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Audience Award Winners

(Audience Winners will be posted by July 27th)

1st Place

Shevolution  Dir. Seidy Lopez

2nd Place (Tie)

Alone Again (naturally)   Dir. Diana Mantis

Intervention  Dir. Linda Palmer

3rd Place (3 Way Tie)

ALA KACHUU - Take and Run Dir. Maria Brendle

Jen, 28  Dir. Iyin Landre

Routine Dir. Anitra Stevens

Jury Category Winners

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


Best Feature Film

The Subject Dir. Lanie Zipoy

(Presented at the end of Block 3 on Friday 7/23/2021)


Best Short Film

Alina Dir. Rami Kodeih

(Presented at the end of Block 3 on Saturday 7/24/2021)



Best Feature Documentary

Countdown to Year Zero  Dir. Jane Velez-Mitchell

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Saturday 7/24/2021)



Best Short Documentary

The Cleanup Dir. Deb Kemp

(Presented at the end of Block 1 on Saturday 7/24/2021)


Best Student Film

The Last Leaf Dir. Sia Aleskovskaya

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Friday 7/23/2021)


Best Foreign Film

ALA KACHUU - Take and Run Dir. Maria Brendle

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Friday 7/23/2021)


Best Animation

The Waste Tide Dir. Xiaotong Wen

(Presented at the end of Block 1 on Saturday 7/24/2021)


Best Music Video

Dream Dir. Maxi Witrak & Jose Muro

(Presented at the end of Block 2 on Friday 7/23/2021)


Best Experimental Film

After Ray Dir. Natasha Halevi

(Presented at the end of Block 1 on Saturday 7/24/2021)


Best Feature Script

TESStosterone by Erin Elizabeth Keefer



Best Short Script

Sans Everything by YANZI DING


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Feature Script Finalist

A Little Randy by Diana Miriam Caldwell

Cultivating Mr. Perfect  by Roopal Badheka

Her Seventh Death by Virginia Austin

MOB by Sophia Lee

Praying Mantis In A Jar by Rosalyn Rosen

Seahorse by Khara L Campbell

The Professor by Sandra Fox-Sohner & Maria SIgrist

War Songs by Judy Chaikin

Winds of Transition by Sil Brook

Yankee by Sophie-Anne Beaudry


Short Script Finalist

54 Years Late by Michele Wright, Ph.D.

All The Little Pieces by Tawny Sorensen

Alone in Baghdad by Mary B. McDaniel

I Am Doctor Chastain by Stephanie Poole

Magnificence & Stone by Michael angel Johnson

Say It by Jaimy Gardner

Squeak by Maureen Aitken & Barbara Lhota

The Last Shred of Daylight by Jaclyn S. Powell




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

Jury Creative Winners

Best Director

Maria Brendle - ALA KACHUU - Take and Run


Best Actress

Alina Turdumamatova -

ALA KACHUU - Take and Run


Best Supporting Actress

Aunjanue Ellis - The Subject


Best Actor

Jason Biggs - The Subject


CWFF - July 23rd - 25th 2021