AWARD WINNERS FOR THE 54TH AAFF ANNOUNCED

May 20, 2016

 

54TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS LIST

 

Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival

Ears, Nose and Throat (Kevin Jerome Everson)

 

The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit’s End Award

The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)

 

Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film

The Event (Sergei Loznitza)

 

Best Experimental Film

Engram of Returning (Daïchi Saïto)

 

Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film

The Resonance (Rezonans) (Mateusz Sadowski)

 

Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film

Edmond (Nina Gantz)

 

Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker

Jáaji Approx. (Sky Hopinka)

Australian Paper (Minjung Kim)

 

Kodak Cinematic Vision Award

Fish Point (Pablo Mazzolo)

House and Universe (Antoinette Zwirchmayr)

 

Tios Award for Best International Film

Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce)

 

Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film

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\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film

Hard as Opal (Jared Buckhiester and Dani Leventhal)

 

Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design

Irradiant Field (Laura Kraning)

 

The No Violence Award

Bending to Earth (Rosa Barba)

 

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist

Vague Images at the Beginning and End of the Day (Carl Elsaesser)

 

Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film

A Boy Needs a Friend (Steve Reinke)

 

George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award

We Chose the Milky Way (Eva Marie Rødbro)

 

Gil Omenn Art & Science Award

Prima Materia (Charlotte Pryce)

 

The Eileen Maitland Award

Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves (Ralitsa Doncheva)

 

Overture/Wazoo Award for Best Music Video

“Beasts in the Garden” by Spires that in the Sunset Rise (Lori Felker)

 

PROCAM Best Regional Filmmaker Award 


Our Last Hurrah (Terri Sarris)

How to Rust (Julia Yezbick)

 

JURY AWARDS:

Two Clothespins in an Envelope (Susanna Wallin)

Vivir Para Vivir / Live to Live (Laida Lertxundi)

Blue and Red (Zhou Tao)

Summer 1975 (Wrik Mead)

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