence.
- Best Global Short: Don’t Dis My Ability – Take Me To The Waves
- Best Global Short: A Sporting Chance – The Conqueror
- Global Shorts: Jury Award – Boy Saint
- Global Shorts Jury Award – Marie’s Crisis
- Shorts Spotlight: Best of Show – My Indiana Muse
- Shorts Spotlight: Best Animated Delight – One Small Step
- Shorts Spotlight: Best LOLz Short – Bertie
- Shorts Spotlight: Best Bump in the Night Short – Other Side of the Box
Professional jury members were Laura Berwick (Berwick & Kovacik), Kevin Fallon (The Daily Beast), Amy Kaufman (LA Times), Bill Keith (Entertainment Weekly), Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair), Elise Pearlstein (Participant Media), David Westhead (actor/produce) and Alison Willmore (Buzzfeed).