PRIZES

Grand Jury Prize - Awarded to the film that best demonstrates excellence in cinematic techniques and that strongly resonates with the viewer on an emotional level.

  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II with Dual Pixel CMOS AF & EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Zoom Lens Kit - value of $3,400

  • Colorlab ORWO B&W Negative 16mm Film - 400' - Single Perf and Processing & 4K scan of roll - value of $320

  • Urbanski Film Gift Card - value of $100

  • The Boston Connection (aka CUTFILM.com) Gift Card- value of $250

  • Festival Pass & Waived Submission Fee to the American High Film Festival in Syracuse, NY (in-person, August 18-19, 2022)

  • Kodak Film Gift Card - value of $1,000

  • Total Prize Value of - $5,070

Audience Choice- Completely voted on by festival attendees, this award is given to the film that best connects to audiences of all demographics.

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100

  • All Access Pass & Waived Submission Fee to the Lake Placid Film Festival (in-person, late October 2022)- value of $175

  • All Access Pass & Swag Bag to the Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival (hybrid, Oct. 3-9, 2022)- value of $120

  • Festival Pass and Waived Submission Fee to the American High Film Festival in Syracuse, NY (in-person, Aug. 18-19, 2022)

  • Industry Pass and Waived Submission Fee for the Hamptons International Film Festival (in-person, Oct. 7-16, 2022)

Best Narrative Drama- Awarded to the film that crafts the strongest narrative that reflects the wide breadth of human emotions.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    • The Piano

    • Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years (The Count of the Old Town, Walpurgis Night, Intermezzo, Dollar, A Woman’s Face, June Night)

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100

Best Narrative Comedy- Awarded to the film that best represents the humor in humanity with cinematic style.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies (Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, But…)

    • Dr. Strangelove

    • Dazed & Confused

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- Value of $100

Best Experimental - Awarded to the film that challenges and redefines one’s traditional perception of cinema.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • Until the End of the World

    • Blue Velvet

    • The Road Trilogy (Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road)

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100

Best Documentary - Awarded to the film that best captures a snapshot of our world that could otherwise go unnoticed.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • Paris is Burning

    • The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

    • Town Bloody Hall

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100

Best Animation - Awarded to the film that best utilizes the animated form to explore subjects and characters that would not be possible in a live-action environment.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • Company

    • The Red Shoes

    • 4 by Agnes Varda (La Pointe Courte, Cleo From 5 To 7, Le Bonheur, Vagabond)

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100

Best Graduate Student Film- Awarded to the film that best exemplifies graduate student filmmaking.

  • A Selection of Criterion Collection Films- value of $150

    • The New World

    • Dekalog

    • The Prince of Tides

  • Final Draft 12 Pro- value of $100