2017 Slamdance Film Festival Award Winners

With another Slamdance Film Festival over and done with, a whole slew of oddball, outlier and unique indie films and stories are set to be unleashed out into the world and around the festival circuit. The 23rd annual festival saw a program of promising, emerging talent that will be on our radar for years to come. Check out the full list of winners below! 

 

Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize: Dim the Fluorescents (Canada, Director: Daniel Warth) 

 

Narrative Features Honorable Mention: Kate Can’t Swim (USA, Director: Josh Helman) 

 

Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize: Strad Style (USA, Director: Stefan Avalos) 

 

Documentary Feature Honorable Mention: The Modern Jungle (USA/Mexico, Directors: Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak) 

 

Documentary Short Grand Jury Prize: Moriom (Switzerland, Directors: Francesca Scalisi, Mark Olexa) 

 

Documentary Short Honorable Mention: Irregulars (Italy, Director: Fabio Palmieri) 

 

Narrative Shorts Grand Jury Prize: No Other Way To Say It (USA, Director: Tim Mason) 

 

Narrative Shorts Honorable Mention: Oh What a Wonderful Feeling (Canada, Director: François Jaros) 

 

Animated Shorts Grand Jury Prize: Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) (USA, Director: Renee Zhan) 

 

 Animated Shorts Honorable Mention: My Father’s Room (South Korea, Director: Nari Jang) 

 

Experimental Shorts Grand Jury Prize: UpCycles (USA, Director: Ariana Gerstein) 

 

Experimental Shorts Honorable Mention: Blua (Colombia, Director: Carolina Charry Quintero) 

 

Anarchy Shorts Grand Jury Prize: Ape Sodom (Canada, Director: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos) 

 

Anarchy Shorts Honorable Mention: Horseshoe Theory (USA, Director: Jonathan Daniel Brown) 

 

Spirit of Slamdance Award Winner: Neighborhood Food Drive (USA, Director: Jerzy Rose) 

 

Audience Award for Narrative Feature: Dave Made a Maze (USA, Director: Bill Watterson) 

 

Audience Award for Documentary Feature: Strad Style (USA, Director: Stefan Avalos) 

 

Audience Award for Beyond Feature: Future ‘38 (USA, Director: Jamie Greenberg) 

Contributing Writer: Sarah Bex Rice

 

Contributing Writer: Sarah Bex Rice

FAVORITE FILMS: Pandora's Box (1929), Pierrot Le Fou (1965), Amadeus (1984), Trainspotting (1996), Girl on the Bridge (1999), The Fall (2006)

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