Cinequest 2017 Wrap and Awards

Cinequest Film Festival wrapped Sunday with over 800 world leading artists and innovators presenting 132 World and U.S. premieres and cutting-edge media technologies. This year’s Cinequest Award Winners are:

MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Jane Lynch
Fred Armisen
Jason Reitman

Please watch Cinequest’s Maverick Spirit Award video.

VR AWARDS

Please click here for the full list of VR award-winners!

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY (tie): NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK
• Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas

AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY (tie): THE HONEST STRUGGLE
• Director: Justin Mashouf

AUDIENCE AWARD, DRAMATIC FEATURE: YOU ARE MY SUNDAY
• Director: Milind Dhaimade

AUDIENCE AWARD, COMEDY FEATURE: LOVESICK
• Director: Tyson Caron

JURY AWARD WINNERS, FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, DRAMA: THE CITIZEN
• Director: Roland Vranik

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, COMEDY: THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
• Director: Anca Miruna Lazarescu

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: MEMENTO MORI
• Director: Niobe Thompson

GLOBAL VISION AWARD: KING OF THE BELGIANS
• Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

NEW VISION AWARD (tie): PROM KING, 2010
• Director: Christopher Schaap

NEW VISION AWARD (tie): PAINLESS
• Director: Jordan Horowitz

JURY AWARD WINNERS, SHORTS

BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM: WHEN I CAME ACROSS THE FEATHERS
• Director: Dan Iliuta

BEST COLLEGE SHORT FILM: YEARNING
• Director: Michal Hajaj

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: PERFECTLY NORMAL
• Directors: Joris Debeij

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK
• Director: Derin Seale

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: THE HISTORY OF MAGIC: ENSUENO
• Director: Jose Luis Gonzalez

SCREENWRITER WINNERS & FINALISTS

Please go here for Cinequest Screenplay Finalists and Award Winners.

"Cinequest is definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

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