Winners Past Winners
Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award - $10,000
On the Road to Tel-Aviv
Khen Shalem – Florida State University, Jordan Valley College and Tel-Aviv University
When passengers boarding a bus to Tel-Aviv balk at sharing the ride with a Palestinian woman who they believe may be a terrorist, a young woman and her fiancé must make a fateful decision.
Triumph of the Spirit Award sponsored by The Peter Glenville Foundation - $5,000
Gregg Helvey – University of Southern California
An Indian boy is forced to work as a modern-day slave in a brick kiln. He must choose to either accept what he's always been told, or fight for a different life.
Audience Impact Award sponsored by Fujifilm - $2,500
Alexandra Fisher – University of California, Los Angeles
Some roads lead to the rest of your life.
Production Excellence Award sponsored by Mole-Richardson - $2,500
Sebastian Davis – University of Southern California
Magellan, a scrawny 7th grader, must work up the foolhardy courage to ask his popular latch-key classmate to the Spring Dance.
Outstanding Documentary Award sponsored by Priddy Brothers - $3,000
Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story
The engaging and heartfelt true story of Japanese emigrant, Toshio Hirano, whose life was transformed by the music of country legend Jimmie Rodgers.
Outstanding Animation - $2,000
Entering The Mind Through The Mouth
Jin Sung Choi – Academy of Art University
The love between a cat with a boy’s mind and a mouse with a girl’s mind.
Director's Choice Award
Thabo Wolfaardt – University of California, Los Angeles
A young newspaper vendor struggles to care for his ailing brother. A pregnant woman discovers a terrible secret about her fiancé. At the height of their desperation, these two worlds collide in a life-altering event.
Triumph of the Spirit
Marc Brummund, Hamburg Media School – Filmwerkstatt - Germany
Princess Margaret Blvd
Kazik Radwanski and Daniel Montgomery – Ryerson University
A Son’s War
Steven Edell – University of Southern California and FAMU
Bob Seger Rocks
Timmy Tamisiea – Columbia College Chicago
New American Soldier
Anna Belle Peevey and Emma Cott – University of California at Berkeley
Isaiah Powers, Jeremy Casper and Stuart Bury – Kansas City Art Institute