2020 Film Festival Winners

 


David Ponce Best of the Fest Award:
Kusasa
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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