The Florida Film Festival (Website) has announced the winners of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards of the 2021 festival, which took place April 9-22 at Enzian Theater in Maitland.

The Florida Film Festival, which is now in its 30th year, is an Oscar-qualifying festival and this year’s event featured over 160 films.

SHORTS

  • Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short – The Shawl (Dir. Sara Kiener)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short – When We Were Bullies (Dir. Jay Rosenblatt)
  • Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short – Please Hold (Dir. Kristen “KD” Dávila)
  • Special Jury Award for Exceptional Narrative Filmmaking – I Love Your Guts (Dir. David Janove)
  • Audience Award for Best Midnight Short – Stuck (Dir. David Mikalson)
  • Matthew Curtis Audience Award for Best Short Film – No Man’s Land (Dirs. Anna Andersen and Gabriella Canal)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

  • Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature – The Last Out (Dirs. Michael Gassert and Sami Khan)
  • Special Jury Award for Non-Fiction Storytelling – Two Gods (Dir. Zeshawn Ali)
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature – Holy Frit (Dir. Justin Monroe)

NARRATIVE FEATURES

  • Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature – Materna (Dir. David Gutnik)
  • Special Jury Award for Persistence of Vision – Kelley Kali for I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) (Dirs. Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina)
  • Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature – I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) (Dirs. Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina)

INTERNATIONAL

  • Audience Award for Best International Feature – Riders of Justice (Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen)
  • Audience Award for Best International Short – Masel Tov Cocktail (Dirs. Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch)

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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