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2020 Film Festival Winners


David Ponce Best of the Fest Award:
Directed by Shane Vermooten


      Emerging Filmmaker Award:       
               Girl Who Wore Freedom              
   Directed by Christian Taylor


Best US Documentary:   
Playing with Fire - Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting
Directed by Allan Miller

Best International Documentary:
Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
Directed by Dmitriy Shpilenok and Vladislav Grishin

Human Spirit Documentary:        
Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses
Directed by Vanessa Roth


Best Local Documentary:
Alive Day
Directed by Lindsay O'Keefe 


Best Short Documentary:
A Head Shorter
Directed by Sasha Sivan Bortnik

Best Student Documentary:
Your Friend, Ranger Doug 
Directed by Claire Jantzen and Sara Nell

Rotary of the Chagrin Valley Service Above Self Award:   
  In Case of Emergency    
Directed by Carolyn Jones

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