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2022 Film Festival Winners







David Ponce Best of the Fest Award:
Of Medicine and Miracles
Directed by Ross Kauffman


Ohio Humanities Excellence in Documentary Film:

The Killing of Sister Dorothy, In Her Own Words

Directed by Jack, Andrew and Matthew Arehart

Emerging Filmmaker Award:       

Lovely Jackson

Directed by Matt Waldeck

Best US Documentary:   
Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
Directed by Kevin Konrad Hanna and Jim Demonakos

John A. Hellman International Documentary Award:
Children of the Enemy
Directed by Gorki Glaser-Müller

Human Spirit Documentary:        
Song for Hope
Directed by Chris Haigh

Best Local Documentary:
Olympic Oaks, Continuing Jesse Owens' Legacy
Directed by Josh Lawhorn

Best Short Documentary:
Reviving Rivers
Directed by Christopher J Carter and Raleigh E Latham

Best Student Documentary:
Common Grounds?
Directed by Raed Truett Gilliam

Rotary Club of the Chagrin Valley Service Above Self Award:   
  The Fearless 11
Directed by Ashley E. Gibson

Everyone's A Critic Award:    

American Heartbreak

Directed by Dale Omori and Harlan Spector

Congratulations to our filmmakers and a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, members and everyone that has supported the festival!

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