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Audience Award Winners

(Audience Winners will be posted by July 16th)

1st Place

Passage Dir. Linda Palmer

2nd Place

Ill Adjusted Dir. Tatiana Paris

3rd Place (Tie)

The Wedding Scene Dir. Dan Levy Dagerman

You Dir. Nichole Ruiz

Jury Category Winners

(Category Winners will be presented at the end of the film’s screening block)


Best Feature Film

Maternal Secrets Dir. Lucinda Spurling

(Presented at the end of Block 5 on Saturday 7/14/2018)


Best Short Film

Instinct Dir. Maria Alice Arida

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Friday 7/13/2018)



Best Feature Documentary

Feminists: What Were They Thinking

Dir. Johanna Demetrakas

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Saturday 7/14/2018)



Best Short Documentary

Knitting For Knockers Dir. Capucine Salvi Offer

(Presented at the end of Block 4 on Saturday 7/14/2018)


Best Student Film

Boyfriend Dir. Zara Sengstock

(Presented at the end of Block 1 on Friday 7/13/2018)


Best Foreign Film

Inadvertently Dir. Xiao-xiao Cai

(Presented at the end of Block 6 on Saturday 7/14/2018)


Best Animation

Mermaids and Rhinos Dir. Viktoria Traub

(Presented at the end of Block 1 on Friday 7/13/2018)


Best Music Video

Stand Down Dir. Dana Tynan & Kario Salem

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Friday 7/13/2018)


Best Experimental Film

Chrysalis Dir. Ina Conradi & Mark Chavez

(Presented at the end of Block 6 on Saturday 7/14/2018)


Best Feature Script

Becoming Terpsichore by Susan Polk

(Presented at the end of Block 3 on Friday 7/13/2018)


Best Short Script

Odin River by Barbara Glas

(Presented at the end of Block 3 on Friday 7/13/2018)

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Feature Script Finalist

A Touch Of Spring by Xiaodan He

A Voyager In Chronospace by Lisa Kirkwood

eDisharmony by Lorraine Portman

Mysti by Jennifer Phillips

Sociopath by Jacqueline Marett

Triangle 146 by Diane Uniman & Kevin M Cotter


Short Script Finalist

Cherry Blossoms In March by Riley Rheyan

Far From The Castle by Julia Jansch

Love-Love by Sabrina Hofkin

Temp by Kendra Sanders

The Medusa Project by Demetra Kareman




Jury Creative Nominees

(Creative Winners will be announced and presented during the opening night party on Friday, July 13th which starts at 10pm)


Best Director

Zara Sengstock - Boyfriend

Lucinda Spurling - Maternal Secrets

Maria Alice Arida - Instinct

Johanna Demetrakas - Feminists: What Were They Thinking

Xiao-xiao Cai - Inadvertently



Best Actress

Susan Gallagher - Picking Back Up

Kate Mansi - Maternal Secrets

Julia Parker - Passage

Laura Grady - Boyfriend

Christine Kellogg-Darrin - Instinct



Best Supporting Actress

Ellen Gerstein - Passage

Jordan Monaghan - Instinct

Kelly Mcgillis - Maternal Secrets

Lillie Richardson - The Conversation

SJ Mendelson - Maw Kitty


Best Actor

Sean Stolzen - Maternal Secrets

Billy Bob Thornton - Stand Down

Joe Klocek - Boyfriend

Justin Deeley - The Get Through

Joe Willand - Because We Can

Jury Creative Winners

(Creative Winners will be announced and presented during the opening night party on Friday, July. 13th which starts at 10pm)


Best Director

Lucinda Spurling - Maternal Secrets


Best Actress

Julia Parker - Passage


Best Supporting Actress

SJ Mendelson - Maw Kitty


Best Actor

Joe Willand - Because We Can


Call For Entries Now Open


CWFF - January 18th - 20th 2019