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Festival Juried Awards

    Established in 1999, the Juried Awards for Outstanding First Narrative Feature and Outstanding Documentary Feature have recognized exceptional films and filmmakers. In 2022, we introduced two juried awards for short films: Outstanding Narrative Short and Outstanding Documentary Short.

    Past Winners:

    2023 First Narrative Feature: 20,000 Species of Bees (20.000 especies de abejas)
                 Honorable Mention: Big Boys
               Documentary Feature: Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
                 Honorable Mention: Every Body
                Narrative Short: The Cutest and Funniest Animals in the World (Os Animais Mais Fofos e Engraçados do Mundo)
                Documentary Short: Ob scene (Ob scena)

    2022 First Narrative Feature: So Damn Easy Going (Så jävla easy going)
                 Honorable Mention(s): Besties (Les meilleures) and Unidentified Objects
                Narrative Short: Tank Fairy (桶妝仙女)
                 Honorable Mention: Monsieur Le Butch
                Documentary Short: Holding Moses
                 Honorable Mention: I Just Wanna Dance

    2021 First Narrative Feature: Milkwater
                 Honorable Mention(s): Language Lessons and Firebird

    2020 First Narrative Feature: Two of Us (Deux)

    2019 First Narrative Feature: End of the Century (Fin de siglo)
                 Honorable Mention: Zen in the Ice Rift (Zen sul ghiaccio sottile)
               Documentary: Vision Portraits 

    2018 First Feature: Retablo
               Documentary: When the Beat Drops

    2017 First Feature: The Wound (Inxeba)
               Documentary: Strong Island

    2016 First Feature: Jonathan
               Documentary: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

    2015 First Feature: In the Grayscale (En la gama de los grises)
               Documentary: Alex & Ali

    2014 First Feature: Something Must Break (Nånting måste gå sönder)
               Documentary: Kumu Hina

    2013 First Feature: Out in the Dark (Alata)
               Documentary: Valentine Road

    2012 First Feature: Facing Mirrors (Aynehaye Rooberoo)
               Documentary: The Invisible Men (Gvarim Bilti Nirim)

    2011 First Feature: The Evening Dress (La robe du soir)
               Documentary: Wish Me Away

    2010 First Feature: Undertow (Contracorriente)
               Documentary: Dzi Croquettes



    2007 First Feature: Glue
               Documentary: Red Without Blue

    2006 First Feature: Stray Cats (Mga pusang gala)
               Documentary: Cruel and Unusual

    2005 First Feature: Gypo
               Documentary: Zero Degrees of Separation

    2004 First Feature: Eating Out
               Documentary: Tying the Knot

    2003 First Feature: The Child I Never Was (Ein Leben lang kurze Hosen tragen)
               Documentary: Straight Out (Hrein og bein) and Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary

    2002 First Feature: Guardian of the Frontier (Varuh meje)
               Documentary: Georgie Girl

    2001 First Feature: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    2000 First Feature: Urbania

    1999 First Feature: Head On

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