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The 61st AAFF Award Winners



The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce this year’s award-winning films selected by jurors Amir George, Christine Panushka, and Koyo Yamashita. Read more about the 61st AAFF Jurors here.

The 61st AAFF Online Festival continues until March 29th, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. An award from the AAFF confers prestige and financial support; it can also qualify filmmakers for an Oscar® nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film category. Qualifying awards are the Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival, the Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, and the Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film. Read more about our Awards here. Watch the programs online: Awards 1 | Stream Online until March 29th at 11:59pm ET Awards 2 | Stream Online until March 29th at 11:59pm ET


The Award Winners for the 61st AAFF:


Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival

Neighbour Abdi, Douwe Dijkstra


Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film

Half Wet, Carlos Irijalba


Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker

Fleshwork, Lydia Cornett


Kodak Cinematic Vision Award

Max and the Freaks, Nathan Clement


Susan Dise Best Experimental Film

Eclipsis, Tania Hernández Velasco


Best Documentary Film

Adieu Sauvage, Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento


The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for an Emerging Experimental Video Artist

Against Reality, Olivia Peace


Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film

Arrest in Flight, Adrian Flury


Gil Omenn Art & Science Award

2cent / 10coil, Monteith McCollum


Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film

Diomysus, Emily Elizabeth Morus-Jones


The Terri Schwartz Film Award for Parody and Satire

Gold and Mud, Conor Dooley


The Eileen Maitland Award

The Sea is Also Yours, Michelle Coelho


George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award

Beautiful figures, Soetkin Verstegen


CameraMall Best Michigan Filmmaker Award

Three Short Shorts, Peter Sparling


Lawther/Graff No Violence Award

Language Unknown, Janelle VanderKelen


Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award


Best Experimental Animation Award

Of Wood, Owen Klatte


Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design


Martin Contreras and Keith Orr \aut\ FILM Award for Best LGBTQ Film


The No. 1 African Film Award

Mangrove School, Filipa César & Sónia Vaz Borges


Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film

Parasite Family, Prapat Jiwarangsan


The Terri Schwartz Asian Film Award

Conversation with a Koel Bird, Yuan Li Elizabeth Xu


UMCU Audience Award

Daron, Daron Colbert, Kevin Edward Steen


Award for Best Music Video

Ganbatene, Yi-Yu Tsai


Juror Award 1 / Best Analog Film

recortes, Kimberly Forero-Arnías


Juror Award 2

Deep 1, Philip Hoffman


Juror Award 3

Syzygy, Joanna McNamara


Juror Award 4

giroscopio, John Muse & Brendamaris Rodriguez


Juror Award 5


Juror Award 6

In Passing, Anna Johnson



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