Cinequest 2012 Award Winners

The 2012 Cinequest Juries were put to the task of selecting winners from over 160 films from 43 countries. What they discovered were myriad worlds that challenged, excited and surprised. Their job to find the top films was certainly not an easy one, and reaching a unanimous vote was nearly impossible because the films truly affected them in many ways and heated debates were sparked because of the neverending passion each felt for the stories that were revealed.

Maverick Competition

BEST FEATURE FILM: DRAMA
The Children of the Green Dragon
Director: Bence Miklauzic
(Hungary)

BEST FEATURE FILM: COMEDY
Come As You Are
Director: Geoffrey Enthoven
(BELGIUM)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: NARRATIVE FEATURE
Old Goats
Director: Taylor Guterson
(UNITED STATES)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Invisible Strings: The Talented Pusker Sisters
Directors: Agnes Sos
(Hungary)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: DOCUMENTARY
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Director: Jesse Vile
(United States, United Kingdom)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
And Winter Slow
Director: Brian Lannin
(UNITED STATES)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dripped
Directors: Leo Verrier
(FRANCE)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Everything Is Incredible
Director: Tyler Bastian, Trevor Hill, Tim Skousen
(UNITED STATES)

BEST STUDENT SHORT
The Homecoming Queen
Director: Rammy Lee Park
(UNITED STATES)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: SHORT FILM
Pass the Salt, Please
Director: Tatjana Najdanovic
(UNITED STATES)

KAISER PERMANENTE THRIVE AWARD
Dave
Director: Eric Geadelmann
(UNITED STATES)

Director's Awards

NEW VISIONS AWARD
Shuffle
Director: Kurt Kuenne
(UNITED STATES)

GLOBAL LANDSCAPES AWARD
The Other Family
Director: Gustavo Loza
(MEXICO)

Audience Awards

AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST FEATURE
King Curling
Director: Ole Endresen
(NORWAY)

AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Director: Jesse Vile
(UNITED STATES)

Screenplay Competition Contest

FIRST PLACE
Death Wind (W22-1044)
Writers: Travis Heermann, Jim Pinto

SECOND PLACE
The Last Domino (W22-1082)
Writer: Adam Meyer

THIRD PLACE
When the Lights Went Out (W22-1225)
Writer: Mozhan Marno

Maverick Spirit Awards

Cinequest was honored to present the first Maverick Ensemble Award to Kat Coiro and Krysten Ritter from L!fe Happens.

The following individuals received a Maverick Spirit Award during the 2012 festival: Elliott Gould, Philip Kaufman, Terence Davies, Michael Miller and Michael Mina.

For the list of Cinequest Film Festival 21 Award Winners, please click here.

For the list of Cinequest Film Festival 20 Award Winners, please click here.

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