Staff Pick Award at OIAF: “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis
The fourth annual Staff Pick Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival goes to “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis.
Staff Pick Award at BlackStar Film Festival: "Dear Philadelphia" by Renee Osubu
Filmmaker Renee Osubu weaves a powerful narrative of three fathers' mission to better their communities in "Dear Philadelphia."
Staff Pick Premiere: "Battleground" by Kwesi Thomas and Mark Bone
Filmmakers Mark Bone and Kwesi Thomas share a frank and intimate look at what it means to be Black in America in "Battleground."
Staff Pick Premiere: "Golden Age Karate" by Sindha Agha and Zendesk
From Zendesk and director Sindha Agha comes the heartwarming story of a teenage karate instructor and his class of hard-hitting senior citizens.
Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival: "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands
Winner of the Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival, "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands is a lyrical portrait of an excommunicated Amish woodworker struggling with spirituality, poverty, and life as an outcast from his strict, insular community.
Staff Pick Premiere: "An Occurrence at Arverne" by Robert Broadhurst
When a young Black man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda in Robert Broadhurst's "An Occurrence at Arverne," everything you think you know gets thrown out the window.
Staff Pick Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020: “Give Up The Ghost” by Zain Duraie
Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest, "Give Up The Ghost" by Zain Duraie brilliantly reveals the issues behind gender and social taboos in Jordanian society and beyond.
Staff Pick Premiere: "Travelogue Tel Aviv" by Samuel Patthey
Using fragments of memories and literal scraps of paper from a semester abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, Swiss animator Samuel Patthey reconstructs and analyzes his time there.