Festival Awards

Each year, we present awards to Festival films voted best by our adventurous audiences and esteemed board of jurors. Winners of our juried prizes are eligible for Academy consideration in the Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film categories.

2018 Award Winners

Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp
Qatar, Swaziland, USA

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE

Jeannie Donohoe
USA

GRAND PRIZE SHORT

Roman Sokolov
Russia

JURY AWARD: BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Benoît Martin
France

JURY AWARD: BEST LIVE ACTION SHOR

Jeroen Jaspaert
UK

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 3-6

Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini
France

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 5-10

Lucien Flores & Michela M. Smith
USA

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 8-14

Jeannie Donohoe
USA

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 12-17

Jeannie Donohoe
USA

GROWN-UPS AWARD (AGES 18+)

Paola Baeza
UK

GOLDFISH COLORS® STOP-MOTION ANIMATION AWARD

2017 Award Winners

Swallows and Amazons

Philippa Lowthorpe
United Kingdom

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE

Heads Together

Job, Joris, & Marieke
Netherlands

GRAND PRIZE SHORT

Tiger

Kariem Saleh
Germany

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 3-6

Stone Soup

Clementine Robach
France

Clementine Robach
France

Sing

Kristóf Deák
Hungary

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 8-14

Welcome to My Life

Elizabeth Ito
United States

AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 12-17

Riceballs

Shingo Usami
Australia

SPECIAL JURY AWARD: LIVE ACTION SHORT, DOCUMENTARY

When I Hear the Birds Sing

Trine Habjorg
Norway

JURY AWARD: ANIMATED SHORT

French

Josza Anjembe
France

JURY AWARD: LIVE ACTION SHORT, NARRATIVE

Free Like the Birds

Paola Mendoza
United States

GOLDFISH COLORS® STOP-MOTION