2016 Award Winners
The 6th Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival took place this past week (April 7-8) and we are excited to have had another successful event. While we always hope for more seats filled, through the two days, we filled over 700 seats. We were also thrilled to have 10 filmmakers join us for the festival along with two of the featured subjects from our final film I Dream of an Omaha where . . .
And now for the awards . . .
Independent Social Justice Film Festivals are not all about awards, they are about making art and making a difference. But awards are convenient for filmmakers to garner more support to make more films, so our audience and our jury has awarded the following films:
Thursday Shorts Program Audience award goes to . . . Tea Consent by Rachel Brian and Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess. Friday Shorts Program Audience Award goes to . . . The Letter by Stephane Gays. These awards are made possible by George and Leah Wilson.
The Jury Awards for Excellence are made possible by the Dept. of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri. Honorable mentions go to Once Upon a Time There was a Man by Siavash Jamali and Ata Mehrad, Crying Earth Rise Up! by Suree Towfighnia, and Juvenile Justice: The Road to Reform by the Gandhi Brigade Youth Media. And the 2016 Jury Awards of Excellence go to . . .
Fashion to Die For by Lynn Estomin, and Dissonance by Anna Ngo.
Congratulations to everyone!
We were honored to feature the 34 films in this year’s 6th Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival. Submissions will open again in early September for next year’s festival – I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!